susan mcgauley

Family Photography in Grand Rapids, Minnesota area & beyond 

 I adore free-spirited and unposed moments and I'm drawn to connection, beautiful light, rich colors and nature. I deliver posed and candid images - the best of both worlds. 



  I am an on location, natural light family photographer in northern Minnesota. I also provide portrait photography services and love photographing high school seniors. I'm passionate about what I do and really love creating and capturing genuine moments. I live for the candid moments - a family walking hand in hand, a child picking a flower for mom, a father snuggling his sweet baby, children giggling as they run and play - those are the moments that win my heart time and time again. 
                      A little about me...
  I'm a homebody and love spending time with my family. I'm a wife and mama to 3 kids who keep me busy. My dog is my 4th child and is spoiled rotten (but he's sooooo sweet) I enjoy being active outside - walking my dog, biking, and exploring. Movie nights are a big thing here - and so is my morning coffee. 
  I would love to work with you to create images that your family can cherish for years to come. 

These are the days

Time is fleeting...capture all of those beautiful moments

The days are long but the years are short. Ever hear that saying? How true it really is. The days can be exhausting and messy, beautiful and chaotic - but most of all, they are fleeting. The older we get, the years seem to fly on by. Invest in photography. What a beautiful gift to give your family - tangible memories. Because these are the days to remember.






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You captured me so well! I never thought I was photogenic. Thanks for making me look fabulous!

Up to 45 minutes  & 1 location
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Up to 45 minutes  & 1 location
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This session will take place in your home or in the hospital. 
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Immediate family members
Up to 1 hour & 1 location
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Up to 1 hour & 1 location
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custom sessions available upon request

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