Thank you for visiting my website. Here, you will not only find information about who I am as a photographer, but also who I am as the person behind the camera. Hiring me as a photographer for a wedding, special event or family portrait means you are inviting me into your life; likewise, I am inviting you into mine.

First I am a wife and a mother of three children, ages 22, 20 and 16 and two beautiful dogs. Secondly, I am a photographer. My family will always come first. I met my husband on the bus in 1989, before there was EHarmony or! He asked for my number and I gave it to him and we were inseparable after that.

I am happy. I go to bed happy and wake up happy and I always have been. I love capturing the moments of couples starting out their lives together and a beautiful growing family.

I started my working life in banking. After giving birth to my first child, I decided to be a stay-at-home mother. That is when I started to get a taste for photography, constantly taking photos of my baby’s milestones. After my third child started school, I began thinking about turning my passion—photography—into a career.

One thing you should know about me is I absolutely love photography. I love making new friends and showing them how beautiful they are with my camera. I want to make that person look at my photographs and love themselves even more because no one can love you if you don't love yourself.

To photograph a wedding, bar/bat mitzvah, a new baby or a large family is an honor for me. I take it very seriously and put my heart and soul into it.

Some of my other passions, interests, and hobbies include music, cooking and gardening. Music is a necessity in my life. I cannot drive or clean the house without it. If you follow me on Instagram—susanruddy, you will see some of my cooking creations!

Susan Ruddy Photography is a proud recipient of The Wedding Wire Brides Choice Award in 2009 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2014.