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

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(Photo credit to Hailei Jiang)


About Susan

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 have the opportunity to be able to document a person’s most significant moment in their 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. I have also participated in many fine art exhibitions in my local area.

 
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(Photo credit to Sarah @Zyer)


Fun Facts

  1. 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!

  2. 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!

  3. 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.

  4. 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).

My hamster Mimi 🐹

My hamster Mimi 🐹

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.