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susannah dowell photography

Colorado Springs, CO, El Paso

(21)
susannah dowell photography logo
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susannah dowell photography

Colorado Springs, CO, El Paso

(21)

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Pure. Simple. Unscripted. Susannah Dowell, international portrait photographer, brings documentary family photography to Colorado Springs. Visit the site to learn more at susannahdowell.com

Reviews (21)

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M
29 October 2019

I cannot say enough about Susannah. She really captured the joy that my girls bring to me. She was able to forever save their amazing personalities on a photograph. I can't stop smiling when I see the photos she took for us. She is fun, professional, and generous. She made sure that I was getting the pictures that I wanted, not just doing a standard photo shoot. I have used a number of different photographers over the last few years, and she is definitely in the top. I will be a returning customer. More...

S
17 October 2019

Susannah is a rock star! She made our family comfortable and took amazing pictures capturing our kids personalities and such sweet moments together. Thank you!!!!!

L
31 August 2019

Susannah is such a gifted photographer. She went out of her way to make our shoot happen. She is amazing to work with. We have two boys, one of which is four and he adored her. She has guided us and helped us so much in picking the best photos for our space. We highly recommend Susannah! More...

K
8 April 2019

Susannah was a blessing to work with! Not only did she get a TON o photos in a short session, she was very personable and brought out the individuality of my family! ! I highly recommend that she be your go to for any photography needs!! More...

M
12 February 2019

Susannah is FANTASTIC!! She is so great with the kiddos and knows how to capture their true smiles and personalities. I can’t say enough good things about her. You won’t be disappointed with the end product. More...

K
12 February 2019

Susannah is amazing! I recently had 3 photoshoots with 3 different photographers in 2 months and she is by far as the best! Not only does she make you feel absolutely incredible before, during, and after the shoot, but her pictures are exceptional. She is truly a professional, unlike a lot of these so-called photographers that just show up with a camera without a real clue of what to do or rush you through some basic pictures. Her photoshop skills are great as well. She communicates a ton with you before the shoot to insure you get what you want. She also communicates with you a lot afterwards and works hard to tweak any pictures you would like. You're not just another client to her. She's the only photographer I will use now. I highly recommend her! More...

B
12 February 2019

Susannah photography is absolutely the best pictures I have of my son. The pictures she took of my son's college graduation were amazing. She captured his beautiful smile which no other photographer has managed to do. More...

R
12 February 2019

Susannah did a fantastic job doing newborn photos for our little baby Rayna. She was so patient and had so many wonderful options with the photo shoot and her services. I hope to go back soon to have more family photos done! More...

S
12 February 2019

Absolutely the most unique, fun, and amazing photography experience!! From helping with outfits to hanging up the canvas, this sister team does it all.

K
12 February 2019

Susannah is an amazing photographer and makes everything feel so easy!

D
12 February 2019

I purchased some of Susannah's canvases to decorate my apartment and they are always complimented by anyone visiting. Her work is so incredible and uniquely beautiful! It's obvious she loves taking photos so much and the clients aren't just a pay check. More...

A
12 February 2019

Susannah is such a talented photographer! She did a wonderful job capturing our sweet baby, and made us feel so comfortable during the session. I love the images we received and am so happy to see them hanging on our walls. More...

D
12 February 2019

Love love love our family photos. Susannah captured our true selves. She is incredibly fast which is great with a 5 yr old. Her team is awesome helping me pick shots and locate them around my house. Highly recommend. More...

G
12 February 2019

Boudoir session is so much fun! Susanna helps you pose for what works for your body which I personally love because sexy isn’t really my forte �. She also makes the session exciting and there was not a single awkward moment. She has such an embracing personality you can’t help but love her! So excited to give them to my husband � Thanks GF! More...

C
12 February 2019

Her casual yet energetic approach during the shoot makes her photography come across very natural, not staged- a sense of ease in every photo capturing the energy and essence of the moment. I couldn’t have felt more comfortable. She gave me a little guided direction that was much needed to make all the photos have a ton of variety. She’s also the queen of PERFECT lighting- that’s her signature. She brought my small business to life and captured my Esthetician “world” perfectly for my new website! I’m very happy and would recommend her for all major life occasions. Cant wait to work with her again. Her talent and experience are hard to come by! More...

