I will capture your natural beauty with an artistic eye. I love to observe people and to depict meaning through photographic narratives.
Me At Work
Hi, I’m Susan, a wedding and editorial photographer living in Vancouver, BC.
I started my photography career shooting surreal portraiture while I was in Victoria, BC. When I moved to Vancouver, I started working for several local wedding companies. From then, my emphasis on photography shifted more towards wedding photojournalism.
I am grateful to be able to document one of the most significant moments in people’s life. I truly believe that photographs are unique in that they can show the love and all the other intimate moments between a couple that simply cannot be represented through other means.
I love capturing real emotions in a nonintrusive way. Behind all the smiles and laughter, I find it rather important to capture the subtleties in one’s feelings as well. From the tenderness of a couple’s gaze to the warmth felt from a gentle kiss, it is often these overlooked elements that truly bring a photo to life. If this resonates with you, please do not hesitate to chat with me or to meet me in person! I think that it is essential for me to develop an understanding as to your interests and values, so that I will be most prepared to capture your big day.
If you are interested, I invite you to look through my editorial works. I often collaborate with fashion designers and other professionals in the industry. Over the years, I have been published in Vogue Italia PhotoVogue, Lucy's Magazine, ELEGANT Magazine, etc. You can also find my works sometimes in various fine art exhibitions in my local area.
My Lunar Zodiac is a rat🐭. Maybe that’s why I can be so sneaky sometimes - I always get complimented by videographers of how I can magically avoid blocking their frame during the ceremony!
I grew up in Beijing, China and immigrated to Canada with my family when I was 15. I speak fluent English and Mandarin, currently trying to learn Cantonese too!
I adore everything furry that has four legs, such as cats, bunnies, guinea pigs, etc. I own a dwarf hamster that I had adopted from the SPCA. On the other hand, anything that has more than four legs will scare me to death! If I suddenly start to jump while we are shooting in a forest or an abandoned building, I probably just saw a spider running around. Please save me first! Then you can laugh at me while we continue on with our session.
My life currently revolves around wedding photography, UI/UX design projects, cleaning up for my hamster, and trying to get more exercise💪 with my boyfriend (not in the dirty way).
5. My best friend is my Canadian-born boyfriend who doesn’t mind my Chinese accent and still makes me feel loved every day. (Banner photo was taken by him!)
6. I come from a UI/UX design background, so I’m all about enhancing people’s experiences. I just graduated this spring from Emily Carr University with a Bachelor of Design degree. I still take contract/part-time design jobs, so if you need a designer (to design a website for a restaurant, or an app for an online store), feel free to reach out to me too! Either we can work something out, or I’m happy to refer you to the right person.