2019 Christmas Mini Sessions

9 November 2019 | Family, Children

Our 2019 Christmas mini sessions have begun and will be ongoing right the way through November! (And into the beginning of December if there is interest)

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Embracing the Rain with the Axani Family

30 October 2019 | Family, Maternity

There are a ton of families that I have had the pleasure of meeting since we started this business. I’ve met moms who inspire me, who give me advice and who make me want to be a better mom. Carly is, hands down, one of those moms. She wants to play with her kids, she embraces their personalities, and she is so happy to document real life. That’s what led them to go ahead with this shoot, so we ended up embracing the rain with the Axani family!

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All About Light!

21 October 2019 | Uncategorized

I was invited to speak at a grade 4 class about photography, and light. If you’ve ever chatted with us about our work, you know that light is EVERYTHING to us. We have to choose the time of day that works best for our photos. Light is SO important to photography. Cool light adds so much interest to the shot.

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Rachel and Daniel Wedding

18 October 2019 | Weddings

In a land far far away under the golden Australian sunshine sits the little town of Townsville. I admit it’s not the most imaginative of place names, but most importantly it’s the place where Rachel and Daniel met.

Being away from home, living a life separate from the regular day to day realities is an adventure. Meeting your person makes it all the more exciting.

Rachel and Daniel brought back a lot of memories for me of my time down under. It takes a very certain couple to meet while traveling and stay together when they settle into the everyday routine once they come back home. Rachel and Daniel did it, and that is a true testament to their relationship.

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Daniels Fall Family Photos

31 August 2019 | Family

We just love this wonderful family! We met them when Lyndsey and Jordan booked us for their wedding. Since then we have documented them having a son, and now as their family grows together. Just love seeing them for the Daniels Fall Family Photos.

A fun fact: The quilt they brought to this family session we’ve been using since their wedding. We decided to head outside for some sunset photos at their wedding, and this quilt was sitting on the gift table. We grabbed it on our way out the door, used it, and it’s been a part of every session since. Jordan’s mom made (mother of the groom, now grandma).

I absolutely love that we wandered and played and explored with these guys. We used this location for our own family photos years ago, and it’s still such a gem!

Thank you so much for a wonderful evening you guys! I always really, really love seeing you.

Shauna xox

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Fall Couple Photos with a Cute Pup

30 August 2019 | Uncategorized

There were a couple things that these guys brought to their session that are ALWAYS welcome – smiles, cuddles, and their really fun dog! We had so much fun at their fall couple session with a cute pup!

These two decided to book a session after hearing about us through Rachelle. Taryn works at Milk and Cookies Bake Shop, so it was great to meet another one of the ladies from this amazing shop.

We get asked a lot if dogs are welcome at our session. YES! Always! We choose a dog friendly location, and we just hang out with them. They’re a part of your family, they should be included!

Fall is all about cozy sweaters, and plaid, and boots. When choosing your outfits always choose what you feel great in. Your outfits should “go” together but you don’t be too matchy matchy. I always suggest lying the outfits down on your bed and looking at them together. Still not sure? Send me a photo and I’ll help you decide! You can always look through our portfolio or the blog for inspiration.

Can’t wait to this year’s fall sessions! They’re going to be beautiful. Interested in one? Email me at shauna@roughleyoriginals.com

Shauna xox

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Family Cuddles in the Edmonton Fall Colours

29 August 2019 | Family

Such a gorgeous session! I was so happy to see you guys again and capture your family cuddles in the Edmonton fall colours. I might be a year late in blogging this, so you can check out their family summer session here.

This lady has a huge place in our hearts! She was in a wedding party we photographed just as we were starting out, and once she met us, she referred SO MANY people to us! Seriously, we needed to have a referral code just for her. This kind of support has allowed our business to be what it is today, and we never take that for granted. It was years before she had her son and she finally booked her OWN session, which I think speaks volumes. Thank you Kathleen, your support seriously means the world!

Kathleen is also a teacher and I love picking her brain about school ideas for Callum. She always gives great little tips and things we can work on, I really love having that connection!

Our Fall sessions are filling up incredibly fast, but we have some weekday evenings still available (and maybe a couple weekends we can squeeze you into!) It’s always worth asking! Email me at shauna@roughleyoriginals.com

Shauna xox

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Jack’s Fresh 48 Session | Edmonton Newborn

28 August 2019 | Newborn

These Fresh 48 Sessions are so amazing! Jack’s Fresh 48 Session is a true testament to family coming together.

This isn’t birth photography, and it isn’t a newborn session like you’ve seen from us before. This is an opportunity to capture those first hours of your baby entering the world. Once the birth is over, once you’re moved into your hospital room, or in your home, that’s the time we come see you.

We want to capture your older child meeting their new sibling. We want to photograph the looks on Grandpa and Grandma’s face the first time they lay eyes on their new grandchild. We want to capture those raw, real, first moments for you. Giving birth is one of the hardest things you’ll do, so there is a good chance the time will be a hazy memory in the years to come. So let’s have those emotions, those connections, those moments captured forever.

When I gave birth to both of my boys, the experience was amazing, exhausting, wonderful, and overwhelming. There are so many moments that Gareth talks about, and I don’t have a clear memory of them. We have some photos that Gareth took, but having those first hours documented (with Gareth in the photos!) would have been so special.

Being parents has changed our perspective of our photography over the years. Connection over perfection. Moments over poses. Those are some of the reasons we are so excited to be offering Fresh 48 sessions!

Feel free to email us about more info.

Shauna & Gareth

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Playing in the Edmonton Paths

Engagement session time for Chelsey and Brett! They have the most beautiful boy named Matteo, so he obviously had to be a part of the session. We always encourage kiddos to be a part the photos . We always start off with family photos, and then Grandma (usually) comes to whisk her grandchild away and have some one on one time while mom and dad can cuddle up. I absolutely adore these guys and had a blast playing in the Edmonton paths.

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Edmonton Summer with the Ruff Family

12 August 2019 | Family

Another year with this fun family! Last year we did their photos in the beautiful autumn colours, but this year we met in the summer, and it was actually warm and sunny, which has been a bit sparse this year. So nice to hang out in the Edmonton summer with the Ruff family.

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