Susan Elizabeth Portraits

Susan Elizabeth Portraits I encourage you to feel confident, beautiful, and loved when you are photographed by me. Small business, big heart. Remember your life...beautifully.
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My love for the art of photography is in its' ability to express the reflection of hope, happiness, and the gratitude that I feel for the lives that we're living. My photos are connected, spontaneous, emotional, and happy....because I am. I'd love to show you your life this way too.

So...I'm listening to the Mel Robbins   training, and one of the things she shares as an example of something she keeps ...
04/17/2024

So...I'm listening to the Mel Robbins training, and one of the things she shares as an example of something she keeps putting off and not making happen is a photo gallery wall of her family. She has a blank wall in her home that has been that way for 2 years and every day, she sees it and moves along in her day and doesn't do it. I'm here to tell you that I can do this for YOU! I would love to come to your home or take you out and create beautiful images that your family will look back on through the years as they grow. I can help you design that wall collage in an artistic and memorable way, albums too! Do you have a blank wall, or a wall that needs updating? Do you wish you had a photo album but get overwhelmed with where to start? Take this very important thing off your list and let me help you because time is flying by. "Create the things you wish existed."

It's Monday Motivation time!  No gym or dieting necessary ;) Spring is popping up everywhere, and it's not just in the t...
04/15/2024

It's Monday Motivation time! No gym or dieting necessary ;)
Spring is popping up everywhere, and it's not just in the trees...remember to look down! There's a whole new world of color and life on the ground pushing through the winter debris and reaching towards the sun. Instead of always taking pictures standing on top of those tiny beauties, turn your camera phone upside down and get that circle lens right up close while almost touching the dirt. Remember to tap the screen so the phone can find a focal point. This is the motivation part...practice makes progress like everything right? Creativity is a fun way to get out of your head and make something new, just for you! :)
"The world always seems brighter when you've just made something that wasn't there before."

It's not really about the before...getting all done up and buying the fancy things to wear...it's about connecting with ...
04/12/2024

It's not really about the before...getting all done up and buying the fancy things to wear...it's about connecting with me through your story, your why. Maybe you just want to feel like yourself again. Maybe you want to celebrate that you finally love and embrace how you look. Maybe you're ready to walk confidently into a new season of your life. Maybe you've overcome something from the past that's been holding you back and you know this will encourage you to feel strong again. I've heard so many stories and have shared in the most beautiful and positive notes of gratitude for giving the space and comfort to relax and just...breathe. One artistic expression of strength at a time.
Book the session... I will guide you through it with love, empathy, understanding, and care. Wait til you see yourself through my heart and soul.
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I've been around a while in my photography business, and it still amazes me just how many people I have met and watched ...
04/11/2024

I've been around a while in my photography business, and it still amazes me just how many people I have met and watched grow into themselves throughout our Rochester community. One of those very special women is Brenda! She has invited me into her life, her home, her family, and now her new business too! Her mission is "to contribute to a world where every woman finds joy, purpose, and fulfillment in the later chapters of their journey." We celebrated the launch of Life Is Gingerful with a party thrown together beautifully by our friend Rubi with Moxie Creative Studios!
There was a dress code of a garden party ... florals, think spring! I literally have nothing like that...until I did. I found a pink party dress and even left the house in it. It felt like a big deal because that's just not me... I only wear black ... I did it for her... but then I realized, I kind of did it for me too ....which is exactly what she is hoping to teach us!

