Sue Altenburg graduated with honors from Brooks Institute of Photography
with a Bachelors Degree in Professional Portraiture. Sue was
the first woman in Nevada to receive the prestigious degree of Certified
Master Photographer by the Professional Photographers of America.
She also holds PPA’s Photographic Craftsman Degree and was
recently awarded an Honorary Master of Science Degree from Brooks
Institute of Photography for her continued service to the photographic
Sue has been the recipient of numerous national and international
awards. She has won 3 Fuji Masterpiece Awards and 6 prestigious Kodak
Gallery Awards for excellence. Eastman Kodak Co. selected 4 of
her prints to be displayed at Walt Disney’s EPCOT Center in
Sue is an internationally recognized speaker. She has completed
two lecture tours of Japan where she shared her unique style of
photography. Sue has also lectured several times at the “Society
of Wedding and Portrait Photographers” Conferences in Coventry
and London, England. She is a member of the Professional Photographers
of America, the Society of Portrait and Wedding Photographers and
the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce.
Altenburg Studio is a family business established over 60 years
ago in a small, northern Illinois town by my mother, Kay Altenburg.
Kay began her career photographing children and weddings from our
home. We moved our studio to Las Vegas in 1972 and I joined my mom
in business after receiving my degree in photography. Mom celebrated
a well-deserved retirement in 1990 and I took over operation of the
studio. I still try to maintain the same warm, comfortable feeling
of her first home studio. This year we are proud to celebrate our
year in business in Las Vegas!