Susan Fong (APP)
Accredited Professional Photographer (AIPP)
2016 NT EPSON Professional Photographer of the Year
2016 NT EPSON Newborn Professional Photographer of the Year
2015 NT EPSON Family Professional Photographer of the Year
“While trying to decide on our newborn photos, we had no hesitation in choosing Little Cherub Photography. The simple yet beautiful work Susan creates is truly astonishing. The results we had with Little Cherub Photography were beyond what we expected. We cannot stop looking at the beautiful photos that were created & we continuously share them with family & friends.
Our experience with Little Cherub Photography was a wonderful one. We were kindly greeted at Susan’s front gate as she welcomed us & allowed us to be ourselves. Susan treated us as more than just guests in her studio while we were able sit back & enjoy our morning coffee. Entering into the studio, were blown away by the array of colours & options Susan offered for our pictures. Not only did Susan offer advice based on skin colours & light, we were able to choose as many sets as we wanted in our two hour session. Once we chose our sets, Susan immediately took to Nixon & helped settle him into a deep sleep so she could get to work on her beautiful portraits. Huge credit to Susan for the patience she had whilst settling Nixon, as he isn’t the easiest to put down. The overall aura & atmosphere that Susan creates is truly perfect.
We would recommend Little Cherub Photography to everyone who wants beautiful, natural pictures. The result of choosing Little Cherub Photography for our newborn photos was nothing short of excellent.
Thank you again,
” Selecting a newborn photographer for my first baby was an easy decision for me. As a professional photographer myself I knew the industry in Darwin. I knew the amazing, the ok and the risky. The saying “you get what you paid for” is spot on! Knowing Susan personally, having seen her at work with babies previously and adoring every single image I’ve seen of hers. Little Cherub Photography was the right choice for me.
As soon as it was out that I was pregnant I called Susan to book in our baby. Susan asked if I would like to do a maternity shoot. Being the body conscious type and only visualising my body growing as if I was giving birth to 10, I was reluctant to agree at first. As the months past I realised this was the most amazing experience and if I was to ever do it, I should do it now. Together we came up with a concept that was “me”.
Susan has a gift for reading her clients and paying close attention to their style and personalities. I couldn’t have felt more comfortable with Susan and be more happy with the images. I even ended up nude… she’s that good! And before you cheeky buggers run off… I’m sorry, the nudies didn’t make it onto Facebook!
Why didn’t I just take my own photos of Azaria? Newborn photography is like a freak level in the photography industry. Not only with the camera but with babies. Susan is a baby whisper! I wish I could wrap her up and keep her at my place! From knowing when to photograph your baby, safely molding them into a cute position, the temperature of her studio and of course SETTLING! Just magical! I don’t even need to touch on her creativity, her images speak for themselves.
An experience you will cherish forever.”
“I didn’t really think about taking any professional shots of myself or my baby until my sister in law suggested I do as I hadn’t done it with my first child. My brother suggested Little Cherub Photography as he knew one of the family members. I immediately went onto the website and fell in love with what I saw. Initially my shoot was to be around my 33 week gestation mark however this was rescheduled to when I was 37 weeks. During this time I felt bloated and quite large however Susan made me feel radiant, beautiful and relaxed. She was so warm and welcoming that I was able to let go of my inhibitions. Susan made me feel so comfortable and relaxed in front of her camera and never once did I feel shy around her. It is a true testament to how professional and patient Susan is with newborns as mine was very unsettled for the first hour of her photo shoot. I became quite tensed and embarrassed however Susan was not at all fussed and advised that she was happy to wait until Alexa was ready. She even assisted in helping settle Alexa down. Once Alexa had fallen asleep it was just magic with what happened next. The way Susan handled Alexa was so soft and tender it was so exciting to watch. The shots Susan created of Alexa was just pure bliss and uber cuteness! With the last shot being an after shot of myself holding Alexa, my baby had had enough for the day. Susan suggested coming back again for a ‘mini’ shoot which I thought was very nice of her to do. Unfortunately Alexa was even more unsettled for this shoot however again Susan made me feel calm and relaxed and was happy to wait until we were both ready.
“I highly recommend Little Cherub Photography to all mothers and new mothers wanting to take some professional shots of their themselves and/or their new born. I was very fortunate to be taken in Susan’s new studio which was simply a mini display home! The natural lighting and neutral colors made the photo shoot even more amazing. As I have mentioned over and over again, Susan was so patient and understanding, being a mother herself with another along the way. She understands what mothers want and therefore ensures she captures the best shots she can. I am so grateful that I decided to take professional shots of myself and newborn. I am very much looking forward the final prints!
“Thank you for everything Susan”
“I have been reading all the wonderful testimonials you have been receiving lately and realised I did not give you one myself from 20 months ago when you came to shoot my very own little cherub, Kaliopi.
