About Susan

If you love having your picture taken, I'm the photographer for you. But, more importantly, if you loathe having your picture taken, I am definitely the photographer for you. I understand how fraught the photograph can be in our image-conscious society, and I will work with you to create images that reflect the best version of your true self.

My love for photography began in high school. After initially majoring in photography in college, I ended up with a degree in sociology and a career in marketing. Once the field of photography evolved out of the darkroom and onto the computer, I came back to it full time and I've grown to love it even more. 

To me, photography and video are amazing ways to create connection and preserve memories, and it's my joy to work with my clients to achieve these goals. My favorite thing to hear after a session is: "That was so fun!"—because that's the goal, to create beautiful images and have some fun doing it.

My work has been featured in the Riverfront Times, St. Louis Magazine, on the cover of Out in STLand in a solo show at St. Louis's SOHA gallery. I've was also a featured speaker at 2017's STL Design Week. My project Light for Shadows: The Women of St. Louis Music was shown at TEDxGatewayArch event.

In my spare time I run the St. Louis-centered blog and YouTube Channel Ooh St. Lou, which highlights some of the amazing artists, performers and entrepreneurs our city is fortunate enough to have.

Feel free to get in touch at susan@oohstlou.com.