Hiii! Welcome to my little corner of the internet. I’m so happy you’re here. You probably want to know a little bit about who you’re hiring - I’m Shaina, based in Halifax NS, serving the maritimes + beyond. When I’m not behind the camera or at my computer editing, you can find me cuddling with my kitties, eating pizza, thrifting for vintage & home decor and travelling - I freaking adore Europe!

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pronounced "Shay-Nah" - she/her

I'm a hopeless romantic who loves love. I strive to document you as you are - unscripted and raw. I allow the happy couples to be happy, the awkward couples to be awkward, and the quiet couples to be quiet. I'm inspired by wide open landscapes, golden natural light, Europe, spontaneous adventures and the 70's.

How it all started...

2004

I've had a camera in my hands for over 18 years! I got my first DSLR at 11 years old as a Christmas present (after begging and begging my parents) & instantly became infatuated with photography + photoshop. I was your typical computer nerd growing up (as of age 4), so the transition made perfect sense. “The photographer" became almost my identity; what I was known for at school, at parties, within my community, etc. By 14 I had photos published in international magazines and began winning competitions - it was then that I came to realize I could see myself really pursuing photography as a career.

Hi, I'm Shaina!

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The girl behind the camera.

meet your hype woman, adventure guide and #1 fan.

Recent bucket list adventures:

SPOILER: THEY'RE PRETTY EPIC

solo hot air ballooning
in the arizona desert

exploring greek islands

drove snake road in spain, one of the WORLD'S most dangerous roads

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 4-8 WEEKS

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

⊹ YOUR BIGGEST HYPE WOMAN 

⊹ TO GAIN A FRIEND WHO TRULY CARES

travelling

my partner

Marc

my sweet sweet angels

Theo & Olive

camping

boho home decor

my beautiful niece

pizzaaaa!

these are a few of my favorite things...

MY LIFE IN PHOTOS

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current obsessions

fav place to travel

 favorite shows

fav editing jams

personality type

favorite hobby

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previous jobs

enneagram #2 - the caregiver/empath

Counselor for special needs adults,
daycare teacher & Florist

The Handmaid's tale, black mirror
 & love island

my cats, pizza, CACTi, travelling
& all things boho

thrifting for vintage
 & Home decor!

boney m, stevie wonder,
miley cyrus & the lumineers

terracotta
& sage green

I've been to 17 countries, but italy &
greece are my all time faves

"SHAINA WAS SIMPLY PUT,

beyond perfection"

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Fill out my contact form under the contact page and let’s chat! Tell me about your vision, your hopes and dreams, your potential venue/dates etc. I’ll get back to you within 24 hours - I'm known for my speedy replies!

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We’ll chat! For weddings + elopements I'll send you my questionnaire & we'll get to know each other better. I can help you pick the package that best suits your needs based on the info you provide & offer my insights. We can chat through text, email, hop on a call or facetime/zoom - whatever you prefer!

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Once you decide you’re ready to make some magic I’ll send you a contract, you'll send me a %25 retainer to secure your date, and once that’s complete, you’re officially booked!! Yay, I can't wait!

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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 $4100 + hst (CAD).

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When can we expect to receive our photos?

My turnaround time is 2-4 weeks for couples/engagements and 4-8 weeks for elopements + weddings. For weddings + elopements you can expect a small sneak peek gallery within 2-4 days. 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!

LET'S MAKE SOME MAGIC

Nova Scotia based destination
wedding & elopement
photographer.

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

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