I'm Susanna, and I think we're going to be friends.
I'm here for the raw, real, and candid moments; the in-between moments, and nostalgic moments. 
I'm obsessed with artful storytelling and human connection, vs. over-posed and stiff photos. 

Aside from photography, I also work in Emergency Medicine as an AEMT (Advanced EMT) - which ironically is how my husband and I met! I'm also a wannabe CrossFitter, but due to my lifelong addiction to tacos and marg's, 6 pack abs are not on the horizon for yours truly.

On our days off my husband and I enjoy exploring, fishing, watching Netflix, and playing with our pupper, Captain (he's the cutest, you'll see his face a lot around here ;)  Texas Roadhouse is our go-to date night destination, and when we can - hockey games! 

Hey guys!

My journey in photography started 12 or so years ago when I was dubbed "the photographer" out of a group of 10 on my first mission trip to Haiti. I was given an old Canon Rebel and was told "take pictures!" And take pictures I did. 

Fast forward a year later, I bought that Rebel from my church and started shooting friends, family, seniors - anything, really.
I didn't know how to shoot in manual, but I loved the creative outlet and continued shooting. 
Fast forward again to 2017, I was planning my own wedding, going to college full time, working overtime on the ambulance while barely making ends meet. 

My lightbulb moment came after my husband and I got married.
Why was I not doing what I loved, being creative, to pay the bills?
I'm so happy to say that I am currently living my dream documenting unique love stories all around the world.
 It just doesn't get better than this. 

I'm so glad you're here! 

my lil fam 

- mari 

"We would hire her all over again!
Susanna was an absolute joy to work with from beginning to end. Like so many, 2020 sabotaged our original wedding plans. Despite the challenges, Susanna was unwavering in her support of us and didn’t complain once about what felt like never-ending changes. Her flexibility meant the world to us leading up to the wedding. Then the wedding day came and Susanna once again blew us away with her greatness! She has such a calming presence and even my family remarked how sweet she was. She has the unique ability to command a room when needed (group photos) but otherwise is great at being in the background and letting natural shots unfold. We can’t stop looking at our beautiful photos, we are going to cherish them for a lifetime."

love note

1) I love sun flares and good belly laughs - the kind that makes you pee a little.

2) I love blaring my tunes in the car, the first sip of over-doctored coffee, and extra butter on my popcorn.

3) I love the messy, muddy, authentic parts of your love story. The parts where nothing else matters but each other. 

4) I love the happy tears, big sighs of relief, and joy that comes with being with the ones you love. 

A little more about me

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those are the moments I'm here for 

It's me