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  • HI THERE!

    Thanks for stopping by. I'm Susan Lines- Virginia and destination wedding and portrait photographer.

    About seven years ago I ventured down to college in the South. I liked sweet tea and the word y'all so much that I decided to stay! I believe that God makes miracles every day and I proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called me out of darkness into his marvelous light. I love photography and all things that challenge me creatively.

    I would love the chance to work with you! Please say hello at SusanLinesPhotography@gmail.com, it's the polite thing to do.

Video Journal | April 2014

When I fell in love with photography it was because I LOVED capturing life’s moments. I loved being able to look back at pictures and remember how blessed I am and how full my life is. Somewhere in the past year I lost that desire. I never wanted to take pictures for myself because if I was going to do them, I was going to do them right. I got so caught up in making things perfect that I missed capturing these everyday moments that I love. All of my energy was spent on my clients, whom I love, but I left no room for me.

A few weeks ago I happened to have my camera on me all week. I took a little video here and a little video there. Before I knew it I had documented my week and the times I spent with the amazing community God has given me. And you know what? It wasn’t perfect. The 20 different light sources drive me crazy. I didn’t have the right equipment. The focus job is awful. The footage isn’t perfect. And that is OK. I’m learning to let go. And for once, I’m learning that it’s OK if things aren’t perfect and to let go of what other people may think. I did this for me.

Disclaimer: This video journal by no means is meant to make my life appear perfect and always happy. Because the truth is, it’s not. For every good time, there is a hard time. I covet the times I laugh with good friends, and I covet the times that are hard…turning to God and looking forward to the future redemption that lies ahead.

These moments are normal moments that happen from week to week. This week was no different than any other, mostly filled with the the small and mundane; friends over for dinner, walks, time spent with the high school girls I coach, trips to the park with friends and their kids, coffee dates, community group, and setting up early for church. But these are the moments that I want to capture. I (as much as my finite brain can) understand His love through His work on the cross. But it is also through small moments like these that I time and time again can see God’s goodness. My heart aches with thankfulness for the community He has given me. People to laugh with, people to suffer with, people to point you back to the truth.

April Video Journal from Susan Lines on Vimeo.

Teresa’s Senior Photo Shoot

Just kidding, Teresa isn’t a senior. But she is a good friend of mine. I had a few extra lenses on hand the other weekend so I called on T to come and model for me. I love T dearly and look forward to any excuse I have to hang out with her.

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Lori’s Brial Portraits | Virginia Wedding Photographer

Lori is a good friend that I absolutely adore. Not only do Lori and I share an obsession for wedding details and really girly things, but she’s a ton of fun to hang around. When Lori decided to start her own floral and event planning business we decided it was a perfect opportunity to do a fun bridal shoot in her back yard. Not only is she an ahhh-mazing florist, but she is a killer model as well! Enjoy:)

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Special shootout to her husband Paul…the best flower-carrying, bug-spraying guy there is.

Wild Green Yonder

Emily & Mark | Virginia Wedding Photographer

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There are so many reasons why I loved Emily and Mark’s wedding, but my favorite above all was that the entire day was centered around Christ. As one of Emily’s bridesmaids said while they prayed over her, “This day isn’t about Emily and Mark, Lord. This day is about You.” And it was.

It was a rainy Saturday down at The Plantation on Sunnybrook in Roanoke, Virginia…but that didn’t stop anyone from enjoying the day. The bride and groom got ready for the day, despite the weather outside because they knew that in just a few short hours they would be married, and a little rain wouldn’t get in their way. Right before the first look the rain stopped and it cleared up for the rest of the night! The ceremony was beautiful and the reception was great. Take a group of showchoir boys and dance major girls and put them in one recption and you get a dance party that doesn’t stop until the very last song. Overall, it was an amazing day and I truly was sad when it was over.

Emily and Mark- Thank you so much for letting me be a part of your wedding day. I’m praying that your marriage would glorify God and that you will be blessed by being His servants!2013-08-06_0190.jpg

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