the Shayla Cristine Experience

let's make magic together

I photograph weddings with both medium format cameras and also digital cameras! Why? Film, unlike digital, offers a certain authenticity that digital just cannot reproduce. Its light, airy, whimsical and gives a very luxury feel upon holding your very own film photographs. Film has given me the freedom to really stop and analyze the shoot and decide what poses, details, intimate moments I want captured on medium format. After a decade of strickly digital, I have welcomed this new phase into my business! It has set me apart from the others and film, truly, feels more natural to me!

You are looking to hire a experienced photographer. This is not my first rodeo! I have been a professional wedding photographer since 2010! Since then I have photographed well over 500 weddings. I have seen and heard it all! I have valuable knowledge and have been coined a 'fixer' on wedding days because I can honestly fix anything under pressure! I want every single couple who graces my lens to be absolutely blown away by the experience I provide. 

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Portrait sessions begin at $499 and include the session at a location of your choice, and the high resolution images delivered via your very own boutique gallery page and a print release

Investment Begins at $499


Wedding collections begin at $3499 and include two photographers, a complimentary engagement session, high resolution image files delivered via your very own boutique gallery page and a print release. 

Investment Begins at $3499



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5. Can we see the RAW unedited photos? 
Unfortunately, no. Images not selected for editing are not archived and therefore not available for viewing or purchase. Images that are not selected for editing are absolute duplicates, blurry, blinking, or uncle Bob walking in front of the camera etc. I promise, I don't put an image count on my delivery. I just deliver ALL of the best of the best! Most couples from an 8 hour wedding day get on average 600-800 photos, sometimes more, it just depends on your wedding day!

1. How many other weddings will you book that weekend?
Usually only one. However, yes, if I am given the opportunity to book 2 beautiful weddings in a weekend, I do it!! Why? Well, why not? It is not only an opportunity to photograph another beautiful wedding, but also, get wonderful content for me to use, meet two more wonderful people in this big world, and of course, make extra money! ;)

2. Will you have assistants or another photographer with you on our day?
Yes! Generally, I shoot every wedding with a second photographer. This photographer may be Paul, a former mentee who has started his own business, but still shoots with or for me when needed! It could also be my wonderful husband Rhys, who is not only my incredible second half, but an established, award winning photographer! He's also Emmy Nominated for a Op-doc he filmed for the New York Times! As far as assistants, yes, I tend to bring a third person to help with miscellaneous things on the wedding day and also do social media things through out the wedding day! 

3. When do we receive our wedding photos?
The editing process after your wedding is lengthy because I edit all of my images myself. If your wedding is in peak wedding season, which for me, is June-October, you can anticipate at least a 8-10 week waiting period for your photos. However, my contract covers me up to 4 months after your wedding, just in the event something comes up, my computer needs repair, etc.. Life happens! I do provide sneaks within 72 hours of your wedding day for you to share and post! 

4. Do you travel? 

Heck ya! Of course! I absolutely LOVE stretching my wings and traveling to new destinations for weddings! I had my first international wedding back in 2018 in CuraƧao and it was such a stunning and beautiful wedding! I also love road trips and driving to weddings! Photographing scenery along the way! Yes! Please bring me to your wedding! 

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