Our Story

SHARDEY OLYNYK

Founder/Head Photographer

“Na lia” which stands for “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 do. Besides my heritage, I’m also an equal rights activist currently residing in Melbourne, Australia.
I grew up in Canada and also lived in Florida, where I worked for Walt Disney World. In 2014, I eventually left Canada to pursue my overzealous career in photography.
I’ve always had a passion for wedding photography as I not only adore capturing sincere moments but I always feel honoured to be a part of one of the most important days in a couples lives. Sharing memories that will last forever is just a cherry on top! 
One of the most imperative parts of my line of work is making sure the couples are comfortable and at ease on their big day. I understand you may spend more time with me then some of your closest family members. With that being said, I will be there to tell you there’s lipstick on your teeth, I will be there to have an extra arm to hold onto so you don’t fall, I will be there to make sure you don’t forget to eat and more importantly I will be there to make sure you have a cocktail in hand!
Whatever it is you need, I am here for you!

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

ANTON JADRIJEVIC

Second Photographer

ROHAN SARIC-SKEWES

Second Photographer