Susan J Roche photographic artist

Honest, sincere and authentic.  While skills as a photographer has always been important, the truth is, people have always been comfortable creating with Susan. They are at ease and have fun, too. Susan and her clients photograph at homes, the beach, in the ocean, at parks, bed and breakfasts, hotels, lovely locations  and even in the water. 

From the beginning of my career, I always continued  growing and learning as an artist photographer.  In my late teens and beginning of college, art and athletics were my passions.  I have always loved all applied art, drawing painting, ceramics, and crafts. At eighteen years old I took first photography course. Loved the darkroom, playing with film in the developer for shorter and longer for different results, many printing processes, Bessler enlargers carefully allowing light to expose parts the paper to create better prints.  My interest photographing people began right from the start.

For years, I spent spare time (when not photographing or working) studying the paintin in history. Loved art history, then later loved when I visited Rome and finally saw some of the greatest works I’d only seen in books and slides.  As I developed as an artist, inspiration has always been inportant. Julia Margaret Cameron, Dorthea Lange, Ruth Orkin, Steve McCurry, Annie Leibovitz, Jimmy Nelson, Irving Penn, Richard Avelon, Yousuf Karash, Mary-Ellen Mark, Elliott Erwitt, Ben Stern, John Singer Sargeant, Mary Cassatt, Lilla Cabot Perry,  Claude Monet,  Edouard Manet, Paul Cezanne, Berthe Morisot, Eva Gonzales, Laura Muntz Lyall, Ben Von Wong and Zena Holloway. 

After three decade, my work is better than is ever has been. This may just be natural growth yet there has been something special that came from picking up the pieces after the hurricane devastated my shop, my home and my town.  I saw such goodness in people, it changed me, and I am just happier than I have ever been.  

Superb image making,  collaboration with master printmakers brings the added refinement to every portrait.  All of us caring who deeply about the Art of photography and elegant design.  Our fine art portraits are hand made, using superior materials.  Every step of the creation process, the utmost care is taken.  This result in a distinctive, compelling and timeless piece of art.  It is the devotion of exceptional personal attention, working with a limited number of clients so that each project will has complete focus.

  • It all start with a great image, capturing light and people. 
  • Editing, so important to select the right one
  • Adjustment of details in the image (where the light is softer and stronger)
  • Printing expertly on finely crafted artisan paper 
  • Presentation with mat that enhances and defines 
  • Frames French artisan hand gilted, perfection

I hope that you'll speak with me about any thoughts and ideas that you have.

I look forward to creating with you!