Testimonials from Past Clients

Testimonial from Commercial Photography Client Aspen Landing Dental

Commercial Photography at Aspen Landing Dental

"Highly professional, great end result, no negative surprises, met our unique needs every step of the way and most importantly a great value for the amount of money spent for the service. Thank you Sean., We will be back for more after our renovations are complete."



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Testimonial from Acting Headshot Client Karen Towsley

Actor Headshots for Karen Towsley

"It was a pleasure working with Sean right from the booking process. I had all my questions answered then got my ideal appointment. I had fun during the photo session and my new headshot is the very best version of me. I love it! I will definitely be booking a family session soon!"



Karen Towsley

Testimonial from LinkedIn Headshot Client Izabela Wojtas

LinkedIn Headshots for Right Management

"Great experience!
Sean made this process very easy, professional and effective. He took lots of shots to capture the right pose and smile. Very happy with my final professional headshot which I can use for all my social media accounts.
I highly recommend Sean Phillips at Riverwood Photography."



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Izabela Wojtas

Testimonial from LinkedIn Headshot Client Ryan Li

"I have worked with Sean to have my 3 commercial portraits created and finished. Sean has great insights as a professional photographer and I've found his work can add value to my business as he provided a lot of suggestions on how/where I should use my portraits. Also Sean has great attention to detail as well as his efficient productivity!"



Ryan Li

Testimonial from Pet Portrait Client Maureen Spicer

Calgary DogFest 2016

"Great working with my dogs. The pictures turned out great. Would definitely recommend getting your pictures done here."



Maureen Spicer

Testimonial from Pet Portrait Client Judy Lach

Calgary DogFest 2016

"Attended a very busy Calgary DogFest with the intention of having updated family photos with the dogs. The group involved a senior, 2 adults, 1 mini dog and 2 giant dogs. Sean gave us some direction on placement and cues and it was so much fun. In the short session time we had many incredible poses done. In a couple of days we had the finished images ............ incredible, I'm so happy with them. Sean is a great talent to capture 6 moving targets and produce such candid images to treasure those moments in life. Catching a dog winking, OMG Ahhhhh. Thank you so much, I will highly recommend and use your service again."



Judy Lach

Testimonial from Commercial Photography Client Justine Cooke

Business Portraits for Justine Cooke

"I have used Sean's services twice, once for my LinkedIn and once for a website and I was very pleased on both occasions. He is professional, friendly and fast. And the work speaks for itself."


Business Portraits for Justine Cooke

Business Portraits for Justine Cooke

Business Portraits for Justine Cooke


Justine Cooke

Testimonial from Family Portrait Client Kelley Smith

Family Portraits for the Smith Family

"We are repeat customers of Riverwood Photography for professional business shots. We were so impressed with the quality of the shots, that we asked Sean to take family photos at our home. Sean was attentive and patient with our family including three children and pets, scoping out the best locations for the shoot. Sean took many shots for viewing, and helped us select some amazing photos with the appropriate finishes/frames for our family. We would highly recommend Riverwood Photography for your photography needs."



Kelley Smith

Testimonial from Corporate Headshot Client Liam Taylor

LinkedIn Headshots for Liam Taylor

"Sean made the whole process very easy and straight forward. From the booking, to the photo session, to the finished product, it was a great experience working with Sean, and I would highly recommend him to everyone!"



Liam Taylor

Testimonial from Business Portrait Client Joanne Todesco

"I would highly recommend Sean and his home studio. I tend to take terrible pictures, so I went in a bit nervous and pessimistic. However, Sean is so personable and skilled that he got several great shots, and the only hard part was choosing among them. He's efficient and has lots of good advice, along with a variety of backdrops and a collaborative attitude."



Joanne Todesco

Testimonial from Corporate Portrait Client Dominique F.

Corporate Headshot for Dominique Fontanilla

"The process to get a corporate headshot was seamless. Sean was able to accommodate my request on short notice and was very easy to work with. The final photograph and the whole process exceeded my expectations. I would not hesitate to recommend Riverwood Photography to family, friends, and colleagues. Thank you!"



Dominique F.

Testimonial from Business Portrait Client Joy Cohen

Professional Business Portraits for Joy Cohen

"Sean created my photo for LinkedIn and provided the photography for a special event welcoming government dignitaries from Ireland. He did an excellent job and made the sessions fun, in addition to presenting me in the best possible way. I highly recommend Riverwood Photography for special events, marketing materials, and social media."


