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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.

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Richmond, IN Pet Shoot: Update on Callie

by June 4th, 2012 No Comments »

If you know me very well, you know I am TOTALLY in love with our new dog. Yea, admittedly we got her “for the kids” but she stole my heart. She had no idea she was going to be the next top dog model. Wink. Truthfully, the only reason she was looking at me intently at all was because of the piece of hot dog sitting on top of my camera.

Happy Monday everyone!


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Meet Callie:Lifestyle, Pet Photography

by March 13th, 2012 No Comments »

The last three weeks have been a whirlwind. It’s funny how we’re given what we need WHEN we need it. Meet Callie.

Our family has been going through some difficult transitions; an aging father/grandfather, nursing home decisions to be made, and the awareness that our family dynamics are ever changing. To say the least, there have been some pretty stressful and tearful days. We needed, without my even realizing it, a nugget of hope and new energy.

Callie is a ten month old spunky, energetic, sensitive, loveable, tail-wagging new member of our clan. She mournfully watches out the door as the girls leave for school in the morning and enthusiastically greets all of us as we filter in from school, work, and running errands.

The timing of Callie’s arrival has been uncanny. From the day we decided to fill out the rescue paperwork (what are the chances there would be a dog under the age of one (1) to adopt relatively soon?), to when we received the phone call from Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier Club Association rescue coordinator (the day Dad was admitted to the hospital), I realized Callie’s arrival in our lives has been part of a larger picture. We’ve needed her just as much as she needed us.

Callie has finally found her forever home, it just had to be when the time was right.


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Susanna Tanner Photography: A Time for Tears

by April 7th, 2011 3 Comments »

She came to us quiet and unassuming. Her wavy blond hair was soft to the touch. Her brown eyes piercing. Her presence dignified but easygoing. She asked for nothing but to be loved. Not that she wasn’t loved before –that’s just how she was. She demanded nothing from you but to be touched; maybe a hug or your hand resting on her head.  And — of course a big bowl of food two times a day. That’s just how she was.

She came to us when she was almost six. We were to be her “retirement” home. She’s the only dog my kids remember. She helped my youngest get over her fright of big animals. She was a living pillow for their friends. She let the 4th grade class chinchilla walk on her back. She will forever be their childhood dog.

Yesterday I took her for one last walk, just she and I. It was our time to say a private good-bye. It was a sunny day, blue skies, and the spring winds were blowing her ears a bit. She stopped to take note of various scents. This time — on this walk — I stopped too. She walked carefully, slowly, as if each step caused discomfort around the area of her tumor. This time — on this walk — I slowed my steps instead of hurrying our usual walk, and followed her lead, smelling the various scents the spring winds blew in.

The rest is mere formality with a sense of humaneness. Even if you haven’t personally experienced it, you, my friends, know our story.


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