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Photo Shoot In Chicago with Jennifer Claire Photography

Thank you Healther and Nicole!

Last Saturday, I got to have a little fun. Not only did I get to wear real clothes, blow dry my hair, and wear heels, but someone even documented it πŸ˜‰

But seriously.

Last weekend, I got to indulge in a little modeling photo shoot in Chicago with the fabulous Jennifer of Jennifer Claire Photography. So many of you have had such nice things to say about the few pictures that I have shown already (and check out her Instagram!), and I so, so appreciate your kind words! I think all of us, in one form or another, have a fantasy of being a model, and for a few reasons: a) we like looking good! b) we are always curious as to how other people see us, and c) we have an innate desire to feel beautiful, and to have that beauty be accessible to those that see us. It isn’t enough to be pretty–anyone can be pretty. But isn’t it a simple truth that the best pictures of us are the ones when there is just that innate glow about us–we we are truly beaming from the inside out, rather than just “smiling.”

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Chelsea Patricia Photography

Yup. “Smizing” really is a thing. Because when you are truly engaged, your whole face reflects your emotion. Or you are thinking about chocolate.

Sidenote: Alex doesn’t understand models at all, and every time that we walk by a model advertisement, he just laughs and makes some comment. It’s very interesting–print doesn’t compute to him unless he knows the background. There are pictures that he loves, of course, but more so because they are tied to a particular emotion or person. I see a bit of both–I see the aesthetics as well as the emotional story. Might be my background in both architecture as well as history. Who knows.

Anyway, I don’t want to get too deep on you all on a Friday, so we are going to go to some pics!

And because I know that you all will be curious πŸ˜€

Jacket: Target

Scarf: Burberry

Top: C Wonder

Necklace: Francesca’s Collection

Jeans: 7 for all Mankind

Boots: Miss Sixty

Bag: Target

and compression socks obviously.

I think she did a great job capturing me–I’m a polished mess πŸ˜€

Have a fabulous weekend, everyone!

Do you consider yourself photogenic? Why or why not?

What would you wear for a photoshoot? What would you try to capture?

Now, the big question: What do I do with these! Next time, we are going to do a more purpose-focused shoot, but this time, I had no idea, lol.

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  • Reply Tiffany @ The Chi-Athlete

    :O

    Gorgeous, darling!
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    January 23, 2015 at 5:25 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Thank you Tiff! I hope that you had an awesome bday!

      January 23, 2015 at 10:38 am
  • Reply Tina Muir

    What an awesome experience! You are so beautiful my friend! So happy for you, and they came out gorgeous! I hope no one replies saying that they do think they are photogenic, I would be a little concerned hahaha. I think I will feel better about myself once my crown is replaced on my front tooth in a few weeks. Thanks for introducing me to the word smizing….love it! You do look so beautiful though suz!
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    January 23, 2015 at 5:44 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Awww, thank you. I know what you mean–my mom had a chipped tooth for a long time when she was much younger, and she still every now and then tries to cover it. I think you are gorgeous regardless πŸ˜€

      January 23, 2015 at 10:39 am
  • Reply Amber

    SUZ, you look beautiful ! Nice accessories πŸ™‚ I love the word SMIZING, I think modeling is an art, “smiling with your eyes” is TOUGH, I used to watch america’s next top model and see how hard it was for some girls to “smile with their eyes”

    I think that I am pretty photogenic if I am smiling! Otherwise, no lmao, i tend to look like a swan.
    IF I had a photo shoot, I have NO idea what i would wear I am a plain jane style wise, I’d want to capture my eyes and smile, or my positivity, so those aren’t really about the outfit per say !

    <3 happy friday
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    January 23, 2015 at 5:50 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      You would totally have incredible pictures. When you smile–you totally smile with your whole being!

      January 23, 2015 at 10:46 am
  • Reply jill conyers

    What fun! I’m usually behind the lens (and selfie challenged) so I would love to have the opportunity to do a photo shoot.
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    January 23, 2015 at 5:54 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Same here–thus why I had so much fun with these!

      January 23, 2015 at 10:38 am
  • Reply Alicia

    Photo shoots look like so much fun. I am doing yoga teacher training right now which ends in May and I would love to do a yoga photo shoot sometime in the summer once I have a few sequences in my head to go through.
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    January 23, 2015 at 6:02 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Definitely–I’m hoping to do some yoga shots at some point. I think that those can be some of the most incredible shots, because you truly are completely open and vulnerable. It’s a scary place, but beautiful all the same.

      January 23, 2015 at 10:37 am
  • Reply Stacie @ SimplySouthernStacie

    Hello, you pretty like model!

