Assya & Matt

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Assya & Matt

When I met Assya and Matt, it was sweltering!  It was the hottest hour of an already hot day, and they were absolute troopers.  They chose the beautiful botanical gardens as it was a place they loved and I do too. Seriously... i think i could shoot there all day.  

These photos are something to treasure... it shows love, joy and beauty.  My top 3 things to photograph.  I love when couples invest in themselves and get photos capturing their love for each other.  For generations to come, these photos will be there. How much would you treasure photos like these of your parents or grandparents?  Don't let life pass you by and regret not treasuring moments like these!

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Oliwia & Jose

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Oliwia & Jose

I'm so excited to share this session!  Oliwia and Jose were such a joy to photograph at the University Botanical Gardens.  They're kind, gorgeous people (inside and out), and their love is infectious and oh-so-romantic.  It was touch and go whether we could shoot that day due to rain, but ended up going for it.  As I waited for them at the gardens, a storm showed up over head and I took for cover in the cactus greenhouse.  There I discovered how beautiful the light was while cloudy and knew we had to head back in there for some shots.  

Oliwia is a talented piano player regularly travelling back to Poland for performances, and Jose stars on a telenovela show in Guatemala!  Okay, maybe he isn't but i said he should be with his looks.  Speaking of Jose's looks, once it was pointed out to me that he looks like Roger Federer i couldn't un-see it!  Check out the photos below and see for yourself!

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Salina and Maleah

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Salina and Maleah

Salina and Maleah have to be the sweetest mother/daughter duo ever!  Maleah is like a mini-Salina, their outfits perfectly complemented each other, and you can see by these photos how much fun they have in each others company.  

This shoot was so much fun with ice cream eating, lots of laughing, dancing in old town basel, and taking bites out of a baguette. 

This is only a THIRD of the images I delivered - I think this is a record number for an hour-long photoshoot, and it was so hard to pick, but if i included them all it would have been a really long blog post!  This just demonstrates how easy these two were to work with. Enjoy taking a glimpse into the shoot:

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Art Basel

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Art Basel

I was so excited to be in town for Art Basel this year.  Patrick surprised me with tickets so we made our way there this morning to make the most of the day. It was so much bigger than I expected - the equivalent to 3 floors of art exhibitions plus Art Basal Miami.  The collection of art were modern, a lot of them interactive and most with meaningful messages.  Art Basel featured works from over 4,000 artists from 291 of the worlds best galleries. 

I love that Basel comes alive this time of year - there's people out everywhere enjoying themselves, pop up restaurants in full swing and the rhine is lined with people soaking up the sunshine. My fitbit tells me i walked 14,000 steps today... and i'm not even mad - it's what happens when the sun shines 15 hours a day!  

Here are a few images from my first Art Basel experience.

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Gaio Family

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Gaio Family

I had the wonderful opportunity of photographing Martha & Deigo and their 3 children, Finley, Chiara and Devin in Basel's Lange Erlen on the weekend.  They are a multicultural family with heritage in the USA and Italy while living in Basel, Switzerland. They're all bi-lingual - something I marvel at as (so far) only speak one language!  Finley, the oldest of the three kids also represents Switzerland in athletic events! This family is seriously talented!!

Even though it was humid and hot (even after 7:30pm!) we had so much fun together. This family has a whole lot of love for one another and it really showed through in these photos. 

 

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Kevin & Katie

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Kevin & Katie

These two!  Outstanding photographers. Soulful creatives. Intelligent. A caring mother and father. Bookworms. Complementary. Resilient.  Never had professional photos despite being married for 13 years!  Just some of the things I learnt about Kevin and Katie on our week long getaway in Italy.  

It's quite intimidating photographing for two photographers!  However, on our last night in Italy, I really wanted to experiment with some new couple posing and also to give something special to Kevin and Katie.   

Because we were surrounded by mountains of Cinque Terre, after sunset we were left with a beautiful long twilight.  Katie found some gorgeous dresses in Vernazza that afternoon, and Kevin surprised Katie with a timeless string of pearls.