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Joy Cohen

Testimonial from Corporate Headshot Client Christine Langford

"I really enjoyed working with Sean for profile pictures. He was very helpful, completely up to date on what is needed for a professional profile picture and I am very happy with the results. Thanks Sean!"



Christine Langford

Testimonial from Business Portrait Client April Brost

Professional Headshots for April Brost

"Professional and skilled photographer. Friendly, personable and easy to work with. I appreciated that Sean accommodated the short notice rush on my head-shots. I believe his photographs captured my personality and authenticity. This was especially important to me as a speaker and writer. I would wholeheartedly recommend Riverwood Photography! Streamlined, efficient and exactly what I wanted. Thank you!"


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Akiroq Brost

Testimonial from LinkedIn Headshot Client Grace McKay

Professional Headshots for Grace McKay

"I met Sean through a special needs school that I volunteer with. Sean has been donating his time & photographs to BTLC, an early childhood school for children with autism and other developmental needs, for years. He captures the kids so beautifully. His time and dedication to the school is inspiring. Naturally, I asked Sean to take headshots for my own business when I needed them and I am just thrilled how they turned out. He's awesome to work with."



Grace McKay

Testimonial from Executive Portrait Client Leanne Brinton

Corporate Headshots for Leanne Brinton

"I wanted a professional headshot for my LinkedIn profile and I really don't like having my picture taken but what a great experience! Sean made it a breeze and I love my new photo. It was actually hard to choose between the selection that I got in the end. Highly recommend!"


Corporate Headshots for Leanne Brinton

Corporate Headshots for Leanne Brinton

Corporate Headshots for Leanne Brinton


Leanne Brinton

Testimonial from LinkedIn Headshot Client Sallie Huang

Business Headshots at Right Management

"Sean is very friendly and professional. He is a great photographer, that takes his time to adjust lighting to fit each individual. He made me feel very comfortable at the photo shoot by guiding me how to pose and how to smile. I appreciate the fact that I got the pre-edited photo on the same day and the retouched photo within a day after I made my selection. I recommend Sean to all for those looking for a professional photo."



Sallie Huang

Testimonial from Mortgage Broker Jason Ferguson

Business Headshot for Mortgage Broker Jason Ferguson

"Sean was great to deal with and made me feel comfortable having my first professional head shot taken. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking to have a professional head shot done and look forward to having more photos done in the future :-)"



Jason Ferguson

Testimonial from LinkedIn Headshot Client John Gatschuff

Business Headshots at Right Management

"Sean was really easy to work with. He was quick, efficient and effective. I had my head shots in 2 days.

Thank you"



John Gatschuff

Testimonial from Corporate Headshot Client Lindsey Snell

Corporate Headshots for Cisco in Calgary

"Sean was easy to work with when it came to scheduling, background preferences and styles, and he provided fast professional service and guidance.
Our images turned out great, and we'd definitely use Sean again!
Thanks Sean!"


Corporate Headshots for Cisco in Calgary


Lindsey Snell
Cisco Systems

Testimonial from Business Portrait Client Dan Frederick

Small Business Headshot for Dan Frederick

"Sean was great to deal with and was able to produce a quality product without any fuss! I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone looking for corporate profile pictures."



Testimonial from Executive Portrait Client Lenni Werner-Schmidt

Professional Headshots for Lenni Werner-Schmidt

"Sean was very professional, friendly and patient. He offered valuable suggestions for poses and backdrops suitable for business and social media. The promptness and ease of the whole process made the experience pleasant from the booking through to the photo selection. I would definitely recommend Sean to my colleagues."


Professional Headshots for Lenni Werner-Schmidt

Professional Headshots for Lenni Werner-Schmidt

Professional Headshots for Lenni Werner-Schmidt


Lenni Werner-Schmidt

Testimonial from Product Photography Client Peggy Porisky

Product Photography for Kashay Jewery Storage Systems

"Thank you Sean. I didn't know what I needed and your expertise and support produced incredible product shots for me. I really appreciated how quickly and easily my project became a team effort. I will definitely be returning when I need more photographs."


