My name is Cheyanna [shy-anna] and I’m so glad you’re here! I’m based in New York City, but I love to travel, and I’m available worldwide. I’m a full time wedding, elopement and portrait photographer, and documenting love stories is a career that I feel so grateful to have.
I married the love of my life in 2015, and we live in a cozy Brooklyn apartment with our rescue pit-bull, Poppy. I’m mad about animals, letters in the mail, coffee, (good) tacos, and green tea mochi. I love to laugh, mostly at myself, and when I’m not photography-ing, you’ll find me binge watching documentaries, going to late night Comedy Cellar shows with my husband, running with our dog, and eating all of the pasta that I possibly can.↓ keep on scrollin’
raw and real moments
the little ones in between
engagement & lifestyle sessions
I love photographing people in love and my goal is, always, to capture moments in time, as they unfold, and that reflect who you are as a couple.
I would describe my style as honest, raw, ethereal & adventurous- with a bit of edge!
When working together, I want to make sure that you’re surrounded by what you love- whether that means at your home, in a forest, on the beach, or in the middle of the city. If you need a little help planning an engagement session, I am very happy to recommend and help you select a location. I’m not shy to adventure, so if our shoot takes us out of the city, climbing a mountain or down into a ravine, I’ll be up for it.
I love to shoot during overcast days (amazing for skin tones) and during sunrise and sunset, when lighting is best.
If you aren’t so comfortable in front of the camera, no problem, I totally get it. I will give you cues and direction, and photograph what happens naturally as you respond and react, to me and to each other. No matter what, enjoy the imperfect moments and remember, the best photos are those where you show me your quirks, and make each other laugh uncontrollably.
Most importantly, I’m here to document your love in an authentic way- so don’t hold anything back! I’ll help you forget about the “photo-shoot” aspect, so that you can share your emotions with me and embrace spontaneity & the little in between moments. Some of the best photos I’ve taken are of couples laughing uncontrollably about how awkward they feel- and that’s OKAY! Raw emotion and authentic gestures can come through in a photo in the most striking of ways.
weddings & elopements
I believe that wedding photographs are a beautiful and palpable reminder of words exchanged, emotions felt, and the coming together of old and new friends. Wedding days can be a wonderfully blurry mixture of emotions and sentimental moments- and I’m here to turn those moments into photographs that you will truly want to look back on 5, 10, 20+ years down the road.
Seriously though, wedding photographs should make you feel something, and my goal is create memories that you’ll cherish for the rest of time.
Shoot me a message and I’ll send you a detailed wedding + investment guide!
I don’t want to be just another vendor, I want to get to know YOU (each of my wedding packages includes a complimentary engagement session – and they’re fun!) I want my images to reflect the most authentic version of YOU in both your engagement session, and wedding day galleries.
If you’re interested in hiring me to photograph your wedding, I’ll send over a brief questionnaire that will help me get to know you as a couple and allow me to get a feel for the style of your wedding, how the day will flow, what photographs you’re looking forward to the most, and any other expectations you have from me as your photographer. I also love meeting my couples face-to face over a cup of coffee or glass of wine.
If you’d like to learn more about my wedding photography style, packages or availability, drop me a line- I can’t wait to chat.