ANDREWS + BRADDY PHOTOGRAPHY
Susan Andrews and Jeff Braddy are two artists with a quite disparate focus (if you will.) Friends and fellow professionals told them not to merge their dissimilar work products into a single studio, for fear of losing the strength of reputation. But each continues in his/her own trajectory, and there is no regret. Both live with their lenses focused on the next challenge and their success is well documented. It is recorded by every satisfied client, many of whom are now personal friends of the partnership. It is because of this success, that organizations such as Adoption Center of Illinois can be thankful for the work that Andrews & Braddy Photography has been able to donate to their cause. Susan and Jeff and pleased to be well-regarded by those in their profession and in their community.
Susan Andrews feels lucky that the geometry teacher, so discouraged by her math skills, was also the faculty advisor for photography club. When she held a camera, instead of a protractor, he formed a far more favorable opinion of her talents. As Susan watched the faces of fellow club members develop in the solution, she found a passion that would last a lifetime. Though her first photo to win a prize was a landscape, she was inclined back to the joy of those first portraits. In the studio, Susan listens to grasp all she can of the client’s expectations, and then begins the thrill of the shoot; taking charge, putting it together, moving the moment and occasionally wrangling a runaway baby. Though never good at geometry, Susan has an uncanny ability to locate that linear connection of the head, the eye and the heart.
Jeff Braddy was born into the field of photography; an heir to the business of detail. His earliest photographic memory is a series of images which captured the deliberate architecture of the jelly jar. With regular observation of this exacting process, Jeff mastered the photography of “exaggerated realism.” Through his lens, vegetable ripen, a slice of cake breaks down all your resolve and a bottle of beer will intoxicate. (His images should not be seen by underaged viewers.) Jeff has worked with a wide variety of clients, including Fortune 500 brands, eager for client gratification in every job. He savors the time it takes to find the perfect shot as well as the problem-solving required along the way. First-time clients come with questions, and 95% of them return, happy with the answers Jeff provides – every hundredth of a second.