About Shauna

Vancouver wedding photographer standing in front of rusted warehouse holding camera with polka dot wrist strap

Hey there!  I'm Shauna and I'm a Vancouver wedding photographer.

I'm also a girlfriend, a crazy cat lady (David and Goliath), a gamer, a Disney enthusiast, and a lover of all things musical, purpleturquoise, peacock, and The Wizard of Oz.

I am ridiculously organized, I laugh like I mean it, and I have no shame in my love for young adult books, bad horror movies, and following too many reality television shows.

I believe in love.  I believe in charity and paying it forward.  I believe in equality.  I believe in second chances.  I believe in dancing like nobody is watching, and I believe in chasing your dreams.

I'd love to know what you believe in!

 
 

Random Facts

I think it's totally possible to be cat person and a dog person in equal measures.  That said, a lint brush doesn't stand a chance in my apartment, but I don't mind!

My favourite colours are purpleturquoise, and glitter.  I'm pretty sure I was meant to be born a mermaid.  I don't know what happened.

I dance like nobody is watching all the time. I will inevitably dance while shooting your reception. I promise a dancing photographer takes the best photos.

I’m a gamer.  Board games are definitely my favourite (Munchkin, Smash Up, 7 Wonders, Castles of Burgundy, Splendor), but I will always be a Nintendo girl.

Broadway musicals are my happy place. Shows I've seen recently are The Book of Mormon, Avenue Q, The Lion King, Wicked, and Mary Poppins.

I pride myself on being a minimalist in most areas of my life.  But my lipstick collection is a litttttttttle out of control.  Never ask me to pick a favourite!

My Love Story

photo credit: Tara Lilly Photography

Shauna + Manue

We met on Tinder when Manue was sitting in Heathrow airport on her way to France for a month.  We spent the next month texting and video chatting every day.

I attempted to surprise her at the airport when she returned from France.  I managed to keep it a secret until the day before her flight, so I surprised her with flowers instead.

Our first date was a clay mug workshop at 4Cats on Main Street.  We are both terrible at pottery and ended up with bowls instead because we ran out of time to make handles.

Manue's family all speaks French, and I haven't taken French since the 9th grade.  Fortunately, I have a group of 3rd graders eager to learn French with me on Duolingo.

We really enjoy playing board games together.  Manue beat me at my favourite game our first weekend together and I have been determined to beat her at all the games since.

Manue enjoys the outdoors. A lot. She introduced me to geocaching, inspired me to finally get a bike, and she has me wearing Arc'teryx. I might even start a garden this year!

Behind the Scenes

Why I Love Weddings

Once I second shot a completely private bride and groom portrait session in the Vancouver Art Gallery.  Being one of five people in the entire gallery was crazy!

I shot an engagement shoot at a Blenz coffee shop where the couple had their first date.  Blenz featured it on their website AND sent them a wedding gift!

I had dinner for two in the Brix & Mortar courtyard.  It's probably the most romantic dinner I've ever had, and I shared it with my second shooter! 

I shot a wedding reception entirely in Russian.  I had no clue what was happening or being said the entire time, but I learned about some really cool wedding traditions!

I photographed a Hindu (and Jewish!) wedding with a bride in a white sari.  Traditionally, wedding saris are red.  She and her family searched for months!

My Recent Work

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