Susan Stripling Photography
Every wedding has its’ own details. From custom engraved mason jars to monogrammed clothes hangers, I’ve seen everything and then some! I love that there are so many different ways to create meaningful details for your wedding day, and I love seeing how my clients choose to decorate their events. At this 2014 Oheka Castle Indian wedding the bride and groom gave tiny copies of the Bhagavad Gita to the members of their bridal party. The Bhagavad Gita is sacred Hindu text, a 700-verse message translated as the "Song of God." What a lovely, meaningful gift, don’t you think? The books were delicate and small. I decided to take one and use it to make a portrait of the bride’s engagement ring. I love marrying the engagement ring with the sacred text. I think that the end result was not only beautiful but holds meaning to the clients as well. I placed the ring and book in the beautiful light coming in through the windows of the Oheka Castle bridal suite. I love the light and how it helps add dimension to the photograph. The Nikon 105mm macro is such a tremendous lens, helping me create an image with great sharpness and clarity.

Location: 135 Westgate Dr, Huntington, NY 11743.

Keywords: Indian (42), Oheka Castle (48), rings (3). 1/160; f/13.0; ISO 2000; 105.0 mm.