Thursday, December 26, 2013

The Summer Garden

{The Summer Garden, available on Etsy}

Summer gardens.
So many pretty colours.
It's time to get the camera out and start capturing it all!
Here is the first, of this seasons 'Summer Garden Series'.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Christmas Eve

It's Christmas Eve, and the excitement levels are
oh so high!
Annabel and Otis are trying their hardest to go to sleep,
treats have been left out for Santa, and his reindeer.
There are presents underneath the fire place 
for Santa, Miss Clause, the elves and the reindeers ~
made, wrapped and then decorated by 2 children
who have been busy for weeks.
I love this time of year.

I wish you all a very Merry Christmas
and festive season,
from my family to yours,
however you celebrate,
where ever in the world you are.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Happily ever after

I believe in happy endings.
New typographic print, 'Happily ever after', 

Do you believe?

Friday, December 13, 2013

School is out!

And so starts 7 weeks of summer holidays.
Wahooo, I love summer!

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Lady Luck - Conversations with Creative New Zealand Women

is out now.  
A while ago I was contacted by Mariana, 
asking if I would like to contribute photography to this book.
The book features conversations/interviews with some AMAZING women,
Gala Darling (pictured below, top right photo)
Hinemoana Baker (pictured below, bottom left photo)
Vivienne Plumb
to name a few.  

It is such a gorgeous book, stunning layout (design by Ceire Hopley), 
and oh so inspiring.
The adorable illustrations by Connie McDonald feature throughout.
Flicking through the book, 
each time I turn to a page with one of my photos I am surprised.
And thrilled.  
My photos in amongst such
I didn't realise at the time that this would mean 
I would get to have a wee blurb about me in there too!
(seen in the top photo above)
Annabel is thrilled that our favourite polaroid photo is in there 

Thank you Mariana, for supporting creative women in New Zealand, 
and for including me in such a gorgeous book.

To get your copy head over here,
I promise you will love it!

Monday, December 2, 2013


It's really odd that all of a sudden, 
December is here.
Time flies when you are having fun.
Wishing you a spring in your step,
during this crazy busy exciting month!

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Black Friday Etsy Sale on Now!

It's that time again!
I decided to start the sale a few days early this year,
to give those in the Northern Hemisphere time to make the most of it
before the holiday deadlines kick in.

30% off all prints 8x10/8x8 and smaller.
15% off all photo blocks.
Prices already marked down.
Happy shopping!

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Holiday Shipping Dates

Holiday Shipping Dates - these are sneaking up quickly!
If you would like something to give as a gift these holidays, 
to ensure I have enough time to order photos from my lab 
and make up photo blocks, 
please place orders with me either on 
by the following dates -

USA, Canada, UK, Europe - Thursday 29th Nov
Australia - Tuesday 3rd Dec
New Zealand - Monday 16th Dec
Rest of the World - Tuesday 26th Nov

Thank you! 
 I love this time of year, it is oh so busy, 
and everyone seems so much more cheerful. 
There is a sense of anticipation in the air....!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Pastel Macarons

Pretty, oh so pretty macarons.
Made by a very talented friend,
who is starting up her own business.
Pink is my favourite.
Purple would be a close second.
Which colour do you adore?

Sunday, November 3, 2013

The Show Came to Town

This weekend, the A&P show was in town.
A ferris wheel, bright tents, candy floss, blue skies.
What more can a girl ask for?

Saturday, November 2, 2013


Hello November, you crept up on me.
The month before the merriest month of the year.
That makes you a bit special, doesn't it?

Monday, October 7, 2013

The Quirky Cameras - 2014 calendar


Once inspiration struck,
{whilst watching little ones play},
I simply could not resist creating this calendar.
Featuring 12 very quirky images,
incorporating old maps, vintage cameras, 
and the odd appearance of an animal.
Each month is a 4x6" photo, 
so when the month is over you have a 4x4" photo
to frame or stick to your little ones wall with Japanese Washi tape 
(a favourite way to decorate in our house lately).

Available for international orders here on Etsy,
or here on Felt for NZ orders.

I hope you enjoy it - 
my kids have already claimed a few of the photos for their walls!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Quirky Cameras

Otis has a very quirky sense of humour,
which makes us all laugh.
These new vintage camera images were inspired by him,
and will be featured in a 2014 calendar.
Watch this space for the finished series!

Monday, September 23, 2013

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

It's that time again....calendars, and a giveaway!

Can you believe it?
The year is marching on,
so many great things are happening.
One thing I love is creating the Calendars.
There is something just so delightful about putting together
12 of your favourite images from the year into a Calendar.

 This year I have 2 themes - 
'Beach Daydreams' (seriously, how could I not?!).
Available over on Etsy and Felt.

which is a mix of my fav's from the year.
Available over on Etsy and Felt.

These calendars are such a great way of receiving an instant collection of photos.
When the month is over you simply cut the bottom date section off
and you have a 4x4" photo to frame, 
stick to the fridge,
peg to an inspiration wire,
slip into your diary.... 

They also make great presents for the holidays! 

This week is my birthday, and I love birthdays.
So I am giving away 2 calendars over on Facebook.
Simply leave a comment on this post as to which calendar you would like,
Share the post, and I will pick 2 winners at random on Fri (Sep 20).

Happy week to you all!
~Susannah x

Sunday, September 1, 2013


It's here!
We made it through another winter, 
And now, 6 months of Spring and Summer will follow.
My favourite time of the year.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

White Blossoms

Today's blossom.
There will be more,
as each day we go on a blossom hunt.
It really is one of my favourite times of the year.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Spring is in the air

Absolutely swooning over these magnolias.
Everywhere we turn there are blossoms.
Spring has arrived early,
and I am loving it!

Friday, August 9, 2013

August. A little bit late.

I am a few (and then some!) days late to post this, 
but better late than never.
We have had a wonderful 10 day break in Australia,
more on that to follow in the next few days.

Happy August!

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

The whimsy of bubbles

I love bubbles.
My kids love bubbles.
Is there anyone who doesn't love the whimsy of bubbles?
So often, when we are heading off on an adventure,
we pack in bubble mix....
to keep the kids entertained,
and for me to take photos.
When we went down the coast on Mothers Day,
we thought it would be too windy for bubbles,
but they were packed anyway.

And would you believe it,
there was only the slightest breeze.
So when the kids needed to run around before we drove home,
We got out the bubbles.
They chased, and I took photos.
And finally, I have finished these 4 photos.

Available in sets, or individually.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

I love where I live

On our way home from the city, 
in the late dusk of the day, 
we stopped at the top of the hill. 
And took a moment to look at this view. 
The colours breathtaking. 
The sky endless. 
The moon and first star out. 
And down in that valley, is where we live. 
The drive can be a real mission to get to all the city has to offer, 
and to visit all of my best friends and their families, 
but when we see views like this,
the drive is magical. 
 I really do love where I live.

{I posted this on instagram on Saturday,
but wanted to have it here as part of my 'blog journey'}

Thursday, July 18, 2013

At the River

Scenes from a late afternoon trip to the river.
Such deep blues reflected in the water.

Monday, July 1, 2013


Did someone say....July?!

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Beach photo sets

I've been putting together new beach photo sets.
I love making these up, 
and will be adding these to my Felt shop this week too.
All sets can be made smaller and larger to suit
I love working with customers to suit your space, 
just send me an email!