We had the good fortune of connecting with Suzanne Barnes and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Suzanne, do you have a favorite quote or affirmation?
I think most of us have heard the phrase “This too shall pass.” But I once heard an addition to that phrase that I absolutely love. It’s funny, and it’s true. “This too shall pass… Maybe like a kidney stone, but it will pass.” Sometimes things are thrown our way that we have no control of, and this year is a perfect example of that. But as hard as things have been the last few months, it will pass. And we will come out stronger on the other side. It’s about being positive in every situation, but also recognizing that trials are just a part of life.”
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I am on a personal mission to get images off of hard drives and onto walls! I believe that photography is meant to be enjoyed, not meant to sit on a USB drive drive gathering dust in a desk drawer. I’m a boutique portrait photographer, and specialize in creating custom wall galleries, albums, and other beautiful displays so that my clients get to see and enjoy their custom artwork everyday.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I’m located in The Woodlands, so we’d start there. My favorite place is The Woodlands Waterway. There’s so many fantastic restaurants, and the atmosphere is great. My favorite restaurant on the Waterway is Cyclone Anaya’s Tex Mex Kitchen. I’m getting a hankering for their fish tacos as I write this! I’d take them to visit Old Town Spring, because there’s so many quirky and unique shops – and there’s Corkscrew BBQ. That’s a must!!! We’d probably head downtown and visit the zoo and aquarium, or maybe the Museum of Natural Science. And although it’s not technically Houston, you can’t come this far and not take a day to visit Galveston Beach and The Strand!
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My business would absolutely not be where it is today without my husband, Burell. He has been my biggest supporter, my loudest cheerleader. Many years ago, he bought me my first camera after I retired from teaching, and then dove head first into this venture with me. He’s spent a lot of time, money, and patience on this journey. And these days, he’s #1 on dad duty when I have a portrait session or image reveal. I couldn’t have followed this dream without him. He’s the absolute best, and I’m so thankful he’s mine.
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