Shaina   Sterrett

DOCUMENTING WORLDWIDE

Photos that make you feel.

Timeless, Soulful, Romantic

Halifax, nova scotia WEDDING & elopement photographer, available worldwide

Capturing the

perfectly 

Raw,

Real,

the 

and the

Imperfect.

visual poetry with an

film flare.

Editorial

travelling worldwide
wherever your love takes us

Halifax, nova scotia based
wedding photographer

S.S

Whether it’s high in the mountains, on a beach near the ocean, in a forest meadow, or in the backyard of your childhood home - you deserve to get married however you want. I’ll be sure to help you plan and capture those beautiful memories you and your loved ones can forever cherish. I offer documentary & editorial style wedding photography for laid-back couples who just want to marry their best friend and have a damn good time doing it. 


I can’t wait to capture your big day! I turn emotions into images; freezing moments that will instantly transport you back in time. With a down-to-earth, relaxed approach to sessions and a knack for blink-or-you’ll-miss-it moments that matter, I’ll fill your gallery with photos you’ll cherish forever.

Confetti
Magazine

happily ever
after

bridal

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Not from Nova Scotia, New Brunswick or Prince Edward Island? No worries! I'm an avid traveller and adore visiting new places. I'd love to follow you wherever your journey takes you, whether that's Europe, Mexico, Down South, the UK, etc. Please reach out to discuss travel rates!

destination weddings

let's do this

Punta Cana, Dominican

Santorini, Greece

Venice, Italy

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MARITIMES

and beyond

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Whether it’s high in the mountains, on a beach near the ocean, in a forest meadow, or in the backyard of your childhood home - you deserve to get married however you want. I’ll be sure to help you plan and capture those beautiful memories you and your loved ones can forever cherish. I offer documentary & editorial style wedding photography for laid-back couples who just want to marry their best friend and have a damn good time doing it. 


your

I can’t wait to capture your big day! I turn emotions into images; freezing moments that will instantly transport you back in time. With a down-to-earth, relaxed approach to sessions and a knack for blink-or-you’ll-miss-it moments that matter, I’ll fill your gallery with photos you’ll cherish forever.

Confetti
Magazine

happily ever
after

bridal

let's do this

Punta Cana, Dominican

MARITIMES

and beyond

the

here.

Begins

story

A

Not from Nova Scotia, New Brunswick or Prince Edward Island? No worries! I'm an avid traveller and adore visiting new places. I'd love to follow you wherever your journey takes you, whether that's Europe, Mexico, Down South, the UK, etc. Please reach out to discuss travel rates!

destination weddings

Punta Cana, Dominican

Santorini, Greece

Venice, Italy

vailable

for

W

orldwide

travel

UPCOMING
TRAVEL DATES

want to save on travel fees & get a fun discount? I have these 2024 dates available in the following places:

june 17: Cape breton, NS
June 25, 27: Tuscany, italy
june 28: Italy, london or paris
July 23, 24: Cabo, Mexico
august 17, 18: Newfoundland
December 11, 13: Santorini
December 10, 14: Greece

contact me for more info

UPCOMING TRAVEL DATES

want to save on travel fees & get a fun discount? I have these 2024 dates available in the following places:

june 17: Cape breton, NS
June 25, 27: Tuscany, italy
june 28: Italy, london or paris
July 23, 24: Cabo, Mexico
august 17, 18: Newfoundland
December 11, 13: Santorini
December 10, 14: Greece

contact me for more info

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Embark on the beauty and charm of wedding days from across the globe.

INtimate elopements

INtimate elopements

stunning venues

destination weddings

Barns, chapels, backyards, golf courses. oceanfront properties, breweries, hotels, resorts.

Where the focus is less on all of the wedding “stuff” and more on you two and your love.

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Shaina Sterrett

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APTURING ONCE IN A LIFETIME 

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Shaina

nature lover

avid traveller

the girl behind the camera

pronounced Shay-nah

Hiii! I'm a Halifax, Nova Scotia & Destination Wedding Photographer who is obsessed with all things weddings. If you’re looking for someone who’s willing to go the extra mile for you on your wedding/elopement day, then I’m your girl! From location scouting for the most jaw-dropping views & backdrops, curating a stress-free timeline of your day, to capturing your most intimate moments - you can count on me. I want you to remember the way the wind blew your hair, the goosebumps on your skin, and the butterflies in your belly. Photos are supposed to make you ~feel, and that is my #1 priority as your photographer.

KIND
    WORDS

KIND
    WORDS

Kate + Josh

"Are you KIDDING with that gallery?! How do you do that?! Josh and I cannot believe that’s us. You are so immensely talented it’s insane. From the colors, to the motion in the photos, and the editing, we just had our jaws open the whole time. And cried a lot of happy tears haha! We had a little “date” and looked at the gallery at sunset on our balcony and still cannot believe we were lucky enough to have met you. I’m so excited to have your photos in our home for the rest of our lives and have our children someday see our wedding day captured through these pictures. It means the absolute world to us. I also have to thank you for something specific you did on our wedding day. When I was concerned about being back at the reception and considered skipping out on going to the dock, you gently encouraged us to make the stop. Your encouragement to take time in that moment, and honestly throughout the day, made our wedding day feel like it moved almost at a slower pace. We felt like we got to enjoy every moment because we had someone like you there to remind us that it's okay for it to be about us. It’s something Josh and I talk about often and truly credit you for. So thank you so much for giving us that time. Truly, thank you so much for everything. So glad fate brought us together!"

