Randi and Kyle | Fox Creek Farm Wedding

2 October 2017 | Weddings

Randi reached out to us when she started her wedding planning. We chatted over email for a while,  and because they live in Fox Creek and we’re in Edmonton, all of our communication had to be done through technology. Thank goodness for Facetime! We chatted through our computer screens, messaged each other through the year leading up to the wedding, but it wasn’t until their wedding day that we actually met in person! Gareth and I drove to Fox Creek for their farm wedding, and let me tell you the day was stunning.

One of my favourite pieces from the wedding day was a gift from her bridal shower. Randi lost her mom a long time ago, and her maid of honour wanted to make sure her mom’s presence was acknowledged, felt and honoured.  The first photo in the blog is a piece made from Randi’s moms wedding dress. Read it, it’s so thoughtful and so touching.

The wedding party was a ton of fun. They were really good sports about the photo which we always appreciate! Randi and Kyle had some excitement a few weeks before the wedding, with Kyle dislocating his shoulder on a mountain biking trip in BC. It made posing them a bit of a challenge, but he was such a good sport, you would never know.

The day was amazing. It was so nice to get out of Edmonton and spend the day in such a beautiful spot. Fox Creek has so much to offer, and we’re so happy we were there to capture the day.

Congrats again Randi and Kyle!

Shauna & Gareth

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These Stunning Summer Nights | Edmonton Maternity

Lauren and Lane met me on a very, very windy evening in the midst of our warm summer. You would never know it though would you, it just looks like one of those stunning summer nights.

We walked around a park I have used a thousand times for photo shoots, but we found new spots I have never noticed before, which always feels so amazing. The light shone through the trees, and we laughed and joked around while we documented this baby coming.

It’s always a joy to document a maternity session, there is always such a buzz of anticipation and nerves, joy and fear. I remember it so well, it always takes me back to expecting our boys.

Thanks so much you guys, it was so nice to spend the evening with you!

Shauna

 

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Maternity and Newborn Pricing Guide

1 October 2017 | Maternity, Newborn

Let the Journey Begin

Welcome to the Roughley Originals maternity and newborn pricing guide. We recommend you read all of the information below to get a good understanding of how and why we photograph newborns. The quick links are also available so that you can fast forward to relevant information.


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A Bit About Us


Hi there! We are Shauna and Gareth Roughley – the husband and wife photographers behind Roughley Originals Photography. We have been photographing maternity and newborns for a long time, but we truly understand the magnitude of these sessions now that we are parents. When we became parents, everything changed, and our whole view of how we needed to photograph our sessions became clear.

We’re a team in every aspect of the word. We’re married, we’re raising two amazing boys, and we both work full time in this crazy photography biz.

Roughley Originals About Us

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Maternity


You’re creating a life. Growing your family. Your body has done more than you ever imagined it could. Maternity photos are about capturing this fleeting time in your life. Your body has changed and transformed for the child you’re bringing into the world.

 

Roughley Originals Maternity
We encourage dad and siblings to be a part of the session. This is all about family!
Maternity

The Maternity Session:

$550 plus gst

(paid in advance to secure your booking)

This covers all of the planning to create the perfect session to suit your family.

  • Help to choose your outfits
  • Complete Gallery of high resolution images

Newborn


We’re parents too. We get it. This tiny baby is brand new, you’re still getting the hang of things, you’re nervous and not sure what to expect. These photos are all about the connection in the family. Welcoming this brand new person into your fold. About capturing this fleeting transition time. This is why we choose to work on the family photographs first. You and your baby – your family, your connection, your kinship.

Parents are a must for our sessions. Siblings as well. We want to show the family, the love, intertwined and together. The photos from your session will be something to treasure for years to come. It is so important to have the family in the photos. I know it’s hard to fathom how you’re going to get your hair and makeup done, but trust me you’ll be happy you got some photos with your new baby. It’s your first family photo. We love sibling shots too, so they will be a part of the session as well.

Newborn sessions typically last between 2-4 hours. Every baby is different, so we give you tons of time to give your baby what they need. The ideal time to photograph your newborn is 10-14 days old. They will probably eat a lot more than normal. They might be fussy. They might not want to sleep. They might sleep the whole session. They’re newborns! We work with what they need to do. Trust me, we’ve been there. We have photographed so many newborns now, nothing surprises us. There will be messes. I might get peed on. Chances are our blankets will get dirty. Don’t worry about it. Sit back, relax on the couch, and let us do our thing.

Newborn Intro


Choosing Your Session Style


Roughley originals Photography offers two kinds of sessions for documenting this unique moment in your child’s life. Choose between a lifestyle portrait session or a posed session. 

Studio Sessions

Posed newborn photos take time, fineness and patience. There are tons of small details we watch for, tons of little adjustments we make to ensure the photos are perfect. The props we use are minimal, so the focus stays on your baby. We provide all of the blankets, hats and headbands we need to make your photos gorgeous, but you are more than welcome to bring sentimental objects to your session. Your studio session will take 2-4 hours to get those beautiful, perfect newborn photos. You just have to show up with your baby, and your outfits (a change of clothes is a definite suggestion!). We’ll take care of the rest.

