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“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!”
– Natasha & Jamie // Santorini Wedding
“Shae takes the dreamiest photos and is also a total delight to be around.
We were lucky enough to get to hang with Shae during both our engagement shoot and our wedding day.
The engagement shoot was a great way to get to know Shae and also gave us perfect practice at looking relaxed and photogenic whilst being the centre of attention.
On our wedding day Shae fit in effortlessly wherever she needed. She was a calming presence during the getting ready photos, captured the excitement of the ceremony, helped us get into party mode during the portrait session, celebrated with us well into the evening and captured all of the emotions of the day. We loved having her there, as did our guests.
Our photos are incredible and Shae created the most beautiful wedding album for us. We loved sharing our wedding day with Shae and would happily do so again.”
– Nicole & Tom // Parlour Wine Room, ACT
“Where do I begin?! I saw Shae’s photography and knew I wanted her to capture such a wonderful milestone in my life.
Shae did our engagement shoot as well! She was so easy to get along with, my partner Daniel was skeptical about doing a photo shoot, however Shae made him feel so comfortable and by the end of the shoot he was smiling and and enjoying his conversations with Shae.
Shae is very professional and ensures she knows what is important to the couple she is photographing. She spent time getting to know us as a couple, and what we were about.
On the day of our wedding she was just amazing! She knew exactly what to capture and made everything look STUNNING!! The photos of our ceremony and reception were to die for it captured the ethereal vibe I was going for.
Shae is just so talented, kind and will make you feel at ease! Her work is unreal and I feel so lucky that she captured our special day!
I am forever receiving compliments about the photos from both our engagement shoot and wedding and people always ask me who the photographer was!!
100% would recommend Shae!”
– Natasha & Jason // Secrets On the Lake Montville, QLD
“THANK YOU!! As we expected we had such a great day thanks to the team we had around us. Much like the engagement photo shoot we had a lot of fun on our wedding day capturing beautiful moments thanks to you. The bridal party had nothing but good things to say about you and I know you were there til late still on the dance floor capturing great photos. Thank you for helping make our day so special, we are so glad and grateful that you were our photographer and we absolutely love our photos. Couldn’t be happier!!”
– Lauren & Brendan – The Old Dairy, Maleny, QLD
“Shae did an absolutely amazing job on our wedding photography. She was delightful to work with throughout the entire process, being highly organised and professional but also so approachable and kind. I couldn’t be any happier with how our photos have turn out and definitely recommend Shae to anyone looking for a high quality wedding photographer!”
– Jorja & Chris // Pialligo Estate, ACT
“We are lost for words to describe how truly amazing Shae is as a photographer.
The moment we came across Shae’s portfolio, we instantly fell in love with her natural and raw moments she was able to capture. We hoped for those exact moments during our engagement shoot and wedding day and WOW did she deliver.
From the first initial booking, her communication as been very clear, honest and helpful to put your mind at ease of what to expect.
We couldn’t be happier with our photos, they are truly stunning and have exceeded our expectations in every way.
Shae is incredible at making you feel at ease while directing and assisting you throughout the day to ensure you have plenty of opportunity to capture beautiful photos.
The day after the wedding she sent through a few sneaky pictures to share that were absolutely mind blowing.
Shae has a wonderful talent, plus she is TRULY a beautiful kind person inside and out. Thanks you so much Shae for capturing these moment that we will forever cherish.”
– Boo & David // Maleny, QLD
“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”
– Tash & Jake // Lake George Winery, NSW
“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”
– Sabine & Lee // Mornington Peninsula, Vic
“Shae is nothing short of amazing ! She is so incredibly talented and so lovely ! My husband and I were married on the June long weekend and to say I’m happy with our photos would be a complete understatement ! They are stunning and Shae was a dream and captured every special moment of our special day . I will love and cherish these photos forever ! Thankyou so much Shae we love them all!”
– Aleisha & Simon // Homestead, ACT
“We used Shae for our wedding recently, and she can not be flawed. Shae is incredibly talented, creative, friendly and fun! Her photos are absolutely stunning and she goes above and beyond to capture every single moment.
Shae made the whole process very easy and I could not recommend her highly enough – Absolutely incredible!”
– Dom & Bryce // Poachers Pantry, ACT
“Shae was everything we could have asked for and more! She was professional, friendly and instilled confidence in us from our first chat. For both our engagement shoot & on our wedding day, Shae was able to make the experience comfortable and natural, and had the perfect balance of timeliness and flexibility. Our photos are beautiful and we would highly recommend Shae as a photographer for any event.”
-Jessica & Aaron // Pialligo Estate, ACT
“I met Shae a few years ago when we done a photoshoot together and she was absolutely amazing to work with, when my husband and I got engaged I knew I wanted her to shoot our wedding. Shae was amazing from the start to finish and I felt she was just as exciting about shooting our wedding as we were. Everyone at our wedding commented on how lovely and friendly she was ( still do ). She made us feel so relaxed and comfortable in front of the camera. Shae sent us sneak peaks the next morning which was such a joy to see and got us super excited to see them all. I can not thank Shae enough for our wedding photos and how effortless everything was. We are still getting comments from people about the how perfect our photos are. She is such a pleasure to work with! I can not recommend her enough!”
