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Branding session for Kellie

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Branding session for Kellie

I absolutely loved working with Kellie! She is (relatively) new to Basel and settling in after a previous life in social work back in the USA. She came to me wanting some photos to use on social media and for her blogging (which you can find at https://4passion.blog.) Since our first meeting we hit it off - she was such a stylish, positive and inspiring person to be around, so we’ve become great friends too! We ended up shooting in a few spots in Basel city as well as her apartment where I got to witness first hand her obsession with workout clothes and fun accessories. I only wish I had a collection as awesome as hers.

Apart from having a blast together, we got so many great photos, and it was so hard to pick favourites but this selection gives a great glimpse into what our shoot was like:

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Romance in Bloom | Basel Photographer

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Romance in Bloom | Basel Photographer

I had the most amazing opportunity come my way to collaborate with some local vendors (who I absolutely love) for a beautiful shoot. I’ve been dying to share these with you for some months, but have had to keep them secret as we’ve been waiting patiently to have this photoshoot featured on the popular Hochzeit Guide. You can read the publication here.

I worked together with Carla from Festum Artis to create an incredible creative vision for this shoot. Carla designed all the floral pieces and dressed the beautiful table. Our brilliant makeup artist was Sandra from Boholicious. Can’t say enough about her beautiful artistry on our model - Paulina Urba.

The shoot took place in an old antique store in Basel. We were able to use a few corners of the house which was full of beautiful nooks and crannies. It felt magical being able to shoot there, amongst all the little treasures and aged and worn walls. It was sensual, intimate and romantic, soft and feminine yet strong and sexy.

It is my aim in everything I photograph to evoke some sort of emotion, to make the viewer feel like they are right there with me, taking a moment to pause and observe how grand the small moments are, how (sometimes imperfectly) beautiful it is. I hope you also take a moment to view this gallery and the beauty it holds!

If you ever want to be the subject of a beautiful moment - contact me for your own shoot!


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Raluca

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Raluca

This lovely lady is gorgeous on the inside and out.  I absolutely adore photographing her (who wouldn't!?). Raluca is someone I can get creative with, have fun and see some beautiful moments captured.  We were faced with some challenges on this day - a threatening storm and some seriously crazy winds!! 

I am so proud of this set of images.  These are the types of images i live for and the reason i love photography so much - it makes you feel something!  

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Pirraca Family | Basel Family Photographer

I just love this family!!  Repeat clients - Raquel and Nuno are expecting their second bundle of joy and I couldn't be happier for them.  If their new baby is anything like their little girl Matilde, they're going to have one super sweet family!  

This session was so vibrant and summery! The flowers were in bloom and it was the perfect backdrop for some family time spent together.  Even Matilde got a little present surprise from her parents and I feel so lucky to have been able to capture them.  As she was opening this gift you see not only the joy from Matilde receiving the doll she wanted, but also the happiness it brought the parents.  The true joy of giving!  

If you want your own sunflower session - get in touch today! 

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The best gift you can give your kids

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The best gift you can give your kids

Hi Super-mums!

You know better than anyone, how quickly the time passes.  It feels like yesterday that you spent hours just staring into your precious newborns eyes.  You’ve been excited for them to grow up while at the same time wishing for time to stop so you can enjoy them at this age a little while longer. 

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In the pursuit of the perfect childhood for you kids, you’re tirelessly and selflessly making it happen. You’re up late at night sewing sequins on to ballet costumes, you’re cutting out shapes in their sandwiches to make mealtimes fun, you cave and spend another 20 minutes pushing your child on the swing because they keep shouting ‘more!’, you’re reading multiple storybooks before bedtime and you’re kissing their scraped knees to stop the tears.  Your little ones rarely notice in the moment how much work it is to give them this adventure-filled and beautiful childhood, and that’s okay.

It wasn’t until I was an adult, looking back on my childhood photographs that I said to my mum:

 ‘I don’t know how you did it all!’. 

