It recently came to my attention that many (ok all but ONE) of my clients' reviews on Yelp.com are not being shown. Apparently due to some automated filter used by Yelp. While this upset me from a business owner's perspective it REALLY lit me up because of how disrespectful it was to the clients who took time and effort to write reviews that were never seen by anyone.
Because of this I wanted to share a few of those letters along with the precious images that go along with them. I can't thank all of you enough for trusting me with your time, your family, and your memories.
Let's start with Frankie Walton, review written by her mom, Jaime.
"Susan is truly an amazing photographer. After a very successful family photo shoot, I decided to have Susan take pictures of my 8 year old daughter for a potential modeling portfolio. Just before our shoot my daughter, feeling apprehensive, said, "Mom, I am more of a swimmer than a model." After her photo shoot, my daughter raved about Susan all the way home. "Mom, Susan is like an aunt! She is so fun and nice. I can't wait to do another shoot!" Needless to say, Susan not only made my daughter comfortable in front of the camera, she also cultivated a new found excitement about photography and left her wanting more!
Not only are Susan's pictures beautiful and captivating, her love of what she does shines through in each and every photograph!! We have now used Susan for family photos as well as modeling shots for my daughter and I can say, without hesitation, that she is an incredibly talented artist and we will certainly use her anytime we need professional photos taken!"
~Jaime Walton, Scottsdale AZ
One of my "regulars", Miss Danielle Puryear, also gave a beautiful and thoughtful review that I would like to share. I photographed Danielle's maternity images, her daughter, Emma's, newborn images and then her 6 month photos as well. I hope to have Dani and Emma as lifelong clients. When you read her kind words and see the lovely images we created together you will see why.
"I had the pleasure of working with Susan for a maternity photo shoot which was an AMAZING experience! She came up with so many great, unique picture ideas that I would have never thought of, but she made sure that she captured all of my ideas & turned them into beautiful images! The photos turned out better than I could have ever hoped for! A couple months later I got to work with her again to do my daughter Emma's newborn pictures. Any thing involving a newborn is a little more difficult than normal so I was a little nervous for the shoot. Luckily Susan is wonderful to work with and was so patient with the many prop/position changes, diaper changes, spitting up & crying moments. I cannot wait for many many more photo sessions to come & am sure she will be my family's photographer for years and years to come.
~Danielle Puryear, Phoenix A
Last but not least, I want to share a review written by Miss Sarah Miller (soon to be Gonzalez!) regarding her engagement photos. Sarah, Mark and I spent almost an entire day together, working to capture the essence of their relationship. We started at 6 a.m. in the desert and ended the evening in a citrus grove in downtown Glendale. These images are so incredibly special to me, as are the beautiful words of thanks that followed.
"Susan is an amazing person to work with. We had such an amazing time on our engagement shoot. Susan took such care getting to know us; her genuine care for us truly showed during our shoot. She wanted to make sure that we had a pleasant experience, and we did ten-fold! I would highly recommend Susan and Beautiful Edge Photography for all of your photo needs."
~Sarah Miller, Scottsdale AZ
So very thankful for all my clients who bless me with these incredible notes of love and support. As well as those clients who are so astonishingly generous, like Kimberly Caruso who not only brought me a homemade pumpkin pie to her session, but a full tub of whip cream as well! To Debra Davison who was so generous and thoughtful she actually gave ME a Christmas gift after our family session! And to all of you who have referred me to friends and family - I thank every one of you.