It has been a PLEASURE to work with Sharaya Mauck, a WONDERFUL wedding photographer who captures the emotion and compassion in every photo. Sharaya's biggest regret is not having the candid, meaningful, and expressive shots of her own wedding with her beloved husband, Kyle. As a result, Sharaya's career changed from wanting to be a Sea World trainer as a child to a passionate wedding photographer, in order to give each wedding couple the opportunity to relive their wedding through captured moments. Entering into her 4th year of wedding photography, Sharaya has plenty of stories and advice to share about herself and her experiences:
Could you share something fun, funky, and personal about you?
Fun: Growing up, I lived in Southern California and was in Synchronized swimming and absolutely loved it! I wanted so badly to be a trainer at Sea World and do tricks off of dolphins and Shamu!
Funky: I am named after the 80's song by Amy Grant: Sharayah
Personal: I love the Lord and only look to Him for everything! I have been married for almost 5 1/2 years to Kyle and we have a little dog named Nikon! I am very driven, motivated and competitive.
Funny Wedding story:
At one of my weddings this year, the Bride was kidding but said to her bridesmaid: "Stop making that face, you look ugly". The bridesmaid totally lost it and cried for a good 20 minutes!
Three things brides should consider when selecting a photographer:
1. Do you love and see the value in the work that they offer?
2. Do you get along with the photographer and feel comfortable with them?
3. Do they offer great customer service?
Favorite elements to shoot at a wedding:
My favorite part of the wedding day is capturing the bride and groom together. What an amazing opportunity to capture a couple the day that they are most in love and starting out their new lives together! I also love photographing all of the details. Every Bride puts so much thought and creativity into the design and details of their wedding day and I love seeing all the different details that every wedding offers.