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 community.

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 special exhibitions.

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 37th year in business in Las Vegas!