+ Are you based in Orlando?
I live 15 mins from the Atlantic Ocean on Florida's Space Coast, just north of Melbourne (sadly, not the aussie one). I grew up a block away from the beach in Mimai, lived across the sunshine state as a kid, earned a B.A. in Cultural Anthropology at Warren Wilson College up in Asheville, NC near the mountains, before moving to a 30 min walk from the ocean in Auckland, New Zealand for 2 years on a working holiday visa.
+ Describe your wedding photography style:
I like to keep things really natural, with light posing, lots of candid moments. I also love making dreamy artistic photos that capture more of the emotion of the moment than purely documenting it.
+ What inspires you?
Wes Anderson films, National Geographics, the trunk of old photos I have from my grandparent's adventures across the world, and the US, Scandinavian illustrators, Haruki Murakami novels
+ How do you edit our photos?
I have been editing for 16 years, and I edit each of your photospersonally. I don't outsource this process, since I feel the artistry is in the edit. Programs I use include PhotoMechanic, Lightroom CC, ASE X2 and my film-emulation presets inspired by classic Kodak + Portra film scans. I deliver mostly color images, with a few black + white images when it suits the style and mood of the photo.
+ Do you backup our photos?
Yes- this is something I take seriously. For weddings and sessions, I always bring two full frame camera bodies, multiple L-glass lenses, extra batteries + cards. After your session, I back up your photos on a RAID system, and your online cloud gallery will be up for 1 year+.
+ Will you travel for our stateside wedding?
If it fits into my travel schedule, I'd love to. I am based out of Florida's east/ central coast and need airfare from Orlando International Airport or Sanford/ Orlando Airport, and accomodation for 2 nights. I'm a keen traveler, and usually arrive a day early to meet you two, and explore your ceremony location.
+ Will you travel internationally to our wedding?
Yes- I have a current passport, Global entry and have travel ready photo gear. I'll need roundtrip flight from Orlando International Airport (MCO), and two nights minimum accomodation. I love being immersed in other cultures, and try to travel internationally once or twice a year. I've traveled for weddings, styled elopement, family sessions and personal trips to New Zealand (lived there 2 years, went back in 2017), Australia, Bali, Thailand, Cambodia, China (twice), Japan, Fiji, Colombia, Argentina, Puerto Rico, Peru, Canada, Ireland, Scotland, England, Egypt and South Africa.
+ How can we book you as our photographer?
It's simple. Give me a call or email with your information and the wedding collection(s) you're interested in, and I'll send you a client portal to setup your $500 deposit and contract.
+ How do you say your name?
Shaina = "Shay-nuh", DeCiryan= "Da-seer-ian".