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Artist Profile

Susan Marie is the owner of Resort Photography & Design, LLC, a member of the Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce and the Better Business Bureau. Established in 2005, RPD specializes in photography (on-location sessions, beach portraits, reunions, small weddings, pet portraits, nature and fashion), Life & Times ofa memoir- legacy books (organizational process, layout, design, photo/negative scans, restoration, writing, and publishing), and artwork (caricatures, graphic design, and illustration). RPD is dedicated to providing their clients with the highest quality of creative innovative on-location photography and memoir organization, top notch design services restoring old photographs or editing new ones, amazing artwork and illustrations, along with maintaining the highest standards of customer service and integrity. A portion of sales is donated to Grand Strand Golden Retriever Rescue (GSGRR) group.


Susan graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology with her concentration in fashion illustration, photography and graphic design, has over 20 years of creative and business experiences in diverse fields such as within the advertising, fashion, marketing, real estate, consulting, building materials, and pharmaceutical industries. Susan is a contributing writer/photographer for the Dunes Living magazine and is currently designing the newsletter for GSGRR, a non-profit animal rescue group where, as mentioned, RPD works in partnership donating a portion of their sales. Susan has a Golden Retriever rescue, Buddy, of her own and is a passionate advocate for rescue groups.


Favorite Quotes


A musician must make music, an artist must paint, and a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. What a man can be, he must be - this need we call self-actualization.  Abraham Maslow


Choose an ambition, and with full force, expect that it is possible and that you can make it happen. Give consistent attention and committed effort to your dreams, and your motivation will perpetuate itself. Demonstrate a positive attitude as you strive for great things and take care to create a supportive environment around you that amplifies your motivation. - Brendon Burchar