Monthly Archives: January 2009

New Senior Website!

I decided it was time to separate my senior portraits from the rest of my website. After all – there aren’t that many seniors who want to check out my children’s work! So, I designed a new website just for seniors and while I was at it, I made myself a new splash page. (This is the first page you see when you come to my web address and it links you to my various sites and blog.) You can check it out here. 

-Stay warm out there!


Three little boys!

I’m partial to families with three boys! This one was especially cute. Mom, dad and Grandma all worked hard to keep everyone sort of where they were supposed to be – then there was the dancing and the silly faces – I hope they had as much fun as I did!




Class of 2010 Models Wanted!

Ok Juniors! It is not too early to start thinking about Senior Portraits. In fact, summer and Senior year will be here before you know it!

I’m now looking for models to help me spread the word about Suzanne Upton Photography – since I’m technically still “new in town.”

Interested? Know someone who might be interested? All the information is available right here!

Applications are due January 23rd!

Introducing New Digital Collections

For 2009, I’ve decided to incorporate some new digital collections into my price list. Owning the digital files from your session gives you ultimate flexibility to print what you need, when you need it. It also insures that you have access to files down the road . . . My digital collections are not just files on a CD. They include beautifully mounted 5×7 prints in a gorgeous presentation box with a little easel to display your images. Perfect for those who just can’t decide and want to display everything! Purchasers of the new digital collections will also receive guidance from me on how and where to print your own images to insure that you get pro quality results. Here is my new digital collection pricing:

Digital Collections: All digital collections include a CD with full resolution files in both color and black and white and print release information, presented in an elegant black leather case. In addition, you will receive your choice of either a color or black and white mounted print of each image presented in a black clamshell box for storage and a small black easel to show off your images. Purchasers of any digital collection are also entitled to make additional a la carte purchases at a 25% discount.*

The Platinum Collection – $800 – Your choice of 20 images.

The Gold Collection – $675 – Your choice of 15 images.

The Silver Collection – $500 – Your choice of 10 images.

*25% discount does not include Custom Designed Coffee Table Books or Gift Certificates.

Not interested in digital files? That’s ok. I still offer my entire a la carte print pricing. You can now see my entire investment guide in the Session Investment tab at the top of the blog.

Ten months old . . . today.

I had the pleasure of photographing  two beautiful blue eyes today. Happy ten month birthday, little one.



Michigan State Theater Headshots

I opened up the New Year with something a little different for me: headshots for an aspiring actress. This lovely young woman is a student in Michigan State’s Theater program and she needed some headshots for her auditions. Her actual “comp cards” need to be in black and white, but I can’t help showing her “sneak peeks” in color to showcase her beautiful eyes.

I might have to make my way over to Lansing sometime this year for a performance!  Then I can really say, “I knew her when . . .”




Limited Edition: Valentine’s Mini Sessions!

Happy New Year!

As I took down my Christmas decorations this week and dusted off my “Valentine’s” rubbermaid, I decided I wanted to do some fun, custom Valentine’s for my kids this year. Then I decided that hogging up all the fun isn’t all that fun at all . . . so if you are looking for something different this year this Limited Edition is for you.

Valentine’s Mini Sessions



15 minute studio mini session

5 proofs

25 (4×5) Custom Designed Valentine Cards

10% off of any additional a la carte print purchases

Available January 17 & 18, 2009 only.

Schedule your session now! Space is limited.