Christine Cook

“I’m delighted with the results of the kids photos. It’s no easy task to get a 2 & 4 year old to pose (concentrate) long enough to take a photo but Don did a great job. During the photo shoot I saw my two kids being ‘kids’, but after viewing the photos I had a really tuff time culling all the wonderful shots of them. Don captured their essence & love for each other. Thank you for the beautiful pictures of the two of them.”

- Christine Cook

Katherine Weeden

“We had a great afternoon with Don photographing our family on a cool autumn day. We are sooooo happy with the memories captured….memories that will last a lifetime. We plan to use Don next time, photographing in spring/summer. Thank you. Amazing. So happy.”

- Katherine Weeden

Natasha Lunn

“Don had the talent of a master and the patience of a saint when it came to photographing my 3 year old son and 11 month old daughter. I was very anxious that they both ‘behave’ during the sitting, but any worry was quickly alleviated by the fun and caring rapport Don developed with each of them as he brought out their true nature in the photos. The collection of photographs that Don took exceeded my expectations and I recommend him to anyone after brilliant family portraits.”

- Natasha Lunn

Jacqui Johnson

“I was a bit unsure how we were going to get through the photo shoot with my unpredictable two year old, but I need not have worried! My daughter responded to Don’s kind and relaxed manner and she was laughing and smiling at the camera in no time. This resulted in some beautiful photos which well and truly exceeded my expectations. I would have no hesitations in recommending Don Shiel Photography.”

- Jacqui Johnson

Caryn Smith

“Thanks again Don for the gorgeous pictures of our boys. You had our normally shy little boys relaxed and comfortable from the very beginning and managed to capture their true, cheeky personalities just perfectly! We’ve enjoyed showing off our photos to family and friends and I still find myself staring proudly at our new family portrait. Thank you so much!”

- Caryn Smith

Ross & Christine Oliveri

“Don, Thank you so much for the wonderful photos of our precious baby boy. They are absolutely beautiful and everybody adores them. They truly are the perfect souvenir and will last forever. My husband loved his Father’s day present and couldnt believe how beautiful the acrylic bloc where. So vivid! So so happy with everything. To top it off the memorable photo dvd was enough to bring tears to our eyes. Such a wonderful keepsake. Thanks again.”

- Ross & Christine Oliveri

Elisa & Trevor Byrne

“Our family portrait experience with Don Shiel was a great success as he achieved the look we wanted as well as capturing the personality of our daughter on print for our memories. We are looking forward to doing the same again in the future.”

- Elisa & Trevor Byrne

Shannon & Scott Jeffcoat

“Don you have captured such a precious time in our lives and were wonderful with our son Zac. We absolutely love our photos and thank you so much, we now have our beautiful photos to treasure forever.”

- Shannon & Scott Jeffcoat

Roslyn J Young

“I just wanted to let you know that for Mothers Day this year I received a beautiful portrait of my new granddaughter Charlize Jennifer with her big sister Cameron Ruby, and it brought tears to my eyes.

Cameron brought the present to me with her arms holding the parcel so delicately as if it was the most delicate parcel and it would break with any sudden bump.

The memory of that moment will be with me forever….

So down the track when I am much older, hopefully, I will be able to remember a moment in time that touched my heart so deeply.

You took both photos of both my angels after their arrival into this world….

Thank you for those memories!

From a Very Proud and Loving grandmother”

- Roslyn J Young

Sarah Cooper

“Between 2004 and 2010 we have been fortunate enough to have Don Shiel Photography take photographs of our children five times. On each occasion his work has been breathtakingly stunning, truly capturing our family’s personalities in the most natural way possible. We couldn’t recommend any other photographer as highly – especially when it comes to photographing newborn babies in hospital!”

- Sarah Cooper

Melanie & James Coorey

“Both our daughters have been photographed by Don and both have exceeded our expectations.”

- Melanie & James Coorey

Georgina Horn

“It is difficult at times to capture the moment in a hospital setting but Don did a great job.

People always make comments and ask about the photos of our kids taken at hospital and I let them know who took them.

The last thing you feel like after having a baby is organising photos; however Don was so flexible and relaxed and took beautiful photos of our baby. Don captured the ‘moment’ not only for our son but for his big sisters as well. It is so lovely to have such great photos around the house of our three beautiful kids. Thank you Don & Melinda”

- Georgina Horn

Louise & Richard Harris

“Don Shiel has photographed many precious moments of our family for over the past 8 years. We have 5 children and Don has been taking photos of all of them since birth. In this time we have found that Don’s patience and kindness have made the experience all the more special. Don truly cares about what images he captures and this shines through in his work, and that is why we keep coming back time and time again. Every session has been a pleasurable experience. Don is always attentive to any situation asked of him. We have been exceptionably pleased with the work done for us. We highly recommend Don Shiel Photography to anybody wanting special moments captured.”

- Louise & Richard Harris

Shannon Justen

“I have no complaints. I have used your photography services three times now and every time I have been more than satisfied with your services. Don would have to be the most patient person I have ever met. There was never any pressure or any hard sell when choosing my photos. A lot of people are pressured into buying more than what they can afford or need, when it comes to their children’s photos. Don has never done this and he doesn’t need to because his fantastic photos speak for themselves. When I first used your services my oldest boy was 14 months old and not in the best of moods. I went home feeling very disappointed that there would be no good shots. How wrong was I? I was blown away when I had the viewing of the photos that Don had taken. When I used your services the second and third time I just knew I would be happy and I was not disappointed.”

