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I'm Suzy of Simply by Suzy, and I'm so happy you're here at my blog because I can't wait to serve you with lots of good stuff like a peek into all of my favorite photoshoots for clients, freebies and resources on motherhood, how to get more connected with your life, and how to take beautiful pictures of it. 

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Picking outfits, getting your kids to behave, the sheer logistics of getting ready and out the door, cleaning up perfectly... planning a big amazing photoshoot of your family can seem daunting and stressful for some. Read about an alternative way to approach your family photoshoot experience so it's easy and FUN.

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Recently I had the pleasure of doing a little mini session at home with one of my favorite clients – Jacq Gould (who is the owner of Your Inner Babe, and a treasure to women everywhere). Jacq told me all about how special Valentine’s Day was for her and her mom throughout her childhood. So […]

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This blog post is for you if you’re interested in getting to know me more deeply as a person or photographer… or if you’d like to connect with me over the hardships of parenting. I once was told that you should share from a scar not a wound, but today I am sharing from a […]

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This blog entry is simply for those who wish to understand me as a person or a photographer better… or perhaps relate to an experience of grief and loss.. This week I was reminded of the time my dad called me and told me was going to die. It’s strange… when you first lose someone […]

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To be honest, I’m one of those people that has loathed having a photoshoot done of my family (I have 2 scorpio children and a gemini if that explains anything). Well, actually, I should clarify that I started to loathe having photos taken of us after we had our second child and things became more […]

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It took me 13 years, but I finally hired a virtual assistant – her name is Jen Madigan and she is the BEST. Last year was the first full year I had her as part of my team and just like everyone told me I would feel, I wish I had done it so much […]

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