Wow!  Way to get the word out, everyone!  We had 370 votes on the poll and the winner was (with 120 votes)… #9!!!  Congratulations!  I will be e-mailing you soon to get you your prize! 🙂

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And for the second winner…

I had choose a number between 1 and 42 and the winner is number 40:  

Jennilyn Tolboe says:

January 15, 2010 at 9:55 pm

What a wonderful photographer you are. It was hard to choose but I am biased to #10. Love your work I hope I win

Congratulations, Jennilyn!  I’ll be contacting you soon to work out all the details for your free session! 

Thank you again, everyone, for voting!

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I would like to thank all of my wonderful clients for making 2009 a wonderful year!  It was truly a joy to photographer your families and I feel that without a doubt, I have one of the most amazing jobs in the world (thanks to you!).  I’ve chosen my 15 favorites from the year (trust me, it was SO HARD to narrow it down to 15…  I was originally planning to choose only 10, but I just couldn’t bear to take any of these out!!).   Please vote for your favorite and the winner will receive an 11×14  gallery mount,* which is a new offering for 2010 clients.  The winner will also receive a $100 print credit* toward their 2010 session!  So for those of you in the running, be sure to blog about this poll, talk about it on facebook, send out e-mails to friends and family… spread the word! 

AND…  for those of you voting, if you would like to be entered into a drawing to receive a free session fee* (a $125 value), be sure to leave a comment in this post! 

Voting will close on Saturday, January 16th at midnight.  One vote per household, please!

*all prizes, including the free session, as well as the 11×14 gallery mount and $100 print credit, must be redeemed by December 21st, 2010.  No cash value for prizes. 




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  • DeAnna

    SO hard to choose and maybe I am biased because I like this family SO much, but my vote is for #7!!ReplyCancel

  • Leslie

    You’ve have a great year Susanne!! Good Job! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • They’re all awesome!ReplyCancel

  • There were so many good choices, but I’m a sucker for the newborns! Beautiful work, Susanne!ReplyCancel

  • Sensational Susanne! You just keep getting better!ReplyCancel

  • kari bodily

    Number Nine!ReplyCancel

  • You obviously take great photographs, but how did you ever get #4 in that pose??? I love it!!ReplyCancel

  • Chris

    loved all of them!! But since I think my child is adorable (even when she isn’t acting that way very much!! ), I am voting for her!! The rest are wonderful though!!ReplyCancel

  • Ramona Macabugao

    Stacey Elliot told me about you when we asked her about the great pics of her new baby, it is A+ ,better than those studio portraits
    Hope 2 get your services soon.ReplyCancel

  • Julie

    I wish I lived in California so you could photograph my boys for me. You do amazing work! I am very biased however because I think my little niece is the cutest thing ever so my vote is definitely for #2!ReplyCancel

  • Stacy B

    I like them all but LOVE #5! Downright adorable!ReplyCancel

  • Beautiful photos. Thanks for sharing and allowing us to vote for our favorite.ReplyCancel

  • Grandma Jean

    You captured the true blue color of her eyes and the priceless smile in #2. My almost 2 yr old Granddaughter is this grandma’s vote!ReplyCancel

  • Your pictures are gorgeous! I too am a sucker for newborns. #4 is an incredible shot!ReplyCancel

  • Jennie

    I have to say, I envy your job!! Wonderful work.ReplyCancel

  • Linda

    Very hard to choose. All wonderful in their own way.ReplyCancel

  • Those pictures are lovely! I love the newborn ones especially. Too hard to just pick one!ReplyCancel

  • Chris

    All are wonderful. Great skillful photography! #4 is my vote, but I love them all.ReplyCancel

  • Sarah Sleppy

    You do a wonderful job. All of these photos are beautiful!!ReplyCancel

  • Lauren

    Love them all Susanne, Great job!ReplyCancel

  • Beautiful pictures!ReplyCancel

  • Jeanne

    Beautiful work! What could be better than triplets! Number 9 is the one!ReplyCancel

  • It was really hard to pick! I love them all, especially the newborn ones. You are amazing.ReplyCancel

  • Londa Andrews

    Suzanne, All of your photos are gorgeous. My vote goes for #14.ReplyCancel

  • That was hard…do i vote fore the person i know, or the picture I really like the best 🙂 Awesome photos…hope I win a photo session from you !!!ReplyCancel

  • Susanne, your photos are so handsome and truly reflect the beauty of each child and family.ReplyCancel

