Hello and thanks for stopping by! My name is Suzanne Pressman and I have been living and breathing photography since getting my first film camera back in the 90s! It has been a dream to have turned my favorite hobby into a full-time photography career. I love nothing more than tuning into the moment and creating images that are real and alive.
Since I could hold a pencil I have been making art to document and share the world around me. I fell head over heels for photography the moment I developed my first print made from a pinhole camera in my middle school photography class. I was obsessed and stayed after school as much as possible and lived in the darkroom. My camera went everywhere I went.
I graduated from Florida State University with a B.F.A. in Studio Art in 2005. I interned with Glamour Magazine in NYC as a photographer’s assistant for the popular street photography monthly feature called “Fashion Do’s and Don’ts.” After college, it was hard to hack it as an artist so I worked odd jobs such as selling photography at a memorabilia photo gallery and then as a Project Manager for a National Magazine in Florida.
Feeling frustrated at not living up to my creative potential, I moved to Austin in 2007 to study Graphic Design at ACC (after years of avoiding technology). It hadn’t yet dawned on me to become a photographer. That seemed too competitive even though people told me I needed to be a photographer most of my life.
I worked as a designer for a short time giving me great perspective for designing images for my commercial clients. Shortly after getting my first digital camera, I started working for an antique jewelry company and as much as I enjoyed being a technical photographer, I craved working with people and I knew it was time to do my own thing so I took the plunge, and became my own boss with a camera in hand. I am so humbled to be able to do photography for a living. I genuinely love what I do.
Thanks for getting this far. I know that was an earful, but photography is so personal and I’m sure it’s helpful to get to know who might be behind the camera to document your most important life moments. I’d love to hear all about you. If my images resonate with you, please get in touch anytime to get the dialogue started! I can’t wait to hear your story!