Kind Words from Past Clients

“There are moments in life that you can't recreate, but can only hope to capture. Shelly Sasse Photography captured two special moments for my family that we'll be able to cherish for years to come. Her attention to detail, patience, and desire to tailor our sessions to ensure we captured every moment was priceless. She exceeded our expectations and we highly recommend her!” – Lindsay Miller

“I had been at a wedding where Shelly was the photographer and saw how professional and friendly she was to the guests, as well as to the bride and groom. When it was time to plan my wedding I didn’t even bother to look anywhere else for a photographer. Her work is amazing – top notch! When it came time to plan my wedding, she had a timetable worked out to help me figure out my priorities. She talked with me numerous times before the wedding to make sure I had the shots I wanted with the people I wanted. At the wedding she was so professional, everyone said how nice and polite she was as well. And then that night we were able to get some photo previews of the wedding! I will always treasure and remember my wedding day and mostly because of the wonderful photos from Shelly. I would - and have - recommended her to anyone I know planning a wedding, an engagement shoot, or whatever! You will not go wrong with Shelly behind the lens!!” – Vanessa Nelson

“My fiancé and I had a crazy idea for our wedding – a soft gothic theme, inspired by the Victorian era, science, spiritualism, and a bit of magic. I reviewed many photographers’ profiles and found many were shooting dark, dramatic studio shots or soft, light, willowy photos – we needed a balance between the two to tell the story of our wedding. I met Shelly for lunch and showed her a little bit of what I was thinking: Pinterest boards, my unique black gold and black diamond ring, some of the things that inspired the theme and were important to us. She immediately got it and was even enthused when we told her we wanted to shoot in Cassadaga, an out of the way location known for its Spiritualist faith, which can be described as a way of life that promotes "Science, philosophy, and religion based upon the principle of continuous life." The shoot process was so fun! We explored the little sleepy town and its late-1800s era homes, the lovely cemetery, and the small park at the heart of the town. Shelly (and Jolyon) were creative, inspiring to work with, troopers (we walked 4+ miles that day!), and most of all, FUN! The shots were just incredibly beautiful. My favorite is the one captured through the oak trees as the sun began to set in the cemetery and everyone who has seen the shot consistently remarks on how gorgeous, personal, and unique it is. I am always happy to tell them about the shoot and how happy I was with the entire process. I would highly recommend Shelly Sasse Photography if you are looking for someone who will work with you to achieve your unique vision for your event.” – Amanda Newton

“My family has used Shelly Sasse Photography to capture several special events and every time we are impressed with her professionalism as well as her artistic vision. She can take a seemingly ordinary location and turn it into someplace magical. She also has an incredible eye for capturing true, natural expressions that create irreplaceable memories of our special moments. At the end of your event, you'll find that she has collected not only the spirit of the places and people in the photos, but also details and scenes that would have otherwise gone unnoticed, giving you a full spectrum of cherished images of the day. In addition to her artistic sense and connection with her subjects, Shelly is a great communicator. She is always willing to answer questions and brainstorm ideas to help you get the most out of your session. I'm so glad we entrusted our priceless memories to Shelly; we couldn't have asked for a better photographer.” – Cindy Skawinski

“Shelly is absolutely a joy to work with. She took our daughter's 6 month-old photos and was patient, kind, and flexible, which is so important for a baby. She had some great ideas for poses but also allowed our little one to play and captured some beautiful candids! We plan on using her again for a future little one and more family photos down the road. Thank you Shelly for your wonderful work!” – Brenna Nelson

“It was two weeks before the wedding; everything was set. Then, our photographer cancelled. Now what?! I asked a friend if he knew anyone who could jump in at the last minute and take pictures at the wedding. He did; her name was Shelly Sasse. We contacted her and she jumped right in. My husband­-to-­be and myself were concerned about how we might be treated, as a gay couple. Well, we were worried for no reason. Shelly, and her team, treated us with the utmost respect and they met all of our needs for that day. She captured memories that we will hold dear for a lifetime. From that special moment with my mom's earrings, to Glenn trying to sneak a peak at me. Shelly caught us when we didn't even know she was there: from candid shots of our guest to the surprise chicken sandwich (OMG she got THAT picture. And we will cherish the pictures of the ceremony to the surprise limo at the end. (How did she know to be out there?) I would highly recommend Shelly and her team for your wedding or any other celebration that you want to capture on film. She gave us a gift we will never be able to repay her for. She is truly a part of our family.” – R. Todd La Flame & Glenn S. Lehman Jr.

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