About Sue Fortier

“Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away”

Fortier Photography has been capturing the highlights of countless occasion throughout the east coast for 20 years. We will travel to your event or you may schedule a private session at our professional photo studio.  Our studio portraiture can include a choice of various backdrops and props – all with beautiful professional lighting.

Sue Fortier, the founder of our company has enjoyed photography through the transition of the art, from film and flashcube to a Polaroid to digital.

This is my story

I’ve always had a camera by my side – ready to roll!  For as long as I can remember, capturing the moments and memories of life has been the kaleidoscope of my life’s adventures. When I look through my viewfinder, I see more than others see. I can see a Mother’s face in a child, the lump in the Father’s throat as he passes her hand to her soon-to-be husband, and a Mother’s joy as she watches her daughter dance with her Dad. I see life itself. My favorite tickle is the “sparkle” in the eye of a happy face.
 
My love of photography started with a childhood curiosity of angles and light combined with a fascination for photographing family and friends. Everyone always wanted me to photograph his or her every event. Birthday parties, births, maternity, First Communions, Confirmations, graduations, high school seniors, proms, reunions and family gatherings soon brought more requests for weddings. Before I knew it, my first photography business was born: A Moment in Time Photography.  Simultaneously, I was the co-owner of two dance studios in New York City and another on the New Jersey shore. Photographing our students’ dance portraiture quickly lead to more opportunities to photograph their family’s events.
 
After transplanting to the Delmarva area of the eastern shore, Fortier Photography blossomed. We were based in Rehoboth Beach but traveled from Massachusetts to the Carolinas. Adding a Photo Booth to the mix – a kiss for luck, and we were on our way!
 
My style is simple, fun, creative and sometimes a “step back” from the frenzy of the day. I try to capture an ordinary moment to remember forever as an extraordinary experience.  Like a mirror, my photographs are a true reflection of the spirit, adventure, silliness, tenderness, confidence, anticipation and excitement of a single “blink” in time.
 
It’s always a joy to sit and reminisce looking at old family photos.  For a wedding couple, my photographs become the tapestry of their wedding day, which when transformed into a keepsake album, becomes their first family heirloom.  I treat every couple’s portraits with that same respect and attention to detail with the knowledge and understanding that this too will be a precious and prized treasure of unforgettable “moments” for future generations to cherish forever.
 
I particularly enjoy working with a variety of cultures and family traditions. I feel honored to be part of everyone’s precious, sometimes, intimate moments. In addition, I’ve been invited to capture the intimate moments at many weddings in the LGBT community. 
 
Engagement Portrait session for couples that have booked my services for their special day gives me a wonderful opportunity to discover their personalities and style. I particularly enjoy giving my absolute attention to every detail of your photo session or day together. From Classic to Contemporary no job is too big or too small. Every tear, every giggle and every ruffle is important to the total day’s memory of pictures.
 
With all facets of life, everyone now needs an inspiring Headshot that is an expression of their inner self. Careful consideration and thought is devoted to having clients feel “at-ease,” relaxed and comfortable with their photo session.  I attempt to represent your “inner” attributes whether they are humorous, dignified, playful, confident, determined or successful.  But more than that, I aim to give you a fun photo shoot!
 
I don’t TAKE a picture; I create it for you to hold in your heart to remember and “touch” for a lifetime. 
 
My Real Estate photography offers clients with exquisite photos of their property ~ inside and out. I use a drone to offer aerial photography to preferred agents, contractors and builders.
 
I’d be honored to sit and chat with you to discuss how I might be able to help you capture your memories forever, if given the opportunity.
 
Thank you for stopping to see our site.
 
Let us capture your moment in time…….every detail, every smile, every tear – every time!