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...I got WAY MORE than I paid for
  • Barb Johnson

“Shawna took my business photo at an expo and I got WAY MORE than I paid for!!! It was 1 edited digital file and it blew me away. She made me look absolutely beautiful. Just adds confidence every time I share a business card or post with that image included. Thanks Shawna!”

She has an attention to detail...
  • Amber Yaussy

“I have been utilizing Shawna’s unique perspective and creativity in photography for years with my family. We have had family photos (with and without our 2 hundred pound labs), a wedding, christmas cards and senior pictures done thus far. She has even came into my daycare and done spring/fall school photos. She has an attention to detail that is impressive and hard to compete with. Most of our sessions have been outdoor (due to our preference) and they are always different and beautiful backdrops to choose no matter the season. It is like she has a stash of beauty that our area has to offer for that perfect occasion at her fingertips!”

...great candid photos
  • Lisa Wisniewski

“Shawna did the photos for my daughter’s wedding. They were fantastic! Shawna and Shannon spent the whole day with us. The photos were wonderful, Shawna was able to catch great candid photos of all the girls getting hair done. Shawna and Shannon are both very friendly, and very professional. I highly recommend you have them take photos of your special day, you won’t be disappointed. Shawna also did my daughters engagement photos and I was thrilled with those also, no just sitting there posing she really worked with them and came up with some great settings!”

...somehow Shawna worked her magic
  • Sheila Holliday

“We recently returned to Western Michigan to celebrate the 60th wedding anniversary of our parents and enjoy a rare family reunion. As a gift to our parents and a memento for our nuclear families from across the country, we hired Shawna and Point of View Photography for “clan” pictures. It’s not an easy task to make 24 people of varying ages, shapes and sizes look good, but somehow Shawna worked her magic and all of us came away pleased with the results. We found her to be a pleasure to work with – accommodating, reasonable and skilled at capturing what was for us a very special time and place. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her!”

...the photos captured both the beauty of the people and place.
  • Gwen Waight

“I heard about Point of View Photography through my friend who had both wedding and family photos taken by Shawna. I loved that the photos captured both the beauty of the people and place. So when I talked to my daughter about senior pictures we decided Shawna would be great! We had limited time and Shawna worked around our date and time perfectly. We are very happy with our pictures and would turn to Point of View Photography again for future pictures.
Thank You!”

...she guided us to a color scheme
  • Lisa L. (from Texas)

“We came from out of town for a family reunion. We needed a photographer in the area and found Shawna’s website. She responded quickly to my email questions as she guided us to a color scheme and outside setting that suited our large extended family. At the photo shoot, she responded professionally with all ages of family members. She provided beautiful retouched photographs in a timely manner.”

...you captured her natural smile
  • Sherry Reed

“I loved working with you and Shannon during Kaitlyn’s senior photo session. Thank you for being flexible and traveling the town with us to incorporate the locations and ideas that were special to Kaitlyn. It’s obvious that she felt comfortable with you, because you captured her natural smile and the twinkle in her eyes. Your heart and passion show in each image.

Thank you for the fun family session for my parent’s 50th anniversary present. I appreciate your patience while planning and taking my family’s portraits. You were well-prepared and flexible to capture 12 people in a tight on-location space! You certainly knew how to relate to all the different ages and make them feel comfortable. The smiles are worth it!

You impress me everytime you do our Girl Scout Father-Daughter Dance portraits. You make sure to creatively incorporate the theme into your order sheets and background. Your rates are reasonable and well worth it. You are professional and take time with each group to make them feel comfortable and special – and yet still make sure all the groups get done. Your attention to detail makes everyone look amazing! You’re an inspiration to the girls as you demonstrate courage, confidence and character.

Thanks for the honor to brag on you.”

...first time I've ever had fun getting photographed.
  • John Mathews

“The pictures came out GREAT and you guys were really great to work with. That was honestly the first time I’ve ever had fun getting photographed.”

...relaxing and fun experience
  • Tracy Williamson

“Shawna has provided our family with amazing photographs that will be cherished a life time. She is a talented photographer who creates a relaxing and fun experience during each session. We greatly appreciate her knowledge and expertise in choosing locations and capturing our moments. We would highly recommend Shawna.”