I am in love with these photos and I hope you can feel the love when you look at them!

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Italian Getaway

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Italian Getaway

A last minute decision for a quick weeks holiday in Italy was a great one!  

Our wedding photographers, Kevin & Katie from K Hulett Photography were flying into Zurich from the U.S. and driving down to Lake Como (where we were married two years ago)  to photograph another wedding (in the same hotel we were).  They were also headed to Cinque Terre for a couple of days - a place where I've always wanted to go.  I cheekily asked if we could join them to share some expenses.   They were so lovely to say yes, and Patrick was lucky to get a bit of time off work too.  

I can't tell you how lovely this trip was!!  It was the perfect mix between relaxing, exploring, delicious food (at great prices) and we couldn't have asked for two better people to share our time with - great conversation and lots of laughs. With 3 out of the 4 of us being photographers, we spent our last night taking some couple shots of each other (in a blog post coming soon).  

In the meantime, here are some of my favourite pictures from the trip.  

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Dalglish Family

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Dalglish Family

As a kid, I grew up only a couple of streets away from Luke, and now, 20 years later, I had the pleasure of photographing his family!  Luke, his gorgeous fiance Rachael, and their 3 children - Quinn, Vea and Leon.  

These girls look quite perfect in their white matching dresses sitting on the floral swing.  And gorgeous Leon stole the show dressed so handsome in his suspenders!  

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Switzerland Winterland

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Switzerland Winterland

I spent Christmas and new year in my new home in Switzerland (before a brief hiatus back in Perth). For an Australian, 15 degrees is pretty chilly and on those cold Perth mornings, 8 degrees is blistering cold! Well, my Aussie wardrobe wasn't really holding up in the Swiss winter.  In December, the temperature barely rose above 1 degree and if it did, it was for half an hour at 3pm, when it got to 3 degrees. 

As cold as it was, Switzerland has a charm about it.  I could look at that icy looking skyline forever (well, maybe if i was out of the wind and cold!). The christmas markets are spectacular. We enjoyed hot roasted salmon in bread rolls while looking at the stalls.  Enjoyed Gluhwein at crowded tables - everyone out enjoying themselves. I was sad to see it all packed down after christmas.  Nevertheless, I will be waiting for the next christmas markets to return!

Here are my favourite photos i took of our wintertime in Switzerland.

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Thompson Family

On a lovely summers day, I met the Thompson Family for their first proper family photoshoot.  Little Xavier was so well behaved and smiling for me all the time which made our shoot super productive.  We not only got some great shots, but it was great family time for them too.  I loved the props that Wayne and Fleur brought along - a wooden truck (thats been passed down in his family) and a pin-wheel.  These types of props keep children amused, but also look so good in photos - I think i have to invest in a few of these items myself!

Take a look at some of the best shots from the day:

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I'm leaving Perth again in mid-march so lock in your photoshoot before then!  Contact me today

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In Perth for a limited time

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I'm back in Perth for a limited time starting from the 1st of February.  To celebrate, I'm running some not-to-be-missed specials!  If you've been waiting to get your family portrait done, now is the time! Offering 25% of all Family sessions.  You can see my price information here. 

Otherwise, I'm excited to continue to offer my Floral Swing mini sessions, with a special marathon event on 18th February.  I have only 4 mini sessions available at a special price of $100.  Plus one extra special extended mini session that will include extra time and extra images.  You can book a session below:


Floral Swing Mini Session - Burswood 18th February
100.00 130.00

Have your children's portrait taken in our custom gold swing decorated in pretty pastel flowers and foliage.  20 minute session located at Burswood Foreshore on Saturday 18th February Includes best 7 images (selected by Suzy-Lou Photography) in high resolution format so you can get it printed for your home. 

Extended Mini Session will run in the evening close to sunset to capture that beautiful golden light.  It will be 40 minutes long to include children/family photos on and off the floral swing.  

Limited spaces so get in quick to secure your spot!

The swing will fit 2-3 children on at once.  Max 1 adult. 
Suitable for children 2.5 years and over (unless accompanied by an adult).

