Testimonials

Great experience! On time and gave us the product we needed! Highly recommend. Anna M. , Event Coordinator, Share Moving Media

“Shawn took beautiful pictures of my oil painting. And he was a pleasure to work with.” Laura L.

“★★★★★” – Brian R., Staples 

“Shawn was great to work with. He was prompt on his follow-up and providing sample photos. The touch up work looks great. I’ll be using his services again in the near future.” Bryan S. 

“Shawn was very professional and had quick turnaround with photos. Great shots!” Kelsea H., Senior National Programs Coordinator, National Diversity Council

Shawn listened to me, figured out what we wanted, and advised me to bring several different “looks” to our session, which I did. I had a wonderful time and ended up with several different types of photos to use on my book jacket, web site, and on social media. He was also interesting to talk to, and still worked quickly and with focus.”Susan C. 

Very professional, great photos, fast delivery! We will definitely book Shawn again.”Sophie D., Marketing Director, Osney Media 

The only event activation and lifestyle photographer we recommend in the Northwest. He is reliable, creative and an invaluable asset for our experiential marketing events.”Adam Salacuse, President, ALT TERRAIN

“220+ Attendees for a Corporate Event at the Seattle Sounders match. Shawn was professional, punctual, responsive, and took phenomenal photos. He took our “wish list” and went above and beyond capturing group photos, candids, and branding shots. Would definitely hire him again in the future!” – Britta S., Xtreme Consulting

“Shawn is an excellent photographer who takes a genuine interest in his clients. He asks great questions, listens, and is happy to explain what he is doing. Watching him work, you can tell he knows what he is doing. He did an excellent job of taking photos of my paintings and making the session fun. I will definitely use him again, and highly recommend him to others.”Halline T.

“Shawn was great to work with. His dedication to customer service is outstanding, and he worked very hard to get us the best product imaginable. Offered great creative direction and worked well with me as the product manager to capture our clients products, people, and the facilities in a way that was cohesive with the over all vision for our website project. I will absolutely be using Shawn’s services again.”Corban C., Nimbus Media

Shawn provided exemplary service from beginning to end! Our shoot couldn’t have gone any better and I was blown away as he exceeded my expectations! You can truly see his artistry in each shot and he was able to execute my vision spot on. I would highly recommend Shawn to anyone whom is looking for perfection. I will hire him again in a heartbeat when the opportunity arises! “ – Morgan H.

“Our medical office hired Shawn to take some professional portrait photos for our website. 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!”Amianna P., Psychiatry Northwest

Shawn and his assistants Rachel and Jeremiah were extremely professional, gracious, thoughtful to guests and efficient. They not only succeeded in my hopes for an hour of couple photos as guests arrived, then roaming event coverage; all three of them really went above and beyond to make sure every shot on that shot list was completed.” – Jaclyn O., Waste Connections  

“Shawn was fantastic to work with. He got the photos to our team incredibly quickly. We hope to have more opportunities to work with him!” – Katy H., Artist Trust

Shawn put so much care and thought into planning out our session. It was evident in the amazing variety of wonderful backdrops he chose for our photos. While he had prepared and planned out our session, he was also completely open to our ideas too. We will cherish these photos forever. I would recommend hiring Shawn for any of your photography needs. He is a pleasure to work with and very talented at what he does. You won’t be disappointed.”Alexa R.

“If you need a professional photographer who can make the whole experience of getting headshots or portraits easy AND deliver solid photos, I would highly recommend working with Shawn.”Robin W. 

“Shawn was really great to work with. He is very professional and passionate about his work. He made me feel extremely comfortable throughout the session.” James B.

Best balance of professionalism and personalizing the experience. if you’re looking for a photographer who will capture your story in photography, Shawn will do this.” – Greg G.

” Outstanding shoot. Very down-to-earth friendly guy that you can tell obviously cares about his craft and the needs of who he works with. Images came out better than expected. Would love to do another shoot with him in the future.  If you’re looking for a photographer that exceeds expectations and makes the whole process not only a breeze but super fun I highly recommend Shawn“.- Alex H. 

Shawn stayed in contact with me to learn and organized in preparation for my sorority’s conference group photo. He is easy to work with and a delight. When we finally met it was as though we were good friends. In fact I hugged him.” – Tanya J. 