She knows who she is as a photographer...
  • Christina Cappon

“You could argue that I am partial to my Aunt’s photography, but I could argue that I am one of the most qualified to give my opinion. Shawna has captured most every important event of my teenage and now adult life. She photographed my senior pictures, my wedding, my first born’s three month shots and all of our family shots ever since.
I can honestly say that my Aunt’s talent and skills (which were sharp from the very beginning) have grown over these many years. She has much experience under her belt. She has also remained very true to her classic style despite the fads that have waved in and out of the field. She knows who she is as a photographer and that gives me great confidence in what I can expect from her.
If I had to pick only two things that I really appreciated from my Aunt as a photographer it would be her perfectionism and her patience. Shawna is the pickiest person I know. She takes pride in her work and nothing less than the best will do. I know that the photos I receive from Point of View Photography will consistently be high quality.
It is surprising that this need for perfection would be accompanied with patience, but it is. Shawna can be extremely flexible. I remember when my second born was receiving her three month pictures and “conveniently” decided to throw a colic fit that lasted a few hours. After spending much time trying to calm her down with feedings, changes, and more, rather than suggest a reschedule, Shawna encouraged our shoot outside where we could walk around and bounce our troublesome little girl. Since then our family has grown from four to six. My husband and I recently took our four daughters to be photographed together with Shawna and it was no small task. It is extremely difficult to get six people to look as a camera let alone sit straight and smile, especially when one of them is only seven months old. Shawna showed great patience and determination. As a result we have some amazing photos that will hold dear memories for years to come.
I would and have recommend my Aunt as a photographer to anyone for any occasion. She has a terrific and wide portfolio to investigate if you are still skeptical about my familial partiality. Once you view her work for yourself, I know that you will agree with me when I say that she is a terrific and talented photographer!”

Shawna has a beautiful gift and creative eye...
  • The Williams Family

“Shawna has a beautiful gift and creative eye for the subjects of her camera lens. Which is why we trusted Shawna’s Point of View with Christopher’s senior pictures. During his two sessions, Shawna went over and above to get the shots that handsomely captured this season of Christopher’s life with great taste and fun! We love to share our collection of his senior pictures, and we look forward to our next opportunity to work with Shawna and her Point of View!”

Shawna is a pleasure to work with...
  • Sandi Morningstar

I am really pleased with my pictures; I had a studio picture taken for my business card and website and outdoor pictures taken to use for other advertising. The main objective was to get a sun set in the back ground with me on the pier and she did that and more, they turned out great. Shawna is a pleasure to deal with and she really worked hard to get different poses and looks.

...she took the time
  • Theresa Johnson

“Shawna did such an amazing job on my son’s senior pictures. She made the photo sitting fun and eventful for us and she truly captured Patrick’s exact personality in his pictures. Even after the pictures were done, she took the time to go over every picture so we could pick the best pictures that represented him as a senior.”

...great memories that will be treasured always!
  • Tracy Elders

We not only received unique, quality photos, but our experience during the photo shoot was a blast. Point of View Photography captured some great memories that will be treasured always!

Shawna made it look easy...
  • Amy Byrd

“Shawna was able to pull together some much needed family photos when we scheduled a family vacation in Muskegon. With family gathering from 3 states, she worked with our schedule to coordinate an easy evening on the beach. She was able to use several different, easily accessible settings and we ended up with a large variety to choose from. Shawna made it look easy to interact with many different personalities , I appreciated her patience. She even coordinated a beautiful sunset over Lake Michigan. Thank you!”



...the photos turned out better than I ever could have expected.
  • Elizabeth Crane

When my husband and I contacted Shawna to take photos, we had really specific needs and a short time schedule. Shawna was very professional and detailed in her approach to planning and implementing our photo session. Shawna was prompt and helpful in her communication with us both before and after the photo shoot. Most importantly, the photos turned out better than I ever could have expected. Shawna made us feel very comfortable right away and as a result she really captured our natural personalities in the pictures. We will certainly have Shawna take our family photographs in the future and would recommend her to our friends.

Shawna went the extra mile......
  • Joe Valen

Shawna brought a plan, energy and creativity to our outdoor maternity session. My wife and I are from Wisconsin and unfamiliar with the area, but Shawna went the extra mile to find us beautiful locations to shoot at. Doing a photo shoot is slightly intimidating, but Shawna made us comfortable and had us smiling in no time. During the shoot, she was energetic and always trying to improve angles, lighting and more importantly creativity. I think she even liked our dog! We are extremely happy with the quality of our photo’s and the value of our session. I confidently recommend Shawna for anybody looking to turn an ordinary portrait into an extraordinary photo session!