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PHOTOGRAPHING LOVE anywhere in Europe

Italy Wedding & Elopement Photographer based in the Dolomites

Pack your bags, get your tickets, don't forget that extra pair of socks, and get married however you want to!

xx Shawna

Do you feel overwhelmed AF when trying to plan your wedding? For just a moment, stop, close your eyes and take a deep breath. Exhale slowly.

Where do you see yourself while you’re tying the knot? Are you surrounded by the Italian Alps and the jagged peaks of the Dolomites? Maybe you smell the salty breeze coming off the ocean. Or hear the wind blowing through the pine trees.

I will help you create your dream-come-true wedding and equip you with lasting, smile-inducing memories. THIS IS YOUR CHOICE; march down that isle, up that hill, or through that river to the beat of your own drum!

I am a wedding, elopement and couple photographer, nestled in the mountains of Northern Italy, The Dolomites. I'm available Europe-wide: Paris or the French Riviera, the Greek islands, Switzerland....

Your Memories Matter

A traditional wedding isn't for you?

What is a modern day elopement or intimate wedding?

you're not alone

It's All About the Two of You, instead of being focusing on trying to keep everyone else happy

You share your vows Much More Intimately between you and your partner, without the anxiety of having to do it in front of a big audience

Your Besties Only. Either sharing the day just between the two of you or having anywhere from 2-30 guests

A full day of Adventure spent However You Want (sky's the limit!), instead of being stuck to chatting with your drunk uncle all night

A Stress-Free Day Without Obligations, instead of nail-biting over whether or not the cake is going to arrive on time and if everyone is having fun

The part where I come in

Planning made easy

Ready to grab your wedding by the bells and exercise your right to do things according to your wildest fantasies?

Imagine your best-day-ever with you and your partner, from the moment you get out of bed until the sun sets - that's where we'll start.

The long story short: I'M HERE FOR YOU. There's no better third wheel out there to ride along on your wedding day, because I'll be there to capture every moment of your eternal epicness.

It's true- I'm Canadian. But since I've moved to Italy, I now know Europe like the back of my hand. Location and activity ideas? I have them all.

I'm not here to guide your elopement or wedding through posed photos, I'm here to join you on your adventure and take pictures along the way.

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The Word on the Street...

Where do I even begin? Shawna is an absolute gem! From the moment we met, her energy was infectious, and she made us feel so comfortable. Our highlight was definitely the boat ride at Lago di Braies. The sun rising over the most epic mountains, the tranquility of the lake, and just the two of us on this charming boat ride.


"Our elopement in the Dolomites was a dream come true, and Shawna captured IT with such skill and creativity."

Multi-day Adventure Elopement at Lago di Braies, Dolomites Italy

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Shawna not only captured the stunning scenery but also managed to freeze our most intimate moments of love as we rowed across the lake. It was pure magic!

Looking at the photos now, I can't help but feel over the moon happy! Shawna's ability to perfectly encapsulate the fun, the giggles, and the sheer joy of our day is truly remarkable. Shawna, thank you for giving us memories that we'll cherish forever!

Jordan and I chose to elope in Venice, and it was pure magic, especially with Shawna behind the camera. Our sunset gondola ride felt like a dream, and Shawna captured it all so beautifully. Looking at her photos takes us right back to that moment, feeling the love and the breeze on the water.

-Sara + Jordan

"WE GOT ELOPED in VENICE, the sunset gondola ride felt like a dream, and Shawna TOOK THE MOST AMAZING PHOTOS."

Elopement, Venice Italy

Shawna is just a delight to have around. Her laughter is infectious, and her kindness makes you feel instantly at ease.

Shawna, thank you for giving us memories we'll treasure forever. We're so grateful for your talent and how you made our day unforgettable. 

Shawna made us feel relaxed and confident in front of the camera, and she gave clear and easy direction to get the best shots from us. Shawna's photos of my proposal to my fiancee turned out so incredible that I immediately ran out to get our favorite shot printed and framed the very next day after she sent them. It's currently hanging up in our bedroom and I still look at it everyday.

-Mariah + Dale

"I do not have enough words to describe how awesome Shawna was in helping me bring a dream proposal to life!"

Proposal shoot, Lapland Finland

If you're considering hiring Shawna for a proposal, elopement, wedding, engagment photos, etc than take it from me... you will not be dissapointed! I am so incredible thankful I hired her not just for the amazing photos and dedication she put into capturing the moment, but for all the extra help with planning and setting up this incredible moment for my fiancee and I. 

I received a family photoshoot for my birthday from my husband, who is very reluctant towards posing. Luckily we did not need to do a lot of it, as Shawna mostly captured our day in the Dolomites in a very natural way.



Couple shoot, Dolomites Italy

She did give us some ideas on things to do for the photos, and they felt natural as well... and of course led to the most beautiful photos. The moment I saw the preview of the pictures, I was blown away by the quality and how perfect the photos were. Thank you very much Shawna!

Shawna was incredible to work with & we are so happy with our photos! The communication prior to meeting and the chats throughout the day were incredibly comfortable & easy going.


"Choosing Shawna as our photographer for our Dolomite elopement was the best decision we've ever made!"

Multi-day Adventure Elopement in the Dolomites Italy

Read full love story here.

We wanted a fun, energetic photographer to come with us on our elopement in the Dolomites, Italy and Shawna was the perfect choice! Thank you for everything, sending love!

We had the most wonderful time with Shawna taking photos all over Paris! Shawna was prepared with a whole list of places she wanted to take photos. Some of them were the classics like the Eiffel tower but many were unique ideas that captured the beauty of Paris and made the photos feel more natural and less touristy.



Couple shoot, Paris France

At the end of a long day of photos we stopped into a vegan bakery for treats & lattes (a perk for us as a vegan couple to find a vegan photographer to also give us bakery recommendations!).

Overall, it was a wonderful experience and we loved our photos! Highly recommend her if you're looking for a photographer.

I first got in touch with Shawna through my cousin who knew her in Canada. It turned out we were both about to move to the same city in Belgium! I was preparing for my wedding in Positano, Italy and needed a photographer. My cousin got us in contact and I immediately knew Shawna was the photographer for us. 



Intimate Micro Wedding along the Amalfi Coast in Positano, Italy

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From the very beginning she was so warm, kind, accommodating and professional. What started as Shawna being our photographer turned into her being a good friend. Since she is so personable, she makes you feel so comfortable while she’s taking your photos. We couldn’t have had a better photographer and friend join us on our big day! We will forever be grateful to Shawna for capturing the best memories of our life so far.

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