Simply by Suzy Photography


When I was five, my mom would take me to the local library where I would look through endless books on weather and the stars because I dreamt of photographing them one day. As I grew older, my dad didn't see something like photography as a practical career so I decided to become a pediatric reconstruct-ive surgeon. Though I had a genuine love for health care, sitting in an MCAT prep class one night a wave of nausea hit me as I suddenly began to envision a reality of going to medical school for the next 12 years... it just didn't feel right and so I got up, walked out and never looked back. 

Mother, photograhper, Educator




"Most of all, I love working with mothers and women." 

After giving up medical school I decided to get my Masters in Public Health while I figured out what to do next. I specialized in Maternal/Child Health and became a trained doula while writing my capstone thesis on the efficacy of doula support in childbirth. While working with my doula clients they started asking me if I could take pictures of their birth or of their family and somehow that evolved into Simply by Suzy Photography where I have had the pleasure of photographing over 700 mothers & families in the last 12 years, as well as companies such as Medela and Monica + Andy, to help them create imagery that speaks to mothers and families. 

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.

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Photography can be so much more than just beautiful photos to hang on your wall. It can be a window into realizations about your life or a doorway to a deeper connection with yourself or the people you love most...

When I was younger, I used to think I was so hideous that I refused to leave the house without a full face of make up because I couldn't handle the idea of someone seeing my bare face. As I grew older, I learned to feel comfortable in my own skin but I still never considered myself to be beautiful and for a very long time I thought I learned self love simply because my face was something I had come to accept. After my daughter was born, everyone aaaalwaaaays told me how much she looked like me. I remember one day I was looking at pictures of her and I, and I totally saw the resemblance. But in a different way than I had ever before. I marveled at how beautiful she was as I often did, but I literally laughed out loud as it suddenly hit me how much we really did look alike. I thought to myself, if she's beautiful, I must be beautiful too! I just had never allowed myself to see it before.

It took seeing a photograph of myself next to my daughter to connect the dots that I deserved to love myself as much as I loved her. 

I told my husband I was okay with 2 kids but now that our second daughter is here I think I might want 10.

Adventure is the cure for anything that ails you, but it's somehow also true that there's no place like home with the one you love.

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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.

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