Product Photography for Kashay Jewery Storage Systems

Product Photography for Kashay Jewery Storage Systems

Product Photography for Kashay Jewery Storage Systems

Product Photography for Kashay Jewery Storage Systems


Testimonial from Headshot Client Vicky Moorman

Professional Headshots for Vicky Moorman

"Sean makes it quick, easy, and affordable to get a professional head shot for business! He has a super convenient system for online booking, reviewing proofs, and selecting favourites and final shots. Don't put it off like I did - book him now for great results!"



Vicky Moorman
Clear Technical

Testimonial from LinkedIn Headshot Client Lynne Lister

Headshots at Right Management

"Sean is very personable and creative and I would be happy to recommend him to do your portrait(s) whatever they might be."



Lynne Lister

Testimonial from Product Photography Client Lisha Richardson

Ocean Sales Product Photography

"Great value and efficient service for any business. We have been very pleased with Sean's work for our products and will continue to use his services moving forward. Quick turn around too when you're on a deadline!"


Ocean Sales Product Photography

Ocean Sales Product Photography

Ocean Sales Product Photography

Commercial Product Photography for Ocean Sales


Lisha Richardson

Testimonial from Headshot Client Liz Corson-Boer

Headshots at Right Management

"Riverwood Photography and Sean in particular, professional, prompt and a sharp eye. Sean was helpful and honest on thoughts regarding clothing, eye glasses, and pose. He made me comfortable. Thank you!"



Liz Corson-Boer

Testimonial from Portrait Client Lynda Daniluk

Professional Portraits for Lynda Daniluk

"I absolutely hate having my picture taken but Sean was able to make me laugh and smile!! Sean is very talented and was able to make me feel very comfortable. My pictures turned out so nice! I strongly recommend Riverwood Photography."



Lynda Daniluk

Testimonial from Headshot Client Frank van der Voet

Professional Headshots at Right Management

"Relaxed setting. Quick turn around. Very professional image that I am happy to incorporate in my LI profile. I found Riverwood to be very good value for my investment."



Frank van der Voet

Testimonial from Calgary Portrait Client Missy Edwards

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"This was such a wonderful experience! Not only did Sean listen to what I wanted, but was also able to give tips along the way to make sure I got exactly what I had imagined in my head, even if I didn't have the words for it initially. The ease of working with Sean is also incredible. He makes it fun and comfortable, all while getting amazing results. He is up to date with technology usage, so it is a breeze getting your pictures back. He blew me away, and I am happy to recommend him to anyone."



Missy Edwards

Testimonial from Headshot Client Marlene Revell

Business Headshots at Right Management

"I was very pleased with my photo shoot. Sean was very professional and made me feel comfortable. My picture turned out great. I would recommend Sean to perform a photo shoot for you."



Marlene Revell

Testimonial from Business Coach Rich Scott

Headshots for FocalPoint Canada Business Coaches

"Riverwood came to our corporate function and did a wonderful job of providing all of us a chance to get top quality headshots and photos that we all use for our websites and marketing materials. The set up, process and follow up were TOP NOTCH. I'd recommend them without hesitation."


Headshots for FocalPoint Canada Business Coaches

Headshots for FocalPoint Canada Business Coaches

Headshots for FocalPoint Canada Business Coaches


Testimonial from Family Portrait Client Sue Carnovale

Pet Portrait from #DogFestCalgary 2015

"Sean was exceptionally patient with all his 4 legged clients. Could not be more pleased with my photo."


Sue Carnovale

Testimonial from Family Portrait Client Stephanie Walsh

Pet Portrait from #DogFestCalgary 2015

"Sean was great to work with! He had all of the tricks to make our dog look like he was smiling, and took two different poses to ensure we were extremely happy with the photos. Would definitely recommend Sean to everyone!"



Stephanie Walsh

Testimonial from a Fitness Portrait Client

Fitness Portraits

"Sean does an outstanding job. He is far and away the best photographer I've worked with.

Anyone who wants quality work done, Sean is your man!

He's patient, kind, and a true professional.

Riverwood photography goes above and beyond."


Fitness Portraits

Fitness Portraits

Fitness Portraits

Fitness Portraits


Testimonial from Website Photography Client Adele Fedorak

Professional Business Portraits for Adele Fedorak

"I really really enjoyed the family and business photoshoot we did with Sean. We got some great shots. Right from the beginning, I felt like I was working with an old friend."


