Since I started photographing weddings in 2008, I have been very fortunate to work with well over 100 couples as they start the next chapter of their lives together. I strive to provide each of them with incredibly personal service combined with amazing photographs that tell the story of their day. My mantra through the entire relationship is "less stress" because I deeply believe that relieving any stress that I can will help to create more genuine, real images that best reflect the couple in their truest form.

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Once the couple has received their finished gallery of photographs from me, I request that they reflect on their experience and share a review through Facebook, The Knot, Wedding Wire, Google+, or their choice of review site. I find the timing to be important so that their review best represents the entire process with me from start to finish. I invite you to read through the more than fifty reviews that have been shared over the years via each of the review sites or you can see the most recent reviews below.

P.S. At the end of the day, I traditionally turn the camera on myself and take a selfie with each couple before I depart. I love looking at my office walls covered in so many awesome memories with my couples over the years!

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Kristan & Greg

Married January 16, 2016 at Grace in Portland, Maine

 

"Suzanne Simmons Photography was the single BEST choice we made for our entire wedding process. It was amazing how both the engagement and wedding pictures captured who we are as a couple. When we look back at the photos we instantly remember how surreal our special day was. We are ecstatic with photos because they fully capture exactly how we felt on our wedding day. Susie was prompt and courteous, both in person and through online communication. She even assisted me finding a replacement vendor when one fell through. Susie has her hand on the pulse of the local wedding industry and has great connections, this was priceless to us. As my flower girl started to melt down right before the ceremony, Susie gave her a snack. This is not your average wedding photographer. After having such an amazing experience it was natural to refer her to others, however Susie’s talent speaks for itself. Guests, friends, and family have all gone out of there way to ask about Susie and her work. I have always heard married friends say “the photos are the worst part” … book Susie and Alan and this just won’t be the case. Both she and her husband/assistant shooter Alan made our day one that will never be forgotten, and we have the photos to prove it. -The Happy Couple"

As reviewed on Wedding Wire

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Erin & Ben

Married October 11, 2015 at The Lucerne Inn in Dedham, Maine

"Suzanne Simmons Photography is by far the best photographer to hire in the state of Maine. We made an exhaustive search and were seriously lucky to have found her. Her work ethic is outstanding and her eye for taking the perfect shot is exceptional. She was available before our wedding whenever we needed her, answering all questions in a timely fashion. She is incredibly organized and professional; her website, questionnaires and payment process are straightforward. She makes you feel comfortable throughout the day and comes prepared with this special bag filled with whatever you or anyone else may need! She not only repaired my bustle halfway through the day, but also stepped in to help my friend with much needed wipes when she spilled wine on her dress. Susie was an invaluable part of our day.

If you are like me, you hate being at a wedding where the photographer is always in the way and all you see is their backs during the entire ceremony. You will not have that issue with Susie - no one will see her during the ceremony and she has a knack for blending with the crowd during the reception. You would not know any of this from her photos, though, as she captured every small detail of the entire day.

As for the photos themselves, they are nothing short of exceptional. I am still in awe of their quality. Susie helped make our day incredibly special, providing us with photos that will preserve our wedding memories for our families and us for a lifetime and beyond. She is the best photographer we could have hired and I am so happy with our decision. You will be in the best hands with Susie."

As reviewed on Wedding Wire

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Allison & Mark

Married June 6, 2015 at Grace in Portland, Maine

"There are many reasons why Suzanne Simmons Photography is simply the best wedding photographer one could hire. She was incredibly available in the days to months before the wedding to answers all types of questions, both photography related and not. She is honest – when I asked her what package would be the best fit for our wedding, she did not push us into the most expensive option. Instead she asked me about what I was looking for and recommended the packaged that suited our needs. Her day-of skills were out of this world. She was on point for everything, having gone out ahead of time to scope out areas to take the best photos. Amazingly, she carries everything one could possibly need on her belt, proving she's more than just a photographer.

One of my favorite parts was looking at photos other friends/family had taken. I would try to see if I could spot Susie in them (which she was so sneaky a lot of the times I couldn’t) but in some of my favorites, you can see how hard she is working. I have photos of her smiling from ear to ear as my grandparents walked down the aisle; I have photos her and I talking as she kept us on schedule for cake cutting/ first dance/ toasts etc.; and I have one of her producing a bottle opener from her magical belt of all things. I write this because these shots to me, demonstrate how human she is. She wasn’t a robot just there to earn her money and get out. She was a welcome guest who just happened to be taking some really AWESOME photos throughout the day. I received the most compliments from my guests about how wonderful and personable Susie was (is).

