Sue Rakes Photography | About

I'm a playful Midwestern girl who loves hard work as much as having fun. When I’m not creating images, you might see me at the movies with my kids, taking time away on another camping adventure, on a walk or riding my bike on the greenway.
My desire to be my best makes an early riser out of me! When I photograph a wedding or portrait session I am often thrilled and nervous all at the same time. Perhaps I challenge myself to do better each time just a bit too much.
I know that the fleeting moments at a wedding or between family members during a portrait session may well become a family heirloom gifted from one generation to the next. I was gifted a talent which I pursued with intense training, and I truly feel that I have discovered what I was always meant to do. It is a great comfort knowing some of my work may be enjoyed and, perhaps, treasured well past my lifetime’s work.
My greatest wish is to create a fun experience for your family which they will never forget as well as images which show how much you love your family and how much fun you have delighting in them!
What do you like to do? Who do you love to be with? What do you want to create together?
It brings me great joy meeting new and exciting people. I have worked many years creating compelling stories for couples and their families.
I genuinely can't wait to meet you and see what it is that ignites your passions.