HI, I’M Shanay

As your wedding photographer, I'm not just a spectator; I'm your sixth bridesmaid, your confidante, and your supporter. My approach to photography is all about capturing the candid moments, the raw emotions, with a touch of editorial flair. Your photographs won't just be pictures; they'll be a true reflection of your unique story and personality.

If you're looking for photographs that are as genuine as your love and as unique as you are, then we're a perfect match. When I'm not behind the lens, I'm a devoted mom and wife with three adorable fur babies who light up my world. Family means everything to me, and our Sundays are sacred, reserved for cozy sleep-ins and quality time with friends and loved ones.


sixth bridesmaid

I'm your

photographer,

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One of my favorite pastimes is indulging in a movie marathon at the cinemas, embracing my inner cinephile alongside my husband. Post-cinema, we delve into dinner and engage in passionate discussions about the films we've just enjoyed. When it comes to editing, there's nothing better than immersing myself in the works of Nancy Meyers and Garry Marshall; their films are my absolute favorites and provide the perfect backdrop for my creative process.

Off-duty, my competitive spirit shines during game nights, and hosting dinner parties allows my inner masterchef to take center stage. There's nothing like the joy of bringing people together, celebrating life, and toasting a glass of wine together.

The heart I've been capturing stories with for the past ten years, has remained the same.

At the age of sixteen, I received my very first camera, a gift that I couldn't fully fathom at the time. That day was set in my grandfather's perfectly manicured garden. I can still recall the scent of freshly cut grass, the golden rays of autumn sun filtering through the leaves, and the vibrant hues of the changing leaves. This garden was more than just a place; it was were my mother's spent her childhood, and it held stories of its own.

As the multicoloured leaves descended from the trees, I asked my sister and my mom to toss the leaves playfully into the air. Their  laughter and the sheer joy on their faces ignited a spark deep within me. It was more than capturing an image; it was a glimpse of the purest form of love and connection.

In the years that followed, I filled countless journals with these captured memories, preserving moments shared with family and friends, intertwined with poems and short stories. As I look back now, I see the evolution of my style and storytelling mediums. Yet, there's a timeless thread that remains constant—

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"Your wedding is a reflection of your unique love story. Don't settle for keepsakes that don't capture the essence of 'you'."

When he realised I was taking a photo of him, he flashed me the biggest smile and did a little wave with both his hands. I smiled, packed up my gear and went home. A month after I delivered the full gallery to the bride I got a call from her. Her uncle passed away and she wanted to thank me for the photo I took of him. "We used it as the photo for the funeral and it just completely showcased his personality and heart so well. It's the most precious photo in our entire gallery, thank you."

From that day on, I never second guessed whether I should take the photo. Take the damn photo! Use it, don't use it. But you never know how much a moment means until it's gone. That shifted my whole approach of storytelling to include everyone who was there and not just the bride and groom.

The intimacy between souls. The quick glances and anticipation of moments. The fleeting romances and tearful reunions. We will never have those moments again. We will only have the memories.

I believe in investing in meaningful experiences, and that belief extends to my clients. Offering you a personalized and unforgettable journey is paramount to me. The words of Maya Angelou resonate deeply within me: "I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." Your experience with me goes beyond the lens; it's about feeling comfortable, valued, and stress-free.

My clients often find themselves at ease in front of the camera, thanks to the warm and relaxed environment I create for them. I'm not just there to take pretty photos, although I do love those editorial shots. My true passion lies in capturing the moments that makes your soul come alive. I draw inspiration from who you are as a couple, your unique love languages, personalities, and quirks, ensuring that your wedding day reflects the genuine essence of your love story.

Think of me as your sixth bridesmaid and your dedicated cheer squad – I'm here for the real, raw, and unscripted moments, ensuring that your wedding day is an authentic reflection of you.

1. I'm happiest when surrounded by my friends and family.

2. Romantic comedies are my favourite back ground 
    movies to watch while editing.

3. I love wine. Red or white. We can go wine tasting
   any day.

4. Add champagne to the list too!

5. I'm a massive foodie and I love to cook!

6. I really enjoy karaoke (a little too much!)

7. My love language is gifts! I love to spoil people and
    make them feel good and valued.

8. I can also go for sushi. Anytime, anywhere.

9. My heart will also feel a little happier at the beach.

10. I value discipline, being on time and vulnerability. 

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Your wedding photographs will eternally mirror my unique viewpoint of your special day - which is why it's so important that we share a connection.