sly photography studio

The Studio's 1 Year Anniversary

Unsplash Vicko Mozara

Unsplash Vicko Mozara

To celebrate the 1 year anniversary of opening the studio in downtown Altoona I am having a little photo contest, where YOU take the photos.

The theme is summer and anything goes. Have fun with it! Be creative, capture emotion, just show me what you feel summer is.

To enter, beginning Friday June 21st simply share the photo you captured on your timeline and tag our Facebook page ( or our IG (@_slyphotography_) and use the hashtag #slyphotocontest Make sure your posts are PUBLIC so that I can see them when you’re tagging my page and using the hashtag. On Facebook you can set the individual post to public and on IG either your profile needs to be public or make sure that you are following me and I am following you back.

Entries will be accepted through Sunday, June 23rd.

On Monday night I will announce the winners! We will have one Grand Prize winner and THREE runner-ups!

Grand Prize: Your choice of any of these sessions Boudoir*, Seniors, or Lifestyle (general portraiture). You'll receive the full session along with high resolution images and universal print release.

Three runner-ups: $200 photo credit˚ which may be used towards any session!!!

Photos will be judged mostly on creativity and emotion and may be of objects, nature, or people (as long as you have their permission) and can be edited with filters/apps.

Best of luck to everyone and please have fun with this!!!

*Boudoir sessions will have a fee of $120 for the professional hair and makeup artist.

˚Credit maybe be applied to package and/or a la carte options. It excludes the session fee and it may not be combined with any other discount, promotion, coupon, or special offer.


In Her Own Words: Miss M's Boudoir Session

“The love and enthusiasm Susan has for what she does amazes me. I thought about canceling my shoot numerous times before deciding I needed to do it. A few weeks before these pictures were taken I was diagnosed with cervical cancer. I sprung the news on Susan the day of my shoot. During my entire session she made me feel like I was beautiful, strong, and NOTHING would get me down. She made me smile and feel sexy when I really wasn’t feeling that way. I love everything about my photos. Ladies don’t ever hesitate doing something for yourself to make you feel better.  Thank you Susan, for everything you did that day. I can’t wait to do another one!!” - Miss M

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!