Who is this photographer anyway?!
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.
Photo credit: Tara Lilly Photography
My Love Story
About My Business
I started a portrait photography business, got engaged, and planned my wedding. I had my heart broken when my first choice wedding photographer told me she couldn’t shoot my wedding because she didn’t shoot same-sex weddings.
Ultimately, I found an incredible wedding photographer who inspired me to move from shooting portraits to shooting weddings. I second shot for her for the season and started shooting as many weddings as I could.
After several seasons of attempting to be everyone’s photographer, I decided I was no longer okay with not feeling represented in my work. The Union LGBT+ Wedding Show was born and I connected with so many amazing couples.
I had my first season with 50% LGBTQ+ weddings and felt much more personally connected to my work. I decided to get more involved with the community and shot my first pink carpet at QMUNITY’s Stack the Rack annual fundraiser.
The year of speaking gigs! I spoke on an industry panel about LGBTQ+ inclusive language, on The ARC Creative Podcast, and at the ARC Experience conference on heteronormativity in the wedding industry.
COVID-19 happened and attempted to destroy the entire wedding industry. I stayed home, ate too many peanut M&M’s, and looked forward to 2021 weddings.