Professional Business Portraits for Adele Fedorak

Professional Business Portraits for Adele Fedorak


Adele Fedorak
Resilient Parent

Testimonial from a Recent Children's Portrait Client

School Portraits at BTLC

"So happy with the photo's he took. I know how difficult it was trying to get some good shots and you did an amazing job with the ones you got. Very pleased and highly recommended. Will use for more photos in the future!"


School Portraits at BTLC

School Portraits at BTLC


Suzy Abdallah

Testimonial from Business Portrait Client Brenda Josephs

Brenda Josephs Professional Headshots

"Sean did our wedding photos and did an amazing job, so he was a natural choice for doing my professional shots for social media and my website. I would absolutely recommend Riverwood photography for any occasion! Sean is a pleasure to work with."


Brenda Josephs

Testimonial from Executive Portrait Client Wanda Dennis

Professional Headshot for Wanda Dennis

"Sean is good at his work. His unique style puts people at ease permitting him to get the pictures he, and his clients, are looking for."


Testimonial from Calgary Athlete Cole Beres

Archery Portraits for Cole Beres

"Sean was great to work with; very professional with a high attention to detail. He made the shoot fun and while being creative. I would highly recommend him!"


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Cole & Andrea Beres

Testimonial from Calgary Executive Portrait Client Richard Nott

Professional Business Portraits for Rich Nott

"Sean at Riverwood really knows how to get a great shot. His friendly, fun approach puts you at ease and ensures that you look your very best. He pays attention to the little details that make all the difference. Sean has given me my best professional photo yet. Riverwood has my unqualified recommendation."


Professional Business Portraits for Rich Nott

Professional Business Portraits for Rich Nott

Professional Business Portraits for Rich Nott

Professional Business Portraits for Rich Nott


Testimonial from Calgary Portrait Client Maria S

"We used Sean for a LinkedIn profile picture and a family picture. As soon as we reached his studio, he made us feel welcome and at ease, and gave us a whole bunch of really good suggestions. We actually had a great time doing the photo shoot, and to top it of, the results were fantastic. There were so many good shots to select from that the selection process became extremely difficult (which is a good thing:)) We needed these pictures processed fairly quickly, and Sean was extremely cooperative about it. All in all, it was a great experience. Thanks so much Sean!!!"

Maria S

Testimonial from Calgary Headshot Client Jennifer King

Professional Headshots for Jennifer King

"You can trust Riverwood Photography to get the picture you want for a great first impression!"

Jennifer King

Testimonial from Montilla Wealth Management

Corporate Portraits for Montilla Wealth Management

"Sean met us off-site to do head shots and several group shots of our Financial Planning Team. He was able to direct us, keep it fun and navigate the foot traffic to get the best photos that really show us off in our best light. His service was superb and we are more than impressed with the photo-taking experience and the end product that he provided."

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Testimonial from Musician Sam McNally

Musician Headshots for Sam McNally

"The whole deal was low-stress and quite honestly a lot of fun! Sean was very insightful in helping me achieve the exact picture I wanted to represent me. An excellent experience all around!"

Testimonial from Business Portrait Client Kathleen Atkinson

Professional Business Portraits for Kathleen Atkinson

"I spent many hours researching headshot photographers in and outside of Calgary. I chose Sean because his website stood out as the most professional and the most helpful.

My personal experience with Sean, both the photo shoot and the end result, was equally positive. Sean is professional and well organized in the way he conducts his business. And as a photographer he was responsive to my specific needs and requests. And he was a real pro in helping me, a camera shy person, relax and enjoy the photo shoot.

When I received my proofs, I had the happy task of having to choose between a number of excellent photographs."

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Kathleen Atkinson

Testimonial from Commercial Photography Client Colin Crump

Commercial Photography at Sleep Boutique

"Sean took some amazing pics of our shop and with our staff. He was able to work around our customers as we were busy at the time. Very proficient and professional. He also did something impossible and was able to get a good head shot of me;)"

Colin Crump
Sleep Boutique

Testimonial from Portrait Client Dan Brozic

Brozic Anniversary Portrait Session

"I used Sean for a head shot and he has since become our family photographer... Head shots for most of the family, special events etc. Always a pleasure to deal with and an easy recommendation. Also, his work with local charities is commendable. Nice to see people like him give back to the Calgary community."

Brozic Anniversary Portrait Session

Dan Brozic

Testimonial from Business Portrait Client Brad Celmainis

Professional Headshot for Brad Celmainis

"As long as I can remember, I have loved photography but have never enjoyed having my own photo taken, whether it be by a professional or otherwise. It usually shows in the finished product as my expression caught on camera is often forced, and unnatural in my view.

