Hey there. My name is Shaleena. If you ask my parent's about when I started taking photos they would say pretty much from birth. At a very young age I had an obsession with cameras and they had to regularly make sure that the film was NOT in the cameras or you could guarantee that most of that film would be developed into awkwardly framed photos of the cat. Eventually they would buy a digital camera, one with floppy disks, allow me to take more awkwardly framed photos of the cat, and quickly learn to keep the disks out of my reach too. That obviously didn't stop me. I took my first portraits at 12, and photographed my first wedding at 13. I slowly fell out of photography until I was about 17, and I took engagement photos for one of my friends. I then decided that I wanted to take pictures professionally (like every girl with a camera) My interest faded in and out, then faded, and faded, until I picked up my grandfather's Canon AE-1 35mm film camera. I rekindled my love for photography, and now here I am.
I say that I photograph worldwide, meaning I will, or I want to. If you have a wedding that is out of the country and like me and my style, I'll get my passport ready. I can't wait to go on your journey with you. Got a wedding out of state? In state but out of the valley? I'm all in!
India is pretty high on my list, along with Spain, and France.
Anywhere where the mountains are high and the air is clean. Arizona, Colorado are pretty great for those.
In quality. In the power of connection. I believe the stories I tell will be passed on to your grandchildren, great-grandchildren. I believe in those albums we grew up flipping through, day dreaming about our family's beginning, after all, it's our beginning too.