12-2014 EB

Dear Susan,
I picked up my contact sheets yesterday from Tom, and spent hours going through them, cropping out the ones to send along to my manager, and trying to narrow it down.

I can’t tell you how grateful I am. 

Sitting for you felt like going to war under a kind, firm, and quiet-voiced major general. And I had no idea how these would turn out.

I’m bewildered. Somehow you’ve managed to make my outsides look like my insides.

How did you do that? I’m baffled.

Thank you so much for helping me see my own particular beauty.

I hope you know what a gift you have, and how much it means to a duckling like me.

Tom said to get you my choices for retouching after New Years, and so I will.

I hope you and your honey have a wonderful holiday.

Thank you again so very much.

Big hug,
E. B.

6/2015 AE

I am beyond thrilled with these shots!! I truly believe you have some sort of Magic power to make anyone look good and bring out a depth in someone’s expression! I’m showing my agent on Friday! Thank you so much! Looking forward to the next step! ??

My best,
A. E.

12-2014 HF

Hey Susan,
I LOVE the photos from our session. I’m so, so, so glad to have made the trip and scheduled to shoot with you. They’re exactly what I wanted.

Thanks again for everything.

I’m thrilled!

12-2014 AM

I AM SO IN LOVE WITH MY SHOTS!!!! Thank you so much for doing such a wonderful job, I have loved your pieces for so long and I am so happy that I now have my own. Looking through them today, would love to call you sometime next week to go over some choices.

Thanks so much!

All the best,

12-2014 NC

Dear Susan,
Thank you so much for these headshots– they are unbelievable and it has been SO hard even to choose the top five!

Thanks so much again,

12-2014 HF

Hi, Susan-
I have been on a high all night last night and all day today after our time together. I can’t thank you enough for all of your generosity from the moment I met you. I have never felt more taken care of in my entire life, both artistic and private. Your commitment to getting the best out of me and the best out of you is a testament to your craft, your talent, and your integrity as a person and as an artist. I am so grateful to have met you and more importantly to now add you to my artistic team for a very long time to come. Before you break out into hives with the consideration of that thought, please know I will sort out my wandering eyes and challenged ability to take direction while in precision poses. I will conquer both.

You made me feel incredibly special, and I will always cherish our time spent together yesterday.

You are a gift to us all.

12-2014 IM

Hi Susan,
Wow the images look amazing.

Thank you so much again for such a great experience and such great results. I look pretty great in all the pictures, but enough like myself that it won’t be awkward for me to submit these pictures and then show up in person.

So I narrowed it down to my top 3 pictures and I think I just want all of them, because they are all really different looks and would work for different things.

Thank you so much,

12-2014 Anon

Gorgeous!!! I would like to show my agency tomorrow morning before I finalize the retouching if that’s okay? But I love them, especially my eyes!! You are magicians.

12-2014 AH

Hi Susan!
I still can’t believe how amazing Adam’s shots look. I mean, I CAN, but he’s just so excited, and I can’t wait for mine! I know mine will be different, but you’re just so great.

My current headshots are attached.

Thanks!  :)

12-2014 LB

Susan is a true artist and her meticulous attention to detail pays off in such an incredible way. My new headshots are opening up new casting possibilities for me. I am so grateful to Susan for her vision, guidance and artistry throughout the whole process.

Thank you, Susan!

12-2014 VH

On Facebook
I had a really awesome shoot yesterday with Susan Shacter. I am very excited to see the photos!!!!

Thank you Susan for such a fantastic day.

12-2014 CL

On Facebook
I love this picture of you!! Susan Shacter is such an amazing photographer. She captures something of the actor’s soul with grace, artistry, and sensitivity… I loved my shoot with her too, and recommend her whenever I can!! Sending love and good vibes today to you and Susan!!

C. L.

12-2014 CC

On Facebook
“I knew this was the work of Dame Susan Shacter before I even thought about looking for your caption. All the photographers I’ve met with out here are raving over her photos. GUHORGEOUS Miss Jamieson :)


12-2014 SJ

Hi Susan,
Thank you so much for our wonderful session.

I thought the images turned out great.

I had to restrain myself & choose only 6 images

Thanks again! I can’t wait to see the fully realized images!


12-2014 CM

Dear Susan,
Thank you again for all of your hard work! Your talent and skill as an artist is mind-bendingly awesome and beautiful! You captured the real me on film and that is worth it’s weight in gold! Please find attached a copy of the shot in Hi- Res. JPG format.

I look forward to working with you again.

Many, Many, MANY Thanks!!!


12-2014 KLI

I hope you’re having a nice summer. I’m finally making my order!

I am thrilled with the photos.

Every one I asked to help me decide remarked on how top notch they were.

