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Shawn was wonderful to work with! He was professional, patient, and accommodating! We really enjoyed the portrait and family sessions with them. The pictures turned out beautiful - we loved the album he shared with us. We especially appreciated his his attention to detail and that he brought along Rachel, who was very good with our toddler. He captured some very happy candid photos of our daughter.Dec 4, 2016Verified
Our medical office hired Shawn to take some professional portrait photos for our website! He also replied quickly once I put in a request through thumbtack. He was accommodating and worked very hard to get many shots! He had great ideas about lighting, style, posing, and decor. He had a great artistic eye! He was also very social and fun to work with. I would completely recommend him! And I would most definitely hire him again!Mar 24, 2016Verified
Shawn Nichols is a magic photographer. His creative, fun professionalism made this camera-shy chic feel completely at ease. He asks insightful, respectful questions to help him craft the precise experience and images his client wants. His work ethic and skill are phenomenal, and he's devoted to customer satisfaction. I finally have professional portraits I love!May 2, 2016Verified
As a visual artist myself I have been very impressed with Shawn Nichols' work for some time. The passion and attention that he brings to his unique vision in photography is outstanding. We collaborated on some very interesting forest and field portrait ideas that manifested wonderfully; beyond what I could have anticipated. The finished work is inspiring, surprising, and beautifully composed. It was a joy to work with a fellow artist who is detail-oriented, curious, kind and devoted to such high quality in his craft. I highly recommend Mr. Nichols.Sep 23, 2015
I decided to work with Shawn to take portraits of with my dog. We scheduled to meet at a great park that I was worried was hard to get to and he was totally open to it. I was very excited, but when the day came the weather was terrible. I was getting nervous about doing the shoot outside, and when I went to contact him to see if we can reschedule he already contacted me. It was a great relief to find out that we were on the same page, and we were able to scheduled immediately. During the photo shoot my dog who is not too into people he doesn't know, instantly was friendly and intrigued by Shawn. I was very impressed by this. The whole shoot was very natural, fun, and we ended up with a lot of beautiful shots of my amazing dog in a couple of days!Nov 11, 2015
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?Each quote is based on client requests. I can work with you to accommodate any request or budget. If you have a targeted budget or specific needs, please let me know and we can plan your session around these factors.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?I ask a lot of questions, some that can seem unrelated to your session at first. I enjoy having a good understanding of the person I am collaborating with. Understanding not only your photographic needs, but also what brings you joy, and how you express yourself allows me to present some of those elements into your image, and collaborate with you to create something special.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?As an artist, I specialize in street photography. The art form is captured in the moment. I am always looking for a unique location, situation or moment that often goes by unnoticed by most. This skill allows me to bring a unique perspective to your session if you are looking to create images that are out of the ordinary.