AUSTRALIAN FASHION & EDITORIAL WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER
Shae Estella Photo
Bonjour! Hello! Hi! I'm Shae!
A wedding and portrait photographer based on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland Australia. I've lived all over Australia in the last 15 years but being in my hometown again is so rewarding.
I'm so blessed to have built a name for myself as a wedding photographer who easily travels Australia wide and Internationally for her couples providing a unique, individual and extremely fun experience. I love travel and the challenges it comes with adapting to the environment and new spaces as a photographer experiencing new cultures, location dynamics and ideas.
With my background starting in fashion photography and having passion for journalistic, mindful photography. I feel I've developed in my career a sensitive eye for natural yet beautiful portraiture, which I find my images are praised for their honesty, vulnerability, and unfeigned connection to the moment. I am heavily inspired by fashion photographers like Peter Lindbergh.
Outside of my passion of wedding photography, I am a keen outdoors adventurer. Taking myself away from the hustle and bustle of life and plonking myself in the moutains with a nice bottle of wine and a good book is my bliss. I love multiday hiking and planning my next adventure overseas!
Most importantly, I love my blue english staffy Gracie. She is my world and I'm so lucky to have her as a fur-child!
If this sounds important to you, then Shae is the photographer for you.
Simply get in touch to discuss your wedding photography needs.
Frequently Asked Questions
// Where are you based?
I am based on the East Coast of Australia in the Sunshine Coast Region. My local weddings cover anywhere from Byron Bay to Noosa. I often travel interstate for Weddings. Each year I accept a limited amount of international destination weddings.
// We're not really into that posed 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?
I love to meet all my clients to ensure we’re a good fit and have a chat beforehand. Upon contacting me, I will send you a link to a online calendar so you can book in either a video chat (most popular) or a meet up at the local cafe. From here we will discuss the whole wedding process from start to finish. For my interstate clients, I usually do a yearly trip to Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne to meet you too (and fit in an engagement shoot if we have time!).
// Do you travel for weddings?
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.
I also regularly shoot weddings overseas. I have photographed weddings so far in Santorini, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Iceland, Mallorca, Fiji, New Zealand, Thailand and Bali.
// 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 in two parts. 30% of the balance is due 3 months prior to your wedding, then 100% of the remaining balance is due 2 weeks prior. This can be paid out via Bank Transfer or Credit Card.
// How are your images delivered?
I generally delivery between 500-900 images (for 8 hours) to my clients from their wedding day.
You will receive your images via online gallery 4-6 weeks after your wedding date. This online gallery is secure and you can download the images in both high resolution and social media size.
// 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, with a wedding Album always in mind whilst shooting.
I only ask you don’t send me pinterest boards of bridal parties running way from photoshopped dinosaurs or really posey cheesy shot requests! If you want this stuff, I might not be the photographer for you.
// How long do we need for wedding portraits?
Generally around 1 hour for portraits (not including family photos(), 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!