“I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for the truly amazing and unparalleled photographs you took of Kaliopi.
“I remember the day very clearly – Kaliopi was about 14 days old and just about out of the deep newborn sleepy stage, and natural reflexes that allow them to do the beautifully crafted poses you do so well. She also pee’d and pooped over nearly every prop that was used, and we also had to stop & start as Kaliopi found it very thirsty work. During that time you were nothing but thoughtful, patient and kind to a very nervous and sleep deprived mummy, and that alone is where I think you differ from others in your field.
“When I received the finished photographs I was pleased beyond words (hand delivered too might I add!). You captured her just as we saw her; precious, fragile and beautiful.
“The amount of compliments I have received, and still receive to this very day of Kaliopi’s pictures are a true testament to your skills and creativity. I still get asked every time how you were able to get her to pose like this and, the only thing I can say is it was one of those things that just worked first go, it can never be copied and it will certainly be the best photograph that has ever been taken of her, and that is really your work summed up.
“Your hard work and natural talent speaks volumes in the amazing masterpieces you have created not just of my beautiful little baby, but every baby you photograph.
Thank you beyond words Susan.”
“Not only words can describe my thoughts on how AMAZING you were throughout my journey with Little Cherub Photography.
“Firstly, Every 4 weeks throughout my pregnancy seeing you capture my stomach in your Tummy Timeline package was such a creative idea. I loved how you supplied the clothing, as I couldn’t imagine squeezing into a item of clothing once full term. I loved wearing the same white gown, same jewelry and doing my hair and makeup the same every month.
“The creative poses you position me in were comfortable, the style of poses showed off my perfect belly, and the photo shoot was always fun. I loved knowing that the last photo shoot would be with my daughter draped in my arms.
“The tummy timeline is a fantastic package for all expecting mothers.
“I honestly wasn’t going to get a photo shoot of my daughter once born – as my mother is a photographer (and honestly who would pay someone else if your mum can do them and for free) BUT I have always loved your work with newborns and wanted the same style of my daughter.
“At 13 days new you photographed my precious daughter Anastasia. I didn’t know what to expect, I didn’t know if she would co-operate and I was quite nervous.
“Susan, you entered my home with suitcases full of all your outfits, accessories, props and you set up your portable studio in my lounge room in the perfect area for natural lighting, which I love the way you work with natural lighting.
“I must express how amazed I was with the way you handle and hold newborns. You were so gentle and loving- holding her like your own daughter. Being so cautious when positioning her in the position you wanted her in. Anastasia was sleeping, and remained asleep- so I believe this proves you were not rough with her as I’m sure she would of woken.
“I got to sit back and let you do what you do best, as I wasn’t worried at all. Sitting back and watching the photo shoot brought tears- I could see my precious daughter look even more precious- especially when your tiara came out.
“1 week later I received the digital files from you, and they brought tears to my eyes and shivers down my spine. The images are all sensational…I literally don’t have enough words to describe how much my husband and I LOVE them.
“The quality is another thing that amazes me. Coming from a photography background I truly know the quality importance and can always tell the difference when looking at photographers work… Yours was above my expectations. High Resolution, sharp, not over edited and just 1000% perfection.
“The images you have left my family with will be forever treasured, displayed loud and proud on many walls, adored for a lifetime, and I will always look at them and SMILE ?
Thank you for being the true passionate photographer that you are Susan.”
JOSH, DI, AIDEN AND ANGEL CHARLOTTE
“Thank you so much for taking the precious first pics of our little boy. You make the whole process easy and stress free – the hardest part is deciding what theme to go with! That is true testament to your talent – from black and white to colour. Our little cherub was in safe hands with you and at no time did we feel uncomfortable with the process.
“You are truly talented and have such an eye and attention to detail. We could not be happier with the pics you have taken for maternity and newborn.
“I can’t recommend you enough to anyone who is looking for a talented, experienced and professional photographer. I have seen a lot of professional baby pics and I would have to say that you are a stand out.
“Thank you for capturing this precious time for us and we wish you every success.”
KATIE & PETER
“I love my little cherub photos. thank you so much for capturing those moments and making it happen so soon after Heidi was born. I can certainly see the importance of getting this booked in pre birth for the photoshoot withing the first few days. I cant believe she is now nearly 5 weeks old and looks so different already. Its gone so fast and I’m constantly comparing her now to the photos you did. My only challenge now is picking which ones to get blown up for the nursery wall! xx”
GRAHAM & KELLY
“We loved our experience and results with Little Cherub Photography. Susan is a dedicated professional, but above that she is genuine and you can trust that her passion for capturing the innocence of babies shines through in her work. Thank you for your excellent photos of our precious first born we are able to cherish for a lifetime!”
