Interview: Shannon Pallen

Ellen - How did you find out about Ellen Wolff Photography/Long Island New York Headshots?
Shannon - Actually I found Ellen Wolff Photography when my husband needed a head shot and of course had no time, and wanted somebody great. I really did pour through many websites and pictures until I came across Ellen’s work. 

Ellen - Can you tell us why you came in for a headshot?
Shannon - All professionals  should have a head shot. The problem is we don’t take them until we NEED one. I needed one for my Linkedin and also applied with some companies that asked for a photo. First impressions matter. Nobody wants to see my selfie from New Years Eve!

Ellen - Tell us something you want us to know about what you do, something most folks don't ask and you wish they would.
Shannon - I love managing events, all events, from fun weddings to corporate meetings to more serious causes. I love the beginning, middle to the end. I think when most people talk about event they like to talk about all the success stories. I like to talk about the naughty or mishaps, the rain-outs. Mostly because there is always a solution, sometimes the solutions are just more complicated to get to.

Ellen - Do you have a favorite breakfast?
Shannon - I LOVE eggs! Any way I can get them.

Ellen - Red or white?
Shannon - Red when I'm cold, white when its hot, and beer when I work in the garden.

Ellen - What has led up to your most recent project?
Shannon - Talking and making friends everywhere I go! Talking to the bellman to the general manager of a 2000 room hotel in just the same way. The truth is i will get more use out of the bellman when I work. Tomorrow evening I will be loading up 50 people for a sunset cruise on an air balloon over breathtaking Albuquerque  NM.

Ellen - What's the best part about the next thing you're doing?
Shannon - My project next week is an Earth Fair. I think it is very important in life for people to get involved. Maybe make up for some sins!

Ellen - What was the last book you read for fun?
Shannon - A Chelsea Handler book. Life is too dramatic to be reading it!

Ellen - If I gave you a check for ten million dollars what would you do with it?
Shannon - It sounds so phony, but the truth is I would start a charity foundation. It would encompass all my passion. I would however wear the most beautiful pant suits to work!!! Oh and of course hire the BEST photographer to shoot my good side at all my events!

Ellen - Where can we find out more about you?
Shannon - I can be found on LinkedIn.