- Testimonials -
"Susan made my very first professional photoshoot feel very comfortable and easy. I immediately trusted that I was in capable hands as she was so accommodating and considerate of what I wanted. She had a great eye and new exactly what locations and positions to shoot. She gave great instructions and took a ton of photos for me to pic from. From her flexibility to her talent, working with Susan was an absolute joy and I will be recommending her to everyone I know who needs photos!" -Shivani Mishra, Project Manager, Acertitude
“Susan brings a magical eye to everything she does. She marries superb technical skills with a keen sense of how to read personalities and moods. As a marketing professional, I would enthusiastically recommend her for everything from headshots to macrcom-sponsored collateral and campaigns. She is deeply professional, timely, and generous and cares deeply for the final result. On a personal level, she’s simply delightful.”– Lara McGowan, Director of Product Management at Microsoft
"It was a pleasure working with you. Really liked your work. Not every photographer has an aesthetic and caring eye.. plus expertise! We will brag about you ....but when you get even busier, please remember us!" - June and Dick Lentz, Lentz & Lentz Coldwell Banker Bain
"Susan was very accommodating and ensured we scheduled a shoot to meet my deadline. She took ample headshots so I had a lot to choose from and took initiative in making sure my background worked well. Her work was exceptional & I look forward to working with her again." -Andrea Langdon
"I was in search of a Seattle actor headshot photographer for my daughter. They are not easy to find and not having used one since I moved to Seattle I was worried! Then I found Susan! I knew right away it was a good fit. She was so responsive and warm in her emails! The day of the shoot could not have gone better. She was attentive to everything and wanted to make sure we got everything we needed. When I saw the finished product I was blown away!! Best headshots my daughter has gotten and she has had many! I highly recommend you give Susan a try for any photography needs you have. You will not be disappointed!" -Kerri Bates
“Susan is the type that you dream of working with. Her energy is amazing and her product is even better. I have nothing but praise for this women and can easily recommend her to anyone. As a photographer she has the knack for bringing out that little extra personality from her subjects. She brings out a comfort level that every photographer could learn from. I can’t wait to hire her again.” – Ben Andrews, producer, director, actor
"I got Susan's name from my NextDoor.com community when I asked for a recommendation for a good photographer to do headshots for my Linkedin account. My neighbors said she was fabulous so I thought I should give her a try. I could not have found a better photographer for this job! She is clearly both talented and experienced. More than that, she is a warm and friendly human being - which is important to me when I am doing business with someone. My pictures were amazing - and this is saying a lot for someone as ridiculously unphotogenic as I am. I am now telling all of my friends to see her."
–Susan K, Educator
"Susan is a delight from start to finish. Her initial emails provided great information, she was helpful as I made the right decisions for my shoot. The day of, we had too much fun finding my true look and playing around in different locations. I got the best phots, Ive ever taken and will definitely go back for more!!"
- Michelle Conklin, actor
"Could not be more impressed with Susan. Outstanding commitment to her art. Awesome ability to bring out the best. My husband and I are over the moon happy with Susan's work. I use my photos everyday for business related reasons and I'm constantly reminded of the great experience we had with Susan."
–Erin Stines, Underwriting Counsel at First America Title
"I am THRILLED with the new headshots I had taken by Susan Doupe Photography! Sue really wanted to know the look I was going for, and first asked to send examples of what I had seen for others that I liked. (Brilliant!)
She took plenty of time with me during the shoot and made me feel as relaxed as possible. We shot in a few different locations to give some variety. The proofs were returned in a timely manner and it was so, so hard to narrow it down to a few!!
Her work makes me feel confident going into a brand new industry and career. I couldn't be happier with the finished photos. Thank you!!"
- Jennifer Bitzer, Realtor
"Terrific headshot experience!! Sue took my new professional headshots and I could not be more pleased with the final look! She has a great attention to detail and instantly made me feel comfortable in the studio. We tried numerous different angles to make sure we got “the” shot. She is a true professional and I’m thrilled with the final result. I would 10/10 recommend Sue to anyone who needs a professional or theatrical headshot." - Maddie (Hicks) Wiggins, Senior Employee Benefits Sales Consultant at Sun Life for Washington and Oregon
"Susan Doupe is an excellent photographer in many ways: extremely creative in her lighting and settings; very current with her concepts, fun and easy to communicate your needs; with her acting background, guides her subjects with the impact of a fine director, and gives great value to your “first” impression headshot or event." – Barbara Rey, owner Creative Talent Development
"Sue photographed my "adopted" mother and I, our ages being 91 and 64. We wanted our pictures to be true to our age, to embrace the wrinkles and be a reflection of the lives we've lived .... but we also wanted to look like our BEST selves. Sue's warmth made us feel so comfortable and she made us laugh, resulting in some great shots that are my favorites. She also is very professional and skilled and directed us on the pose and where to look and how much to smile to get the best shots. Thanks to Sue, we now have treasured photographs of us and they ARE our best selves so we don't mind showing them off."
“Susan is the absolute BEST! Her relaxed but professional manner set the tone for one the best photo sessions I’ve ever experienced. Utilizing the natural open light and rich backdrop of an old school, combined with Susan’s exceptional eye made for a remarkable headshot. (I mean…considering the mug she had to work with!) I look forward to working with her again…and again!”– Scott Burns, Owner at Scott Burns Productions
“I have used Susan Doupe Photography for many years. During that time, she has delivered hundreds of quality business portraits, using unique and creative approaches every time. She complies with our company’s brand standards, and managers to bring out the best in every model, even the most reluctant. The people she has photographed always tell me what a fun and positive experience the photo session was. Susan Doupe Photography will remain at the very top of my list of professional photographers.”– Annie McCall, Marketing and Design Professional, Marketing Services Manager at Opus Bank
“Susan has an innate understanding of how light interacts with human emotion in photographs and manages through her gentle and persuasive personality to bring out the best in the subjects she photographs. As a photographer myself for over 40 years I can say with confidence that she’s a consummate professional and pleasure to work with.”– Patrick Robinson, Director of New Media, Robinson Newspapers "
"Susan Doupe is a master of her craft! Her photos not only turned out better than I had expected, but she went beyond the extra mile to make sure they were PERFECT. With headshots like hers, she gave me confidence which a powerful tool in an actor's repertoire. She truly does know how to capture the soul with her abilities and leaves you with a product you're proud of. On top of that, she's a charming and wonderful person to spend your time with, it makes you wish you needed photos taken more often!"
– Geoff Finney, actor
"Working with Susan Doupe was great. I needed a headshot for business reasons. She really took the time to walk me through what I needed to do to prepare (e.g., what to wear, what to do about dark circles under the eyes) and then took all the time we needed to get me comfortable during the shoot itself. Still, I'm NOT an actress, and I am not at all photogenic. So I was worried that I wouldn't have any good shots to pick from. Instead, I had trouble narrowing down the selection because there were so many I liked."
– Nancy Linnerooth, Remover of Internal Blocks to Business Success at Unblock Results.