"Shanti is the absolute best! I hired Shanti to help me with the photos for my website. I have always been extremely camera shy and consider myself not to be very photogenic. She was incredibly professional and made me feel comfortable and relaxed during our photo shoot. I really loved the portraits she produced for me, and felt she accurately portrayed my office setting for my website. You can always tell when someone has the gift of seeing the perfect shot and she really does. I truly believe that Shanti could take an award winning photograph with a disposable camera!"
~ JEANNIE HICKS, LAC
"I have been shooting with Shanti and Vanityfire Photography for nearly 16 years now. She has documented virtually every important event in my life, and most of the fun stuff in between. Doing a shoot with Shanti is something I look forward to; we just get together and play and see what we come up with. We laugh a lot. We get silly. Somehow in it all, magic ensues. Her candid photos are a work of art, as are her planned portraits. Shanti is half photo-geek, half ethereal artist. It works."
~ CHRISTINE SCHIELE
"Don't hire Shanti if you want a middle-of-the-road, corporate headshot. If you want photos that reflect your depths and complexities and the heart of your heart, call her. She helped me feel safe, heard, and fully supported. In addition to her soulfulness, she was prompt, highly flexible, easygoing, and a clear communicator. Working with Shanti was a joy!"
"When Shanti photographed me for my new website launch, her profound understanding of me helped her create a variety of portraits that perfectly supported my brand. She spent a lot of time with me, photographing me in several locations, making sure to capture different sides of my personality. I felt doted on, nurtured, and she nailed the essence of who I am! I have happily used the images for 2 years on my website and promotional materials, and have gotten tons of positive feedback about how beautiful, classic, fun, and professional the images are. As a Creative Life and Business Coach, it is important that potential clients can get a feeling about me from my headshots, and Shanti did an outstanding job with this."
"I knew I wanted to have Shanti take photos of the group throughout the retreat and also have her do individual portraits of each woman on the last day as a gift for them to remember how radiant and glowing they were by the end of the retreat - but I had NO IDEA what a brilliant idea that was until I saw the finished product. First of all, Shanti has an amazing gift for capturing the emotion, intensity, and beauty of each moment during a retreat. That makes it so easy for me to create marketing materials that express exactly what the retreat is like (which is practically impossible to do with just words). Secondly, women literally gasped when they saw themselves in Shanti's portraits. She literally captured the glow of their true essence, and for many of them it was the first time they could see their own beauty. It was the best 'retreat gift' I could have given them."
"Shanti is a great photographer. I love the work she did in my store. She highlighted my best features, and took gorgeous photos of my store. I use them all the time. I definitely recommend her work."
"Shanti brought pure joy into the photo shoot. In the beginning, I was nervous and not sure what to expect, and she quickly put me at ease and created a fun atmosphere. When the photos arrived, Shanti exceeded all expectations that I had! If you are searching for a professional, look no further."
~ JODI FROEHLICH
"What a pleasure it was to work with Shanti! She is very creative and has a strong work ethic. All of our clients loved working with her and loved her professional results. Shanti is reliable, fun, and a great communicator. Her work shows her inventiveness and thoughtfulness. I can't recommend her enough!!"
~ PANSY FLICK
"Shanti Matulewski mixes professionalism with a strong aesthetic eye. She creates a relaxed atmosphere that brings out the best in her subjects. I have had the pleasure of working with Shanti over the past six years and highly recommend her."
~ BUNNY WATTS
"I have always been camera shy. Shanti showed me how to relax, and she took the best head shot photos of me ever. I use them in business. I was amazed at what she did with me as a subject. I recommend her without reservation."
~ DR. DEBORAH WALTERS
"I really got to know Shanti when I saw the photos she took of our team at a large event. I was amazed as I looked through the photographs! Shot after shot, she was able to capture excitement and real emotion on the faces of her subjects. The essence of what I experienced those few days was so accurately depicted in her photos. She is more than a skilled photographer, she is a sensitive artist."
~ ROSEMARY MORRIS