Brand New Ada | Edmonton Newborn Photographer

30 November 2016 | Newborn

Look at the hair on this brand new girl!

Ada’s grandma booked their session with us, and I can’t tell you how much I love that! I wish we could get on the email list of every grandma; I think they adore lots and lots of photos of their grandbabies.

This session was so fun and relaxed and we chatted and joked the whole time. These guys are going to be just fine – parenting takes a great sense of humour, and they definitely have that!

They just came for Ada’s Christmas session, and I realized I hadn’t blogged this yet.

Hope to see you again soon! I’ll be sure to email grandma 😉

Shauna

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Let’s Get out of the City | Edmonton Maternity Photographer

24 November 2016 | Maternity

This chilly evening made for the perfect day to get out of the city and hit the highway!

I have known Stephanie for a long time now! We met at her cousin’s wedding (I think?? Right Stephanie?) She was a bridesmaid, I was the VERY pregnant photographer. Since then I have infiltrated their inner circle, so we now see each other at so many social events.

This is a special baby to be photographing, they have 3 newborns in the family in the coming months, and I THINK we’re going to be photographing them all. Pretty much the best right?! Man this job is just the best.

Stephanie and Will were up for tromping into fields and sitting in tall grass for their photos. They cuddled and laughed A LOT, which is always so great to see.

You guys made this evening so much fun, thank you so much! I can’t wait to meet this babe of yours.

Shauna xox

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Beautiful Ben is One | Edmonton Cake Smash Photographer

22 November 2016 | Children

Ben’s mom had lots of fun ideas to celebrate his one year. It’s a big deal when your kiddo turns 1!! We knew there had to be a cake smash, but she also brought along a photo from his newborn session.

I really love seeing babies in white. I think my mother in law in rubbing off on me. It’s just so clean and pure and focuses on the baby.

Ben has amazing bright blue eyes, and his smile came easy and natural.

It was such a pleasure to meet you guys! I hope to see you and Ben again

Happy birthday bud!

Shauna

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Cupcakes, Balloons and Epic Light | Edmonton Engagement Photographer

8 November 2016 | Engagement

Want to have a perfect engagement session? Think of something you love to do together, a place you love, and pick a gorgeous evening for it! This all added up to baking cupcakes, balloons at the golf course, and an epic end with a gorgeous sunset.

Shaina and Dane made some delicious cupcakes together in the comfort of their own home. Once they were finished we headed out to Blackhawk Golf Course where Dane works as a groundskeeper. It gave us access to an amazing landscape, and it also let us scope out the grounds, as they are having their wedding there in February. It was pretty awesome cruising around in a golf cart too!

Their engagement photos will be so different to their winter wedding this February. I love it when the seasons are different for engagement and wedding photos – it allows our couples to display really different looking photos in their home.

See you guys in February!

Shauna & Gareth xox

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Sawyer is Six Months Old | Edmonton Studio Photographers

7 November 2016 | Children

Sawyer came to see us in the studio with his mom and dad to capture his halfway mark on his first year. Six months already! I feel like these First Year packages are so amazing for us to capture these babes when they are brand new, just sitting, and to celebrate their first year in this world.

This family is really easy to spend time with, we really love chatting with them and spending time with them.

We also captured some breastfeeding photos for Sawyer’s mom,  Jessie. As a mom I remember how trying and difficult breastfeeding can be, and once a mom overcomes it, it’s a HUGE accomplishment. Never mind the bond that comes between mother and child when that time is spent together. Jessie faced her challenges with breastfeeding too, so it was incredibly important to her that we capture this part of her relationship with her son.

It was my honour capturing everything that your first 6 months entailed.

Thank you so much for coming to see us in the studio!

Shauna

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Nothing Like Milk & Cookies! | Edmonton Family Photographer

4 November 2016 | Children

My favourite thing to do is photograph kids outside – I dont think that’s a secret. Photographing them in the studio is fun and I love the challenge of creating new sets, but I 100% believe I have found the winning formula: Milk & Cookies! There’s nothing like them. These two laughed and giggled and they were so playful with one another.

I have known them both since they were born, so being able to document them as they grow is so awesome for me. I really love these two! And I love how much fun they had at their session.

And it’s the best that mom jumped in for a few photos, because you can NEVER have too many pictures with your kids.

More mini sessions coming up tomorrow, and we’ve also opened up November 12 since everyone is loving the sessions so much. Email me at shauna@roughleyoriginals.com to book your spot, there’s still room!

Shauna

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Noelle in a Winter Wonderland | Edmonton Family Photographer

1 November 2016 | Children

I had a vision in my head for our Christmas sessions this year. I wanted it to be clean and beautiful – I wanted a winter wonderland. Noelle’s mom Ashley helped me to bring my vision to life with her hand made snowflakes, and since Noelle is her mama’s little Snowflake, it all came together quite perfectly.

Last year when I photographed Noelle’s Christmas photos, she was just a baby. One year later, it was amazing to see her with the Milk & Cookies, a big smile on her face, acting like a child…not a baby. Helping document her as she grows is a huge honour.

Thank you for all the help with the set Ashley, and thank you for continuing to let us document your family.

Shauna xoxo

We still have lots of space left in our Christmas Minis, they are happening now until Nov 12. Email me at shauna@roughleyoriginals.com if you would like to book

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Edmonton Newborn Photographer | Spring & Fresh Beginnings in the Air

28 October 2016 | Newborn

I am, so grateful to families like this one. We met them when they were expecting their first daughter, and they have continued coming back for us to document their family. Their second newborn session had all the feelings of spring & fresh beginnings in the air. With Easter around the corner, mom brought the bunny outfit and the carrots. We had fresh tulips in the house so we had to add those in too.

It all added up to a feeling of new life, new growth, new additions to their beautiful family.

Congrats you guys!

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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!

Shauna

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

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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!

Shauna

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