I guess becoming fearless came before I even became a photographer. I went to college and graduate school in the medical sciences and worked in medicine for 10 years before I took a class on film photography by chance. What came after that one semester was a whirlwind; I quit my job and became a photographer with little more than a camera and a lot to prove.  
 
What drives my interest in photography is finding genuine emotion- all of it- the ecstasy, the loneliness, the apprehension, the silliness, the nameless surge of feelings that well up in your chest when you look at a scene. It is not so unlike the experience of working in the emergency room or in transplant, both of which I had. 
 
I travel widely and specialize in two genres- classical music performance and wedding photography. I am forever exploring, forever searching for the next moment.

Where are you located? Do you charge a travel fee for weddings not in your location?

I’m in CT but travel widely with my husband who is a musician about 100-150 days of the year.

How long have you been in business? How many weddings have you photographed as the main photographer?

I began my business in 2022, but have also been working with a destination wedding studio since 2018. I have photographed a few dozen as the main photographer.

Describe your "style" of wedding photography.

My style is vivid with true-to-life colors. I would say that I mostly document what I see in a journalistic way and will direct posing for formal portraits. For candids, I take a lot of inspiration from street photography, where I watch a scene unfold and anticipate when people will come together for amazing reactions.

Is there anything else you'd like to share about yourself?

I’m very easy-going and adaptably outgoing or inobstrusive depending on the situation. I am used to photographing with a completely silent shutter from my experience as a classical music photographer.  
 
In my spare time, I love to play in chamber music groups and freelance as a violinist in local groups.

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6 Recommendations

We can not recommend Sue enough. We had a small intimate wedding and Sue basically fit in with the family which was great. Prior to the wedding I had some specific photos I wanted and she nailed it. Lastly, She got us our pictures in less than 2 weeks which was a lovely touch
MEGAN + BRENDAN
I dabble quite a bit in photography myself (it's not a job, but a side hustle, for sure), I am very picky when it comes to photographers. Sue was the obvious choice for my wedding. Her style is so wonderfully refined and polished (but not overly so—), and I am over the moon about how the photographs turned out from our New York elopement. The pictures are so iconic—forever grateful. (And how can I not give an extra, 6th star on this review?!)—seriously—she goes the extra mile. Cannot recommend her more highly—!!!!
WHITNEY + BENNETT
I’ve had the pleasure of seeing Sue’s passion for photography blossom into an endeavor that has taken her around the world and brought endless joy to so many people. Sue is an artist of the highest caliber with a keen eye for detail. Unique and highly creative, her work is never cookie-cutter! She is always striving to take her skills to the next level and it’s clear in every single gallery. Sue’s work has been featured on the covers of many famous publications and yet she’s still remarkably humble and down to earth. Though her business is new to Connecticut, she has been working as a Read More photographer for many years. Sue has done multiple photo shoots for my company as well as for my friends and colleagues’ companies. I genuinely admire her work and especially love how she is able to capture touching, precious moments that would normally fly by in an instant. Stylistically, you’ll see that she portrays deep, natural colors as well as light and airy ones, because she takes inspiration from the moment with respect to lighting and the couple’s own style. It’s marvelous! Sue respects that each person being photographed is truly unique and captures their beauty. She cares deeply about her clients and knows exactly how to bring their vision to life. Her excitement for each new opportunity is heart warming and she’s a delight to be around. Better still, Sue turns around a full gallery in the blink of an eye. She’s so invigorated by each photo shoot that she can’t help but start editing right away! I highly recommend Sue Takes Photos!
ARIANA + ROB
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