“I recently had the pleasure of choosing Susan Fong from Little Cherub Photography to capture two of the most precious times in my life, my pregnancy and my beautiful baby girl Milah. At 37 weeks pregnant and feeling very “over it” Susan turned up to my house and made me feel radiant, and showed me just how stunning women are when expecting. She also made it very easy for my partner to be in front of the camera. I can not begin to explain just how happy we were with the results. The second shoot was an even more amazing experience, we did some pretty tricky poses of my 2 week old and not once did I have any apprehension, my little cherub was in safe hands.Susan has an amazing imagination when it comes to capturing the beauty in your child. I could go on with praise for this wonderful photographer but my recommendation would be to call and make an booking ASAP!! You will not be disappointed. I will treasure my photographs forever and look forward to giving them to my daughter when she is expecting!!”
STEVEN & VICKY
“My wife and I live in Queensland but chose to get married in Darwin. As we didn’t know anyone there, we had to do a lot of research online. What attracted us to Susan Fong at Little Cherub was her artistic photographs. We didn’t want just a standard set of wedding photos with everyone smiling stiffly into the camera. We chose Susan because her photos were beautiful, had real artistic flair and she clearly knew some great locations. We met Susan two months before the wedding and told her what we wanted. She was a delight to work with and she designed a package to suit us.
“On our wedding day, Susan was extremely friendly but professional. She made our entire wedding party very relaxed and as a consequence, we have some stunning photos. Post wedding, Susan was in regular contact. We chose the photos from her proofs which was very hard as there were so many great shots to choose from. She then worked with us on the album design which we are very happy with. The album is currently being printed and we look forward to receiving it very shortly. I strongly recommend Susan for your wedding.”
“Our love for Little Cherub began when Javier was only 11 days old and has continued to grow with every shoot!! All thanks to Javier’s Ya Ya who first saw some beautiful canvases on the wall at “Picture This”, months before he was born and booked him in straight away.
“Over and over you capture my boy in all his personas, creating the most amazing keepsakes of these beautiful times in his life…always making it so hard to “choose masterpieces” from your collections.
“You are so incredibly genuine and loveable to interact with which enriches each experience. “Little Cherub” have become such a special part of our lives (especially Javier’s ) which is why we continue to come back time and time again and I do recommend to anyone who sees our pictures or needs QUALITY, affordable, professional… yet personal memories.
“We look so forward to seeing you as my precious baby turns into the cheeky young man we know he’ll be!!”
“Our beautiful daughter captured by Susan at 2 1/2 weeks old, hang very proudly in our dining room. The house wouldn’t be the same without them!”
“After the tough beginning to Kobe’s life, it was extremely important to me to have some photos taken of his incredible progress and you made it a very enjoyable and memorable experience, your photos truly showed how absolutely perfect he is and how much he has grown. I had wanted some nice photos of my two boys (son and father) together as well, outlining the amazing bond they have had since birth and the pictures we have ended up with are exactly how I had wished for them to be and you did all of this for me and my family in a professional yet affordable way. I’m very impressed and pleased with the photos you have done for me and would recommend you to many people, I can’t wait to hang them up in my home, to admire daily.Thank you very much Susan… xo”
VANESSA & MATTHEW
“We first heard of Little Cherub Photography from our friend who had used her previously to take snaps of their infant daughter. She said the experience was delightful and the pictures taken were the best she’d ever seen. She mentioned that Susan the photographer was sooo nice… and easy to get along with and that she would even come to you to organise a sitting promptly. We also had a six month old son at the time and were looking to have some Professional shots taken of our family, so we gave her a call and had Susan take our pics.
“We found that our friend was absolutely spot-on about Little Cherub Photography, as we had a fantastic time whilst having our photos done. The photos turned out absolutely amazing and the packages were reasonably priced.
“Shortly after my partner and I were to celebrate our Wedding in September of 2010. We knew straight away which Professional photographer we would like to take our photos and went ahead and asked Susan if she would be our photographer. She said “I do!” Susan was such a professional, she even organised a second photographer, Mel Silva from Silva Wedding Photography to help her capture our Wedding Day. Their organisation was exceptional as Susan arranged several meetings with us at the locations we wanted the shots to be taken. She also prepared us on what to expect on the day and gave several suggestions on how we could make the day run smoothly and make sure we capture all the shots we wanted.
“To no surprise both Susan and Mel made us feel so comfortable on the day and the ideas and the direction they gave us made for another pleasant experience. To be honest, the day was just perfect thanks to their support and superb organisation. We were so excited to see our pics of the most special day in our lives as Susan together with Mel truly captured every spontaneous, intimate and special moment we had.
“We have used Little Cherub Photography twice now and couldn’t be happier with the choice of using this business. We recommend Little Cherubs to all people we meet and there is no doubt we will have more Professional photos taken from Susan as she is truly the best.
“From the bottom of our hearts, thank you so much Susan, you’re an absolute STAR!!”