A
12 February 2019

The one thing I don't like about Susannah is that she is so far away from Baltimore. I hired her a few years ago to take some office shots for use on the website and in collateral material. She not only has a wonderful demeanor, but she has the eye of a true artist. Anyone can point a camera and take a picture. It is a rare person indeed who can turn the mundane into magic, and Susannah is one of those people. So, as much as I wish she was around to hire for shoots out here, I know she is in the place she wants to be. I strongly recommend her. More...

A
12 February 2019

It was THE BEST decision to hire Susannah as our wedding photographer! She has done an excellent job, and we have created memories for a lifetime. Susannah has been in touch all the way through, setting up shot lists, talking about details. She is very detail-oriented, and she asked for our input and ideas for everything. She checked in with us before the wedding, and the days leading up to the big day. She even stopped by at the hair salon where I was getting ready (this was not part of our arrangements). Susannah's photojournalistic approach is amazing, and her photos can "talk" saving precious emotional and funny moments of the entire day. We decided to add a bridal shoot after the wedding, and Susannah has given us great advise for that as well. We had so much fun, and again created beautiful images. Once everything was done, Susannah met with us several times to talk about wall art and canvases. Susannah is an excellent professional overall, and we can just recommend hiring her for any important events. Thank you Susannah! More...

V
12 February 2019

Susannah is not only an amazing and talented photographer but also one of the kindest and most genuine person I have ever met. She truly loves doing photography and it shows in all of her work.
I gave her very little notice about our session and no time to prepare and she still gave me the most beautiful shots of my daughter and I which she shot in literally 5 minutes. I didn't even think that was possible but it is with her.
She works great with little kids as well, my daughter still talks about her and our mini session and how she wants to pose more for Miss Susannah.
We have had so many positive comments on our pictures how they should be in a magazine and how amazing and professional they are.
We will have every single picture she took hanging on our walls.

We highly recommend her!

Thank you, Susannah!!
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R
12 February 2019

I recently had a photoshoot with Susannah Dowell. She is so kind and her enthusiasm is contagious. Her photography skills are just amazing. I was personally left fascinated with her work. I would �% recommend her.

!!!Excelente trabajo !!!
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C
7 August 2018

Absolutely stunning photos. Love working with Suzannah. She is amazing.

S
15 June 2018

She captures a moment, a personality. Sensitive, caring, timely.

Q&A

Taking a great photograph is so much more than clicking the shutter button! The most important thing I do as a photographer is allow my subject to feel at ease and relaxed. I love to chat during a session and find out more about my clients, and tell them more about my life! It helps to connect and allow people to feel relaxed.

I want to know exactly what your vision is for our shoot and what your expectations are. What do you want to do with the images from our session? Do you need digital files, and if so, what size? Do you have ideas for the location (do we want indoor studio or outside with natural lighting and the beautiful Colorado backdrop?). When do you need to have these images edited and delivered by? I want to get a crystal clear vision of what your expectations are for our shoot so I can make that happen!

I get to meet and connect with fantastic and interesting people every day, and no two shoots are even remotely the same. My job has taken me all over the world, throughout 17 countries in Africa and to The White House to photograph important people, and every day people. I love that every new day is a different project. I also get to use my creativity each and every day, which is an enormous benefit for me. And I love being my own boss!

I love being able to make all of the important decisions myself.

I shoot in a photo-documentary style which means I capture it as I see it! I like minimal posing and recording moments as they unfold. I worked at both The White House and CBS News in Washington, DC as part of the press during the end of GW Bush’s presidency and the beginning of Obama’s. I also interviewed at National Geographic at that time, but did not pursue that opportunity and decided instead to move to England to work as a contractor for the US Army. I was based at an intelligence military base outside of London, photographing for NATO and for US Africa Command. I photographed all throughout Africa under 4 star generals and African presidents (I think my tally is 17 countries so far!), documenting American military training African military on radio and communications throughout Africa.

I have always done portrait work on the side because I love it. While stationed in England, I was able to shoot family and wedding work in Amsterdam, London, Paris, and Switzerland. I have been shooting professionally since 2002, so I’m very well versed in capturing images in the moment and work very quickly, especially with young children. Know that you will be receiving a stellar product when we shoot together!