Very friendly, and the pictures turned out great. Would highly recommend for anyone looking to get outdoor city photos taken.” – Jonathan K.

“Shawn was hired to photograph a rehearsal session for a recording session. I did not expect him to stay longer than the specified time, however he chose to stay longer.  I will definitely use him again when the need arises.“- Richard D. 

“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!” – Josie C

He was very helpful in suggesting how I pose for the photos so they would look good. I got a lot of great headshots and some wonderful full body shots. I recommend him to anyone in need of photography services.” – Andrew Y.

Great photos, very personable wold highly recommend him” – Shawn W.

I really appreciated Shawn’s patience with me. He gave me so many choices. I would definitely use him again and would highly recommend him. He also put me totally at ease.Gayle W. 

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.”Tim M. 

“I went with Shawn, because he got back with me and followed up. He was prepared and was willing to come to where I was located. We spent a fun afternoon taking pictures. I liked the pictures. I would recommend Shawn anytime Karen S. 

“Shawn was a delight to work with. He was thorough in asking questions so that he was prepared, arrived early, extremely professional, super creative, and took the time to understand the uniqueness of this event and what was ultimately important to us. His assistant was equally remarkable and they both made a great team. Honestly, I couldn’t have asked for more.JC D.

“★★★★★” – Taylor M.  

“I hired Shawn to update my corporate headshot. He not only did an outstanding job–producing wonderful proofs–but he met a pretty aggressive deadline and followed up with me several times on slight re-touching. Great to work with as well!.Linda J.

“Shawn was professional, courteous, and made sure to meet all of our expectations. Photos were thorough, artfully done, and captured some great candid moments… – Krissy K., Rain City Capital

“Shawn was great to work with. We had fun and got some great shots.Kelly O.

“Shawn is very professional and great to work with! The photos looks great. Will definitely hire Shawn again. – Kaelen F.

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 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.” – Bailey L.

“Would definitely recommend him; he was very easy going yet very professional.” – Marc J.

“★★★★★” – Anthony A. 

“Shawn was wonderful. His friendly demeanor and confident air made it easy to relax and trust in his process. He deferred to me on decisions that would affect the final product, but didn’t hesitate to offer his professional opinion. 10/10 I would recommend him.” – Nicholas N.

“Shawn did a great job taking an outdoor headshot of a new member of our project management team.  He was very responsive to communication and input AND very quick turn-around on the photo selection he provided.”- Caryn A., WEHANA Group 

“Shawn was the perfect complement to my parents’ 50th anniversary party! He shot wonderful candids and groups that everyone just loved. He was friendly and courteous, even when we changed plans mid-event due to weather. He’s the best!! Thanks!” – Sheri B. 

“Shawn is a very nice guy that is willing to spend as much time with you as you would like. His shots turned out great. His communication in keeping everything a secret was awesome. He was very easy to work with. He helped us capture a memory of a life time. He drove three hours to get to my location by 9:00am. I recommend him for anyone. He takes his job seriously and truly cares.” – Derek R. 

“I needed a head shot for my website. Shawn had great ideas for the photo shoot, made me feel comfortable, and very respectable.” – Arlene C.

He has a unique ability to relate to many different types of people, and after working with him I would definitely hire him for anything from wedding photos to promotional material for bands/businesses. As someone who hates having their photo taken, I was dreading the experience, but he made it fun and uplifting, and the photos turned out beautifully!”Intisaar J.

“Shawn was excellent! He captured all the shots I imagined and delivered! I’m so thankful that I was able to find a photographer that I felt comfortable talking to about what I like and dislike. He was very professional, calm, attentive and pleasant. Outstanding experience!”Jennie W. 

“Shawn was always so helpful and responded so quickly to all my questions. Great photographer and person! I will definitely hire him again for any future pictures I need.” – Michele N.

“Shawn was awesome, he is very professional and punctual. His patience and creative sense made the whole experience very easy going and he met all my needs. ” Monica A.

