About Susan

My grandfather was a photographer, my dad is a hobbyist,

I am an artist. From a young age, these came together to stir a passion.

Through my passion for art and creativity, I produce lasting impressions for your legacy. You will have a memory to pass on to your legacy. The look of love you share with your partner, the laughs and giggles that are spread among your kids, holding the baby close as she softy cries only to fall back asleep—all these instances are precious and should be captured by one who sees them. I see the interactions of your family and loved ones to create meaningful images that represent you. These are the occasions you are most fond of and the moments that should be remembered for all time.


I believe that photography as an artform is often overlooked in a world full of camera phones and busy schedules. We often take advantage of these still images.


I believe that a photograph is not just a picture but a story and every story is priceless. I create relationships with my clients because I value them. I create a safe space for you so that you can be who you are whether that is to smile, laugh, to scowl. Whatever the mood, whatever the scene, I will make it something beautiful.

Fun Facts

I have an obsession with blankets and seem to unintenionally collect them.

Follow me on Instagram @mclaren_studio_

About the Studio

Partnering with a local artist, I opened an art and photography studio called The Provincial Atelier. We serve the community in various ways which you can see here.


Located off of Timberlake Rd., the studio serves as my creative safe-haven. Here I can control the light and scene no matter the time of day. There are endless possibilities here and it's exciting! 

This is where you will also meet me! No longer the noisy hustle and bustle of a coffee shop. We can sit in the calm quiet studio with your choice of beverage.