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I’m Susan and I am a Brand Photographer based in Edinburgh and East Lothian.
I have been taking photos since the day I discovered the dark room in fifth year at school! After graduating with a degree in Fine Art Photography & Printmaking, I travelled the world, working and photographing everything from people to landscapes, the night sky to underwater. By 2005 I was living in Edinburgh and had been working for a big photographic company but I was fed up. I was frustrated that my ideas, my opinions and even my ability was being overlooked as a women in a male dominated industry.
So, I set up my own studio in Edinburgh… and my husband joined me! We both really hated the stiff, posed style that was the norm, so we did the opposite – we photographed things as they happened, and we switched from film to digital. We could work faster and were less intrusive… Business was great!
In 2010 we had our first child and we changed direction, we started photographing less weddings and more families and found ourselves in the studio more and more. We also diversified further and started offering underwater shoots too.
2012 saw the arrival of baby number two and our lives became so full that the business took a bit of a back seat for a while. With the kids at school full time we are both focussing on our passions… Sam makes bespoke surf board fins and I am focussing on my branding photography business that I started 3 years ago.
We still work on photography projects together in the studio and especially underwater shoots!
I LOVE PHOTOGRAPHY
I love using light to capture a moment in time! The process never fails to amaze me and surprise me. I love arriving at a new location and finding the best spots of light, the most interesting backdrops. I see them where ever I go… I’m always seeing, always noticing !
I AM EXPERIENCED
I have been photographing for over 20 years and have been running the business for 15! I have photographed all manner of things all over the world – I can adapt to suit controlled studio set ups and dark dimly lit cathedrals.
I AM CREATIVE
I have an eye for detail, I am creative by nature. My honours degree is in Fine Art Photography and Printmaking and I just love things that are quirky or a bit different.
I AM PASSIONATE
I know the difference a great photo can make… I have seen first hand a business pivot by swapping a selfie for a professional business portrait. If you show that you are serious, that you are confident in yourself and your business – your ideal clients will believe it too!