Established in 2014, by Canadian Owner Shardey Olynyk, Na Lia Weddings is a Melbourne based wedding photography business for couples that desire raw and honest imagery.

The name “Na Lia” meaning “I love you” in the African language of Vai, originates from Shardey having an African/Ukrainian background and wanting a name that would not only reflect her passion but represent her ethnic heritage as well.

“I have this image of my great grandparents wedding day, my Baba decorated with a flower crown that was draped with a veil. Her short dark pixie cut hair brushed straight, adorning a mid length minimalist white dress paired with thick white stockings and the same polished black shoes she wore until her last days. I always think to myself, how lucky am I to have this (over 100 year old) moment in my hands."

It’s so much more than a passion, there’s an invested emotional interest in providing couples with that same feeling.







With the influence of photographers running through the family, the idea of creating tangible heirlooms for clients was an undeniable career path.



After graduating at the top of her class with a Bachelor of Arts in photography at RMIT University, Na Lia Weddings has gone on to be featured and published on print and in digital platforms such as DancingWith Her, Nouba, Hooray Magazine, Rock and Roll Bride and Polka Dot Weddings. 

Doing their part to reduce the effect of global warming, Na Lia Weddings gives back a percentage of their annual profits to the The Greenpeace Fund, a global organisation which promotes Greenpeace’s mission: To halt environmental destruction and to promote solutions for future generations.



Quick Facts

for the browsers

I'd rather be

Travelling

enneagram type

Type 8, Wing 7

favorite ice-cream

Vanilla Bean

Drink of choice

French Rose

favorite show

Ozark

CELEBRITY CRUSH

Saoirse Ronan

guilty pleasure

Dining Out

take my money

Op Shops

secret talent

Rapping 90's R&B

listening to

Allen Stone

hobby

Hot Yoga

weekend plans

Gals Brunch 

FAVORITE SHOW

Ozark

CELEBRITY CRUSH

Saoirse Ronan

secret talent

Rapping 90's R&B

listening to

Allen Stone

guilty pleasure

Dining Out

take my money

Op Shops

Hobby

Hot Yoga

weekend plans

Gals Brunch

a few more things you should know: 

Creating a tiny human during a pandemic came with its own set of challenges but I have a much deeper connection to my work because of our daughter. Our Cavalier Fred is still figuring out how to get her to throw the toy.

This is my fam bam. I love them.

Here I am, breastfeeding, eating an apple, styling and directing this image. Motherhood is WILD!

I’m an exceptional multitasker

no 2

My partner James is Irish and I'm Canadian so that makes our Aaliyah Australian with an Irish/Canadian/African/Ukrainian heritage who will have three passports.
Whew that's a mouthful!

We are originally from Ireland & Canada 

No 1

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Your heirlooms deserve to be inked.

our purpose

We want to see your wedding photos printed in albums on your coffee table, displayed in your home and at your office for daily reminders of how priceless these moments are. 

A great team will lead to great success.

I have a list of recommended vendors I love and work extremely well with, please reach out for more info. 

 we believe