I really enjoyed my shoot with Sean. We knew each other before the shoot which helped put me at ease. I sense his approach would work on those who he has not met before as well.

My shoot with Sean was fun. I had a lot of great shots to choose from. It was difficult to choose the final product.

I network a lot in the Calgary marketplace and the comment I get often is, "you look just like your photo". I use my headshot on my website social media platforms. "Instant recognition" is important to me.

I am a small business owner who relies heavily on organic networking and marketing methods. Face to face contact is key. Having people recognize me has started many a great conversation. This has led to increased business and referral opportunities.

I am a strong believer that a great headshot is an important part of a personal brand. I recommend Sean Phillips and Riverwood Photography wholeheartedly to provide great service at a great price."

Testimonial from Executive Headshot Client Brian Pelletier

Professional Business Portraits for Brian Pelletier

"Sean made what could be a tedious process enjoyable and painless."

Professional Business Portraits for Brian Pelletier

Professional Business Portraits for Brian Pelletier

Professional Business Portraits for Brian Pelletier

Brian Pelletier

Testimonial from Corporate Event Planner Karri Ward

Beaver Drilling 50th Anniversary - Event Organized by themusegroup

"We recently engaged Sean to do a corporate event shoot for us which can be extremely difficult due to the varying light factors and all the fast moving parts of an event that require a quick and exact eye.

Sean was extremely professional and was able to catch each moment and scene to my expectation creating a story board that was a true reflection of the event.

The mark of a great photographer is being able to recognize and capture the shots that will bring the viewer into the moment, as well as experience the moment even if they had not attended the event. Sean was able to do this effortlessly. I would not hesitate to recommend him for future projects."


Beaver Drilling 50th Anniversary - Event Organized by themusegroup

Beaver Drilling 50th Anniversary - Event Organized by themusegroup

Beaver Drilling 50th Anniversary - Event Organized by themusegroup

Beaver Drilling 50th Anniversary - Event Organized by themusegroup


Testimonial from Corporate Headshot Client Lucas Martin

"Sean was excellent to work with. I needed a quick turnaround on my headshots, I gave Sean a call and an hour later we had taken photos and selected a few for editing. He got the finished digital products to me very quickly. I highly recommend Riverwood Photography."

Lucas Martin

Testimonial - Commercial Photography for Stampede Plumbing

Commercial Photography for Stampede Plumbing

Riverwood Photography makes the whole process of corporate photographing very easy , pleasant and flexible. The photos are always fantastic and exactly what we require. Sean is personable and professional, and I would recommend him to anyone requiring high quality photography.


Commercial Photography for Stampede Plumbing

Commercial Photography for Stampede Plumbing

Commercial Photography for Stampede Plumbing

Commercial Photography for Stampede Plumbing

Testimonial from Jinger Forde

Business Portrait for Jinger Forde

My family and friends know I REALLY don't like having my picture taken. I'm aware of my flaws, so I am my own critic. Without question, Sean was/is professional, warm and personable. Combined with a sharp turnaround time, great eye for detail, my experience was exceptional and the results outstanding!

Jinger Forde

Testimonial from Vanessa Erickson

Corporate Headshots at Intergraph

Sean is a true professional. When he arrived in our office he was efficient, flexible to work in a non-ideal space, and made everyone feel at ease. All of his processes - booking, file sharing, payment, etc - were seamless and simple for anyone to use. The finished photos arrived in only a few days, were of exceptional quality, and despite many qualms before the sessions about "being unphotogenic" everybody on my team was very happy with the outcome. I will absolutely use Sean in the future and will recommend to others to do the same!

Vanessa Erickson
Intergraph

Testimonial from Robin Parsons

Business Portrait for Robin Parsons

Good online process, comfortable experience and pictures that made me look good! Great experience for a self confessed camera phobe.



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Robin Parsons

Testimonial - Professional Headshots

I was so comfortable getting my picture taken with Sean and the end result was exactly what I was looking for. I would highly recommend Sean as the photographer for any occasion.


