Welcome back!

To my loyal SSP family, clients, followers… thank you for sticking with me through one of the longest website rebuilds of all time. It took me quite a while to find the best way to create my vision for the site. After talking with a good friend who is a web professional, we found the best solution for the all-new SSP site. This blog portion won’t be entirely photo related, but it will revolve around the behind-the-scenes life of SSP.

Side thought - I realize I’ve been using the term “SSP” a lot and I’m really trying to make it stick… hellooo branding! “Shaylan Spurway Photography” is lovely if I do say so myself (thanks Mom), but it can seem a little long-winded. So, #SSP.

Right now I have been tackling the rebuild, a quickly approaching wedding season, as well as a very busy post-winter wedding season! Oh, and how can I forget about my Soo Greyhounds. Last August I assumed the role of Manager of Game Day Operations and Merchandising for our local OHL team, the Soo Greyhounds. Right now we are in the 2018 OHL Playoffs. As I type this we’re awaiting the start of the Championship Finals. 4 more wins and we’re officially 2018 Champs. Fingers crossed. Knock on wood. 

I’m also still absolutely loving my business as an Independent Stylist with Stella & Dot. I promoted to a Star Stylist last fall and have been invited to participate in the company’s annual conference this year. Y’all never guess where it is too… a place I like to call my home away from home. Nashville, TN!

Hockey and jewelry aside, I am excited to launch a space for SSP on the lovely world wide web. The social media pages will remain alive and updated, but I will also be adding updates and content to the website as well. This fun little blog will accompany it and hopefully show you a little peek at the “SS” in SSP.

Thank you, as always, for your support and love. Running a small business in Northern Ontario is truly a dream come true. 



A big thank you to Meaghan Kent Photography for the new SSP portraits. This little Kodak Brownie camera was the same camera that my grandmother once used. Something that I love including in my personal work is a space that has a bit of meaning. We did this little session at the old fire hall at the corner of Elizabeth and Wellington. This building, with it’s wonderful red door, was once Hall 3 for the Sault Ste. Marie Fire Department. My grandfather worked out of Hall 3 for over 28 years. 

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