  • Fallon Byrd

    These are beautiful photos. Thank you to Karin for sharing them with me. Looking at cute newborns, adorable babies and happy families always makes me smile. Good Luck.ReplyCancel

  • Love the pose of #4!!ReplyCancel

  • Amy

    Beautiful pictures! Love the ones of the newborns!ReplyCancel

  • Sarah

    Oh Susanne, your work is amazing!! I love every single picture!ReplyCancel

  • Alyssa is always saying you take the best pictures, we would love to get some of our kids the next time you are in Ventura!ReplyCancel

  • I think numbers 5, 7, and 14 are my favorites. Good job Susanne! Can’t wait until you get to photograph my wedding! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Kristen Hess

    These are all so beautiful! Oh, what I wouldn’t give for a portrait session with you, my friend. You are an artist.ReplyCancel

  • Susanne, I love your work. You take the most beautiful pictures! I still can’t quite figure out how you pose the newborns the way you do. Amazing. My favorite picture out of these has got to me number 4. I am in awe as to how you got this sweet little girl to keep herself up with her arms like that. Love it.ReplyCancel

  • Kim Hall

    Susanne, you are so blessed with an “eye” for photography! I REALLY wish you were closer! Every photo is amazing, but just looking at #4 makes me smile 🙂 We need to catch up sometime!ReplyCancel

  • Jen Verbeck

    I’m also a sucker for newborns and #15 is such a cute way to pose them. I love the little spread toes also. I wish I had one like this of my baby girl. Too Cute!ReplyCancel

  • I love photo #4!!!! it’s the best picture of a baby ever!!!! You are getting so good, keep it up!ReplyCancel

  • Tiffany

    It was great to meet you today and I really do love your photographic eye. I really love number 7 and I’m not just saying that because I love Karin and Greg- it is a great family portrait. I love the setting, the colors, and the perfect family faces- you captured the moment- awesome!ReplyCancel

  • Angela

    I LOVE all of the photographs!! You are truly an AMAZING and very TALENTED Photographer. I can’t wait for you to take photos of our girls again. I would have to say the triplets are my #1 choice. They are the cutest triplets ever.ReplyCancel

  • What a wonderful photographer you are. It was hard to choose but I am biased to #10. Love your work I hope I winReplyCancel

  • melanie louviere

    I vote for #10. You took such beautiful pictures of my little niece, whom I’ve never even met!!!ReplyCancel

  • So hard to chose, but I’ve a soft spot for #12. Keep up the great workReplyCancel

My little sister is getting married in April and I could not be more excited!  Over the holidays, she was visiting from Utah and we decided to do a little urban bridal shoot just for fun (and believe me, it was TONS of fun!!).  Isn’t she gorgeous?!?







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I was a little worried when I woke up yesterday to see overcast skies (and snow on the ground!  How often do you see that in Sacramento?!?).  I thought the light wouldn’t be good enough for an indoor session.  Luckily, I was wrong!  The S. family had some awesome huge windows in their home, and all my worries disappeared as soon as I walked in the door!  Little A. was so tiny and sweet.  She was one of the most well behaved newborns that I’ve photographed and so many of the pictures turned out AMAZING.  It was really hard to narrow it down for the sneak peek here on the blog!  Thank you again, S. family, for allowing me to photograph your BEAUTIFUL baby girl!







And you know I couldn’t resist getting a stocking picture for this December baby!


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  • Wow! These are amazing! Love all the ones of the daddy holding baby up in the air. Precious!ReplyCancel

  • Susanne, these are just gorgeous! – PBReplyCancel

  • I love it! What an adorable baby! This post is getting me all pumped up for my shoots! I’m going to have to go through all your old newborn posts and get some ideas…ReplyCancel

  • Very precious. I NEWBORNS are the most amazing subject to photograph. My heart melts when I see newborn photos 🙂 Have you ever gone to that Workshop by Kelly Ryden?ReplyCancel

  • susannea

    Hi Noel! Thank you! Newborns are definitely my favorite subject to photograph. I’ve never been to the Kelly Ryden workshop, but would LOOOOOVE to! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Danea

    Susanne these photos are fantastic! I will also flat out admit that you have inspired me to attempt some daddy’s hand shots at my next shoot!ReplyCancel

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I’ve been a huge fan of the I heart faces blog (click here to view their site!) for quite some time, but when I saw the photo challenge for this week (“Sweet Dreams”), I knew I just HAD TO enter!  This photo was taken of my daughter, Sophia, a few weeks ago and I absolutely adore it (along with all the other photos from that session!).  She’s just growing too quickly. *sigh*


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