Shardey Na Lia Wedding Photography

SHARDEY OLYNYK
Founder/Head Photographer

“Na lia” which means “I love you” in the African language of Vai.

I come from an African/Ukrainian background and I wanted a name that would not only reflect who I am but also what I believe in.

I'm a 32 year old Canadian photographer who at any given time can be caught daydreaming about a scorching hot beach holiday.

When I began my photographic journey wedding photography wasn't on my radar but after completion of my degree, I realised that there's no other reaction that can be topped when a couple receives their wedding images. The "OHHH MYYY GAWWDD, THESE ARE AMAZING!" is honestly the most gratifying feeling one could ever dream of in their career. There's no bigger effort put into one day in someones life than their wedding. With that being said, I'm honestly so blessed every chance I get to be included in this beautiful process.

People always say, why Australia!? My simple answer is this: To be as far away from friends and family as possible. This sounds awful but it's true. In order to give the degree 110% I needed to distance myself and throughout that process I found the love of my life and we are stupidly proud parents to a lil cavvy named Fred.

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What I love most about photographing weddings is making them unique to every couple. My style becomes your style. Your energy becomes my energy. I thrive off creating these images that tell a story about each individual couples journey. I want to know all the details.

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In the end, I hope to ignite the passion I have for photography into every couples photographic wedding journey.

Education:
Bachelor of Arts in Photography (Honours)
RMIT University
Melbourne

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Rohan Saric-Skewes
Second Photographer

Anton Jadrijevic
Second Photographer