Fall Mini Sessions

23 August 2013 | Family, Children

Come hang out with us for a bit on Saturday, September 14 – we will create some amazing images for you.

Please email me at shauna@roughleyoriginals.com if you have any questions or to book your spot.

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Laura and Keith – Engagement

19 August 2013 | Couples, Engagement

I met Laura years ago…I don’t even remember when. We worked together at Boston Pizza. We lost touch but I found out she has been following our work. I’m always so incredibly flattered when I find out unexpected people have kept up with us.

Laura had a vision for her photos – and I LOVE when clients come to us with an idea we can make happen. I visited the stable with Callum one afternoon to check out the place, and Laura introduced Callum to gentle giants. He was so excited to meet them! Laura and Callum hit it off right away..and if they’re buddies, then Laura and I are buddies!

Laura and Keith’s engagement session was a warm beautiful evening. We just hung out with them and documented them in their element – both Laura and Keith have a connection to horses.

Thanks so much for choosing us to document this time as you prepare for your wedding.

Shauna xoxox

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Pheadra & Dave – Engagement

10 August 2013 | Couples, Engagement

Oh my goodness!! Pheadra and Dave are getting married today!

I am absolutely shocked I haven’t blogged this engagement session yet. One of my favourites from last year – the LIGHT! The outfits! The fun! Give your head a shake Shauna.

These guys are just pure awesome. We laughed, giggled and laughed some more. Pheadra rocked this session with her gorgeous eyes and flirty dress. Dave was the perfect gentleman and watched her shine.

You both are fantastic people – I am SO excited to be a part of your big day.

Lots of Love,
Shauna

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Callum 5 Months

1 August 2013 | Personal, Family, Children

He turned 5 months and decided this was it – things needed to happen. In a week he rolled over, sprouted his 2 front teeth and started standing while holding our ottoman. He hasn’t rolled since, he’s too busy being a crazy man in his jolly jumper. He squeals and shrieks and fills our house with more happy sounds than has ever come out of one person.

He’s becoming such a little boy. A happy, curious (snoopy) little boy.

He’s just the best.
Shauna

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Ashley & Brett – Winter Wonderland Wedding

23 July 2013 | Couples, Weddings

When I start to think about this wedding I get a little bit emotional. Maybe it’s because it was such an incredible day. Maybe it’s because Ashley and I have become really great friends since her wedding. Maybe it’s because I was popping pregnant when we shot this wedding and I was SUPER emotional on the day. Maybe it’s all of it.

Ashley is a winter fanatic. She starts her countdown to Christmas before we’ve hit the longest day of the year. She adores the snow, the shimmer, the magic of it all. As you would expect for a winter wedding, we were worried about the weather, but oh man did it deliver. It was so gorgeous that day, we couldn’t have asked for better. The bridesmaids may tell you differently now, but they they braved the cold and never once complained as they shivered for the outdoor pictures. That’s just the type of group this wedding party was. Everyone was amazing – we’re so grateful!

Ashley and Brett had a First Look – in which they saw each other before the ceremony. It was beautiful and intimate and a moment that was all theirs. I’m so glad they decided on this.

I have to say a massive thank you to Michel Feist of Ampersand Grey, who second shot for us for part of the day. I was seriously swollen at 37 weeks pregnant, my belly absolutely massive. We decided really last minute I wouldn’t be able to shoot the entire day (obviously!) so in came Michel to the rescue. THANK YOU so much my friend for capturing amazing photos of the guys getting ready, the First Look, the ceremony and all the rest. And for being there for us.

Ashley and I had an agreement that I wouldn’t go into labour until after the first dance. Callum obviously liked her because he obliged (he’s since proven it, he loves her!)

You both are amazing. A true thank you for having us be a part of your day – and for trusting I wouldn’t go into labour on your wedding day!

Lots and lots of love,
Shauna & Gareth

 

p.s. it’s taken so long to share this because I couldn’t choose which photos to post…they’re all so beautiful xoxox

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Elsa & Avery – Sneak Peek!

19 July 2013 | Couples, Weddings

This past weekend Gareth and I headed to one of my favourite places Рthe Rocky Mountains. Elsa and Avery were married on a stunning day in Canmore  with the majestic Rockies standing guard behind them as they repeated their unique and beautiful vows to one another.

The whole day was full of detail, of thought and of love. Elsa has a smile that lit up the entire town – it was infectious! Avery is a true gentleman – kind and loving.

Congrats to you both – it was our honour to be a part of your day, thank you for having us!

Shauna & Gareth

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Callum – 4 Months Old

17 July 2013 | Personal, Family, Children

I’m late in sharing this photo – about 5 weeks late, but I just have to as it’s one of my favourites to date.

As we came into Callum’s fourth month he really got vocal. His tiny baby laugh grew into this loud, infectious belly laugh that comes right from his toes. It makes the whole room light up. It doesn’t take much to make him smile. He wants to be happy, he wants to giggle and laugh with anyone who wants to play. He’s a happy chappy, as Gareth calls him daily.

He makes my heart swell. How I love him so.

Shauna xox

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Saturday Morning Market

8 July 2013 | Personal, Family, Children

I feel like I have so much to share from the last little while!

Callum turned 5 months old on Friday – already! We spent Saturday morning at the downtown market with the little man. He is curious and inquisitive and wants to see everything. And best of all, he (almost) never stops smiling.

So far, summer has been a blast. I’ll share more soon.

Lots of Love,
Shauna

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Michelle & Jay – Engagement

21 June 2013 | Couples, Weddings, Engagement

Michelle & Jay were given this engagement shoot for Christmas – what a lovely gift! The four of us hit it off right away, and we spent the evening hanging out. This is our absolute favourite kind of evening with clients, when it feels like we’re spending time with friends.

We are so happy for you both, and it was lovely to meet you!

Shauna & Gareth

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Father’s Day 2013

16 June 2013 | Personal, Family, Children

Every day I watch these two and my heart just swells. Callum breaks out into the biggest smile when his dad walks through the door, he starts chatting with Gareth in his nonsensical gibber gabber. He watches Gareth’s every move, and I swear he knows they’re the same.

Callum stares at Gareth in wonder (or confusion…who knows!) as Gareth tells him stories of adventures and Grizzly Bears, complete with more accents than you can imagine,¬† or when he reads him Winnie the Pooh.

My heart just grows bigger and my love stronger every day as I watch Gareth turn into more of a Father than I ever could have expected for my child.

Happy Father’s Day to my Little Man’s dad, and the love of my life.

Happy Father’s Day to my dad, who still takes care of me in countless ways.

And happy Father’s Day to all the amazing dads and father-figures today. You are truly a reason to celebrate.

Shauna xxx

p.s. so a couple pictures really did turn out great from Canmore!

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