Hastings Lake Gardens Fall Engagement Photos | Eric and Tamara

24 October 2016 | Engagement

When Tamara emailed me asking my opinion on booking Hastings Lake Gardens for their engagement photos, you better believe I jumped on it. We’ve photographed weddings out there in the fall before, so I was pretty excited. It’s a really beautiful venue and it has the perfect mix of the outdoor, rustic look we love so much.

These two found us through a family we have been photographing for a long time. They have turned into friends and are very close to our hearts, so whenever we get referrals from them, we know they’re going to be wonderful people.

Tamara and Eric are so easy to hang out with. They’re both truly kind, funny people and they’re so fun to hang out with.

We wandered through the grounds at Hastings Lake Gardens. They climbed the tractor and the truck, they played on the gorgeous swings, and they stood in the long grass to catch the stunning light. We lucked out with a really gorgeous evening, which has been tricky this fall season in Edmonton. I wasn’t sure how the leaves would still look, but as you can see, they were pretty perfect.

Shooting engagement sessions always makes me really excited for the wedding. I can’t wait to spend the day with these guys next year!


Getting married in Edmonton? Be sure to contact us us to chat about having our photography services be a part of your day.

A Beautiful Summer Day in Edmonton | MacIsaac Family

21 October 2016 | Family

I spent a beautiful summer day in Edmonton with this lovely family. We hung out and took the time to get the kids smiling, comfortable and ready to have some fun.

The bond between these siblings is really strong, and it was really cool to see how this kind of age gap creates such a unique relationship.

Thanks so much you guys! It was really nice meeting you and chatting dirt bikes and camping. Enjoy!


Intimate Fall Wedding in Edmonton | Tarah and Trevor

19 October 2016 | Weddings

High school sweethearts. Parents. Best friends. And now husband and wife. Tarah and Trevor have been together for a long time, and they are still so in love. Their day was planned with the main concern that it be about family. Connection. Closeness. And definitely fun; this crew was fun.  Tarah worked so hard to ensure her dream of a gorgeous fall wedding came true. They are the kind of clients that we feel sad when their wedding day comes and goes…there have been a lot of them since we have started this that I want to say…soooo can I still text you? Can we still chat?

I’m going to miss these two!

I hung out with the girls in the morning, then jumped in the limo with them to the church. We pulled into the parking lot and there were two fire trucks pulled up at the front door. Trevor is an Edmonton Firefigter and his crew was there to pay their respects (even though their firehall is literally RIGHT next door to the church). That’s true brotherhood.

The moments before the ceremony were incredibly emotional. Prayers were spoken, hands were held, tears were shed. Trevor held their baby girl close as everyone focused their love on them. The ceremony was so fun and full of life. Just like Tarah and Trevor.

We celebrated the day with those closest to them. Their wedding party was full of siblings and childhood friends. Their families were incredibly welcoming to us and made us feel so at home in their inner circle.

When we listened to the speeches all that I kept thinking was – Family Goals. Both of these families are so close and they spend so much time together. The way Trevor was described is just how I hope my boys to be described when they are grown men.

You guys are the real deal. In your relationship, as people, all in all just in real life.

I can’t thank you enough for having us. For sharing your day with us.

Congratulations you three…we have to include Lillian in there 🙂

Shauna xoxo

Tarah’s Hayley Paige dress is from Delica Bridal
Floral Crown & Flowers by Laurels On Whyte
Hair & Makeup by Rock It Out Salon
Ceremony was held in The Catholic Parish of Corpus Christi
Reception was held in the Ukrainian Youth Unity Complex

Maternity Photos in Downtown Edmonton | Greg and Venessa

18 October 2016 | Maternity

What a stunning night for these maternity photos! Venessa and Greg met me in downtown Edmonton and we wandered through the city, stopping where we liked and chatting the whole time.  We ended up below the Shaw Conference center just as the sun was about to hit the river and the light was just right. We had to change things up a bit, as they were setting up for the Edmonton Marathon, so there was definitely more “stuff” around. Goes to show that regardless of how much scouting we do, sometimes we need to flexible and adapt.

I love wandering Edmonton and switching up where we shoot. It keeps things interesting and it keeps our work fresh.

Venessa rocked her maternity photos! Her hair is AMAZING (right?!) and her smile lit up the photos. I love it when dads are a part of the session too. Venessa and Greg have such a tangible connection, it was easy to capture it.

I’ve been lucky enough to meet Venessa, and other amazing women, through Kellie Willie. Kellie runs a fitness class called Fit Your Life – although that doesn’t even sum up the community she has created with her classes. I could gush forever so you can read my blog post about her here – and find her website here. (she’s taking a short maternity break, but she’ll be back offering classes before we know it!)

We met Venessa and Greg’s newborn son this week, and he was a dream to photograph! His photos coming soon.

