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I capture the unspoken — the glances, the silences — drawing from New York's pulse and the richness of global cultures. Every wedding is its own intricate narrative. Rooted in theatre and life's everyday rhythms, I document moments both transient and timeless. 

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Resources for Photographers

One of my biggest passions is helping photographers.  Whether recommending my favorite lens or sharing a beloved piece of software, I love telling others about the things that make me happy and help my business. That’s why I put together an entire page on my website dedicated to resources for photographers.

So, what kind of resources will you find there?

Susan Stripling wedding photography gear list

My wedding photography gear list

One of my biggest questions is what gear do you take to weddings? I put together a comprehensive list of the camera bodies, lenses, and lighting equipment that I adore, which begins the resources for photographers page.  Over time, I will keep it updated with current gear so you can always find what I’m using and shop for that list!  Each item links directly to Adorama’s website for the specific piece of gear.

Susan Stripling photography Canon gear list

My favorite AI photo editor for wedding photographers

Next up is a link to my Talent profile with Imagen.

Imagen has, quite simply, changed my life.  It makes the tedious process of working on RAW files an actual dream.  If you’ve been on the fence about AI editing and worried it won’t be up to your standards, I highly encourage you to try Imagen.  Running my RAW files through Imagen frees me up to have more time to do more in-depth retouching or edits after the fact, to spend more time on customer care, and to run a more efficient business.

Susan Stripling presets and editing profile

Tools of the trade for wedding photographers

I love it when I learn about something new for my business.  I’m always searching for things that make my workflows easier, streamline my customer service, and help me free up time to be more present for my clients.  The next part of my photographer resources page is dedicated to the tools that help me run my business, all from companies I adore, know well, and trust.

This section will introduce you to my favorite vendors, from the best way to create reels on Instagram to the most fantastic studio management software ever (and so much more). I hope that some of them might become your favorites, too!

Susan Stripling recommended gear list

Browse my Amazon storefront

Are you looking for a great portable phone charger? Do you need some suggestions for travel packing? Are you looking for some great earplugs for those loud receptions? Look no further than my Amazon storefront.

I’ve used this storefront to collect all my favorite things, from technology to books, to share with you. It’s a delightfully random list of items, from personal to business, and I hope you’ll find something you love in there.

Susan Stripling Amazon shop for photographers

Additional favorite things

The final section of my resources for photographers page is a curated list of my favorite things that have yet to be mentioned!  From a rolling laptop desk to my favorite light-leaking plastic camera, it’s a random assortment of things I find fun and useful for my business and life.

Resources for wedding photographers that aren't just gear

In conclusion…

Photography is a wild ride as a career.  There are many things to consider on the business side, from companies to work with, presets to buy, ways to structure your business, and, oh yes, what gear you should get?  I hope some of the things you’ve seen here will help make that journey a little easier.  If you have any questions about my resources for photographers page, please reach out – I’m always here to help!



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