Hi, I am Sue, the person behind SWN Photography. I live with my 3 boys, husband, 3 chickens and 4 tortoises in a small village just outside Winchester, Hampshire. I love photography and my boys in nearly equal measure!
My boys have given me the absolute passion for photography. I love documenting everything about them, every milestone and the everyday mundane moments too. As time passes I love looking back at these memories, they always make me smile and evoke memories that I would have otherwise forgotten the finer details of. I even love the photographs that my husband has taken, of myself and my boys, those special moments with my boys, that captures our love, connection and craziness. My aim is to give you the same joy and “ah” moments that I feel, when you look at the images that I have taken of your family.
We love being outdoors, out in the countryside, where the boys run and play, or make dens, or dam rivers. It is outdoors where their imagination can run wild, and they can be great explorers, monsters or even wild animals! I have always found that to get the best photographs of my boys, I need them to be relaxed and having fun and for us that has always been found in the outdoors. This is why I like my photography sessions to be held outdoors so that you and your children can relax, have fun and enjoy the session, with some playing and exploring, lots of photographing, and a few fun but posed shots thrown in for good measure.
These are a few of my favourite photographs of my family in the great outdoors!
You need to feel happy and comfortable to allow someone to photograph your family so if you still haven't decided if I am the photographer for you, then here are a few random facts about me:
When on holiday we always find a random animal to take for a walk. So far we have taken three llamas for a walk around the Surrey countryside, three sheep for a hike up a mountain, two donkeys around the countryside in France, a troop of baboons for their daily walk whilst working in a wildlife rescue centre and we have also been luckily enough to walk hand in trunk with rescued elephants.
I love walking with my family.
I love drinking Prosecco with friends.
My family and friends are at the heart of everything that I do.
I have done a skydive and the longest, fastest zip wire in Europe, but will never do a bungee jump!
I have swum with seals, dolphins and penguins (not all at the same time!).
I trained a beautiful guide dog puppy called Willow whilst she lived with us for 14 months.
If you have now decided that I am the right photographer for you, then please click here to contact me!
I very much look forward to meeting you and your family soon!
"Sue has taken some beautiful pictures of my three girls on two occasions now. Most recently the girls were 6 and 3 years of age – not any easy age to work with, in an outside location where all they wanted to do was run!! However, Sue possesses a lovely way with children. She is patient and put everyone at ease, capturing some beautiful action and stationery shots. I am really happy with the photographs which were processed and delivered professionally and quickly. Everyone who sees the photographs comments on how lovely they are, we will continue to come to Sue for family photos- it is a lovely record of the children growing up. Many thanks Sue!!!" Kerry and Sean