Art, Design & Photography

Authentically engage customers with Susie Hosterman’s art and marketing services. Susie gives her all to every creative project that comes her way and has experience in both applied and traditional art mediums. Her main strength is the ability to communicate your message through beautiful design and intuitive organization.

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About Susie

Susie is an artist, graphic designer, and portrait photographer in Erie, PA.

When asked what work she does professionally, Susie sums herself up by responding that ‘Her Art is Heart’  because she is multi-passionate and puts her whole heart into creating meaningful projects. With over 17 years of experience, her main services include logo & branding design, website design, product & portrait photography, video, content writing, social media marketing, training & consultations, and fine-art paintings. Susie is able to showcase your brand with pizazz (yes, pizazz!). She has created various types of marketing projects for industries such as clothing shops & boutiques, restaurants, real estate companies, chiropractors, alternative medicine clinics, photography studios, life coaches, product designers, and manufacturing companies.

Susie enjoys training (and thereby empowering!) her clients about how to create their own content and make website updates with ease. In an age where marketing trends and algorithms change in an instant, she knows that having this independence and knowledge to edit at any time is a must– and not just a convenience! For this reason, she shares her marketing expertise to each client she works with, going above and beyond the project they may happen to be creating together.

As a perpetual child of service, Susie articulates each client’s unique message through authentic branding and content that impacts their appropriate target audiences in positive ways. For this reason, she especially enjoys working with healing arts professionals, non-profits, and budding entrepreneurs. Currently, she is offering a free marketing consultation and/or website audit to new businesses interested in learning more about online marketing tactics. To take advantage of this offer, contact Susie today!

Artist

Fine Artist

Designer

Graphic Designer

Photographer

Portrait and Fine Art Photographer

I am grateful to have found Susie and would follow her to the ends of the Earth. It’s rare to find such a right-brained-left-brained combination in one fiercely generous and grounded human being.  Susie can do it all.

Carla Fleming- Design Client

Certified High Performance Coach

Portfolios

Commercial Services

Portrait Photography

Nature Photography

Other Photography

Product Photography

Clothing, Real Estate, Food & Restaurant, Jewelry, Artwork, and Other Business Photography

Susie’s commercial product photography services for small businesses include restaurant and food photography, clothing photography, jewelry photography, craft photography, and photographing art for local artists. She has conceptualized, produced and directed product photography sessions for many kinds of marketing endeavors, including for print material & catalogs, online marketing, and e-commerce websites. She has worked with large real estate agencies as well as small business owners who wanted to showcase their unique architecture, and photographs both interior and exterior settings.

Portrait Photographer in Erie PA

Professional Portraits & Headshots, Groups, Bands and Musician Photography, and Photojournalism

Looking for captivating portrait photography services to fit yourself or your company? Susie’s dynamic portrait photography enhances the look of many marketing outlets including website, e-commerce websites, social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and etc), and in printed material such as brochures and business cards.

The portrait photography services she offers includes individual portraits, headshots for business professionals, group photography, and more. She has worked with musicians and local artists, clothing stores, entrepreneurs, and start-up companies to create stunning portraits that highlight each subject’s unique personality.

Susie has a way of making you feel comfortable in front of the camera (which is hard to do for me!) To find an artist you can easily work with and see what unfolds with an open heart is a gift. She has become a great friend in the process! I cannot recommend Susie enough as a designer, photographer, tutor or creative collaborator.

Sarah Bennett

Owner of HouseFlyCo on Etsy

Family Portrait Photographer

Engagement, newborn and baby, and family photography services

Taking a picture of a two year old is no easy feat, but Susie was so professional and personable, she was not distracted and just went with the flow of whatever my daughter wanted to do.

Kimmy Casey

Mother

What sets Susie’s family portraits apart from other photographers is her unique ability to embrace and include the background and surrounding environment into the scene. Often, when we look back at family photos, we remark on changes in the environment, “look how new those drapes looked!”, “remember when we had that picture over the couch?” It’s not just the people that change throughout the years. Susie uses her candid and documentary style photographic voice to create memorable family portraits for each family she photographs. Having come from a larger family, Susie knows the absolute blessing it is to bring the whole family together and have just one moment captured for years to come. Her eye for composition and background in acting and performance art lends itself well to working with large groups, and she brings out the natural happiness families create. Susie has experience with, but is not limited to…

  • Family portrait photography
  • Engagement photography
  • Maternity photography services
  • Newborn and baby photography services

Design Services for Small Businesses

Logo design, branding, rebranding, content creation, and website design services for your business.

From designing business cards to designing full websites, Susie has helped many boutique and small business’s get their name out into the world. After a simple– yet thorough– initial first meeting, she can pin-point your most valuable and logical marketing outlets and work closely with you to design a visual voice that best suits your company. Because of her wide artistic interests and skills, she is able to pull from many areas to create cohesive design and marketing material for your business. Whether you’re looking for a logo design, full branding or rebranding, content creation, or website design, Susie provides the professional services you’ve been looking for.

I absolutely love my biz card design. Susie was able to take my vision and make it fit my brand and needs. I felt like she knew exactly what I needed and really listened to me. She’s so friendly and fun to be around– and she makes the design process so fun too!

Jennifer Dworek

Senior Portrait Photographer

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Fashion Portraits

Online shop fashion photography, catalog, vintage, accessories and more

Fashion photography is in Susie’s blood. It combines two loves she has: fashion and photography. Her experience managing a vintage clothing boutique and working various retail jobs at jewelry and department stores has helped develop her eye and understanding for what the market wants to see. Her classic composition skills and unique perspective on lighting and angles gives her fashion photographs presence. She’s staged various photoshoots and worked as the creative director, which interestingly enough, she has found her 10+ years acting on stage to help her envision conceptual and traditional settings that compliment each fashion project’s integrity. She enjoys working with models, fashion designers, and retail establishments.

Fine Art

Acrylic paintings, oil paintings, watercolor paintings, ink, and mixed media art

Susie has been a fine artist since kindergarten. Her love of color and dynamic compositions led her on a journey through realism, into abstract expressionism, and out the other end with pure abstract creations. A great fan of symbolism and conceptual art, Susie began incorporating energy healing ideals into her art in 2013 when she passed her Reiki II certification. Susie paints as a form of art therapy, as well as saying “I just can’t NOT!”. She has displayed her art at the Erie Art Museum and is a member of the PIAA (Presque Isle Artist Association). She uploads her latest creations onto her Instagram account at @srhosterman.

Fine Art Photography

Artistic portrait angles, wilted flowers, haunting portraits, and neglected locations make up only a few of Susie’s poetic fine art photographs.

In 2005, Susie stopped taking funny photos of her friends and began ‘seeing’ for the first time. At first, she saw rust– and lots of it. After that her focus turned to small creatures in nature, followed by reflective portraits. Once she was invited to an abandoned location and her love for urban exploration blossomed. Eventually she saw the vast personalities of plants and landscapes and set up home there. If you were to ask Susie she would tell you “these are a few of” her “favorite things!”

Fine Art Portraits

Nature Photography

Landscape Photography

Spaces Photography

Urban Decay Photography

Patterns and Texture Photography

Creature and Pet Photography

Abstract and Composite Photography