From My Clients

A note from Shirley:  It is very important to me that I provide a product to my clients that they not only like but even more, a product that they love and cherish for years to come.  I am grateful to work with people who cherish their loved ones and value every moment together.  I feel like know them well: their expressions, their personalities, their smiles, what and whom they love.   

Here are some comments from my clients:



   I wanted to take some time to thank you for all of your hard work that went into photographing Tashara and I’s wedding.  I have been photographing weddings for about 3 years now and I know how much work and pressure is involved.  As a photographer myself I wanted someone who was as dedicated as I am to capturing the moment (s) from the start of the day to the very end.  I reviewed your portfolio before making the decision to go with you as our photographer.  You can tell you are very dedicated to your craft.  You also do not lack in creativity I may go back and “borrow” some of your ideas… Thank you again you really captured our special day perfectly.  We will cherish the photos you made for us for many years to come.

Thank You 

Jason Hernandez

Thank you again for the beautiful job you did with katie and joels wedding. You really made that whole experience so wonderful and you were such a big part of it all.Your patience and presence were very appreciated!!! Both Troy and I totally enjoyed you! I love the pictures!!! Anyway, I will be choosing some pictures soon. Thank you for contributing to a very special day! *LE

When it came time to choose a photographer for my son's Senior portraits, the choice was a no-brainer.  I have seen  Shirley Cohen's work throughout the years and she never ceases to amaze me. I am impressed with her talent and eye for detail. 

Our sometimes-camera-shy 17 year old had a great time on the photoshoot and never complained once. (And as any parent of a teenager can attest to, that in itself is a miracle. ha ha) She involved him in the process and kept him engaged.  We had quite the adventure. Life threw us a few curve balls along the way, but Shirley just rolled with the punches and kept smiling.  Our son was at ease and had fun helping her find just the right backdrops and props.
It is important to have a photographer that connects with their subject and puts them at ease. Shirley does just that.  She has such a way with people, she is very patient and instantly connects with them.  She genuinely loves what she does and it shows in the results she achieves. If you have any doubts, just look at her work. Look into the eyes of her subjects, you can see that they are at ease.  
Our son's Senior photos came out wonderfuI.  We highly recommend Shirley Cohen Photography to anyone looking for a great photographer.  You will NOT be disappointed.  We have received so many complements on our son's photos.  She is our go-to photographer!  Thanks Shirley!!!
Ronda & Daryll

We had Shirley Cohen Photography take my senior pictures and the photographer was patient and friendly. She took the time needed to capture quality photographs. The pictures came out well and we will have them to look at for many years to come.

Michael B. 

Shirley was a jewel of a person to work with. Weddings can be difficult to coordinate, but Shirley took the pictures at my daughter's wedding and I was really impressed with her patience, kindness and how much fun she was to work with under all that pressure! She truly was a large part of what made that day special for me. I would highly recommend her. She is a true professional. Our pictures were gorgeous and will be a treasure for years to come. Shirley went out of her way to capture the setting and the essence of people in every single shot. 

A million thanks, Lynn Ely

1.  Why did you choose Shirley Cohen Photography?

when you choose someone to take pictures you want some one who you know is going to care because you only get one chance Shirley exceeds in that category.

2.  What kind of photo session was it (i.e. wedding, family, etc)?   

Wedding and engagement

3.  How was it to work with Shirley Cohen Photography?  

It was amazing always professional does research to always stay up to date with best poses and scenes and highly efficient never wasting time 

4.  Were you happy with the results?  

I was and still am beyond satisfied with the results nothing in the world could make me change

5.  Would you recommend her and why?  

Yes because there's nothing more money can buy you she has the equipment has the experience and the technique going any where else would just be paying for a big name or company not worth it she is the future.


Shirley is a perfect photographer to work with for kids and teens, she is funny and fun loving, patient and asks what the kids think about the pose.  the photo shoot far exceeded my expectataions and the finished products were fabulous!!!  I highly recommend Shirley, you will not be disappointed! She truly cares that you get the photos you will always cherish!   YOU ARE THE BEST!! - Love karen!

Karen Allen, Grass Valley CA

Thank you so much Shirley! The pictures are beautiful, so colorful!! You are so good at really capturing the moment! I am telling everyone where they can order prints and I know a lot are planning too :) 

Katie Ely (Bride)