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Hi, I'm Shayna

I'm a Kentucky girl, born and raised. While I love traveling and exploring new places, there's just something about the comfort and beauty of home that can't be beat.


When I'm not behind the camera capturing special moments, I'm wearing many other hats. I'm a devoted follower of Jesus, a loving wife, a proud mama, friend, teacher, and an outdoor enthusiast. You can often find me adventuring in nature, soaking up the sun, and enjoying the simple pleasures that life has to offer.

I've been happily married to my wonderful husband, Riley, for 8 years. Together, we have two amazing kiddos, affectionately nicknamed "bird" and "bug" and other loving aliases. Add in our two lovable beagle fur babies, and you've got yourself a full-blown circus! We're slowly building our own mini farm near Kentucky Lake, with a garden that keeps us busy and fed and some little peeps joining the crew this year too. It's an adventure!


While photography is my passion, I have a range of interests that keep life interesting. I also work as a substitute teacher in our county, volunteer at my church, and enjoy planning events. I've also started creating logos for fellow photographers and businesses.


I love unleashing my creativity and I'm excited to hear from YOU about your upcoming photography needs! Drop me a message, and let's have a chat. I can't wait to meet you, learn more about your story, and create beautiful memories together.

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Welcome to the SJ wedding experience, where we're all about creating bright, happy, and authentic images that truly tell your unique wedding story. As you embark on this incredible journey, it's essential to have a professional by your side who not only provides an excellent photography experience but also understands the significance of capturing those cherished moments. After all, these images will be the ones you hold onto for a lifetime, sharing them with your children and grandchildren, reliving the joy and love of your special day.


I absolutely adore being around people who radiate happiness and are deeply in love. There's something truly magical about those moments. Like when your grandparents have been married for decades, and your grandpa never hesitates to proclaim, "She's beautiful!" Even if your grandma blushes and hushes him, it's downright adorable! I feel privileged to have the opportunity to capture all those heartwarming moments for you to treasure forever.


My couples mean the world to me, and I'm dedicated to bringing your vision for your wedding day to life. Your dreams and desires are at the forefront of my mind because I genuinely believe that your wedding should be everything you've ever imagined and more. Together, we'll create a fun and memorable experience, from the initial planning stages to the final magical moments. Whether you're planning a local celebration or an unforgettable destination wedding, I'm here to lend my expertise and support, making the entire process seamless and enjoyable for you.


So, let's embark on this incredible journey together. Get ready for a wedding experience that's filled with laughter, love, and unforgettable memories. I can't wait to meet you and be a part of your extraordinary day!


Need a gift certificate or want to book a spot for our latest mini sessions? You can find that here! Keep in mind mini sessions are seasonal and spots are limited. If you're thinking about it, just go for it!


Booking gets a little crazy sometimes but we try to get everyone on the calendar in a timely fashion. You can request to book here if you like and will be in touch with you about your session and availability within 48 hours!

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