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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!

+ you are beautiful

About Susanna Tanner Wedding Photography

As an established wedding photographer and art director, my goal is to create fresh, soulful images for my clients. Extensive advertising and publication design experience has helped me to skillfully apply my art expertise to my shooting style, providing exquisite photography for every client that I partner with. It’s a personal alchemy—equal parts photojournalism, motion, contrast, light, and a balance of simplicity and depth—that makes my images art.

My odyssey started with a squirt gun masquerading as a camera. I was a silly third grader running around the hotel pool asking unsuspecting vacationers if I could take their photograph. My enthusiasm for capturing the moments of life hasn’t diminished, although my tools are now more professional and my clients stay dry.

When we work together, you can expect to find a thoughtful partner in telling your story. Attention to detail, willingness to find the beautiful or quirky in the common, and the drive to push each photo until it is closer to perfect, will ensure your life moment is captured permanently in images that will last for generations.

**When you work on a project you tend to learn a lot about yourself. In the process of redesigning my website, and needing a photo shoot of my own, I was reminded how much I really don’t enjoy being in front of the camera. Maybe that makes me more empathetic to people who don’t necessarily enjoy having the spotlight on themselves? I know it makes me strive harder to ensure they reflect back on our photo shoot thinking to themselves, “You know, that really was kind of fun!”  After all, at the end of the day it’s not just about the images themselves, but what kind of EXPERIENCE you had making them.

The images above were taken by my friend Becky, undoubtedly an artist in her own right, and I have to say we had a blast just goofing around that day. I hope my clients walk away with the same feeling.

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

Recent Instagram Photos

  • It's engagement season, and serious couples have proposals on the brain!  Treat the holidays as inspiration for your proposal, not a theme. A proposal with a champagne toast at midnight on New Year's Eve? Great idea! A rented Santa suit? Not so much. But more than anything consider if he/she will prefer a private proposal or one surrounded by family and friends around the Christmas tree.  Enjoy the season lovebirds! #stylemepretty #indianapolisweddingphotography #Photo
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  • Thankfulness for the amazing clients, friends and family the universe has brought to me. "Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. It turns problems into gifts, failures into successes, the
unexpected into perfect timing, and mistakes into important events. It can turn an existence into a real life, and disconnected situations
into important and beneficial lessons. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow." • Melody Beattie •

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  • “I am truly lucky to call him my husband. I love how proud he is of our family and how is he teaching our boys to grow up to be little gentlemen and showing my daughter Kendyl how she deserves to be treated.  He has the biggest heart. He’s there for anyone at anytime. He is not afraid to give a spontaneous hug, kiss, wink or grab my hand while walking through a store. He always opens the door for Kendyl and I, and he is constantly complimenting me. He treats me better than I ever thought possible.” Read more about Harry and Shana’s love story on the blog! Link in bio. #stylemepretty #indianapolisweddingphotography #Photo #portrait 
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  • Matt and his Dad started throwing tomahawks this spring with friends and family. The hawks he throws are hand-forged by an artisan from Oxford Ohio (beaverbill.com) who does turn-of-the-century forging and tooling. The goal of tomahawk throwing is purely recreational. The tomahawks are thrown toward the target which is a section of tree trunk or planks of soft wood. Some people participate in competitions and in this case the hawks have to complete one 360 degree rotation before hitting the intended target. 
Matt’s plans after graduation from RHS include attending college to pursue a degree in engineering, possibly architectural engineering.

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  • A favorite from Harry + Shana's wooded engagement session. See more on the blog. Link in bio!  #stylemepretty #photography #Photo
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  • What seems more and more clear to me is that we are all in a state of rising and falling. Some of it is beautiful and some of it can be a brutal truth revelation. One goes with the other. Yin and Yang.  Just don't forget to rise. #motivation #thoughts #ramblings