Broadway Portrait Photography
Susan Stripling Photography
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Broadway Portrait Photography

Creating Broadway portrait photography is a great love of mine. I have always adored the theatre, and working with performers brings me great personal and professional joy.

This session was my second Broadway portrait. Ali Stroker was a marvelous subject, and it was an honor document her.


Broadway is an amazing thing. It is incredible to me that shows are created and live for a brief time, even if the run is long. I remember my first real show, which was Chicago at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta.


I thought that seeing a "real" Broadway show was never going to happen, but I ended up visiting Manhattan for the first time when I was eighteen. I clearly remember seeing How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying with Matthew Broderick. I was blown away by the sets, the lights, and the entire performance. I didn’t know I wanted to be a photographer then, but the wheels were set in motion at that very first play.


Little did I know that I’d be back a few years later as an intern for the Roundabout Theatre Company. I soaked up theatre like crazy that summer, seeing anything and everything that I could. I was fascinated by the marketing and promotional photography that I saw for those shows. I was most taken with the portraits of the Broadway performers and how meticulously they were created. I started thinking "I’d love to do that one day."


It’s amazing that one day is now, and that I have been graced with the ability to photograph so many amazing performers. Broadway portrait photography is quickly becoming a part of my photography business. I love creating these portraits during the week and photorgaphing weddings on the weekend. It truly is the best of all worlds.

I'd love to create portraits for you, whatever your portrait needs may be. I hope to hear from you soon!

1/160; f/1.8; ISO 800; 85.0 mm.