the bustling preparations that come with significant events,
in the midst of life's most fleeting moments and
You want the whispers, the soft laughter, and the poignant glances captured in a frame.
I get it. I’m here to be that anchor for you. Through my lens, I’ll preserve those intangible emotions and stories, offering you a keepsake that doesn’t just document, but truly speaks of your journey. Trust in me to recognize and immortalize the details you cherish most, from the weird to the wonderful to the downright hilarious.
You're enlisting a storyteller keenly attuned to life's rich tapestry. As an inclusive NYC wedding photographer, I pride myself on crafting images that encapsulate genuine moments, resonating with authenticity. Every person, every story, is welcomed here. Embracing inclusivity at my core, I ensure that every photograph is a testament to your unique journey, a reflection of the love and connection we all share.
01 / 04
She is one of the most talented, amazing, and professional photographers we have ever come across. After we shared her blog post of our wedding showing a preview of the photographs, everyone commented with the same response: "Those are the best wedding pictures I have ever seen".
In a market flooded with wedding "photographers" Susan stands out far above the rest. She exceeded our expectations and captured the emotion of the day perfectly. Her usage of lighting and her composure of the images are incredible. If you are looking for a wedding photographer, stop, and hire Susan. You won't regret it.
“If we could give susan stripling 10 stars we would say that isn't enough.”
Giandos on the Water, Brooklyn, New York
02 / 04
- erika and ryan
After reviewing what seems like thousands of portfolios of work from other photographers, we can truly say that Susan's shot composition and overall aesthetic are unrivaled. Susan possesses this innate ability to identify pockets of light that make for dynamic and dramatic images without a heavy handed edit. Each shot in our respective collections feel truly unique as Susan plays with depth, focus and changes lenses and cameras frequently in order to create pictures that are one-of-a-kind, even if they're shot against the same backdrop.
Beyond her artistic ability (her pictures speak for themselves) Susan achieves the perfect balance of charming and professional! Our rapport grew during each of our shoots and she made us both feel so at ease, that getting organic looking pictures was a breeze.
“Susan Stripling is an absolutely essential hire for you and your partner.”
Brooklyn botanic garden, brooklyn, New york
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- Michelle and Andy
As creatives ourselves, we wanted a photographer who did more than just capture our wedding; she made ART that is timeless and unforgettable.
But don’t be intimidated, she’s one of the most down-to-earth, easygoing, and delightful people I’ve ever met. We had so much fun with her and were honored to have her as our photographer.
“We love susan's style: dramatic, ephemeral, and so playful.”
George Peabody Library Baltimore, MD
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I'm notoriously long winded so will try and be as brief as possible. Susan is awesome; her assistant is awesome; even her dog is awesome! She was easy to work with, professional, and creative. We felt like celebrities doing a photo shoot during our first look around Philly! The photographs Susan took are beautiful, we love them and we've received so many compliments on them.
Many of our guests and friends are now following Susan on Instagram--I recommend to anyone reading this to spend two minutes right now and check out her gorgeous photos of the Hamilton cast and you'll see for yourself that the 5 stars are well deserved. The value we received for the price we paid was well worth it. If only Susan was there to capture all of life's big moments! I would highly recommend Susan to any couple looking for a wedding photographer.
“There isn't enough space for me to express my gratitude to Susan for shooting our June 4th wedding at XIX in Philly.”
Park Hyatt at the Bellevue, Philadelphia
Every wedding is its own intricate narrative. Rooted in theatre and life's everyday rhythms, I document moments both transient and timeless
I am more than just a photographer; I am a storyteller, an artist, and a curator of moments. My journey and passion go beyond the lens, revealing a deeper narrative. Dive into my world and discover more below.
I capture the unspoken — the glances, the silences — drawing from New York's pulse and the richness of global cultures.