Suzanne is a Master Wedding Photographer of Master Photographers International, and on award winning accredited photographer of the
Professional Photographers of Canada.
I am a Mom, wife, daughter and a good friend and I love LOVE.
The most important thing in my life is my relationship with those that I love. My life is rich with family and friends and because of them my life is full of love and laughter and perhaps just a touch of chaos!
I am married to my childhood friend who I met at the age of thirteen. We had mutual crushes on each other back then. He carved our initials in the schoolyard maple tree that year and finally told me fourteen years later. We've been together ever since the night he shared the story of our heart in the tree. We have terrific memories of growing up in the countryside of Vancouver Island and the early days of our friendship.
We have a big blended family with four children and two grandchildren. Family moments and memories mean so much to us. This makes me take special care when I am trusted to capture a wedding and a family's life together, I know how important and treasured these images will be.
My path to photography
I was very fortunate to have my Mom had take me to the Louvre when I was 9 years old. I remember sitting in front of the works of the masters, in awe of what they had created. It opened my mind, creating interest in the world of art at a very young age. Our home was filled with books about Art and art history. As we lived in the country, my time was spent reading, drawing, playing piano and dreaming. I will be forever captivated with the art of the past masters and find my work influenced by them.
The same year I received my first camera and my fascination with capturing beautiful images began. Growing up on a small farm, my first subjects were quite often my beautiful little horse Sweet Sue, our many cats and dogs.
I started photographing my family and friend's lives. I found myself photographing their weddings, then the babies, watching their lives develop. My passion for photography grew along with them. I always had my camera in hand, taking photography courses whenever I had the opportunity.
My path has taken a few different turns along through life. I was a classical piano music major in University with the goal of being a music teacher. While I will always love music, I found myself drawn to photography & art history courses. The love of the visual eventually had a stronger pull for me. I have always loved photography and feel so fortunate to be able spend my days as a photographer. Over the years I've developed a true love for capturing people's true essence through my camera lens.
I love photographing weddings and consider it an honor to be invited to share part of a couple's special day. I look through my lens with artistic vision and feeling genuinely from my heart sensitivity to the bride and groom's cherished moments.
My presence is calming, gentle and discreet, capturing the true essence of your wedding day in a quiet graceful manner. I respect the promise I have made to you as your wedding photographer. I watch for wonderful spontaneous moments of joy and emotion while also paying attention to the essential details. The story of your day will be told with a sensitive eye and a commitment to true love.
Available for Destination Wedding and Family Photography in but not limited to:
Kelowna, Okanagan, B.C. British Columbia, Tofino, Vancouver, Vancouver Island, Big White, Whistler, Banff, Lake Louise, Ontario, Manitoba, Alberta, Winnipeg, Mexico, Cuba, Dominican Republic and Italy
Just ask me, I love to travel!