Hey, it's me, Shaleena, lover of black and white and cracker of bad jokes. I'm the girl behind all these photos. Actually, I'm the girl documenting these moments. You guys bring the love, the smiles, the joy, the absolute perfection.
I'd love to be the perfect photographer with the PERFECT messy bun and adorable personality. Honestly, I am just plain weird. I crack jokes that no one understands, I make references to TV shows most people have forgotten, and I, in NO WAY, look cute in a messy bun ya'll, it ain't pretty.
But I am me, you are you, and there is no better me, than me, and no better you, than you. So here's to genuine moments, genuine love, and genuine humans.
I wandered through the Phoenix bridal show, terrified and overwhelmed. I had been chased by eye cream wielding European men to my absolute wits end.
And then, I found Shaleena. Her booth was understated, purposeful and quiet. She was exactly what I was looking for. A few minutes of talking, and I knew we were kindred spirits.
Fast forward to my wedding day and she was there with bells on. Beautifully dressed, professional and joyful to be around. She’s exactly what you want while you’re dropping you’re brand new makeup palette and breaking your nose ring. She’s also what you want when you’re hugging your maid of honor you haven’t seen in person in 8 years and seeing your groom for the first time. She has an ingrained sense of what’s important and to say my wedding photos are beautiful is almost an injustice. Shaleena, thank you from the bottom of my heart for capturing all the good that existed on that day.
B + L
We meet Shaleena at the Bridal show of January 2018. We went hoping to cross one item off of our ever-growing list. It was an overwhelming event, to say the least. We stopped, and I briefly chatted with her, it was reassuring that she wasn't enjoying all the chaos either. I won a free engagement session, so it felt meant-to-be. Vince and I are not exactly camera friendly, but Shaleena made us feel a lot more comfortable as time went on. We literally signed our contract with her in the parking lot that same day! Our engagement photos turned out just as beautiful as I was picturing; she also got them all to us that night!!
As the wedding got closer, I received regular emails from Shaleena checking in and hoping we hadn't decided to call it off yet. lol We couldn't have made a better choice in choosing her! She was fun, hard-working and completely dedicated from day one to wedding day. She was on the move the entire wedding! She knew exactly how to make us all laugh and turn those moments in beautiful photos. We couldn't be happier with how our photos turned out. And we will forever be grateful to her for going above and beyond for us. p.s She's also a great time, try tempting her with tequila ;)
C + V
If I could give Shaleena more than 5 stars I would without a doubt. Not only is she is OUTSTANDING at her job, she is very sweet and so easy to get along with as well. Words can’t describe how happy I am with my engagement photos!!! Honestly, the day of the shoot I wasn’t feeling 100% confident in the way I looked but Shaleena somehow made EVERY picture look flawless. SHE. IS. MAGIC. I am in love with her style of photos and couldn’t be any happier with the outcome of my session. Look no further for your photographer because this amazing gal will not let you down!!!
Thank you A BUNCHES Shaleena!
N + E
Let me just start by saying that I was EXTREMELY LUCKY because I was the winner of the raffle for the wedding expo 2018!! Now with that being said......not only were my fiancé and I blown away with how gorgeous our pictures turned out, I was blown away by how well we were treated,how comfortable we felt during the session, Our photo shoot was definitely an adventure! And we loved it! I was already impressed with Shaleena, and then we finished the shoot and within and HOUR she already had a sneak peek! And by the end of the night I already had the pictures back! I mean that totally put the cherry on top! I will be seeing her again soon! Super sweet and talented!
Thank you again!!
C + A
Met her at the 2018 wedding expo and from our first conversation I knew that I wanted her to be my wedding photographer. Beside her beautiful photos I really enjoyed that she took the time to get to know me and my now husband before the wedding to learn about our story and what makes us laugh. If anyone I know needs a photographer I would recommend her without a second thought and will use her in the future. Thank you so much Shaleena for preserving such a special moment in my life with such beautiful photos!
E + K
If you are in the market for a professional photographer Shaleena is your go to girl! We loved working with her! She was so professional, but so patient with my five-year-old. She spots the perfect location for every picture. She made our whole family feel very at ease and our family pictures turned out amazing! We will definitely use her again!
G - Family