My name is Suzy and for the last 12 years I've had the absolute honor & privilege of photographing families during their life's greatest moments in Chicago and all around the world (and I have the smile lines to prove it). I absolutely love photography (and I am extremely good at what I do), but my absolute best and most important work is being able to help people connect with their families. Helping people see what is so wonderful about their life and practicing the art of presence. Because life is a lot, and it's really easy to get caught up in all the things that are hard. Whether you're a pro photographer learning from me or a client in front of my camera, there is nothing more important than being able to stay grounded in what is so great about your life and being with the people you care deeply about.
Working with me is about so much more than creating pretty pictures to share on Instagram (although that's nice too). It's about the long game - it's a totally personalized, luxury service meant to create not only beautiful images of your family's life but also an experience for you all to get more deeply connected with each other.
I don't know about you but the ultimate adult play date for me is getting together with another mom (or family) who loves to take pictures as much as I do. Like, really has fun with it, loves to play dress up and create different scenes together. If that sounds like something you'd be interested in doing with your family or simply learning more about, check out this recent shoot of mine with Sara Covey and her family.
When my first daughter was born I ended up having a c-section after trying for a home birth. When I got pregnant with our second daughter, we decided to do a scheduled c-section. And I finally got the beautiful birth experience I always dreamt of having. If you have a planned c-section coming up, read more about my story and ways you can plan and prepare so you have the best chances of having a beautiful c-section birth experience.
I released this lesson from my Photography Course for Parents for free so you can learn how to take Milk Bath photos of your baby (and you don't need a fancy bathroom to do it!)
Are you about to welcome a new baby and want to take birth and/or hospital photos like the pros do? Download my free Fresh48 Photo Guide so you take all the best shots at the hospital of your new baby! (for big cameras and iPhone)
Do you feel overwhelmed with the idea of buying a camera to start taking pictures of your family, so you just don't? Download my free camera buying guide so you can easily choose the right camera for whatever your budget is!
Do you want to start taking pictures of your family that are beautiful, authentic and real? Do you want the time that your camera comes out at home to be something that's special and fun for everyone in your family? After photographing families for over 10 years, I've learned that the real secret to getting the most beautiful pictures of your family starts with being deeply connected to them. So I've put together this FREE 5-Day Challenge to help get you more connected and start taking the most incredible pictures of your family.
Follow along for more about photography, motherhood and life behind the scenes with my own family.