Total wedding photography peace of mind

Portraits you can show off, memories you’ll have forever– we combine creative portraits with technical excellence to capture your day.

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We're technically trained in making every moment look its best.
No photoshop required.

Hyper Qualified

With over 300 weddings across 25+ states and a decade of experience, rest easy knowing you're covered by a professional.​

Custom Pricing

We believe in stewarding our money well, so we let you custom build your collection.

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"The best photographer we've ever seen."
- Rachel and Justin

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"Dave was my second favorite person at my wedding."
- Steven K

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Based in Raleigh, NC, we accept 12 weddings per year worldwide.
2022 Dates available for booking starting July 1.

Digital files included in every session so you can keep your memories safe forever.

Customizable collections allowing you to only pay for the hours you need.

Not a picture person? Most collections include a practice session where we'll teach you how to get the best pictures.

Featured On:

The New York Times, WeddingWire, TheKnot, WPPI, WPPI, Rangefinder, Fearless Photographers, The Bokeh Podcast, The BeardedTog, Wedding and Portrait Society, and more

Ambassador/Sponsored by:

SLR Lounge, MagMod, Fundy, Litra

Raleigh Wedding photographer Dave Shay has helped train  Professional Photographers from all around the world. Presentations include WPPI in Las Vegas, Professional Photographers of North Carolina, and numerous podcast & online conference appearances. 

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