    One of my good friends is a photographer, so she will always use me when she’s wanting to try out new things. I’m happy to oblige because of all the reasons you listed. It’s so fun to be able to feel pretty every now and then!
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    January 23, 2015 at 6:13 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Oh that’s right! I remember the fairy tale shots!

      January 23, 2015 at 10:37 am
  • Reply Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy

    Fantastic photos! I would love to do a shoot like this, but I am honestly not very photogenic. That might just be because I don’t have many photos of me where I am sober or not in workout clothes haha
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    January 23, 2015 at 6:22 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Um, you mean that you have the BEST pictures haha. But I guess that you will need new shots for the book (!!!)

      January 23, 2015 at 10:36 am
  • Reply Kate @ Baking in Yoga Pants

    Gorgeous and glowing! πŸ™‚
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    January 23, 2015 at 6:24 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Thank you! might just be because of the orange lol πŸ˜‰

      January 23, 2015 at 10:35 am
  • Reply Sue @ This Mama Runs for Cupcakes

    You could be a model…beautiful photos!
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    January 23, 2015 at 6:29 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      You are too sweet!

      January 23, 2015 at 10:35 am
  • Reply Deborah @ Confessions of a Mother Runner

    Looking beautiful and very happy! πŸ™‚
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    January 23, 2015 at 6:30 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Thank you–definitely happy.

      January 23, 2015 at 10:34 am
  • Reply Ruthie@She'sWickedHealthy

    I love the ones with the great necklace and the one in black and white! Stunning Suz! I definitely don’t consider myself photogenic but I try and work with it – I have a huge head that takes up most of the picture, so that’s always awkward.
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    January 23, 2015 at 6:40 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      And I think that you always look GORGEOUS in your photos–if that isn’t a good representation of you, then I can’t IMAGINE what you look like in person!

      January 23, 2015 at 10:34 am
  • Reply Annmarie

    You look absolutely amazing!!!! How fun that you got to play model- definitely a good excuse to put on real pants πŸ˜‰
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    January 23, 2015 at 6:47 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      And compression socks underneath, of course πŸ˜€

      January 23, 2015 at 10:33 am
  • Reply Beth @ Running with the Sunrise

    You look amazing!! I’m so jealous you got to play around and be a model for a day–looks like so much fun!! A friend once told me that I look better in photos than I do in person–she was trying to tell me that she thought I was photogenic, but it came out wrong, haha! Have a wonderful weekend, my friend!
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    January 23, 2015 at 7:08 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Bhahahaha that is terrible. Foot. In. Mouth. Have a great one!

      January 23, 2015 at 10:31 am
  • Reply Jess @hellotofit

    Suz, you look so great in all these pictures! And, well, all the time. I’ve only done one very informal photo shoot, and having music on helped so much — so we weren’t just snapping pics in silence haha. Happy Friday!!
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    January 23, 2015 at 7:20 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I definitely think that being comfortable is crucial–you need to be in a great setting as well as with a photographer that you can chill with. That’s why I loved working with Jen!

      January 23, 2015 at 10:32 am
  • Reply Lauren @ The Bikini Experiment

    How fun! You look great. Do I consider myself photogenic? Some days and with the right angle. Some people always take great pictures, but I feel I need a little guidance. Lol. Happy Friday!
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    January 23, 2015 at 7:24 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      But once you figure out what captures you the best, you are set!

      January 23, 2015 at 10:31 am
  • Reply Laura @ the gluten-free treadmill

    Beautiful pictures – and I am glad you had the opportunity! I think thus is one reason why I love the selfie – because I believe it helps us to feel beautiful on our own terms, and we don’t feel like we have to fit a certain definition of “beauty” that society has defined for us.
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    January 23, 2015 at 7:25 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Very true. But you also have to be good at the selfie (like you). But I am not….

      January 23, 2015 at 10:30 am
  • Reply Smitha @ Running with SD Mom

    You are glowing! And smizing! I can’t imagine wearing pretty clothes to model in. I’d probably have to wear Spandits. Lol!
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    January 23, 2015 at 7:35 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Next time I’m totally in running clothes.

      January 23, 2015 at 10:30 am
  • Reply Sarah @pickyrunner

    You are one hot ladyyyyyyy!!! The last time I did a photoshoot was with my brother a couple years ago. They came out SO awkward. Because I’m awkward. So it made sense. I’m supposed to meet up with a photographer around here for head shots so she can grow her portfolio but we haven’t connected yet. yours came out GORGEOUS and I’m obsessed with your outfit. Xoxo
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    January 23, 2015 at 7:45 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Aw, thanks love. I think sometimes it can be hard to have shoots with someone else because you want them to be on level with you–otherwise it you really do feel awkward. Definitely get your pics done–I can’t wait to see them!

