Lifestyle Photography in Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Scranton, Harrisburg, Allentown, Lancaster County, Erie, Reading
Need a little help in finding your Pennsylvania lifestyle photographer? Looking to capture your loved ones in easy and natural family portraits? We can help! When you hire one of our top lifestyle photographers to do your next teen, family, couple, or maternity portrait session, the photographs you will receive will be exceptional and incomparable.
Located in the Mid-Atlantic Region, Pennsylvania is known as the Quaker State and the Keystone State, providing a variety of cultural and visual backgrounds for your family pictures. You will find family photography backdrop options in a mass variety in this state; from the urban life of cities of Pittsburgh and Philadelphia to the small town countryside, to the wilds of the Allegheny Plateau. In the Philadelphia, your family will be surrounded by American historical attractions. This history is further shown in Dutch Country, where the Amish and Mennonite to this day maintain their simple livelihood. The mountains of Pennsylvania are numerous and will create a beautiful scene for your family photography, including the Appalachian and Pocono mountain ranges. Your family photographer will have multiple opportunities to shoot eye catching family pictures along these regions. Included in the beautiful panorama of Pennsylvania is Lake Erie, which sits on the northwest edge of the state and stands to make your lifestyle family photography captivating.
The Lifestyle Photographers Association of Pennsylvania:
Map of Lifestyle Photographers Serving Pennsylvania
9 Available Lifestyle Photographers...
I've contemplated long and hard every single day since I've picked up a camera about why I do what I do and what motivates me. I think about what it means to me and about what it means to other people. There are a few reasons, some have changed, some haven't. The few that drives them all are human connection, relationships, and vulnerability. I feel I have a responsibility to photograph present reality for the sake of human history and future nostalgia. It is very easy for me to connect with people, whether it be my clients or a stranger on the street. I love knowing that through my chosen medium I am able to gain new perspectives of this life, one person at a time. I feel honored and blessed to be able to wake up every morning and tell stories through photographs.
I've been an artist all my life. I was that weird nerdy girl in class always doodling. It was my favorite hobby throughout school all the way into college. I was actually aiming to become an animation and media artist, yet it took a single photograph shot by a photography student to make me change majors. The rest is history. I now enjoy producing quality portraits for clients all around the Delaware Valley from Weddings to Births. I believe in moments over poses and take pride in capturing not just smiles but personalities.
After graduating from nursing school, I spent two years working in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at the prestigious Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Feeling a strong call and desire to help others, in June 2007 I left my job in Philadelphia. I took my first trip across the Atlantic Ocean and spent a year volunteering as a nurse in Monrovia, Liberia, onboard the world's largest non-governmental hospital ship, the Africa Mercy, with the medical charity, Mercy Ships. While in Liberia, I began writing about my experiences for several newspapers and magazines in the Philadelphia area. The editors needed images to illustrate my stories, so I ordered my first DSLR camera and began learning how to use it. I quickly realized the power and significance of an image. A single image could transcend distance, time, and situation, to communicate a thought, feeling, or emotion, that was universally recognized in the human experience.
I am the mother of of two beautiful, smart and creative little girls, photographer, wife, business owner and lover of real life. I love the simple in everyday life. I strive to capture my subject being who they are and the in-between, perfectly imperfect moments of you life. I want to tell your story though my lens and preserve it forever in an image. Having been a published newspaper and magazine photojournalist in Western Pennsylvania/Northeast Ohio since the new millennium, I have had photographs published in USA Today, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Post-Gazette and the Pittsburgh Tribune Review and many other newspapers around the world, as well as a few big magazines.
I'm in love with taking family pictures of the good life—kicking and screaming included. My family photographs are an extension of me, and you should know I've never been accused of being a quiet person. My camera loves people who make funny faces, hugs and kisses are a session requirement, and when someone throws a tantrum I click my shutter faster. If I laugh at an image while culling a session, no matter how bad it may be from a technical standpoint, it automatically goes into the editing queue. I want to see people's loud, their love, their life. Together, we make pictures that make them say: This is Us.
Sue Barr is an award winning lifestyle photographer whose work includes private fine art and portrait commissions, advertising and editorial assignments as well as numerous gallery shows. Portrait shoots are all on location or at your home in the Tri-State area and beyond. They are relaxed and casual and we recommend everyone wear clothes in the same tone but not matchy. We shoot with professional 35 mm digital cameras and each image can be processed in color or black and white. We are also available for head shots, social media content and any milestone or corporate event you might be be planning.
I was born in France in 1988 in the beautiful region of Burgundy. For three years now, I have been living in the USA. Love brought me here and makes my life better and better every day. I have been taking pictures since I was a kid. I have started taking professional pictures ten years ago using my camera to tell stories with a journalism aspect. I now want to use my knowledge to photograph your family with my unique point of view on photography. Your family is a story and my job is to describe it through my photos. As a photojournalist, I have won many international photo competitions, and have been selected for many collective exhibitions in Paris, Great Britain, and Finland. My personal work is an important part of my photography skills.
In addition to a fine arts degree in photography, I have trained with world-renowned portrait and dance photographers from Australia to New York City. I have recently been featured in international publications such as Grace Ormonde, Bride Magazine and the Knot and have received numerous awards from The Wedding Photojournalist Association. In 2010 I wrote a book, "Diving Doggies: A Celebration of Play Underwater" and in 2014 "Shake, Rattle and Shoot: The Business of Baby Photography." In 2018 we released a book, "Pigwrecked," photographed by Brooke Mayo and Illustrated by Candace Owens.
My photography roots began with a career in photojournalism. I found immense joy getting to discover the communities I lived in while shooting for the local newspapers and having the opportunity to document people’s daily lives. That documentation of daily life is what I am now bringing to my portrait sessions – telling the stories of you and your family: Those every day simple things that we may take for granted. Those little moments that you will want to remember forever. The natural interactions of you with your family.