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• fresh | modern | authentic •

Artistic lifestyle photography for the modern family.

I love big smiles. I also love to capture quiet details and honest expressions. It is in this way of seeing that my storybook-like images celebrate life in an unscripted and unexpected way.

Real moments, minimal posing, maximum fun.

Genuine human connections, colors, patterns, textures and natural, outdoor settings bring my images to life. I use minimal posing and props in favor of helping people feel comfortable, beautiful and natural. 

Sometimes the moment is more important than the pose. I work hard to help people of all ages forget about the camera and enjoy the moment.

Hand-crafted, film-like quality.

Each custom photograph is meticulously evaluated, gently enhanced, and quality-assured one image at a time. For final polish, I render each image with a timeless film-like quality which has become my signature style. 

My story.

I love serving the Hampton Roads community of Virginia. Largely self-taught in full-frame digital photography, my serious study of lifestyle, environmental portraiture, and fine art photography began in 2012. I have mentored under professional photographers in Europe, Asia, and North America including Syl Arena, Brad Hays, and former National Geographic Photography Editor, Taylor Gregg. In addition to commissioned portrait sessions, I am passionate about helping non-profit organizations tell their stories through photography. Career milestones include serving as a contributing photographer for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and being selected for a gallery photography show during Dutch Design Week 2014 in Eindhoven, Netherlands. Thank you for taking the time to discover my work today.

Susu Liu Kulow
Founder and Photographer | Thunder & Kite
[email protected]
858-232-8647

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