Portrait & Documentary

Signature Portrait

My hope in photographing your child is to capture something timeless in his or her eyes, and then to use my skill in the digital darkroom to turn the image into a piece of art for your family. I normally come to your home because children are more comfortable in their own space. I will photograph them extensively so that I can give you a selection of expressions. You will receive work prints to tape on your wall and live with for a few days so that you can choose your favorite. These images are just work prints, but they have the essential expressions. Click here to see an example of the images used when choosing this portrait. If we haven't captured something you love, I'll photograph your child over until we have something that captures your heart.

After you choose which expression you like best, I work on the print in the digital darkroom.


The work that happens at this point is equal or more than what we've already done. I print each image myself. The final print is 12x12, on watercolor paper, sepia toned. I sign each print. Price for these portraits is $450 unframed. Frames and additional prints can also be provided.



Documentary Sessions

Documentary photography is my passion and my background, both in my art and my teaching at Duke's Center for Documentary Studies. I strive to capture real moments that will reveal the essense of this season of your lives. Some of these sessions are in a park, with time exploring nature. Sometimes people prefer that I capture daily life at home, playing outside, bathtime, precious hugs. These sessions frequently include documentary style portraits. In other words, we can use the time however you'd like! My base fee includes up to two hours with your family. Frequently that's more than the kids can tolerate! However, additional hours can be added. Click here to see a sample of the type of images from one shoot in someone's home. This shoot is different in that it was inside the whole time, which is unusual. But it will give you a flavor for the type of real moments and interaction I try to document.
When we are done, I'll deliver a digital slide show put to music, and you will have a personal website where you can view all the images.


Session price is $250 which includes a $50 credit for prints. If you prefer, you can purchase all the digital files for $400. (The $50 for print credit can be deducted from this fee.) Additional hours are $100/hour. You can also order a book, which I will design with your favorite images. Hardback and leather books start at $400. Email for details: susie@susiepostrust.com.


Your Family's Pictures

The Colopy Family
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The Jakubiak Family
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