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Hi, I'm Shayna

I'm a Kentucky girl, born and raised. Traveling changes the scenery, but there is no place like home.

I'm a Jesus-lovin', wife, mama, friend, teacher and avid outdoorswoman.

My husband Riley and I have been married for almost 8 years. We have two children - "bird" and "bug" - who are pretty much the greatest. Including our 2 beagle fur babies it makes quite the circus, but I'm proud of it! Our mini farm is slowly being created at our forever home near Kentucky Lake. We've had a garden the last few years and are adding some critters this year. I'm excited! My family and I also enjoy being on the lake, fishing, camping, Sunday drives and beach-bound roadtrips.

My interests are far beyond just photography. I'm a substitute teacher in our county, volunteer at my church, love planning events and designing things from logos for other photographers to a random crafting or home decor project.

I would love to hear about your upcoming photography needs! Send me a message and let's chat. I can’t wait to meet you!



Welcome to the SJ wedding experience. I'm here to create bright, happy, and authentic images that tell your wedding story. You want a professional who will provide an excellent experience alongside knowing that your wedding photography is in the best hands. This is important - these are the images you will hold on to forever and share with your children and grandchildren - they should be everything you dream about!


I love being around happy people and people who are in love…and I’m obsessed with every moment that comes with that. You know those couples like your parents or grandparents who have been married for decades and he tells everyone, “She’s beautiful!” Even though she blushingly hushes him, it’s still adorable! I love getting to capture all those moments for you to hold onto forever. My couples are a big deal to me. What you picture for your wedding day, I am all about! It’s important to keep your wedding fun and memorable, especially during the planning stages when you’re trying to decide between the endless number of wedding options available out there. Whether you are planning a local or destination wedding, I love being involved and helping however I can to make your entire experience seamless and enjoyable!


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!

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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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