Hello! I'm Suzanne....
"Your photo should represent the best version of yourself. "
In September 2017, Shoperatic.com launched! Within just three months, the site facilitated over $100K in gross transactions. All of this was born out of a Facebook group that stands at over 10.6K members comprised of female opera singers that buy, rent and sell performance apparel to one another, provide pertinent career advice as it relates to the female performer and an space for artists to start businesses and, "Be more than one thing!"
In late 2014, I purchased my first camera to take quality photos of my inventory. Thanks to my good friend, "The Voice of Job", I began shooting photos of opera singers while continuing to sing internationally, rent out property to tourists and spent countless hours in a business mentorship program.
Many of my photography clients appear on leading stages of the world including The Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, Paris Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin and everywhere in between. In addition to shooting classical musicians, I've worked with models, actors, medical professionals, entrepreneurs, authors, animals and NYC daters (yes... you read that right)! My work has been published in magazines including Classical Singer Magazine, Opera News for a campaign to promote Maria di Rohan with Washington Concert Opera and countless other websites.
Nobody else besides me is surprised that I got into photography. I worked for several photographers nearly a decade ago as a studio assistant/stylist, modeled as an awkward pre-teen and continue to collaborate with other industry professionals in addition to owning so many clothes that I had to rent a storage unit! I really consider myself a stylist with a camera as my interest really lies in fashion. While I shoot portraits, I really enjoy when clients come to me and just let me do my thing!
Photography like style curation is just another example of my outpouring of love for Opera and Fashion as I regularly get to combine the two!
S. Richards Photography is proudly under the parent company Shoperatic LLC.
Photo Credits: KALEIGH RAE PHOTOGRAPHY & FLORIDA GRAND OPERA
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