      January 23, 2015 at 10:29 am
  • Reply Farrah

    Your photos are gorgeous! :] I definitely agree with you on what makes pictures beautiful, and also on the fantasy of being a model in some way, shape of form. (Personally, I think it’d be awesome to be a fitness model on the side!)

    I’ve done two photoshoots for pole before, so har har on what I’m usually wearing for that. πŸ˜› I’d love to do one on aerial silks someday if I ever get to take classes again, or even just a fitness one! :] I think with the right angle, I can be photogenic, but I’m unbelievably gifted with making awkward facial expressions. ;P
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    January 23, 2015 at 7:50 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      hahhaa but aerial silks would be incredible. The movement would be unreal!
      I am definitely gifted with the ridiculous expression… it’s hard to find me not making one lol

      January 23, 2015 at 10:28 am
  • Reply Michele

    Gorgeous photos! I think I probably look better in person than pictures, but I could be kidding myself! I guess it depends on the photos. The ones from my maternity shoot are my all time favorite.
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    January 23, 2015 at 7:52 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I would love to see those! I don’t think that I have…

      January 23, 2015 at 10:27 am
  • Reply Sara @ Lake Shore Runner

    Love your photos Suz! You look great πŸ™‚ happy Friday!!
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    January 23, 2015 at 8:00 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Thanks boo–good luck with your adventure today!

      January 23, 2015 at 10:26 am
  • Reply Julie @ Running in a Skirt

    Gorgeous! Smizing is hard. I try to do it and my forehead wrinkles. Which isn’t fun at all.
    Haha- Use the pictures on the blog πŸ™‚
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    January 23, 2015 at 8:20 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      And increasingly an issue for us…

      January 23, 2015 at 10:27 am
  • Reply Sara @ lifebetweenthemiles

    You are gorgeous and she captured you perfectly! I love your outfit too, esp that awesome necklace! I can’t wait to see what the next session looks like! I’d love to have a photo shoot, but really, I have no idea why I’d “need” one other than to have some fun! But, I suppose that is a good enough reason! Happy Friday beautiful lady!

    January 23, 2015 at 8:27 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Ain’t nothin wrong with a little fun, I suppose! Have a fabulous birthday!

      January 23, 2015 at 10:26 am
  • Reply Sarah

    Looks so fun!
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    January 23, 2015 at 8:41 am
  • Reply Jen @ Pretty Little Grub

    The pictures turned out great! Photo shoots are a lot of fun. I think they make you feel really confident. I think I’m generally pretty photogenic but half the time I have a ridiculous face on or my tongue out of my mouth. It works for me.
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    January 23, 2015 at 8:49 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Hahah me too–I think someone once made a comment that it was nice to see me make a regular face for once when i put up a normal picture! But I love the craycray pics–that’s who we are!

      January 23, 2015 at 10:25 am
  • Reply Lisa @ Running Out Of Wine

    These look great! And compression socks ALL THE TIME!
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    January 23, 2015 at 8:57 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Why do you think I wore boots and not a dress…

      January 23, 2015 at 10:24 am
  • Reply GiGi Eats

    Girl, you’re stunning! Not sure I have ever said this before but HOT DAMN! HOTTIE HOT HOT!!!! I mean, you should be on the runway – and I am not just saying that to blow smoke up your hot booty!
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    January 23, 2015 at 9:06 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Awwwwwwwww you are too too kind!

      January 23, 2015 at 10:25 am
  • Reply Erin @ Erin's Inside Job

    Nice pictures! I actually took a modeling class when I was younger. Too bad it was in a weird pre pubescent time and my cheeks looked ginormous. I had a pretty twisted obsession with aesthetics and modeling for some years, but thankfully I have been able to get to the other side of that. I definitely still appreciate beauty, but I don’t put as much weight on it as I once did.
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    January 23, 2015 at 9:19 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I totally agree–I think that is why I love the fact that these pictures are all necessary gorgeous, but they are interesting and fun!

      January 23, 2015 at 10:24 am
  • Reply Carson

    Lookin’ good, friend!!
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    January 23, 2015 at 9:24 am
  • Reply AmyC

    I always hope my fashion pics will turn out like these, but they never do! Loving the color combination with your necklace and top.
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    January 23, 2015 at 9:31 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      My own pictures of myself are horrific! I was happy to have real pictures of myself for once lol.

