Award-winning Sedona photographer Susie has been taking pictures for over 30 years. She has extensive experience in fine arts and commercial photography. She does promotional, portrait, editorial, web site, fine art, stock and assignment photography, shoots events, speakers, conferences, award ceremonies and fundraisers. Her pictures have appeared in galleries, museums, on the Internet, in books, magazines, newspapers, advertisements, marketing and promotional materials, on licensed products and more.
Susie Reed has a keen eye and way of making her subjects feel at ease. Her flattering photos make lasting, favorable impressions that effectively enhance people's images and increase traffic to their businesses. She’s photographed people from all walks of life, from neighbors and small business owners to famous entertainers, politicians, athletes, TV and radio personalities, CEOs, authors and more. She's photographed Walter Cronkite, Nancy Pelosi, Jerry Rice, Steve Young, Michael Beckwith, the Grateful Dead, Bonnie Raitt and other well-known personalities. She’s taken pictures of award ceremonies, fundrisers and speakers for the Common Wealth Club of San Francisco, the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) and the Living Luminaries Conference, among others. Susie Reed Photos is a corporate sponsor of NAWBO and for many years Reed served on the board of directors of California Lawyers for the Arts.
Much of Susie Reed's expertise photographing people and events comes from her being head of the backstage photo crew at the California Music Awards (aka the BAMMIES - Bay Area Music Awards) for nearly twenty years. This popular annual San Francisco black tie concert and awards ceremony always featured musicians, sports legends, actors, comedians, and elected officials. They presented Reed with one of their awards for her many years of service.
Susie Reed primarily shoots out in the field, on location, capturing subjects as she finds them rather than setting up shots in a studio. She loves to photograph many subjects. Her favorite fine art subjects include rock art and Indian ruins, landscapes, fruits and vegetables, vineyards, gardens and flowers – especially orchids, tulips and roses. Her photographic studies are extensive and insightful. She creates unique, intimate, breathe-taking glimpses of the world.
In June 2008 the Sedona Arts and Cultural Commission awarded Susie Reed a $5000 Artist Project Grant to photograph rock art, work on a book and put some of her rock art photos permanently on display in several Sedona area visitor centers. Their two grant review committees unanimously choose Reed as their top recipient. Many of her Indian ruin and rock art photos are in the Coconino National Forest archives.
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