let’s make

magic happen.

On Location and In-Studio Portrait Photography, Fort Collins Colorado

looking for?

This Experience

 can change
your life.

Portrait photography is opportunity to see yourself in a new light and carry that positive feeling forward.

Headshot of Desirée Suchy who is a Fort Collins portrait-photographer. Desirée Suchy is the owner of Photography by Desirée, a boutique portrait studio in Northern Colorado.
  hey there!


 I’m Desirée Suchy

Your portrait photography experience is directly related to the photographer you hire.

How you feel during your photography session will shape how you view yourself and your photographs. With over 25 years of experience, I have honed my skill set to be intuitive to individual vulnerabilities. This allows me to create a fun, stress-free, positive experience, and create photographs you are guaranteed to love.

When you work with me, I want you to feel comfortable, to be yourself.  This is precisely where the magic happens.  You can rest assured that my team and I will bring a relaxed, fun, and encouraging energy to each and every shoot to help calm any nerves you may have about being photographed.  Stunning images and products are the material results of our time together, but another, the non-tangible gem you’re your portrait photography session will give you is a space to build confidence, connect in with yourself, and gain a feeling of empowerment through a photographic reflection of who you really are. This is at the heart of why I do what I do.

All of our portrait photography packages include:


+ prep outfits

+ book hair & makeup

+ feel pampered

+ pose & guide you

From the concept of your photo shoot to the completion of your luxury products, we will be with you every step of the way.

Professional makeup being done at the Photography by Desiree portrait studio in Fort Collins, Colorado

get that pampered feeling...

what it’s like…

The Senior Experience

Watch the video below to see what your dream senior photoshoot could be like.

Senior Brand Film
Press Play

"She’ll help you to create a brand image that is rooted in your true and authentic self."

– Lauren Maines

High end photography photo products; framed picture with custom album design.

luxury products that last


Together we’ll create keepsakes you’ll treasure for a lifetime.

Even in the digital age, there is something meaningful about creating products that you can hold in your hand and share together in person. Whether it’s a custom album or a stunning wall collage, we want you to be able to share and enjoy your photos.


How it works

01 // Let’s Connect!

We’ll chat in person and talk about what type of session you’re interested in and get everything scheduled. Consultations are available prior to your photoshoot for planning, outfit selection etc..

02 // Be Perfectly Prepped

We’ve got you covered! We will discuss style,  hair & makeup options and schedule your appointment with our makeup artist, Simply Pretty Artistry. We will send you a detailed clothing guide to help you pick outfits that will make you look your best. Need additional advice? Look no further. Curated by Juliana, is our go-to personal stylist. She'll help you pull it all together with your own unique flair!

03 // Don't Worry 'bout a thing

During your photo session, I will direct, pose, and coach you the entire time to flatter your figure and capture your best and natural expressions. We'll have fun, keep things light and easy, and create an entire collection of photos you will LOVE. Guess what, turns out you are photogenic!

05 // Create your collection

We will meet at my portrait studio in Fossil Lake to view and hand-select your favorite images. We offer a variety of luxury photographic products so you to enjoy your images for years to come.

With our state-of-the-art software, we can custom design a wall collage, to scale, so you can actually see what the images will look like in your home. We also offer modern albums, announcements, and fine-art printing options – including custom framing!

High school senior girl smiling in a beautiful dress getting her senior portraits done in a nature setting.

I want to show you

your beauty


by creating a space for you to be seen and capturing a reflection of who you truly are.

Why I do what I do...

My mission as a portrait photographer is to create an empowering photographic experience that positively impacts your self-view and leaves you with a spark of confidence you can carry forward into the rest of your life.

Do you ever feel like you're not photogenic? Or like you're just awkward in front of the camera? Or maybe like it’s not even possible to get a beautiful photo taken of yourself? The truth is that it’s not your job to "be photogenic." It's my job to see you, direct you, and make you feel at ease during your photoshoot.

The result will be authentic images where you can feel the connection and see your unique beauty. I’ve spent years perfecting this art so I'm able to focus on your experience – keeping the shoot lighthearted & stress-free. It will, change the way you feel about being photographed.

Fort Collins, Colorado