Meet Suzy

I am a Yorkshire girl through and through and live with my husband and our teenage daughters at the foot of the iconic Cow and Calf Rocks in Ilkley, West Yorkshire.

Before Photography took hold I pursued an exciting career as a lawyer (on both sides of the Pennines!) and took up photography when our daughters were born; They were my first inspiration and as friends started to ask me to photograph their children my business grew from small beginnings. That was all 15 years ago and I enjoy meeting and photographing the families who let me into their lives just as much now as I did then.

I specialise in photographing babies, children and families and never really see photography as a job, it’s simply something I love to do…

About Me 1

Our girls are almost grown (above) so I have been through most of the stages, weathered the moods, got through the toddler tantrums and shared the highs (and the lows) of living with teens and as a result am rarely fazed.

awards

2004 Fujifilm Merit Award Winner- Portraits2014 The Guild Of Photographers Documentary Image of the Year2015 International Black and White Child Photo Awards-Honourable Mention2016 The Guild Of Photographers Gold Award- Portraiture2017 The International Black and White Spider Awards-Nominee2017 The International Black and White Spider Awards-Nominee2018 The International Black and White Child Photo Awards-Nominee2018 The International Monochrome Awards- Honourable Mention2019 International Monovision Awards- Honourable Mentions

Black and white photography is my passion, I love it because it emphasises shape, form and texture, and somehow allows you to access more easily the very essence of a child. It is a medium well suited to capturing the emotion, vulnerability and spirit of childhood and has a timeless, sometimes poignant quality which for me, colour imagery doesn’t quite deliver.

I appreciate some clients may want a mixture of colour and black and white images and I am always happy to accommodate this. I have on occasion been known to prefer a colour version of an image over the black and white one!

My all time favourite photographer, who inspired me from the very outset, is the incomparable French black and white photographer Jean Loup Sieff.

Hi Suzy. I just wanted to say a huge “Thank you” for all the beautiful photos we have of Matt and Becka from our shoots since they were little. Whatever age and stage they’ve been, you’ve completely put them at ease and captured them at their natural best; totally unposed, just out and about doing things they love with our beloved pets in tow! We’ve got such beautiful images spanning their childhood with the expressions which truly show their personalities at the time and evoke such fantastic memories now they’re older. The images are priceless and make me smile every day.

Ali

Personal Work

My Personal projects are ideas I have, become absorbed by and enjoy photographing. Themes include, “Palms”, “Beach Umbrellas,” “Central Park in Winter” and” Decay at Arkendale.” All images are available to purchase as fine art prints, printed on to Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Cotton paper. The prints are available in the following sizes: 10 x 8 inches, 12 x 10 inches and 16 x 12 inches. Prices start at £55 for the 10 x 8 inch prints.

If you are interested in purchasing any of my images in the gallery please email me at suzy@suzy-mitchell.com or call the studio on 01943-817730

Personal Work Gallery