Joanna Duff {Atlanta Portrait Photographer}

This was my second photo session of the year with singer/songwriter Joanna Duff. I loved everything about this session at McDaniel Farm Park. Joanna's beauty just shines through in these photos. I love getting her in front of my camera because it is always an amazing experience. The park was s perfect place to get the outdoor shots she needed. I love how her two photo sessions were so unique. I hope you love these photos as much as I do and make sure to check out Joann's gorgeous music at http://joannaduff.rocks

Makeup: Gabrielle Bien-Aime

Happy Fourth of July! {Atlanta, GA Children's Photographer}

I had so much fun with the Fourth of July mini sessions. I loved seeing all these adorable, patriotic kids! I love how red, white and blue really pops in photos. Thank you so much to everyone who came out to the mini sessions! 

I hope everyone enjoys these photos! Have a wonderful and safe holiday weekend. Happy Independence Day!


L Family {Norcross Family Photographer}

I had so much fun photographing this family. I have already worked with 3/4 of them as members of a Ashley and Chris' family and wedding party so it was great to get them in front of my camera again. And we just had a blast running around the colorful back alleys of Norcross. I think the fun and silliness we had during the shoot is really reflected in the photos. Hayley enjoyed showing me all the moves she is learning in gymnastics and ballet. Evie's sweet giggles and smiles just captured my heart. Matt and Jennifer just have the loveliest family and you can tell they are just so in love. I really enjoyed my time with this sweet family. Thanks for taking the time to read my blog and I hope you enjoy the photos! 

S Family {Acworth Family Photographer}

Love, love this photo session! These adorable kiddos are so happy and great at smiling for photos. They are such pros! We had a lovely semi warm day for their session at the beautiful Logan Farm Park. Their smiles are just too cute. I love it. I hope you enjoy these photos. Leave some love in the comments!  I am currently booking photo sessions for spring so to book your session email susan@susancrutchfieldphotography.com or call 678-378-2094. 

Orbegoso Family {Duluth, GA Family Photographer}

I had so much fun photographing Ruth and Dax's family at McDaniel Farm Park. It was really special to me as they were the first wedding I photographed and Ruth and I have been friends since we were children. They live in Peru now so I was excited that they were in town. Their kids are so adorable and we had so much fun together. I hope you enjoy these photos! 

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Fifty Million to One

The Young family are my heroes! This is Lisa and her daughters Mandy and Alex. I have shared Mandy's story before and you should also check out her website and I took Alex and Chad's maternity photos before their little girl was born.  Today I want to tell you the story of Mandy's mother and father, Lisa and Speed Young.

Lisa needs a kidney transplant. According to the Mayo Clinic, "A kidney transplant is used to treat kidney failure, a condition in which your kidneys can function at only a fraction of normal capacity." According to Living Kidney Donors Network, "There are over 80,000 people on the kidney transplant waiting list – and many people wait more than 5 years for a kidney from a deceased donor. The waiting list has doubled in size over the past 10 years - and it continues to grow." Finding a kidney donor is a very long and difficult process. Lisa's family immediately started getting tested because usually blood relatives are where you begin looking for a match. The Young's were constantly praying that a match would be found. And then Speed got a phone call. On Lisa's birthday. According to Lisa, "All I could hear was, 'Ok, uh huh, right, ok, sure.' He hung up the phone, looked over at me with big tears in his eyes and said, 'Lisa, I'm a match. I'm your match.' I felt every ounce of strength I had leave my body and my emotions got the best of me! I dropped my face into my hands and now balling like a baby, I thanked God for His miracle and then I practically ran across the room to him and said, 'Thank you. thank you for saving my life! I really hope I can save yours for you someday.' He looked at me and said, 'Well thanks, but I really hope you don't have to!'"

Doctors told Lisa and Speed the chance of their being a perfect match was fifty million to one. FIFTY MILLION to ONE! Their daughters couldn't be happier. Mandy says, "They really are the perfect match all the way around! Tears fill my eyes in thankfulness!" Alex says, "Better, worse, sickness and in health...they complete each other!!"

So now the Young family pushes on together and are looking ahead to the surgery. The thing is kidney transplants are very expensive. For example medication alone after a transplant is approximately $33,000 a year not to mention all the other expenses involved. So for the rest of 2012 a portion of every photoshoot that is booked with Susan Crutchfield Photography will be donated to the Lisa Young Transplant Fund. It doesn't matter when the photo shoot is booked for 2012, 2013 or 2014! I have been looking for a special cause to support for two years and I am so thankful to have found it.

Also, if you would like to donate to the Lisa Young Transplant Fund checks can be sent to: Mandy Young P.O. Box 80354 Conyers, Ga 30013. If you can not donate please join me in praying for this wonderful, inspirational family.

To book your session today please email me at susan@susancrutchfieldphotography.com. And check out my Facebook page to stay updated on funds raised!