Shauna Heron has over 9 years of experience in the wedding industry, has been published in Grace Ormonde Wedding Style Magazine, Rangefinder, Carats & Cake, Junebug Weddings, Wedding Co & many other publications worldwide. Shauna was named one of Toronto's Top 20 Wedding Photographers. Available for destinations worldwide.
Let me share a secret...
" THE MOST VALUABLE THING I OFFER MY CLIENTS ISN'T PHOTOGRAPHY... IT'S MY ABILITY TO CONNECT "
Connection is the secret to great photos… When I connect with the people I’m photographing, it shows in the photos I take; honest, relaxed images that bring you back, even decades later to your fabulous day. Complicated, stiff posing isn’t fun. Let’s hang out… We’ll walk, laugh, talk and while we're at it I'll pop you both into some gorgeous light... then juuuust when your guard is down and you've forgotten why we're there.. that's when you're going to shine. That's the good stuff.
I'm quirky, nerdy and okay.. a little bit weird.
WE ARE FAMILLLYYYYY.. I GOT ALL MY BABIES AND ME!
Q & A
Answers to the most commonly asked questions!
I consider myself a wedding documentarian above all else. While portraits are still important, my main focus is on capturing the story of your day as it unfolds –without directing or staging. All of the big moments, in between moments and quiet looks.. the hand holding and lip biting and anything else that moves me… that helps tell your story. I’m lucky to be able to connect quickly with both my clients and their families which creates a casual, relaxed atmosphere that continues throughout the day. I’m not into complicated poses and unending direction –instead we hang out & play in some lovely light. I’m not looking for perfect.. I’m looking for you. Perfect is boring.
How do we book you?
I make everything really easy; simply reach out and let’s have a chat. If we connect and the chemistry is right it’s time to book! In order to confirm your date, a retainer of 25% of your approved quote is to be paid as well as your contract signed. The balance is due 4 weeks ahead of your wedding date. All payments and contracts are taken care of electronically.
Where do you live, anyway!?
I share my time between a few locations –lucky me! Between Sudbury & Toronto, Canada and Miami, Fla. Because of this it’s often difficult for our first meeting to be in person but we can chat on the phone or ever Facetime! Once we’ve had the chance to chat, and if we click, we can then schedule an in person meeting if possible! I’ve shot many weddings –some of my faves, where I haven’t actually met my couple in person! I love mystery <3
How long will it take to see our photos?
I promise 8-10 weeks, though often they are ready sooner. Each delivered photo is hand edited and this process takes time.
Do you recommend a second shooter?
99.9% of my weddings are shot alone. I actually prefer it… (I’m a weirdo I know) it allows me to immerse myself in the day and just flow with everything without having to worry about where someone else is or what they’re doing etc. That way also, the images are consistent and reflective of my own personal style. A lot of couples at first think that a second photographer is required –maybe because many other studios do this.. and maybe they think they will receive more images but this isn’t the case with me. On average I deliver anywhere from 800-1400 images. I’m a heavy shooter and literally don’t stop all day –except for a dinner break in the evening. Even larger weddings I most often shoot alone and just bring an assistant to help out with carrying things and making sure I’m drinking enough water etc. Usually, my assistant will also have a camera just in case I need an extra lens in a spot I can’t get to. All this being said, if you have different events going on at the same time (for example Hindu weddings) then I definitely recommend a second! Just ask and I can give advice on your own particular situation.
What can we expect to invest?
Full wedding day packages, including your digital files, start at $4200 and with add-ons can range up to $8600 and beyond. For more detailed pricing, please don’t hesitate to contact me. I also have special pricing for weekdays and packages that don’t include digital files which are more modestly priced. Digital files can always be added to your registry if you know you would like them in the future!
I only accept a limited number of weddings each year, so book early! I believe in quality over quantity which ensures I can give my clients the attention they deserve.
Do you have less expensive, smaller options?
I do! I have hourly rates & special elopement rates for those weddings that don’t fit the typical timeline; however prime dates (Saturdays from May-October) are not included in these offers. Special rates can often be had for weekday and Sunday weddings. I also have special offers for weddings booked 2 months from your wedding date! Please enquire for more info.
Are there travel fees?
For any weddings within Sudbury, Toronto or Miami there is no added fee. For weddings more than one and a half hours outside of one of these cities a charge of $200 will be added and hotel room for one or two nights.
For weddings outside of Ontario and international destinations (excluding Miami) the travel fee is generally the cost of my flight and 3 nights of accommodation and car rental if needed.
I can provide you with a travel quote and all arrangements are booked by myself.
Do you have public liability insurance?
Yes, of course! Just let me know if the venue you have hired requires it and I will be sure to bring the proper documents.
Do you have back up gear?
tons of it! 😀
Can you help us in the wedding planning process?
I am always glad to help in any way I can. If you need any help throughout the timeline process, don’t hesitate to reach out. I’m here for you.