for the wild at heart
portrait + adventure sessions
non-traditional & stylish
Photos keep our greatest memories alive long after the moment has passed. It’s why we cherish them – and why I do what I do. For me, photography is about remembering the feeling. That’s why my style focuses on the beauty of natural, candid moments rather than staged and posed shots.
You’re embarking on the adventure of a lifetime, and I’m here to make sure that your most treasured memories stand the test of time.
Are we meant to be?
First of all, welcome! I’m so glad you’re here.
I’m Shae – the founder, photographer, and wedding whisperer behind Shae Estella Photography.
Choosing a photographer to capture the biggest day of your life is a major decision. It’s important to go into your wedding day feeling totally confident that you’ll get the cherished memories you deserve!
HANNAH & SCOTT
“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 like you sometimes see with other photographers. 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!"
ASHLEIGH + BERNARD
Shae was absolutely amazing, she travelled all the way to New Zealand to shoot our wedding in the middle of the southern alps, everyone can not stop talking about how lovely and sweet our Photographer was.
The day after the wedding Shae gave me a couple of sneak pecks of some of the photos so I could upload on to social media to show family who couldn’t make the day, and they are the most stunning photos I have ever seen. And that’s not like me to talk about photos of myself.
I would recommend her a thousand times to anyone thinking about using her. She makes you feel so comfortable in front of the camera and everything was so effortless.
Thank you so much for sharing our special day with us Shae. You are truly an amazing photographer and human! X
CARLEY + MITCH
The best decision we made when organising our wedding was choosing Shae as our photographer. We wanted a small intimate wedding surrounded by close family and not only did Shae take the most beautiful photos, she felt apart of our family. Thank you Shae for making us very akward and shy people look amazing on film! We also highly recommend the 'first-look' session as a way to ease pre-wedding jitters and to share an intimate moment with each other before you become husband and wife.
KATHLEEN & COLIN
We aren't exactly lovers of being in front of the camera, however still wanted beautiful wedding photos. Because of Shae's personality, attitude, professionalism and obvious passion for what she does, beautiful wedding photos were what we got and we couldn't be happier with our photos!! Shae made us feel comfortable from the start, and it was an easygoing and fun process. Shae really captured the rustic and laid back feel of our wedding day exactly as we'd imagined. All our friends and family love them too! We would recommend Shae Estella Photo to anyone getting married. Thank you Shae."
HANNAH & GABRIEL
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 truly special. We highly recommend Shae - she is friendly, professional and organised.
KIM & SCOTT
We took your advice last night when the gallery link popped up in my inbox on our way to dinner . We resisted the urge to take a peak at the photos.
When we get home we sat down with a nice drink each and put on our wedding cocktail hour playlist.
We had to stop halfway through and get a box of tissues. The emotion in these photos is incredible. It felt like we were reliving our day all over again.
CHANELLE + KYLE
“My husband Kyle and I were referred to Shae by another photographer and we are so glad we found her. Our wedding photos are beautiful and the way she made us feel on the day was relaxed and like she was a good friend. Shae allowed us to get the most out of our wedding photography by giving us vital information on the best time to shoot, locations for an outdoor ceremony and finding unique portrait spots that reflected our personality and story as a couple perfectly. Looking through our wedding album today, my husband was speechless at reliving such beautiful memories captured. We would not hesitate to recommend Shae to anyone needing a wedding photographer."
COLIN + VICTORIA
We can't stop looking at our wedding photos, they are so beautiful. Shae captured the emotions and style of the day perfectly that every time we look at them they take us back to our amazing day. From when we first met Shae to picking the photos for our album Shae's dedication to her work and passion for creating beautiful images has shone through. We are so happy we found Shae and that she was able to capture such amazing memories for us.
TEGAN + WILLIAM
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.
CASEY + TROY
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!
NICOLE + THOMAS
Shae is so much fun to shoot with! She also takes stunning photos making even the most awkward person look natural.
My fiance and I recently received our photos from our engagement shoot and they are stunning. Such gorgeous soft tones, rather than the heavy contrasting I tend to associate with digital photography.
We can't wait to share our wedding day with Shae
LAURA + MATHEW
My fiancé and I couldn't be happier with our engagement photos. Shae was a joy to work with - the shoot was super fun, she made us feel so relaxed in front of the camera and managed to get some amazing photos in the midst of all our giggles!