Born and raised in New York City, Susan Shek has been photographing life’s most beautiful moments in the Big Apple and beyond for over a decade. Her love of this city and the melting pot of diverse cultures drives her passion for photographing wedding celebrations of all types.
Susan has been featured in prestigious print editorial publications such as The New York Times and Sophisticated Weddings. Her work can be seen on sites such as The Knot, and Brides.com, Refinery29, Huffington Post as well as countless others.
While New York will always have a special place in her heart, Susan has traveled all over the world for her couples. She has photographed extraordinary celebrations and events.
Words from Susan Shek:
The passion I have for photographing weddings and love is what drives me to live my purpose, every day.
My involvement on your big day is beyond capturing moments. I am always around and being a part of your celebration; I will jump in if you need an extra hand when pinning a boutonnière, hand you a Kleenex when you get teary-eyed at an inconvenient moment, grabbing a forgotten item out of the emergency kit and be the point person if you need to relax.
My signature aesthetic as a photographer is to capture organic and un-staged moments. I want to evoke the essence of you and your partner through the images that you and your family can reminisce and enjoy for years to come. I tailor my services to the unique needs of each couple with customized collections, and beautiful photos.
I learned from my beautiful grandmother, who has been involved in charities her whole life, to always give back and to maintain an attitude of gratitude. Watching her devote her time and energy to others has inspired me to do the same in my field of work. I found that my purpose in life is to help make people feel amazing and to capture that through photography. When I meet these couples and take part of their journey by capturing the highlights of their wedding, it is something I do not take for granted. It inspires me, makes me feel so humbled, and I am constantly striving to do better.
I’m grateful for these opportunities and therefore I always involve myself in philanthropy and animal rescues. I encourage people (in whatever professional field they’re in) to give back. When you choose to be grateful and give back without expectation, you’ll soon see how much this can do for your heart, mind, and soul.