TESTIMONIALS

Shae is nothing short of incredible! My husband and I enjoyed every second of working with her from the very first meeting up until we’ve received our photos. The entire shooting process on the day was so relaxed and natural and so fun! I highly recommend her service! We love you Shae!

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Casy + Troy // Harden, NSW

We are so happy that we went with you to capture our day the photos are incredible and exactly what we wanted! It really felt that you were one of our guests on the day and we just loved that you didn’t make us stand and pose for the camera etc like
you sometimes see!
You made us feel so relaxed and comfortable with everything and made it
such an easy process. you have incredible crazy talent and anyone who picks
you is so luck, the photos you take and time you put in is just amazing!

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Hannah + Scott // Fitters Workshop, ACT

We absolutely love our wedding and engagement photos!! We got all teary again and re-lived the day. Thank you so much for them – they are truely special. We highly recommend Shae – she is friendly, professional and organised.

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Hannah + Scott // Pialligo Estate, ACT

Shae is an amazingly talented photographer who made us feel so comfortable during our engagement shoot and wedding. She captured the most perfect moments during our wedding and all our friends and family are so amazed at the photos we now have to remember our special day.

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Tegan + Will // Poachers Pantry, NSW

Thank you so much for our incredibly beautiful photos!!!
We are so truly happy that we could share our day with you and thank you so much for all your hard work. The photos are just stunning and Pete and I really enjoyed sitting down and going through them together last night and we absolutely can’t wait to share them!
We can look at these and are transported back to those very moments.
For all the countless time that you’ve put in preparing, meeting, planning, shooting, editing we are so grateful. We are so stoked and proud of our wedding photos!
The whole experience working with you has been fantastic and very easy – especially for wedding noobs like us haha! We could not have had a more bangin’ photographer to run around and have an amazing day with!
So before I get too mushy, we want to again say thank you for documenting our memories for us and we really appreciate all you have done for us.

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Sarah + Pete // Canberra, ACT

We just looked over our photos – we love them!!!! Thank you so much, we had such a great time looking through them all, you’ve done an amazing job – best photographer ever! We’re so glad we asked you to be there for our big day, we can’t imagine anything better – and the magic photo was just pure genius!

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Hannah + Liz // Dungowan Estate, NSW

We just received our pre-wedding photos and they are absolutely beautiful!!! Shae is a very talented photographer who is also very friendly and fun to work with! Thanks Shae again we LOVE the photos! I would highly recommend Shae Estella Photography to anyone

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Jessica + Neo // Canberra, ACT

You are absolutely amazing!, you have a heart of gold thank you so so much, you made my wedding so much more enjoyable with all the laughs. We cant thank you enough !!!! You truly are an amazing person xx

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Isabella + Aaron // Canberra, ACT

We were super stoked to secure Shae for our wedding photography; the time and effort put into the photos are just amazing. We are still going through the photos to find album shots but there are just so many good photos to choose from.
Shae is one amazing photographer. She has helped secure the memories from our big day creatively and beautifully.
Thank you xx

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Sabine + Lee // Seaford, VIC

Investment

PRICING

I work closely with a maximum of 35 couples per year shooting weddings all over Australia and internationally. I invest a lot of time into creating strong relationships with my couples so my photography reflect every big and small detail of your day perfectly. I keep my pricing fair, honest and simple to reflect my mantra that wedding days should be fun, relaxed and all about you.

Wedding packages start at $3000  AUD inc. gst

Engagement, Portrait & after wedding sessions $550 AUD inc. gst

Family sessions, branding and corporate/event coverage available.

What you always get for your investment:

– Planning and guidance for your wedding to get the most out of photography and have a generally awesome day.

– Me as your photographer. From morning preps to late night dance floor moves! Professional editing of all the good photos from the day in colour and a selection in black and white (so they all look their best!)

– Many, many photos (anywhere from 500-900, depending on how long your wedding photography coverage is)

– An Online gallery to check out the photos and share with friends and family

– All of the photos on USB within 4-6 weeks

DESTINATION WEDDINGS

To travel overseas and photograph your wedding is a great privilege for me. Each year I accept a limited amount of destination wedding photography bookings outside of Australia. In the past few years, I shot weddings in USA, Fiji, Bali, New Zealand and New Caledonia to name a few.

