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!
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.
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.
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.
A: I have been photographing professionally since 2006.
A: Yes. Travel fees may occur, just ask!
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…
A: Our average turnaround time for images is approx 1-2 weeks for engagement/portrait sessions and 2-3 weeks for weddings.
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.
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.)
A: 8-12 months prior to your date is suggested.
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.
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.
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.
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.