– Ashleigh & Bernard // New Zealand Wedding
“Shae is an amazing wedding photographer. Our wedding photos look stunning, and she made it so easy on the day. Cannot recommend Shae highly enough. Went above and beyond throughout the whole process. If I could give more stars I would.”
– Jessica & Ned // Lake George Winery, NSW
“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.”
– Tegan & William // Poachers Pantry, NSW
Shae is truely amazing! We are beyond happy with our photos and how beautiful they are. In years to come we’ll look back at them and will be such a wonderful reminder of our day.
Shae was so wonderful with our 7 nieces and nephews, who were our flower girls and page boys. It was such a pleasure to have Shae spend the day with us and our family and friends.
– Amanda & Preston // Poachers Pantry, NSW
“I truly can’t explain how amazing Shae is, both as a photographer and as a person. Shae is a truly talented photographer and she created some utterly beautiful memories for us, capturing everything that we wanted and more. Shae was so lovely to work with and made us feel so comfortable both during our engagement photos and on the big day. I am so incredibly happy with how our photos turned out, we have such wonderful photos that we will treasure forever. Thank you so much Shae for all of your work, we will be forever grateful.”
-Sarah & Benjamin // Lake George Winery, NSW
“Booking a wedding photographer has to be one of the most anxiety-inducing decisions made by a bride or groom-to-be. For me, it felt like I was placing all of my trust in a total stranger and I really didn’t want to stuff it up because you only get one chance at it. I wanted someone who wasn’t just going to photograph the important parts of the ceremony or the group family photos, I wanted someone who was going to capture the atmosphere of the day. I wanted photos that capture movement and tell a story of a moment-in-time that will never happen again.
I was so amazingly happy when I first got our photos back from Shae and I still am today. They take me back to the exact moment they were taken. I recommend Shae Estelle without hesitation. She’s an absolute delight to be around, she’s professional, she’s heaps of fun, she worked in seamlessly with our videographer, and her photos are the best. Book Shae, I promise you won’t regret it.”
– Amanda & Grant // West Wyalong, NSW
“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 forever. 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 Chandler from Friends, in the engagement photoshoot 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!”
– Renee & Michael // Private Property, NSW
“Shae was the most amazing photographer on our wedding day, we are so grateful for her organisation, patience, professionalism and kindness with us prior to our day and on our wedding day. Shae also worked so well with our videographer. She made it so easy, made us feel so relaxed and most of all captured the most perfect photographs which we will treasure forever. Thank you Shae! Xo”
– Tina & Bojan // Canberra, ACT
“Shae was amazing on our day. Not only did she make us feel comfortable she let us be ourselves and didn’t make us feel awkward and staged. We had so much fun with you and we would highly recommend you to anyone who needs a photographer who is efficient. Time really went by so fast because you made our shoot fun. X”
Are you getting married on the Sunshine Coast? Who will be your wedding photographer?
Here is a list of some of the things you should consider when looking for a wedding photographer.
When selecting a wedding photographer you are selecting more than just a photographer for your wedding day. You are hiring a wedding photographer that will be with you, your family and your group all day on your wedding day. Personality is a huge part of the selection process and should not be overlooked or discounted in any way.
Your wedding photographer’s personality can set the tone for your entire wedding day and your bridal party. Ultimately it can impact your wedding photography altogether. You will more than likely be working with your wedding photographer for a year, or longer in some cases, by the time you factor in your engagement session and post wedding photography and albums.
While price is always a factor when selecting your Sunshine Coast wedding photographer, it should not be the only thing that matters. All too often we hear horror stories from brides who made a decision for their wedding photography based purely on price. It turns out to be foolish in the end. When its all said and done, your wedding photography will be all you have to remember your wedding day.
//3 WEDDING ALBUMS
What will you do with all your images from your wedding photographer? Most people opt to place them in a beautifully designed wedding album that your wedding photographer should provide you with. Don’t underestimate the importance of a wedding album from your wedding day. This is your first family heirloom and your one keepsake you will have forever to remember your Sunshine Coast wedding.
When selecting a wedding photographer you should look for an album that best represents you and your new family. Wedding albums come in all shapes and sizes. Questions you should ask your wedding photographer 1) How many pages come in the wedding album? 2) How many images will be in the wedding album? 3) What leather options are available for my wedding album?
Something often overlooked when selecting a wedding photographer is the number of hours that will be offered during the coverage of your Sunshine Coast. Typically you will want your wedding photographer to be with you to document all the moments of your wedding day. After all, that’s what you are hiring them for. That being said, typical coverage requirements for your wedding day should be about 8-10 hours.
Be careful here. Some wedding photographers offer cut-rate prices by offering you less than adequate wedding coverage for your day. These become hidden costs and once you realize it, it’s often too late.
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How many wedding photographers will be at your event? Most events need at least two wedding photographers. This ensures that your wedding photographer is focused on working with your group and directing the day and allows the second wedding photographer to have coverage going on at the same time.
We find that by having offering two Sunshine Coast wedding photographers at your event, your wedding photography needs can best be met all while ensuring that nothing gets missed from your big day. This is an additional option to the packages that Shae Estella Photo can easily accommodate!
Shae Estella Photo is a wedding photographer based in South East Queensland offering wedding photography on the Sunshine Coast from Noosa to Bribie Island, Brisbane, Gold Coast and Byron Bay.