“Thankfully, Amalya was assigned by the Houston Business Journal to take the photos
for their spring 2018 cover page article about my son Jack becoming the fourth-generation
leader of our 104-year-old family construction business. She totally captured a chairman’s,
CEO’s and mother’s confidence, as well as my son’s enthusiastic dedication, as we embrace together
our company’s exciting move forward.”
– Laura Bellows
President and Chairman of the Board
W. S. Bellows Construction Corporation
“Amalya is a very talented, and creative photographer.
She will go to the extent to get the right shot, and work closely with you in the pre-planning stages.
During the shoot, Amalya and her assistant share the compositions live, to ensure that objectives are met.
They are so fun to work with as they have great energy, great ideas, and a great sense of humor.”
Interaction Design Supervisor
“Amalya is a wonderful photographer and very conscientious about her work.
She was a pleasure to work with!”
– Rabbi Gidon Moskovitz, Meyerland Minyan, Houston, Texas
“Amalya was a joy to work with and her pictures turned out amazing! She really
incorporated our suggestions and was very easygoing. Plus, she was very personable at our
office and put everyone at ease. Her photos have a great artistic quality and turned out better
than we could have ever imagined. I highly recommend her as anyone’s photographer.”
– Anna Romain, US Autologistics, Houston, Texas
“It was great working with Amalya Shandelman. Her personality and images were very
professional and high quality. We chose to use her images because she has a distinct sense
of artistic composition. Even in motion shots Amalya is able to capture her subject surrounded
by balance in light and imagery. I recommend her work.”
– Lester King, PhD,
Sustainability Fellow, Shell Center for Sustainability
Rice University, Houston, Texas
“Amalya Shandelman took photographs that captured the images of our students while doing
their Montessori work. Her passion and zeal as well as her talent are palpable in all of her
photographs that line our hallway. She truly encapsulated the Montessori methodology and the
students’ keenness within the pictures she took. Additionally, Amalya is a warm and welcoming
professional who spends the extra needed time to ensure high quality results. We will be using her,
again, in the future at UOS Goldberg Montessori School.”
– Debra Kira
Head of School
UOS Goldberg Montessori School, Houston, Texas
“Amalya has photographed my daughter and my family on various occasions. I can say that she
really has a way with kids, and manages to capture the most amazing moments. If you want a quality
photo session, Amalya is the person to turn to. I highly recommend her services.”
– Sophia Kazinnik, Houston, Texas
“Amalya Shandelman delivers a high-quality product for commercial, fashion, and fine art photography.”
– Allan Hale, Cypress, Texas
“Amalya is a photographer’s photographer. What this means is that she lives and breathes the art.
She is never without her camera. She exudes photography. No matter the setting or subject, Amalya
has the ability and talent to bring out the best. Her pictures speak for themselves. They are beautiful
– Donniel Ogorek, Houston, Texas
Having a photo-shoot with Amalya was a day of fun! We felt like we really got a chance to express ourselves
in our photos. She gave us wonderful ideas and appreciated the ones we thought of as if they were hers.
Overall we got Amazing photos and even had a blast! It was a sincere pleasure dealing with Amalya from
the moment we spoke, through the photo-shoot and up until we received the hard copies. We love every single
picture she took!! Thank you Amalya for all your meaningful hard work!!
– Moishie and Simcha Storch, Monsey, New York
Amalya captured the spirit and curiosity that I see in my children. The pictures are beautiful. Now we have
images of those fleeting, precious moments of childhood. Thank you!
– Rhoda Seplowitz, M.D., Houston, Texas
Having Amalya photograph my labor and birth was a blessing and a joy! We ourselves didn’t expect such
gorgeous photos, each of which captured our emotions with artistry and precision. I could not have asked for a
better photographer or a better result.
– Julie and Riley Rollins, Houston, Texas
We are very pleased with Amalya’s work. She is the best photographer ever! Trust me we should know….
My husband and I have gone through 4 photographers in the past year. She is not only a wonderful and caring
person and has lots of patienсе, especially with our 1 year old daughter. Definitely we will use her services for our
next coming events!
-Elver and Carmen Ochoa, Houston, Texas
Not only would I recommend Amalya, I will be using her for future events. I wanted to chronicle our special
occasion, but not in a cheesy way. Amalya was able to take a child’s circus-themed first birthday party and
elegantly capture the occasion. She is a talented photographer. We received many compliments on the album
from our family and friends.
– Tina Myers, Houston, Texas
Amalya was able to capture the best candid moments and raw emotions at a recent family celebration, and her
photos are true treasures for us. It was very easy to work with her and she delivered the photos to us very quickly.
We are extremely pleased with her work and highly recommend her!
– David and Ilanit Meckley, Houston, Texas
Amalya was amazing! She managed to capture six children all smiling and looking at the camera — not an easy task!
Her professionalism and passion for what she does is obvious, and makes it a real pleasure to work with her. We highly
– Rabbi and Mrs. Aryeh and Zehava Wolbe, Houston, Texas
We have had the pleasure of having Amalya shoot our family portraits two years in a row and we could not imagine
more beautiful and artistic photos. Whether it was working with new parents and a fussy 1 year old, to the following year
and our active 2 year old, her patience and her photography is above and beyond anything that we could have expected.
We could not be happier with our lovely family photographs!
– Manuel and Ana Laura Garcia Platero, Houston, Texas
Con Amalia ci siamo conosciuti a maggio 2015 a Houston per ricordare la nostra prima dolce attesa. E’ stata una giornata bellissima!
Amalia ha fatto un lavoro grandioso e i risultati sono stati stupefacenti!!!
Amalia e’ una professionista che ama davvero ciò che fa e riesce a trasformare qualsiasi cosa in qualcosa di bello!
le sue foto sono sempre piene di colori, emozioni e allegria!
Ti ringraziamo tanto per la tua pazienza e per ottime fotografie che ci hai regalato!
Speriamo di poterci riveder presto per nuove foto con la nostra piccola figlia!
Augurandoti la crescita professionale che meriti!!!
-Anna Bottiglieri, Pescara Italia
Amalya has a true gift for capturing the emotions and essence of the people she photographs.
At our son’s Upshern she managed to get so many STUNNING photos, all with being patient
and blending in with the crowd.
-Rivka Gottlieb, Houston, Texas