Testimonials


“Thank you for an absolutely delightful portrait experience, Shannon. You truly are a magician and wow-ed me with your warmth, skills, and excellence. I am hooked and a big fan. Bravo!”

— Cindy

“Thank you so much for your prompt action on my photo retouch! Really appreciated! I suppose at some point I should probably have a new pic taken – but I like people thinking I’m 10 yrs younger!”

— Meg Schell

“Shannon has the amazing ability to make even the most photo shy person relax and look their best in photos. She is also very talented in making you not just look your best but in creating the photo that you need whether that is a professional photo or a more relax and fun photo. Definitely recommend her; she is a true artist.”

— Eileen Schutte, CN, MS, Unique Nutrition Solutions, LLC

“I first hired Shannon to take my business portrait in 2012 when I realized I needed a professional and polished image for my business. The results were incredible and it was truly the first picture I was genuinely happy to use. I hired her again in 2014 to update my look and keep my professional image fresh. Everyone who sees these pictures comments how great they are and I use them on all of my marketing materials. Even if people do not remember my name, they remember my face and business! Shannon has also photographed my family with great results. I highly recommend Shannon as a photographer, artist and great friend!

— Andrea Hedquist, Exquisite Windows & Decor

“Shannon is an incredibly talented photographer. You only have to look at her web site to see she doesn’t just take pictures; she has an artistic eye that captures the essence of who you are. In addition, she makes the portrait sitting a wonderful experience with her caring and friendly personality. The first time you meet Shannon, you will realize she is an amazing human being who is dedicated to helping others and making this world a better place.”

— Tina Hallis, Ph.D., The Positive Edge

“This is my 4th Shannon McMahan business portrait. As my business has evolved and grown over the years, Shannon always manages to move me beyond my camera phobia to capture the essence of my professional message—and makes me look fabulous as she does it! The excitement, enthusiasm and energy of my new book is reflected perfectly in my latest superhero image!”

— Sally Anders,  Dynamic Business Duos

“A high-fashion portrait—of me? When Shannon suggested it at my business portrait sitting, I laughed out loud! The last great picture of me was taken when I was 2 years old—just before I burst into tears! But, when my business portrait turned out so nice, I decided to go for it. Wow! No one can believe how beautifully this portrait captures my personality. The real me was liberated when Shannon played high-fashion model with me. We had a ball and she captured the perfect shot!”

— Torri Anders, – Living On Purpose

Shannon has been my family and business photographer for 26 years. Her creativity and dedication to producing photos that are unique and and top quality has grown over these years and the result is the best photo work possible. You can’t go wrong working with Shannon.”

— Jan Studesville, Just Nails

“Your pictures are your legacy, Shannon, woven into the lives of so many. You are creating artwork and not just pictures, that capture a story in time, to be read over and over again.”

— Barbara De Baere, Poppy CPA

“I was terrified of getting my business portrait taken. I’ve never enjoyed being in pictures. One session with Shannon and I’m proudly using my business portrait on my website, LinkedIn account and anywhere else I can show it!”

— Melodee Patterson – Home Page Construction Company

“I have used Sharon for both business and personal photographs. She has exceeded my expectations each time. She has an eye for the individual and a unique final result.

— Dottie Moseley, Stark Company Realtors

“I put off having a new business photo taken for years as I often had less than “stellar” experiences. Shannon made it so very easy! She was clear, concise with directions and how to prepare that I felt comfortable for the first time. I felt relaxed at the shoot and the finished product is amazing! I definitely recommend her as she is a true “artist”!”

— Linda Jackson, FERI Fashion House

“Shannon McMahan is an outstanding photographer. Shannon did both a family and a professional photo for me. I love them both tremendously and so did everyone who set an eye on them. She is the best at what she does…PHOTOGRAPHY! Aside from producing the best possible pictures for me, she made feel so at home, relax and entertained throughout the process. It was an awesome experience, it makes me smile just thinking about it. Without questions, I highly recommend Shannon to anyone looking to get their picture taken.”

— Fatou Ceesay, Cairasu Home Care LLC

Shannon’s unique style combines creative, artistic, out-of-the-box ideas. She does excellent work at a reasonable cost. I would highly recommend Shannon to anyone considering professional or personal photography.”

— Linda Speziale, Chef, CDM, CFPP, Last Course Sensations

“Shannon is a lovely person to work with and the best story telling portrait artist I know.”

— Sharon Heinzelman, D.S. Heinz Art Photography

“As a professional speaker and consultant, I use Shannon for all of my professional photos. I also had Shannon do family photos on 2 different occasions. Shannon has a real “eye” for capturing who you are. She is very diligent and thorough in every level of detail–a perfectionist. I highly recommend Shannon for professional and family photos.”

— Roxanne Miller, CBAP, Requirements Quest

“I have used Shannon’s expertise for my professional photo and for a gift for my mother. She is a real artist. She is very experienced at taking professional shots and knows how to make you look how you feel – it is truly a picture of you at your best. This year my sister and I had a personal photo of ourselves to give to my mom for Christmas. We had fun and the picture captures our personalities. The pictures are very different because they were for different audiences. Even though I don’t like having my picture taken, Shannon has a way of making the whole process go smoothly, and the results are beautiful! I would highly recommend her!”

— Jan Fulwiler, Ph.D., Creating for Causes Organizer; Gilda’s Club Madison, Facilitator, Jewelry Designer

The creativity and expert production of keepsake photos with Shannon have been outstanding and unparalleled to others I’ve experienced. From a wedding picture, resume picture and commemorative family photos, she is very personable and the only photographer I wish to rely upon for quality work.”

— Jim Kuzma

“Shannon’s expertise in photography comes with years of experience and great attention to every detail. She is passionate about her work and delivers the quality you expect from a true professional. I highly recommend her services!”

— Camille Mccoy, Escential Massage

“Shannon created my business portrait. During the session, she made me feel beautiful and brought out my best. I frequently get compliments from people who see my portrait on my FaceBook profile and on my website. She really does make you like the way you look! Thanks Shannon!”

— Marilee Karamanski, Planned Spontaneity LLC

Shannon is an artist creating her vision thru the lens of the camera after swift assessment of her subject’s essence.”

— Maysie Raine, Mortgage/Real Estate Professional