Studio Sessions

Lifestyle Sessions

Casual lifestyle portrait sessions in your home last anywhere from 2 to 3 hours

We find that lifestyle portraits are an ideal way to portray the raw emotion of the moment. Candid images, unposed, artistically capture things just as they are; real moments frozen in time for you and your family to enjoy over and over. We encourage the whole family to be involved, with shots of mom and dad, siblings, and even the family pet interacting with baby! Lifestyle sessions do not require as much time as a posed session, and are ideal for fussy babies who have difficulty falling asleep. A typical lifestyle session lasts anywhere from 2 to 3 hours, depending on baby.

Lifestyle

If you’re having trouble deciding which type of session you’d like, please contact us with any questions – we’ll be happy to work with you one on one to create beautiful and meaningful heirloom imagery!

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Newborn Pricing Guide


The Basic Package

$700 plus gst

  • In home lifestyle or studio session
  • Pre Session Planning to suit your family
  • Flexible session date based on your due date
  • 15 high resolution images
  • Private online gallery
  • 10% discount on all print products

Session Packages

 

Add-Ons

  • Single high resolution image – $40
  • 5 high resolution images – $175
  • Complete Gallery of high resolution images – $300

 

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First Year Milestones


The anticipation while your baby is inside of you is amazing. Then they go from a dream to a reality, and your whole world changes. Let’s capture the growth of your family, the arrival of your brand new baby, your heart on the outside. Let’s see your child once they’re sitting and smiling and grabbing baby toes. Let’s celebrate once you have hit that one year milestone. It’s a huge celebration for both you and your baby

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Milestone Pricing Guide


The Basics

Fresh 48

$700 plus gst

Capture your baby and growing family in the first 48 hours

  • Complete Gallery of high resolution images
  • Private online shareable gallery

6 month Sitting Session

$350 plus gst

  • 10 high resolution images
  • Private online shareable gallery

Add family photos – $50

Additional images – $40

Complete Gallery of high resolution images  $250

 

1 year Milestone Session

$400 plus gst

  • 10 high resolution images
  • Private online gallery

Add family photos – $50

Additional images – $40

Complete Gallery of high resolution images  $250

 

Milestone Packages

Bump to One (#1)

$2200 plus gst

  • Maternity session
  • Newborn Session with 20 high resolution images
  • Sitting (6 month) session with complete galleries of images
  • 1 year milestone session with complete galleries of images
  • Family photos included in 1 year session
  • Private online gallery
  • 15% discount on all print products

 

Babies First Year (#2)

$1700 plus gst

  • Newborn Session with 20 high resolution images
  • Sitting (6 month) session with complete galleries of images
  • 1 year milestone session with complete galleries of images
  • Family photos included in 1 year session
  • Private online gallery
  • 15% discount on all print products

 

Build Your Own (#3)

$1700 plus gst

Select any 3 items from the following options

  1. Maternity session
  2. Fresh 48 session
  3. Newborn Session with 20 high resolution images
  4. Sitting (6 month) session with complete galleries of images
  5. 1 year milestone session with family photos and complete gallery of images

Included in build your own package

  • Private online gallery
  • 15% discount on all print products

 

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Kind Words from Our Clients


Melissa

We were so impressed with Shauna and Gareth! They did our newest little one’s newborn photos as well as some family photos. I was so grateful for the way in which they were patient and creative with our toddler. They made something that I was originally anxious about, (trying to get her to sit still and smile), actually fun! Also, watching them position and work with my newborn was amazing…they were so gentle and skillful about the way they cared for him during the experience. Shauna and Gareth were professional and quick to respond to emails in the follow up. Most importantly though, our photos turned out beautifully. They captured our precious littles and our family in a way that I’m so grateful to have for the future.

 

Jenna

Incredible! We had newborn and family photos with Shauna and Gareth and they really blew us away with our session. This was our first time meeting them, but they instantly felt like old friends. They were so great with our very busy toddler and the whole session was very relaxed and comfortable. They gladly incorporated some very personal touches for us and we are thrilled with our photos. You can really tell that a whole lot of love goes into what they do. Highly recommend!

 

Jessie

We booked with Roughly Originals for our Maternity, Newborn, 6 month and 1 Year photos. Shauna and Gareth are incredibly talented and easy to work with. They made us feel comfortable and have great open lines of communication. Our photos are beautiful and unique. We will use them for all family photos from this point out. They also shoot beautiful weddings and engagements. Highly recommend in Edmonton and Area

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Welcome Landon | Edmonton Newborn Photographer

27 September 2017 | Newborn

We met this lovely family last year. They were at a wedding we photographed, and I photographed their family session the very next day. I instantly enjoyed spending time with them. They’re great company and I had a blast with them. Kipton was just a little man a year ago, but he has grown up so much and stepped up to the plate for his big brother role. What an honour to help them welcome Landon to their fold.

