Edmonton Maternity and Family Session

13 January 2021 | Family, Maternity

Hey hey friends! It’s that time of year that I try to get all caught up with the blog! I feel like I say that every year, but alas, here we go again. This Edmonton Maternity and Family Session was such a fun session to do, especially since we have photographed this lovely family as this beautiful girl was welcomed into the world. You can see her maternity session here.

Winter can be daunting when it comes to outdoor photos, especially with kiddos! I love how they had their jackets on for a bit, off for a bit. Mix and match not only for a different look in your photos, but for warmth too! Here in Alberta we might as well embrace the winter, it’s a big part of our lives!

It was so wonderful to work with this family one more time before they moved away. We love seeing clients as their family grows, and it means so much to get to document so many amazing moments.

We hope you guys are doing well! Thank you for choosing us to document your Edmonton Maternity and Family Session.

Shauna & Gareth

Expecting a baby? You can see our maternity and newborn pricing here


Click to read the full blog post.

Pumpkin Pie Smash

14 October 2020 | Children, Cake Smash

I absolutely love when clients choose something a little bit different for their child’s one year photos. This Pumpkin Pie Smash was ADORABLE! So much fun, and something so fitting for an autumn baby.

They also added on family photos onto their one year session, which we’re always so happy to do! Gareth met them at an outdoor park, and then came back to the studio for some fun.

We photographed their wedding a few years ago (you can check it out here!), and it is always SO nice to see clients come back and watch their families grow! Thank you for such a fun afternoon, we had a wonderful time with you three.


Click to read the full blog post.

Christmas Photos 2020

2 October 2020 | Family, Children

Hey everyone! It seems INSANE to think about, but there have been a lot of questions about Christmas Sessions in the studio this year. We have been deliberating SO much, because of course we want to keep our family safe (our studio is in our home), and we want to keep all of our clients safe. Christmas Photos 2020 – they’re already here!

We have decided that we are going to be offering a limited number of Christmas sessions in the studio. We are limiting the amount to three sessions per day, spaced out enough that we can sanitize the studio in between sessions. We will be asking that everyone wears a mask into the studio, and only take it off during your photos. We will be asking everyone to complete the covid screening process before you come, and we will ask that you sanitize before entering.

Together we will keep each other safe, and make some wonderful Christmas memories.

We will be talking to each client individually about the milk and cookies portion of the session.

We are SO excited to capture your family again this year for Christmas Photos 2020.

Shauna & Gareth

The Christmas Details:

Sessions start at $315 plus GST. This includes:

  • 2 set ups – Portraits and Milk and Cookies – including Individuals of each child and sibling photos. **Milk and Cookies will be arranged with each booking.
  • 2 Outfits if you choose (jammies are a hit for one set!).
  • 10 high resolution photos you choose from an online gallery.

Add on family photos for an additional $50 plus GST.


Click to read the full blog post.

Newborn Photos During Covid

16 June 2020 | Maternity, Newborn

Congrats on your new arrival! I know this is a really uncertain time to have a baby. Our hearts are with you, and we are working hard to make your photography experience positive, fun and still create beautiful images while keeping you comfortable, and keeping everyone safe. Newborn Photos during Covid are going to be a bit different, but we’re still going to make them amazing!


Click to read the full blog post.

Edmonton Outdoor Newborn Photos

14 June 2020 | Newborn

It’s been a strange time for everyone! Covid has affected lives & businesses and I truly believe that every single person has been touched by this, somehow. We’ve moved some of our newborn photo shoots outside for the time being, to allow for physical distancing. We also shot this whole session not touching the baby, which is different for us. We always pose the baby and I get to spend a lot of time cuddling newborns! These Edmonton Outdoor Newborn Photos were actually really fun to do, and it was a great reminder that sometimes wonderful things happen when we have to try something new.


Click to read the full blog post.

Paly Family Fall Maternity

11 May 2020 | Maternity

This family has SUCH a big part of my hear! They’ve been with us right from their engagement, and we’ve had the honour to photograph their wedding, and as they expanded their family.

We lucked out, as we always seem to do, with a gorgeous evening and lovely fall colours. They played and ran and chased their little one, because we all know kiddos rarely stand still. That’s okay! That’s expected. I have two very lively boys and it would be shocking to me if they stood still for a whole session. So I run after the kids, I chase, them, I get my workout in. It’s all good!

