The Wedding Experience

Wedding Collections & Information


Welcome to an exclusive part of my website which I like to reserve for special couples looking for a photographer for their wedding day!  Here, you'll find everything you need to know about The Shaina Lee Photography Wedding Experience, including investment information, the experience I offer to each of my clients, and more.  Grab a coffee and your future husband or wife, and scroll ahead to learn about the exciting experience you'll have with me!


"The best thing to hold
onto in life is each other."
-Audrey Hepburn

 

Meet the Photographer


If you're reading this, chances are we've been in contact by now, whether it be by phone or email.  In case you haven't had the chance to pop around my website a bit, I'd love introduce myself!  I'm Shaina, a luxury wedding and engagement photographer based in Fairfield County, Connecticut.  Though I shoot primarily in and around my home state, I love to travel!  I'm a hopeless romantic, and enjoy capturing love in each of my photographs.  In my sophomore year of college while studying photography, I assisted on my first wedding, and instantly fell in love with the industry!  Over the past seven years, I've photographed weddings from Connecticut to Mexico and back again, and have had the joy of laughing and celebrating with some of the sweetest couples on their wedding day.  I truly love being a photographer and would be honored to tell your story. 

Photography is My Love & Passion


I believe wedding photography is an art.  The details, family emotions, wonderful guest interactions and the couple in their most beautiful moments make for wonderful photographs to hang on the walls of your home.

That's what I capture.

I'm here to document your stunning wedding day, to help you and your family remember everything that happens on your special day that will define the rest of your lives together.  I'll treat your day as though it was my own.

That's my promise.


Sweet Words from Shaina Lee Couples
 

"Her spirit, her smile, her sincerity and her upbeat personality had me at hello! Shaina is prompt, professional, honest and fair. She is a pleasure to work with, and we couldn’t be happier! Our photos are gorgeous, and the priceless moments Shaina captured have provided us with memories we’ll always cherish."   — Andrea & Israel

Stamford, CT Wedding at Sheraton Stamford Hotel | CT, NY, New England + Destination Luxury Wedding Photographer | Shaina Lee Photography


"Shaina is a dedicated photographer who places the client’s experience as her top priority. From the initial consult to the final product, she ensures all her photos are the perfect blend of elegant, romantic, and timeless.”   — Melissa & Andy

Norwalk, CT Engagement Session at Cranbury Park Gallaher Mansion | CT, NY, New England + Destination Luxury Wedding Photographer | Shaina Lee Photography


“Shaina is so easy going and made everyone feel comfortable during photos. She was very organized before, during and after our wedding day. Our wedding photos came out beautifully; we’ve received countless compliments on them! We will be proud to show these photos to our grandchildren one day!”   — Nicole & Andrew

Allentown, PA Wedding at Renaissance Allentown Hotel | CT, NY, New England + Destination Luxury Wedding Photographer | Shaina Lee Photography


“Shaina, each time we look through our photos, it’s like seeing them for the first time! It’s obvious that you care about photography, but it’s even more obvious that you care about your clients. We love how informative you are, so helpful, prepared, genuine and such a kind hearted person!!"   — Lauren & Nyle

Trumbull, CT Wedding at Tashua Knolls | CT, NYC, + New England Luxury Wedding + Engagement Photographer | Shaina Lee Photography

The Wedding Experience
 

Your wedding day will be one of the most wonderful days of your life, and I want to make sure the time leading up to your I Do's (and even after!) is nothing but beautiful!  I believe a wonderful experience starts long before I pick up my camera.  Such an experience is built upon a comfortable, fun and relaxed atmosphere.  The Shaina Lee Photography Wedding Experience starts with a consultation regarding your wedding day.  At this meeting, we'll chat about what you have pictured for your big day.  I also enjoy learning about you two and your love story!

After your wedding date is booked, we'll schedule a date for your engagement session.  The engagement session helps you to get comfortable in front of the camera before your wedding day, and also gives us time to get to know each other better!  As a photographer, I want to be sure that you feel nothing but amazing on your wedding day.  There are fewer things in life that I love more than a romantic love story, which is why I capture yours in my photographs!

Westbrook, CT Wedding at The Water's Edge Resort & Spa | Luxury CT, NYC + New England Wedding + Engagement Photographer | Shaina Lee Photography

Wedding Collections

The Heirloom  $5600

8 hours of wedding day coverage | 2 photographers
12x12 custom heirloom wedding album
online gallery | digital delivery of images | custom wedding day timeline
complimentary one-hour engagement session

The Keepsake  $4300

8 hours of wedding day coverage | 2 photographers
8x8 custom heirloom wedding album
online gallery | digital delivery of images | custom wedding day timeline
complimentary one-hour engagement session

The Elegance  $3500

6 hours of wedding day coverage | 2 photographers
online gallery | digital delivery of images | custom wedding day timeline
complimentary one-hour engagement session
 

Ask me about special pricing for elopements!

