ABOUT

About us - Shane & Dee Shepherd

First of all and most importantly, congrats on getting engaged!

Secondly, thank you for considering me as your Wedding Photographer – it means a lot.

It also means you value wedding photography that’s creative and authentic. No fake smiles or awkward poses with me, you go do your thing – I believe in capturing the real story.

Marrying my babe-wife Dee eight years ago is the best decision I ever made. We also have three kiddies Frankie (7), Spencer (4) and Sunny (1) who are our everything. I grew up in Byron Bay (Australia) and despite being the whitest guy alive, love the ocean and surfing. I’m also a massive music lover. Do you like Arcade Fire, The National or Sufjan Stevens? Awesome, me too! Mexican food speaks to me on a spiritual level… throw in some Sangria and I’ll be your friend for life. Before venturing into photography-land I worked as an event / festival manager for ten years.

Over the past six years, I have been ridiculously fortunate to have photographed nearly 300 weddings for some of the most amazing, hilarious, hospitable and loved up couples all over Australia, including the USA, Amsterdam, UK, Canada, Thailand and Bali.

It’s the biggest honor for me to document your wedding story for you in the most authentic and beautiful way possible.

If you like what I do, I’d love to hear from you!

Shane


SOME VERY KIND WORDS

“From the moment we met you Shane, we both felt like we had known you for years. There was simply no other photographer we could imagine working with. Your talent is obvious to anyone looking at your work. What is less obvious I imagine, until people meet you, is just what an all-round great person you are. Authentic, real and just so much fun to be around, putting everyone immediately at ease. In my opinion, this is the great talent. That intangible ‘thing’ which helps create the space for the magic to happen. We are deeply grateful for having you capture our day and for making every point of communication with yourself & Dee feel like a conversation with a friend. We will cherish these memories forever!”

Georgie & Shoan

“Brandi and I could not be more grateful for Shane. Not only for his flawless efforts behind the camera, but for his endless energy, his creative push to change it up and try new things, his encouragement and ability take all the pressure off you, and allow you to be natural and comfortable in front of the camera. He’s got the biggest heart and will go to crazy lengths to get the most insane photographs. We were honoured to have Shane photograph our wedding and can’t believe how hard the emotions strike us when looking at these photos. What a beautiful thing. Thank you”.

Jarith & Brandi 

“We stumbled across Shane when searching for Byron Bay Wedding Photographers; and as soon as we did, we knew we were onto something special. Aside from sharing a passion for mexican food, Shane also shared our love for relaxed candid photos that truely reflected the feeling of the day. We found our needle in the haystack. On the day, it felt more like Shane was a guest at our wedding than a photographer. He blended so well with our friends and family and tore up the dance floor, all the while capturing some amazing photos. Once we received our pictures we were nothing short of BLOWN AWAY. They genuinely were everything we could imagine and more, perfect even.If you’re looking for a photographer who is passionate, talented and an all round good human being, it’s Shane”.

Katrina and Josh

“It was very easy working with Shane for our wedding. Shane listened to what we wanted and produced the most incredible photos. He captured the laughter, the fun and humour of the day which was exactly what we wanted. On the day, Shane was super fun to have around and never interfered. If you are after in the moment shots that show movement then Shane is your guy. I highly recommend this legend!”.

Alicia & Simon 

“WOW! where do we start?!? Disclaimer: another very happy couple are about to tell you how awesome you are:) You have been highly talked about from all of our guests since shooting our wedding! Everyone loved your energy, your dance floor antics and even my Dad spoke very highly of you for helping him with his camera settings, he was rather impressed with every photo he took after that! Oh wait!… then we got the photos back…Tom and I are blown away with the photos! I think we’ve looked at them hundreds of times already! They are beautifully candid, fun and just as we remembered it. Thanks so much for allowing us to relive our day through your lens and for being ‘our’ photographer and capturing the day so perfectly – we are forever grateful!”

Katie & Tom