Photo by Pana Portraits

Photo by Pana Portraits

Summer Vang

Hello everyone! My name is Summer Vang and I am 23 years old. I am a self-taught photographer based in Wausau, Wisconsin. I have 2 sisters, one older and one younger. I was born in St. Paul MN, but have been raised in Wausau for most of my life. I picked up my first DSLR camera as a gift from my parents in 2009, for a media bootcamp class in New York for a class I attended in high school. I've been doing photography since then, but have always loved the hobby of taking pictures all my life. I have chosen to focus on Fashion and Lifestyle photography. I admire simplicity in photos and raw moments, so lifestyle was my first love. But as I pursued my passion, I realized that I enjoyed fashion as well. Lifestyle and Fashion photography are so different, but are my favorite styles to shoot. My biggest motivator is my mom. She is my rock throughout all of the struggles with being a photographer. She has taught me and shown me so much and I can't thank her enough for all that she has done. I am more than grateful to have such a huge support group behind me through all of the hardship. My supporters are the reasons why I am here today. So if it wasn't for you guys, I wouldn't have come this far. I have many photographers I look up to, one of the biggest photographers I am truly inspired by is Brandon Woelfel (@brandonwoelfel). He has inspired me to be myself with everything I do, with every picture I take. To think beyond my wildest thoughts and strive to be the best photographer I can be. His photos are definitely an eye catcher and his work is so mind blowing. Another photographer I am very inspired by is Knas Vang Photography (@knas_vang). He is also very unique and I love how his photos tell a story. His work is very editorial and he inspires the fashion side of my work! Some other photographers I have been inspired by is Jessica Kobeissi, Samuel Elkins, Alivia Latimer, True Creative Portraits; the list goes on and on! I am still learning and growing everyday, always trying to find ways to improve myself. My main priority is to make you feel beautiful when you see your portraits. Also, I want to make sure you are fully satisfied before we even start our photoshoot so everything goes as smoothly as possible. I hope I get to work with you some day!

My only goal is to be better than I was yesterday. I hope you all enjoy my work as much as I love showing you.

Send me an email if you're interested in working with me!