This weekend I was lucky enough to be given two beautiful gifts. My daughter came home with an armful of white hyacinths – perfect for my big white basket! They are now filling the kitchen with their heavenly fresh Spring scent. On Sunday I exhibited at Alexander Park Wedding Fair, where I fell in love with a little posy on the “Bamboo” stand. I loved it so much that at the end of the show Catherine called me over and presented me with it! Thank you both so much!
Such pretty colours, and interesting textures – all put together so beautifully….
I love the way the stems have been wrapped with smooth brown string – looks natural and feels really comfortable to hold.
White hyacinths have always been a favourite of mine – now it really feels like Spring!
Each individual flower so graceful and delicate – like a ballerina …
Shape and texture – even the bulbs look gorgeous!
And even better than any flower …
Who will you give flowers to today?!
I was lucky enough to photograph Kim and Will’s fabulous wedding at Highclere Castle last July. The flowers and table decorations were stunning, and dotted among the flowers and candles were beautiful little marble hearts. When the supplier of these hearts saw my pictures, he asked me to go into business with him! Nigel is a stonemason, making incredible boulder chairs and marble bathtubs. He chooses his stone from sustainable sources, and while in Indonesia and seeing all the piles of wasted offcuts, drew a little heart – and these love hearts are the result!
Close up of beautiful table setting at Highclere – a joy to photograph! (As was the bride!)
Gorgeous natural colours: grey marble, onyx, rose marble, ivory and buff marble, and green sandstone.
‘O’ for onyx! – beautiful in the light
Collect them – and think happy thoughts!
Email or call me for your very own collection of love hearts!
firstname.lastname@example.org 07786 625084
Nigel’s website: www.thestonechef.co.uk
More to come!!
With love, Susie x
I originally went to college to learn to take better pictures of my little girls. A few years, one photography degree and a new-found passion for photography later, I have a successful business, a wonderful team, and a whole lot of new friends!! So I thought it fitting that my first proper blog post be of my darling daughters – they have grown a little by now … !
Lottie is now a talented and caring holistic therapist, and Bea is finishing her A levels this year, determined to go into high end fashion design. I feel allowed to be extremely proud of them – not least because they are gorgeous on the inside as well as the outside!!
Lottie and I had fun doing some sensual “girly” shots! She did her own make-up (beautifully!), and we used natural light.
The eyes have it!
Now that I’m building the portraiture side of my business, I needed to find make-up artists for make-over portraits. I was lucky enough to find several who will work with me in the future. For this shoot, Penny has created a gorgeous natural look on Bea.
Penny uses an airgun to spray on foundation and blusher, creating a very even finish.
Then we decided to go for a more glamorous look. Penny created fabulous smokey eyes, without making them too heavy – something I’ve always wanted to do but never quite managed!
Now time for me to play…!
Bright and funky!
All these pictures were taken at my home using natural light. Soon I will have studio backdrops and lighting – so watch this space!
Grateful thanks to Penny Wadley for her make-up skills and for being so lovely to work with. Contact Penny at email@example.com 07966 494496
Hello lovely people!
Those of you who know me will confirm that I have never had a problem with finding things to say! Beginning a new Blog seems to be a little more daunting – but I know that I am going to enjoy writing it, and I sincerely hope you will enjoy reading it! To begin with, let’s talk about what makes Susie Mackie Photography the best thing I have ever created (apart from my two amazing daughters that is!).
I have always been creative. I have always loved being around people, and learning about what makes them tick. In being a photographer, I can put these two things together to create sensitive, emotive images. I didn’t discover my passion for photography until a few years ago (better late than never!), while I was doing my photography degree – I only went to college to learn to take better pictures of my daughters, but a passion for “creating the image” blossomed until I became irresistibly and irrevocably drawn towards becoming a wedding photographer. Those who know me will also agree that I don’t things by halves – once I decide to do something I put my heart and soul into it – and my heart and soul are well and truly embraced by wedding photography!
So who am I and how does that impact on my photography? In a nutshell, I am a communicator, a romantic, imaginative, creative, sensitive, and very hard working! I must also admit to being a bit of a perfectionist – sometimes a challenge for my husband but perhaps not a bad thing when it comes to my business. I will go out of my way to make someone’s experience better than they expected, and I need and value recognition as much as I do financial reward. (Told you I am a romantic!) I find huge joy in receiving the most wonderful affirmation from both clients and others in the industry. Sometimes I can’t believe my luck in spending time with happy people on one of the most important and special days of their life, making beautiful pictures and sharing their special moments!
This is me! …
I actually quite like this image of me – although truthfully I’m not that keen on having my photo taken – which makes me really empathetic with others who feel the same. I have been told recently that I photograph “from the heart” – possibly this is why I can relax people in front of the camera. In any event, I truly love what I do and all I wish for is that you love the results!
I really hope you enjoy viewing my Blog as much as I am enjoying creating it! I have always been creative, visual, passionate. I adored capturing pictures of my two beautiful daughters as they grew up, and when I wanted to learn how to be a better photographer, I went to college as a “mature” student - and somehow ended up with a first class honours degree … my passion for photography was born. I feel so blessed that I can combine this with my love of people, both through portraiture and on such a glorious occasion as a wedding day! Every bride, every groom, every wedding is of course unique – my job is to respect your wishes, to help you to feel confident and relaxed in front of the camera, and to provide you with images which not only bring back your memories of the day, but create many more.