Our wedding took place on July 7th and from that day on Shannon Harthen became an honorary member of the family. Not only did she document every aspect of our wedding day, she did it in a discreet and loving way. Her eye for detail is extraordinary.
We were pleasantly surprised by many of the proofs that included details that were important only to us...yet somehow Shannon knew to capture them. Handwritten notes on the altar, gifts displayed on the dining room table, the place card with my new name on it. Unlike traditional posed wedding portraits, Shannon's photos don't just document who was there, they also document the feelings and emotions. My husband and I have four teenage children between us, and the photos Shannon captured of them are priceless to us. Because of the children, we asked Shannon if we could forgo the engagement session and do a family session instead...after the wedding.
She was very flexible, and suggested we include the dogs too. No wonder we love her!
I have recommended Harthen Studios to many people and will continue to do so. I have never been so relaxed being photographed, and never enjoyed the outcome so much. Our wedding photos were beyond our expectations.
Ara and Leah Gevorkian