Roughley Originals Wedding Photography

8 January 2020 | Weddings, Engagement


This is the day you have been planning for and dreaming of. Your favourite people in the world are gathering, the dance floor is waiting, the champagne is chilled. Every little detail has been tended to and now it’s time to walk down the aisle and join forces with your one true love. You will remember these moments for the rest of your life; the family, the friends, the cake, the music, the tears and the laughter. You deserve to have this beautiful experience thoughtfully documented as you share the story of your wedding with family and friends in the decades to come.

Roughley Originals Wedding Photography in Edmonton, Alberta.
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Keats Family Newborn Session

6 January 2020 | Newborn

We met this family a long time ago through mutual friends (such great timing for them, those mutual friends just had a baby as well and we did their photos too! Check them out here. We were so happy for them when they wrote us and told us they were expecting a third baby! And now baby Girl Makes Three – Keats Family congrats!

We get asked all the time if people can “sneak in” sibling photos, or “add on” family photos to their newborn session. They are ALWAYS included you guys. Always. We believe those family photos are so important, so we will always make a huge effort to get those sibling photos done first. Sometimes it takes a lot of time to get the older kiddos comfortable, sometimes they’re really agreeable and it’s quick. We’ve seen it all my friends, so never worry about the time it’s taking. It’s all part of the job!

These big brothers were super cooperative, and they made our job so easy! It was really obvious they’re proud of their baby sister and they were more than happy to show her off.

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Reid’s Newborn Session

18 December 2019 | Newborn

This was such an amazing newborn session. Siblings can be tough some days, the studio can be intimidating and it’s not often we expect our toddlers to sit exactly still and look right at a camera. We’re always prepared to work hard to get the sibling shots, which parents ALWAYS want (I know I did!) But Emily did so amazing at Reid’s newborn session. She was so excited to hold her brother and lie with him on the bed. We didn’t have to do a whole lot. We already love this little boy so much! These guys are some of our best friends, so documenting their newest addition is such an honour. Welcome to the world Reid!

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2019 Christmas Mini Sessions

9 November 2019 | Family, Children

Our 2019 Christmas mini sessions have begun and will be ongoing right the way through November! (And into the beginning of December if there is interest)

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Embracing the Rain with the Axani Family

30 October 2019 | Family, Maternity

There are a ton of families that I have had the pleasure of meeting since we started this business. I’ve met moms who inspire me, who give me advice and who make me want to be a better mom. Carly is, hands down, one of those moms. She wants to play with her kids, she embraces their personalities, and she is so happy to document real life. That’s what led them to go ahead with this shoot, so we ended up embracing the rain with the Axani family!

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All About Light!

21 October 2019 | Uncategorized

I was invited to speak at a grade 4 class about photography, and light. If you’ve ever chatted with us about our work, you know that light is EVERYTHING to us. We have to choose the time of day that works best for our photos. Light is SO important to photography. Cool light adds so much interest to the shot.

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Rachel and Daniel Wedding

18 October 2019 | Weddings

In a land far far away under the golden Australian sunshine sits the little town of Townsville. I admit it’s not the most imaginative of place names, but most importantly it’s the place where Rachel and Daniel met.

Being away from home, living a life separate from the regular day to day realities is an adventure. Meeting your person makes it all the more exciting.

Rachel and Daniel brought back a lot of memories for me of my time down under. It takes a very certain couple to meet while traveling and stay together when they settle into the everyday routine once they come back home. Rachel and Daniel did it, and that is a true testament to their relationship.

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Daniels Fall Family Photos

31 August 2019 | Family

We just love this wonderful family! We met them when Lyndsey and Jordan booked us for their wedding. Since then we have documented them having a son, and now as their family grows together. Just love seeing them for the Daniels Fall Family Photos.

A fun fact: The quilt they brought to this family session we’ve been using since their wedding. We decided to head outside for some sunset photos at their wedding, and this quilt was sitting on the gift table. We grabbed it on our way out the door, used it, and it’s been a part of every session since. Jordan’s mom made (mother of the groom, now grandma).

I absolutely love that we wandered and played and explored with these guys. We used this location for our own family photos years ago, and it’s still such a gem!

Thank you so much for a wonderful evening you guys! I always really, really love seeing you.

Shauna xox

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Fall Couple Photos with a Cute Pup

30 August 2019 | Uncategorized

There were a couple things that these guys brought to their session that are ALWAYS welcome – smiles, cuddles, and their really fun dog! We had so much fun at their fall couple session with a cute pup!

These two decided to book a session after hearing about us through Rachelle. Taryn works at Milk and Cookies Bake Shop, so it was great to meet another one of the ladies from this amazing shop.

We get asked a lot if dogs are welcome at our session. YES! Always! We choose a dog friendly location, and we just hang out with them. They’re a part of your family, they should be included!

Fall is all about cozy sweaters, and plaid, and boots. When choosing your outfits always choose what you feel great in. Your outfits should “go” together but you don’t be too matchy matchy. I always suggest lying the outfits down on your bed and looking at them together. Still not sure? Send me a photo and I’ll help you decide! You can always look through our portfolio or the blog for inspiration.

Can’t wait to this year’s fall sessions! They’re going to be beautiful. Interested in one? Email me at shauna@roughleyoriginals.com

Shauna xox

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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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