Susan started her photography apprenticeship at age fifteen. She then went on to study her art at the New England Institute of Professional Photography. In 1975 she opened her first studio in Quincy, MA.
Ms. White won her first award for excellence in photography at the 1977 Boston Phoenix photo exhibition. Since that time, she has won first place blue ribbons in the Duxbury, North River, Pembroke and Norwell Art Association juried shows. She has earned the Cape Cod Times "award for excellence", as well as top honors from the Professional Photographers of New England. Ms White has been accepted as "gallery artist", at both the South Shore Art Center in Cohasset and the prestigious Copley Art Society on Newbury Street in Boston.
She recently earned both the degree of "Certified Professional Photographer" and "Master of Photography" from the Professional Photographers of America, the largest international organization of image makers in the world. These degrees are awarded to a chosen few for superior photographic competence demonstrated through national photo competitions and continued advanced education.
Her work has been displayed in many one woman photo exhibits and art shows. The Fuji Film Company has recently entered Susan into the elite group of Fuji Masterpiece Award recipients in the outstanding children's portrait category.