      January 23, 2015 at 10:23 am
  • Reply Rae

    How fun! I would love to do a photo shoot someday, but there would definitely have to be a purpose, otherwise I can’t really afford it. I don’t consider myself super photogenic, but every once in a while there’s a picture and I’m like, “Oh HEY! There I am!”
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    January 23, 2015 at 9:33 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Hahaha I know what you mean. I really only ever take advantage of deals or opportunities, and this was a mutually beneficial shoot. I think you always look adorable in your pics!

      January 23, 2015 at 10:23 am
  • Reply Suzy

    Holy smokes, woman!! I love the very first one. Look at those LIPS! Beauty. Glad you had the opportunity to do this. So fun.
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    January 23, 2015 at 9:55 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      You are too kind! It was just fun to be girly for a bit, you know…

      January 23, 2015 at 10:22 am
  • Reply jennifer f

    wonderful pictures!

    January 23, 2015 at 9:58 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Thank you! It was a lot of fun πŸ˜€

      January 23, 2015 at 10:21 am
  • Reply cait @pieceofcait

    gorgeoussssssss lady!!!!! simply gorgeous!!!!! just BEAMING! xoxo
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    January 23, 2015 at 9:59 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Thank you!

      January 23, 2015 at 10:21 am
  • Reply Heather @ Housewife Glamour

    Aw, photoshoots are always so fun! You look gorgeous! Have a great weekend, Suz!
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    January 23, 2015 at 11:14 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Thank you! And you would know–your photos are GORGEOUS!

      January 26, 2015 at 10:03 am
  • Reply Diatta @ Femme Fitale Fit Club

    I do not consider myself a model or photogenic but I do it anyway!!! Your pictures came out really nice especially the black and white one.
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    January 23, 2015 at 11:15 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Thank you! And I think you take great pictures!

      January 26, 2015 at 10:03 am
  • Reply Hilary

    The only photoshop I’ve ever done is my high school seniors pics but I loved it! Getting to get all dressed up and having it documented while being posed to make us look extra attractive I love it haha! You’re photos are gorgeous! Love the little ones displaying you’re personality too!
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    January 23, 2015 at 11:48 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I need to dig up my senior pics–there are some gems in there.

      January 26, 2015 at 10:04 am
  • Reply Heather @Fit n Cookies

    Gorgeous! I love the outfits and you are just beautiful. She did a really great job! I don’t know what to do with them, though, haha. Maybe change Alex’s phone background everyday to a new one?? lol
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    January 23, 2015 at 12:27 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I’m thinking that I should just plaster them all over the apartment…

      January 26, 2015 at 10:04 am
  • Reply Jill

    The Ahhhh face photo is prob my fave! JK!! Love them! I guess I consider myself photogenic sometimes and then other times I’m like do I really look like THAT?!? Fun fact I have actually ‘modeled’ a few times. Once when I was little I did an ad for a local department store. And several years ago I was in a Dove ad in Cosmo magazine! I got to go to NYC for that one.
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    January 23, 2015 at 2:04 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Wait, did I or did I not know that? When did that happen?!

      January 26, 2015 at 10:05 am
  • Reply Hanna

    Wow, you look great! I love the wedding (I think that’s a wedding?) pic of you surrounded by all the green, too!

    I like that your photos are down-to-earth: I think the best modeling shots are the ones that look better than normal pictures but not so glitzy that they seem out of touch (perfume ads come to mind). I also like the range: serious, silly, pensive, smiling. Well done!!

    I am NOT photogenic. A picture of me that looks good is a rarity, so I always treasure it when it happens. My face just gets weirdly scrunched up when I smile and I hate it.
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    January 23, 2015 at 2:31 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Don’t say that! Never hate your smile πŸ˜€ I’m definitely a fan of the down to earth “glamour” shots–I think that having overly serious pictures these days is a major turn off!

      January 26, 2015 at 10:06 am
  • Reply Maggie

    Well, I’ve done a few pin-up style photoshoots over the years, so I’ve worn various kinds of underwear πŸ˜‰ BUT, we did a a family portrait a few years ago, and we purposely did not coordinate outfits, just show up in what you’re comfortable in, and knowing how casual my family typically is, I wore an army-green henley top (it’s a good color on redheads) and jeans.
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    January 23, 2015 at 8:09 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I’m definitely of the opinion that you shouldn’t overly coordinate for family photo shoots–beyond making sure that someone isn’t in a tux and the other is in underwear πŸ˜‰

      January 26, 2015 at 10:02 am
  • Reply jess meddows

    Suz, you always look beautiful. But I love the different dimensions to you that this photoshoot shows. I think my favourite is the one where you have your mouth wide open, looks a fun and funny moment. πŸ˜€

