ABOUT ME

Suzan McEvoy

Owner/Chief Exposure Officer

Suzan McEvoy (she/her)… You already know I’m an award winning event photographer – that’s why you’re here. But there are 100’s of photographers out there, so why pick me?

I’m a natural born people person – my mother would say I could get the life history of someone in record time. I have 30+ years’ experience in customer service industries. Heck, I worked a Help Desk and was an ‘Escalation Manager’ where service challenges were sent when others couldn’t resolve them. Shyness is not my thing! I’m described, by my clients, as “easy to work with”, “cool, calm & collected”, “a problem solver”, and have a great sense of humour which can usually diffuse tension in no time at all. I’ve been known to straighten cutlery, lay out client gifts, notify planners of potential issues before clients are aware of them, and still ‘get the shot’. Event photography came about when I was given a media pass to World Skills 2009 and asked to capture everything from blank canvas to motorcycles leaping through hoops of fire. I was hooked! Calgary has an incredible event industry. (My memberships in ILEA, MPI, Tourism Calgary and The Calgary Chamber attest to that!) I spent 4 years as part of the official Globalfest photography team. Guest speakers, politicians, royalty, cool entertainers, blazing fireworks, happy couples, grateful guests, educators, philanthropists and some incredible behind-the-scenes work to pull events and weddings together, all grace my extensive portfolio.

Event photography is as much about the psychology of people – knowing where to look and when, as it is about technical skills.

 

Photography is my passion. I’m not doing this because it’s ‘just a job’ – I traded 8 hours of ‘day job’ to run my own business! I do it because standing behind the camera is one of the things I love most. I thrive on being part of the emotion and energy of a special day. I’m a firm believer in, and vocal supporter of, diversity and inclusion. Everyone is welcome in front of my camera! Since COVID-19 shut everything down, I’ve been an active part of the Alberta Live Events Coalition who is working hard to get the government to help us reopen live events safely!

I’m a mother of 2 adult children and wife of 30+ years. The family wouldn’t be complete without the zoo – 4 cats, 2 dogs, a ball python, a blue-tongued skink, numerous geckos, a variety of fresh & saltwater fish, and the longest living hermit crabs ever! The cats and dogs are all rescues along with a few of the fish and some of the hermit crabs.

Intrigued? let’s get together and chat. An old-fashioned phone call is a great starting point, but maybe we could do coffee, tea, or start with an email

5.0
Have both had portraits done and bought her fine art. Wonderful photographer and service with a smile.
Janet Hill
Janet Hill
19:50 15 Oct 21
Photos with Finesse is our choice photographer for all our corporate events. Her eye for capturing the best moments and her professionalism keeps us coming back! We highly recommend her to anyone wanting to capture special moments.
Melanie Khunkhun
Melanie Khunkhun
17:07 25 May 20
Photos With Finesse capture action and emotion – great work always
Loni Griffiths
Loni Griffiths
17:35 23 May 20
Susan is always helpful and very professional. Always smiling and willing to go extra mile.
jeffrey manabat
jeffrey manabat
05:17 23 May 20
I have worked with Suzan, Owner of Photos with Finesse for many years and I am always blown away with her attention to detail. Suzan is a pleasure to work with and is very accommodating with “on the fly” changes. She put’s clients at ease as soon as she enters the room with her personality which is a characteristic that is invaluable. Whether I am producing a corporate event or sporting event Suzan is my go-to photographer.
Lesley Plumley
Lesley Plumley
16:05 22 May 20
Suzan came into our office and helped all our staff get head shots done for our corporate website. She was professional, a pleasure to work with and “non-invasive”. The photos were very professional and turned out great – everyone got a photo of themselves that they liked. Thanks so much Suzan!
N M-L
N M-L
23:10 20 Mar 19
Suzan did an amazing job and was extremely easy to work with. Did some shopping around and she was the most reasonable price I could find. Highly recommend Photos with Finesse!
Matthew Sheppard
Matthew Sheppard
17:54 27 Feb 18
Suzan’s photographs are gorgeous!!! She is an extremely talented wedding photographer! I recommend her to anyone looking for a photographer for any occasion.
Creative Edge Flowers
Creative Edge Flowers
04:02 30 Oct 17
Suzan is an award winning photographer and here work shows it. Working with Suzan has been a pleasure and she wears her passion on her sleeve. You will not be disappointed having Suzan capture your special day.
Richard Jans
Richard Jans
16:56 26 Jul 17
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  • 2021 Winner: “Best ILEA Team Effort – Drive Thru Grad” – ILEA Esprit Awards
  • 2020 Finalist – Canadian Special Event Industry – Best Event Photography
  • 2018 Winner – Canadian Special Event Industry – Best Event Photography – $98,000 Dream Wedding
  • 2018 Winner – Calgary Event Awards – Outstanding Supplier, Photography & Video
  • 2017 Finalist – Canadian Special Event Industry – Best Event Photography
  • 2017 Finalist – Calgary Event Awards
  • 2016 Winner – Canadian Special Event Industry – Best Event Photography.
  • 2016 Finalist – ILEA Esprit Awards, Best Event Photography
  • 2015 Finalist – Canadian Special Event Industry – Best Event Photography.
  • 2015 Winner – MPI Rising Star Award