Since there were so many different favorites, it took a while to narrow it down. Today I’m ordering 3, and I will be making a second order for 2 more soon.

Thanks again!

12-2014 SD

Hi Susan,
I’ve chosen three images, can you please give me retouching estimates and I’ll email you my order form? (Selections in red.)

I can also give you a call at a convenient time if that’s better.

Just let me know.

Thanks so much, and I LOVE the photos!

12-2014 NH


I love the photos and I’m having a very difficult time choosing between my two favorites.
I’m excited to see the final image once I’ve chosen.


12-2014 EM

The day after posting my new headshot, I got an audition.
The first thing the director said when I walked in the door was, “I love your picture.”
And to top it all off… I booked it!

Thanks Susan, you’re one in a million.

12-2014 LC

Hey Susan!
Just thought I’d let you know that I’m in the midst of agent interviews and all of them have loved my headshot.

One woman at the Yale showcase said “you were the best and I could tell you were gonna be the best from your headshot.”

So thank you!

12-2014 SH

Hi Susan,
I just received my contact sheets in the mail this afternoon and am overjoyed with the headshots!

They’re exactly what I have always envisioned my headshots to be and more. I can’t thank you enough for making the shoot such a comfortable, fun experience, and for the artistry and care you put into the final product.

I’m still narrowing down my final pick, although my gut seems to be in agreement with the choice you marked with three stars. I will email you my order information either tonight or tomorrow.

Again, thank you so much!

12-2014 VL

Hi Susan.
It’s been a long time since you shot my headshots but everyone loves them and I have booked over 15 commercials since I’ve had them.
But now I need new ones!


12-2014 HR

Dear Susan,
Thank you for your talent, expertise, professionalism and attention to detail on our shoot.

I absolutely love my photos and am excited for them to help me embark on the next phase of my career.


12-2014 GM

Hey Susan,
I want to thank you again for everything yesterday.

You are so generous with your time and I really appreciated both the patience and specificity you showed while giving instructions.

It was very welcoming and I really enjoyed working with you! I am so excited to see the photos.


12-2014 JD

Hey Susan!
J.D. here, how are you?

I am emailing 1. Because my headshots are so wonderful and get me seen for everything, and 2. My fiancé is interested in getting some by you as well.

Can you email me your rate and do you have any availability in early August?

Many Thanks!!!

12-2014 JM

I am obsessed with my photos. When I put them on my computer and looked at each one, I got overwhelmed because I love them all so much I don’t know how I’ll ever choose!

You were so wonderful to work with, thank you for capturing exactly what I wanted and needed.

Have a great week and we’ll be in touch after the holiday!!

12-2014 CL

I can’t thank you enough.

Your photos have been getting me through all sorts of doors.

I signed with CESD for on camera commercial.

Have a recurring principal role on a new series for HBO digitals that was written and directed by Alex Ross Perry. Have worked on a couple fantastic independent films. And I’ve established some solid relationships with some wonderful casting directors.

Also Harry is a gem and has been rocking my haircuts!

Thank you. I’m so proud to be represented so well by your outstanding work.

12-2014 DJ

Thank you for your time and attention on Friday.

I really appreciate you sharing so much time with me — that we were done when we were done, not just because the clock struck 7 pm.

That means a lot to me. And is a special and rare kind of generosity and commitment.

You have such an incredibly discerning eye and mind, and your attention to detail is amazing.

I’m so glad to have my headshots coming from your hands, and I look forward to seeing the images in the New Year!

Happy Holidays.


12-2014 D

Hey Susan,
Hope you’re doing well! I just changed my Facebook profile picture to one of your photos of me and got some ego-boosting replies :)

I also wanted to let you know that my “official” headshot photo — my personal fav of the ones we did — has been a hit with casting directors.

Multiple CDs have said: “It looks like you, you don’t look overly done up, and your eyes.”

Those are pretty much the best three things to hear about an image, I think!

I am so happy with them.

Thank you.

Have a great weekend!


12-2014 AS

Hi Susan!
Here are the final retouched pictures.

They’re absolutely beautiful!

Even more than that, I feel these are the first headshots I’ve ever had that really capture who I am type-wise and as an actor.

I can’t thank you enough for these pictures.

I finally have pictures that are better than anything I could have imagined.

I’m really looking forward to using them.

Thank you again,

12-2014 LR

So many people compliment me on my headshots and I just wanted to say Thank you again.

They are truly works of art and I am so happy I got to work with you!

All the best,

12-2014 M

Thank you again for taking my headshots.

They came out wonderfully, and all look quite beautiful.

Everyone I’ve showed so far LOVES them.

I can’t wait to put them to good use :)

Thanks for making me look like a star! :)