Edmonton Wedding Photographer – Ampersand Grey » International & Canadian wedding photographer based in Edmonton Alberta

Kindred kin sessions – family photography unscripted

A completely unscripted, raw, candid and even emotional at times session in your home with your kindred kin.
Doesn’t that sound lovely?
They are your people, and your tribe – the ones who love you even when you’re being weird or loud or have dirty hands.
Meet the Roughleys

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The Roughley’s are an amazing family. Shauna and Gareth are dear friends and the two talents behind Roughley Originals. When they asked me to do a family session with them I was pumped at the opportunity of course but was really excited that they asked me for a real in home session. They are the kind of parents that are completely hands on and play with their kids so I knew it was going to be fun but I never thought it would be this good. Their two boys are funny and emotive and polite and goofy. We staged none of these images (other than telling them to sit on the bed-which didn’t work anyway). They just did their thing and allowed me to be in their space. What an honour.
I hope you can make it through this post. She’s kind of a doozie.

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Michel Feist of Ampersand Grey is a professional, International Wedding photographer based in Edmonton Alberta. Determined not to follow the normal hum-drumness of typical wedding photography, she plans to work her butt off to provide unique, beautiful if not a bit quirky at times, classic images for you to cherish for a lifetime. Your wedding photos are your family’s first heirloom, you can trust us to create these timeless images for you. Send us a note, or give us a call. We can’t wait to hear your love story.

  • March 22, 2016 - 7:28 pm

    Justine Ting-wai Ma - I can’t tell you enough how much I LOVE the candidness of these shots!! US NEXT!! 😉ReplyCancel

  • March 22, 2016 - 7:45 pm

    Jill Keech - So great Michel!ReplyCancel

  • March 22, 2016 - 7:48 pm

    Andrea Klein - These make my heart happy.ReplyCancel

  • March 22, 2016 - 7:58 pm

    Kelsy Nielson Mulrooney - Adorable family. Beautiful session!ReplyCancel

  • March 22, 2016 - 8:25 pm

    Samara Painchaud - So much love! It makes my heart feel happyReplyCancel

  • March 22, 2016 - 8:46 pm

    Kristin Zabos - Best. Ever.ReplyCancel

  • March 22, 2016 - 8:57 pm

    Amber Grmek - So adorable!ReplyCancel

  • March 22, 2016 - 9:04 pm

    Ken Mcjannet - I am tired just looking at these photo’s !! Very nice job. PattiReplyCancel

  • March 22, 2016 - 9:55 pm

    Nadine Matheson - Got teary eyed looking at these. What great memories! And ofcourse a beautiful family too!ReplyCancel

  • March 22, 2016 - 10:10 pm

    Blake Loates - Yup. This is your jam. Your best work, Feist. I am one proud chickadee of her bestie.ReplyCancel

  • March 22, 2016 - 10:26 pm

    Oksana Round - Good job Michel! Looks great ReplyCancel

  • March 23, 2016 - 2:16 am

    Shauna Roughley - I’m struggling to put into words how I’m feeling about these. Seeing our family, in our element, doing our thing. To have a glimpse of what our day looks like, it’s pretty amazing. The only thing that isn’t like every day is I have makeup on
    These are a treasure. You have captured my boys at such a precious age and I’m so incredible grateful. Thank you xoxoxReplyCancel

  • March 22, 2016 - 9:52 pm

    Shauna - It is a rare thing to have your family captured just the way they are. To see the silly faces, or the little routines, or the small moments that make up our lives.
    But man, seeing them from your angle, you have taken my breath away. I will treasure these always. I will look back at Max’s tiny frame in our closet. At Callum and I cuddling in his bed. At this fleeting time when our boys are just tiny and we are everything to them.
    Thank you so much my friend. I can’t begin to express how much these mean to me.ReplyCancel

    • March 24, 2016 - 1:45 pm

      ampersandgrey - This is the best message! thank you so much for allowing me be in your space and to see your hearts. I love you all! MichelReplyCancel

  • March 23, 2016 - 8:00 am

    donna - oh….those toes though!!

    What a beautiful story & family.
    I felt like I was creeping in on the Roughly s a little but since I scrolled through more than once I felt at home so figured it was ok.

    Outstanding yet again Ampersand Grey.


    • March 24, 2016 - 1:46 pm

      ampersandgrey - Thank you donna. it feels a bit creepy right? I love that you felt at home.

  • March 23, 2016 - 9:22 pm

    Sharon Litchfield - love this Michel!ReplyCancel