My approach to your wedding photography is a mixture between capturing journalistic moments and guided/ curated captures that keep you moving, giggling and enjoying each moment as it comes. The last thing we all want are stiff, awkward smiles, right? This requires a lot of trust in your photographer- so that’s why it’s super important that we click over the phone or at our in-person meeting before you book me. At your engagement session, we’ll be able to work through any photography shyness you might have at first, and you’ll have a sweet record of that engaged glow! During the planning days, I will be working with you on your photo timeline and family photo list. This is a great time to clue me in on any surprise happenings, so I can be on the lookout for it.
Please take some time to explore my work, either through my blog posts or my curated lookbooks. I’m also happy to share full client galleries so you can see the scope of the sort of photos I capture from the bride’s morning to family portraits to the point when things get crazy on the dance floor. I’d love to learn more about your style too- so feel free to send over those Pinterest moodboards, or anything that’s inspiring you visually for your wedding- be it a wedding blog, a painting you saw in a gallery, or your favorite film flick. I can’t wait to see what we create together.
· Pre-wedding meeting and planning
· In-person/phone/email/skype- get to know each other session
· Full day coverage begins at 8 hrs
· High-resolution photographs – ready for print
· Low-resolution photographs – ready for Social Media
· Custom designed Heirloom Albums
· Online slideshow & gallery
· Online print store
Select a generous collection of your favorite images for me to design into your library bound album. Style your album with your choice of top grain leather shades or a range of colorful linens, embossed text or a cameo window of your favorite image. You may proof my design up to 2 times over 2 weeks, and the final album takes 2-3 weeks to be crafted + shipped. 3 styles: LEATHER, LINEN & Portrait Cover, enjoy full spread images with lay-flat, library binding, choose Square, Portrait or Landscape style book, personalize your book with cover embossing + cameo windows.
Masterfully printed pages and bespoke binding evoke memories of your best times. I design your album to help you feel the raw emotion and beauty of your love story. I hope it will lead to cozy evenings sharing stories with your friends, your future family or even just the two of you on your anniversary in the decades ahead. Handmade with archival care, your album will be here to tell the tale of your greatest love for generations to come. Each book arrives in a soft fleece pocket + white box. View my Album Video or admire the details of this 10x10 Lux Leather Album.
I grew up in Sanford (North Orlando), and spend weekend time there with my family. Currently, we live in the Space Coast region in Rockledge, Florida, 30 mins south of Cape Canaveral and 30 mins north of Melbourne. I have also lived in Asheville, North Carolina, Jacksonville, Florida and Auckland, New Zealand. We will be moving to Seattle, Washington in Winter 2018/ Spring 2019.
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.
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
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.
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+.
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.
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.
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.
Shaina = "Shay-nuh", DeCiryan= "Da-seer-ian".
If it's in Winter Park or North Orlando, the answer is probably yes! If I've never been there before, I'll arrive there early on the wedding day to explore around and find out some great spaces for photos throughout the day. I also usually look up ideas online for inspiration.
I also have lots of experience photographing families and little ones, and am available for senior sessions and headshots depending on the time of year. I am also available for marketing work to small, local businesses in the health, adventure, yoga, sports, fashion & lifestyle industries from June- Sept, and December-Jan.
I go into this more on my about page, so go check that out if you haven't yet.
I shoot a variety of styles depending on the situation and style of your wedding. I'll either use ambient light, my trio of off- camera flashes or some playful dance floor drag-shutter.
Yes. From my experience with and without planners on site the day of, and organizing the wedding along the way- it always helps the day to flow more smoothly and leaves you two less distracted with making sure things go right during the day. This means more time for celebrating, great conversations and of course, more awesome photo ops! Check out my page of wedding friends if you're looking for some wonderful planners I've worked with before.
Sure thing! Just ask, and I'll send you one that is similar to your wedding venue and style.
I prefer to keep my images as natural as possible, and generally do little to no photoshopping. I have been using photoshop for 15 years, but no longer feel the need to use it often because of my knowledge of flattering poses/ angles and lighting. I also feel strongly about supporting our body images- no matter your size or age.
You and your partner have unlimited print rights to your images. You can order professional prints through me in your online gallery shop, or you can order from somewhere like Minted.com or Artifact Uprising. I recommend against using local chain stores to print your photos. Respect your photos and don't print them in a cheap, disposable way.
Yes, I have a event photography specific business insurance that covers my gear, and can give you a liability waiver for your wedding venue if requested.