Baby Simmons

Introducing Brianna Gweneth

Last month, I formally announced that my husband and I were expecting our first baby sometime around the end of April or early May. Well, the official due date came (and went) as our sweet baby decided that it was much too comfortable right where it was. We finally welcomed Brianna Gweneth to the world on Thursday, May 10th. She was born with a full head of hair and her eyes wide open. We are home and getting settled in as a family of four. Big "brother" Digby is slowly getting used to this squirming, crying thing that has suddenly taken over our lives. And Brianna is getting used to having a camera pointed at her more often than most babes.

As a reminder, I will be on maternity leave for this month as I get accustomed to life with Ms. Brianna. I will be taking a selective number of portrait session bookings for next month, but am fully booked for weddings for all of 2012. Consultations for 2013 weddings during this time are limited as well although next year is filling up fast, so please contact me as soon as possible to ensure I'm available.

Thank you to everyone who has sent us their well wishes and for your patience as we settle in. It has certainly been a whirlwind around here lately, but we are so tickled pink to have Brianna home with us at last.

And congratulations to all of my couples who have also become new parents recently (or will be doing so in the next couple months)! There are so many of you that I am hearing about. I am so excited for you all!


New Photography Assistant!

Well, I might be about 14ish years early making that announcement, but...

I am very excited to finally share with all of you that my husband, Alan, and I are due with our first baby at the end of this month! Digby, who will always be our first "baby", can tell that something is about to change and he can't wait to shower our newest addition with lots of kisses. And I just can't wait to photograph the lil' babe! I am technically in to the "any day now" stage of pregnancy at this point, so now we just wait and see. We have decided not to determine if it is a boy or a girl ahead of time and are anxious to find out!

In terms of what this means for Suzanne Simmons Photography, I will be on maternity leave for the month of May while we all get adjusted to our new lifestyle. During this time it may take me a bit longer to reply to emails and return phone calls, but I will certainly still be checking in as the baby allows me to. I will resume shooting portrait sessions in June with limited availability, so make sure you schedule your portrait sessions with me as soon as possible. In terms of weddings, I am officially fully booked for all of 2012 and have started to book for 2013. When Alan and I decided to start a family, we determined that it would be best for us if I became more exclusive and limited the number of weddings that I would book, especially during our baby's first year. Therefore, you will likely notice that I will have fewer wedding-related blog posts and sneak peeks this summer. Last summer I celebrated shooting my 60th wedding, which still blows my mind! I am so incredibly honored to have been a part of so many couple's nuptials and can't wait to capture many, many more.

Last, but certainly not least, I wanted to take a moment to thank all of my couples who I have worked with, especially over the past nine months. The time has certainly flown by and your support has been incredible. And a super thank you to Melissa & Rocco who gave me (and my husband) the honor of photographing their wedding last weekend (at 37 weeks pregnant!). You two are rock stars!