Michelle and Aubrey |Edmonton Wedding Photographer

27 September 2016 | Weddings

We met these two in a unique situation. They were traveling through Australia, doing a very similar thing to what Gareth and I have done in the past. Working, hiking, exploring. I loved watching their trip via Facebook. What a cool thing to do before they tied the knot!

Their wedding was intimate, unique, and so personal. They had a candle lit ceremony. They had their first dance in the church right after they were pronounced husband and wife.

Their wedding party was fun and full of laughs. They were such troopers; it was a COLD day. A fall day in Edmonton is absolutely beautiful, but it can be unpredictable.  We escaped into the U of A for some indoor shots. Gareth loves playing with lighting, and holy man he killed it on these photos.

Michelle and Aubrey are such gems. We have run into them from time to time since their wedding, and it has been heart felt greetings and genuine interest on how we are. It’s just the type of people they are.

Thank you for having us. It was such a stunning day.

xoxox

Harke Family | Edmonton Family Photographer

11 September 2016 | Family

We have been photographing a part of the Harke family for quite a few years now. Lisa and Brett are the type of clients I look forward to seeing every year. It was a lovely to meet their whole family and photograph them all.

Edmonton in autumn is absolutely gorgeous. It’s tricky to catch the leaves with all of the beautiful colours, but we managed!

Shooting extended families can be tricky, there are a lot of combinations that need to be remembered – but my absolute favourite shots are the ones of everyone playing and laughing and having fun together – these guys were really keen to have candid photos, so I was a happy girl!

We spent the evening exploring and wandering and letting the kids run, which is the absolute best. Thank you for coming to see me you guys. It was a pleasure meeting you all!

Shauna

Project 52 – Week 33 – Shadows

7 September 2016 | Personal

Sometimes we head out for a family bike ride, end up crashing the neighbour’s house, have a drink, and the kids have an epic night. There is a tad bit of summer left in these days yet.

Edmonton Wedding Photographer | Brian and Stephanie

6 September 2016 | Weddings

What a wedding day! I spent the morning with Stephanie, her sisters, her friends and her mom, and I watched her transform from a pretty girl-next-door, to a complete bombshell of a bride. Let’s just all admit that Stephanie’s slit in her dress is smokin’ – and she rocked it.

We traveled from Edmonton to Whitecourt for Brian and Stephanie’s wedding, and the drive was worth every kilometer staring at our Alberta fields. Stephanie spent a lot of time scouting out great locations for their wedding photos, and she chose very well. Hard Luck Canyon was a dream to shoot in! It was quite a walk in all the way to the bottom, which Stephanie did in her heels, but we stopped a lot of took every photo opportunity we wanted.

Their outdoor ceremony was held at the Whitecourt Golf and Country Club and it was quite fun seeing the golfers stop to have a look at the ceremony.

They were surrounded by a great group of people for their wedding day, and they had so much fun. It was so obvious these two are meant to be together and I’m so happy for you both!

Shauna xox

The Varma Family | Edmonton Newborn Photographer

5 September 2016 | Newborn

Oh  man you guys. I went to junior high with Rahul many, many years ago in Edmonton. Our paths have crossed many times through the years, mostly through our work. At weddings we’ve photographed for their friends, things like that. When he emailed me that they were expecting their first child, I was so excited for him!

The maternity session was a ton of fun, we caught up and it was a blast. But it was pretty cool to see Rahul with his brand new baby boy (Max!). Seeing someone you knew as a child, grow up and with THEIR children, that’s something pretty cool!

Congrats to all three of you. I’m so happy for your family.

Shauna xox

Robinson Family | Edmonton Family Photographer

| Family

I met this lovely family at one of the gorgeous parks in Edmonton. There are countless ones to choose from, and I love finding these little gems. We do have an award winning River Valley here in Edmonton after all!

The light was beautiful, the girls played, and their baby brother laughed along with them. They make having 3 kids look easy! (Im sure it’s not, 2 can be a handful some days!)

Thank you for coming to spend some time with me. It makes me so happy to photograph these families, watch them play and interact with one another. These little babes stay little for so short a time, it’s amazing to capture this. They’re going to be different in a heartbeat.

Shauna xox

The Pilon Family at the Lake at Sunset | Edmonton Family Photographer

31 August 2016 | Children, Family

We have a lake lot at this magical lake. We spend as much of our spare time as we can here, so it is a dream to bring clients to a place that means so much to us.

There is a sense of calm and serenity at Chump Lake that translates into our photos, and I desperately want to capture this feeling, and the connection a family feels when they are out here. We photographed Katrina and Andy for the first time three years ago at their engagement session, and since then we have documented their family. It is a bit of a drive from Edmonton, but trust me, it’s worth it! If you ever want photos like this, please email me and we’ll make it happen.

Katrina and her dad made the tree swing, which adds such a personal touch.

Kinley’s adorable dress is from a local Edmonton company – Shop the Skinny

Thank you for making the drive and for taking the evening to be with your family. We loved having you!

xoxoxo

Edmonton Photographer | Melissa and Curtis

29 August 2016 | Couples, Engagement

Melissa and Curtis are two people in our lives that we’re so lucky to have. They dip in and out of our lives, sometimes we go a year or two without seeing them. But every time we do, it’s wonderful.

Melissa and Curtis have been married for quite a while now, but this was their first experience having professional photos done. Wow! It was an honour to photograph them a few years into their marriage and have some fun with their session.

We roamed through the trees, down to the river, back up to the trees – isn’t Edmonton in fall gorgeous! We ended up exploring some new territory, and we had to walk a long way back to the car. But it was so, so worth it. The location was so colourful, the evening relaxed and lovely, and the company was perfect.

Thank you so much you two! For being you, for being amazing, for spending the evening with me and creating this gorgeous gallery. You’re the best!

Shauna xoxox

Edmonton Newborn Photographer | Fix Family Newborn

26 August 2016 | Newborn

The Fix family inquired with us pretty last minute for their newborn photos, but we found a time that worked for us all and Im SO glad we did. They’re a gorgeous family. We had some really big laughs and we joked around their whole session. It was a lot of fun!

Having a newborn can be an overwhelming time; I’m really glad we can add in a day that is fun and full of smiles. Our newborn photos always happen in our studio, and we try our best to make it a relaxed and fun session. You just have to get here! Then you can relax.

Congrats again you guys!
Shauna

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Edmonton Wedding Photographer at St. Albert Grain Elevators | Jenna & Scott

24 August 2016 | Weddings

Jenna and Scott had the kind of wedding that makes a family proud. The wedding party was all family, and friends very close to their hearts. The day was filled with nephews running around and laughter ringing loud and strong.

The vibe was light hearted, relaxed, all about enjoying the day. No one seemed stressed, no one seemed worried. Jenna wasn’t even concerned about the strong possibility of rain (a reality that has been a part of this season)

The day went off absolutely perfectly. The ceremony at the St. Albert Grain Elevators was beautiful. The photos were done there, at the couple’s home, and the pub where they met in Gibbons.

It was a day to be happy to be a part of. Congratulations Jenna & Scott – you guys are both so much fun and we had a great day with you.

Shauna & Gareth