3655 Cortez Rd W
Bradenton Fl 34210
Hello thank you for your interest in my photography and wanting to know a bit about me.
I was born in a suburban town of Pittsburgh. Then lived in Maryland and Virginia until I went to college in Salisbury Maryland. I spent about 23 years in North East Pa raising my kids. In June of 2019 I decided to relocate to Bradenton Florida to be close to the peaceful shores of the Gulf of Mexico. To be honest as much as I love snow it was hard as heck to take care of when we got slammed with over a foot. So here I am in sunny Florida.
In my spare time you can find me walking, riding my Bike, reading on the Beach and enjoying the water on my Paddle Board. Being an avid snow skier, the skies are tucked away for a bit now.
Photography has been a part of my life since she was a young girl. I was co-editor of my high school yearbook. I have always genuinely loved children. I started babysitting at age twelve and continued through college. I actually went to college to become an elementary school teacher. I didn't know newborn photography was an option. I ended up becoming a homemaker but photography was always present in my life. My education and babysitting experience came in handy when I started teaching Sunday School which lasted for about ten years. I truly believe in the Power of Prayer and that the Ordinary Good Deeds of people help make the World a Better Place. I am a proud mother of three young adults. While I was a stay at home mother for nearly 20 years, my camera was never far away from me. For a few years I was the co-editor and photographer of the PTA's yearbook. I photographed my children, friends children- babies and teenagers alike also friends & relatives weddings. After many years of encouragement from family & friends she decided to become a professional photographer in 2016.
I can't wait to help you tell your Love, Baby & Family story.
Paula Sue Photography is a registered and insured business. When you view my portfolio you will see my creativity and attention to detail with each picture I take. I was trained on newborn posing and safety by world renowned newborn photographer, Ana Brandt. I also took classes taught by Master in Newborn Photography Kelly Brown. The newborn photography has really just fallen into place so nicely. This is what I am meant to be doing. It is the best job and am so grateful for all my clients.
I offer a boutique style experience in my Sarasota Studio. Serving Manatee & Sarasota Counties and all of the greater Tampa Bay region. My boutique style photography offers a collection of newborn props, wraps, backdrops, outfits, hats, bonnets, and headbands are available for the little ones and a large collection of maternity gowns are also available. I will highlight the inner and outer beauty of each expecting mother.
I absolutely love newborn and maternity sessions. Right from the start you and your baby will feel my calm demeanor and will feel very comfortable. I will create portraits for you to cherish for generations to come.
My favorite part of the photography business is the interaction with you the client. Whether it’s the sweet expression on the mothers face when she's looking at her baby, the soft smile from the newborn or the look of complete LOVE & awe by an older sibling. When Dad comes along for the maternity sessions he will love how BEAUTIFUL his expecting wife looks. It’s truly amazing what we can create in the studio. There are so many great experiences we will have together during your portrait sessions.
I am an all-inclusive photographer offering high-resolution digital images. Print and luxury heirloom products are available for you to purchase also. I offer high quality prints through a professional printing lab. Premium prints, collages, personalized keepsake photo boxes, albums and custom announcement cards are just some of the products available. I will work with you to customize a collection to meet your specific needs.
I am really looking forward to meeting you! It will be a great honor becoming your Wedding, Newborn & Family Photographer.