78 total reviews
Sharaya Mauck is a young, inventive photographer, in the Kansas City area, that is such a beautiful person both inside and out. The minute Cody and I got engaged, I knew I wanted to schedule a consultation with her, in hopes that she would be available, for our April wedding date. I knew of Sharaya because we not only went to high school together but she was the photographer for my brother and sister-in-law’s wedding just two years prior. She did an amazing job capturing their wedding! I truly loved nearly every photo! She not only captured beautifully posed photographs but fun, candid shots that often go unnoticed or are quickly forgotten. Following their wedding, I continued to follow Sharaya’s work on social media including Facebook and her photography blog. She has continued to grow in her artistic ability to capture special events including engagements and weddings. Once we met with Sharaya during our consultation I was hooked and couldn’t wait for our fall engagement session. Sharaya asked for details about our relationship in order to research meaningful sites to shoot our engagement photos. We could not have hand picked better locations ourselves. Cody and I had a blast working with her during our engagement session. Cody had never met Sharaya prior to our consultation and after our engagement session he was very impressed with her work. We, along with our family and friends, were thrilled about our engagement photos and couldn’t wait to see how our wedding photos would turn out. During our engagement, Sharaya continued to stay in contact with us, which was very reassuring. Not only did I want to work with Sharaya because of her artistic ability but also because of her professionalism and reliability. Just prior to our engagement, a good friend got married and her wedding photographer backed out on her at the last minute. This left my friend scrambling at the last minute to book a new photographer and also required yet another deposit fee. That was not a gamble I was willing to take when it came to capturing precious moments from a once in a lifetime occasion. On our wedding day, Sharaya and her second photographer were so fun to work with and made sure to capture every last detail. Our wedding party also had a blast working with Sharaya and you can tell by several of the group shots. Sharaya does a good job balancing her physical presence as a photographer. She takes charge when needed, in order to keep up with the wedding day timeline, yet she blends into the woodwork during necessary times. For example, she is very efficient during family and wedding party photos. Yet, I wasn’t even aware of her presence during the ceremony or the reception. In addition, Cody and I could be totally relaxed in front of the camera during our private photos, which allowed our emotions from the day to really come to life. I believe that is a big part of why she is able to capture such timeless photographs. We just received our wedding photographs and it is going to be so hard to choose which ones to put in our wedding album but what a fun task! Cody and I were blessed to work with such a caring and creative photographer during this special time in our lives. Without hesitation, we would recommend Sharaya Mauck to anyone in need of a photographer!
My wife Angela and I chose Sharaya after looking at several photographers online. Sharaya's work speaks for itself on her website, and we could not be happier with our choice to use her as our wedding photographer. She has an amazing talent, was exceedingly professional and organized, and most importantly showed a strong desire to make our whole experience personalized just for us. Our wedding party could not stop commenting on how easy and fun she was to work with. We are thrilled with our pictures, and will proudly show them to anyone who is willing to look. I would gladly recommend her to anyone who is looking for similar services. Thank you, Sharaya!
Sharaya is a very professional photographer who takes unique and contemporary photos. This was my family's second wedding with Sharaya Mauck behind the lens and we were beyond thrilled both times. There are some typical group/family pictures as well as many candid, fun pictures that capture the personality of the bride/groom and both families as well. During the ceremony you don't even know that she and her 2nd shooter are there. They are very discreet and manage to get amazing and creative memories captured. I told both of my kids that the one thing you don't want to skimp on is your photographer. Those pictures can never be retaken…there is no do-over on that day when it comes to the memories the camera/photographer captures. If you are looking for a professional, fun, creative, and amazing photographer to capture your day or event, Sharaya Mauck Photography is an excellent choice!
