Testimonials

Elaina Martin – Producer and Director / Entertainment, Arts and Culture Industry + Festivals

Cheryl Mazak is more than a photographer…she’s is the most hospitable with clients while bringing fun and creativity to all projects. I’ve had more than a couple opportunities to work with Cheryl and I always bring her back, everyone on my team loves her, without exception. The results of her work are always what i wanted, she takes the clients dreams and makes them a…more reality, all while keeping to budget and while making everyone around her happy! Very inspiring indeed. I would recommend her for any appointment. Elaina Martin, Founder & Producer, Westfest Inc.

 

Brian Eastman – Producer, Film, TV and Stage – Producer of Shadowlands starring Anthony Hopkins

Cheryl is an excellent photographer. She has a great eye, and really knows how to capture a scene and a mood. It was great working with her. She was the production photographer for our stage play A Round Heeled Woman in San Francisco starring Sharon Gless, and achieved great results. We still use her shots for other productions around the world.

 

John Curley – Deputy Managing Editor, San Francisco Chronicle

Cheryl Mazak has extraordinary range. From an intimate portrait of a woman with her guitar, to the sight of a flower growing through a fence, to the revelatory self-portrait, she brings sensitivity and grace to all of her work. And as one of her testimonials says, she is “always growing in the most wondrous ways.”

 

K Johnston – Owner at TomGirl Films

Cheryl Mazak was hired by my film company TomGirl Films to do the still photography on the set of my film – Stormcloud. She was punctual, very professional and worked quietly behind the scenes to capture hundreds of beautiful publicity shots, some of which can be seen on the banner of my website www.tomgirlfilms.com. She is very creative and thinks quickly on her feet and is able to adapt calmly to working well in an extremely high pressure environment. I recommend her highly to anyone looking for excellent work delivered on time. She is a true talent in her field.

 

Shannon Wentworth – Chief Marketing Officer, Ceo and Founder – Discover Sweet Travel

Unbelievably talented, fantastically personable and dedicated to client satisfaction, Cheryl turns every assignment into a masterpiece. She exceeds expectations on all levels. Her work is truly amazing. I don’t want to use anyone else. Personable, flexible, wildly talented and completely reliable. That’s Cheryl Mazak in a nutshell. I’ve used her five or six times again and recommended her a dozen more. She makes me look good and my company look good. Once you’ve had Mazak, you never go back.

 

Mariah Hanson – Producer of The Dinah – Produced concerts with Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Chaka Khan, Ke$ha and many more

Cheryl Mazak is the wonder photographer. She knows how to capture the essence of her model while at the same time creating an environment that can make the most nervous of subjects quite at ease. In her event shoots, she capsulizes the wild abandon and sheer enjoyment of my attendees which of course makes for great ad pieces. I would never use anyone else to photograph my events.

 

Merryn Johns, Editor-in-chief, Curve Magazine

In my 20 years as a magazine editor I have rarely encountered a photographer who has such range, such skill, and such an understanding of people that she brings out the very best in her subjects. Add to this talent her warm, genuine personality and you have a photographer who I can thoroughly recommend to anyone seeking high quality editorial images or ordinary folks wanting their special moment captured for eternity.

 

Gail Ann Dorsey – Vocalist/Bassist/Guitarist/Drummer/Songwriter/Composer – David Bowie Band, Lenny Kravitz Band

With so many people having access to a variety of “tools” via the computer that can potentially allow them to adapt the title of “photographer”, there has been nothing yet invented that can take the place of sheer talent and the undeniable gift of vision, insight, and skill that makes the person behind the camera not just a photographer, but an artist. Cheryl Mazak is an artist. Cheryl Mazak has something special to offer in her work that I believe can only be an asset to anyone looking for a fresh, unique, and/or profound visual presentation, representation, and creative expression.

 

Sarah Smith – Singer/Songwriter

Cheryl is a rare find in the competitive world of photographers. She cares about the subject…the client…the art… She is not consumed by the theory of “how you’re supposed to do something”. Cheryl’s final products are always beautifully crafted pieces of art that are full of beautiful light and creativity. She has a natural talent for capturing the subject and bringing them confidently into their best potential. Cheryl is fun to work with and her results are always above and beyond beautiful.

 

Mona Elyafi – CEO of ILDK Media

Cheryl is an incredibly formidable photographer! An expert at her craft, she possesses both a highly developed sense of creativity as well as ethics and professionalism. Working with her for the duration of such a colossal event as The Dinah, with all the deadlines, tension and pressure involved, was pure pleasure! The photos she delivered were beyond successful in capturing the very essence of the event in a uniquely aesthetic fashion. These are unforgettable images and truly works of genius!

