You’re in for an incredible adventure and I’d be thrilled to be a part of it. You’ll put so much of yourself, thought and energy into crafting and planning your perfect day. So, it’s my goal to document all of those details, the heart behind them, and the celebration surrounding it all.

Your story deserves to be beautifully captured by someone dedicated to getting to know you and the moments that make your relationship special. So, before you book me I take the time to meet you and ask questions to make sure we are the prefect fit for each other. It’s so important to me to work this way because a friend capturing the happiest day of your life is better than a total stranger.

I’m honoured you’ve reached out to me and I can’t wait to hear more about you and your big day!


It all starts with getting to know the real you and your story. Once we get to know each other, you can relax and leave the rest to me.

I will always try to keep our time together as casual and comfortable as possible. We will talk like old friends and probably laugh at ourselves..a lot. On the day of our shoot, I will ask you to be yourself and forget about the camera. The best images come from the spontaneous and genuine moments (the one’s that happen when you think nobody is watching) It’s real and honest. It’s when the magic happens and its what I strive to create when we work together.

If you think we could be a good match for each other, let’s talk 🙂

A few testimonials:

“When you look at our wedding photos they’re not the normal cheesey pose photos – They were candid photos of people smiling and talking, enjoying the day. Everyone looks like they’re having the best time & they reflected our day perfectly.

Shar knows how to do it old school, but what I loved about her was she was so incredibly innovative & creative.

I can not recommend her enough…She will make your day even more perfect”

“For the past year I have had the absolute pleasure in entering Shar Hays’ universe of fun, laughter & sheer delight in seeing what I love so dearly captured in the most beautifully & artistic way possible.

Shar has a unique eye for a shot that captures a story – a range of emotions you can read visually”

“Amazing photographs and an even more amazing chick!!
Super chilled and fun and makes the process for males so much easier and enjoyable! Recommend highly to anyone wanting precious photos to keep!”

Shar you are truly amazing!! I will recommend you to everybody, we had such fun with you.
Thank you sooo much “

Professional, funny, creative, talented and artistic. Shar created a relaxed, enjoyable and pleasurable environment where you can immerse in a character comfortably. Guaranteed to obtain original pictures with artistic value.


Updated 01.04.17

Essentials Collection
4 hours coverage
  • 4 hours
  • Digital Files
  • Online Gallery**
  • Backed up (10yrs)
  • Colour + B&W + Vintage
Essentials Add-on
Additional time per/hour
  • Additional time +
  • Digital Files
Supreme Collection
8 hours coverage
  • 8 hours
  • 600+ Digital Files
  • Online Gallery
  • Backed up (10yrs)
  • Colour + B&W + Vintage
  • Engagement Shoot*

  • Essentials Collection is the minimum purchase available for a Wedding booking
  • 3 versions of each jpg file: Colour + B&W + Vintage
  • *Engagement shoot are not exchangeable. BONUS item
  • High res images supplied online via gallery. Available and backed up for 10 years.


  • Additional hours // $250
  • Engagement Session // $500
  • Travel Outside of Hawke’s Bay // Custom Quote
  • Album/USB Box // from $1000
  • Keepsake box package // from $1000


Well… not only am I confident in my abilities as a photographer and my people skills, I also take my business very seriously in terms of accountability, honesty and professionalism. Beyond that, what you really need to know is I’m quick with a joke (whether its funny… or not? My aim is to make you comfortable laughing with… or at me 🙂 I’ll ask you as many questions as it takes till I feel like I know you, and will befriend you before you even know what happened.
So, lets be friends shall we?


If you like what you see, lets set up a meeting! Getting together for coffee catchup with my couples is an important part of the whole process. I want to get to know you and your story, and talk about all the details you have planned for your special day – and most importantly – ensure we’re a good fit for each other. *If meeting in person isn’t possible due to location, we can set up a Skype date or phone call.



Ready to move forward and secure your date? After our meeting, I’ll send over my contract and proposal details of my services and we can discuss any lingering questions via email. You can then book me for your wedding date with a $250 reservation deposit.

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