Sue is a warm, fun, and natural person who offers a personalized service for each of her weddings and portrait sessions. You will enjoy your experience in front of the camera with Sue, and she guarantees your satisfaction! Each and every bride, groom, portrait client and pet will be offered a unique and individual experience yielding an essay-styled set of images which preserve each subject’s most cherished moments in a poetic and artful collection.
Sue’s work has been published and has been on exhibit Nationally and Internationally.
Sue has been awarded a Master of Photography from the Professional Photographers of America, a distinguished award granted to an elite 3% of PPA members worldwide.
Her awards include, among many Best of Shows, Fuji Masterpiece Award, the Best Wedding Album of the Year Award, and multiple 1st, 2nd and 3rd place awards.
Sue has been fine-tuning her craft for the last 14 years since her technical training at one of the best photography schools in the Country.
Her artistry “captures the essence of the scene or moment, and her photos captivate the viewer”.
“Great work seems so natural and “right” that the role of the artist is not conspicuous, as if they just channeled into existence something that belonged all along. Sue’s photographs welcome the viewer into that moment in that place without calling attention to the genius of her craft. The beauty speaks, for itself, through Sue’s medium.”T.S. Clark, Ph.D
We believe that each of our couples is different and unique, which is why we hope to be able to spend time getting to know more about your wedding and your vision.
Most of our couples get everything they want for around $2000 – $4000.
A $500 retainer and signed contract will reserve your wedding date, which is then applied to the final balance.
Call us now at 919-618-4761 to ask us any questions you have (come on, we know you have a ton of them)!
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2 Reviews for Sue Rakes Photography
Recommended by 100% of couples
Kc · Married on 04/29/2012
Sue is perfect for people who want to capture the emotion of an event, not just standard yearbook-type photos. She takes the time to get to know you and understand what you want. After that, it's like she can read your mind. Her photos are works of art, and looking at them is like reliving the experience. You actually feel something. During our wedding, she managed to engage everyone from grumpy relatives to bratty children and magically turn out beautiful photos of them looking genuinely happy. She works tirelessly, taking pictures non-stop while carrying 50 lbs. of photography gear, determined to exceed her client's expectations. She takes a gazillion pictures (yes, it's true, I counted!), and each one captures something different. She creates gorgeous canvas prints as well as unique wedding albums, but was incredibly flexible with us when we said we just wanted a DVD with the photos.Sent on 07/27/2012
She will enter your life as a photographer and leave it as a friend.
Jessica · Married on 06/05/2010
Sue Rakes Photography was everything we hoped for for our special day. Amazing photographs and so wonderful to work with!!! We certainly would not change a thing!!!Sent on 01/14/2011
I highly recommend Sue Rakes Photography!!! She is a professional and super talented photographer who takes the time to understand her clients and has a very keen eye for the perfect shots exactly when they happen. Her warm personality and glowing smile makes being in front of the camera easy for anyone!! She has an awesome talent of capturing the wedding day and actually making it look better than it did in person!!! Sue Rakes is THE photographer that you want to capture the memories of your wedding.
Sue has alot of experience working at Haywood hall and one look at all her photographs on her web site shows how she is capable of getting incredible shots of our venue. I know anyone working with Sue Rakes at Haywood Hall will be thrilled with the results.