I’ve got a few things to post, but first...how was your eclipse?! Most of us in Rochester didn’t get to see the sun, or ...
04/09/2024

I’ve got a few things to post, but first...how was your eclipse?! Most of us in Rochester didn’t get to see the sun, or the moon....but we did see total DARKNESS! Wasn’t that amazing??! My little group stayed low key at a park with friends and neighbors, but we did have the coolest home made tees! Then, about 2 hours after totality, the clouds disappeared and my kids put on the glasses just for fun. They’ll be around 30 when it happens again...fingers crossed.
“Find the good in a bad situation” ☁️

I've got a few things to post, but first...how was your eclipse?! Most of us in Rochester didn't get to see the sun, or ...
04/09/2024

I've got a few things to post, but first...how was your eclipse?! Most of us in Rochester didn't get to see the sun, or the moon....but we did see total DARKNESS! Wasn't that amazing??! My little group stayed low key at a park with friends and neighbors, but we did have the coolest home made tees! Then, about 2 hours after totality, the clouds disappeared and my kids put on the glasses just for fun. They'll be around 30 when it happens again...fingers crossed.
"Find the good in a bad situation"

Just a quick reminder if you want to get out and about tonight!  Lots and lots of things to see at the The Hungerford an...
04/05/2024

Just a quick reminder if you want to get out and about tonight! Lots and lots of things to see at the The Hungerford and all around the city! I'll have my photo jewelry setup, some nature prints, and some steals and deals on my photography sessions...plus, play a little dress up and take some selfies! Let's celebrate the Solar Eclipse of the Heart...together! (see what I did there?) ;)

I've created a little setup for you at my beautiful warm and cozy studio!  Twinkly lights, and flowers, soft blankets an...
03/29/2024

I've created a little setup for you at my beautiful warm and cozy studio! Twinkly lights, and flowers, soft blankets and pillows, with all the relaxing light pouring in to highlight your hair, that sparkle in your eyes, with a springtime glow! You work so hard, you're tired... you feel like you're last on the list. Make these portraits a priority, experience being pampered and see yourself through my eyes. I can give you a million reasons to do this and you know where I am. If you can't do it for you, do it for your family. You are SO loved.

Feeling a little famous! 😂 An RIT student interviewed me at my studio! Her assignment for her journalism project was to ...
03/26/2024

Feeling a little famous! 😂 An RIT student interviewed me at my studio! Her assignment for her journalism project was to gather insight from a local artist in a community, like the Hungerford. I expressed my gratitude for having a place within such a talented and diverse community! I wear all the hats in my business so meeting artists and Rochestarians during our open house events is such a great experience! Remember that we’re open on Friday April 5th, 5-8pm… I’m selling my photo eclipse (fire) earrings, and taking portraits with my black wings, or grab my other accessories and play dress up! Remember your eclipse weekend… beautifully! 😎🌒

Any guesses?! 😍
03/24/2024

Any guesses?! 😍

Juuuuust in case someone out there is happy to see the unexpected snow we're getting today, or maybe doesn't want to wai...
03/22/2024

Juuuuust in case someone out there is happy to see the unexpected snow we're getting today, or maybe doesn't want to wait until November/December to try again in case we don't get any... I will go out with you this weekend! Just give me some notice and your holiday cards will be done waaaay in advance! :D

Flashback to beach days and a warm summer breeze! When I'm not out there capturing that happiness with my families, I'm ...
03/22/2024

Flashback to beach days and a warm summer breeze! When I'm not out there capturing that happiness with my families, I'm in my office, and studio designing albums and planning for the year ahead... I love it ! I can make one for you too, just let me know...let there be one less thing in the back of your mind you keep meaning to do. ;) Have an awesome weekend everyone! Keep smiling, keep shining...knowing you can always count on me...for sure...that's what friends are for!

I absolutely feel famous when I see my pictures on your mailings! This amazing realty group was so fun to work with and ...
03/22/2024

I absolutely feel famous when I see my pictures on your mailings! This amazing realty group was so fun to work with and we love how their portraits turned out after our session in a city neighborhood. Now, I get postcards from them and I love it! Does your business need a refresh too?! I’m ready and right here, let’s go! 🥰

There is literally never a shortage of art sightings and events here in our beloved Rochester, NY!  Deciding on where to...
03/21/2024