Your engagement session includes my travel time anywhere in a 30 mile radius (or 60 miles round trip) of the 06851 zip code.  If you’d like to have your photos taken at a location outside the of this area, I’m up for the adventure!  The travel fee for destinations outside my regular area of coverage is $0.75 per mile. I love traveling and am actually on the road quite a bit, so I’d love to make it work!  If you would like me to meet you at a location outside of Connecticut for your engagement session where I don’t already have plans to visit, just let me know and I can give you a custom quote.


Destination Weddings & Engagements

Destination weddings collections are the same as those listed above.  
Clients with destination wedding and engagement session locations are responsible for the following:
Airfare & Baggage Fees
Hotel Accommodations (typically two nights, but dependent on the length of the event)
Rental Car & Gas (typically three days, but dependent on the length of the event)
Vendor Meals for the day of the event(s)
Per Diem: $60 for meals on travel days and non-event days
Foreign Work Permit/Visa Fees


A la Carte
 

Additional Coverage per Hour
$500

12x12 Custom Heirloom Wedding Album
20 pages..........$1200
30 pages..........$1400
40 pages..........$1600
50 pages..........$1800

10x10 Custom Heirloom Album
(perfect for engagement albums!)
20 pages..........$950
30 pages.........$1150
40 pages.........$1350
50 pages.........$1550

8x8 Custom Heirloom Album
(perfect for parent albums!)

20 pages...........$750
30 pages...........$950
40 pages..........$1150
50 pages.........$1350

Heirloom Guest Books
available in 8x8, 10x10 & 12x12
20 pages..........$400 / $475 / $550
Additional spreads..........$20 each

Canvas Gallery Wraps
16x20.............$280
16x24.............$320
20x20.............$340
18x24.............$350
20x30.............$400
24x24.............$400
24x30.............$500
24x36.............$600
30x30.............$650
30x40.............$750

Save the Dates & Thank You Cards (per pack of 25)
5x7 Folded Cards........$115
5x7 Magnets..................$90
5x7 Flat Cards................$65
4 x 5.5 Flat Cards...........$85

Bridal Boudoir Sessions
starting at $599

Cherish the Dress & Anniversary Sessions
$500


Investment prices are subject to change without notice.
 

Additional Products & Services


Professional Printing
Show off the memories of your wedding day in your home with professional photographic prints and wall displays.  Canvas gallery wraps and metal prints are delivered to you ready to hang.

Save the Dates & Thank You Cards
Send your wedding guests a save the date using photos from your engagement session!  Save the dates are available on card stock as well as magnets.  After your wedding day, your guests will enjoy getting a thank you note in the mail with your favorite wedding day image and a sweet sentiment.  Thank you cards are available as both lay-flat and folded greeting cards.  I will work with you and your color choices to design custom stationary that you'll be sure to love.

Album Design
Wedding albums are a perfect way to tell the story of your entire wedding day, from the tiniest of details to the grandest of moments!  Parent albums are smaller versions of the wedding album, and make beautiful thank you gifts.  Guestbooks are also available, designed with photos from your engagement session.

Modern Calligraphy & Hand Lettering Design
In addition to photography, I also have a love and passion for calligraphy.  I've enjoyed hand lettering not only guest escort cards and wedding signage for past clients, but even pieces of home decor!  Email me at shaina@shainaleephotography.com for a custom calligraphy quote.

Cherish the Dress & Anniversary Sessions
Cherish the Dress Sessions are perfect if you want to get back into your wedding day attire again.  These sessions are relaxed, allowing for additional photos to be taken of you two without the pressures of a wedding day.  Alternatively, Anniversary Session make a great way to celebrate your 1st, 5th, 10th or even 50th wedding anniversary!

CT, NYC, + New England Luxury Wedding + Engagement Photographer | Shaina Lee Photography

Frequently Asked Questions


How long does it take to get our images?
You can expect to receive your engagement photo gallery 3-4 weeks after your session date.  Your wedding gallery will be sent to you 4-6 weeks after your wedding date (though in the height of wedding season this may be a bit longer).  I'll always post a few of my favorites to Facebook and Instagram to give you a sneak peek until the full galleries are ready!

Do you edit the images yourself?
Absolutely!  After an engagement session or wedding, I narrow down the images to present to you, which are then professionally edited by myself.  I do not provide unedited photographs to my clients, as it would be similar to buying a car that is only partially assembled.  You deserve only the very best!

Do you travel?
Yes!  I LOVE to travel, especially if my photography is bringing me to new places!  I am available for destination weddings worldwide.  Shoot me a message for destination wedding pricing, along with the details of your big day!  

We're ready to book.  What's next?
To reserve your date, I require a signed contract and a non-refundable retainer fee of $750.  Once I have received both from you, your date is officially booked!

For additional details and questions, refer to the FAQ page, or email shaina@shainaleephotography.com.  The blog posts below are also wonderful references!

Who is The Shaina Lee Bride? – A must read for all inquiring couples!  My philosophy and more!
Capturing Moments | My Style & Approach – A bit about my photographic style.
The Engagement Session – What to expect, why they're important and some planning tips!


Thank You!

I know you have unlimited options when it comes to choosing a wedding photographer.  It means the world that you have considered me to document the most important day of your lives.