Golden Door Photography

Hey there, I’m Shaina. I’m a wannabe world traveler, a lover of good eats, and a documentary-style wedding photographer. I can’t walk past a used bookstore without going in and I’m pretty sure my kitty is cuter than yours.

At your wedding, I believe you should spend less time posing and more time celebrating. You should focus on being present, while your photographer creates beautiful, honest images that pull you right back into the feelings of your wedding day. I take my responsibility as the keeper of your memories very seriously and I love hearing all about your wild and wonderfully authentic wedding plans.

You might love to have me as your wedding photographer if:

  • You think a good picture is worth more than the sum of its Faceboook likes.
  • You’re not “cool” and you’re fine with it.
  • You love nature.
  • You love animals.
  • You love cheese (even though it comes from animals).
  • You want to travel to… everywhere.
  • You think that saying “present over perfect” is cheesy, but kind of true.
  • You can name at least 10 Broadway musicals.
  • You love to laugh.
  • You’re nice.
  • You like nice people.
  • You wish people were nicer to each other.
  • You believe that equal rights belong to everyone.
  • You believe that you can learn something from anyone.
  • You want a wedding photographer who never loses her cool, no matter what.
  • You believe in dancing every chance you get.
  • You believe that anything worth doing is worth doing well.
  • You know that families come in all shapes and sizes.
  • You find beauty in simple things.
  • Your partner is the freaking greatest.
  • Your wedding may seem “offbeat” to some, but that’s because it’s a true reflection of who you are as a team.
  • You want to look incredible in your wedding photos!

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How I cater to Offbeat Brides

I’m wholly convinced that we are all weird and wonderful on the inside, but only the brave truly embrace it!

I love all kinds of love and all kinds of celebrations of love, be they big or small, near or far. (Traveling to take pictures is the best!)

My favorite weddings are the ones where your guests can’t help but say “This is so them!”

I know that sometimes, planning your dream wedding means ruffling a few (traditional) feathers. That’s why I created a free guide to dealing with people who are less than supportive of your wedding plans. Check it out!

“Shaina provided the most amazing photos from our wedding. She managed every detail, making the day stress free while providing us with memories of a lifetime. If you are looking for a photographer who is a true professional, a delight to work with and will deliver amazing results, choose Shaina.” – Linda S.

Check out some full reviews on Facebook!

Receive 10% off the Standard or Gold packages by mentioning Offbeat Bride.

Examples of my work


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