Peggy Telfer

Testimonial - Professional Headshots

Professional Headshots for Tyler Brown

Great to work with, professional and quick


Tyler Brown

Testimonial - Commercial Photography at BTLC

Commercial Photography at BTLC

For the 2nd year now, Sean has generously donated his time in support of our program, Behaviour Therapy and Learning Centre (BTLC). It can be difficult to truly capture our children (with Autism and other developmental disabilities) on camera as sometimes their behaviours can interfere; however, Sean’s patient, kind and compassionate manner is so incredibly effective. The result is beautiful candid shots of our children that see beyond their disabilities and show off their amazing qualities. Sean, thank you for spending the entire day with us so we could include all our children. And thank you for the quick turn around with proofs and touch ups. I am grateful for our relationship with you.



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Testimonial from Bill Egbert

I would highly recommend Sean of Riverwood Photography. He does excellent work with very quick turn-around. Sean knows how to get the best shot in a very short period of time and was great to work with. He also has a great system for booking appointments, viewing images and paying for his services.

Professional Headshots for Bill Egbert

Professional Headshots for Bill Egbert


Testimonial from Realtor Kim Star

My experience with Riverwood Photography was FANTASTIC! I felt so comfortable and relaxed and I love my photos!!!!

Kim Star

Business Portrait Client Testimonial

Working with Sean and Riverwood was great. At the session Sean was very professional and knew how to get the shot and look that I was after. The turnaround time to get the pictures was quick and I am very happy with them. I would recommend Riverwood to anyone that is looking for a great business portrait.


Jonathan Wilson

Lake Louise Wedding Photobooth Client Testimonial

Amazingly professional service. Incredible props and set up.......we were blown away with what Riverwood could set up for us and on short notice at that. Thanks so much for the help guys.......we'd love to work with you again some day!

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Michael Tran

Testimonial from David Parker Appreciation Night Committee

On behalf of the David Parker Appreciation Night committee, I want to thank you for the outstanding job you did at the event September 17th 2014. Your pictures captured the experience and will have memories locked into the hearts of all who attended. I will highly recommend you for other events photography services I am part of.


Denise Baril - President
Workplace Speaker Network

Testimonial from Ana Hoepfner - Blue Spark Energy

Commercial Photography at Blue Spark Energy

Sean came to us highly recommended as a commercial and portrait professional photographer, and it was great fun to work with him. We have held various photo sessions with Sean for commercial photography at our operations location, as well as headshots and business portraits at our corporate office in downtown Calgary. Thanks to his technical oil and gas background, Sean was quick to grasp and showcase the technical aspects of our technology's capabilities. He also quickly developed a rapport with our corporate team, masterfully capturing both their approachable and friendly nature and our office’s modern interiors. We look forward to continuing to work with Sean and would not hesitate to recommend him as an outstanding photography professional.


Ana Hoepfner
Blue Spark Energy

Testimonial from Joelle Sheppard - MJP Dance Academy

2014 MJP Dance Poster

Riverwood Photography has been our studio photographer for our Irish dance school for the past two years and we couldn't be happier.

Sean has a great eye for setting up beautiful shots of our dancers. He is able to capture action shots of our older dancers at the perfect moment and has a knack for bringing out the smiles in our younger dancers in their posed shots.

Sean is able to shoot many dancers in a short time without sacrificing quality. He is easy to work with and is able to put all the dancers at ease; even the camera shy ones. He is always willing to put in extra time to get the shot that I am interested in, even if he has the sun shining in his eyes and the wind bowling him over.

The parents in our studio are always happy with the finished result from Riverwood photography. They love the variety of options there are available to order and how professional the finished photo packages are.

I would highly recommend Riverwood photography to anyone that is looking for a professional, efficient experience from start to finish.


Testimonial from Jo-Anne Teed - Pet Portrait Client

My first experience with Riverwood Photography was at their Dog Day photo shoot organized as a fundraiser for the Canadian Cancer Society along with a great opportunity to get a photo or more of your favourite Pooch! Sean and his team were well organized amid the chaos of a stream of pet owners and pets of all sizes. With two dogs in tow - an old one and a young one - and both moving targets -Sean managed to get some great shots of both our dogs individually and together. I look forward to having him do a family portrait for us and new head shots for the office. We will at least sit still!

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Testimonial from Donna McTaggart

Sean encourages businesses & individuals to include professional head shots for all online profiles. He accommodates schedules by providing this service on-location.

