This was my first experience being in front of the camera, and I was instantly comfortable with Shantina as my guide. Shantina walked me through the process before we met, so everything was incredibly smooth. Shantina is detail oriented, and it is obvious that she is a master of her craft. Shantina curates a calm, kind and exciting atmosphere that easily spreads when you’re with her. I’m so happy to have had an opportunity to do a shoot with Shantina, I absolutely loved it, and I’ll cherish the photographs forever. - KAYLA
Always magic working with Shantina Rae.
So grateful for these memories.
100 % Recommend
Big shout out to Shantina Rae Photography
amazing to work with. She was very
accomadating, knows her stuff and is great at
reading both clients and setting, she listened to
what we wanted and went right along, but also
knew when it was time for her to call the shots
cause she's the pro that knows. If you're
looking to get a photoshoot done, HIGHLY
recommend her. - K + L
“Shantina is magic!!! It goes without saying that her photos are absolutely stunning… the way she captures the light in ANY kind of weather is breathtaking. Not only does she have the perfect eye for photography, she has a way about her that brings comfort and confidence to anyone in front of her lense… even my photo hating husband has said he has had fun after shoots with Shantina...”
“I hired Shantina Rae to shoot both film and photos for our Adventure Tourism business Wild Waterways Adventures, on the Tree of Life Adventure.
The shoot was tricky due to the light in the forest and the nature of the adventure. I needed a versatile photographer that could capture the light on both the ocean and the moody PNW forest. This also included wildlife, which is more fast action.
I believe she said this was her first photoshoot of this kind (when it came to shooting dolphins, whales...”
“...The woman is a rockstar, she knows how to make you look amazing in her photos.. I think it’s impossible to be disappointed with her work. She’s the absolute best and I will continue to shoot with her over and over again! Can’t wait for her to capture more of our growing family!! ❤️”
“...sea lions and eagles from the boat).
Well, the photos of the Tree of Life Adventure on our Instagram and on our website speak for themselves.
Shantina created a unique mood and quality to our content that was fresh, and serene. Her level of professionalism, producing such a diverse portfolio for us was greatly appreciated. She is exceptional.”
“Shantina's energy is calm, and comforting, She makes you feel at ease quickly with suggestions and posing ideas. There is always genuine laughter and a good time. She really takes the stress away from the photoshoot day. And i am always happy to wait as long as it takes for editing cause i know it will be worth it. Her style is warm and soft like buttah! My fav photog to work with.”
“Getting empowerment photos done with Shantina was amazing. Not only did she make me feel comfortable from the moment we met but she also understood my intention and desired vibe for the photos right away. Plus it’s such a great value! I love all of my photos and feel so good about myself when I flip through them. If you wanna feel sexy and empowered this is the woman you see.”
"Shantina photographed our wedding, and I cannot say enough about how talented, kind, professional, and gifted she is. Every single photo is a work of art. Looking back on them, I was amazed at how she managed to capture incredible moments of joy, both big and small, so perfectly. The candid photos are so full of emotion that they transport me back to the moment they were snapped. The posed wedding party and family pictures even look natural and relaxed. On the day of the event, Shantina blended in so effortlessly and seamlessly that many of our guests even mistook her for a family friend. Shantina’s gentle guidance, easy and calming presence, great sense of humour, and incredible eye, make her a phenomenal photographer. I would recommend her 1000 times over. I have nothing but gratitude for the beautiful art she has created for us." - Arlie Chapman
"I searched many Vancouver island photographers for my maternity shoot and I’m so happy that I found Shantina. I loved her moody photos and how she catches the light so I thought I’d give her a shot. I’ve never had photos taken so I had no clue what to except and wondered if it’s even worth spending money on photos. Shantina was so genuine right from the beginning. I ended up changing the location due to weather and she didn’t mind at all. She travelled from quadra and came with us to mount Washington to do the photo shoot. I was able to bring my partner and dog along. She was patient and made us feel so comfortable. She didn’t rush us at all even though I had 3 outfits :p She carried all her gear through the snow and did it with a smile. You can tell she really loves doing photography. Later that week she sent us the edited photos and I couldn’t believe how beautiful they turned out. She captured the day perfectly. The experience was worth every penny. I’ll be going to Shantina to capture all my other milestones in life. Thank you so much xo" - Slyvia & Chris
We’ve had 4 sessions with Shantina. She photographed our engagement photos, mountain top helicopter adventure, boudoir shoot, and our wedding. No matter the occasion, Shantina’s photos makes me feel my most beautiful. She captures the moment in a way that just feels authentic. The feedback we receive on our photos is always that she stunningly captures our energy and emotions. I definitely plan to keep booking with Shantina and recommend her to anyone. - McKenzie + Nick
"Shantina is an incredible talented photographer she has an amazing ability to capture beauty in every photo. I’m shy in front of a camera, she made me feel confident comfortable and relaxed. She was patient with our senior pups and 8 year old daughter in our photo shoot as well. I couldn’t have asked for a better experience. The pictures came out better then I could have ever imagined. I’m so happy I did this with my dogs while I still have them. Beautiful memories I get to keep forever. I can’t wait to work with her again in the future. Maybe check out some caves next time! Thank you so much for all you do." -Leasha