July 24th, 2013
Simply put, Susan Carmody is an absolutely brilliant photographer. She has excellent technical skills, a most wonderful manner that is joyful to work with, an understanding of photography and photographic needs that goes far beyond expectations, an incredible artistic sense that consistently creates exceptionally beautiful results of the highest quality, an admirably conscientious work ethic, and she makes herself available with very helpful flexibility.
It is astounding how magically Susan can take talked-about ideas and design concepts, and turn them into breath-taking photographs! She has helped us through a number of very demanding professional music projects which required special portrait and group images to work well with online and print applications. The results have always provided us with exactly what we needed.
We look forward to working with Susan again, and give her enthusiastic recommendations of the highest order.
July 22nd, 2013
We had our first set of family photographs taken with Susan in the fall of 2007 in our Vancouver neighbourhood (BC, Canada). Other than one year, when we couldn't fit into Susan's schedule, we have had our three children, parents and ourselves photographed by Susan.
Susan is a very calm photographer with lots of experience capturing the spirit of our children while they oscillate between shy and showoffs. Running from location to location, refusing to be posed in "studio" arrangements. But Susan remains calm, "shoots" them all through gentle words, smiles and gestures.
The resulting single, pairs and triples are wonderful. We have to make sure that we keep a checklist of what we need rather than what we want as so many of the final shots are amazing and some children are just a bit more drawn to the camera than others.
We were so happy when Susan announced that she'd be having yearly sessions in the Vancouver area and are looking forward to our next session!