Shaffer-Hotshots

Shaffer-Hotshots

Specializing in sports and event photography.

Unity Thunder Football Homecoming


  • Shaffer-Hotshots

I am a native Washingtonian currently residing in Silver Spring, Maryland.  I began my photography journey when my two sons were playing club soccer and later during their high school sports years. For the past three years I have shot sports for local prep schools such as Sidwell Friends , the Potomac School  and recently for St. Albans as well as continuing my long-time association with Northwood High School in Silver Spring. 

I attended Sidwell Friends School in Washington and went on to major in Art History at Bryn Mawr College (PA).  In the "don't quit your day job" department: Since 1981 I have had the privilege to serve as the Producing Director of the Kennedy Center's American College Theater Festival.  

What's in my bag: Canon EOS 1D Mark III 10.1; Canon 7D; Canon T4i; Canon 70-200; 2.8; Canon 70-300; Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 mm 1.USM Lens; Canon 1.4 extender, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS, Canon EF 100mm 1:2., Canon 50mm F1.4 , Canon Telephoto EF 300mm f/4.0L IS Image Stabilizer USM Autofocus Lens; Canon 24-105 mm F/4L IS; Canon Speedlite 430; Canon 40mm EF F/2.8 STM PANCAKE LENS; 135mm F/2L; Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM Telephoto Lens, Canon 24-70 2.8L .

Please contact me if you have questions or would like to discuss booking me for an event. I can be reached at susiekshaffer@gmail.com or by phone at 240-423-3595.