• ld

    Hi Susan,

    Thank you for Friday’s shoot. It was immensely challenging physically and mentally, but I understand why it needed to be that way. I learned a lot. It was beautiful to watch you work behind the camera. Looking forward to seeing the photos.

    Aloha,
    L D

  • ib

    Hi Susan,

    I hope this email finds you well!
    I am writing you to because I truly respect and admire your work and I wanted to thank you for your patience during the shoot.

    Also… I wanted to wish you and Tom Merry Christmas!
    Enjoy this wonderful holidays (:

    Sincerely,
    I B

  • mt

    Hi guys,

    Happy New Year! Hope you’re having a good start of the year and week.
    After a long process of selection here are the first two I want to have edited. I know it takes more time to edit more than one so whichever you edit first I could start working with.
    Once again, thank you tons for these lovely results!
    Best,

    MT

  • MS

    Hey Susan,

    The photos are really great!
    You should be contacted by a collegue of mine shortly about a session.
    She loved the work you did for me.
    Her name is T. T.
    Very wonderful and professional.

    Cheers!

    MS

  • HH

    Hi Susan and Tom,

    Hope you are both well. I’d like to go with these 3 images from this contact sheet.
    #15A, #20A and #22A. I’ve been dealing with a shortlist of 5 for some days now and friends, family, industry and non industry people alike have been singing your praises! Just stunning pictures, I’m thrilled!!! You’ve done an amazing job!
    Thank you!!

    Speak soon.

    H H

  • bh

    Hi Susan!

    Thank you so much for the contact sheets! I’m so thrilled with them- they are absolutely beautiful and I am looking through them carefully to choose two shots to be retouched. Also thank you for marking them- really helpful in making my decision!
    Thank you and Tom again for all your patience and hard work at the shoot. I feel so grateful already to have these pictures!

    BH

  • v 6/23/17

    Hi Susan,

    Thanks so much for these beautiful pictures. My manager was really happy with them, and I think they are STUNNING. Literally every single picture on Roll 5 was amazing. :-)

    Attached is my order form and the proof sheets with the 3 pictures circled in red.

    Let me know if there’s anything else you need from me!

    Thanks,
    V

  • L 6/23/17

    Hi Susan!

    These are sensational! Thank you so much! I have so much to choose from and work with, I am very grateful!

    Are the x’s on the photos your favorites?

    Talk to you soon :)
    L.

  • TJ 6/23/17

    Hi Susan,

    I hope you are well.

    I used my new headshot for the first time. Guest what?… I got the part. I’ll be playing Clitander in David Ives’s The School for Lies at The Artistic Home Theatre in Chicago.

    TJ

  • A.E.T 6/23/17

    on facebook

    A.E.T. added 2 new photos — feeling excited
    This girl is ready to rock thanks to Susan Shacter !! Thank you for your talent
    Fun Fact: These new head shots got me the agent & an audition of my dreams!

  • CP 6/23/17

    on facebook
    Headshots courtesy of Susan Shacter. So excited about these! She is incredible and made the entire process creative and fun!! So thrilled about how these turned out
    CP
    Thank you Susan! I am so incredibly happy with these!! Loved working with you 😘 😘 😘
    CP

  • H.S.

    Susan,
    I just wanted to thank you for your dedication and hard work in my headshot session the other day. It wasn’t easy, but I am so grateful for your patience and passion to get the best picture possible.
    H.S.

  • M.R. 2

    Hi Susan!

    I hope all is going well. Thank you so much for these contact sheets! I was away doing a show and then got married. Just got back into town this week. It was so wonderful working with you and Tom! The pictures are fantastic! You’re a genius! I am thrilled with them. Thank you for your attention to detail and dedication! It was such a pleasure working with you!

    Quick question. Thank you for going through the photos and marking your favorites with an x! It’s much appreciated. Quick question. I see that on some of the photos there are four x’s marked indicating the photo and on other photos there is one x indicating the photo. I wanted to see if the amount of x’s indicated if you liked one photo more then another.

    Thanks Susan! Amazing work! Thank you! Talk soon!

    M.

  • d.a.

    Susan! Thank you so much, I don’t know how you do it! I’ve never had a picture taken like this before. I’m on the film shoot so I can’t choose yet but I’ve downloaded the images, I’m going to pick at least 5 images as finals and have your studio do the retouching on them. I will pick them before the first week of November.
    Your artistry, it’s on another level, it’s so rare. I love the use of light and the picture you paint.
    Thank you and I hope we can work again someday, looking forward to seeing you soon at the studio again for the final images etc xxxx I feel so relieved that finally I have a headshot I’d like to use for send outs! I seriously thought it would never happen. Have a great week and thank you so much.
    d.a.

