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  • Well, hello! Welcome to fresh.simple.true.

    October 30, 2014: First off, I'm redoing my portfolio galleries, so the Portfolio links above won't work till I finish. The slideshow on the Home page, however, does, so feel free to look through those images in the meantime, or visit me at Facebook, where I post loads of photos.

    I'm a portrait photographer based in Long Beach and I love The Quirk in beings. I like capturing the funny faces, silly expressions and personal interactions that are like wonderful inside jokes to your family. Babies and dogs are my specialty; I love them individually, but when you put them together...bam! Awesomeness happens.

    My clients like portraits that show who they are, not just what they look like. They want the important stages of their lives documented, but in a genuine way. No soft focus for them; no awkward family poses and definitely no matching turtlenecks.

    This site is a combination of my portfolio and blog. Blog posts are right below this introduction, and links to my portfolio work are directly above. I love to blog, but honestly, I'm on Facebook probably more than I should be, so find me there and say hello.

    I donate my time & art to many nonprofits. Rescue work is close to my heart and I offer session discounts for those with rescued/shelter animals and also senior or terminally ill animals.

    I'm a big fan of community. I make my artwork available to nonprofit fundraisers at no cost; if you have an event coming up and would like to auction some of my work, don't hesitate to drop me a line and let me know what you've got going on.

Tonight I’m laying in bed with my two (very healthy) dogs, alone for the week and watching a movie. Looking back on the fright I had this week with Jack, and missing Mr. Susan something terribly, I’m in a funny sort of place. I’m also, coincidentally, taking a look back, literally, at my work over […]

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  • January 12, 2013 - 10:28 pm

    kd - I like the wide shot. :) I think it’s way cool and tells much more story than a close-up would. Now I have to go google “Dybbuk box.”ReplyCancel

  • January 12, 2013 - 10:38 pm

    susan sabo - thanks, kd. I like the wide too.

    You’ve been warned: you can Google “Dybbuk box,” but do not ever, under any circumstances, open one!”ReplyCancel

  • January 13, 2013 - 5:05 am

    Chris Bonney - Hadn’t realized you’d stepped away from weddings. You did such a nice job with them (something I’d never have the patience to do). But your love of doing these personals and dogs shows through. And you do such a swell job of them!ReplyCancel

  • January 13, 2013 - 10:10 am

    susan sabo - Thanks, Chris. I stopped about halfway through the year for lots of reasons. I’m very happy in my studio, maybe that’s where everything was leading me all along.ReplyCancel

  • January 14, 2013 - 6:03 am

    sarah reed - You forever inspire me in the sense of not being so scared to evolve and change as an artist type. <3ReplyCancel

  • January 14, 2013 - 9:02 pm

    susan - Awww, thanks sawahReplyCancel

We had a really bad scare last night with my baby boy Jack. He had a sudden seizure that lasted for well over an hour. It was pretty messy: emotionally and physically. It was a sleepless night, a lot of texts going back and forth. It’s the sort of night that makes you tired in […]

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  • January 10, 2013 - 12:53 am

    jenie - so much love to you and Jack and T and mr. susan.ReplyCancel

  • February 12, 2013 - 10:42 pm

    susan sabo - hey Jenie, I just saw this comment. Thank you! Jack’s been doing great since this episode, I’m almost convinced it was a one-time thing :)ReplyCancel

Oh sure, a new baby’s screams aren’t exactly the sound of music, but the overwhelming feeling of curiosity and wonder make everything worth it. I remember how fascinated I was when my daughter Jenna was born. I was a very young mother (20 years old) and knew virtually nothing about babies. And this was 1981; […]

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