I specialize in classic, timeless and true-to-life photos
Peace of mind.
I have photographed weddings in every weather and lighting situation. Weddings with big guest numbers and others with under 10 guests. With my experience, you are in good hands.
Every couple has a unique love story, your wedding is a reflection of that story and I am here to capture yours.
"I just wanted to reach out directly to you and say thank you. Those words are not even enough! You were the absolute perfect photographer for our wedding. You fit in seamlessly with my bridal party and made everyone feel comfortable instantly. If you sensed stress you reassured me right away and made me feel so much better! You helped me keep track of my husband in the background..."
How it works
In order to give you the best, we’ll meet via phone call or video chat. This is where I learn more about your vision for your day and make sure we’re a good fit for each other.
If we both feel like we are a great fit we will find the perfect package for your wedding day. I am more than happy to help with other vendor recommendations, timeline help and I also send you dome goodies to help prepare for your big day.
Your engagement session is like a date in the midst of wedding planning!
I'll send you my guide on how to prepare, and what to wear and use this time to get you used to my posing style and prompts. We will talk about locations and pick a place that feels like you.
PRE WEDDING PREP
On our one-month pre-wedding call we will fine-tune the flow of your day, family formals, timeline and anything in between. This helps ease wedding stress and keep things organized and fun.
THE BIG DAY
Your day is here! Today will be filled with laughs, tears, and moments you’ll remember for the rest of your life.
The goal is to create natural-looking relaxed images filled with authentic emotion that tell your story.
8 weeks later it's the delivery day! This is when you will receive your online gallery. From here we custom design your album and print your photos.
You won't know how valuable a photograph is until that is all that is left
Print them as you want and as big as you want!
I want you to have access to more than just the digital files. You deserve to have something real at the end of all of this to preserve your memories.
Collections are made up of four components:
Coverage (time spent making your phots)
Post production (editing, curating, designing of album, etc.)
Digitals (high res) delivered on an online gallery
Products (Albums, Prints, Canvas)
Most wedding on average are 8-10 hours, with cultural celebrations averaging 10-12 hours. An elopement micro-wedding averages 3-4 hours. for more details visit my blog I have on How to know what package to book.
For investment details and availability please use the contact form. I accept a very limited number of weddings each year. The average couple invests about $5000 for wedding day coverage.
Tips for finding the best photographer for you
1. Find a photographer that values you! I invest time in getting to know you and your wedding vision. I make it fun, simple and straightforward. This helps you relax in front of my camera and your images look natural
2. Find the style you love. I deliver true to color, classic imagery for you to enjoy for years to come.
3. Look beyond portfolio highlights. Ask to see full wedding galleries. I love sharing wedding galleries with couples to show them how and what a wedding day looks like from getting ready to send off.
Have put their heart in soul into celebrating their love for each other.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is your approach to photographing a wedding day?
My style is a blend of documentary and naturally posed images. I help find the best lighting, backgrounds and composition to deliver the best photographs possible. I will guide couples and family members during the formal portrait part of the day (by instructing minor details like where your hands go) but document the candid moments as they happen naturally.
Yes! I actually love to travel. It warms my heart even more when I get to travel and photograph couples. So, where are we going?
Do you travel?
What if we are awkward in front of the camera?
This is something I hear from most of my couples but by the end there singing a different tune with statements like "Wow, we had so much fun". This is why getting to know you is so important.
"Shantel is amazing!"
To say that I am thrilled with my photos is an understatement. If I could give 100 stars I would. If you are looking for a photographer look no further. She is super accommodating, quick to respond, and if you haven’t taken photos before makes you instantly feel comfortable. That combined with photography skills makes her unbeatable for the price. I will be recommending Shantel to everyone I know. Thank you Shantel for capturing our special day, we have a magical day with beautiful photos to look back on for the rest of our lives.
-Ashley & Cody