When the morning of your wedding day finally rolls around after months of diligently planning each beautiful detail, everything else falls away. Every phone call dialed, coffee meeting set, price checked, and decision made that led you to the sun rising on the first day of your next chapter, is suddenly in the rearview. In front of you, well, that’s your forever!
Each day bringing you closer to forever, though, is so crucial. When that day does begin, you’ll want to be fully present for your soon-to-be life partner, of course! Not worrying about your vendors, seating charts, or schedule. While you can’t ever plan for perfection — which is totally unfair — you can plan enough to know that the small businesses and creatives you’ve chosen to surround yourself with have your back.
Getting to know your vendors beforehand is one of the most important — and fun! — parts of the wedding planning process. So without further adieu, allow us to introduce ourselves!
Based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the women-run Shayla Cristine Photography team is made up of local, love-oriented photographers with a particular affinity for weddings.
“One of the greatest things about my job is becoming friends with my couples, and going through the wedding process with them. Then, after the wedding, I love keeping up with their new lives on social media!”
Shayla, the bright and bubbly personality behind the team name, has been doing what she loves — capturing love stories behind the lens — for 9 years now. As a third-generation womanpreneur, she carries with her a legacy of love, hard work, and magic-making. Her gramma started a drive-in diner in the mid-50’s, and her mother still owns her advertising agency of 35 years!
Carrying on the legacy even further is the darling ray of sunshine which offers so much inspiration to the Shayla Cristine team — her daughter Violet! Named after Shayla’s late gramma, Violet’s spunk and zest for life reminds us all of what’s important in life: having fun.
Having fun, making magic, and capturing the moments you can never get back are the three core tenets driving the creative work and wedding photography behind Shayla Cristine Photography.
“I love when couples come back to me for maternity and baby photos! The love is always there, and it’s such an honor being present for each new adventure.”
By nurturing genuine connections with every couple who comes through the door, Shayla Cristine Photography is more than just a photography team you hire for your wedding day. We’re your friends, too! Friends who just happen to be pretty great at getting you and your loved ones comfortable around the camera and making memories last a lifetime.
But enough about us, let’s talk about you and your wedding day!