This is not the me you're likely to encounter...

...but this is more likely.

This is "The Other Eisenstaedt" - different spelling.  I like to think we're somehow related so I keep his portrait in my office.

One of Alfred Eisenstaedt's most famous photos. An inspiration to me, he was still working into his 90s.


I am Susan Eisenstadt, the one woman "team" behind Your Baby My Camera and Your Wedding My Camera, specializing in all variety of family photography.  My background has included fashion design, fine art and illustration, and independent film publicity.  

Turning professional photographer came about after spending three years photographing newborn babies at Providence Tarzana Hospital.  When I went freelance, I expanded my work to include babies of all ages.  Those still in mommy's tummy, to those a few hours old, to those 90+ years.  The entire circle of life intrigues me. 

I have lived in Tarzana-Woodland Hills area since the 1970s.  Most of my clients are located in Los Angeles, Ventura, Orange County but I am willing to road-trip my way to you if you're outside that range.


My work is done exclusively on location - no studio for me.  Together with my clients we've done sessions at home, in gardens, on beaches, on city streets, at museums, horse ranches, playgrounds and parks making use of our diverse southern California landscape. Every session is personalized to YOU.  We are fortunate to have some of the most exquisite locations and a climate that allows for beautiful natural light photography. 

Your photo session will evolve organically though we will do some posed photos.  My style is more documentary or "life style" and I try not to force a camera aware attitude from my subjects.  I strive to make it a good time getting to know all members of your family and making you comfortable.  It's a good idea to present your upcoming photo session to children old enough to understand as a "get together" - an adventure - a fun day - that won't require a bribe.  There's always time for a small snack break during one of my photo sessions and I am sensitive to everyone's endurance.    

All facial expressions and gestures are welcome as long as they occur spontaneously.  I'm as pleased with a pout as a smile.  My eye will be seeking every variety of reaction.. I won't ask your child to "say cheeeeeese" ever and hope you won't either.  When all is said and done, your gallery of images will showcase what makes your family unique.

Your pets are members of your family and I am always happy to include yours in our photo session. 

Here are a few of the venues I've worked:

* Hotel Bel Air, Los Angeles

* St. Francis Hotel, San Francisco

* Peninsula Hotel, Beverly Hills

* Il Pastaio Restaurant, Beverly Hills

* Hotel Luxe, Brentwood

* Romanov Restaurant, Studio City

* Fig & Olive, West Hollywood

* Inn of the Seventh Ray, Topanga

* Malibu Cafe, Malibu

* Glen Tavern Inn, Santa Paula

* Underwood Farms, Thousand Oaks

* Calamigos Ranch, Malibu

* The Villa, Woodland Hills

* Lakeside Inn, Encino

* Zin Bistro, Westlake Village

* The Six, Calabasas

* Larsen's Steakhouse, Woodland Hills

* Hotel Intercontinental, Century City

* North Ranch Country Club, Westlake

* Sportsmen's Lodge, Studio City

* Odyssey Restaurant, Granada Hills

* Queen Mary, Long Beach

For more information or discuss your photo ideas feel free to email me at or text/call me at 818.456.2824.  Or leave a message below.  See how easy that is! :)

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