There is literally never a shortage of art sightings and events here in our beloved Rochester, NY! Deciding on where to go and how many to see at a time is not a bad problem to have, that's for sure!
I know The Hungerford will have truly creative and amazing things to see during our open house on Friday April 5th. I'm making more photo earrings and Eclipse themed goodies too! Plus, be photographed in my black wings before 7pm! (the light) Such an exciting weekend, can't wait to see you!
https://www.firstfridayrochester.org/events/eclipse-first-friday/

When I think about Spring....yes, definitely the flowers come to mind first, so pretty!  I also think about getting read...
03/21/2024

When I think about Spring....yes, definitely the flowers come to mind first, so pretty! I also think about getting ready to plant them and a big part of that is the trees too! I loved capturing this first birthday party and seeing their favors be saplings! The note read
“Plant me! Watch us all grow up together”. Such a thoughtful idea and gift! I love a party! Please think of me when you’re planning and take the worry of getting all the pictures taken beautifully off of your mind...I’ve got you! 🥰

When I think about Spring....yes, definitely the flowers come to mind first, so pretty!  I also think about getting read...
03/21/2024

When I think about Spring....yes, definitely the flowers come to mind first, so pretty! I also think about getting ready to plant them and a big part of that is the trees too! I loved capturing this first birthday party and seeing their favors be saplings! The note read
"Plant me! Watch us all grow up together". Such a thoughtful idea and gift! I love a party! Please think of me when you're planning and take the worry of getting all the pictures taken beautifully off of your mind...I've got you! :)

I know we're all counting down to the Total Solar Eclipse here in Rochester!  I also know everyone is going to want to g...
03/20/2024

I know we're all counting down to the Total Solar Eclipse here in Rochester! I also know everyone is going to want to grab pictures of it happening. I love a beautiful capture, but in this case, I feel like we should reeeeally leave that to the high tech/gear photographers out there and stay in the moment to see it in real time. BUT if you must ... this kit looks legit and safe...just wanted to share. What are your plans?? Where are you going to watch it??

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Oh my goodness, I LOVE to make time for crafting!  Looking for something fun to do with the littles during Spring Break?...
03/19/2024

Oh my goodness, I LOVE to make time for crafting! Looking for something fun to do with the littles during Spring Break? Who else pins all the things, and never makes them? Together, with my beautiful and creative friends Barlyssa at Homemade Events Roc, we are giving us that fun opportunity! Since photography is my thing, I've got a few picture ideas up my sleeve that we can make together...ready?
1. Photo transfer onto wood!
2. Photo bookmarks with tassels!
3. Photo dioramas you can hang on the wall!
Once you sign up, I will get in touch with you because I'll need you to send me some pictures that you can use for your crafts in advance. I'll print them all out for you so you're ready to go!
Wednesday April 3rd, 1p.m. at their gorgeous mansion event space in Corn Hill.
Thanks and we truly hope to hang out with you on our
stay-cation...together!
https://susanelizabethportraits.com/store/p/spring-break-photo-craft-party

Happy St. Patrick’s day!!! I’m truly the luckiest with you here with me 🌈🍀
03/18/2024

Happy St. Patrick’s day!!! I’m truly the luckiest with you here with me 🌈🍀

**QUICK REMINDER! {ENDS SUNDAY} This has been very popular and I can understand why!  After my newsletter went out, the ...
03/15/2024

**QUICK REMINDER! {ENDS SUNDAY} This has been very popular and I can understand why! After my newsletter went out, the orders and excitement started coming in..."we don't have any portraits in front of our home, great idea!" ... "ohh, this is so different, and a great idea!".... "and it includes a credit towards our next session too? Yes, absolutely!"
If you want in on this special...click here before the end of Sunday and let the luck o' the Irish be with you too!
https://susanelizabethportraits.com/store/p/home-is-where-my-heart-is

Here's a beautiful flashback to Fall while we wait for Spring...so lucky for seasons...and family portraits too!  Speaki...
03/15/2024

