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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Photography and a Story about Camping in Jasper

30 July 2019 | Personal, Children, Travel

When Shauna and I were travelling through New Zealand we realised that photography and the story go hand in hand. In a saturated photography world the story is just as important as the photos. It’s how you stand out. Stories about people are what make the difference when across the world millions of photos are taken everyday. So whilst Shauna tries her best to make me feel thoroughly awkward in Instagram stories I thought I’d take a stab at being a better blogger. Click more to see some photography and a story about camping in Jasper.

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Shantel and Colten

20 July 2019 | Couples, Engagement

After a week of adventuring and self discovery we are all back home and back at it. Shauna and I have a busy couple of weeks coming up starting this weekend with Shantel and Colten.

Earlier in the year when the snow still blanketed the ground I photographed their engagement session. Despite the deep chill settling over Edmonton, we ventured outside.

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Lace Cake Smash in the Park

16 July 2019 | Children, Cake Smash

I absolutely adored Jade’s cake smash! Her mom had a beautiful vision of white, lace and being outside. We added some flowers, headed out, and ended up with a Pretty Lace Cake Smash in the Park.

They decided to add on family photos to their session, which is always a great idea. Kids grow SO fast, and moms never seem to get in the photo, so it’s always really special to have updated photos with the kids. And I always think that getting to that first year is a celebration just as much for mom and dad as it is for the kiddo, so you deserve to get in there.

I would love to chat with you more about booking a cake smash with us! Use our contact form here to get in touch.

Thanks so much for coming to see us you guys! I loved bringing this vision to life.

Shauna

 

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Kane 6 Months | Edmonton Photographer

15 July 2019 | Children

Our First Year Package with our newborn packages includes a 6 month photo shoot. Kane’s mama has told me many times that this age is her favourite of her children’s photos. They’re just sitting, they can’t move yet, they’re excited to be there and just really happy. It was a pleasure photographing Kane’s 6 Month Session | Edmonton Photographer.

I’m pretty sure I’m a gazillion years late in posting this, but better than ever right?! Blogging is one of those things about this job that I love doing MOST of the time, but I never seem to have enough time to actually do it. Alas, here we are. Kane is 2 by now, and I’m just working on his 6 month session blog post now

You can check out Kane’s newborn session here.

Thank you once again you guys for coming to see us to capture your kiddos as they grow! It is an honour to watch so many kiddos grow up before our eyes.

Lots of love,
Shauna xox

 

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The Andersons in the Edmonton Blossoms

| Family

There are some people that come into our lives and we just know they’re going to stick around forever. I’ve known this girl for so many years. We met waitressing and we’ve stayed a constant in each other’s lives. It’s pretty amazing to have a friend who continued to email me while I was traveling the world, who I still talk to on the phone most days. Who I text endless photos of outfit choices and potential shopping purchases. She just gets me. It’s an honour to photograph these guys every year, to watch my best friend’s family grow and change. To laugh about her choosing outfits, and her husband pretending he hates photos. (Right, Danny? Pretending, right?) I love doing these photos of the Andersons in the Edmonton blossoms every year.

I just love you guys so much! Love being Auntie to Emily, love watching her giggle and play. These kiddos all grow up so fast that it is pretty cool to be the one photographing them year after year.

Love our yearly photo date.

Shauna xoxox

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Lauren and Adam’s Alberta Lake Engagement

24 June 2019 | Couples, Engagement

The air hung in a heavy green haze as I headed north of Edmonton. Forest fires and strong winds in Northern Alberta had sent smoke billowing southward to engulf Edmonton as well as much more of the province. Lauren and Adam’s Alberta Lake Engagement session had been planned for weeks. After checking and double checking with air quality readings we decided to go for it. But, and at the time it felt like a massive BUT, the air seemed to grow thicker the further North I travelled. By Highway 643 I could have cut it with a knife.

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