Lifestyle Photography in Philadelphia
Find your Philadelphia lifestyle photographer to photograph your family in lighthearted and stunning portraits. When you hire one of our trusted lifestyle photographers to do your next maternity, couple, teen, or family portrait session, the photographs that you will receive will be ones you treasure forever. The Lifestyle Photographers Association of Pennsylvania:
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Basic human nature compels us to take an interest in photography. How can we understand the passage of time, the reality of the past, and of right now, without it? I cannot think of any other medium that so greatly encompasses preservation, appreciation, gratitude, and documentation the way that photography does. Photographs have power. They can transport you to another time, they can conjure a once vivid memory after it fades, they can show you what love looks like and at the very least, they can record a moment or an image of something you never want to forget. The magnitude of family photography is what interests me. I strive to make images that are real, raw, and emotive. They are artistic and classic and genuine and in a few years, or in many years, they will be waiting for you when you want to recall the memories that you are making right now. I have been photographing weddings and families professionally for over 13 years in Philadelphia, New York, and surrounding areas. I've learned that it's not about being in the right place at the right time, it's about being open to everything that is happening around me.
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.
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.