LGBTQ+ Inclusive Wedding Industry Education

for woke wedding vendors who want to change the industry.

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About Shauna

Hey there, I’m Shauna (she/her) – an LGBTQ+ wedding and portrait photographer and a marketing educator providing LGBTQ+ inclusive wedding industry education for wedding industry professionals.

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

Latest Blog Posts

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…

Should I Put a Rainbow Badge on My Website?

Something I hear from wedding industry vendors all the time is “I want to be more inclusive! Should I put a rainbow badge on my website?” Simply put, no, you should not put a rainbow badge on your website. Anyone can have a designer create a small rainbow graphic and market themselves as an LGBTQ+…

Gender-Neutral Language Cheat Sheet

Are you a wedding vendor wondering why you are not reaching LGBTQ+ couples in your business? Is the language you are using on your website and your social media gendered or gender-neutral?

Sign up for your free gender-neutral language cheat sheet and learn:

  • What is gender-neutral language?
  • Why is gender-neutral language important?
  • What are gendered terms in the wedding industry?
  • What are gender-neutral alternatives to these terms?

Frequently Asked Questions

LGBTQ+ Website Audit

The website audit is a good starting point for anyone wanting to quickly improve their website with one-on-one consulting.

Website Audit

The website audit involves thoroughly examining all the main pages listed in the primary menu of your website as well as your 5 most recent blog posts.  I will make note of any ways you can improve your website to be more LGBTQ+ inclusive. 

Strategy Call

After I audit your website, we will meet for a strategy call on Zoom.  This call will last up to one hour and we will cover things like heteronormative and gendered language found throughout your website.  Time permitting, you will also be free to ask any questions you have about LGBTQ+ inclusive business practice.

$400 CAD

LGBTQ+ Business Audit

The business audit is for anyone wanting to do a deep dive into their business and improve LGBTQ+ inclusivity in their website, their social media presence, and all areas of their client experience.

Website Audit

The website audit involves thoroughly examining all the main pages listed in the primary menu of your website as well as your 5 most recent blog posts.  I will make note of any ways you can improve your website to be more LGBTQ+ inclusive.

Social Media Audit

The social media audit involves thoroughly examining your Instagram account.  I will make note of any ways you can improve your bio, the captions of your 9 most recent images, your hashtags, and your story highlights to be more LGBTQ+ inclusive. 

Client Experience Audit

The client experience audit involves thoroughly examining all levels of your client experience.  You will send me your e-mail templates, contracts, and questionnaires and I will make note of any ways you can improve them to be more LGBTQ+ inclusive. 

Strategy Call

After I audit your website, your social media, and your client experience, we will meet for a strategy call on Zoom.  This call will last up to two hours and we will cover things like heteronormative and gendered language found throughout your website, your social media captions and hashtags, as well as in your e-mail templates, contracts, and questionnaires.  Time permitting, you will also be free to ask any questions you have about LGBTQ+ inclusive business practice.

$700 CAD

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