Back To My Passion!

Today marks the one year anniversary of when we made our grand move to Victoria. It’s been an interesting year. Adapting to a new climate, making new friends, exploring a new area. It hasn’t been without it’s challenges but overall we’re settling into life on the Island.

One of my challenges as an individual and as a photographer is finding my place in a new city. When we moved that obviously meant closing my photography business in Calgary and preparing to launch in a brand new market. As I am not able to have the beautiful home studio I had in Calgary, my initial idea was to specialize in on-location outdoor family photography. It’s a beautiful area, abundant in breathtaking views, interesting beaches, and countless parks and green spaces. I thought it would be perfect for capturing families as they create memories. Then the rain started… and didn’t stop. It has become abundantly clear in the past few months that while the beach and park locations are viable for the summer months, the rest of the year is too rainy to predictably schedule family photography shoots.

Back to the drawing board.

Back to my passion.


Beautiful precious newborns. So sweet. So new. So perfect.

I am pleased to announce that, starting immediately, I am offering beautiful in-home newborn sessions.  These sessions will be approximately 3 hours long and will include beautiful, classic newborn poses, as well as parent and sibling shots, to capture forever, those precious early days of your new family.  I know from experience, how busy life can be those first weeks of your baby’s life, without adding to the hassle of getting everyone ready and out the door for a newborn photography session.  In the comfort of your own home, you can sit back and relax while I capture and preserve those precious days for you.  For more information about the session and investment, please visit the Portrait Sessions page.

I am now booking for all 2018 newborns. You can either book by calling me directly at 250-208-3408 or by using the online option below. For the online option, simply select your due date. Once scheduled, I will call you shortly to discuss details and session options, reserve time for you and once your precious bundle of joy arrives we will then book the exact session time.

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Fall Colours are Here

Victoria BC, Family Photography - Fall Colours Child with ApplesThe air is crisp, the days are shorter and the leaves are turning brilliant shades of yellows, oranges and reds.

Fall is here now and those beautiful colours only last a short time! Wouldn’t it be wonderful to capture your family enjoying these beautiful fall days and create memories that last forever? Family Photographer Suzi Smart focuses on lifestyle photography of children and families at the beautiful beaches and parks of the Victoria and Saanich area. 

Locations in the area are countless. Some of my favourite include Willow’s Beach, Clover Point, Mount Douglas Park, Beacon Hill and Arbutus Cove. Where does your family like to have fun? Let’s capture your family in one of the beautiful locations around Victoria.

Book your session any time using our convenient online scheduling.

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Experience the fun of photography with Suzi Smart Photography. Book today and receive a $50 print credit towards any product purchase before November 15th.


Happy Thanksgiving

Sunset at Clover Point, Victoria, BC

While the new year is a traditional time to reflect on our year’s adventures, Thanksgiving is a perfect time to reflect on gratitude. In the busyness of our everyday life and with the stress of the problems we encounter, we can forget the things we have and take them for granted.

I have so many things in my life to be grateful. My husband who is so loving and supportive. My son who makes me laugh even as he drives me crazy. I have a wonderful family, generous and open-hearted. I have many friends, near and far, who I can be me with no excuses. I live in a beautiful city, in a community that my son is safe playing outside on his own. I can head to the beach in minutes – whether it’s for the day or an hour at the end of the day. I have delicious food, much of yesterday’s feast was fresh from the farm. I am able to enjoy, share and grow my passion for photography. My son has a wonderful teacher at a great school. I could go on and all for pages.

We can spend our time complaining about what we don’t have or we can live the life we have to the fullest. Today I’m going to choose to be grateful.

What are you grateful for?


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