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SWS Photography-Shawn Simpson

London,, Canada


SWS Photography-Shawn Simpson

London,, Canada



Shawn Simpson is the owner of SWS Photography, located in London, Ontario. He specializes in the art of photographing people, or as he puts it, “human beings, being human.” His sometimes quirky and unique ability to get his subjects to relax and reveal their best side, have resulted in very satisfied clients and numerous awards since 1989.


Reviews (11)

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Gautam Khanna

8 October 2019

I had the pleasure of getting my corporate headshots taken by Shawn Simpson of SWS Photography. I knew Shawn was a professional from the very first email interaction I had with him all the way to walking into his studio. I instantly felt at ease knowing that I was in the care of an expert. The lighting, the equipment, the music and the cues used to bring out the best in my shot certainly worked their magic and was greatly appreciated. I would highly recommend Shawn to any professional looking to get their headshots taken as he will definitely bring out the best image for you to convey to your clientele. Thank you, Shawn! More...


Luke Swallowell

26 September 2019

Shawn was great to work with, and the studio was very comfortable...the pictures were very well done. Would recommend for sure.


Tina Martin

25 July 2019

Shawn is a pro and makes everyone feel comfortable. Cannot go wrong with this guy.


S bennett

9 July 2019

I found Shawn great to work with. The photo session was easy and Shawn was great at putting us at ease. Would recommend Shawn highly.


Vineet Nair

30 June 2019

Over the years, my wife and I have used SWS Photography on numerous occasions – from family portraits, photographs for our websites, and for promotional pictures for various projects. Despite the diverse nature of our needs – to showcase our clinic, provide an author picture for a book, or to promote our school, Shawn has always been fun to work with, professional in his craft, and has added creative wisdom to our endeavours. And, most importantly, his pictures always come out looking great! I appreciate people that are excellent at what they do, and Shawn definitely fits in that category! I look forward to future opportunities to use SWS Photography again! Vineet Nair, MD - Owner - The Core Family Health Centre More...


Dale Kitchen

14 June 2019

Shawn Rocks!!!I will never forget my shoots with Shawn. He always made the shoots fun, easy, efficient and successful. I hate being in front of the camera and that is a surprise to many especially after seeing the amazing shots that Shawn got out of me. His direction and creativity is worth every penny I paid and more. He has an eye that not many photographers have. His eye is so special that I flew from another country to shoot with him specifically. With Shawn’s guidance we created images that won awards, increased my business and disturbed my industry. Exactly what I needed. Thanks Shawn!!! More...


Natascha Wesch

8 June 2019

Shawn is very personable and delivers outstanding quality work. I needed professional photos taken - I don't like being in front of the camera - and Shawn made the experience loads of fun and completely comfortable. His knowledge and approach are amazing - he knew exactly what would be the right look for what I needed, while at the same time being open to my preferences. I ended up with fantastic photos, and even had a few candid shots that I have used in fun ways for my business. I highly recommend Shawn's work! More...


Jess Bechard

1 June 2019

SWS Photography gave our team the professional look it needed to approach corporate partners for sponsorship and create promotional materials. Shawn put together a photo shoot that gave us a high quality catalogue of images that helped us put our best foot forward and attract the partnerships we needed to fund our season and chase our dreams. Shawn goes out of his way to understand the needs of his clients and uses his experiences to develop creative materials that always fit the bill. He was a great addition to Team LeDrew Curling. More...


Sharon Black

1 June 2019

I wanted to put together a special gift for a loved one and scheduled a photoshoot with Shawn. Our kids weren’t crazy about having the photos taken but Shawn did everything he could to make them feel comfortable and I think they actually enjoyed the experience of having their photos taken by him. Shawn was very patient, and took the time he needed to get the boys to relax and be themselves. He won them over by keeping the experience fun and by coaching them through the process. We were very happy with the results and had many shots to choose from. I would definitely work with Shawn again. More...


Jens Moltner

1 June 2019

Back in the summer of 2018 Shawn and SWS Photography was referred to our team by a local law firm for new pictures. Our team was starting from scratch with our marketing material and website as we had some new team members that did not have any photos. Right from the beginning Shawn provided excellent service and catered to our team’s needs. It took a few months for all of our team (10+ people) to visit Shawn’s studio for pictures and editing afterward. Through all of this, Shawn was flexible to our teams needs and schedule, and helped guide our team through the whole process (lighting, what to wear, makeup, etc.). Shawn also provided a comfortable and friendly environment to have our photos taken in. He was most importantly able to get everyone to relax when in his studio, resulting in great and natural looking photos. After the photo shoots, Shawn worked with each member of our team to ensure they were happy with the final results.Our team now has great a great looking website with team pictures and the flexibility to create custom marketing material when needed.We look forward to working with Shawn in the future when new marketing material and photos are needed by our team.Rob Kelland and Adam MoltnerScotia Wealth Management More...


KCI Management

1 June 2019

Working with SWS is always a great experience for me and my team. Shawn works to understand what our needs are and then makes the sessions fun and relaxing, which is key to capturing the spirit of our people. From the first email to the delivery of the final selections, the service is always speedy and personalized. I wouldn’t hesitate to work with SWS again. Jennifer Phelan Chief Operating Officer KCI Management Inc More...


I can help people that aren't crazy about the idea of having their photo taken relax and be themselves. I have a lot of experience working with people that are maybe a bit reluctant to have their photo taken achieve photos they are happy with. I can make the journey getting there a pleasant one. The environment I create is a safe and I can coach people through their photoshoot so we have lots of images to choose from. I have the experience and know when to give the right direction at the right times.

Whether you are the CEO of a large company, an Olympic athlete, a busy business person pressed for time, a grandmother or a young kid that isn't interested in having your photo taken. I can bring out the best in you.

I like working with people, and making a connection with them. I like earning their trust and producing work they are happy with. I find photography rewarding and challenging and it's always a bit different every time because the variables change and it keeps life interesting. I know I am good at my craft and I am proud of the work I do.

People enjoy working with me because I have the skills, I am a good communicator, I have the experience and I know how to produce great photography. People mostly enjoy working with me because I am down to earth, respectful of everyone's time and people feel comfortable around me as we work through the photoshoot.