the best day of your life should be relived over + over + over again

weddings are expensive, believe me I know!!
as A recent bride, I remember how hard it was trying to find a wedding photographer that was worth investing in.

01. I’m a full-time wedding & elopement photographer. This means I return your photos freaking fast, I have a quick response rate, and I’m able to offer help planning, wedding tips, and ample advice along the way.

02. I take on a limited number of weddings per year. This is intentional so we can be BFF’s!!! I want to learn your love story, help you plan the big day, & get to know you as more than a name & a wedding date.

03. I refuse to shoot more than 1 wedding per weekend. The week of your wedding, I’m all yours! & on your big day, you can rest assured that I will show up with my utmost effort, energy, and creativity.​

04. I’m the sole owner & operator of Tylee Shay Photography, so you will get a personal experience with me & only me from start to finish. I personally respond to every email and edit every photo for you.

05. I’m a pilot’s wife and constantly traveling! I’ll meet you in any destination, domestic or international. let’s go somewhere fun and celebrate the start of your forever!!

Here’s what make me different from other photographers…

and what it means to you!

Pricing + Packages

​This is going to be your best day ever, and I want to celebrate it with you!!

If you are foregoing the traditional church aisle for something more unique & intimate

book me!

Michigan-Based Weddings

starting at $4000

Destination Weddings & Elopements

starting at $3800

If you care more about having fun on your wedding day than all the details

If you care MOST about your marriage than your wedding, then we are already best friends!

Portrait Sessions

starting at $500

So you found your soulmate, ​let’s capture your love & make some memories!!! From couple shoots and anniversary shoots, to proposal paparazzi and engagement shoots, I’ll get you two giggling & dancing & having fun, making authentic memories you’ll hang on to forever.

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Adventure Sessions

Have flights booked and want your adventures to be captured? I’ll tag along for either a half day or a full day and we’ll capture every moment as you explore your bucket list locations! Whether you’re dating, engaged, honeymooning, or you’ve been married forever but you want to put your dress on all over again, this is for any adventurous couple hoping to create memories in an incredible destination.

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pricing varies based on location

Frequently Asked Questions

Why is photography so dang expensive, and how do you determine your pricing?

The first thing you should know is that my prices are not just numbers I pick out of thin air! My pricing is determined with the help of a professional accountant who assesses all of my business expenses, gear costs, time spent on each client/wedding, continued education expenses, taxes, and living expenses. This is my full time job, and that's important because I'm able to give my clients my undivided attention, quick responses to emails, and a super speedy return of their images. In order to make my business sustainable so that I can do this full time and serve my clients well, we strategically determined the pricing you see.

P.S. Wedding budgets can be tricky and overwhelming, believe me I know first hand! But just remember that photos are the only thing that don't end up in the trash at the end of the night. If there is one part of your budget that you should splurge on, it's the timeless memories.

HOW MANY WEDDINGS DO YOU SHOOT PER YEAR?

I limit myself to 20-24 weddings per year, 1-3 weddings per month. This is in an effort to give each of my couples my full effort and energy when the time comes for their wedding. Unlike many other photographers, I never shoot more than one wedding per weekend! You can rest assured that the week of your wedding you'll have my full attention, effort and energy.

WHY SHOULD WE HIRE YOU?

I believe that your photos will only turn out authentic and effortless if you have a photographer that you feel comfortable with and fully trust. So you should hire me if you like my photography style and can picture yourself in past photos I've taken, if you vibe with my personality and wouldn't mind hanging out with me on your best day ever, and if you're wanting a photographer who will get to know you personally and really invest in your day and your marriage.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO GET OUR PHOTOS BACK?

I pride myself in delivering my clients photos much faster than most photographers, and I do this by taking on a limited number of weddings per month/year. You will receive your full wedding photo gallery within 2-3 weeks after your wedding. You'll receive the images in an online gallery so you can download them, order prints/albums/frames, and easily share the link with family and friends.

DO YOU HELP AT ALL WITH THE WEDDING PLANNING PROCESS?

YES! I am more hands-on and involved than most wedding photographers, and this is because I want to do everything I can to make sure you have a fun, carefree wedding day. My clients come to me for help selecting vendors, location scouting, wedding day timeline planning, and more. I like to tell my clients that I'm the bonus bridesmaid/bestie they didn't know they needed.

DO WE HAVE TO PAY FOR YOUR TRAVEL/FLIGHTS/HOTEL/ETC?

Nope! I account for all of my travel expenses in the pricing you see below. I know that you already have a lot of coordinating on your plate, so you just pay for my package price and I take care of the rest!

WHAT IF YOUR FLIGHT IS DELAYED?

I travel to the destination of your wedding days in advanced. This is so that I won't have any issues if there is flight delays, and also so that I have plenty of time to scout out the area for the best photo ops.

2021 travel

check out where i'm heading!

january

oahu, hI
los angeles, cA

february

florida keys
phoenix, AZ

march

San Diego, CA
Palm Springs, CA

april

Los Angeles, CA

may

Grand Rapids, MI

june

Grand Tetons, WY

july

Grand Rapids, MI
Traverse City, MI

August

Bar Harbor, ME
Santorini, Greece

september

amalfi coast, Italy
tuscany, italy

october

grand rapids, MI

november

TBD

december

TBD

bucket-list locations

I also offer a special discount for weddings, elopements, and adventure sessions in my bucket list locations:

Kauai, Hawaii, Antelope Canyon, Arizona, Yosemite National Park, California, Bora Bora, Australia/New Zealand, Portugal, Lake Como and/or Capri, Italy! (take me anywhere in Italy and I’ll love you forever!)

Contact me if you'd like to chat about one of these destinations!


If you'd like to meet up in one of these spots for a photoshoot, let's chat! Or if you'd like to add another spot to my travel schedule for the year, send me a message and I'll book my flight!

get in touch

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@tylee.shay