It also hits me right in the heart that we have the honour of documenting lives. That we get to see clients year after year, catch up, connect, and see these families grow.

It is never, ever lost on me how special that is. Thank you so much you guys for always choosing us. For being so amazing. This baby is going to be SO loved!

Shauna xoxo

Click to read the full blog post.

Julianna’s Edmonton Newborn Session

15 April 2020 | Newborn

This girl is such beauty! I have a big love for this family, they have been coming to us to document their family since their first child was born. It is always so amazing to see them, and it is such a privilege to help welcome their newest addition into the world. Ladies and gentlemen, Julianna’s Edmonton newborn session.

Mama brought along a couple pros, including her Ukrainian Dance headpiece to use. It’s really cool because we used dad’s motorcycle helmet as a prop in big brother’s newborn session, so it’s really fun to use something of mom’s in Julianna’s newborn session.

It was wonderful to hang out in the studio, catch up, and create these images with them. I can’t wait to see Julianna at her 6 month session!

So much love,
Shauna & Gareth

Click to read the full blog post.

Baking Bread with the Roughleys

21 March 2020 | Personal

Welcome to Baking with the Roughleys and more importantly baking Bread with the Roughleys!

We have been baking our own bread for more than 8 years. It started way back when we travelled through New Zealand. Shauna and I both worked in a pizza restaurant where I made fresh pizza bases and individual loaves every single day.

By the time we arrived back in Canada I found that the recipe didn’t seem to transfer well. I also thought I could improve it so I combined what I had learned in New Zealand with a recipe from Delia Smith, a lady who had been ever present in the food I had grown up with.

This bread recipe is a staple in our home as well as becoming a HIT for all of our newborn clients as they all take home a fresh loaf.

Now we want to share it with you!


Click to read the full blog post.

Brophy Lifestyle Newborn Photos

16 March 2020 | Newborn

Toddlers running around in their own space, mom and dad comfortable enough to let the kiddos roam. The family relaxed and living their life. The Brophy Lifestyle Newborn Photos are what we hope a lifestyle session to be.

We met these guys when we photographed their wedding, and I am forever grateful we’ve become friends. It’s so crazy to think of so many people we never would have the chance to meet if it wasn’t for our business. Thank you so much you guys for inviting us into your lives, making us your friends, joining us for swim dates, and just being amazing.

Since William is already a year old it’s well past time for us to get this lovely session up on the blog.

Love you guys!
Shauna & Gareth

Ps. Our lifestyle newborn photos bring together the essence of your family in your space. We encourage you to embrace your day to day so that we can capture this precious moment in your life. We want to see the vibrance of your growing family.

For more information about newborn sessions as well as other photography inquiries just click here!

Click to read the full blog post.

Edmonton Newborn Twins

21 February 2020 | Newborn

Our Edmonton Lifestyle newborn sessions have become such a big hit since we started offering them. I remember being so nervous when we opened it up; we had tried it a time or two and it never really went the way we wanted it to. But I’ll be honest, back in those days we were trying to find our own style, our own voice, and it ended up that we were trying too hard to be like other photographers. Since then we have found our style, and we bring that to our sessions whether it is in the studio or in a client’s home. These Edmonton Newborn Twins were so much fun to photograph, and their home was the perfect space for their newborn session.

I don’t normally go to Gareth’s in-home newborn sessions. Since having the boys we have had to learn to divide and conquer, and use our time wisely. This was a wonderful exception – it was Christmas holidays, our boys were happy with Grandpa and Grandma, and I thought Gareth could probably do with the help with twins.

I was so happy to be there! What a lovely family with a calm relaxing vibe. I know everybody feels stressed the day of their photo shoot, because I feel stressed every time we have photos done! It’s a big reason why we book photos every year, to be reminded how much time and thought goes into a session on the client’s end. But these guys really seemed to enjoy the time with their kiddos, and I’m so happy about that.

Are you unsure of what you would rather for your newborn session – in studio or in your home? Have a look at this studio session with multiple kids – the vibe is still the same, just a bit of a different process. The biggest difference is that we don’t do nude newborn photos at an in-home lifestyle session. Check out this twin newborn studio session compare and help you decide.

Thank you SO much for having us into your home to document your growing family. It was an honour!

Shauna & Gareth

Lauren found us through our friends at Fit Your Life, who we adore!


Click to read the full blog post.