Simply by Suzy Photography

Photography Education for Parents



Pregnancy & Newborn

Birth & Fresh48



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. 

HELLO friend, thank YOU for joining me

the blog

welcome to



The Experience


About suzy





open post

Check out more of this family's lifestyle newborn session at home after they welcomed their third baby and learn my biggest tip to getting great photos of your family at your pro shoot or when you're taking your own pictures.

how to get the most out of your photoshoot (with a pro or on your own)


Filed in: Motherhood


chicago winter activities for kids

Now that I have a toddler, having to shovel my car out of 3 feet of snow has become the least of my worries. Now, it’s wondering how on earth am I going to entertain my kid without spending a small fortune. We’ve had 2 winters now trying to get crafty so to save you […]


When I got pregnant with my first child I had been working as a photographer for about 9 years. And I had photographed enough home births to know that for sure, that was going to be my birth story too! I envisioned having all of my friends and midwives around me, feeding me fruit and […]

Filed in: birth, family, film, newborn


Although being in the hospital those first few days after having a baby can be totally crazy and you feel like absolute hell, there’s nothing like the magic of that first 48 hours. That time where your baby is so teeny tiny, the way they wriggle their arms and legs around, totally disoriented, like they’re […]

Filed in: baby, family, film


mom and baby photography session at the beach

I’ve been photographing kids and families for almost 12 years so I can safely sat at this point that I can work in any lighting situation. However, if given the opportunity to schedule under the most ideal conditions, hands down I would say in the summer time that would be the first two hours after […]

Filed in: film, kids, newborn


mom breastfeeding baby

Now that I’m thinking about welcoming our second baby this fall, I’m starting to give thought to all of the things I did right and all of the things I want to do better this time around.. Like, I probably wasted over a thousand dollars on rockers and bassinets trying to find something our daughter […]

Follow along for more about photography, motherhood and life behind the scenes with my own family.


on instagram