My wonderful memories aren’t of my mother putting in all the effort, but they are because my mum put the effort in! Toasting marshmallows on family camping trips, getting to wear sparkly costumes for dance concerts, and collecting freshly-laid eggs from our chicken pens.  I remember my mum making a ‘pouch’ out of a sweater so us kids could hold and feed our baby kangaroo - Yes, i am that Australian.  These were the days that I had not a care in the world - our days were filled with adventure, fun and opportunity.

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These photographs, that hold all these special memories (even the ones I was too young to remember) are priceless and if I take good care of them, they will last even longer than me.  After my care-free childhood, my childhood photos are the most precious gift my parents have given me.

So much love goes into giving your child a great childhood and I know you are pouring in all your time, effort and love into doing just that -  but you can leave the capturing of that love and those memories to me.  My ‘Real Sweet Life’ sessions capture the moments that sometimes go uncelebrated and I will make it easy on you - I’ll join you for a morning where you don’t need to get all dressed up, or make your house look like a show-home, you can even carry out your normal daily routine of breakfast, walks in the park, story-time and naps.  I will document all the beautiful, small moments that happen every day.  It will reflect the crazy, beautiful, love-filled family you have and will be the same images that your kids look back on one day and say

‘Mum, I don’t know how you did it all!’

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Let’s capture your Real Sweet Life together!  You can find out more and book your session HERE.

Love Suzy

P.s.  The photos in this post are some of my treasured memories from my own childhood!

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 Zhanna - Pregnancy Announcement

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 Zhanna - Pregnancy Announcement

A few days ago, I went to visit my friend Zhanna (of Nomadic June Photography) in the South of Switzerland - I wanted to get creative and try out my new camera so we did a mini shoot in her home. What made it even sweeter is the fact that she's 4 months pregnant with her first child so we got to incorporate some beautiful maternity photos!  I love everything about these pictures... the tones, her gorgeous home, the cotton flowers and her cosy outfits. 

In 2018, this is the direction i'll be taking my photography and i'm excited to start offering in-home sessions just like this.  If you're interested in a shoot like this for yourself - get in touch!

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Autumn Family Session

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Autumn Family Session

A couple of weekends ago, i met the gorgeous Gama family.  With 4 children, I was expecting a busy 45 minutes, however the kids were super adorable and well behaved.  The littlest warmed up during the shoot and we ended up with some amazing photos for them to treasure for the rest of their lives!  Morning light is superb by the way - and it's great if you have little ones as they are a bit fresher and happier in the mornings.  

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Herbst Mini Sessions | Basel Family Photography

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Herbst Mini Sessions | Basel Family Photography

We had absolutely spectacular weather last weekend which made for some gorgeous family photos in Basel's Lange Erlen.  The leaves were a plenty and we got so many great shots. If you want to make the most of the Autumn colours - book your session today. I know just the spots to go for some beautiful pictures! 

Here are my favourites from the mini sessions:

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Hallan-Nickel Family

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Hallan-Nickel Family

This family was a total dream!  We went to one of my favourite locations in Basel for a family session - Lange Erlen Park.  It was so many beautiful spots and right now, the leaves are starting to turn orange.   We had a lot of fun making our way through the park, stopping at the river to throw some rocks in, before heading to a big corn field for some more.  

Couldn't be happier in how these photos turned out. Let me know if you want your own family session before the weather gets too cold!

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Bramwell Family

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Bramwell Family

Forgive me while I catch up on some older family sessions.  This is the Bramwell family in the heart of the Alt Stadt in Basel.  We had a great time wondering the cobblestoned streets and capturing some beautiful family moments.  The youngest child, Jaxon really wanted to have a picture with a Basel tram - and making dreams come true is what i'm all about!  :-P

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Football and Scouts

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Football and Scouts

I love love love the concept of this shoot. Lillian and Emily's mother, Heather, wanted to capture her daughters hobbies!  Lillian enjoys playing football and is part of 2 different Swiss teams.  Emily is part of Scouts in Basel.  So we used nature and a football field to showcase and capture what they do best.  Completely adore this location - it was the perfect setting for each of their hobbies.  

I love that the focus of this shoot was on the girls' passions - it celebrates their individuality.  Every child should get the opportunity for this.  

Check out my favourites from the shoot:

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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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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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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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