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At home with the Haüsler's

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At home with the Haüsler's

This sweet family shoot has stayed on my mind for quite a while. They have a beautiful home in Oberägeri, Switzerland that overlooks the beautiful Ägerisee and mountains. Their home was nice and bright but cosy and full of love. And Ursi is one home decorator! Just beautiful! We took the photos in their home and then finished the shoot walking back to the town and lake.

I really love these home shoots as they really show life how it is… comfy clothes, in your own home, just spending quality time with each other doing the things you do every day - snacks, reading books, lazing on the couch and going for walks in the park. I’ve put soo many photos from the shoot up here because i just can’t narrow it down any more! But i hope this gives you a great glimpse in what sort of images to expect after a home shoot.

P.S.Anyone thats had a shoot with me generally knows i see famous people in my clients all the time and couldn’t stop seeing Kaley Cuoco in the gorgeous Ursi, What do you think?

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Fasnacht Mini Sessions 2019

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Fasnacht Mini Sessions 2019

Basel really comes alive during Fasnacht and is one of the most unique experiences to have while in Switzerland. Is this your first Fasnacht? Check out my guide to Fasnacht here. This year, I’m offering Fasnacht Mini Sessions for all those that want to remember this fun and crazy time in Basel! These sessions are perfect for families who have kids participating in the festivities and have a costume, or lovers of the Basler Fasnacht and want to have photo reminders of this unique event.

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Fasnacht Mini Sessions

290CHF

Inclusions:

  • 20-30 minute photo session

  • Small bag of confetti to throw around during your session

  • Quality time with your loved one/family to have posed and action shots amongst the colourful and crazy Fasnacht atmosphere.

  • A minimum of 15 digital high-resolution images for you to download in high resolution

  • For an extra 70 CHF, you can also receive two copies of a custom designed 16-page magazine. Design your own magazine using my easy-to-use online gallery. To fill your pages you can use the images from your session plus my personal library of Fasnacht pictures to truly capture the essence of Basler Fasnacht.

LIMITED sessions available on Tuesday 12th March 2019. I have chosen this date as it is the kids parade and streets are a little less crowded. However, If you would like to have your photo session on Monday or Wednesday, Please let me know so we can discuss options.

Enquire Now

These spaces won’t last, so please enquire using the form below and I will email you the times available. Please write in the notes if you want a session time outside of Tuesday 12th March.

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Motherhood Story

I had the most wonderful opportunity to meet Dee and her baby girl Nara for a special motherhood session at sunset. This session launches a whole new segment and journey for me - celebrating a mothers journey - from maternity to growing as a mother. It is such a BIG moment in a womans life that brings so much beauty, transformation and memories - i want to honour that.

Soon this session will be turned into a beautiful storybook accompanied with Dee’s words and thoughts on her motherhood journey. I can’t wait to share this with you soon.

I was lucky enough to have the amazing Sandra from Boholicious who took care of Dee’s hair and Make-up. She is worth every penny and i love the way we work together as a team! Be sure to check out the little video on the makeup/photoshoot experience Dee had (at the bottom of this post).

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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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Fisher Family | Perth Family Photographer

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Fisher Family | Perth Family Photographer

This session, is of course, very close to my heart as it features some of my favourite people! This is my sister, her husband Shane and my niece Caitlin, and nephew Lachlan.  I was also lucky enough to style this shoot and choose a gorgeous location, so I went with the beach and chose all the outfits (except Shanes') from Rylee and Cru - they have the most gorgeous clothes.. I can't get enough!  

I love this session because it was all just in the moment - there was lots of laughing, cuddles, dancing, picking up shells, making patterns in the sand... and my niece might have shed a few tears because she was suddenly scared of waves...  (expect the unexpected with 4 year olds!)

I am so proud of this work, and feel like this result comes about with less posing, and more natural lovely moments.  I would love to shoot more unposed sessions - please get in touch if you would like me to capture a special session for you.  

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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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Documenting your life: Part 2

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Documenting your life: Part 2

Here we are on Part 2 of Documenting your life and today I wanted to talk about a great way to prioritise this (and make it easier on yourself) to capture your life regularly.  If you missed Part 1 about how to flex your beauty seeking muscle - you can read it here

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A great way to make sure you're capturing your life from year to year is to create family (or couple) traditions.  Make something fun that you do every year - it could be camping, an annual all-out big family picnic, taking your family to the mountains, a board-game night, making a big deal over the first day of school, or taking on the local festival as a family.  Whatever it is - make it fun, make it special and capture it.  Another option is to have the tradition BE the photoshoot.  Every Springtime, you could do a professional photoshoot and hold it in a different location - a city adventure, amongst the springtime blossoms, or bundled up for an in-home session!

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You could make a small album of this special day every year.  How cool will it be to look back on in 5, 10 years time - memorialising this same event every year - seeing how you've changed, how much you've grown with the same constant theme running through it (your tradition).  

Creating family traditions makes time for the important things in life - time with your loved ones!!  I remember one of my close friends used to have one Friday night a month where they would have a 'family night' where they used to do all sorts of activities together - from board games, to going to the cinemas, to a dinner cooked by every one together.  No matter what, they all had to be there (they were older kids).  They all looked forward to it too, it wasn't a chore.  I was a little disappointed we didn't have something similar in our family at the time, but I vowed I would create something similar in my  own family one day.  

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Do you have any family traditions?  Would love to hear them in the comments below!

I am now available for Spring Family sessions in Switzerland!  Get in touch if you want me to capture your first family tradition!

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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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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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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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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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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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Zoe, Manoli and Sofia's Family Photoshoot

Last week I photographed the cutest little family and got to use my golden floral swing again. This family made my job so easy - just look how gorgeous they are!  Miss Sofia just loves climbing and exploring, so a lot of the time we went with the flow and followed her around!  We still got some great family shots and also captured her true personality and what she loves to do.  

One of the best parts of this shoot was the kookaburra that decided to join us for some shots!  How cool is that! I've never seen one so close up before and was great to get some shots of Sofia watching too. :-)  

A big Happy Birthday to Sofia as last week she turned 1 year old.  

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