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ravs-2I love Eye Sugar! Shalla and Megan are a pleasure to work with. They are professional, but warm. Shalla definitely gets what your wedding vision will be. We have only done our wedding engagement photos with her so far, but we were so pleased with the final product. I am extremely excited about having Eye Sugar capture our wedding day. Shalla is amazing! My fiancé hates having his picture taken. She put him at ease and kept him laughing. She also got him to smile in almost every photo, which is quite a task. I plan on using Eye Sugar for all my future photography needs. – Kelly

Words cannot express the gratitude I have for the two of you!!! You both are perfect models for how to have great relationships between photographer and clients. My husband, who hates getting his picture taken, felt very relaxed with Shalla on our anniversary shoot. My parents felt the same about how easy it was to have family portraits taken and Shalla was able to capture the relationship I have with my parents during the Mother’s Day shoot! Megan and Shalla, I have to personally thank you for making the birthday boudoir session a hit. You answered every tiny question any of my girls and I had without us feeling silly for asking!! Shalla, the level of professionalism you showed during our sessions made everyone feel relaxed and comfortable when they weren’t totally comfortable in their own skin! Every single one of us said that we will do this again someday. So thank you from the bottom of my heart!!!  Derek and I received the accordion and prints and we are thrilled and couldn’t be happier with the final products. Worth every penny for the quality! I cannot wait for Monday to come so I can hang the group photo from my 30th birthday in my office!!! You both are amazing!!! Thank you again!!!  – Tara

Just wanted to send a note of thanks over to you both over there at Eye Sugar! I really appreciated the effort, attention and determination that you gave/showed to my kiddos this afternoon. I know better than anyone how crazy it is to try to do anything with all 3 of my kids all at once, and you both took it in stride as you accommodated the crazy into your day! So thank you, and I can’t wait to see the pictures!  -Allison

We have been going to Eye Sugar since the birth of our first son in 2010 – and haven’t looked elsewhere since!! Shayla is so insanely talented! Not only her photography but her use of Sets in the Studio, just knowing the perfect locations, and the having the eye for design (spatial, graphic, re-touching, etc.)  You will NOT be disappointed when you go to Eye Sugar – she nails it every time!  – Casey

They made me feel so beautiful and comfortable the whole time! My sneak peak senior picture came out beautifully and I can’t wait to see the rest of them!  – Sophie

Truly amazing team, photography, and overall experience! – Jessica

My father was a professional photographer and I can not recall a time where so many of the shots taken were breathtaking before a single touch up was performed. Eye Sugar is an exceptional value!  – David

Always professional and Shalla’s ability to capture “the moments”, simply amazing!!! – Mary Beth

Just wanted to drop you (and Shalla) a note to say THANK YOU a million times for yesterday.  I was SO NERVOUS leading up to the appointment, more nauseous by the hour, but you both made me feel incredibly comfortable and at ease…something I never thought possible with limited clothing on and with complete strangers. I’m sure you’ve heard it many times before, but you are both really wonderful and talented with what you do – made the whole experience that much more enjoyable and worth every penny!  – Amanda
The pictures came today. They look great!! It was a pleasure working with you and Shalla. I really appreciate all the emails and for everything going so smoothly and fast. I left messages with at least 6 other photographers and you’re the only one that called me back. I don’t know what we would have done if you didn’t, thank you! – Emily

Received the pictures today! I cannot express enough how amazing our entire experience was and how perfect these pictures are!! Thank you again for everything and we will definitely be back!  – Sidney

Our most recent session—there have been 15+ in the last five years—was for family photos, and once again ESP over-delivered. The sets were flawless, the time spent at the studio was enjoyable, and the photos we chose to order from the many proofs came back perfectly edited. From our engagement to now our first photos as a “family of three,” we couldn’t be more pleased to have chosen ESP to capture all of our biggest life-moments.  – Jenna

