Shayla Rae Photography

West Virginia & Beyond



Wedding and couple photographer for those who have an unquenchable thirst for authenticity. Specializing in artfully capturing raw emotion and everyday connection

“I am blown away by the quality of the photos, attention to detail, and creativity.”

What You Can Expect

at a glance

Timely Responses

Never be left wondering if you’ve been ghosted by arguably the most important vendor you hire for your big day. My business hours are Monday - Friday 10am - 7pm. You can expect a response usually within an hour of messaging.

A Session/Wedding Day Experience You Will Actually Enjoy

I don’t do stiff posing, it’s just not my thing, so show up prepared to have fun! I love piggyback rides, slow dancing to your favorite songs, and rapid fire kisses on the cheeks. (Obviously I’ll get a couple of y’all looking at the camera while smiling because we know those are the ones you mom wants to put on her wall)

Freedom To Be Yourselves

Come as you are or don’t come at all! Hiding your true personality and interests from me is the easiest way to end up with photos you don’t like. I couldn’t be the least bit concerned with making you look like every other couple on the internet. I want your personality to shine through in every photo!

A Wedding Day Encyclopedia

When I’m not working on photos I can be found scouring the internet for all of the best tips, tricks, and ideas for weddings and I am more than happy to share all of it with you. Most of this info will be gifted to you through guides, but I’m always down to chat about your specific needs. My friends describe me as the problem solver of the group because I have an answer/tool for just about every problem. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve repaired jewelry, sewn straps back onto dresses, and solved oversights in the timeline at the last second!

24 -48 Hour Sneak Peeks

Tbh I’d be a little hurt if you weren’t itching to get your photos as soon as possible, so I make it a point to give you a taste of your gallery 24 - 48 hours after your wedding!

Photos You Will Cherish For The Rest Of Your Lives

Trends come and go, but your photos are forever! While I clearly include trendy photos in my galleries, I ALWAYS include images that will last the test of time.

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