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WEDDING DAY MOMENTS THAT MATTER.

Algonquin Resort Van Horne Ballroom St. Andrews Wedding photographed by St. Andrews Wedding Photographer Shannon-May

Saint John New Brunswick Wedding Photographer

Fredericton New Brunswick Wedding Photographer

St. Andrews Wedding Photography

On wedding days I document …

the laughter / the tears / the quiet 

the big moments / the little moments

the in-betweens  / the unapologetically authentic

the perfect imperfections  

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Kingsbrae Garden Wedding photographed by St. Andrews Photographer Shannon-May

Your Best Day Yet

Your wedding day will be one of the most personal days of your life, and your photographer will be privy to almost every minute of it.

 

This is why I choose to put as much energy into earning your trust and providing you with a great experience. It allows me to create honest and timeless wedding day images that document those you love and the authentic moments you share together. 

I like to think of myself as being a collector of moments rather than as a director. While I believe in the importance of creating timeless portraits that you will love and that feel like you, I really love capturing your wedding day's candid moments as a quiet observer.

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WORKING TOGETHER

I strive to provide a comprehensive wedding photography experience that is based on more than ten years of experience and is sure to be the easiest part of your wedding planning journey.

 

My past clients have appreciated my guidance, approachable and kind energy, and how comfortable I make them feel. They also love me because I know how to pin on boutonniéres, make dads smile, and prioritize making images and print products that age well and transcend trends. 

 

I believe in preserving the essence of you. By creating a safe and inclusive space for you to be unapologetically yourself, I strive to document your most honest moments of life and love. During your wedding planning process, together we’ll embrace the vulnerability of this process—to document your truth and your legacy.

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meet with me for a vibe check

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sign the contract, pay the retainer, & start planning.

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show up for your engagement session and have all the fun!

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chat timelines and do a walkthrough of your day

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say "I do" & I'll be there to document it all. 

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cherish your images & album forever.
Algonquin Resort Wedding, St. Andrews New Brunswick photographed by St. Andrews Wedding Photographer Shannon-May
"They are all so perfect and special. The setting, the expressions, the vibe, just everything you captured is so spot on, to not only how we felt that day but what our memories are made up of and what we want to remember moving forward.

I know it’s hard to capture feelings in photos but you did just that."

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GALLERIES

View My Portfolio

These photos... we can't even scratch the surface in describing how authentically you've captured our love.

 

Thank you, a million times over. 

 

We are so grateful for your patience and listening and talent throughout this entire journey. These will be treasured for a very, very long time, and by so many people.

 

It means the world to us to see how and what we feel. 

- MAK & KENDRA

BACKYARD FREDERICTON WEDDING

Rave Reviews

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EXPECTATIONS

What to Expect

a bit about the experience I strive to offer

I offer "full-day" wedding photography so that you won't have to plan your wedding day timeline to fit into a set amount of photography hours. Instead, together we will plan a realistic and flexible timeline for your wedding day, emphasizing your priorities and making sure you get to maximize time with your guests. We'll balance this with how much time we will need for family portraits, photos with your wedding party and, of course, couples portraits.

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WEDDINGS
Rooftop Garden Algonquin Resort Wedding Ceremony by St. Andrews Wedding Photographer Shannon-May
Wedding Day Packages begin at $4299

Most couples invest an average of $4950 (plus HST) in their wedding day photography.

 

With all wedding photography collections, you receive an engagement session, your digital collection of images with full printing rights, and a custom-designed, printed album.

Are you ready to share your heart with me?

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ELOPEMENTS
New Bruswick Elopement portrait by St. Andrews Photographer Shannon-May
Elopement Packages begin at $1949.

All weddings, big or small, deserve to be documented with the utmost care, intention, and love. 

With all elopement collections, you will receive a minimum of two hours of photography coverage, high-resolution digital images with full printing rights, and a printed album.

an inclusive elopement experience

I've partnered with an incredible wedding celebrant to create a unique and inclusive elopement experience for couples who want to elope and focus on the heart of their wedding—the ceremony. 

Together, we provide your wedding officiant service and photography, as well as provide planning support, florals, and celebratory drinks and nibbles.

 

Introducing New Brunswick Elopements.

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PRINTS & ALBUMS

Prints & Albums

they never become obsolete

Photographs are meant to be printed, displayed, and preserved. Photos that live on a device are subject to loss because technologies become obsolete and cannot be passed down from generation to generation.

 

This is why I believe in the importance of providing all of my clients with high-quality printed products, and include an album with all of my wedding collections.

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LGBTQ+ wedding portrait by New Brunswick Photographer Shannon-May

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FAQS

Frequently Asked

  • Do you travel for weddings?
    Yes, absolutely! I travel throughout Atlantic Canada every year to photograph weddings. I will travel anywhere throughout Canada, especially to Vancouver, BC. Travel fees will apply for weddings taking place more than 100 kms roundtrip beyond St. Andrews, NB.
  • How far in advance should we book you?
    I book weddings anywhere from four to 18 months in advance. However, I have booked a wedding with less than two months' notice. It is always best to inquire, as you never know! If you have your date set and your venue booked, then let's get your photography booked!
  • Do you work with a second shooter?
    You can select a collection that includes a second photographer or add one to your collection if needed. I have options for full day or half coverage by a second shooter. I strongly recommend a second shooter for weddings with a guest list exceeding 100 or if you plan to get ready far apart from one another.
  • How do we book you?
    Oh my goodness, yes! Let's do this. I require a signed contract and a $1000 retainer fee to secure your day. Use the contact form to get the booking process started.
  • Our wedding is a bit different. Do you have custom options?
    My collections are pretty much applicable to any wedding day, but there are definitely some exceptions and I'd love to create something special for you. Use the contact form to fill me in on all the details of what you're planning.
  • How many images can we expect to receive in our wedding day gallery?
    This ultimately depends on how much time I spend with you, but typical galleries from a full-day wedding will include 500—700 high-resolution images that have been edited in keeping with my style.
  • What precautions do you take to make sure our photos are backed up?
    During a wedding day, I shoot with multiple memory cards at once! Once back to my office I back up your photos to multiple hard drives, which are automatically backed up in the cloud! Lastly, I do not format my memory cards from your wedding day until after you have received you curated gallery. I have a ridiculous amount of redundant storage to mitigate losses.
  • Do you carry insurance?
    Yes! I am insured for liability and equipment losses.
  • Can we opt out of an album to save money?
    In a nutshell, no. Albums are an important part of the comprehensive wedding photography experience that I provide and it is not something I am willing to compromise on.

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THE BLOG

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recent work and articles
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