As the mom of triplet Senior boys, the college selection process has been at times fun and stressful and at times downright overwhelming. As summer arrived, I knew Senior pictures were right around the corner, ahhhh more stress!
Susan was recommended to me from a friend and I had seen her work as she has photographed many Legend Band Seniors, so I reached out to her. I initially contacted Susan over email…many, many emails. My head was spinning with “what’s the process, what’s the time frame, ones in braces, one wants this shot, one wants this… Ahhhhh! More questions, more stress!!! Susan was very good about answering all of my many questions in an email, but with 3 I just felt like I needed an office visit. So I asked Susan if I could meet her at her office and go over the entire process, step by step, she was more than accommodating.
Susan arranged a time that was convenient for me and we went through the process, reviewing shots I liked and didn’t like from her gallery, making recommendations about places to go, and reviewing various print options etc. Susan sealed the deal for me when she asked about each of the boys individually, what they liked, who they were, what made them different. She made sure she saw them as individuals and not as a group as each boy is very different from the other and has their own unique personality. I still wanted them to be photographed together too, after all they are triplets, and she assured me she would do that too.
I know Susan has been through this multiple times with many, many nervous Senior moms, but 3 at once is a bit different. She was patient with me and spent a lot of time making sure I understood the process. At the end of our time together, Susan got up hugged me and said “I’ve got this.” I believe she does. My boys are in great hands, with a great photographer. Check one off my list!
~ Lindalee Johnson
Triplet mom to (3) 2018 Legend Senior boys (July 2017)
Thank you Susan for making Sarah’s Senior photos such a fun and amazing experience!
Photos can be a bit nerve wracking for anyone but the way you put Sarah at ease and kept her energy up resulted in some truly beautiful shots. I will treasure these images as they mark an important time in her life. I am proud of the beautiful young woman my daughter has become and you did a fabulous job allowing her to shine.
~ Debra Ann (August 2015)
I’ve never considered myself shy– not even camera shy. I’ve always been able to stand up in front of a photographer and flash a smile without any trouble. I suppose my situation was more “camera-uncomfortable”. I would smile through the group photo, yearbook photo, family portrait, wedding party photo, fill-in-the-blank photo, meanwhile silently criticizing my thighs, hair, clothing, makeup, acne, and (once again) fill in the blank. By the time the habitually disappointing photos came around, the poor quality simply reinforced my self-consciousness. It’s a vicious cycle that I imagine many people can identify with.
Susan B Photography proved to me that I deserve better. Ms. Baggett is not only an incredible person — with whom it is a pleasure to spend a photo-shoot with — she is amazingly talented. Her photos have helped me to find confidence in my outer appearance. Her demeanor and ability have made photo-shoots (and the photos that follow) into something I can look forward to, instead of dread. I trust her artistic judgment and talent completely. She has entirely changed my attitude toward portraits, and spoiled me rotten for all future photographers.
~ Jennifer S. Bell (August 2015)
Susan Baggett is simply the best. She took the senior portraits for both of our children and we could not have been happier. With Susan, it is much more than simply getting good shots; she always seems to bring out the hidden spark inside them. Any mom will know what I’m talking about – it’s that little smile or smirk or silly face or serious glance that ends up in photos that make your heart recognize the child you see every single day. It’s not just your handsome son or your lovely daughter in a nice outfit smiling at the camera. Susan’s photos have heart and soul; she has a true gift when it comes to the senior pictures.
Susan’s new option for the “season’s package” was so much fun for my daughter. Rather than having her senior photos mark one moment in time during 12th grade, she now has photos from throughout the year, including some amazing shots in the snow! At the risk of sounding like I’m on Susan’s payroll, it is totally worth the extra sitting fee to have the photos to illustrate the “arc” of the senior year journey.
Susan also held a session with me and my mom and my daughter; our “three generations” shot. I have a grainy photo of myself as a baby with my mom along with her mother and grandmother… four generations. I treasure that photo so much, in spite of its poor quality. I was determined to have Susan take the generations photos of us before my daughter left for college and it was worth every second and worth every penny! She somehow captured the essence of each of us, even though my daughter is the only one who is naturally comfortable in front of the camera. My mom’s beauty shone through and I was shocked to see that some of mine did too. We all have flaws that we are conscious of and anxious about when it comes time for photos; Susan deftly found what’s beautiful in each of us and captured it. The resulting photos are priceless treasures for our family.
And finally, Susan is a lovely, sweet person who cares deeply about the people she photographs.
As I said before, she is simply the best!
~ Anita B. (July 2015)