Everything about this experience was great. I had my own artwork photographed and did not know what to expect. I chose Shawn because he paid attention and spoke to my needs as a ‘fine artist’.  My images turned out just as I’d hoped.  I highly recommend Shawn H. Nichols Photography for your next photo shoot of your own artwork.” – Christina G. 

“Shawn has an amazing eye and talent for capturing images. He cares for who and what he photographs and its apparent when working with him. I couldn’t believe how quickly he got back to me with the finished work. I was happy my shots were beautiful and not the usual, which is exactly what I wanted.” – Robyn T. 

“I hate getting my picture taken. HATE IT. But, I needed some new head shots and when I saw the gorgeous work in Shawn’s portfolio I reached out to him right away. He was totally on top of things, had great ideas (which is good because I had none) and went out of his way to make sure I felt relaxed and comfortable. The shots turned out great. And I didn’t hate it at all. Five stars! – Kendare B. 

“Shawn is one of the best photographers out there, hands down! Definitely worth it! Super creative and fun shoot too!” – Michael K.

Highly recommend using Shawn in any photographic pursuit!! Shot my wife’s business portrait which she loved.Terry F.

Shawn was very generous with his time, very skilled at photography and provided me with several great photos. I will definitely refer him to my family and friends.” – Suzanne M. 

“My best friend and I hired Shawn to take our senior photos. We had a great time! He is very fun, and easy to talk to. The shoot felt very relaxed and we really enjoyed it. The photos also came out really well, Shawn did a great job of capturing our friendship. Would recommend!” – Alex C.

I gave him 5 stars for the prompt, efficient, courtesy of the photo shoot. I would give him 10 stars for his artistic ability. Thank you Shawn! The photos brought tears to my eyes.  Loved them.”Tommi W. 

“Was extremely professional and helpful. Showed great attention to detail!” – KellyAnn J.

Shawn was easy to work with. He came early and stayed late. I liked his choice of different angles and his creative use of changing light plays. The variety of candid and posed photos gives us many options in choosing a memory album.” –  Lynn E. 

“Shawn is very professional and easy to work with. He thinks on the go using whatever the location has to offer. I would recommend and use him again.”- Jana M. 

Shawn put in an amazing amount of effort. He was responsive and reliable and I would definitely recommend him” – Kathy A.

“Shawn is a genius with photography. Ever since childhood, I have never really liked having my photograph taken. However, Shawn made me feel very comfortable during our shoot and even photogenic. All the photos look very natural and not like I am just posing for a camera.”Derek W. 

“It is such a pleasure to meet someone with so much passion for photography. Highly recommended for any project. I can’t wait to see more of Shawn’s work. Our project turned out fantastic.”Trent C. 

“Shawn was easy to communicate with and provided exactly the services I requested. I needed headshots of all of my employees, but knew I would have very limited time from each of them. His work was efficient and produced good results. I would highly recommend him. – Erica P., Blox Construction

“★★★★★” – Zach B., Premier Law Group 

“Shawn is extremely professional and talented. The shoot was fun and we ended up with some great shots. Thank you Shawn! – Kristin S.

“We hired Shawn as our photographer to capture Big Fish Games company Holiday party. He was great! Showed up early to set up, was very engaging with our employees and posted photos in a timely manor. I would highly recommend Shawn, and we look forward to working with him again!”Ashley R., Big Fish Games

“★★★★★” – William I. 

“Shawn was super easy to work with, professional, and the work was great!” – Molly P., Rhein Haus

“A pleasure to work with!  Prompt, pleasant and professional. We have hired Shawn numerous times and have been very happy with his work every single time. We highly recommend him. Thank you for everything.” – Janna L., Lauber Dancey, PLLC

“Shawn did a great job – my daughter is super happy with her headshots!!Anne A.

“★★★★★” – Danielle E.  

Shawn was responsive, accommodating, and nice. His turnaround on this project was impressive and the end product was even better than expected. Would highly recommend.” – John M. 

Great Experience – He was very good at getting shots and when one of the shots did not align with our brand, he re-shot those for us. He was easy to work with and very prompt.”  Linda C. 

“He did a great job, accommodating every request I had. He was very pleasant to work with and I enjoyed our photo session. Thanks, Shawn!”  –  Julie V. 

