Vancouver Wedding Photographer

Joyful imagery for rad couples who reject tradition and love on their own terms.

About Shauna

Hey there, I’m Shauna (she/her) – an LGBTQ+ wedding and portrait photographer and inclusive marketing educator making a lot of noise in the wedding industry.

I Love

  • dogs with squished faces
  • mermaids
  • black and white striped everything
  • board games (but not the cooperative ones)
  • finding treasures at Winners
  • hairless cats in sweaters
  • all things Disney and musical

I Believe

  • equal rights are human rights
  • everyone deserves a second chance
  • all bodies are good bodies
  • there’s room for everyone on the nice list
  • you are more than your star sign
  • popcorn is an acceptable dinner option

Featured Elopements

Bloedel Conservatory Elopement | Jen + Amy

Deep Cove Elopement | Lisa + Sandy

Third Beach Elopement | Sharon + Sarah

Pan Pacific Hotel Elopement | Donna + Mimi

Featured Weddings

Bridges Restaurant Wedding | Kyle + Gunter

Peak of Vancouver Wedding | Mickie + Blythe

Acadia Beach Wedding | Helene + Leela

Jericho Beach Wedding | Vanessa + Katrina

Featured Engagements

Granville Island Engagement | Kay + Kannis

Jericho Beach Engagement | Carly + Simone

Whytecliff Park Engagement | Eoin + Lee

Brandywine Falls Engagement | Emily + Joanne

Pricing

portrait sessions (couples, engagement, anniversary, maternity, newborn, and family)
start at $400, elopements start at $750, weddings start at $2600

Wedding Industry Education

It is no secret that the wedding industry is an extremely heteronormative space. It is full of gendered language, imagery, and traditions and it often fails to celebrate LGBTQ+ couples and their stories.

After working in the industry as a queer person for 6 years, I realized that it was time to start making some noise about it. In 2018, I spoke on my first podcast episode and at my first conference and discovered that others wanted to see big changes in the industry too.

In 2020, COVID put weddings on hold and it gave me time to launch my audit services for wedding industry professionals looking to develop their inclusive business practice and reach more LGBTQ+ couples.

If you’re looking to do your part to support queer business, celebrate diversity, and change the wedding industry – I’d love to hear from you!

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Should I Share My Pronouns in My Bio?

A question I see a lot of people asking is, “Should I share my pronouns in my bio?” It is important to recognize that pronouns are not limited to folks in the trans, non-binary, and LGBTQ+ communities. What are Pronouns? According to Merriam-Webster, a pronoun is “a word that is used instead of a noun…

Should I Hire A Copywriter? | Interview with Emory Oakley

A question I was asked in a business audit recently was, “Should I hire a copywriter?” Hiring an LGBTQ+ identified copywriter can be a great step in improving your business practice by ensuring that the verbiage on your website and/or social media is inclusive. When I was asked if I had any recommendations for LGBTQ+…

How to Pose LGBTQ Couples

I’ve been doing some research in Facebook groups lately and find that a super common question is around how to pose LGBTQ couples at engagement sessions or portrait sessions on a wedding day. Some photographers go as far as to say that they wouldn’t accept an inquiry from an LGBTQ couple because they don’t know…

Is Your Business Actually LGBTQ Inclusive?

I have been blogging for a couple of months about LGBTQ inclusive business practices, but I wanted to make a post about the definition of inclusive (compared to accessible) and how to be LGBTQ inclusive in your wedding industry business. A lot of businesses get as far as being accessible to the LGBTQ community and…
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Launching LGBTQ Inclusive Website Audits

Today I am officially launching the education side of my business with LGBTQ inclusive website audits and business audits! There have been many details and countless hours that went into preparing for this launch, and I am so thrilled to finally be able to announce it. Why Education? I have been working in education as…

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