A Chat with Shep’s Shot Shop
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
We set the creative bar higher. It’s one thing to like a photo because you like the subject. That’s easy. We go a step further, creating compositions that stop gallery audiences in their tracks—imagery that people connect to in meaningful ways, regardless of whether they know the subject or not.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
Stock art prints offend us. We believe that art is a personal experience, and that if you’re going to hang a piece in your home it should mean something to you. Shep’s Shot Shop is our effort to bridge that gap and make private commissioned art more accessible to the masses.
What do you love most about your job?
Every client and every session is a fresh opportunity to create something of significance and emotional weight. Sharing in that experience with clients who don’t always have that many creative opportunities can be exceptionally rewarding in itself.
What is the best reaction you’ve ever gotten from a customer?
Our work has been nationally published, on display in prominent galleries, and has even appeared on TV shows—but nothing is more exciting that seeing a client use one of our photos as their Facebook profile picture. For someone to identify with your capture on such a personal level is pretty great.