Donna McTaggart
KAOS Consulting

Testimonial from Helen Gilbertson

I can't thank Sean enough for getting my headshot done for me quickly, professionally and comfortably. He made the whole process very easy and was so accommodating. I started the session with "by the way I hate getting my picture taken" and ended the shoot laughing and extremely relaxed. And, the pictures look great. Thank you Sean.

Testimonial from Marcelle Abel

You made me feel comfortable getting my picture done, as I am not photogenic! Thanks again. It was a pleasure meeting with.

Marcelle Abel
Right Management

Testimonial from Susan Jenkins - Pet Portrait Client

Dog Day 2013 Wall PanelI picked up my pictures today (3 picture wall panel and basic print package) and just wanted to let you know how THRILLED I am with the finished product. You really captured Charlie in the photos and they're a wonderful keepsake. I had specified a few changes to the wall panel and it turned out beautifully. Thanks so much for the great service!

Susan Jenkins

Testimonial from a Business Headshot Client

Very professional and easy to work with. Took the time to properly set up the equipment and lighting to get the best result. Quick turnaround of finished image.

Mark Hindman

Testimonial from Shannon Harden at Right Management

Sean has come to our office many times to complete headshots. Sean creates great pictures with the right lighting and backgrounds for everyone. Sean is professional and puts everyone at ease right away while creating an atmosphere that allows to create someone's natural smile and beauty to shine through his wonderful pictures.

Everyone who has used Sean's services has received wonderful compliments about their photo. I would recommend Sean's services to anyone!

Shannon Harden
Right Management

Testimonial from Lisa-Marie Genovese

Sean has done my personal headshots as well as done some commercial photography for some of my clients. His work is absolutely phenomenal, he's great to work with and I enjoy him as a colleague. I often turn to Sean for business advice and have valued his input greatly in my business. Thank you Sean for all that you do!

Lisa-Marie Genovese
BottomLine Marketing

Testimonial from Pam McCarthy - Event Photography

I first met Sean when he did portraits of my dog - not an easy task (she's a pug, and very wiggly!) The photos turned out so great, and I contacted him soon after to discuss hiring Riverwood Photography for my corporate events. As an event planner, it is imperative to work with vendors who will: show up on time, use quality equipment, produce quality work - on time and on budget! In addition, they have to treat my guests well, be willing to work with them and have a good attitude while they do it. Sean and his team consistently exceed my expectations! He's very easy to work with and he just "gets" the look and feel of what I expect produced as the end result. I will continue to hire Riverwood Photography for portratis, corporate events - and hopefully one day weddings! I highly recommend!

Pam McCarthy
Five Star Events

Testimonial from Stephanie Pizzaro - Pet Portraits

I would highly recommend Riverwood Photography to anyone who wants professional creative looking photographs! Sean has a gift of capturing the spirit of his subjects whether they be two-legged or four-legged. You can really see that Sean loves what he does and it shines through in his work! Stephanie P.


Testimonial from Jean Hudson - Business Headshots

Excellent. Sean has a way of making everyone look their natural best.

Testimonial from David West - Business Headshots

Sean did portraits for both my business blog as well as my social profile "head shots" and they are exactly what I needed to put forward the right image online. I have never hesitated to refer our clients to Sean for professional head shots. Thank you Sean.

David A. West
Cayk Marketing

Testimonial from Christine Campbell - Pet Portraits

Sean at Riverwood Photography is incredible. He has a real talent for photography, no matter what genre. My favourite of Sean's work, though, is his pet photography. I first met Sean through several of his philanthropic endeavours to help Oops-a-Dazy Rescue and Sanctuary Society raise money to help animals in need. He is kind and generous, and takes pride in his work. He is extremely professional and I would recommend him to anyone.


Testimonial from Karen Rodrigue - Mother of the Bride

Sean photographed my daughters wedding and did an amazing job. We were so pleased with the results. Sean photographed the formal event and also candid moments that captured the true spirit and emotion of the day and evening. He has an exceptional eye for detail. He is very easygoing and personable. Everyone enjoyed working with him. I would highly recommend Sean for any event big or small.

Testimonial from Kelsey Frank - Business Headshots

Sean took business headshots of me for my new organizing company, Tossy Tossy. He offered lots of suggestions on how to look my best before we even went out to take the photos, and the photos are stunning! I get compliments on them continually. Thank you, Sean, for your attention to detail and high quality photos!


