My Favorite Things
  • Small intimate weddings since they allow me to slow down and get the most gorgeous images
  • Street Portraits and storytelling. Check out my passion project “Deep in The Hearts of Austin” @deepatx
  • Lifestyle Photography – real moments and stellar product shots for great brands
  • People who tell me they’re not photogenic, so I can prove them wrong
  • All my clients! I am so grateful to be chosen by them and have become part of so many families.
  • Yoga! I’m a pretty devout yogi and practice before every shoot so I guarantee to be calming and zen
  • Being outside. I go camping at every chance and can never get enough sunshine, fresh air, and nature
  • Surfing! I grew up in Florida and Costa Rica is my favorite place in the world
  • Fuji and Nikon cameras and all the bells and whistles! I am a gear nerd.
  • Art, all art. Can you imagine the world without it? It’s my favorite form of history.
  • #1 is definitely my dog and best friend, Lilli. She is a beagle/dachshund mutt and is a total love muffin and adventurer. You will get snuggled by her if you come to my home studio for a consultation.

 

I used to think that I could only be one kind of photographer like a  “wedding photographer” or a “commercial photographer” but to be completely honest, I just love working with people in every setting and making meaningful images that tell a story. I love light and most importantly I love clicking with people and photographing them in the most authentic way possible. Whether it’s a corporate headshot or a groom seeing his bride for the first time, it’s all amazing and I love being ready to capture that “decisive moment” that makes great photography come to life. I love catering my style to your needs and creating photos you cherish.

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!

suzanne@pressmanstudio.com