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You believe in your story. I surrender to it. Capture it. And hand it back to you in a way you can remember forever.

You're about to embark on the most wonderful of adventures. Because you're here that tells me you value epic, mind-blowing photography. Well done!

I'm fortunate, and sometimes I have to pinch myself when I think about how much I love what I do. I illustrate every story you trust me with.

Incredible photographs result from a trusted relationship between us. This comes from a friendship, and from time invested in getting to know you, and why you have chosen the different elements that will make up your wedding day. Think of me as a visual biographer of sorts, a narrator, telling your story through the images of your day.

I want you to be blown away by how beautiful you really are, by how beautiful I see you to be.

Lets get started!

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YOU MATTER.

It’s in our nature to be connected to one and other. And there’s nothing better than belonging to a tribe. As part of the STP (Susanna Tanner Photography) family you’re recognized as a significant and valuable.

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Being part of the STP family means giving back. And when you book your wedding, 5% of your booking price is automatically contributed to Girls, Inc. an organization that offer girls (ages 6-18) life-changing programs and experiences that help them navigate gender, economic, and social barriers.

What I love about this organization is how it empowers young girls with programs that support their academics; teaches them how to lead healthy and physically active lives, manage money, navigate media messages; and to discover an interest in science, technology, engineering and math. It’s supporting the next generation of women who will be leading our communities.

LET’S GET TO KNOW EACH OTHER

 First we:

  1. Sit and get to know each other. Your favorite place, or mine. Starbucks? Lattes on me. This isn’t a job interview so you can relax. I want to get to know your silliness, your dreams and hear all about your love. The only way we really allow ourselves to be seen is to feel connected and trusting. Let’s hang out for a little while and be friends.
  2. We talk, Facebook, text, visit each other’s Pinterest pages, check out Instagram feeds. I know, it sounds like a bunch of social media malarkey but it’s a great way for us to further our friendship. The story grows. Your story. The one that started long before dreams of vineyard ceremonies, starry nights, big churches, and being surrounded by the ones who love you the most.
  3. I visualize your day. Swirl it around in my mind. I combine both of our visions into a game plan for the day. We talk over timelines and develop a wedding day plan that allows you to relax and relish in an incredible day.

OTHER QUESTIONS?

Shooting and editing style?

My shooting and editing style is simplistic, truthful, artistic and modern. I love both the genuine feel of a candid moment and the dramatic effect of a stylized one. I don’t like to pose people but instead encourage them to be themselves, offering some “coaching” along the way.


How long have you been photographing weddings?

A: I have been photographing professionally since 2006.


Do you travel?

A: Yes. Travel fees may occur, just ask!


How many photos can I expect from my wedding day?

A: That number is just as individual as couples themselves. On average you’ll receive anywhere between 600-1000 images, depending on the length of your day, if you choose to do a “first look”, size of your wedding party, location, etc…


How long will it be before we can see our photos?

A: Our average turnaround time for images is approx 1-2 weeks for engagement/portrait sessions and 2-3 weeks for weddings.


Should we consider a “First Look”?

A: Absolutely! There are numerous reasons to do a “First Look” but the biggest reasons are being able to share your first moment together in a private setting, being able to spend more time with me, your photographer, and a direct result of taking photographs beforehand is being able to enjoy cocktail hour with your wedding guests.


I am interested in booking with you, where do I go from here?

A: Click on the CONTACT section on the site and fill your information out accordingly. We’ll set up a time to talk about your wedding day, dreams, how you met (oh yeah, and some of the business details.)


How far in advance should I book?

A: 8-12 months prior to your date is suggested.


Do you use professional equipment and are you insured?

A: Yes to both questions. I’m equipped with all the latest equipment and technology. I bring back up equipment and plenty of batteries and memory cards. I also carry liability insurance, which some venues require.


Why do you require a retainer fee to hold the date?

A: Many people book weddings far in advance. In order for me to guarantee that I can block that day off for you, I require a deposit and we sign a contract legally binding me to you and your date. The retainer is not an additional fee on top of the collection prince, it’s simply a percentage of the balance that would be due for my services anyway, typically 30% of the selected collection.

For portrait sessions, I require a 50% deposit of your session price to secure the day and time for your shoot.


Can we book both an engagement session and a wedding with you?

A: Yes. In fact, most of my wedding collections include both. You’re in love. Maybe you can’t verbalize exactly what makes the two of you special, but when you’re given time and space to be natural, your images will show real emotion– the kind you can feel. An engagement photo shoot consists of a planned date of sorts. It’s casual. It’s an adventure, exploring the places that most fit your style. Maybe it’s having a picnic in a field at sunset, riding bikes, canoeing the river, eating ice cream or going to the movies. We’ll talk through wardrobe ideas, props if necessary, and even the possibility of incorporating your dog if you have one. Engagement photos are a great way to warm up to the wedding day photography.


Do you offer artistic wedding albums?

A: Having great photographs of your wedding is monumentally important. The design of the pages will make your photographs exceptional. We’ll collaborate together to determine the best images that tell your story, creating an heirloom piece to pass down for generations to come. Your can choose a cover that is either leather, silk, or image wrapped. Color swatches will help you further display your unique style on the cover. You also determine the size and number of pages. After that, I’ll take care of everything else.

Albums are included with some of the wedding collections and also offered a la carte. Parent albums are available as well.

Where can I reach you if my question was not answered here?

A: Here, facebook, or twitter. You’ll find sneak peek images from my most recent weddings. Become a fan!

Raves

  • Susanna tries to understand her clients’ preferences and then uses that understanding to create images that surpass her clients’ expectations. She guides you using her professional eye, so that you end up with images that ...Read More
  • A personal recommendation, the work I had seen, and the experience, quality, and ease of the entire process, from consultation to designing our wedding album afterward were just a few of the reasons we hired ...Read More
  • Creative, thoughtful, and professional—I could not be happier with my experience working with Susanna as she captured such a wonderful day for my husband Jon and me.Susanna was a great combo of professional and creative, ...Read More
  • After getting engaged, the first thing I knew I wanted to check off my list was to book Susanna Tanner as our photographer….and I am so glad I did! I had been a bridesmaid in ...Read More
  • Bold, beautiful, graceful, elegant, gorgeous, stunning, magnificent and lovely” are only a few of the adjectives we’ve heard used to describe the images captured by Susanna Tanner on the most special day of our lives ...Read More
  • I have known Susanna for about four years and when my husband and I first got engaged I knew she was the one that I wanted to capture our day. I was was so happy ...Read More
  • Susanna is an amazing photographer that started out with taking our engagement photos, ultimately becoming a photographer we call “ours.” I recommend her to everyone I know because I know she will deliver the exceptional ...Read More
  • Planning our big day was absolutely stressful. Trying to decide a photographer was difficult because of how many options are out there. I found Susanna online and from the moment we met her until the ...Read More
  • We randomly came across Susanna on theKnot.com about a year ago when we started planning. I gave her a call and things just clicked. She had such great visions of shots for our wedding and ...Read More
  • Susanna was absolutely perfect for taking our engagement, wedding, and wedding celebration pictures! She is a seasoned photographer that helped us realize what moments we wanted captured. When we first met with Susanna we didn’t know ...Read More

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