KIND
    WORDS

"Oh my GODDD we absolutely could not wait to look at these. Shaina you outdid yourself, you were so amazing, the photos are incredible, we are so in love. The baby's photoshoot 😭😭😭 my heart!! I also need to say THANK YOU for doing your thing, I know there was a few times people requested you to take photos of stuff and times my anxiety also took over but the way you handled it and just like listened but did what you thought was best was so lovely and just very comforting as an anxious bride knowing that you just had it handled and very clearly knew what you were doing! You were incredible and I will be recommending you to everyone ever. Also your direction for posing and everything was so helpful and definitely shows in the photos!!!!! Thank you thank you thank you"


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Sammy + Mike

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Kailoha

"Shaina is not only such a pleasure to work with but a pleasure to be around! She has such a cool vibe and is so easy to get along with! Her work is BEYOND AMAZING! She has such a vision before the shot is ever taken and it truly shows with her high quality art! Shaina has that intuitive eye very few creatives have. We have worked together shooting weddings + elopements and her posing and leadership are beyond natural and candid + easy-going. She also recently took branding headshots for me, and despite self-consciousness, she captured the aspects of myself that I love. Shaina is truly an artist, an absolute gem, and someone you should dream about having shoot your wedding, elopement, or session! It's rare to find someone genuinely nice, non-judgemental, and absolutely genius when it comes to their field. If you're looking for a sign to book Shaina - THIS IS IT."

KIND
    WORDS

Kailoha

"Working with Shaina was by far the bestttt experience I’ve ever had with a photographer, which didn't surprise me since I've been following her for years and always loved her work and energy. She was so sweet and genuinely seemed to care about us as a couple which I really appreciated. She nailed the boho aesthetic I wanted for my elopement, and even cried with us at one point! And I was so relieved to have her help in planning our big day since I had no idea what I was doing or what to expect. Absolutely the BEST investment my husband and I made when we chose our vendors. I can't recommend her enough and will be singing her praises to anyone and everyone who's ever in the market for a photographer!"

KIND
    WORDS

Nick + Alicia

Faq

 Frequently Asked Questions

01

Where are you based?

I live in Halifax Nova Scotia, and am available Canada-wide + internationally too! As an avid and frequent traveller, there's nothing more exciting for me than being able to combine the three things I'm most passionate about; weddings, photography & travel. Reach out to inquire about my travel rates.

02

Are travel expenses included in your packages?

Travel up to 100km is included in all wedding collections. A travel fee of $0.70/km (2024 CRA mileage rate) applies to all bookings that require over 100km of travel. Depending on distance + size of package, some Maritimes weddings require a 1 or 2 night hotel stay. 

03

What is the average price one spends on a wedding photographer?

My average couple spends about $4100-4800 + hst (CAD).

04

When can we expect to receive our photos?

My turnaround time is 2-4 weeks for couples/engagements and 6-10 weeks for elopements + weddings. For weddings + elopements you can expect a small sneak peek gallery within 2-3 days. All photos will be delivered via a personal online gallery which includes a storefront for prints, canvas' etc. 

05

How does booking work?

Send me an inquiry through my contact form, or shoot me an email and we'll chat/figure out the best package for you! I'll send you my contract to sign, you'll send me a 25% retainer fee towards your owing amount to secure your date, and then it's official! :)

06

What if we want something more extreme for our elopement?

Sounds like we're a perfect match! I've always been a very hands-on photographer, willing to do whatever it takes to get "the shot". Plus I love a good adventure, trying new things and any excuse to get out into nature. Just let me know what you're thinking and chances are, I'm in!

when you choose me as your photographer, you're choosing...

⊹ Lighting fast response times

⊹ CUSTOMIZABLE PACKAGES

⊹ Someone that will focus on the details

⊹ Someone that will fix your hair, and hold all the things

⊹ SOMEONE WHO Will do whatever it takes to capture the SHOT

⊹ Sneak peaks within 2-4 days

⊹ TOP NOTCH GEAR





⊹ HIGH ENERGY

⊹ POSING PROMPTS THAT FEEL NATURAL

⊹ GO WITH THE FLOW PERSONALITY

⊹ FULL WEDDING GALLERY WITHIN 6-10 WEEKS

⊹ 2-4 WEEK TURN AROUND TIME FOR COUPLES, ENGAGEMENTS, ETC. 

⊹ YOUR BIGGEST HYPE WOMAN 

⊹ TO GAIN A FRIEND WHO TRULY CARES

" This may sound extreme, but we cancelled our other photographer to book Shaina ..."

It felt like fate when I came across Shaina. As soon as I saw her work, I knew she was the photographer I had always been looking for but couldn't seem to find locally. I am truly obsessed with her photography - it is so beautiful and unique to this area - she gives me "famous photographer from Utah" vibes!

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Canada

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document your

love

Story

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Nova Scotia based destination
wedding & elopement
photographer.

Timeless, earthy, documentary,
filmy, editorial, organic
photograpahy.

Home

About ME

blog

portfolio

pricing

contact

Nova Scotia based destination
wedding & elopement
photographer.

Timeless, earthy, documentary,
filmy, editorial, organic
photograpahy.

Home

About ME

blog

portfolio

pricing

contact