Magazine style portraits for everyday people

Let’s start a conversation about beauty, and change the way the world and the media define it. Let’s embrace the freedom and confidence about being comfortable in our own skin. There is no greater joy than showing people a portrait of themselves that takes their breath away.

It’s a personal alchemy-equal parts movement, contrast, light, and depth—that creates exquisite images. And being comfortable with each other is key in capturing the kind of images you’ll want to loo at over and over again.

Whether it’s a commissioned “magazine style” contemporary portrait (HS seniors, glamour, maternity), editorial work, or developing personal branding for your professional life, I promise you that we’ll work together to create the very best representation of you.

I can’t wait to meet!

Take a look behind the camera

Kind Words

  • “Today, I did something so unlike me. I had a series of professional photographs taken of me to celebrate my 80th birthday. I knew the photographs would be nice, but I was amazed at the result. She was delightful to work with. Susanna was able to reflect back the many parts of who I am. The shoot was a lot of fun, and the process was very interesting. It gave me a new outlook on aging. The process of selecting the photographs I liked from the many she presented was also a learning experience, as she saw things in each photo I did not immediately see. I developed more confidence in myself, and developed stronger feelings about my passions. I’m so very glad I decided to experience a photo shoot with Susanna.”
    Mary Jo Clark
  • “Susanna Tanner Photography, according to my friends, struck a home run in capturing my personality and spirit. I didn’t know what to expect but she made me very comfortable and to my surprise had a substitute for a dress I really wasn’t excited about. Her substitution was perfect and set the tone for our entire photoshoot! I would encourage every woman no matter the age to treat yourself to a great photoshoot. My pictures are definitely keepsakes.”
    Sharon Harlin Davis
  • “Working with Susanna Tanner made my senior photo experience so special! Not only was she extremely open about the creative process, but she provided an extremely comfortable environment to express ideas. The safe atmosphere helped take away a lot of the common-place awkwardness and we worked together to capture memories my family and I will be so fond of for years to come. The photo-taking process was a joy, and the reveal and conversation about the final products were very thoughtfully presented. The experience was truly as priceless as the photos themselves!”
    Coral Gregory
  • “Susanna and I crossed paths by chance and a mutual friend who connected us for a project; however, this opportunity became one that I will always treasure due to Susanna's friendly demeanor, upmost professionalism, and outstanding talent. We immediately connected, and that led to an amazing experience for me. She made me feel at ease in front of the camera, and her personality is welcoming, genuine, and positive. I consider her a friend, and I am thankful for this - probably more than she realizes. Susanna's studio space is beautiful, and I felt as if I was in a high-end studio in a large city. She shares it with other businesses within the same building, yet the feeling that they’re all tied together to make a woman feel special is what I truly loved about her location.
    She was prepared for our session, spent time getting to know me, suggested clothing options, and made me feel extremely comfortable in front of the camera. Susanna is one of the most talented photographers I've ever met. She has an eye for capturing the emotions of her subject that truly brings out their best qualities. She can tell a story through her camera lens that sets her apart from others photographers in the area. Susanna is a rare gem in the Wayne County area and beyond.”
    Melissa Adelsperger
  • “Susanna made me feel empowered by providing a photographic outlet to show the world that even though I’m aging, I’m ageless. Her photos reflect my character, my style, and my power and an independent and hard working woman. I love the way my photos turned out and she captured the very best of me in my shoot. Thank you!”
    Barb Blanford
  • “My experience with Susanna Tanner Photography was one of the best things I've ever invested in. Susanna paid attention to every detail, making each shot beautiful.  It was so hard to choose what to keep during tmy reveal session and when the portraits arrived, I was stunned—the colors were vibrant and each portrait was gorgeous and unique.”
    Sonya Collett

Areas Served

I am a Richmond-based portrait photographer serving Central Indiana, Eastern Indiana, and Western Ohio.

I frequent Indianapolis and the surrounding suburbs, including but not limited to: Carmel, Fishers, Greenwood, Muncie, New Castle, Zionsville, Lawrence, and Bloomington, Indiana.

In Ohio, I photograph in Cincinnati, Dayton, and suburban areas including Oxford, Kettering, and Huber Heights.