Hi i'm susie
Yep that's me, looking and feeling awkward in front of the camera
You have my sympathies if you don't enjoy having your photo taken, I don't either, which is why I tend to stay on the other side of the lens and why I make it my mission to put you at ease so you look relaxed as well as 'professional', or 'creative' or 'approachable' or 'hot' or whatever adjective or combination you'd like to be.
It's been quite a journey to get to the New Forest and I'm very excited to be here. I've been a photographer for over 10 years and before that I worked in PR and journalism. So I understand how photographs work with words and media channels and the whole communication caboodle.
Until fairly recently I was mainly focused on travelling the world shooting destination weddings which was obviously a dream job and I absolutely loved it. Until weddings and in particular weddings abroad, were no more...
But it's OK! I love the outdoors, especially the sea and the mountains and the forest. I sail and I ski and I walk, with a dog or with a friend or, more often just with my camera. I've moved my base from Yorkshire and the Languedoc to the loveliest part (IMO) of Hampshire where there is no lack of perfect backdrops and wonderful individuals and their extraordinary and diverse lives to photograph.
I can't wait to meet loads of new people and immerse myself in the communities where they live, work and have fun. See you soon I hope x
what it's like
TO BE SHOT
This is a rather amateurish video (expertly shot though, by one of my daughters, Maisie...) which despite its jaunty angles and terrible sound, might give you an idea of what I'm doing when I'm photographing you. Namely I'm having a chat, moving you around without you noticing and spending a lot of time on the floor myself. This is typical though every shoot is different and of course if you've booked me for some corporate head shots in your boardroom it won't be quite like this.
And please be assured that I am more comprehensively attired when working away from a beach situation!
IT's not scary
And it's uncomplicated
WE GENUINELY LOVE YOU
Our Photos are simply sensational
They exceeded our expectations -Rachel and Garth