I'm so glad you are here!
I started photographing weddings in 2011- at the time I was a family portrait photographer and had never even considered weddings. My family and friends started asking me to photograph their special days and it only took one wedding to convince me I had found my calling!
Not long after I was booked for my first elopement and I was positively over the moon about it for weeks- combining my love for nature, hiking, photography and special moments was a dream come true, so I quickly added elopements to my skill set!
In 2017 I finally made the leap to transferring my business focus to weddings - don't get me wrong, I still love photographing families, maternity and high school seniors - but my passion and calling is when two people vow to love each other for the rest of their lives and having the opportunity to capture that pivotal moment for them.
My ultimate goal is to make your wedding day as stress free as possible and this is reflected in my personality, my business approach and in the experience that I craft for my clients.
My focus always has been and always will be on the couple and their love for one another- and my primary role lies in creating timeless and romantic wedding photography that not only documents your day but allows you to creatively express your relationship for all the world to see.
I am passionate about capturing genuine moments of laughter or those silent raw emotional moments of love and during sessions you can be sure you will feel comfortable and respected at all times. I strive to make my clients feel as though we have been friends for years and encourage laughter, story-telling and authenticity above all.
When I'm not behind the camera you can find me out hiking with my family, playing with my animals or enjoying a sweet treat with my coffee. My family means the world to me and I am lucky to have been married for 13 years and have been blessed with two perfect children
From my family to yours,
Shantel was our guardian angel of photographers! She has been more than flexible with us despite what felt like thousands of changes we made while getting married in 2020. She never made us feel like we were inconveniencing her with the changes and adapted within moments (even when it meant jumping out of her car and helping push ours when it broke down on the way to the wedding!) She supported us when we moved to a backyard wedding that followed all safety regulations and graciously allowed us to spilt our hours to next summer when we hopefully can have a reception with extended family.
Along with being an incredible person, she has SO much talent being a photographer. She edited unwanted things like signs and cars out of our photos and made us feel so comfortable despite being camera shy! She has such a great sense of style when it comes to editing and taking photos.
I couldn’t recommend Shantel enough and we are so glad we get to work with her twice!
Capturing your day just as it!
It's about capturing the candid moments of laughter, tears of joy, those hand squeezes, popping champagne and most important the love the two of you share.