Paula was born in the suburbs of Pittsburgh. She spent her influential teenage years living in the very small town of Orkney Springs, Virginia . She’s a true Southern Girl at heart. While she attended college, she lived in Salisbury Maryland . Then eventually moved to the Poconos to be close to her then in-laws and raise her children. She lived there for 23 Years. In June of 2019 she moved to Bradenton Florida to be close to the peaceful shores of the Gulf of Mexico. In her spare time you can find her walking, riding her Bike, reading on the Beach and enjoying the water on her Paddle Board. Being an avid snow skier, the skies are tucked away for a bit now.
Photography has been a part of her life since she was a young girl. On family vacations she always had a camera on hand. At an early age she would gather all her mementos of the trips to take pictures of as a keepsake. Little did she know at the time that her eye for putting items together would come in handy for wedding detail shots. The little details make all the difference in how a story is told. Photography is telling a story. Weddings have always been one of her favorite things. She often spent her allowance on Bridal magazines as a teenager. Her excitement for your big day will be equal to your family & friends and it will show in Your Portraits. She was also co-editor of her high school yearbook. Paula has also always genuinely loved children. She started babysitting at age twelve and continued through college. She actually went to college to become an elementary school teacher. She ended up becoming a homemaker but photography was always present in her life. She taught Sunday school for about ten years, as she is a woman of faith. She believes in the Power of Prayer and that the Ordinary Good Deeds of people help make the World a Better Place. She is a proud mother of three young adults. While she was a stay at home mother for 20 years, her camera was never far away from her. For a few years she was the co-editor and photographer of the PTA's yearbook. She photographed her 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.
Paula Sue Photography is a registered and insured business. When you view her galleries you will see her Creativity and attention to detail with each picture Paula takes. She was trained on newborn posing and safety by world renowned newborn photographer, Ana Brandt. She also took classes taught by Master in Newborn Photography Kelly Brown. Paula offers a luxurious boutique style experience at a location of your choice. Serving Manatee & Sarasota Counties and all of the greater Tampa Bay region. Her boutique style photography offers an extensive collection of newborn props, wraps, backdrops, outfits, hats, bonnets, and headbands are available for the little ones and a large collection of couture maternity gowns are also available. She will highlight the inner and outer beauty of each expecting mother.
Paula absolutely loves newborn and maternity sessions. You and your baby will feel her calm demeanor and will feel very comfortable right from the start. She will create portraits for you to cherish for generations to come. Paula photographs & edits her own pictures. She also artfully creates the scene for those special moments to take place. Paula’s 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 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 Paula can create in the studio. There are so many great experiences you will have together during your portrait sessions.
The Fresh 48 Sessions are so special too! Everyone always says that the day their baby was born is one of the best days of their life. This is such a milestone for your family, and it deserves to be portrayed beautifully by a professional photographer. You don’t want to forget how little your baby boy or girl was and the immense about of love you have for them right from the start. You will be able to look back on these images years from now and see how you fell in love with your child the moment you welcomed him/her into your lives.
Paula is an all-inclusive photographer offering high-resolution digital images. Print and luxury heirloom products are also available for you to purchase and display. Paula offers the high quality prints through a professional printing lab. Premium luster prints, collages, personalized keepsake photo boxes, albums and custom announcement cards are just some of the products available. Paula will work with you to customize a collection to meet your specific needs.
Paula is looking forward to meeting and says it will be a great honor becoming your Wedding & Newborn Photographer.
6101 34th Street W
Bradenton, Fl 34210