Capturing the real, the raw & imperfectly perfect moments.

artistic story-teller. creative photographer.

serving the
maritimes + beyond

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 story begins here.

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.

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happily ever
after

bridal

indie and harper

Available for world-wide
travel.

Not from the maritimes? No worries! I'm an avid traveller and adore visiting new places. I'd love to follow you wherever your journey takes you. Please reach out to discuss travel rates!

destination weddings

let's do this

uPCOMING TRAVEL

THE MARITIMES

+ BEYOND

TOGETHER WE

WANDERLUST.

CAN TELL

A GREAT

LOVE STORY.

FOR THE 

ADVENTUROUS,

NOSTALGIC, AND

WILDLY IN LOVE

MARCH: AUSTIN, TEXAS & BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS

MAY: DENVER, COLORADO

SEPTEMBER: GERMANY, SPAIN, PORTUGAL & MOROCCO

timeless

dreamy

editorial

Shaina

about

nature lover

avid traveller

about

about

the girl behind the camera

pronounced Shay-nah

If you’re looking for someone who’s wiling 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.

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 48 hours

⊹ TOP NOTCH GEAR





⊹ HIGH ENERGY

⊹ POSING PROMPTS THAT FEEL NATURAL

⊹ GO WITH THE FLOW PERSONALITY

⊹ FULL WEDDING GALLERY WITHIN 4-6 WEEKS

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

⊹ YOUR BIGGEST HYPE WOMAN 

⊹ TO GAIN A FRIEND WHO TRULY CARES

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From Past Clients

"Working with Shaina was by far the bestttt experience I’ve ever had with a photographer. 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. Absolutely the BEST investment my husband and I made when we chose our vendors."

Nick + Alicia

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From Past Clients

"I cannot recommend Shaina enough. Her photos made us bawl like babies! She was everything we could have asked for + more... especially for 2 people who are camera shy. She was so easy-going and made us instantly comfortable, brought amazing energy to our day and was the calm we needed in moments of chaos. She didn’t overwhelm us with overly posed photos and instead captured our dynamic as a couple perfectly. Not sure what more you could ask for - she’s the full package!"

Jessie + Jill

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From Past Clients

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 and 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.

Julia

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From Past Clients

We won the photographer jackpot when it came to Shaina! She is so relaxed & collaborative! We're beyond grateful for her creative ideas as well as her patience, since this was our first photoshoot ever. We had such fun with all of her directions behind the lens and appreciated how she gently got us out of our comfort zones. Shaina was a dream to communicate with and has prices that are very cost-effective for her calibre. We hope to have her in our lives for a very long time to hopefully capture the next chapter of our family!

Mercedes + Kyle

Are you ready
for your adventure?

THE MARITIMES

+ BEYOND

TOGETHER WE

WANDERLUST.

CAN TELL

A GREAT

LOVE STORY.

FOR THE 

ADVENTUROUS,

AUTHENTIC, AND

WILDLY IN LOVE

When I pick up my camera, I like to focus on your unique love story and just let the rest of the world fade out. I want to create genuine, emotional imagery that you can truly cherish for a lifetime. I strive to create ART. Images that catch your eye, steal your heart, spark butterflies and make you feel all the feels. When you book with me, you're not just booking a photographer, you're booking someone who is invested 1000% in YOU.

" 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!

Molly + Blake

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TIE THE KNOT
IN YOUR DREAM LOCATION 

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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

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Are travel expenses included in your packages?

Travel up to 100km is included. A travel fee of $0.60/km applies to all bookings that require over 100km of travel.

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

My average couple spends about $3500-$4000 (8+ hours coverage).

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When can we expect to receive our photos?

My turnaround time is 2-4 weeks for couples/engagements and 4-6 weeks for weddings/elopements. For weddings + elopements you can expect a small sneak peek gallery within 48 hours. All photos will be delivered via a personal online gallery which includes a storefront for prints, canvas' etc.

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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! :)

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What if we want something more extreme for our elopement (hiking, diving, etc)?


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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!

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Halifax
Nova Scotia
Canada

I can't wait to document your

love

Story

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