testimonials from portrait and mentoring sessions

lifestyle portrait and engagement session reviews:


Sally is amazing! We did a 2 hour couple's session and the pictures came out *amazing* Getting pictures taken can be a little uncomfortable, but Sally made both of us feel super comfortable. We did a photo session at her beautiful home in Woodstock where there is a mixture of gardens, a woodlandy area, a place that looks like a field in pictures, and a pond. She is very detail oriented and it's clear that she has years of experience. Highly recommended!Hi Sally,

We got the engagement pictures! They are absolutely wonderful and we are so happy with the amazing job you did! We were surprised by how many of the pictures turned out great and we love your editing effects on them. Thank you so much for all the time and effort you and your assistant put in to them and we cannot wait to see the amazing work you will do at the wedding!

Thanks again!

Jessica B


       I am absolutely in love with the photos you took! There are so many great and funny ones... Ryan's faces are priceless. Thank you so much for the amazing time we had on our shoot. I'll let you know ASAP which pictures I want to put in the book. Thanks again, Stacey K" (engagement session)

"Wow!!! All I can say is wow!! They are ALL beautiful and we had such a lovely time going through them! I love your work! You are an amazing person with a gift! I can't even begin to tell you how much I love them! :D THANK YOU!!!!Kindly with Love and respect, Angie C" (senior session)

Sally is amazingly talented in multi media and creates magnificent art/photography. She is sincere, TRUSTWORTHY, and dedicated to a client's needs (no matter how complicated) and knows how to deliver professional results in a confidential and timely manner. Special occasion photography is a gift that is truly lasting and her ability to capture horse, scenery, dog portraits as well as personal photography is spectacular. Hire her if you get a chance!  RM

"We enjoyed the photo shoot so much! You captured our family life so amazingly in every single picture! You are a true artist! Makenzie is enjoying every moment of her photographic journey. Thank you so much for making every single picture perfect!"....Fawnda, Dennie, Colton, Makenzie, Abigail and Shamrock.

"Sally, my pictures were awesome and they looked like an editorial out of Vogue or Elle....just what I was hoping for and even more. Thank you, so much".... Sophie W

....."(Sally) you have managed to take the best portraits Ken and I have ever had taken, I LOVE THEM and cannot wait to give the large metal one to my parents for Christmas. You really have a talent  and the session was a ton of fun....even Ken liked it!"......Martha M

"We have had pictures of Michael taken every year on his birthday and yours have been the best yet. They are truly beautiful, unique and of the highest quality, I can't thank you enough! The ones with the dogs were also beautiful and I think we will book you again for our summer family reunion. I hate to say this, but you should put your prices up!......." Linda S

"I was blown away when I saw my proofs on line, they were beautiful and very artistic. I am going to purchase the CD and also would like one of the books...... I just can't tell you how happy I am with them, you did a fantastic job. Thank you."......Kate M

private tuition and workshop reviews:

The masterpiece session was amazing and I cannot tell you how much Marc and I enjoyed it. We have had professional portraits done on a regular basis but have never felt so relaxed or had so much fun in the past. The viewing session was also a wonderful touch and you are a gracious hostess, but the final portraits were even beyond all expectations. We absolutely love them and have had so many compliments. I am sure you will be hearing from our friends soon!"......Jean F

"Following the Masters was brilliant! I cannot thank you enough for introducing me to so many famous photographers and helping me appreciate and understand their work. I learned so much from those sessions and my own photography has improved by leaps and bounds! Thank you, thank you thank you!"...Mary Anne G

"I can't believe how much I learned about my camera in such a short time and I am so excited about our trip this winter to take advantage of all the travel and nature tips you gave me.".. Chris L

"I loved our class on close up and nature photography and want you to come teach my garden club in the spring. Thank you for all your help and patience ....I will be back!"...Rita N

"Sally, you manage to make learning so much fun, the portrait session we had with Lucy was fantastic and I learned to take professional like photographs of her in just two hours. What a fun day! Thank you.".....Nancy R

"Teaching me must have been quite a feat, but you were so patient and fun and I am amazed at all the things my little camera can do. You showed me how to use all the various settings and why to use them. Having you there to show me what to do was a lot easier than trying to read it all out of a manual. When I get my new camera, we can do it all over again!"......Lana N

student evaluations from the creative portrait photography classes I taught at ILEAD through Dartmouth College:

"Sally is an excellent teacher and put in a great deal of time to make this (portrait photography) a wonderful class. I can't wait to take her next class!"

"Wonderful, fun, great knowledge and very effective teaching!"

"Sally is a great photography instructor. She combines enthusiasm, respect for each student and expertise. Please have her teach a series of art photography classes."

"Sally's enthusiasm and amazing critiques of our work each week were great! Let's do it again!"

"Sally was extremely generous with her time, helping individual class members with technical questions regarding their cameras and she also gave great assistance and expertise outside of class. This was an excellent course, I just wish it could have lasted longer."

"Sally was always well prepared and had us submit our work to be put in a slide show for the next class. The critiques were invaluable!"

"Sally has extended herself far beyond what was expected. She also opened her home to those who needed extra help, stayed after class, or would meet before class and she found ways to give everyone individual attention. I look forward to her next class in the spring!"