road trip for PPA Super Monday

Today was a great day 🙂  Joined by one of my favorite people, my friend & studio-mate Monica, I was thrilled to spend time in a room filled with creative artists! The PPA, Professional Photographers of America, offers ongoing education to photographers and today was their Super Monday — a day of on-location classes across America. Monica & I drove to Florence, AL and attended “Designing to Sell” with Tana LeMay, creator of Wild Sorbet Frame Company. Tana is soooooo delightful and shared many wonderful tips (and she makes a yummy chicken salad). We were encouraged by Tana and her team and we enjoyed touring the location where the beautiful Wild Sorbet frames are produced!

Thanks so much Tana! Nice meeting each of you! We wish you the best & hope we have a chance to see each other again!!

monica - May 22, 2011 - 7:25 pm

It was a wonderful day….and I was INSPIRED!! Thanks so much for sharing that with me.

Eric | Buckhorn High School Senior

We loooove High School Senior Portrait Sessions – they are as unique as the kiddo, uh, young adult. Lifestyle portraiture allows them to share their personalities and favorite props. It adds another personal touch when we capture the graduating senior’s images in a place that is special to them. What better place than Eric’s home for a family that has so much fun together. What a great location – complete with a treasured family barn. Love it!


Sibling love…


Congrats Eric on your achievement and best wishes for the exciting adventure ahead!
xxoo, YOUR life is beautiful Eric, love it out!

Debbie Hensley McGregor - June 4, 2011 - 11:46 am


Elle & Mark | A Stroll Downtown

We love this couple! Sometimes when you meet someone, you feel like you’ve known them for years… that’s how it was when Mark brought Elle to meet us as they looked for wedding photographers. We have known (& loved) Mark and his family for years and when Mark & Elle left our home after that first meeting (we could have talked for hours) we were so happy for them – they are wonderful together!  🙂

The June wedding is just around the corner! It will be beautiful!

Debbie Hensley McGregor - June 3, 2011 - 11:00 pm

The pictures are beautiful shows the love they have for each other on their faces. They are 2 beautiful people

Suzi - June 4, 2011 - 8:29 am

They are definitely meant to be together 🙂

Happily Ever After…

I can’t believe it’s already been three years since we photographed Adam & Theresa’s wedding reception! How wonderful to again spend time with them — and they seem even more in love than ever. We were so thankful for the break in the weather to stroll through the lovely garden.

Adam & Theresa, we wish for you a long-lasting love and life of adventure!!

Adam Bertagnolli - April 26, 2011 - 7:36 pm

Thanks, Suzi!!! It was great having you and Tony take our pics again! We had a blast!

Family Photo Adventure with the Smith Boys Huntsville Family Photographer

On the front porch of the Smith home a flag proudly waves Thank Heaven for Little Boys following the arrival of little boy number three, Oren! I was so excited to get to capture two week old Oren and his family 🙂

Our time together included meeting precious Oren and seeing his sweet room (love the fireplace) and a backyard for playing (including a friendly dog and fun playhouse), and then an adventure to the park!

Amanda has her hands full. She was so calm when Noah, now the middle son, fell and got a nosebleed – not something that has happened during one of my photo sessions before. It was followed by big brother’s doctoring as he placed an acorn in the troublesome nose. Oh my! Thankfully it came out without calling a real doctor! All ended well and I’m happy to hear that the effort was worth it for treasured images capturing this season in their family!

Congrats Amanda on this little miracle in your arms!

Tony - April 10, 2011 - 7:48 pm

I wonder what would have happened with Dad there:)I love real life being captured.Beautiful job.

Amanda Smith - April 11, 2011 - 5:57 am

LOL!!! I am laughing my head off that you posted the bloody nose & acorn solution from Doctor Camden!! My OH MY!!!! Way to go Suzi!! 😉