Paula Showen Photography

New Port Richey, FL

About this pro

How does your service stand out?

My work goes beyond just photography. I am artistic and love to create a work of art featuring my subjects. I take a relaxed approach to my photo shoots, putting the client at ease. I also know how it feels to not like being photographed and what people want to see in their images. I make every effort to edit my work in order to produce an image that you can be proud of.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

I love making people happy. It's very important to me to have satisfied customers! My favorite type of work is with babies and toddlers.

Location

New Port Richey, FL 34654

Years in business

19

Number of employees

1

Times hired on Thumbtack

20

Reviews

21 Reviews
  • Lesley G. Mar 28, 2015
    Paula is nothing short of amazing. She is so patient, kind, and devoted. She took pictures of our family as we just adopted two children. She also came to the courthouse and took pictures of the actual adoption finalization. The photos turned out far better than I ever imagined. She has an eye for just the right shot and a heart of gold. She was absolutely fantastic to work with.
    Replied to Lesley G. - Mar 28, 2015

    Thank you so much, Lesley! I truly appreciate your kind words!

  • Jessica C. Sep 11, 2014
    Portrait Photography (Custom)
    Verified Review
    I highly recommend Paula for your newborn photography. She was extremely patient and very professional. Our photos turned out great despite a very uncooperative newborn, a testament to Paula's skills. We will be using Paula's services as our son grows and our family expands.
  • Cassandra M. Jun 28, 2014
    Excellent photography! We hired Paula to take 6 month pictures of our son, BF photos and family shots. She was able to get my son to smile! He doesn't smile at anyone but family. I brought some inspiration photos that I wanted to recreate however my favorite shot was one she improvised. We did the shoots at her home studio, Honeymoon Island and at our home. Paula has gone above and beyond exceeding all my expectations... I've found my forever photographer.
  • Lesley G. Mar 28, 2015
    Paula is nothing short of amazing. She is so patient, kind, and devoted. She took pictures of our family as we just adopted two children. She also came to the courthouse and took pictures of the actual adoption finalization. The photos turned out far better than I ever imagined. She has an eye for just the right shot and a heart of gold. She was absolutely fantastic to work with.
    Replied to Lesley G. - Mar 28, 2015

    Thank you so much, Lesley! I truly appreciate your kind words!

  • Jessica C. Sep 11, 2014
    Portrait Photography (Custom)
    Verified Review
    I highly recommend Paula for your newborn photography. She was extremely patient and very professional. Our photos turned out great despite a very uncooperative newborn, a testament to Paula's skills. We will be using Paula's services as our son grows and our family expands.
  • Cassandra M. Jun 28, 2014
    Excellent photography! We hired Paula to take 6 month pictures of our son, BF photos and family shots. She was able to get my son to smile! He doesn't smile at anyone but family. I brought some inspiration photos that I wanted to recreate however my favorite shot was one she improvised. We did the shoots at her home studio, Honeymoon Island and at our home. Paula has gone above and beyond exceeding all my expectations... I've found my forever photographer.
  • Sara H. May 5, 2014
    Portrait Photography (Custom)
    Verified Review
    Paula was hired to do a newborn photo shoot. We worked together for around 8 hours, over the course of 3 different days. Paula's photography & photo shops skills were amazing & our newborn pictures were adorable; exactly what we were hoping for. She was very patient with our newborn, waiting for feedings & bathroom mishaps, in order to get the perfect shot. She was very easy to work with, and I was able to voice my opinion & give suggestions. I was very happy with the amount of pictures we received from the shoot. Every usable picture that was taken we were given on a CD, rather than having to pick & choose only 20-25 pictures. Prices were very reasonable.
  • Giuliana G. Apr 23, 2014
    Portrait Photography (Custom)
    Verified Review
    Paula was very patient with my baby . We loved the session with her. We highly recommend her. We are looking forward to have more sessions with Paula.
  • Michelle L. Feb 25, 2014
    Portrait Photography (Custom)
    Verified Review
    We could not be happier. Paula was absolutely wonderful and we will trust her to capture our memories for years to come. Highly highly recommended!
  • Phyllis S. Aug 6, 2013
    Headshot Photography (Custom)
    Verified Review
  • Juliette D. Apr 15, 2013
    Portrait Photography (Custom)
    Verified Review
    She was great!! Will use her again!! I would highly recommend her to my friends and family. Thank you so much, pictures came out beautiful!!
    Replied to Juliette D. - Apr 27, 2013

    Thank you! I can't wait to see that beautiful baby when she reaches 1!

  • Brittany K. Apr 14, 2013
    Photography
    Verified Review
    Paula was an absolute joy to work with ! I would recommend her to anyone in the Clearwater area. Our pictures turned out fabulous!
    Replied to Brittany K. - Apr 27, 2013

    Thanks so much! I really enjoyed our session. I was so impressed by your wonderful son. Thanks again!

