Sunshine Coast + Byron Bay
wedding photography
Wedding + Portrait Photography
for the wild at heart
"There are honestly not enough words to explain how amazing Shae is, not only as a person but a photographer as well. She has such a beautiful talent that we just couldn't find in anyone else."

Natasha + Jamie
There are honestly not enough words to explain how amazing Shae is, not only as a person but a photographer as well. She has such a beautiful talent that we just couldn't find in anyone else.

- Natasha  &  Jamie
Heya! You have come to the right place! 
The biggest Welcome! I'm Shae – a Sunshine Coast, Brisbane and Byron Bay-based photographer available for weddings, elopements, and portrait sessions all over Australia.
That's me to the right in Iceland living out my wild photography life goals to the max.

I call the humble little Sunshine Coast hinterland town of Maleny home and absolute love it. I also accept a limited number of destination weddings each year, and am especially fond of any excuse to visit New Zealand, South Pacific Islands or Europe for my amazing couples.
Photos keep our greatest memories alive long after the moment has passed. It’s why we cherish them – and ultimately, why I chose to become a wedding photographer.

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.
NATURAL, JOYFUL & ADVENTUROUS PHOTOGRAPHY
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The biggest Welcome! I'm Shae – a Sunshine Coast, Brisbane and Byron Bay-based photographer available for weddings, elopements, and portrait sessions all over Australia.
I call the humble little Sunshine Coast hinterland town of Maleny home and absolute love it. I also accept a limited number of destination weddings each year, and am especially fond of any excuse to visit New Zealand, South Pacific Islands or Europe for my amazing couples.
Photos keep our greatest memories alive long after the moment has passed. It’s why we cherish them – and ultimately, why I chose to become a wedding photographer.
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.
You have come to the right place! 
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If your idea of a perfect wedding is a relaxed, fun day celebrating with those you love the most; if you're adventurous and wild at heart; if you want beautiful, natural images that you'll still be excited about decades from now, we'll probably be a great fit!
The connection with my clients is my greatest passion and my greatest strength as a wedding photographer. I am always on the look out for the subtle moments of pure love – the tears of happiness, the hugs of joy and the gentle affectionate embrace.  My main focus is for you to feel that there is not a camera there, but just a friend near by. Then you will find that those natural candid moments unfold naturally!



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If your idea of a perfect wedding is a relaxed, fun day celebrating with those you love the most; if you're adventurous and wild at heart; if you want beautiful, natural images that you'll still be excited about decades from now, we'll probably be a great fit!
The connection with my clients is my greatest passion and my greatest strength as a wedding photographer. I am always on the look out for the subtle moments of pure love – the tears of happiness, the hugs of joy and the gentle affectionate embrace.  My main focus is for you to feel that there is not a camera there, but just a friend near by. Then you will find that those natural candid moments unfold naturally!

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Renee & Michael
Words truely cannot describe how amazing Shae is. She is incredible at what she does. Every important moment of our day was captured without prompting. We have so many beautiful, raw, candid, bursting with love photos. The whole vibe of our day is seen in each and every photo. She has a fine eye for detail, every part of the day big and small, we now have to cherish for ever. Plus she is an absolutely dream to have by your side, she is warm, cool headed, quirky (in the best way), professional and FUN. She turned us from goofy awkward (think Chantler from Friends getting Christmas photos with Monica, level of awkward) into such a photogenic pair, all by bringing out our personalities and making us feel comfortable. We will be forever grateful for you Shae, thank you!
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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
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Carly + Mitch
The best decision we made when organising our wedding was choosing Shae as our Sunshine Coast Wedding 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.
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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! Highly recommended as Sunshine Coast Wedding Photographer.
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Holly + Adam
Shae managed to make us look natural, relaxed and beautiful. She has been wonderful from start to finish, very professional, but also friendly, approachable and fun! Our photos really are a true representation of us, our families and our wedding day. She helped everyone feel relaxed and was able to capture their laughter so well.
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Victoria + Colin
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.
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Natasha + Jake
Shae was absolutely amazing! She is friendly, kind and funny and she made everything so effortless and fun for us. We would definitely recommend Shae to others. She captured our magical day so much better than we could have ever imagined. Thanks Shae!! X
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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!
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Natasha + Jamie
There are honestly not enough words to explain how amazing Shae is, not only as a person but a photographer as well. She has such a beautiful talent that we just couldn't find in anyone else. Shae was beyond amazing to work with, she listened openly and honestly. Shae captured so many moments that we didn't think would possible and the whole vibe of our big day. The communication throughout the whole process was beyond incredible and honestly made the whole process so easy. From day dot Shae was open and explained everything to these photography first timers! On the day Shae was much much more than a photographer capturing our day, Shae became part of the family. We had a small intimate elopement and couldn't think of anyone better to experience it all with. Shae is the upmost professional but all in a way of being comfortable, warm and friendly. Shae is an absolute expert in what she does and finds the most magical shots. Trust her creative eye and honestly you won't be disappointed! Her work is just beautiful- capturing the natural candid moments that you will cherish forever. I could keep going and going but honestly if your on the hunt for an amazing photographer stop here because you've found her!
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CONTACT SHAE

The little things and the big feelings...

 

Where on earth am I based?

Sometimes I wonder this! Most of the time I am on the road for work much to the dismay of my doggo.

Previously based in Canberra, Southern Highlands and South Coast NSW, I now have now moved my old home base of Maleny on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland. Having said that, I not only offers local wedding and portrait photography in South East Queensland and Byron Bay, but also regularly travels throughout Australia especially back to the Southern Highlands and South Coast NSW. 

 I’m always happy to video chat should you have any questions or meet up for coffee if I’m in town!

Regardless of where a wedding is that I travel to, I always make sure that I know the area and location well. This includes scouting out wedding photography locations in the few days prior to the big day. Having shot weddings now all over the world, no where is too unfamiliar and too hard! 

The low down on how to book…

  1. Simply CONTACT ME: and tell me a bit about yourself! I always want to work with like minded couples so we can make sure our expectations align with your wedding photography!
  2. Set up an initial chat: I’m available in Maleny on the Sunshine Coast on Sundays for a coffee and chat. Otherwise, if I’m out of town shooting destination weddings I am more than happy to video chat!
  3. Book in your session: A $500 non-refundable retainer is due plus a signed contract to secure your wedding date. From here I will send you lots of email goodies and info to help you prepare to get the most out of your wedding photography.
  4. Let’s do an engagement shoot: All wedding photography packages for local Sunshine Coast, Brisbane, Gold Coast and Byron Bay weddings include a complimentary Engagement session. This photo shoot is 1.5 hours long around sunset in a beautiful location that suits both of us. It is a ton of fun and usually involves many laughs.

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