Shaye Reilly Photography
"I'm bound to tell a story.
That's where I belong."
I could tell you about where I grew up (a small town in Illinois). I could tell you about how I ended up in Clearwater, Florida. Or I could tell you about my family (3 kids, husband that I met on the playground in 5th grade), my obsession with Paul Simon, my thirst for travel, adventure, and chasing after all the beauty on this planet.
OK, I guess that I just did tell you. But I really want to tell you that where I truly belong is with you, with my camera, on a beach (or anywhere on Earth) just connecting and telling your story. To be the one who is trusted to preserve your connection, your union, your entire experience – that’s where I belong.
Why I LOVE what I do
Preserving memories that fly by so quickly they might otherwise be forgotten or go unnoticed
The excitement of the wedding day and the beginning it represents – that magical feeling of hopefulness and eagerness for the future
The honor of getting to document your day and capture your story
The thought of your photos being looked at and loved for generations
Quietly observing and documenting every meaningful moment
Bringing a sense of calmness and humor to your day
And mostly, I love witnessing the HUGE milestone of marriage with all the anticipation, passion and joy. It is SO beautiful.
Yeah, I know, that’s a lot of love. That’s the point. Your love is the reason I LOVE what I do.