- Shannon Justen

Rennae Flynn

“Your photos are amazing we are happy with them every time and you guys are great!”

- Rennae Flynn

Joanne Stankovski

“I used this company for all three of my children, his photography is absolutely beautiful, and we received everything we wanted and more. The quality and professionalism is outstanding and we highly recommend them and will most definitely use Don Shiel Photography at our next opportunity. He is very well priced for the quality and quantity of photographs you receive. Very happy and will highly recommend.”

- Joanne Stankovski

Lorraine & George Moufarrege

“Don Shiel was very polite and professional at all times. Whenever someone comments about Marc’s Baby photos or someone looking for photography, Don Shiel is always mentioned.”

- Lorraine & George Moufarrege

Antoinette Naudi

“We had photos of our son taken on our last day in hospital. Don is very patient in waiting for the right shot. He took some beautiful shots making our cheeky monkey look like a perfect angel.”

- Antoinette Naudi

Pamela Watkins

“Just loved the photos you took of our daughter as a newborn, they will be treasured forever. They were all good, so hard to choose.”

- Pamela Watkins

Melissa Clarke

“Our photos are extremely beautiful and as a parent you can put no price on memories. Don Shiel’s photos are extremely natural and will allow us to remember what both our children were like in those first few days of life. Thank you!”

- Melissa Clarke

Jason & Angela Ward

“We loved the newborn photos of our baby girl that were taken before we left the hospital. It made it very easy for us and something we probably wouldn’t have otherwise got around to doing. You were very friendly, professional and gentle with our baby girl. Thank you so much. Love your work.”

- Jason & Angela Ward

Mandy & Jason Cook

“Not many photographers have patience with kids but Don did and we didn’t feel rushed, photos turned out great only planned on buying 1 or 2 but when I saw how great they were bought them all.”

- Mandy & Jason Cook

Genene Noud

“I had photos taken of my youngest 2 babies born at Sydney Southwest Private Hospital. The images are beautiful and always get commented on. I have told many people with babies about you….”

- Genene Noud

Katherine & Matt Fielding

“Don Shiel Photography was professional, very prompt with the order & did an excellent job.”

- Katherine & Matt Fielding

Moya Powe

“I just wanted to say thank you to Don for being so patient and gentle with our children to get these photos. We will definitely be in contact in the future.”

- Moya Powe

Evonne Webb

“Can I take this opportunity to thank you for the beautiful photos you took of my daughter on her Baptism day earlier this year. The photography of Emily was exquisite. Each photograph seemed to capture Emily’s personality.

Your photographs were varied in style, in compassing relaxed and natural photography with the more formal family portraits required on such an important occasion. The photos were also displayed beautifully in an album that I hope to give to Emily when she is an adult.

Your professionalism and conduct on the day of the Baptism is to be commended. I would have no hesitation in recommending your photography services. Thank you again for doing such a great job.”

- Evonne Webb

Hanadi Charafeddine

“Thanks so much for the photos. They are all absolutely amazing. I have seen many, many wedding photos; baby photos etc and I have to say that you are by far the best photographer I have seen.
I wish I knew you years ago, you could have been my photography on my wedding day, doesn’t matter. Now I know you, I am sure you will be seeing a lot of me.
Ali was very impressed with your photos and we are hoping to take photos of little Richie every year so that we can have fantastic photos of him each year as he grows and grows.”

- Hanadi Charafeddine

Michelle Wilson

“Thank you for the amazing photos of our son Riley Jack Wilson (taken at Sydney Southwest Private Hospital on the 8th of October). We were so impressed with the service you provided and your professional manner. We had seen and heard about the quality of your work from various friends, who had baby photos and family portraits taken by you. The best way we hope to repay is to spread the word among our friends and acquaintances about your beautiful photos and hopefully send some more business your way. We look forward to having more portraits of our family taken in the future. Many thanks again.”

- Michelle Wilson

Peta and Rod Olson

“The photo’s and canvas prints of Liam are beautiful, they take pride of place in the entrance to our home and everyone comments on the quality of the photos – thank you for helping us to capture Liam’s newborn innocence and personality.”

- Peta and Rod Olson

Jeff and Alison Bray

“Jeff and I we were very disappointed to hear that you no longer conducted a newborn photo service at Sydney Southwest Private Hospital Liverpool where we had our third child. You had photographed our first two boys within days of their birth and we were looking forward to the repeat opportunity for our new baby. You have a beautiful way with babies. You always manage to capture their features in a very calm and peaceful way. Your service was easy, quick and simple with no fuss. Your packages and prices were clearly described and there were no hidden catches. It was very easy for us in that you were set up at the hospital and delivered the photos back to us if we were still there or we could pick them up from you if we had left.”

- Jeff and Alison Bray

The Hutton Family

Hi Don,

I just thought I would message you and commend you on the professionalism you demonstrated the day of our photo shoot. Mia was not the easiest 10 week old baby to film and yet we still managed to get some absolutely breath taking shots. I would recommend your sevice to anyone and look forward to working with you again in the future.

Thank you

- The Hatton Family