Cassie and Armando Basilica Wedding

25 January 2023 | Weddings

Holy what a wedding!! Stunning couple, stunning venue, FUN wedding party – it made for such an amazing day! I am no stranger to these two, as I photographed their engagement session on a gorgeous summer evening -check it out! From there, Cassie and I got to chatting more and more, and I just starting feeling more and more comfortable with her! We ran into them at Armando’s cousin wedding as well, so I was SO ready fo Cassie and Armando Basilica Wedding.

Now, I have to tell you something. Cassie showed up to their pre wedding meeting with SO many ideas! She really wanted some really specific shots, so we went through them all, we LOVED her ideas, and man we were ready. But honestly, I was also nervous! Cassie had some big dreams and expectations for her wedding photos, but it was in a really good day. She showed me some new ideas, and then she put them aside and she was ready to enjoy her day.

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Jaclyn and Trevor’s Engagement Session

24 January 2023 | Couples, Engagement

This engagement session is so stunning! The fall colours, the city vibe with the lines of the Walterdale Bridge. It was a chilly evening when we photographed Jaclyn and Trevor’s engagement session!

The wind was high and the temperature was plummeting, and there was a threat for rain. This meant we would have to be quick, so both Gareth and I went to the session. It’s been a long time since we photographed an engagement session together, so it was a really fun change for us.

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Summertime in Edmonton

| Family

What an absolutely perfect evening for this gorgeous family’s photos! We have worked with them in the past for maternity photos & newborn photos. I was so excited to get back outside with them for their family session. There really is nothing like summertime in Edmonton, is there? We picked the most glorious day for their session, the air was warm and it was one of those days that feels like summer will last forever.

Mom and I laughed about how we’re both always so last minute choosing outfits for our family photos, and promised each other we would be more on it in the future! I probably won’t be, but that’s okay! It is what it is.

I walked around for a while before this lovely family arrived at Terwillegar Park. I had so many spots in mind to use for their session. But the truth is, once they arrived and we all got settled in this first spot, we never moved! It’s a lot when small children are involved – there’s usually a stroller or a wagon, sweater or other clothes, sometimes snacks! It’s a lot! When kids get bigger and we can adventure, we can roam around and have lots of different options for photos. But when kids are young, sometimes just finding a beautiful spot, plopping down, and focusing more on getting everyone comfortable and laughing is more important than a million spots.

I really love that these photos show off their family dynamic so well! There is so much connection and so much fun in every shot. Thank yo so much for trusting us to capture your family as your kiddos grow! Thanks so much for such a perfect evening. Can’t wait to see you again.

Shauna xox

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Archer’s Newborn Session

19 January 2023 | Newborn

I met Archer’s family for the first time at their maternity session at Manchester Square. It was our first time meeting, so it was a great time to hang out and get to know each other. I love when I can get to know a family I’m working with! It helps so much, the better we know each other, the more comfortable we are with each other. I was excited to see them again for Archer’s Newborn Session!

Big sister Elsie has the BEST hair, and all she wanted to do was read Archer a story. I love those photos of kiddos when the older sibling is reading to the younger sibling! It’s so sweet, more candid, and allows for some adorable cuddle photos.

Archer did amazing during his session! Every single newborn is different, so we always set aside up to three hours for a newborn session. Some babies we can fly through in 45 minutes, some take a few hours. We just relax, take our time, and let baby lead the way. It really is the best, because when we try to rush through the process, cut a feed short, or power through when baby needs to be changed, it just ends up taking more time, and causes so much frustration!

These guys have signed up for one of our First Year Packages, so I get to see them 4 times in the next while – for maternity, newborn, their 6 month session, and a final one year session!

Thanks so much you guys, I can’t wait to watch this adorable model grow!

Shauna xox

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Eloise’s In Home Newborn Session

17 January 2023 | Newborn

How we love this family! We have known these guys what feels like forever now – from their engagement session, to their wedding, welcoming their first child, and now getting to meet their second daughter. I adore getting to catch up! Mama and I are at the point now that we just text each other when we think of each other. They chose an in home newborn session for their first daughter, so it was no surprise they wanted that again. I adore Eloise’s in home newborn session!

An in home newborn allows clients to show off their nursery, and to use sentimental props in the photos. We used the rocking chair in both of their newborn sessions. A lot of people also choose in home newborn sessions because their toddlers are more comfortable in their own home. We totally understand that! We are always happy to come to our clients’ home.

Thank you so much for another gorgeous session you guys! We absolutely love watching your family grow.

Shauna xox

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Engagement Photos at St. Albert Botanic Park

We have known Marcus for a REALLY long time since he was a kid! Gareth worked for his dad for years and they became great friends, so we’ve been around him as he grew up. Such a cool situation to be asked to photograph his wedding! Teegan asked for flowers and a very summery feel, so we chose to do their engagement photos at St. Albert Botanic Park. I suggest if you choose to use this location, plan ahead! Weekdays are usually a bit quieter, so a weekday evening engagement session is a great idea.

Also, if you love the light in this session, that’s beautiful, glowing, evening light. We always suggest booking your engagement photos in the evening. The light is soft and flattering, and you just can’t beat that glow.

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Edmonton Winter Engagement Session

16 January 2023 | Engagement

Winter is cold! But, here in Edmonton, it is also a way of life. We never mind when people choose winter for their engagement session, because it’s a huge part of life here! When we’re planning your engagement session, we always suggest that choosing a different season to your wedding can be a great idea to make your photos look different to your wedding photos. Zoe and Jake braved it out on a chilly winter evening for their Edmonton engagement session!

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The White Sessions | Edmonton Sitter Session

It all started with a simple request from Gareth’s mom – she wanted a photo of “just Callum” when he was a baby. No frills, no props, no distractions – she just wanted to see her first grandchild. The White Sessions were born.

We have been offering these White Sessions to clients, and I have been told time and again they are a favourite. The photos are up on client’s walls, the photos are treasured and loved. These White Sessions are perfect as a replacement for school photos, or they’re a great session to use for birthdays or milestones.

The White Sessions

Take place in our North Edmonton studio

One Child: $100 plus GST Session fee
***Does not include any photos

Per Additional Child: $75 plus GST
**This only applies to siblings added onto the same session**

After the Session, you will choose one of the following packages:

5 Photos: $100 plus GST
10 Photos: $150 plus GST
Full Gallery: $200 plus GST

$50 dollar print credit with all packages

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Edmonton Family Maternity Session

What a beautiful morning! The sun shone, the air was warm, one of those perfect summer mornings. Rebecca booked a First Year Package with us – she chose to document it all! Maternity, newborn, six months and one year! Our First Year package is such a wicked option – we include sibling and family photos in every session if the family wants. Your baby changes SO much in that first year, it’s the coolest thing to watch your baby change. I love when people start with a maternity session! I absolutely love this Edmonton Family Maternity Session.

Back to maternity! We get asked a lot if family can join in during a maternity session. The answer is always yes! They are a part of this season of life, and we want to document that for you.

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Engagement Session in Downtown Edmonton

14 January 2023 | Couples, Engagement

These guys were so excited about their engagement session, we got planning it as soon as they booked us. We love that! We also haven’t shot in the city a ton lately, so when Shannon & Shawn suggested their engagement session in Downtown Edmonton, we were in! I love this look so much, I don’t know why we don’t go into Downtown Edmonton more often. Hint hint couples, this is a wicked look!

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