  • Sandy B. Jan 11, 2013
    Photography
    Verified Review
    I had the pleasure of working with Paula during the holidays when my son was home from Japan. I was in a tight position to get our family portraits taken but to do it before he left. Paula reached out to me and reassured me that we would be able to get this done. I wanted to have a shoot done by the beach but when the weather did not cooperate, she had a couple of back up plans and the photo session was very successful. She took natural shots and poses that turned our great. I was very satisfied with her work and would recommend you contacting Paula for your next photo shoot.
    Replied to Sandy B. - Jan 11, 2013

    Thank you so much, Sandy. It was my pleasure to work with you. I wish you and your family the best in this New Year!

  • Rula T. Jan 6, 2013
    Verified Review
    Paula Showen is not only a wonderful professional personable lady she is also an amazing photographer! I would recommend her over and over again! Prompt, Professional, detailed, and very tuned into her clients needs and wants~!
    Replied to Rula T. - Jan 9, 2013

    Thank you so much! I enjoyed working with you and hope to see you again!

  • Jennifer H. Sep 6, 2012
    Paula has been taking pictures of my family from the very beginning. It all started as a picture for my husband on our 1st anniversary and has grown from there. She did all my maternity shots, she was at both births of my babies, their newborn shots, birthdays, holiday cards and the list keeps growing. I always love my pictures and Paula is a true joy to work with. I wouldn't trust anyone else to capture these precious moments!!!!
  • Sharon E. Sep 4, 2012
    Wonderful artist!
  • Karren T. Sep 2, 2012
    I have not only been a client of Paula (for professional portraits) but I have also worked with her on art photography projects. She is one of the most talented photographers I know and has a real passion for her work. She is professional, creative and dedicated as well. She works overtime to get the proofs and finished photos to her clients when promised. I can't recommend her highly enough - I wish there were more stars to rate her!
  • Robin R. Aug 25, 2012
    Portrait Photography (Custom)
    Verified Review
    Paula did a wonderful job doing both our engagement and wedding photos in April and June of this year. She is very personable and professional. Working with her was like working with an old friend.:) I feel lucky to have found her for our special occasion. Robin
  • Shannon P. May 30, 2012
    Boudoir Photography
    Verified Review
    Excellent job, VERY accommodating! I'm so happy with my pictures!!!
  • Terri E. Jan 24, 2012
    This was not my first experience working with Paula Showen and I can tell you that each photo shoot has been a work of art done by a true professional. Paula takes the time to have all her thoughts and ideas ready whether you are in her studio or out on location. Paula has photographed many of my family members and each one has been a wonderful experience but far above the rest she took my wedding photos and turned them into a storybook day that I can look at on the special DVD she created and carefully put beautiful music to the pictures. I am so pleased with all of the work Paula has done and I recomend her to everyone. If you are looking for a top knotch professional photographer than look no further than Paula Showen she is the best!
  • Lauren F. Jan 24, 2012
    Our family went to Showmar Photography & Precious Portraits by Paula to have our little ones' first 'glamor shots'. Our daughter was just two months old at the time, and we were weary about her fussiness and attitude towards taking pictures. However, Paula remained very patient with us throughout the whole session. We are incredibly satisfied with her results! The pictures are clear and beautiful. She uses very pretty props and is very creative when working with babies/children. We are anxious to make another appointment to see Paula again for our next session!
  • Patty J. Jan 22, 2012
    Paula did a great job for us. I had her take pictures of my daughter so that I could send them to some modeling agencies and we were lucky enough to sign a contract for my 10 year old daughter with a local, reputable agency. Thanks Paula!! I will keep you posted.
  • Kathi C. Jan 22, 2012
    Every time I watch the DVD of the pictures of my daughter, Lauren's wedding, I smile, cry and laugh. We had the most spectacular day with friends and family, and NOTHING can capture the moment like the pictures Paula took. Let me add that Paula is my dear cousin and I have observed her photography from the onset. Her passion and creativity never cease to amaze me. She absolutely loves her art and takes great pride and joy in all her work. Also, she was not the photographer we hired for the wedding. That person, unfortunately, did not take his work seriously and the photography reflects this. I highly recommend Paula's work. A true artist and best of all a wonderful human being!! You can contact me if you have any questions.
  • Valerie S. Jan 22, 2012
    Paula Showen is a professional and dependable photographer. She had taken pictures for me and I was extremely satisfied and impressed. The quality and details of the pictures is amazing. I would definantly reccomend her and use her services again in the future.

Q&A

Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.
PRICING STRUCTURE: Please contact me for pricing information. I offer an extensive line of products to select from.
What types of customers have you worked with?
I provide photo shoot services. Once your shoot is completed, you will come in for photo selection. You will have an opportunity to select your printing surface (Canvas print of Matte Giclee). I also offer matting and framing with a selection of frames available.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
With each new job, I find that I'm more proud than the job before, and yet when I look back on earlier works, I'm very proud of those, too. This is a difficult question to answer, because I take pride in all of my work and strive to achieve a high level of quality. There is nothing more gratifying than to see true happiness in my clients when they see their pictures for the first time. That's when I feel pride the most!
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
It is so easy to hire a photographer, but not easy to find honest and talented artists. Be sure to check at least 3 references and view printed samples of the photographers work.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
I am truly dedicated to providing quality, artistic works of art. I am also very honest and will do my best to exceed your expectations. I consider myself a "down to earth" type that works hard to make clients happy.