Sharaya was one of my favorite vendors! Before getting into her actual work, she was just super prompt and easy to contact during all of the planning. She is so informational and helpful! We got everything planned out ahead of time, with her professional input, and the day went off without a hitch! We didn't do a first look so that made our schedule super tight but I wasn't stressed one bit and we got all the shots I wanted to get. She was so much fun to work with during the big day! She would laugh with us when we had to do our "fake giggles" and I know that helped everyone feel a lot more comfortable in front of the camera. I received my pictures back a few weeks ago and WOW. I knew what I was getting myself into by seeing her amazing work on her website but I was blown away when I got to replay my entire wedding day through her artistic work!! She captured details and beautiful moments I didn't even notice that day with all the craziness. It was truly amazing getting to relive my wedding day and boy did she hit the nail on the hammer with capturing every single moment. I couldn't be happier with my experience with Sharaya and would recommend her to ANYONE! Thanks so much Sharaya for your hard work and capturing my wedding so perfectly!!! :)
Sharaya was the photographer for my daughter's wedding this past September 2014. The photos are amazing! She captured every aspect of the day, all the little details (brides shoes, jewelry, garter, bouquets, programs, etc), and all the special moments a wedding day entails with precision and artistry! The bride & groom photos are absolutely beautiful. Her use of the natural light in the out door photos and the way she captured the ambience of the church and the beautiful ballroom for the reception is outstanding.
She had never photographed at our venues before, so she visited both with my daughter prior to the wedding so she would have a better familiarity with them the day of the wedding.
Finally, there were so many beautiful photos, I had a very difficult time choosing which ones to put in our parent album and to display. Kudos to Sharaya for her patience with me in that decision process!
She also knows how to make brides feel very special from the moment she's hired. We would definitely highly recommend Sharaya Mauck Photography!
Sharaya knows how to run a business. She is smart, creative and sincere. I was blown away by her work. I felt like every photo was worth printing. She uses high quality lighting and cameras. She had a phenomenal second photographer. She gets along well with other venders. Definitely recommend her. It's worth every penny and more!
Sharaya was so great!! I was a bridesmaid in a wedding she shot and she made taking pictures a experience fun, the poses were so contemporary, yet classy, and the pictures turned out fabulous! She made us look like we belonged in a Vogue magazine! I highly recommend her!!
I was a bridesmaid for a wedding that was located at The Elms Resort in Kansas City. Sharaya was the photographer for the couples' engagement and wedding photo shoots. She has high quality, beautiful photos and she adds in her fun loving personality to make you feel comfortable being photographed. She also really connected with the couple and I could easily tell that she really values her relationship with customers and wants to provide the best service. She has a great eye and a great personality!
My now husband and I found Sharaya through the Knot and after reading reviews and looking through her pictures I thought she looked like a good option for us. The more I spoke with her and saw her work I became more and more excited to meet with her! Sharaya is completely professional and entirely personable. She did our engagement photos as well as our wedding. Both sessions were so completely comfortable and she feels more like a close friend than a stranger photographer. She really captures the feelings and emotions of the day. They aren't mere posed pictures, but truly memories. When Cameron and I look back through the picture we are transported back into the moments. These pictures are truly invaluable to us. Sharaya is a joy to be around and I will never look anywhere else for all of our photography needs.
Sharaya Mauck is one of the most talented photographers in the Kansas City area!! She is not only a tremendously talented artist but you will not find a more genuine and kindhearted person. I first met Sharaya through our husbands who are long time friends from college. I initially didn’t know much about Sharaya’s skills as a photographer but after we got engaged I went on the hunt for the perfect photographer to capture our wedding. At first, we looked at other photographers in the area because we didn’t want Sharaya to feel pressured into working on our wedding day. However, after interviewing two different photographers and looking at countless websites they just couldn’t compare to her work. I found myself stalking her website when other weddings would go up on her blog. We knew that she was exactly what we were looking for so we sat down with her to see if she would be willing to do it. I am SO glad she said yes! It was the best decision we made!
Sharaya was awesome to work with throughout the planning process. She was never anything but professional and knowledgeable not only in her area of expertise but also with other vendors throughout the city. It was very clear to me that she loves working in the wedding industry, and strives to further her knowledge and artistry. She was very helpful in suggesting different locations when we were planning our engagement photos. I wanted something that would look kind of vintage with the option to take pictures in a field. Sharaya went ahead of time and scouted all the locations that we would take photos so that everything went smoothly and the light would be just right. She even worked around my crazy idea of those giant balloons that you see on Pinterest. She made us feel so natural and relaxed. When we got the pictures back we were blown away…they were so beautiful! We received so many compliments on them!
