Introducing Baby C

It's truly incredible documenting special moments in peoples' lives, but it's extra special when they are friends!

I'd like everyone to meet baby Cordelia. She is the daughter of my BFF's brother-in-law and sister-in-law. Cordelia is just the sweetest little thing! Usually when newborns come to the studio, it's a new, unfamiliar environment, and they get a little fussy and don't feel like being a model for the day. But she was a just fine with being held, laying on the soft carpet, and being wrapped up like a little halupki. She cooed and babbled and even took a little nap after a snack of milk. The time went rather quickly, and we got so many cute photos! I think her  little fox outfit was my favorite.

I was more than honored to have taken these photos for this delightful family. I know this beautiful baby girl is going to have a magnificent life filled with love, laughter, and happiness.

"Isn't it amazing how every day can be an adventure," - Anne Shirley

Love,

Susan

 

Headshot Model Session: Maddie

I love when a simple session evolves into something greater! That is exactly what happened with this shoot with the lovely Maddie.

Maddie was recently given the  opportunity of a lifetime and will be walking the catwalk for New York Fashion Week for a couture designer. To help prep her she needed an updated headshot and some additional photos to complete her comp card.

I'm not going to lie, headshots are typically boring and generic, so having the opportunity to branch out a little, change outfits, and explore my studio's "back yard" (the downtown back alley) was a blast. I loved what we captured and I have no doubt that this beauty is going to go far!

Love,

Susan

Creative + Collective: Styled Shoot at Clearidge Event Center

This styled shoot was a dream to be a part of. Aleecha of Clearidge Event Center and Charles of Adapt Creative Co. arranged this incredible session and brought together a number of talented and amazing vendors.

After a morning of rain, the sun broke through and we had beautiful weather with moody skies. Aleecha had a number of stunning styled sets for us to move around the property and work with. We even had a classic truck to use. As the sun set and the string lights glowed and created the most magical atmosphere. 

Enjoy these favorite photos of mine from our shoot and be sure to check out and give some love to all of the amazing vendors who helped make this possible!

Videography/Photography: Adapt Creative Co.
Photography: SLY Photography
Florist: Everett Flower Shop
Cake and all things Sweet: Whipped Bakery
Formal Wear: Beverly's Touch of Class
Glam: Pinkies Salon (pink gown bride) Serenity Salon (white gown bride)
Brewery: Olde Bedford Brewing
Venue + Furniture Props: Clearidge Event Center
Calligraphy on Mirror: Walnut Tree Lane
Models: Chelsea Clingerman (pink gown), Dustin Heller (grey tux), Lydia Grace Bugosh (white gowns), Troy Bugosh (navy tux)

 

Everyone who was a part of this styled shoot knocked it out of the park. They were all a joy to work with and I hope I get the opportunity to do something fun like this again with them!

Love,

Susan

Couples' Mini Sessions at SLY Photography Studio & Gallery

It is so cliche but I love, love. I love seeing people in love. And I love capturing their love story.  Wow that's a lot of love! Anyhoo....this is why I was inspired to do a day of couples' mini sessions during the Grand Opening weekend. (yes, I know that was in June and I'm just now blogging it...but life...).

During these sessions I met some truly amazing couples who I hope I get the chance to work with again. We used the entire studio in different areas, and it was a blast.

Here are a few of my favs from the different sessions. Enjoy!

Love,

Susan

Cre814 Open Stage n' Cre8 July 29th

Last evening I had the pleasure of sponsoring and photographing this amazing event held by Cre814 in the Heritage Plaza in Downtown Altoona. It's a wonderful evening of creativity and art as musicians are welcomed to the stage and makers are encouraged to come and do their thing in the plaza. During this open stage we had two artists in the crowd painting away to the beat of the music. It was a lovely evening, with perfect weather, and great music. Here are some of my fav photos form the event. If you'd like to see all the images I captured click here. You're more than welcome to download and share your favs! And please tag and share this blog with everyone pictured so that they can see their photos.

Cre814 will be doing these events most Sundays throughout September. For the Sundays they won't be in the plaza you can find them at the Clay Cup for the Written Here Series, which will feature local song writers and live music.

Enjoy!

Susan