Welcome friends! I am so glad you are here.
My name is Shay and I am a wedding and portrait photographer in Tucson, AZ. For years, I had an amazing, thriving business. I was elementary school teacher by day and photographer by night (and weekends). Then, about 3 years ago, I had a baby on the same day that my dad had surgery, a surgery that resulted in a terminal cancer diagnosis for him…and I suspected it might be too much to manage being wife, mom, daughter, teacher, and photographer, but I continued to push through. I’ll never forget sitting in a closet during a wedding, pumping, crying, and calling my husband telling him I couldn’t do it anymore. It wasn’t fair to my family or my brides, so I made the heartbreaking decision to step away.
Over the last 3 years, so much has happened! My love for my husband has only grown deeper. He’s amazing. My kids have grown up a little bit. They’re cool too. My dad is still fighting the fight. Only by the grace of God. AND I am back in business! I missed photography so much. It felt like a piece of me was missing. I decided that if it was meant to be, I would find a way to balance everything…and here we are!
I love photographing people. The legacy of a family. The sweetness of a couple. The excitement of a graduate. The romance of a wedding. The emotions surrounding all of these are what fuel me as an artist. I feel so blessed and honored to be able to provide timeless memories for my clients. To stop time and capture their lives in moments that may have otherwise been lost.
I am so excited to back in the game! Like so so so excited. I am thrilled to work with my sweet, loyal families I have been photographing for years and can’t wait to connect with some amazing new clients this year. I am jazzed to crank up the music and sing at the top of my lungs on the way to your session. I am excited to tell your story and create memories that will hang on your walls for years. Let’s make MAGIC happen!