Specializing in editorial film photography & video for chicago families celebrating any milestone 


Simply by Suzy

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.

photographer, mother & Educator



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.

simply by Suzy experience

discover the

Filters to transform your phone photos into classic, beautiful images - no weird or trendy colors. 

The simple presets

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!)

milk bath lesson

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)

fresh48 Photo Guide

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!

Camera buying guide

for parents


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.

simply by Suzy
5 Day Connection Challenge


Follow along for more about photography, motherhood and life behind the scenes with our own families.



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