I was in car sales for twenty-seven years before I made the switch to photography. I know what you're thinking, how do you go from selling cars to shooting photos?
Well...in 1996 I bought a camera and started shooting on film. It was frustrating and fun all at the same time. I started learning the camera and exposures, mostly, I learned from my mistakes! It was so exciting shooting a roll, getting it developed and seeing what I had created. Just had to share a few of the earlier years pics. Lots of fun days!
After shooting film for a while, I switched to slide film. I would sit and study my slides for hours. I would shoot anything and everything I saw! (Show some slides) I loved to shooting landscapes, animals, abstracts, people...anything! My favorite photographer and mentor is Bryan F. Peterson. I bought his book "Understanding Exposure" and read it from cover to cover, several times. He is an amazing photographer and a great teacher! If you're wanting to learn how to shoot, you should check him out.
While I was still working for Dunn, selling cars and dreaming about being a photographer, one of my good friends that I worked with had worked as a professional photographer, so I worried him to death everyday. John Ramirez never turned me away and always answered my 100 questions per day and helped me tremendously! Then, I met Donn Jones. He's the official Tennessee Titan's photographer. We exchanged emails and became friends. He really helped me a lot. He'd give me awesome advice and great constructive criticism. One day I got the best email I've ever gotten. Donn asked me to shoot a game! That was four seasons ago and I have had a blast ever since! Donn has built my confidence so much! He's hired me for several other jobs too, including The Country Music Hall of Fame, Nashville Speedway and several others! He's quite a guy!
February of 2009, I made the big move from selling cars to photographer. A lot has happened since then. I've gotten married, and started shooting weddings, babies, developed awesome relationships with several business in Sumner County, Gallatin Chamber of Commerce, Sumner County Convention & Visitors Bureau, Mayor Jo Anne Graves, everyone has supported me in amazing ways. I never thought I would be able to live out my dream as a full-time photographer!
Out of everything that I shoot, I believe weddings are my favorite! There is something about meeting a couple, getting to know them and being a part of their day. I take pride in my photography and I try to capture every detail. There is so much time put into every little detail and I want my couples to enjoy their day for years to come! I guess you could say I have a photojournalistic style. People who weren't able to make the wedding I've shot say, "I feel like I was there!" There will never be a shortage of images on average, you will end up with 500 images!
Thanks for checking out my profile. I hope that you will visit my website and blog. You can really get a feel for who I am and see what people are saying about me!
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8 Reviews for Richard Suter Photography
Recommended by 100% of couples
Andrea · Married on 10/20/2018
The most beautiful, amazing photos I have ever had. Thank you so much for bringing my day to life in vivid color for my family who could not attend. I would highly recommend to anyone.Sent on 04/12/2011
Annie · Married on 05/19/2018
He and his team are just the best. They don't have to advertise because they stay busy all year just on word of mouth - that's how good they are. Pleasure to be around, pleasure to plan with. He will take you through everything you need to know for your wedding schedule and how photography fits into your plan. They'll do pretty much any creative thing you can think of, and do it well. We just had so much fun, and they made my Big Day even more joyful! Indomitable positive energy, never met a stranger. :DSent on 04/24/2018
Kelsey · Married on 03/16/2018
Richard was awesome to work with and the pictures came out better than I could have imagined. He was flexible with our schedule for pre-wedding meetings, and the pictures were absolutely stunning. couldn't be happier!!Sent on 07/03/2018
Great Photographer and Great Guy! Easy to work with, professional, and very talented!