    I honestly hate having my photo taken! I’m not photogenic at all (it’s why you’ll rarely see selfies on my Insta feed or FB account).
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    January 23, 2015 at 9:51 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I love these pictures and the pictures from our wedding and engagement shoots because they capture both sides of my personality–the serious, kinda calculated part, and the completely out of control, can’t take myself seriously part; the artist and the analyst. I would love to see more selfies of you on your travels. I’m not great at selfies, either–thus why you also mostly see pics of food haha

      January 26, 2015 at 10:01 am
  • Reply Suzlyfe's mommy, Clare

    I love the Black and White one (yes capital letters, here) It shows your mystery. Your hair and eye colors are so stunning, but sometimes the colors are so pretty, that they are what I see. This b/w one shows the mystery and the magic behind the color.

    Photogenic-me? Good heavens no!
    But there are a few shots of me that where taken when I was genuinely smiling and happy but not posed at all, and those are the only ones I’d say were “me”. The one that was taken the night we got Galen, a shot of me that your dad took years ago in Bermuda, and the shot of your dad and me walking back down the aisle at our wedding..
    My picture “smile” never looks natural–its the un-posed happy smile that is “me”
    You, my dear, love the camera and it loves you!!!

    January 24, 2015 at 9:19 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      You’re like Alex–you craft a smile in front of the camera–but when you are really happy, just purely and simply, you have one of the best smiles, and one that I can identify in a hot second.

      January 26, 2015 at 9:51 am
  • Reply Suzlyfe's mommy, Clare

    What do you do with these?
    You print one and put it somewhere special, where Alex will find it and he will stop in his tracks and it will take his breath away.

    January 24, 2015 at 9:22 am
  • Reply Suzlyfe's mommy, Clare

    from mom………………..one more thought–when you were so sick–when the pictures of you were taken in color–you were grey. They weren’t black and white–you were literally grey.

    Crohns is a b&%$h of a disease, but these photos of you are not the pictures of a victim, they are the photos of a fighter.
    That is what I see and that is a very special kind of beauty. Its the beauty of promise and strength that comes from within.

    January 24, 2015 at 9:32 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Thank you. I think that it why I just wanted some pictures of me just as I am right now–feeling healthy and happy. Capturing these moments while I can.

      January 26, 2015 at 9:49 am
  • Reply Nicole @ Fitful Focus

    Love it! You’re so purdy!
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    January 24, 2015 at 5:17 pm
  • Reply Cassie

    All these photos are gorgeous (of course) but the top one is my fave!!! I’m an awful model. I used to do some stuff sometimes for my old job and I am just so awkward in front of a camera.
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    January 25, 2015 at 12:50 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Thank you! I love this top, too. Thus why it is always reappearing. I always think you take excellent pictures, and on a completely superficial level, your hair always looks AMAZEBALLS

      January 26, 2015 at 9:49 am
  • Reply Salt

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE these. You are so beautiful, my friend, and definitely photogenic! (Also that outfit is tops!)
    I do not consider myself photogenic at all and as a result often make ridiculous faces when people take my picture to hide the fact that I am so photo-awkward.
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    January 25, 2015 at 8:48 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      STOP IT you’re making me blush! And I think that it’s funny when my friends think they don’t take good pics. I love your pictures of you! You always look so happy!

      January 26, 2015 at 9:48 am
  • Reply Mar @ Mar on the Run

    I am in love with this post and these photos. What a fun looking shoot!! and nice quality pictures to last you a lifetime πŸ™‚
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    January 26, 2015 at 8:57 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      And remind me that I wear real clothes!

      January 26, 2015 at 9:45 am
  • Reply Sam @ PancakeWarriors

    Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous! Love that she caught a Susie face as well. I love the emotion I got in these! I’m sure you had a great time in this shoot, it’s so fun to see these pictures next to each other and catch the energy! So fun!

    January 26, 2015 at 9:53 am
  • Reply Earl-Leigh

    Beautiful/Gorgeous/Stunning…pick one or all because that’s you!

    I hate having my picture taken. I always end up making some sort of face because I get awkward.
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    January 26, 2015 at 1:36 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      But you are gorgeous and need to get over that because ALL THE PHOTOS at your competition!

      January 27, 2015 at 1:39 pm
  • Reply Nicole@thegirlwhoraneverywhere

    You already know I ADORE all of these pictures-GORGEOUS! and I love that you told us where you got everything ause I Was going to ask you where you got a few of your things – I esp love the necklace and the jacket!
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    January 27, 2015 at 8:53 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Thank you my dear! I love that I got to wear some of my favorite pieces–many of which I’ve had for quite a while! But they never get old πŸ˜€

      January 27, 2015 at 1:40 pm
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