Here's a beautiful flashback to Fall while we wait for Spring...so lucky for seasons...and family portraits too! Speaking of spring...please get on my calendar for the cherry blossoms...how beautiful would all that pink be on the walls of your home?? (or if you don't like pink, I can work around it LOL) ;) Happy weekend!
https://susanelizabethportraits.com/blog/so-fun-to-be-one

There’s something about these wings that make them feel like they belong at an Eclipse themed event... the gradient betw...
03/14/2024

There’s something about these wings that make them feel like they belong at an Eclipse themed event... the gradient between light and dark, the shimmer, and just overall amazingness! We’re also super lucky that it’s not dark at 5pm anymore which means that I can still photograph you in the natural light I love between 5-7pm! Stop by the The Hungerford for this once in a lifetime themed event and see what all the artists are sharing to celebrate our Total Eclipse! I’ve got a little wardrobe for you to accessorize with, or put on the wings and just Turn around Bright Eyes...I’ll do the rest. ❤

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03/12/2024

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I love a good motivational Monday and this is a great one!  I genuinely LOVE keeping in touch with you over the years wh...
03/12/2024

I love a good motivational Monday and this is a great one! I genuinely LOVE keeping in touch with you over the years whether I’ve photographed you and your life only once, or many times. Maybe it’s as simple as seeing your families grow up in front of my lens, or as exciting to see all the incredible things you’re achieving out there in the world. Today, it’s just that. This beautiful couple celebrated their Wedding day with me capturing their love so many years ago, and the Senior year portraits of their amazing daughter. In the past month, they have been hard at work getting ready to open their VERY OWN Barnes and Noble location at !! I went out to hug them with congratulations over this opening weekend! If you haven’t been out there to see it, please treat yourself and look through the beautiful designs, and displays they’ve created. It’s got that little book shop around the corner cozy vibe while still having alllll the things you’re looking for. You’re supporting local too even though it’s a big name. I see as many of you as I can out there doing incredible things... my friendship and admiration of you doesn’t end when our sessions do. Thank you always for inviting me into your lives to remember them.

I love a good motivational Monday and this is a great one!  I genuinely LOVE keeping in touch with you over the years wh...
03/11/2024

I love a good motivational Monday and this is a great one! I genuinely LOVE keeping in touch with you over the years whether I've photographed you and your life only once, or many times. Maybe it's as simple as seeing your families grow up in front of my lens, or as exciting to see all the incredible things you're achieving out there in the world. Today, it's just that. This beautiful couple celebrated their Wedding day with me capturing their love so many years ago, and the Senior year portraits of their amazing daughter. In the past month, they have been hard at work getting ready to open their VERY OWN Barnes and Noble! https://www.facebook.com/bnvictorny I went out to hug them with congratulations over this opening weekend! If you haven't been out there to see it, please treat yourself and look through the beautiful designs, and displays they've created. It's got that little book shop around the corner cozy vibe while still having alllll the things you're looking for. You're supporting local too even though it's a big name. I see as many of you as I can out there doing incredible things... my friendship and admiration of you doesn't end when our sessions do. Thank you always for inviting me into your lives to remember them.

I grew up with Whitney Houston singing out that the children are our future... ❤  I truly believe that encouraging them ...
03/08/2024

I grew up with Whitney Houston singing out that the children are our future... ❤ I truly believe that encouraging them to be strong, to know their worth, to believe in themselves, to have empathy for others, and to be kind is how we can best celebrate a special day like Women's day. Our girls will grow up with influences too... and though I'm not a teacher in a school, I hope that my gift of photography ...to show them their beautiful and courageous light, is something they will learn day by day, and look back on with confidence too.
They are the leaders we've been waiting for. ❤

I usually go skiing on my birthday … but I’ve been biking lately instead!  What advice would you give this 10 year old b...
03/07/2024

I usually go skiing on my birthday … but I’ve been biking lately instead! What advice would you give this 10 year old birthday girl …..
40 something years ago? 🥰✨🎶
These Polaroids are what Instagram thought of for their platform and I grew up with the real deal! 😎
Have a beautiful sun shiney day! ☀️

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