Photography is about capturing moments that share emotion and tell a story. Whether is your wedding day or you're a senior preparing for your last year of high school, I want to capture those moments and tell your story.
My name is Shaye Painter. I'm based in Northeast Ohio with roots in south, central Pennsylvania and a love for traveling. I've had a love for photography ever since I can remember and I have been a photographer for over 14 years. I started as a sports photographer for the local newspaper in my hometown and from there studied photojournalism at Kent State University. After graduating from Kent I went on to be an in hospital newborn photographer. To be honest, I always said I would never be a portrait photographer because I always enjoyed capturing moments, over posing or "setting the stage." So, never in my wildest dreams did I think I would be doing wedding and portrait photography and loving it, but here I am...doing it and loving every second of it. I love sharing in the smiles and even the tears that come along with capturing special moments in people's lives.
Over the years I have worked in or been a part of quite a few of the various aspects of events and weddings, from catering to the florals and of course being in numerous weddings. I believe that being a part of all these different aspects of the wedding and event industry has helped me grow as a photographer and given me a different perspective when I'm shooting. At the end of the day though, my ultimate goal is to create a story for you to look back on 25 years, 50 years later and feel like you're there in that moment all over again.
Thank you for considering me for your special day or even just a special moment or memory, it means the world to me and I promise if you choose me, you won't regret it and I look forward to the time we will spend together.
Peace and God's blessings to you!