Welcome to my home!
When you book a newborn session with me, you will be relaxing in the comforts of my home nestled away in a quiet community in (Great Neck) Virginia Beach, VA 23454.
"Our memories are just one click away!"
For 13 years I was a Fashion Designer for top brands like Anthropologie, Aerie, Gap, Marc by Marc Jacobs, and many more. Through my career, got to see many parts of the world in search of inspiration. Now I use my Designer background to create beautiful images.
My marriage to my husband, who is a Navy Chaplain, brought my career as a clothing designer into early retirement. We travel every 2.5 years to wherever the Navy sends us with our two incredibly heart-warming children. My love of photography began on our honeymoon in Greece. My hands were glued to my camera. Every bit of scenery was a beautiful backdrop that needed to be captured because words would not do it justice. And after we got home, I couldn't stop taking photos. My lens was my new "eye", and I saw the world in a whole different way. After years of honing this skill, I can't imagine not having the ability to create art with a click of a button and capturing every minute of my children's lives. Pictures speak a thousand words so why leave it up to memory.
After dipping my toes into wedding/event photography and family photography, I chose to specialize in Newborns. Photographing Newborns takes a very special set of skills. First, you have to know how to handle, not just a baby, but a newborn. It requires you to have that motherly touch and to know how to soothe. You also need an "eye" for styling and coordinating colors and creating a backdrop or scenery that will only enhance the beauty of the baby and not be distracting. And lastly, knowing how to enhance the skin tone of a newborn in post processing comes only with experience and lots of practice, which I have done. It is an art form for me. And though I feel I have mastered all areas of Newborn Photography, I am constantly trying to improve my techniques through online courses.
My style is very vintage and rustic with a bit of an eclectic edge. I love things that are worn-in and distressed and neutral colors. I stay away from bright colors, as neutrals give a more classic and timeless look so that your images can last through the ages. Let me share my love of photographing with you; so that you can sit back, relax and know that even though time flies at the blink of an eye, the memories will last forever.
A personal note:
In September of 2016, I experienced something that no parent should ever have to go through. I miscarried our 3rd child. We were all pretty devastated. It was a hard pill to swallow that something so precious to me was so easily taken away. But I trusted God and He carried my family through this painful moment and surrounded us with so much love and support through our church community. So my passion for newborn photography deepened after this event in my life. It made me realize that giving birth to a child is not to be taken lightly. It is a miracle! And that miracle should be remembered forever and these photos I take are a constant reminder to all of us how precious life is, how precious our children are, and how bringing life into this world is a blessing that we should never take for granted. This became my new "why" for my business. Why do I do this? Becuase
**All my blankets, wraps, and fabrics are washed in newborn safe detergent. My studio is in my home and we are a pet free, smoke free household. My hands are always washed and sanitized when handling your precious baby. And I am up to date with all my shots and vaccinations. Now let's go take some pictures! :)
Susan Bang Photography - Maternity | Newborn | Child | Family Portrait Photographer
Servicing Hampton Roads | Virginia Beach | Chesapeake | Norfolk, VA