The day of our wedding was one of the most hot and humid days this summer. We were all dying but Sharaya never even showed her discomfort. She was very effective at moving all of our rowdy wedding party into place to get the shots we needed quickly. Sharaya and her second photographer were so much fun to be around! I was very impressed with their constant professionalism and lighthearted attitude. They made it so easy to be ourselves and to expose all our emotions in front of the camera. I think that is a big part of why I love our wedding photos. We have posed photos but also moments that I didn’t even know they were there to capture. They did a great job of capturing a day that went by so fast on film so that we can look back and remember those special moments. Not to mention, she artistically photographed all the handcrafted details and fresh flower arrangements that we worked on for months and days before the wedding. We put so much effort into making our wedding a reflection of “us” so I am so happy to have these beautiful photographs to remember it by especially ones that we can proudly display in our home. We would definitely recommend Sharaya Mauck to anyone that is in need of a photographer!
Photography was a high priority for our wedding. I spent a lot of time interviewing photographers and looking at their work. I picked Sharaya because within the first meeting she just steals your heart and her photos are out of this world. She is like the gift that keeps giving though; not only is her work amazing, Sharaya is extremely thoughtful throughout the entire wedding process. With the wedding being over, I can confidently say she is worth every single penny. Many family and wedding party members commented on just how wonderful she is the day of and of course everyone has been blown away with her photos! Highly recommend!
Sharaya is such a talented photographer. Both my engagement and wedding photos were beyond beautiful and I was so comfortable shooting with her. I've had so many compliments on my wedding photos and there were so many amazing pictures, I had a hard time choosing my favorites. She also goes above and beyond to make her clients feel special. With other photographers you feel like just another client, but Sharaya really cares about developing a relationship with you. I would recommend her to anyone.
Sharaya did such a wonderful job with our wedding photos! We love all of them and it is so hard to pick just a few! She was very bubbly and fun on the day of our wedding and was great about doing her best to keep us on schedule for the day!! I would recommend her to any of my friends or family for their wedding photographer!!
Sharaya is hands down the best photographer in Kansas City. Not only are her photographs unique, well-done, and absolutely breath taking, but she is also a joy to work with!
Sharaya did a great job at our wedding and her photos speak for themselves. Everyone raves about our photos and we couldn't be happier with how they turned out!
Sharaya did an amazing job capturing our special day. She was easy to work with, flexible on the day of and gave great direction on the photos!
Our pictures are beautiful!
Sharaya was wonderful to work with! Our family and friends had nothing but great things to say about her professionalism and creativity. We couldn't have asked for a better wedding photographer and are so happy we chose her to capture our wedding day.
I currently live in Chicago but got married in Lee's Summit, MO at Longview Mansion. Planning a wedding from another city definitely posed some challenge, however Sharaya was more than accommodating for the whole process. From the very first time we FaceTimed to talk about wedding packages, I knew that she was going to be amazing at what she delivers.
Sharaya is extremely organized, creative, and is willing to do anything to get a great shot! It can be awkward to be in front of a camera, however she finds a way to make her clients feel extremely comfortable and special at the same time. She shoots multiple weddings in a year, and even in a month, yet the time we had with her, she was focused and it was all about us. We felt important.
Money aside, I don't think you can put a price on the work that this amazing woman does! I haven't even gotten my wedding pictures back yet, but I'm confident that they will be just as amazing as the engagement photos/albums/canvas' we received.
She's the best. Hands down.
Sharaya was a joy to work with both for engagement photos and during our wedding day. She brought a bright energy to the day and made taking pictures a ton of fun. She was full of creative ideas while also making sure we got the pictures we wanted. Having seen the outcome I would say she does beautiful work! We have so many lovely, unique photos that make looking back on the day even better.
Sharaya is simply amazing. Her photographs are out of this world! She was an absolute pleasure to work with. She brings a great energy and creative eye. The personal touches and business savvy is impressive. This girl is a Pro! Highly recommend.
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