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Warren Family

Had the absolute pleasure of photographing the Warren Family.  Photographing adult families is so much more efficient than ones that include children, so we can pack so many photos in an hour session.  We were able to explore lots of locations at UWA!  Loved all the details of this shoot.  This family got the colours all right, were joyful, loving and it shows in their photographs.  

Feel the love and view the photos:

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Team Vincent!

I've been photographing this family for years now, Zara is my little muse and now they have a new addition to their family - Marlee.  As you can see, she's as wide-eyed and adorable as Zara. Altogether, they are the most beautiful family and I love watching them grow. 

Even cooler, is the fact they made family shirts with their birth dates... what a great idea!!! We got so many great shots from this session, and these are just a handful of my favourites.

 

By the way, if you're wondering where that gorgeous playmat is from - click here.

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Headshots Galore

I've been so busy lately with headshots and personal brand photoshoots lately.  I absolutely love doing these types of shoots as clients continually underestimate how important a great headshot is - you get so much use out of them - resumes, linked in, facebook and if you're an entrepreneur, you can use it on your website and in advertising.  When my clients receive their image, their reaction is usually "Why didn't I do this earlier!?"

Here are some of my favourite images from recent photoshoots:

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Bloss & Co Styled Shoot

Last weekend i took part in a beautiful collaborative shoot with some awesome girlbosses. We were all drooling at how beautiful this set up was.  Coordinated by Bloss & Co to launch their amazing floral wall which would be so perfect for any wedding or birthday (Does it remind anyone else of Kim And Kanye's wedding?)

Here's the lowdown on the talent involved:

  • Flower wall/floral crowns/floral frames: Bloss & Co
  • Makeup & Hair: Faces by Lisa Thomas
  • Jewellery: Jewels by Gypsy Heart
  • Models: Pearl Prior & Emily Hunter
  • Photography: Suzy-Lou Photography
  • Clothing courtesy of Styled by Bella
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What to expect when you're expecting

Well, you can't control the weather!  Last weekend was an example of that - we wanted to take some beautiful outdoor maternity photos, but the strong winds, rain, cold temperatures (...and did i mention wind?) put a dampener on things. We spent about 5 minutes along the foreshore before we decided to bow out (not-so-gracefully).   My poor sister - who just had her hair and makeup done, looking like a glamazon and to have it all blown away in the wind.  

Nevertheless, we headed back to my house where I set up a pretty little corner for some shots.  Considering with the conditions we dealt with, I still love these shots.  <3

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Headshot Hero

Last weekend I had the pleasure of taking some headshots for the gorgeous Syan.  I have to take a moment to express gratitude to all the amazing women that contact me for photos. I am so incredibly lucky to work with talented and beautiful people - it makes my job so much easier - beauty comes from the inside!

Syan is no exception!  Take a look at some of the beautiful shots we got!

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Take your annual report from drab to fab!

The annual report is a document viewed thousands of times by staff and visitors.  I recommend when designing your document, think about the photos that will complement your content and strengthen your brand.  The photography should reflect your company values and look consistent throughout the document.  Here are a couple of the latest shots I took for long time client, Southcare Inc.


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India's Wiggly Birthday!

How lucky is little India?
2 years old and parents, Jade and Callum threw a spectacular Wiggles themed birthday party. Props to Callum who even dressed up as a wiggle to entertain her.

View some the highlights below!

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Family Photos - Zalife, Murat, Zayn and Aren

I did a family session for a dear friend Zalife and her husband, Murat and two kids, Zayn and Aren. I am so excited that we incorporated the floral swing - only proves that it's not just for girls! 

These boys were the absolute cutest - with their hats and matching outfits.  They were hard to keep in one place but I think we managed some great photos. Zalife and Murat are super parents keeping the boys in check so they didn't run into the river or the highway. The last time I photographed these boys, Aren was only a few weeks old - I cannot believe how big and handsome he is now.  Here are a few from the session:

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To book your family photoshoot, send through an enquiry today.

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