My story started around 1998 (…realistically, probably even longer)! Most families are “blessed” with a camera-toting, picture-taking fanatic. You know what I mean, someone who captures “forever” all those irreplaceable details of their lives together. Mine did! As a child, I remember my grandma always had a camera in hand.
My story started around 1998 (…realistically, probably even longer)! Most families are “blessed” with a camera-toting, picture-taking fanatic. You know what I mean, someone who captures “forever” all those irreplaceable details of their lives together. Mine did! As a child, I remember my grandma always had a camera in hand. It was always the most expensive/newest thingamabob, or cutting edge gizmo, money could buy. It didn’t matter what it was (a 35 mm, Polaroid, or video camcorder). For grandma, “thou shalt not” place a credit limit on her memories. You couldn’t hide from her either (speed was not a factor). The result was always the same, she always had us posing and smiling (sometimes) for family pictures. Now I understand the importance of capturing family memories!! (…thanks grandma!)
When I grew older, the picture-taking torch was passed to my mother. Throughout my High School years, mom followed me and my sister around, snapping pictures at every game we cheered at. After the games, everyone always migrated to our house, and mom captured all our crazy High School moments there too (…thanks mom!)
In college, I thought it would be fun to take a photo class. It was not long after I purchased my first Canon and took my first photography class that the dream started to simmer. When my first niece was born, I discovered I had a readily accessible subject who could not move too fast. I was forever taking pictures of her (…thanks “Care Bear” for helping me develop my dream).
The torch is now mine (mom no longer takes the pictures in our family). It is my responsibility and privilege now. I am the one “gathering the troops” for pictures at every family function (…by the way “family”… I know you call me “the director”).
With all this going for me, my “dream” was still on the back burner . . . just sizzling . . . the recipe was not complete. I had too many doubts, too many excuses, too many fears. This all changed in 2007 when my grandmother passed away. She used to tell all of us, “You are never too old to try anything.” She meant what she said too, because at the age of 70, she attended modeling school (because she always wanted to), and at the age of 73, she attended clown school (Way to go grandma!). So what was my excuse: What was I waiting for? In the fall of 2008, (after consistent prodding and nudging from my husband and family members), Susan Jennings Photography was born. My adventure finally began, and the journey continues to develop.
I love capturing all those special moments in my families’ lives. Who could have predicted that I would be able to extend my family even more when I am asked to capture other family’s memories too?
You can capture “forever,” with a picture. What are you waiting for? What is your excuse? Time waits for no one. I would love to capture all of your family’s treasured moments together. Please visit my Facebook page to follow my journey and yours when I have the pleasure and privilege to capture your family’s memories!
Wishing you all the best of everything!