The bride realized everyone had left without her...

Laura had finished her getting ready prep - her Sarah Seven dress perfectly buttoned up and her cathedral veil secure in her beautiful curls. The only problem, everyone had left the hotel and she had no way of getting to the ceremony location for the first look with her groom! Immediately, I offered her a ride and carefully brought her to my car. Once we arrived, I gracefully escorted her to meet her groom, jumped in position, and perfectly captured their joyous first look.

My goal is to always look for ways to be of service to my couples. Whether it's keeping us on time, finding the best light for photos, helping fix your veil, or offering tissues when the emotions of the day become too much for your family members - I'm here for you!

The Process

Complimentary Consultation  

01

Your Date is Booked!

02

Pop the bubbly - once you've signed the contract, your date is officially secured and you join the STP Family!

Prep & Planning

03

I'll send over my exclusive STP Wedding Guide to help and inspire you. During this planning process, I will be available to answer any questions and offer vendor recommendations.

Engagement Session

04

We'll craft and curate the perfect photo session that truly embodies you two as a couple and celebrate your love!

Finalizing Details

05

We'll meet about six weeks before the wedding to go through your timeline, family formals list, and any important questions you may have.

Your Wedding Day!

06

It's finally here - Day One of your marriage! Relax, enjoy every moment, and do your best to stay present in the day!

In Your Hands

07

After receiving a few previews the day after your wedding, you'll receive your full gallery within eight weeks. Then we start designing a beautiful Heirloom Album for you to enjoy now and for generations to come.

After reviewing my website, blog, and social media - schedule a time to chat on the phone or over a video call. I cannot wait to hear about your wedding plans!

Let's begin this journey

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"We loved working with Shaunae for our engagement and wedding photos! I just loved how beautiful, light and timeless her style was. She was so prepared leading up to the wedding. It made the day so efficient that I was actually able to have the breathing room to enjoy my day while still ending up with hundreds of beautiful photos. I was also so impressed with her speed of photo turnaround.  All of our photos are so beautiful that the only problem I have is trying to narrow down favorites. Thank you, Shaunae!"

- Emily & JAck

"THE BEST! So communicative, so professional, so nice and made you feel so good! I cannot say enough things about Shaunae. She made everyone feel so comfortable. My whole wedding party kept saying how amazing she was as well. I love love loved her so much. We got sneak peeks THE DAY AFTER THE WEDDING and the shots were unbelievable. She captured moments that we will cherish for a lifetime."

- Emily & Matt

"Shaunae is an amazing Seattle wedding photographer! I loved how she captures everyone's unique personalities while at the same time keeping a soft, delicate, romantic look to the photos. She was so easy to work with leading up to wedding day - everything from our contract to planning the wedding timeline was SO smooth! On the day of our wedding, I could not have asked for a more kind, willing-to-help, honest, thoughtful professional. Working with Shaunae was everything I could've dreamed of! I cannot recommend Shaunae enough!"

- crystal & Josh

“Hiring a wedding photographer can be a daunting task. After browsing Shaunae’s blog and Instagram, I knew her style was what I was looking for. Shaunae was wonderful to work with from day one. Her responsiveness and willingness to give sound advice was helpful and greatly appreciated. Getting your photograph taken for hours on your wedding day can be overwhelming, but she made us feel so comfortable. I have received endless compliments from others on our wedding photos already. I will forever cherish the memories that Shaunae was able to capture."

- Nicole & Ryan

"Shaunae was the absolute best Seattle wedding photographer that I could have ever hoped for! She was extremely professional, organized, and communicative before the event, and she was so easygoing and friendly with my family and my husband's family during the wedding. She captured the most beautiful photos, and we received them a lot sooner than I expected! I've received so many compliments from friends and family. Do not hesitate to hire Shaunae - she is kind, responsive, and SO talented!

- salley & parker

"Shaunae is AMAZING!! She was so warm, happy, and communicative leading up to our day. We had no questions on how the day was going to go or what was needed. We were pretty nervous to have pictures taken and she was able to get my husband and I to immediately be comfortable and have fun with each other the whole time! My family and friends absolutely adored her and we were all impressed by how efficient she was. We are beyond impressed and thankful to you, Shaunae!"

- Alyssa & Dennis

“Shaunae was amazing to work with! She is incredibly thoughtful, thorough, and professional. Our wedding day began with tornado warnings and severe weather, and Shaunae kept me calm through it all. I had complete trust that she would do whatever it took to still capture gorgeous wedding photos. She 100% came through! Our wedding photos are beautiful and better than we even expected. Her work clearly speaks for itself, but she also goes above and beyond the normal photographer role. We are so grateful we had her to capture our wedding day!"

- Rikki & Adam

5 Things You Might Not Know About Me

I attended college for photography and graduated at 18 years old! Yes! I knew what I wanted to do at a very early age, after falling in love with telling stories through photos. So I graduated high school early, packed up my belongings, and drove across the country to attend photography school on the East Coast. Each new experience led me to learning more about my craft and about the people around me.

I started my photography business at only 20 years old! After graduating, I had no idea what I wanted to do with my degree. I photographed a few friends' weddings and found my passion for being the one to document the indescribable joy of the day. Now, over a decade later I have photographed hundreds of weddings,  cultivated beautiful new friendships with couples and their families, and have made incredible memories that will last a lifetime.

I married my best friend on the bluffs in Santa Barbara, overlooking the Pacific Ocean. We chose an intimate wedding with only our parents, siblings, and our closest friends as witnesses. We went out for breakfast together that morning, toasted champagne on the beach at sunset, and enjoyed a beautiful night of dinner and conversation underneath twinkle lights and stars.

This is my reminder to my couples: do exactly what YOU want for your wedding day because it's about celebrating the beginning of your marriage. You two deserve to have a day that completely represents your relationship and what you value most.

My husband and I welcomed our daughter to the world in 2022 after struggling for years with infertility. Our journey to becoming parents led me to share more about our story and help others in the process. It ignited my passion and my drive to not only photograph weddings and couples, but families and motherhood as well. These moments with our children are precious beyond measure and go by so fast. I want to preserve all of it through photos.

We welcomed our second daughter at the end of 2023!

My ideal day looks like enjoying the best meal, breakfast: with something savory to eat and strong black coffee to drink. Then losing myself in the library and adding far too many books to my already tall stack of to-be-read pile (while picking up some sort of sweet treat along the way.) Ending the day cuddled on our oversized couch with my family rewatching a Nancy Meyers movie and talking more about how much I love the beautiful set design and homes than the actually movie.

Investing in Wedding Photography

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I provide a full service experience perfectly tailored to my couples' needs to give them the very best. Your personalized wedding coverage comes with all my love, care, and expertise to make this process intentional and enjoyable.

Curious on how much to invest in wedding photography? Read this post on the variables that go into wedding photography, unique situations for couples getting married in Washington, and why investing in a high-end photography experience is the best choice you can make for your wedding day.