Williamsburg Brooklyn, Family Photo Session

Drake Hallisey Family 

Once a year I donate a portrait session of some kind to the annual fundraiser at my children's school, and last year I was thrilled when my friend (and talented acupuncturist/ Five Element Acupuncture) Margaret snagged it! I knew it was going to be a fun session because A) this family rocks, and B) we were planning on shooting in our own back yard... the fabulously photographable Williamsburg, Brooklyn.  I have been DYING to do a session here... there are so many textures, colorful walls, crazy graffiti and well, you can see for yourself! I love love love these images, and you guys too xx


The Astra, New York City

Alexandra & Ryan /weddings

made it official on October 1st, 2011!

I loooove shooting weddings in the big apple.  So after chatting with Alexandra & Ryan about all their plans for their city wedding, how excited they were to take some cool shots around the city and how special the Astra was (their rockin' venue under the 59th street bridge - classic!), you can imagine how thrilled I was when they booked me on the spot!  I knew right away we were going to have a lot of fun. And we did! We dodged the rain perfectly by shooting in Riverside Park early in the morning, then after a beautiful ceremony we were able to hit the streets again for some more great city shots... my favorite!!  The party in the limo was fun, but the dance floor at the Astra was smokin', and I couldn't help but feature some of those crazy times I captured as their friends ripped it up on the dance floor.  And thanks to Adam Bordonaro, head chef of the Astra, for setting myself and Alena up with one of the best dinners I have ever had (except for my husbands of course!).   I have to include the following note from Alexandra that she sent me after I showed her the slideshow of her pictures.  It gave me the biggest smile... thanks you guys for a terrific day :)

 ...I received your email with the slideshow and I am honestly speechless.  I've probably watched it now about 30 times…no joke and each time I'm both smiling and tearing up b/c it is just truly a beautiful work of art how you captured our wedding day.  Everyone I have sent the link to has said the same thing…"your photographer is a true artist and an incredibly gifted woman".  Suzanne, you have blown me away w/ this slideshow and I cannot wait to see the rest of the pictures.  If this is any indication for what is to come I am THRILLED beyond belief.  Thank you again for all your hard work and dedication, and just being an all around awesome person to work with.  As I've said you were by far one of the best things about our wedding day.  We couldn't be happier that we had the opportunity to work with you, and I hope there are occasions in the future where we can work together again.  Best, Ali


Central Park engagement session

Caron + Ali/ e-session

We happened upon the one sunny day all month it seemed, when Caron & Ali & I met for our e-session in Central Park.  The light was perfect, the park was not too crowded, and Caron & Ali were the perfect lovebirds to spend the afternoon with.  I can't wait for their wedding next summer!  I am so glad we had this opportunity to get to know one-another, it's going to make the wedding day even more fun :)  Good luck with all the planning guys... see you in May!