 

Lesley Forsyth – Artist Management

Cheryl is a highly skilled and clever photographer and artist. She is fun to work with and her photographs are excellent. I would recommend her to anybody who wants professional photographs for an individual, groups or large festivals and gatherings. I have the greatest admiration for Cheryl’s work.

 

Dianne Davidson – Partner at The Galaxie Agency

Cheryl is a photographer who reaches inside her subjects and extracts their inner being. She is able to find beauty in everyone and manages to be commercial and extremely creative at the same time. Not many achieve this. She is highly recommended.

 

Patricia Lever – Syndicated Radio Host of Howlin’ Blues on 101.9 DAWG-FM

Cheryl is a talented, creative and highly skilled photographer. I used her for some new profile pictures for my career. We experimented with different looks and settings. I was absolutely and completely delighted with the results. She’s a wonderful photographer to work with, always paying attention to details, and capturing her subjects in the best light possible within a creative flair that is unique to the subject!

 

Anne-Marie Dinius – Assistant General Counsel/IP Manager Northeastern University

Everytime I look at the photos that Cheryl captured, I am reminded of her artistic eye and of how comfortable I felt working with her.

 

Kofy Brown – Visionary at Simba Music – Sistas in the Pit

Cheryl was great to work with! She was able to get the band to relax and take some awesome shots. She has a great eye is very knowledgable about her craft. Anyone would be lucky to have Cheryl work with them on a project. I highly recommend Cheryl Mazak.

 

Natalie Nicole Gilbert – Sales Development & Client Services, Corporate – Music Licensing at APM Music

Cheryl has a strong eye for detail and a professional execution matched only by her creative spirit. Her photography speaks for itself – crisp, lush images that flatter the object of the camera’s attention and offer the client exactly what they wanted.

 

Liz Gonzales – Videographer/Photographer

Cheryl is a creative, artistic, fun professional in her craft; an amazing photographer who will accomplish the goal, and exceed your expectations. She’s a joy to work with!

 

Sherese Harrison – Regisitered Nurse at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles CHLA

One word come to mind when I think of “Mazak Photography”…GENIUS!

 

Ashley Hill – Retired

Cheryl has a great eye and is fun to work with. She is fantastic at making clients feel comfortable!

 

Beverley Clark – President at Just Be Happy Ltd Corp

I have used Cheryl for several photoshoots and find her to be the ultimate professional. She is personable, patient, creative and has a vision for each client which translates into the best results. Her perspective and composition are inventive and astute. She is passionate about her work and takes the time to edit her many shots to give her clients the best possible product. I have been very pleased with Cheryl’s work and will be using her in the future.

 

Julian Armour – Artistic and Executive Director at Music and Beyond

Cheryl is a superb photographer and visual artist. She is hugely creative. We have several of her works in prominent places in our house.

 

Maria Recalde-Bernstein – Of Counsel – Real Estate

Cheryl is, flat out, the most creative person I know. Fortunately, one of her main applications of all that creativity is photography. This is fortunate for those of us who have discovered how she can transform us, with the use of the camera (and no painful surgery), into our most beautiful and photogenic selves. I think her secret – and this is a true talent – is that she really does see the beauty in everyone and everything, and she teases that out in her photographs – including by her ability to put one at ease and through her painstaking post-shoot work. She is an amazing value at any price. I’ve hired her and recommended her for many jobs and she NEVER fails to amaze.

 

Chris Hardy – Web developer, UI engineer

Cheryl is an incredibly talented photographer who consistently captures the essence of a moment or event. She is always my first choice for photography. A pleasure to work with, I always know that the results will be spectacular.

 

Cathy Brooks – Seasoned Tech Industry Veteran Gone to the Dogs

The biggest challenge in writing this recommendation is that given the option I’d have chosen far more than just three of the attributes listed above. To say that Cheryl is a talented photographer and artist is to make an understatement. I’ve worked in and around media for years and worked with many photographers – both hiring for shoots and for me as the subject. Given a choice I’d only work with Cheryl. Some of the shots she took of me are among the best photos ever taken of me … on top of it all, she’s fun, funny and great to work with. All around awesome.

 

Judea Eden – Producer, Fabulosa Fest

If you are looking for stunning visual artistry in your photography, and someone who can capture a moment like no other, then look no further than Cheryl Mazak. Her photography is brilliant. She knows just the right moment to snap a shot of a person and of course, she knows her equipment! The most impressive thing though is her genuine personality and willingness to go that extra mile because she cares. I’d hire her again in a hot minute!!