About Susan: Years before I got married, I asked a friend of mine how she knew her husband was The One. She said she knew because when she tried to imagine her life without him, she simply couldn’t. It wasn’t possible. That just made so much sense to me, and it’s exactly how I knew my husband, Chris, was the one for me, too. I couldn’t imagine my life without him. It’s also how I know I was meant to be a photographer – I simply can’t imagine not creating images, whether for fun or on assignment.
I’ve been in love with photography since I was about ten years old when I used to set up scenes with my City LEGO and photograph them. Now I love to photograph bits of real life, especially little details and fleeting moments that are sometimes otherwise overlooked. I’m goofy – see Exhibit A photos above. I’m a glass-is-half-full person almost to a fault, and I try to search for the silver lining in everything. If we’re ever outdoors together, you might discover my kryptonite though: I’m terrified of spiders and bugs, and I will probably be dramatic about it if there is one on me. It’s embarrassing. And since we’re talking about flaws, I can also admit that I’m a horrible cook, though I’m determined to learn. Somehow I’m actually not too bad at baking! I can nail a batch of perfect chocolate chip cookies from scratch every time.
You might notice I have a very serious case of wanderlust. I LOVE to travel and I’m always looking for the next big adventure or ways to fill out my travel map. Ask me where I’m from and I’ll tell you that I don’t have specific roots. I was born in Missouri, but my family moved to Colorado (twice), Texas (twice), and finally to Virginia. After a brief stint in Maryland, I’m now settled into a tiny townhouse in Northern Virginia, where Chris and I are constantly learning about being homeowners. In addition to travel and home DIY, I love reading, watching movies (except horror movies), and trying new things like playing the guitar and skiing/snowboarding.
About the Blog: This site started out just as a place to post my photos (all photos on this site are mine unless otherwise noted), and then it morphed into the web presence for Susan Solo Photography (SSP) when I spent six years photographing weddings, portraits, and the occasional commercial job. At the moment, I’m pressing pause on my photography business in order to travel and go on various adventures! So I’ll mostly be sharing personal images again, as well as blog posts about travel and adventures, being a homeowner, and other random shenanigans. But please feel free to email me with questions or comments, or even book and movie recommendations or new recipes to try. I love hearing from you!
Oh and just a P.S. for those of you who are here for the first time, the site URL is my name: Susan Solo. I’ve had the domain since 2003 and the name since birth, so I’m sticking with it!
photo by Chris Marks