Hi, I'm Shaun!

I’m an on-location wedding and portrait photographer based in Richmond, Virginia. I love people, I love photography, and I love life. Nothing excites me more than getting to be a husband to my wife, a father to my son and crazy dog, and the time I get to spend behind the lens meeting new people and creating amazing memories for my clients. 

Gretchen and I have been married just over four years. We have a beautiful and perfect baby boy, Ben, and a lovable and extraverted Plott Hound, Murphy. They are the best part of my world and they inspire me to do exceptional things each and every day.

Photography is where my passion, interests, creativity, and hunger for life intersect. This means I have the greatest job in the world! With every photo I take, I aim to make less of myself and more of the people, places, and experiences around me. It's all about growing each and every day. 

I specialize in wedding, engagement, and portrait photography and my shooting style is a combination of photojournalism, fine art, and fun, real-moment photography. I shoot in a natural, non-obstructive way that prioritizes front-end composition instead of relying on heavy post-production work to make corrections on the back end. I want your photos to look natural and I aim to capture real emotion and natural interaction all while emphasizing the beauty of my subjects. I’ll capture a variety of unique and traditional shots while focusing on all the little details that make your event unique and memorable. You'll get plenty of "oooh and ahhh" shots!

The event is bigger than the photographs that capture it, so I’ll remind you to pause, take a breath, and take it all in. And I’ll be sure we keep you hydrated and far from ever being famished!  And if your wedding day is so crazy that you can’t remember what the place cards or place settings looked like, don’t worry, I’ve got you covered!

Bottom line, these are fun and exciting occasions! I believe working with a photographer to capture these beloved moments should be a fun and exciting experience as well. So let's work together, have fun, and make some incredible memories!


"Shaun did an amazing job for us. He showed up early and stayed late to capture our entire event. Our guests were asking where we got the great photographer! Anyone that doesn't use him is missing out as he is an amazing photographer and a great person to have on your team. He is adaptable and transitions well to any situation. In conclusion if your looking for a photographer then we advise you hire Shaun ASAP!" - Brian and Carrie

"The perfect blend of skills, artistry, fun, and a true passion for people- this is what makes Shaun Malik an incredible wedding photographer! Truly impressed with the way he conducts himself as a person and as a professional, and with the quality of the work he produces. This guy has "the eye" and he's so much fun to work with!" - Alice C. 

"Simply put, don't miss out on the opportunity to book Shaun Malik as your wedding photographer! If he's available, book him!" - Lauren B. 

"Shaun was so fantastic to work with - he has just the right blend of professional artistry and fun that made our time taking family photos enjoyable and memorable. The pictures he took will be keepsakes that we will cherish forever! He not only cared about capturing these pictures but made sure that we had a great experience as well. Thank you Shaun!" - Heather M.

"Can't wait to work with Shaun Malik Photography again! Shaun was great to work with and our photos look fantastic! He brought out how beautiful my wife looks in her wedding dress and he had some great and unique ideas to capture some amazing photos. We never felt rushed, he took the time to setup the perfect shots and to give us the pictures we wanted. We had so much fun! Highly recommend working with Shaun on your wedding day!" - Matt Wi. 

"A lot of people take pictures today, but Shaun takes *great* pictures! He has an artist's eye that captured the moment better than we even imagined. And our whole family had fun working with Shaun." - Matt Wo.

"My husband and I cannot say enough about working with Shaun Malik during our maternity photo shoot.  During the whole process, Shaun was very attentive to our interests and personal style- we were overjoyed when he had already thought of shooting our photos at our college campus which is a very special place to us. Shaun was very professional during the entire experience and his attention to detail and our needs was evident.  He kept a close eye on details that would not only be photographically pleasing, but also make our pictures special for years to come.  We thoroughly enjoyed working with Shaun Malik Photography and will continue to call on Shaun Malik for our future photography needs." - Kristy S.