Expecting a newborn baby? Live in Edmonton? Contact us here for your maternity and newborn session – we would love to photograph this amazing time in your life.

Christmas Minis 2016 | Edmonton Family Photographer

17 October 2016 | Children, Family

We’ve been doing Christmas Minis here in Edmonton the last few years, so here we go again!

We will have 2 sets available for every session, and since our Milk & Cookie sessions were such a hit last year, we’re doing them again! These include my homemade oreo cookies – they are delicious!

November 4
November 5
November 6

are our weekend dates available (there are some weekday times available too)

$225 plus GST
Includes 10 high resolution digital images
20 min session
Individual, siblings & immediate family


Did you miss doing family photos this year? Come see us! Studio family photos are included.

Email shauna@roughleyoriginals.com to book your spot

Beautiful Fall in Edmonton | The Harke Family

13 October 2016 | Family

The Harkes come to see me every year, and almost always in the fall. They love these beautiful Edmonton fall colours!

Last year they came to see me with their extended family, which was awesome! Check out the post here. And aren’t their outfits perfect?! These guys always coordinate so well.

We had to reschedule this year due to this weird and FREEZING weather, but thank goodness we caught the leaves! So happy we were able to hang out and explore. They laugh and play and connect as if I’m not even there, and I love that so much. I’m always happy to catch those photos of everyone smiling and looking at the camera, but there is so much more than that! I want to capture you playing and smiling and looking at one another in the way only you do. I want to make sure we show your connection, not just how well your kids can smile at the camera.

Let me capture YOUR family, your fun, you playing and laughing and being the way you are at this moment in time.

Thank you guys. You truly are wonderful, and I’m so happy I get to see your smiling faces every year.


Liam | Edmonton Newborn Photographer

9 October 2016 | Newborn

We had to make this photo shoot happen quick! Liam’s mom came to us and needed a newborn photographer last minute. We made it happen, and I’m so glad we did. He was a dream to photograph and his mama is so sweet!

I absolutely adore photographing newborns, I get to cuddle them and get my baby fix in. I will always be happy to rock your baby to sleep.

Now, onto the gorgeous images.

Fit Your Life | Edmonton Commercial Photographer

7 October 2016 | Maternity

Kellie Willie is the amazing woman behind  Fit Your Life fitness classes. She has worked incredibly hard to build a supportive community for Edmonton moms, and trust me it’s a pretty great high. Every time I leave her workout classes I feel full of enough positive energy to last a good few days.

She’s not just a fitness instructor – and trust me she’s a damn good one – she’s the type of woman you want in your life. Grateful to have Kellie in MY life!

We spent the evening together creating these fitness prental photos for Fit Your Life. We laughed so much, these ladies were so much fun! I don’t do commercial work a ton, but this didn’t even feel like that. These photos feel intimate and honest and completely embody Kellie.

If you need a workout class in Edmonton, trust me, check Kellie out. She’s just the best.


Michael & McKenna | Edmonton Wedding Photographer

4 October 2016 | Weddings

This day was ALL about family and togetherness and getting all of the details just right. McKenna’s mom and dad played a big role in helping the wedding come together, and we can all agree that everyone’s input and effort made this wedding a stunner.

When McKenna donned her gown and her veil all I could see was a young Queen Elizabeth. A couple of the guests said the same so I wasn’t alone!

The ceremony was small and intimate and all about those closest to the couple. Tucked into a hidden park in downtown Edmonton, Dick Mather’s Memorial Park Gazebo gave the couple the intimate ceremony they craved.

We searched for fall colours for McKenna. She really wanted those beautiful colours. With a bit of luck we found the perfect tree – couldn’t have asked for better.

Their reception was small as well, held at the Lake Summerside clubhouse. The decor was to DIE for – the flowers and tea cups and string lights, and all of the those gorgeous details that made this room look so very stunning.

Towards the end of the night we were graced with the most amazing sunset. We hustled McKenna and Michael outside for a few shots in the unreal light.

Congrats you two! Wishing you all the best in the world.
Shauna xox

Michelle and Aubrey |Edmonton Wedding Photographer

27 September 2016 | Weddings

We met these two in a unique situation. They were traveling through Australia, doing a very similar thing to what Gareth and I have done in the past. Working, hiking, exploring. I loved watching their trip via Facebook. What a cool thing to do before they tied the knot!

Their wedding was intimate, unique, and so personal. They had a candle lit ceremony. They had their first dance in the church right after they were pronounced husband and wife.

Their wedding party was fun and full of laughs. They were such troopers; it was a COLD day. A fall day in Edmonton is absolutely beautiful, but it can be unpredictable.  We escaped into the U of A for some indoor shots. Gareth loves playing with lighting, and holy man he killed it on these photos.

Michelle and Aubrey are such gems. We have run into them from time to time since their wedding, and it has been heart felt greetings and genuine interest on how we are. It’s just the type of people they are.

Thank you for having us. It was such a stunning day.