Lily Red Studio was started in Chicago in 2009. Over the years the focus of the business has shifted – from weddings to portraiture for maternity, newborns and growing families. Suzy has spent over a decade working as a photographer. Her work has been featured in various print publications and online magazines including Style Me Pretty, Modern Bride, Elizabeth Anne Designs and Pottery Barn’s Style Blog.
Meet the Founder, Suzy Rohan
I started my training as an artist in the world of graphic design. I worked for six years as a designer with a focus on design for invitations for social and corporate occasions. But I really felt I was missing out – I spent most of my time in front of a computer designing and not enough time actually connecting with my clients. At that time, blogging was becoming a big thing and I found myself following a bunch of photographers and wishing I could take pictures myself. By 2009 we had moved from NYC to Chicago and I knew I wanted to start my own business – Lily Red Studio was born. I started out designing invitations and offering wedding photography. For five years I worked in the wedding industry doing both design and photography (as well as dabbling in child and family photography). In 2014 I moved to Denver with my husband and newborn and decided I was done with the wedding industry – I still wanted to do photography, but for people like me – a new mom with a new little family. My focus shifted to photography for maternity, newborns and growing families. I love what I do and most of all that I get to interact with my clients, hear their stories and make friends with them.
My wish for you is to create something in working together that is beautiful, timeless and natural – I love to imagine your children’s children admiring a picture that I’ve taken of you and your family. My first photography teacher taught me that your work as a photographer is not complete until you have something tangible in your hands and that is something that I am a huge believer in! I’m definitely an old soul, and I love creating heirlooms for my clients – whether it’s a printed portrait that has been professionally framed or a beautifully designed coffee table book that you will have for generations. My work goes beyond the digital world (and yes, you do get digitals with your order, I’m not totally against digital) but I do want to make sure that you have something that doesn’t just sit there taking up megabytes on your computer, something you can hold in your hands and cherish. You can see some of the products that I create here: https://www.lilyredstudio.com/pricing1
Our Photography Experiences
Maternity or Family Portrait Sessions take place at Lily Red Studio (455 South Williams Street, Denver, CO 80209) or at an outdoor location in the Denver area. Newborn sessions take place at Lily Red Studio or at your home.
I’M PHOTOGRAPHING 21 EXPECTANT MOTHERS IN 2021/2022! I’D LOVE YOU TO BE ONE OF THEM! A celebration of the expectant mothers of 2021 — A one-of-a-kind photography experience. YOU’LL BE INCLUDED IN A FABULOUS GALLERY-STYLE EXHIBITION AND CELEBRATION IN 2022! After your portrait session, join other moms who have taken part in this special experience for a night of celebration and connection. A printed portrait from your session will be on display, enjoy drinks, snacks, and a mixer connecting you with moms who are in your exact stage of motherhood!
We offer Fall Mini Sessions, Winter (Holiday) Mini Sessions & more! View our website for all the current offerings we have available. Click here.
tel: (720) 213-4035
“Not only is Suzy extremely creative, but she has an amazing ability to capture life’s special moments. We are in love with our photos and are overjoyed that we can cherish them for years to come. Thank you Suzy!”
— Hannah. K
“Suzy was able to capture a side of me that I didn’t know I had; she made me feel so comfortable I almost forgot there was a camera and was able to just be myself.”
— Caitlin. H
“Suzy is an AMAZING photographer (and person all around) and made me feel SO comfortable and beautiful throughout our entire session! I was hesitant about doing a maternity session this 2nd time around, but I’m so glad I did and I love my pictures!!! She made my life so easy by having the wardrobe ready and ideas for poses; I just had to show up & follow her lead. I highly recommend Suzy and cannot wait to work with her again!!!”
— Brittany. S
“I am so pleased with the finished photos and the amazing keepsakes I have. Suzy goes beyond taking the portraits, she helps with picking out frames and suggests where to place them in your house. Lily Red Studio is a high quality business and I recommend anyone looking for amazing photos to contact Suzy.”
— Lindsay. D