Suzanne. Sagmeister. Even these 2 names mean 2 different things to me. Sagmeister is this larger than life being that seems to have taken on a life of it's own. Here in GP .... Sagmeister is a rock star. Sagmeister is who you go to when you want those rock star photos. When you want to step out of yourself and have those photos that you when you look at them, you think you are looking at a magazine ... ls that REALLY me? Wow. I'm hot! Or .... MY KIDS! Look at them ... do they come any cuter?! I have had some of these photos taken by The Sagmeister, and I LOVE them ... I moved into a different being after having done this with her. It took me from insecure and feeling like I could NEVER look like that, to feeling more confidant, and seeing myself a little bit differently. She showed me thru her eyes how beautiful I can be. I will be forever grateful to her for that. I love the Sagmeister.
But...Suzanne? She is my favorite. She sees my soul. And my heart. I wanted to get some pictures done of me and my baby girl. I looked into a few places ... a few people. Nothing felt right because, I guess, in the end, I didn't want to just get "some pictures" done. What I wanted was someone to see ... to capture .... my love for this girl. ... our relationship .... ! wanted someone to see us, feel us, know us. Someone who could reach inside of me, inside my girl, and somehow show the world .... US. That is where Suzanne comes in. I knew that my friend Suzanne loved photography, she had told me of photos she had taken, but I had never seen any of them. I only know HER. We weren't the best of friends, had never even spent time together ... outside of her coming into where I worked and chatting. In these small windows ohime, I knew that she was my gal. Once you know her ... you know .... I knew that she was the one that could spend a couple of hours with us and be able to see us. And I was not wrong. To this day, I look at them and I tear up. To this day, someone sees them and asks me where I got them, who took them, how can they get them ..... etc etc. To this day, that 1 decision, to have Suzanne spend the afternoon with me and my girl. .. .it has remained 1 of the best decisions I have ever made. She is a soul seeker and a provider of the truth as she sees it thru that lens of hers. That amazing, wonderful, telling, beautiful extension of herself. When Suzanne takes your photos you get a piece of her .... her heart...she is connected to you. That is the only way you should do it.. .. with Suzanne. Or the Sagmeister. Either way, it's a win/win.