Lastly, the quality of her photos is beyond expectation. There were a plethora of shots, which is what I feel that most people want – so many options to choose from! The photo site where we could order photos was very easy to use. I was so impressed with how stunning they were in print. Fantastic quality, delivered in a timely manner. THANK YOU SO MUCH, SUSIE!!"

As reviewed on Wedding Wire

 

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Leah & Nick

Married May 24, 2015 at The Samoset Resort in Rockland, Maine

"Susie photographed my brother's wedding and, ever since then, my (now) husband and I knew we wanted her to capture ours as well! We opted to pay a little extra for her second shooter, which is her husband, Alan. They make a great team! We really felt like they were old friends when all was said and done. The one word I would use to describe them is genuine...they capture REAL moments as they are happening; nothing is ever forced. The result is truly beautiful, meaningful photos. In the months leading up to the wedding, Susie and I emailed back and forth more times than I can remember and I really felt like she was invested in our wedding, despite how many others she must have to keep track of! Susie was so much more than a photographer...she is like a wedding coordinator! She brought an arsenal of emergency wedding supplies - fabric tape, safety pins, you name it - and she knows how to use them. She even pinned on the boutonnieres for my brother's wedding.

We really can't say enough good things about Susie and Alan...thank you both so much!!"

As reviewed on Wedding Wire

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Katelyn & Paul

Married December 31, 2014 at The Portland Club in Portland, Maine

"Susie and her husband Alan were beyond wonderful. Aside from being kind, friendly people who I was happy to have around on our special day, they were SO helpful! Susie had everything I needed (bobby pins, safety pins, you name it!) and she had so many great tips to a first-time bride! Her pictures were beautiful - I keep looking at them over and over and smiling! And her sneak-peeks were up so soon that I got to see them just days after the wedding.

I would have Susie and Alan take our pictures again and again -- maybe someday when we have a baby :)!! Thank you again for everything!!"

As reviewed on Wedding Wire

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Cairsten & Jimmy

Married June 27, 2015 at The York Harbor Inn in York, Maine

"I feel so lucky that I was in a wedding party almost two years ago that allowed me to meet Susie as I was starting to plan my own wedding. After only spending a few minutes with her, I knew I wanted to hire her. She is friendly, helpful, and comes prepared for literally anything. When we hired Susie, we chose to also hire Alan, her husband and assistant. Together, these two make a fantastic team. My husband said that aside from taking fun getting ready shots of the guys, Alan was also super helpful. For example, he helped them pin their flowers when they were struggling to get them all on. As the ladies were getting ready, Susie took beautiful photos of my bridesmaids and our accessories. At one point when my dress was sticking out a tad at the shoulder, Susie had whipped out double-sided tape before I could blink. At the reception, when I could not find my sister, she had my dress bustled in under five minutes. Their experience with weddings really shines through as they work. I felt like they were reading my mind! Our pictures are breathtaking. I do not think they missed one moment. I also appreciate the unobtrusive way they get all the best shots. I have so many fun candid photos I did not even realize they were taking. Furthermore, Susie is prompt and gets your photos back to you as soon as she can. We could not believe when ours were ready! Another fun thing Susie does is post sneak peaks on social media. I loved ours! I also need to mention that we did our engagement shoot with Susie and that was also an incredible experience. We have two large and sometimes (okay all the time) excitable dogs and she was so helpful with them :) I am SO happy we hired Susie and Alan to capture our wedding. From the start until even now, I always felt like my questions were answered. It is like working with a friend; she is so personable! You definitely need to trust your photographer and I recommend Suzanne Simmons 100%! Choose Susie & Alan- you will not be disappointed!"

As reviewed on Wedding Wire and The Knot

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Karyn & Nick

Married October 11, 2014 at The Royal Oak Room in Lewiston, Maine

"I was very nervous about choosing a photographer. It's one of the hardest vendor choices I had to make. It's expensive and the photos are an important part of the wedding experience, so I really didn't want to make a mistake on this one. Looking back, I can say with 100% honesty that I made the right choice. Suzie is professional, warm, talented and an all-around amazing person and photographer. She takes beautiful photos, offers excellent value, turns things around super quickly and is a great resource on your wedding day. She is calm, reassuring, and even comes with supplies! She actually stepped in and helped my sisters pin my dress so the undergarments didn't show. Suzie achieved just the right mix of blending in with all my crazy friends and family while still being able to gently direct people so she got all the important shots. The finished photo files came promptly and beautifully packaged. It was like getting a surprise gift in the mail! It has been a few months and I still look at the photos all the time. I'm just thrilled with how everything turned out and I could not be happier with my choice."

As reviewed on Wedding Wire and The Knot

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