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about me

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about me

a little

sitting around the kitchen table

when you're 90 years old

I want to give you

images you'll treasure

with your grandchildren

i'm seanna!

fancy seeing you here.

I’m so happy you’re here! I’m Seanna-Joye Fakeley Leaf (yup, that's my full name, cool huh?) and I’m an intimate wedding and elopement photographer based out of Edmonton, Alberta. I grew up in a super small and rural town surrounded by the most amazing friends and family. I first found my love for photography when I was a little girl, sitting around my grandparents table and looking at old photo albums. I’d stare in awe as they told me all about their lives growing up, when they first met, how their first date went, their wedding day, and when my mom was born. It always inspired me so deeply to think that one day I would be in their shoes and would want to share MY stories with my future grandchildren. This is why I don’t think of our time together as a transaction- these are moments you’ll look back on forever and I want to make sure the experience is one you’ll treasure too! 

By the end of it all, I know your favourite colour, ice cream flavour, and what you’re going to name your next pet. In all seriousness, This is one of your biggest adventures yet, and I want to be a part of the whole process. I’ll help you plan your timeline so things run smoothly on the big day, I will help make decisions whenever you need advice, and I will share all of the knowledge that I’ve learned shooting previous weddings to ensure that your day goes off without a hitch!

My photography is rooted in honest connection; the real, the raw, and all the good stuff in between. I never want to pose you in stiff or uncomfortable ways (I think we experience enough awkward moments in life, don't we?). Instead, I'll have you running through the field together, tickling one another, constantly moving & loving each other.

So what do you say? Are you ready for the adventure?

let's chat all about it

on weekends you'll find me tending to my garden or with a craft beer in hand

my grandparents.

my biggest inspiration.

my Grandma Deanna who I was named after

my Grandpa Gordon

meet my associate

this is katryna!

she's pretty darn awesome.

Growing up with candid portraits of my grandparents on our walls, albums full, and slides to boot; these were all a staple in our home. Slowing down to thumb through the pages and learn a bit more about loved ones and lives lived, knowing the eyes I now see looking back at me through my own children, that crooked smirk, the button nose. I thank my grandpa for these moments captured, his photography hobby has left us with the most beautiful glimpses into our history at Moose Lake, trips to the Rockies, and holidays in Hawaii. I feel closer to my family, who are now gone, thanks to each moment he documented… big and small. Getting to photograph all these moments for my clients, something for not only them to loose themselves in the memories of, but for the generations that follow, has me smiling which each gallery sent.

My nostalgic side takes over in my everyday life as well. As a granddaughter of the Lakeland, an affinity for lake life seeps into my full time work as a designer and in home life as we raise our family in the same setting. A home where I drink too much coffee and eat too many cinnamon buns (is there such a thing) while curled up by the fire looking at framed portraits of my grandparents at Moose Lake and my very first film camera sitting alongside my grandpas on the bookshelf.

Since picking up that first camera as a kid I’ve been documenting the little things and as I look back now, they were really the big things. The minute that flew by too fast to remember can be replayed for a lifetime when you need to reminisce most. That silent reverie. That honest connection.

we're one in the same & both equally excited about your big day

so, what the heck is an associate?

Who says cloning doesn't exist? I've seen it time and time again, but it never gets any easier.  A client will reach out to me about their wedding or elopement and I have to tell them with a heaviest of hearts, that I am already booked for their day.  But what if there was someone who understood and shared my values, my vision,  my talent, and overall excitement? This is where Katryna comes in.

Okay, so Katryna and I may not LOOK the same but she is my doppelgänger when it comes to photography!  I would recommend her to anyone and everyone, which is why I needed to make her a part of my team.

So now, if you inquire and I am already busy on your day, I will offer you Katryna as an associate photographer, which also comes with some pretty awesome discounted packages and pricing (Can I get a heck ya!). 

tell me more

I'm all about making unqiue and honest connections

so its only fair that you get to know me too.

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My boyfriend, Tanner of 8 years & I live on the land his grandfather homesteaded

I'm OBSESSED with craft beer & will seek out a craft brewery

I can make a quacking sound like Donald Duck (pretty impressive if I do say so myself)

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I have a bachelor of Social Work Degree & work in Mental Health and Addictions

I have two dogs named Dixie & Daisy

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let the adventures begin.

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