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've found my way back to Virginia, my original stomping grounds. After spending over two decades in the Rowan County, Salisbury, NC area, I'm back HOME, nestled in Culpeper County. I'm excited to reacquaint myself with the area and capture countless memories along the way. This marks my fresh start and new beginning.

Though I had initially set out to become my own boss and pursue photography full-time, circumstances led me down a different path. But hey, life's all about adapting, right? I'm ready to tackle this new adventure head-on. I am also the Project Coordinator for the amazing Golden Rule Builders. It's a perfect fit for me, considering my background and personality, particularly in the realm of construction.

If the rollercoaster ride of 2020 and 2021 taught me anything, it's the importance of savoring every moment and surrounding myself only with those who are equally daring to live life to the fullest, and appreciate all the wonderful things in this life, with lots of Faith, Hope & Laughter (lots of that).

So, buckle up and join me on this wild journey – it's bound to be one heck of a ride!

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)
  • 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
  • Love to go Stand-Up Paddle boarding
  • Coffee addict
  • Dog hair? Oh yeah, I'll have some for sure...
  • 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