  • Full day coverage up to 8 hours
  • 2 extra hours on your wedding day or for an epic day-after session
  • Full resolution digital image files with printing rights
  • Website/mobile app to view, download, print, and share your images worldwide
  • Customized location suggestions & planning tools
  • Personalized photo session timeline
  • Travel costs anywhere in the world *included!*

I travel for more than 25% of the weddings I photograph and love exploring new places with my camera. I’d love to give you epic suggestions on where to have your elopement or intimate wedding. Get in touch and I’ll share my secrets!

$3800 AUD inc. gst

For FIJI/NEW ZEALAND/VANUATU: As I see this opportunity as a privilege and blessing – wedding photography coverage is free of charge for Fiji, New Zealand, New Caledonia and Vanuatu and I only charge for travel + accommodation for 5 nights. If this sounds like what you are after, I suggest emailing me for some more information.

FAQS

// We’re not really into the posey kind of stuff…

Good, because neither am I. I like to document the day as it happens, and focus on capturing the emotion and people that are the most important to you. I won’t get you to fake anything, and the photos will reflect who you really are. Hopefully you will hardly even notice I’m there – I don’t carry a lot of gear, and usually just melt into the background.

// Will we meet before our wedding?

Yes, definitely. I love to meet all my clients to ensure we’re a good fit and have a chat beforehand. I’m always keen for a nice coffee, or a cheeky cocktail on a Friday night. If you’re interstate or overseas, we can Skype instead.

// Will you hold a date for us?

I can’t hold a date for you, but I can let you know if someone else enquires about the same date before you’ve booked me. However, it is a first come, first served kind of thing – so whoever pays their deposit first secures the date.

// How do we book you for our wedding?

A $500 non-refundable deposit will secure your date. I’ll then send you a contract to look over and sign, and the balance is due two weeks before the wedding.

// Do you offer videography?

I don’t, but know some amazing talented people who do. Send me an email and I’ll forward on their details.

// Do you travel?

Yes! I easily travel all over the place for weddings. I absolutely love going to new venues that I haven’t seen before, which is why I arrive the day prior to your wedding to suss out all the good spots for the big day. Each year I also take on selected international weddings!

// Do you bring another photographer?

It’s just me, unless you want a second photographer (which I have some trusty side kicks who help me cover things when time restraints are tight), but I’m pretty good at getting everywhere I need to be.

// Do you work off a shot list?

I don’t entirely as every wedding is unique so I go by what is special to you. I have my key shots I love to get, and as I have various affiliations with amazing wedding magazines I love to capture a lot of detail for possible wedding. If there is something you want photographed in particular, let me know and it shall happen!

// How much time do we need for portraits?

Generally around 1.5 hours, which doesn’t include travel time. If you want to get some epic shots which may mean more travel time – remember to factor this in. In the end it’s about the love and the only time in your life you will get these special photos, so make it count!

// What is the best time for portraits?

One thing you can’t control on your wedding day is the weather. However, you can do a few things to try and get the best out of the light on the day – try and avoid the middle of the day when the sun is directly overhead and can cause harsh shadows. The last hour of light before sunset is always beautiful and dreamy, and the best kind of forecast is for overcast and cloudy. If it’s super sunny, we’ll try and find an area of full shade so you’re not all sweaty and shadowy.

// What do we get afterwards?

High resolution (for printing) digital images for you to do whatever you please with, and an online gallery that you can share with family and friends.

// How many images will we receive?

It depends on how eventful your wedding is, and how many guests you have – but it’s generally 500-900.

// How long before we receive our images?

Generally you will have your photos within 4-6 weeks.

// Do you edit every photo?

Every single one. I love creating that classic film look, with rich blacks and beautiful colour with a touch of mood. The editing process is just as much of my service as is the photography, and takes almost as long.

// Are you insured?

I certainly am, I have $20,000,000 public liability insurance.

// Am I a member of the AIPP?

I was! However, after quite a few years being involved I realised that clients can generally tell of my quality of work, professional standard and dedication to my craft from my portfolio. The AIPP let a lot of photographers in by membership payment which sometimes don’t cover those three important factors above.

// How do you feel about same sex marriage?

I’m all for it, I totally believe that any two people in love should have the right to get married.

// What equipment do you use?

I use 2 Canon bodies, and generally use prime lenses. I only use flash if it’s absolutely necessary through reception, much preferring the use of natural light.

// Do you offer albums and fine art prints?

I sure do – there is nothing like feeling the photo, not just seeing it. I offer some amazingly beautiful albums that are made right here in Australia.