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Ten Unique Things About Susan Henry Photography

Ten Things That Make Our Portraits Special

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“WE love this picture! Thanks Susan,” T. Free Family

1. If you are not thrilled beyond your expectations you do not pay for them.

No kidding, if you are not completely thrilled with your photographs, I will either create additional images for you at no charge, or I will refund all your money.  

I am absolutely committed to creating portraits that you will be happy for generations to come to own and cherish. After all, this portrait is your legacy to them.   

2. We will consult with you before your session to help you with every detail.

   This insures you and your family will look perfect in your photographs.

    This is such an important step!

We will meet with you (via phone or in person) before the session day to help you choose clothing, the right location, help you with questions about hair and makeup, etc.All of these things are vital to the creation of a great photograph!

3. You can have this portrait created in a beautiful outdoor setting, like on the beach in Galveston or at our portrait park in League City.

If you feel that studio pictures are too posed then no problem we have many options to create candid poses.  If that’s not your style you can have your photographs created at the beach in Galveston or at our brand new exclusive outdoor portrait garden in League City or at your home or other outdoor location.

4. I have one of the best digital artists in the region who works directly with me to enhance every portrait we create.

This goes so far beyond digital retouching where someone uses a software program to remove blemishes or wrinkles.

Our Personal Portrait Enhancement Artist go over every inch of your portrait and attend to every detail to make it just the way you envisioned.

We often get asked if we can make people thinner, younger, remove braces on teeth, open blinky eyes… and the answer is… YES!

No worries, no one will ever be able to tell that any enhancement was done, our artist simply takes a great portrait and makes it perfect!

Galveston beach photography

Beautiful family at their historical home in Galveston

  “I love this portrait hanging on the wall, it makes me feel close the kids. They are a long way off and this makes me feel good every time I look at it”.  Dee Segars

5. Natural expressions are guaranteed.

I not only have we perfected our photographic skills, but we have also mastered ways of working with our clients to get the best and most natural expressions every time.

We have all seen photographs where the subjects looked stiff and posed.

Why have a family photograph created if your family does not look natural?

There are a number of steps we take to insure that each of your family members looks their best in the photograph 

We have developed little “games” we play with the children to get them to give us their real smiles and have fun during the session.

This usually makes the adults laugh as well, and that makes for a portrait in which everyone looks relaxed and is genuinely having fun.

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6. I– more than most people understand how important these photographs will be to you.

When I was growing up, my parents never had a chance to have a  nice family photograph created.

I lost my mother as a child, and now only have a few snapshots of her. I really wish we’d had a photograph of all of us together created.

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Mom, my sister Patty and me- this is one of two pictures I have of her.

Mom, my sister and me- this is one of two pictures I have of her.

You see, I understand how much these photographs are going to mean to you, and I feel I have a responsibility to every family that their children should have these memories.

I got into photography because of my love for my family, and a love for helping other families capture the memories that will last a lifetime.

7. These kinds of portraits are not “lucky accidents”.

They are not snapshots, and yet the people in them are not posed or stiff in any way.  

It takes skill to meet someone new and within a few minutes, get them to relax in front of a camera!

And we don’t stop there, we know how to pose you to look your best.

How to place you in the grouping so everyone feels natural and relaxed and looks their best.

And finally to get everyone to laugh and have fun during the portrait session whether it’s on the beach in Galveston, at your home in League City, Friendswood or wherever we may be.

Galveston beach pictures

“Susan captured the most amazing memories! And the portrait quality was excellent”.   The Dominguez Family

8. We are here for you.  

We can help you make choices about clothing, hair, makeup, location everything that goes into making a beautiful portrait.

Did you know that the wrong clothing choice can add 10 lbs, not only that, but the right clothing choice can slim you by 10 lbs?

For each of our clients that book a session, we will send you our tip filled brochure, written exclusively for Susan Henry Photography clients with tips that 17 years of working in the photography industry has taught us.

9. We are the beach portrait specialists. What makes us beach portrait specialists ?

Susan Henry Photography has photographed over 2,300 families at the beach!

That means that we are out there almost every evening photographing every size and type of family.

We know the exact time to be at the beach so the water is blue… when the sky slowly changes from blue to blue with streaks of pink, orange and purple.

We know what time is best to avoid harsh shadows and squinty eyes.

Because Susan is at the beach just about every day, she knows where the best beaches on the island are to photograph curious 2 year old twins, or an extended family with 22 members.

All of that knowledge ensures the perfect setting for your family beach portrait.  And that saves your family time and money.

This saves you time because we know what we’re doing and can capture all the pictures you need quickly and efficiently.

No one wants to stand around while a photographer fiddles with the camera.  The kids get cranky and that’s makes a bad portrait.

We know what we’re doing so you won’t have to worry about a thing.

This saves you money because we guarantee you’ll love your portraits.

And that means that you will be so satisfied with them that you won’t need to have them taken again for a few years, saving you money.

Galveston Beach portraits

senior pictures come with family pictures too

10. We will spend time talking and getting to know you.

We’ll find out what interests your family shares.

Let’s face it, not everyone is a “beach person”.                                                                    

There are so many options out there, ones that you may have not even considered.

By getting to know your family, your interests and hobbies we can create a custom  portrait for you and your family.

We have photographed families at their fishing camp, with their airplanes, fishing boats, their horses and dogs and with their sailboats even with the 1965 yellow corvette, lovingly restored as a family project.

Now these are portraits that will speak to future generations about your family.

So, What’s The Next Step?

The next step is a very simple and easy one. Simply pick up the phone, and call us.

We will answer any questions you may have.

And most importantly, I can find out specifics from you about what is most important to you about these photographs.


Voted Best Photographer

Susan Henry Photography was just voted the Readers Choice Best Photographer in Galveston County for 2012!

Susan Henry Photography has been voted Best Photographer by the readers of the Galverson County Daily News 9 Times!

We will be happy to hear from you, just call us at  832-632-2184.

You may also email me right now at, and we will get back with you as soon as possible.

This is a great time to have a portrait created!

These are precious times

You just don’t know it until something happens and then you realize just how lucky you really were.

So although things will change, these moments never has to slip from your fingers.

Please do not put this off.

You know how life is.

We put things off, and before we know it, everything has changed.

If your life is half as crazy as mine is, year after year you find your self frustrated at the things you wanted to do, and never got done.

A family portrait is something you deserve.

I look forward to hearing from you.


Susan Henry




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