Pheadra & Dave – Wedding

8 October 2013 | Couples, Weddings

When we meet a couple like Pheadra and Dave, we secretly do a little happy dance. We knew their wedding would be amazing. They’re kind, fun, happy people. And they’re gorgeous. We were in for a good day.

Their wedding day was way more than we hoped. I walked into Pheadra’s house in the morning and I was welcomed with laughs and smiles and complete openness. These girls were there to celebrate their friend. Pheadra was told more times than I have ever heard how beautiful she was – before the ceremony ever begun. These girls were the best.

The whole wedding party was fun and silly and slightly…wacky at times. They were comfortable in front of us immediately, which meant we could really capture their personalities in the photos.

Thank you so much for having us be a part of your day guys. Pheadra – you were stunning. Absolutely stunning. Dave, I’ll never forget when you told Pheadra how much you loved her freckles. It melted my heart. You two are the real thing.

Lots of Love, Shauna xoxox

 

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The Coons

29 September 2013 | Family, Children

I know I’ve said this before, but one of the greatest things about this job is meeting so many amazing people.

We met Shannon, Aaron & Charleigh at Charleigh’s newborn session. I was VERY pregnant with Callum and it was really nice talking with such a sweet new mom. We kept in touch and we have spent some time with our little ones together.

I’m so grateful so many of our clients keep in touch with us, and I just love when we connect and become friends.

You guys are so wonderful, and we have been honoured to document your family in Charleigh’s first year.

Shauna xox

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Katrina and Andy – Engagement

16 September 2013 | Couples, Engagement

We met Katrina and Andy for their wedding inquiry meeting, and ended up hanging out for quite a while. We felt like we were spending an evening with friends! They left and Gareth and I both said – “these guys are awesome, we hope they choose us”. About an hour later I got an email form Katrina – they thought WE were awesome and wanted to book! It made my heart happy – everyone loves hearing they’re awesome!

Since then Katrina and I have chatted and text a lot. The day of their engagement session went from a horrible downpour day with hail and horrible winds, to a gorgeous evening with the most beautiful sky.

You both are wonderful people, and we’re truly honoured we get to document this time in your lives. Thank you for being awesome, and thinking we are too.

Lots & lots of love,
Shauna & Gareth

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Dave & Andrea – Rainy Wedding Day

11 September 2013 | Couples, Weddings

Dave & Andrea got married this past weekend! We have started preparing a little slideshow to show at the reception so wedding guests can see what we got up to. We always ask the couple in advance but so far everyone has loved it! This is a small example of what we show – there were actually more in this slideshow but I’m holding back!

The day was full of surprises to say the least! The power went out while the girls were getting ready, the rain poured down and Andrea’s dress may have got a bit dirty. These two just took everything in stride, laughed it off and embraced the day as it was. There was nothing a few umbrellas, smiles and a dunk in the bathtub for Andrea’s dress couldn’t fix. Their upbeat attitudes meant we created some stunning photos for them. I just LOVE them.

You two are so wonderful! I’m sure we’ll have more photos to share from this wedding soon.

Shauna

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Dave & Andrea – Engagement

7 September 2013 | Couples, Engagement

Dave and Andrea are getting married tomorrow! I’m slowly catching up with this silly blog, and I kind of like sharing images the night before the wedding!

These two cuddled up with each other on a sunny winter day in downtown Edmonton. We had a great afternoon with them!

We’re both so excited for your wedding tomorrow, we’re honoured to be a part of it. You both are wonderful, and so wonderful together.

Here’s to you,
Shauna & Gareth

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The Kellermans – Mini Session

5 September 2013 | Family, Children

Just a few from the Kellerman’s Mini Session. We were sure the rain was going to ruin it but we rocked it!

Thanks so much for coming out in the unpredictable weather guys – we really had fun with you. Callum may have a crush on Georgia in the future, just a heads up!

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Remembering What Matters

3 September 2013 | Personal, Family

It’s so easy to get wrapped up in the busyness that life creates. Run here. Get there. Rush to do this, that and everything else.

But there are certain times when it’s important to sit back with those you love, those who love you, and take in what really matters.

Watching a sunset.

Sitting on the dock with your family watching the waves.

Sitting around a fire in the dark. Looking up to see the stars exploding by the thousands in the night sky above.

These are the moments that are going to matter in the end. This is what we hope Callum values. Time with family. Time discovering nature. Time outside in the sunshine and fresh air.

This summer is flying by way too fast. There are a few fleeting moments left. Let’s treasure them.

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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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