Testimonial from Jennifer Charpentier - Family Portrait Client

Sean was awesome! He takes lots of shots to make sure he gets what you are looking for, which is appreciated when you have a stubborn 3 yr old!


Testimonial from Mako Water Polo Club

Thank you very much for your time and fantastic pictures!


Testimonial from the Mother of the Bride

I am Lauren's mother, and on behalf of our family, I wanted to tell you how much we have enjoyed your slideshow of Lauren and Eddy on the mountain. You are such a talented photographer, and your pictures have sparked a great deal of emotion with myself, Brad and others who have seen it. I have watched it many times and I feel as if they are right here in Ontario when I see their faces. My brother from Calgary has watched it more than once and I know that he will be recommending you. I hope that your business does very well. Thank you for sharing this.


Testimonial from Jennifer and Brent - Family Portraits

We would like to thank you for the fabulous pictures you took of our precious children. You were able to capture so many of the wonderful qualities these two gems have. These photos will be treasured keepsakes. We look forward to doing this again with you.


Client Reaction from a Children's Portrait Session

These look awesome! Now for the hard part – picking our favorites – there are so many! This could take a while…


Testimonial from Action Cabinets - Commercial Photography

I would like to start by thanking you for your services. From our very first phone call, I could tell you were appreciative of our contacting you. You were ready to accommodate our specific needs, timing and location of the jobs involved. One thing that was important to Action Cabinets was the price. During the whole process, you were very straight forward about everything; from services to pricing. It was nice to deal with someone who acquires an easy-going yet professional nature. When we got the invoice in the end it was exactly what we expected it to be. There were no surprises. Working with you was a genuine pleasure. Thank you Sean, we will contact you for our future photographing needs!


Testimonial from Pat Roberts - Grandmother

The pictures are absolutely wonderful, brought me to tears. And of course, I want all of them, which I know is ridiculous, but that's how Nanny's behave as you probably know! You have a gift indeed to capture simple, beautiful moments. Of course the material you had to work with was high quality!


Testimonial from Roni-lil Shapka - Business Portrait

Sean made business profile pictures fun and gave me good input + touch ups to make my business profile picture much better than I could have imagined possible. I highly recommend his services. I also have many friends who have hired him for personal/couple/family photo shoots and they have been pleased with his work also.


Testimonial from Lauretta Stevens - Business Portrait

Sean's professional, enthusiastic approach to capturing my essence in the portrait I needed for my business was superb. I recommend Sean to anyone looking for prompt delivery of proofs and final touched-up or untouched versions of their own portrait.


Testimonial from Headshot Client Carla Young

Sean is an amazingly creative photographer who meets his subject where they are at instead of trying to shoehorn them into a pose!

Carla Young

Testimonial from Patrick McGannon - Business Portraits for PM Gigs

Sean did our head shots for our business at PM GIGS. We were very pleased with the results. He has excellent equipment and excecuted the process quick and efficiently. I would highly recommend Sean to any organization require photography services.

Patrick McGannon
PM Gigs

Testimonial from Lauren - Trash the Dress and Engagement Photography

When Sean first suggested a "Trash the Dress" photo shoot to me I thought it could be interesting but I wasn't quite sure what I was getting myself into. My husband and I love the mountains and after tossing around a few ideas Sean suggested hiking Cirque Peak. Cirque Peak is my favourite hike in the Banff area and I was so excited when Sean suggested it. Sean was an excellent sport and lugged a large amount of camera gear on a 16 km hike that ended at an elevation just under 10,000 ft. Sean was willing to go the extra mile to give us pictures that actually show who we are.   Now my trash the dress photos are my favourite photos of the two of us. When people ask to see our wedding pictures I tend to skip over the actual wedding and jump right to the photos that Sean did for us. Sean was amazing to work with and gave us photos that I don't think anyone else could have.


Testimonial from Gerry Doerksen - Business Portrait for Client Insight Website

I wanted to provide some feedback with regards to Sean Phillips of Riverwood Photography Ltd. Sean was pleasant and enjoyable to work with during my photo shoot. He provided the guidance, direction and feedback required to accomplish some great pictures. His automated web system for reviewing, selecting and purchasing the images is easy to use and efficient. He delivers a highly professional service, that resulted in me getting my images within 24 hours of the photo shoot. That is great example of business leveraging the available technology. Sean provides a professional and excellent customer experience. I highly recommend his services. Gerry Doerksen

Gerry Doerksen
Client Insight

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