Caution: I'm not for everyone 🤣

Who am I?

Oh Lord, I'm a hot mess!! (Just ask anyone)... I'm also a self proclaimed Queenager: Senior Teenager - I refuse to grow up. Sorry, not sorry.

As of August 2022, I'm back in Virginia! I'm originally from Fairfax and Fauquier Counties; but after 24+ years in the Rowan County, Salisbury, NC area, I'm back HOME. 

I'm now in Culpeper County and look forward to getting to know the area again and capturing many wonderful memories! With my recent move back, this is my FRESH START & NEW BEGINNING. I have made the exciting decision to become my own boss and pursue my passion for photography FULL-TIME. I really love what I do and I am so blessed and thankful for each and every one of my clients - which have now turned into friends and family.  This will take time and I will need patience for all the lessons I will learn from all the mistakes I'm sure I'll make. Self Care, Grace and did I mention Patience, I will need them all and to also remind myself that I am no longer a spring chicken.

For the past 20+ years, you would have found me in the Corporate World ... I have been all types of Analyst's; from Sales, Operations, Category to IT Business and worked in Corporate Retail Management. I'm using this new move as a perfect opportunity to make my future what "I" want it to be. Don't get me wrong, it's scary as hell, but I'm up for the task and looking forward to getting to know everyone.

If 2020 & 2021 taught ME anything; it's to ENJOY LIFE to the FULLEST; and only with those that DARE to live it with me. Hold on and watch out - it's gonna be so much fun!

The "T" on Susan

Wow, are you still reading?

Yay! I'm pretty fun and maybe a "little" crazy (the good kind)... 

  • I'm not shy and have no filter (oops)
  • I am a Founding Member of the Potty Mouth Momma's
  • Have been told I'm loud and crazy (multiple times)
  • Music Lover - I'm THAT girl that knows all the words
  • Oh, and I may break out dancing, too
  • I love going to the dentist, weird right?
  • Huge Sports Fan
  • Love the Beach, hate the sand
  • Stand-Up Paddleboarding (SUP) is my new hobby
  • Coffee addict (Dunkin' over Starbucks)
  • Dog hair? Oh yeah, I'll have some for sure.
  • We have 2 fur-babies:
  • Keira is a Husky/Shepard mix (Blonde with Blue Eyes).
  • Otis is a Shitzu/Maltese mix (white and cuddly)
  • HUGE animal lover and if I could have ANY Super Power; I want to be able to communicate with all Animals.
  • You can find me supporting a local winery or brewery
  • I used to be a natural Blonde, but these days, the strands of glitter are now my natural highlight, glitter is my favorite color
  • I'm blessed to still have my BFFs from High School.
  • We are SASS:
  • (S) Susan (me duh)
  • (A) Angie
  • (S) Stephanie &
  • (S) Stacey

My greatest joy in life calls me MOM; Liv is my beautiful and sassy daughter. You see, she was my muse. Back in the day when I was still shooting with my Canon 35 mm Film Camera. I took candid shots and displayed them on my desk and everyone at work then asked me to capture their families and it's evolved from there. I purchased my domain in 2007...

I have worked with and mentored under some of the absolute best Photographers in the country. I'm always learning new skills and that is something that with all the technology; it's important to always push yourself.

I have always and will continue to also support all other Photographers. I love to see young kids with cameras and the excitement when they get "the" shot. We need to support one another and build each other up.

Thank you for considering Outgoing Portraits to capture your most precious life moments. I am excited for the opportunity to have you not just as a client - but as a friend. I invite you to browse through my galleries to take a look at my previous work and all the fun we have.

Susan xoxo

p.s. if you see me, please say hello and introduce yourself, I'll be the one in a visor with the camera. hehe