Shalene Dawn is an elopement and destination wedding photographer who specializes in small, intimate ceremonies of under 50 people.

Located in Edmonton, Alberta she has shot across western Canada from Vancouver Island to Manitoba, and throughout the Rocky Mountains including Banff, Jasper, Canmore and Kananaskis.

She takes on a limited number of clients each year to ensure the highest quality of customer service and work.

Shalene has won numerous awards for her photos and in 2017 was ranked as one of the top 30 wedding photographers in the country, and one of the top 10 in Alberta by the Professional Wedding Photographers of Canada.

Based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada





Shalene was both professional and fun, which I believe are equally important in a wedding photographer. Not only was she there on a pretty darn awesome and important day, documenting everything so I wouldn’t have to, she was also there for me, working with my bridesmaids, keeping me calm, making me laugh, and ordering other people about (incredibly important tasks!). She over delivered on the amount of time it took her to get all the pictures back to me, and each and every one was simply gorgeous (even though my hair wasn’t).

I love her style; how she uses natural light to both soften and brighten each picture. Even though I know she spent hours editing everything, all the photographs looked natural and put me right back in that moment so I can enjoy my wedding day over and over and over again. I certainly won’t be getting married again, but I would hire Shalene again in a heartbeat!


Shalene is a one of a kind photographer.
When I first found Shalene when I was looking at pictures for our ceremony site, I was linked to her website and right then and there, I knew I had to set up an appointment to meet up, and let me tell you, she responds very quickly to meetups. We scheduled our appointment later that week & book her then and there. Let me add – her prices were a steal especially when you see the quality/services she provides
One thing that I love and really wanted to post here, is the Shalene was very transparent about her prices – it’s posted on her website & that was such a relief- don’t waste your precious time and effort on someone who won’t give you straight answers and book Shalene instead!

From our engagement photo’s to our wedding day – Shalene would go the extra mile to capture some insane shots and different perspectives. Hiking, in water – She’ll get you those photos!
I also really appreciated the fact Shalene would hand deliver our photo’s to our house (and her packaging skills – I won’t spoil the surprise) . I mean, she could mail them out and not have to deal with that, but she makes the effort and I really loved that. After all the interactions with Shalene, I can honestly say she is like having my best friend taking photos for our special day. And to be honest, I didn’t have a single worry about our photo’s, or if we had enough – I had utter confidence in her and her abilities! and that’s what having a genuine photographer is all about.
Thanks Shalene!

– Kayla

If you’re looking for a professional, sweet, patient and kind photographer whose naturally bold with talent she’s the one! I’m absolutely blown away by all of the photos from both our engagement session and wedding. At 8 1/2 months pregnant she was enthusiastic, focused and motivated to capture just the right moment during our day. In the end, she was able to freeze frame our memories of our wedding day. The pictures are elegantly soft and understated and the reaction I’m getting from all our family and friends is that our photos are breathtaking. Shalene I’m unable to come up with words that can satisfy our gratitude for you being our photographer. Thank you for sharing in our excitement on that day and throughout the whole process. You helped to put my mind at ease knowing we were in good hands!

– Jordanna