We have be coming to Shalla at Eye Sugar Photography for at least the last four years. She has photographed my 3 daughters on dozens of occasions. With some of the sessions I have come in knowing what I’m looking for (e.g., single photos, group photos, newborn photos, which sets/backgrounds I want) but more often than not, I release my girls to the hands of Shalla, Megan, and Lydia for them to work their magic. This dynamic team makes for a seamless session starting with their excited arrivals & greetings, getting the girls settled and comfortable, styling (YES, Shalla has the MOST AMAZING hair pretties, tutus, hats, jewels, accessories for girls and boys!) to the actual photo session. My girls are spread out in age (16, 7, and 3) so there is always one who is a little more challenging to get that perfect photo. Shalla and her ladies pull out all the stops and somehow always capture the most beautiful moments. I have always gotten the most amazing individual and group photos, however, some of my most favorite photos are those showing the more serious side/personalities that come out in the moment. Getting photos done with children and whole families can be stressful and overwhelming but Shalla and her team always make it so much fun. My girls are constantly asking to go play at Shalla’s studio. They love it there! The environment is like no other studio I’ve ever been to (indoors or outdoors) and the sets they create are just amazing. Shalla and her team are very talented and truly love what they do and it comes through in their work. The online ordering process is easy and convenient too…and Megan and Lydia do a fantastic job walking you through the process. I really can’t say enough great things about Eye Sugar Photography…other than I need to book another session soon!  – Stephanie

We have had the pleasure of working with Shalla and ESP for over 6 years. We first met Shalla when I was pregnant with my oldest. I was looking for the infamous “belly-pics”. When you are pregnant, you generally don’t want to look at yourself, never mind allow someone you don’t know to look at you. From the moment we walked into the studio, she was so warm and welcoming. We felt comfortable instantly (a major relief for my husband who was dreading the whole process). The maternity shoot was a huge success and the photos were gorgeous.  Since that first maternity shoot, we have been blessed to have Shalla photograph many family moments including the birth of both of our baby girls. She captured such raw emotion, from the pain, to the love and laughter, and the sheer joy of us seeing both of our babies for the very first time. A priceless and irreplaceable gift that my husband and I will forever be grateful for.  The bottom line is, choosing to have your memories captured by a professional is an investment. The service, skill, quality, value and level of comfort you receive when working with the Eye Sugar team is unmatched every step of the way! We look forward to each and every session we have. Choosing Eye Sugar is a decision you will not regret!
To Shalla, Megan, and the Eye Sugar team – Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!  – Beth

I am head over heels in love with ESP! We have used their services for our engagement, boudoir, maternity and newborn photo shoots. Each time Shalla and her team has gone above and beyond to ensure our experience is the best. For our engagement shoot, Shalla met us on location and had great ideas and really listened to who we are to capture our personalities in each setting. For my boudoir shoot, I felt extremely sexy and all my insecurities vanished as I was given compliment after compliment. Even more so, my maternity shoot followed the same pattern. I felt beyond beautiful and never ashamed of any part of my body. For the newborn shoot, our little one was less than cooperative and really struggled to fall asleep. Shalla was super patient, stopping whenever my baby woke up so I could provide yet another feeding to help lull her into a deep sleep. Megan is fantastic as well and really helped me decide on the print packages. Especially with the newborn pictures, it was really hard to say no to any of them. She masterfully navigated the hundred and fifty something shots until we had it narrowed down to 45 final images.  Aside from the professionalism, the quality of prints are exceptional as well. Definitely worth the money spent as these memories will last forever. We have a canvas, storyboard and prints from the engagement shoot, a gorgeous photo wrap boudoir book, beautiful prints from the maternity and the deluxe newborn package which included everything from birth announcements to digital rights to a photo box, photo wrap book, canvas and more!  Next month we are going back for our little one’s 3 month photo shoot and will also be doing 6 month, 9 month and 1 year shoots. For baby number 2, we’ll do it all over again. We will only use Eye Sugar Photography for any of our photography needs!  – Ashley