Hi! I'm Susannah Stevens
Because I'll be asking you to let me see your real life with all its eccentricities, I figure it's only fair that you know something about me.
I'm a true DC native! That's me on the right at age 3 waiting for the fireworks to start. I came back here in my 30s to do an MA at the Corcoran College of Art & Design in multimedia journalism.
Here's a still from my thesis project, an unconventional documentary set along the MARC train line between DC and Baltimore. (You can watch it here if you want.) I had a baby while I was in school, and that was the beginning of my journey with family photojournalism.
My camera gives me a shortcut to the authentic way I want to relate to people. I'm an introvert, but always looking for genuine connections. It's a privilege to enter families' lives in this way, and I'm grateful for it.
I am pro-science and fully vaccinated and boosted against Covid-19. For the safety of my family, your family, and future clients, I am taking extra precautions with indoor photo sessions.
I am happy to shoot indoors under the following conditions:
Everyone old enough to be vaccinated has done so and kept up with the available boosters
Everyone feels healthy the day of the session. Better safe than sorry; I'm happy to reschedule if need be.
I'm not wearing a mask all the time anymore, but please don't hesitate to ask me to wear one if it makes you more comfortable. If Covid rates in the area go up, I may request that we all take rapid antigen tests the day of the session.