  • C.R.S

    Hi Susan!

    This headshot is truly amazing and I couldn’t love it more.
    Could you please send this to reproductions?
    Thank you so much I am so thrilled with how they all turned out,
    C.R.S

  • S.H.

    I just wanted to tell you how happy I am with all of the headshots. It was incredibly hard to chose and for the first time ever, I actually feel like I not only look like myself in a headshot, but my BEST self.

    The experience was at times challenging and demanding and I wanted to thank you for supporting and pushing me through the whole process–I learned a lot about pushing through and I am extremely grateful for your determination and care for detail. The shots are truly the best I’ve ever taken. I owe many thanks to you.
    S.H.

  • C. L. A. 2

    Dear Susan,

    I wanted to send you a note, letting you know how much a truly appreciate all of the time, attention to detail, artistry, determination, and dedication you brought my photoshoot.

    My headshot session last week was truly a new experience, and challenged me more than I had anticipated.

    I am incredibly thankful.

    While there were moments that were difficult… I’ve never felt so taken care of. I’ve never had a photographer pay so much attention to detail. I’ve never had someone care about the outcome so much. I’ve never had someone look so closely at me, that they knew I needed to move my iris to the left just an inch. And that’s exactly why I came to you. During one of our breaks, I was looking at your fridge at a small poster outlined with headshots you’ve taken…I thought… “wow, just gorgeous. Natural and engaging.” Your work is phenomenal. And although I haven’t seen my images yet, and while I unintentionally moved at times when I was trying so hard to stay still… I want you to know that I had complete trust in you during our shoot. Your attention to detail is something I respect and appreciate so much.

    Thank you for taking care of me. Thank you for shooting until midnight even though we were both tired. Thank you for caring more about the quality of my headshot than any other photographer I’ve ever worked with. I appreciate you and our time together. It challenged me, and taught me a lot about myself…and now that a week has gone by, I can look at the experience with more clarity and gratitude. Many thanks to your assistant and make-up artist as well.

    I’m really looking forward to seeing the images.

    Again, thank you.

    Best,

    C. L. A.

  • C.L.A.

    Susan!

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE THEM!

    Thank you so much, Susan! Your work is stunning! I’m trying to narrow it down, but I’m having a hard time because there are so many great shots that could work. I’m thrilled!
    Again, thank you so much. I’m really pleased with all of my options and I so appreciate your help all along the way.

    Best and Happy New Year,

    C.L.A.

  • H.C.

    Hi Susan,

    I just wanted to reach out and thank you again for the photo. You were right about which picture to choose. At first, I was intimidated and uncertain about it, I admit. Maybe I didn’t believe myself to be as strong as it shows. But now, it feels like the perfect image to represent where I am at, and the beauty in that strength.
    So thank you!

    All the best,
    H.C.

  • d.a.

    Susan! Thank you so much, I don’t know how you do it! I’ve never had a picture taken like this before. I’m on the film shoot so I can’t choose yet but I’ve downloaded the images, I’m going to pick at least 5 images as finals and have your studio do the retouching on them. I will pick them before the first week of November.
    Your artistry, it’s on another level, it’s so rare. I love the use of light and the picture you paint. 
    Thank you and I hope we can work again someday, looking forward to seeing you soon at the studio again for the final images etc xxxx I feel so relieved that finally I have a headshot I’d like to use for send outs! I seriously thought it would never happen. Have a great week and thank you so much.
    D.A.

  • zc

    Wow, thank you so much. These are stunning.

    Sending over to my manager, and we will get back to you about our top pics. Thank you again!!!

    Best,

    Z. C.

  • DP

    Hi Susan,

    These are AHMAZING! You are a genius. I am once again awestruck by your talent! I’m assuming the more x’s the more you like the photo. I wish you’d just pick one. Haha

    This is going to be very difficult.

    Thank you so much,
    D.P.

  • 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

    Susan!
    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!
    H.F.

  • lr

    Needless to say, this is long overdue, but here is a copy of my headshot. What do you think? I hope you approve. Please let me know if something isn’t right.
    Obviously, this is the best headshot I’ve ever had by far and I can’t thank you enough.
    I also thoroughly enjoyed meeting you and talking with you.
    Thank you so much for everything!
    L. R.

  • 12-2014 AM

    SUSAN!!!!!
    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,
    A.M.

  • wc

    thank you SO much !

    i LOVE it! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

    Wow; you did an amazing job! ! !

    thanks so much.

    W. C.

  • 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,
    N.C.

  • 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.
    H.F.

  • 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,
    I.M.

  • 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!  :)
    A.H.

  • 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!
    L.B.

  • 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.
    V.H.

  • 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.

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