“We had 8 women in a photo shoot and we all came out looking amazing!” – Ame W., Metropolitan Park 

“AMAZING! Did a fitness shoot and it went awesome! Really great photographer, as well as person! Really skilled, respectful, and just a great person to work with! Could say much more good things, but just experience it for yourself, wont disappoint!”Nicole V.

“Shawn came to our location was on time and extremely patient. I have worked with photographers before and there is usually a sense of being rushed which makes me look nervous in photos (OK I tend to look that way anyway) Shawn was relaxed and took the time to build rapport, making me less nervous and it shows. Excited to upload my new headshots, and delighted to have so many from which to choose. I highly recommend Shawn.” – Leslie P. 

“Shawn is very friendly and the most welcoming person ever! Both me and my partner were camera shy but he made us feel very comfortable by leading us what we should do, and honestly I ended up not caring about millions of people around me in Gasworks.  He is the type of a guy who we would always have him in contact for future photography sessions, seriously. We are waiting on our photos and I just didnt even have to wait on the photos to arrive to write a review, he is just an amazing person to work with.
Thanks Shawn for such a wonderful experience! :)” –
Lyra C. 

“The photos were beautiful. They captured the essence of my daughter and her personality.  He worked well with colors and angles to create really lovely pictures.  I am very pleased and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Shawn Nichols to anyone else looking for a great photographer.”Katrina R.

“Eighty percent of the evening was spent forgetting that we were working, and building what truly felt a friendship. The photos that Shawn presented to me afterward (which, by the way, was literally the next day) showcased how relaxed I was during that few hours, and also how good he is at capturing emotion.”Diane S.

“It was my sons first birthday party,  I didn’t really know what I wanted pictures of or how I wanted the photography part to go, but Shawn came in and had the attitude of I’m just here for you and to make it a little easier. He was so helpful with the whole process. So nice and respectful of my guests privacy. Awesome guy, and the pictures came back outstanding!” – Chrieona W.

“The goal was pictures which I could both send out as cards and also to capture the time of life and the age of my son. He asked a lot of questions to understand the exact purpose of the session. It felt like he had a plan from the get go, but also were very attuned and flexible as the session progressed. His positive attitude created an easy air and everyone relaxed. This made it possible to capture a multitude of great shots.” – Annelise S

“Shawn was always so helpful and responded so quickly to all my questions. Great photographer and person! I will definitely hire him again for any future pictures I need.” – Michele N.

“He’s a great photographer! He did good job! I like the photos a lot ! Had great time with him,  thanks !” – Kammy S. 

Shawn is great to work with. He is incredibly patient and produces a great headshot!” – Kevin J.

Shawn did promo shots for my band.  They came out looking AWESOME! I wrote awesome in caps on purpose. He was ready to roll and we also had great light. He had a lot of ideas and also worked with my ideas as well.Moe B. 

“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!” – Rachel F. 

“Excellent! Thank you for going above and beyond expectation especially when we were having payment processing issues. Very professional!” – Chris S.

Shawn was very personable and easy to spend time with. He knows the city and had a eye for artistic shots and angles. I can’t wait to see all of our pictures! “- Jay E.

“He communicated quickly and thoroughly. We arranged a spot to meet and spent 1.5 hours taking photos. We ended up with nearly 100 images and were able to narrow it down to 20 favorites. I do not enjoy having my picture taken but was put at ease when working with Shawn. “- Max b.

Shawn is super personable and professional. Even though I don’t like getting my picture taken I actually enjoyed the shoot. Very happy with the photos, thanks Shawn.” – Kevin B.

“I called upon Shawn after seeing his amazing work posted on Facebook, and I’m glad I did. He did a wonderful job, the experience was delightful. Shawn is prompt, knowledgeable with angles and lightning. You can’t go wrong with hiring this talented young man for all your photography needs.” – Jill J.

“I had an excellent experience with Shawn Nichols! He drove to my chosen location for the shoot, was in great communication with me, elicited my passion about things relevant to the photo shoot and captured many terrific photographs that I can use for my cards and projects. He is a competent and talented professional!” – Laurie E.

“Shawn was prompt and very courteous. Thank you for the great pics.” – Gary R. 

Shawn got some great pictures and was super sweet to my family and friends!“- Kelly D.