HEYYA! I'M SARAYA!

My name is Saraya Joy

{pronounced like "sa - raya - sunshine” as my mom would say!}

 

I’m a Canadian based destination elopement + wedding photographer, full time wiener dog lovin’, windows down in the car singing’ human + I am here to be YOUR professional third wheel while capturing all YOOOO LOVEEEE!

 

I’ve been in love with photographing love basically as soon as I was old enough to know what a love story was (thx Disney World + Nicholas Sparks). And the irony of all this is that I am basically T. H. E. Taylor Swift of wedding photography (aka - I photograph love but I personally can’t get a dude to stick around for the life of me lolz) BUTTT I seem to have knack for photographing the lucky ones in love. And THAT what I absolutely live for.

 

When I’m not photographing love, I’m usually hanging out with my wiener dog Gus! You’ll probably see him ALLLLL over my Instagram stories - normally when I meet couples they are always like “OMG HOWS GUS” before I even get a chance to say hey! I’ve literally had strangers come up to me in public and be like “Oh my god you’re the photographer from Instagram, the one with the wiener dog!” YUUPP, that’s me! It makes me SO happy to know he has so many people who know love him and he doesn’t even know it! HAHAH

 

I’ve also been bitten by the travel bug, + I mean bitten HARD. Any chance to hop on a plane, you can bet that I’ll be on it. I’d rather spend my money on adventures + life experiences than tangible items. I’m finding a little more of my soul on every wild adventure + I’m so freakin' grateful that my job has blessed me with these experiences to travel the world. Life’s not meant to be lived in one place.

 

So yeah! That’s basically me in a nutshell, but I wanna get to know YOU!

 

Drop me a line + LETS BE FRAAANDSSS!!!

{pronounced like "sa - raya - sunshine” as my mom would say!}

I’m a Canadian based destination elopement + wedding photographer, full time wiener dog lovin’, windows down in the car singing’ human + I am here to be YOUR professional third wheel while capturing all YOOOO LOVEEEE!

I’ve been in love with photographing love basically as soon as I was old enough to know what a love story was (thx Disney World + Nicholas Sparks). And the irony of all this is that I am basically T. H. E. Taylor Swift of wedding photography (aka - I photograph love but I personally can’t get a dude to stick around for the life of me lolz) BUTTT I seem to have knack for photographing the lucky ones in love. And THAT is what I absolutely live for.

When I’m not photographing love, I’m usually hanging out with my wiener dog Gus! You’ll probably see him ALLLLL over my Instagram stories - normally when I meet couples they are always like “OMG HOWS GUS” before I even get a chance to say hey! I’ve literally had strangers come up to me in public and be like “Oh my god you’re the photographer from Instagram, the one with the wiener dog!” YUUPP, that’s me! It makes me SO happy to know he has so many people who know love him and he doesn’t even know it! HAHAH

I’ve also been bitten by the travel bug, + I mean bitten HARD. Any chance to hop on a plane, you can bet that I’ll be on it. I’d rather spend my money on adventures + life experiences than tangible items. I’m finding a little more of my soul on every wild adventure + I’m so freakin' grateful that my job has blessed me with these experiences to travel the world. Life’s not meant to be lived in one place.

So yeah! That’s basically me in a nutshell, but I wanna get to know YOU!

Drop me a line + LETS BE FRAAANDSSS!!!
My name is Saraya Joy
MY APPROACH

MY APPROACH

You may not know it right now, but the photos you have from your wedding day will be the one tangible thing you'll have for a lifetime. Even though things like your dress, the food + venue are all important things, your photos are what will keep your memories alive for years to come! If there is ever one moment in your life where the photos matter, THIS moment is it. This is the moment, + these are the memories to have turned into visual pieces of your love.

 

The most important thing to me is showing you that I'm not just another vendor. I am not just someone you hire for the job, show up, get it over with, then leave. I am INVESTED in getting to know my couples so I can photograph you as your raw + real selves. I wanna be your third wheel bff foooo lifeeeee.

 

Each couple in this world is unique, individual + come with their own quirks + beautiful stories. I know that not everyone is the same + that goes for your photography too. I'm not about that stiff awkward posing - that cheesy prom pose? Yeah, we're gunna toss that RIGHT OUT the window don't you worry my friend. I am here to capture who YOU are, + to me, it's the in-between moments that are the ones worth capturing, all those priceless reactions from me getting you guys to do a whole load of prompts that show who YOU are + show YOUR love story!

 

Everyone is different, each love story is unique + your photographs should represent that 150%.

@sarayajoyphotography