Joanna Sue Photography » Lifestyle photography based out of Raleigh, NC

The Photographer

Hey there. I’m Joanna, the lead photographer and owner of this little business.

I’m a 23-year-old freckled-nosed red head, married to a guy with a great sense of humor and who somehow finds time to second shoot with me amidst his myriad of responsibilities. We bought a little brick house with a patch of land to fill with thrift-store finds, house plants, and our bull dog named Luna.

I am learning to be a better gardener. I love baking fresh bread on Saturday mornings (but not as much as I love eating it), and you can find me gripping a cup of coffee nine times out of ten.

This whole thing sort of just happened by accident. I didn’t go to school for photography or even business. I was an English major. I liked books, long ones that smelled old and inviting. My cup of tea is 17th and 18th century British Literature (Jane Eyre eats Twilight for breakfast). Regardless of the era, I really like stories – reading them, writing them and watching them. I think that is why I like photography, because I get to do just that.

My hope is to catch fleeting moments of your story and to tell it truthfully. I want you to be able to see yourself in your pictures and like it –like it because it honestly pauses your smile, expresses your unique personality and understands your meaningful relationships.


So lets tell a story.

  • Heather - Hi Joanna! My name is Heather; this is incredibly random, but I recently found you on Instagram and wanted to congratulate you on launching your photography business. I actually just recently launched my own business, and after reading your about page I couldn’t help but notice how much we have in common – I’m a fellow ginger and English major, also obsessed with tea 🙂 Anyway, just wanted to say hello and introduce myself; I always love the chance to meet fellow photographers 🙂 Maybe this is extremely forward for an introduction email, but if you’re ever looking for someone to collaborate with on a styled shoot, or even just get together for a photo walk, I’d love that!ReplyCancel

  • Nicole - Hi Joanna! I noticed you on Instagram and can’t help but ask what breed your dog is? Is she a valley bulldog? Do you know the make of her parents? We are currently dog searching and I am looking into valley Bulldogs. Appreciate your assistance!ReplyCancel

    • admin - Hi Nicole!

      She is a valley bulldog! Both her parents are valley bulldogs as well (both were half boxer and half English Bulldog). She is an incredible dog. She is only 26 pounds and doesn’t seem to have a lot more to grow. I hope this helps!ReplyCancel

  • Megan Glover - Hi! My name is Megan and I am getting married to my best friend in August! August 12, 2018 to be exact. I was looking for information of wedding packages and pricing you offer and we are trying to find a photographer that matche and capture our vision and special day! Thank you so much in advanced!ReplyCancel

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