Aslan and Andria started shooting together in 2014 and IMMEDIATELY fell in love with weddings. It is beyond cliche at this point to say that we live for the real and raw stuff but we love getting to spend our time celebrating, documenting, and creating art for couples. We have the funnest, weirdest job ever and we wouldn't trade it for anything.
When we started our business, we quickly found that our skill sets complimented each other perfectly and it's been a roller coaster ride from there. At this point we've shot over 300 weddings and as we've grown, so has our team. Aslan, Andria, and Caitlin make up our photography team and all shoot with the same style and focus.
Aslan is usually the first person you'll chat with when you reach out. He handles all of our quotes, consultations, timelines, and shoots most of our engagement sessions and elopements. He is an introvert at home, an extrovert at weddings, and when he's working is somehow all business AND all fun.
Andria does all of our editing, runs our social media accounts, and is in charge of the general creative direction for The Shepards Photo. She geeks out over new trends, new locations, new TikToks, new stuff at target, and basically just anything new.
addicted to dutch bros
Aslan still plays smash bros
andria indoor rock climbs
stranger things addicts
we have 4 kids
we grew up together
Shaylie + Case
My husband and I had never taken photos before our wedding and Aslan made us feel so comfortable. The shepards go above and beyond, even helping out with timeline of events. We would have had no clue how to schedule timeline for an intimate wedding in Arizona and they helped map out the timeline for departure, ceremony, and hike times! Aslan knew his way up and around Cathedral Rock so all we had to do was enjoy the view! I HIGHLY recommend The Shepards for your wedding! SO, SO thankful we chose someone who knows not only how to navigate an intimate wedding, but also one that knows how capitalize on the best spots for photos AND editing in that tricky light/color of the red rocks. We had a great time hiking/taking photos with Aslan, and we are thrilled with the final edits by Andria! Thank you for the most epic time (and photos) in Sedona Shepard Team!
christina + brian
we had an AMAZING experience with andria & aslan. aslan shot both our engagement photos & wedding. you can tell he’s been doing this for a long time. he was professional, confident, a great director… he had so many tricks up his sleeves and we could not be happier with how our photos turned out. i highly recommend this team - they’re amazing.
Lane + Cj
We cannot thank Andria and Aslan enough for the love and attention they put into both our engagement and wedding photos! These two made the whole wedding planning experience a breeze and become more like trusted friends than wedding vendors. We found them through friends, so we got to see them in action before locking them down for our big day. They are laid-back and professional, navigating large families and complex schedules with ease. Because they were so helpful with planning and attention to detail, we truly got to enjoy our wedding day and ended up with the most gorgeous, fun, and loving photos that still bring smiles to our faces whenever we share them. And don't just take our word for it--we have multiple family and friends who have booked them after seeing them in action on our big day!
After spending a few years doing a lot of traveling, we decided we wanted to be shooting more locally, only traveling for a small number of weddings a year. When 2020 hit, and after navigating the wedding and event industry amidst a global pandemic, we began shooting even more intimate weddings and elopements and have absolutely loved it! We're so thankful for growth in this industry and this business and truly love what we do.
We began traveling all over the world to shoot weddings- Greece, Big Sur, and Hawaii are our favorites. As we gained more experience, we started getting weddings published by Green Wedding Shoes, Junebug weddings, and found ourselves nominated for a worldwide contest, Rangefinders "Rising Star's of Wedding Photography", two years in a row.
After shooting weddings part time for two years, we decided to take a leap of faith and quit our jobs so we could pursue wedding photography full time together back in our home state of Arizona. We shot every wedding we could in hopes of gaining as much experience as possible and learned a ton about the industry, editing, finding our style, and the couples we love working with.
Andria had recently started shooting family and senior photos when a friend reached out and asked if we'd photograph her wedding. Not at all knowing what we were getting into, we stumbled through our first wedding together only to find out we absolutely loved it. We began shooting weddings that next year in Omaha, Nebraska where we were living at the time.