Sibling photos are always tricky. We don’t keep this a secret, it’s always something we try to warn parents about. Patience are needed, and and we always have to try over and over again to pose them. However, Kipton seemed to be the exception to this rule. Every time I asked him to come hold his brother, he happily said “no” to me, took my hand, and walked over! haha! Obviously he’s a very typical two year old with the favourite word “no”, but he happily came along and snuggled baby Landon.

The family photos went much the same, and since Kipton was so agreeable, and Landon was happily sleeping, we zoomed through the family portion of their session. As soon as we were finished, grandpa whisked Kipton off, and we were left to document Landon. Mom and dad brought dad’s baby blanket to use in the photos, and Landon smiled as soon as it was placed on him. I don’t think that’s a coincidence!

It was really lovely to see this family move into the next phase of their story. Thank you for having us capture this amazing newborn session!

Shauna & Gareth xox

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A Balloon Filled Cake Smash | Edmonton Photographer

25 September 2017 | Children, Cake Smash

When a cake smash is booked, I always work with the parents to create a set that the parents envision.  Kyrian Frost’s mom wanted lots of ballons – so she brought a ton of them along and we created this balloon filled cake smash.

Mom brought all of the helium balloons, and Kyrian Frost wasn’t sure of them as we got them blown up. He was a little nervous! But we finished the set, put the cake down, and he was instantly intrigued.

A lot of kids are nervous about the cake. Some never touch it. Parents are usually surprised but it happens more often than you think! This little man  was the exception! He dove into the cake, curious and happy to explore.

This mama was so excited for these photos – thank you so much for bringing Kyrian Frost and having me document this huge milestone.

Shauna xox

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Rory is One! | Edmonton Cake Smash Photographer

21 September 2017 | Children, Cake Smash

Rory is one! Today is her birthday and what a perfect time to blog her adorable cake smash. I met this lovely family earlier this summer (see their family photos here!), and I was so excited when they booked Rory’s cake smash. I always think that a first birthday is something to really celebrate, just as much for the parents as for the child. That first year is such a huge change to the parent’s world, so when you reach this milestone, their first birthday, it’s time to high five eat some eat and really really celebrate!

Rory is one of the happiest babies I have ever met. She has an easy going manner and her smile comes easily. It didn’t take much convincing for her to dig into that cake! Mom just had to give her a taste and show her that it was actually good, and that was it, she was ready to explore and investigate.

What a fun afternoon with this lovely family! Thank you so much for bringing Rory to celebrate her birthday with us She has a beautiful smile, gorgeous piercing eyes, and I think it’s easy to see she had a blast!

Shauna xoxo

 

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Hi There Henry | Edmonton Newborn Photographer

This session really feels like our style is coming into its own. A great mix of posed and relaxed shots, the focus on the family first and foremost, and stunning shots showing off the baby. The perfect way to say – Hi there Henry.

Our studio sessions are a clean, classic look. They’re easy for the parents because they don’t have to worry about the house being in order for the session (it can be tough with a newborn baby!) The studio is cozy and warm, and allows the parents to have a nice break as soon as the family photos are done.

Thanks so much for bringing Henry in to see us. We loved documenting your family of three!

Shauna & Gareth

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Big Blue Eyes | 6 Month Old Jacob

20 September 2017 | Children

I absolutely love our First Year packages! We met Jacob at his newborn session, and he looks so different now. I just couldn’t get enough of his big blue eyes.

His mom danced and sang and made silly noises behind me. She knows ALL the Raffi songs! She told me she felt silly, but trust me EVERY MOM has to do that! I’ve heard so many songs, and trust me I sing too!

Needless to say, you can see from the photos that Jacob had a blast. He is just beautiful, and I’m so happy we captured Jacob at this adorable age!

We’ll see you at your One Year session Jacob, I can’t wait.

Shauna xox

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A Beautiful Summer Morning | Edmonton Photographer

19 September 2017 | Family

A beautiful summer morning was the perfect time to meet this new family. I had never photographed them before, but as soon as we met we quickly got chatting, and they were so easy to be around!

Their little girl Rory is 10 months old, and such a happy baby! She was curious and watching everything in the park, and she was very content hanging out with mom and dad.

Photographing families is such a cool thing, Rory will  never be in this phase again. She’ll never fit the same way into mom and dad’s arms, she’ll have new interests soon, she’ll be running and exploring and things will never be the same.

Which is why it is so important to document kiddos. I always encourage families to have photos done every year, and that’s a big reason why. I hope to capture how the kids are at this point – the nose scrunch smile, the big eyes, the wonder.

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Pretty in Purple Cake Smash | Edmonton

Our year with Emily has come to an end – what a pleasure watching this baby girl grow from a tiny newborn, six months, and now at one years old as this happy, smiling girl she has grown into. So much fun to see her all pretty in purple at her cake smash!

I worked with Emily’s mom to create a set that worked with her vision – she wanted something classic and beautiful. I think we hit the mark! I absolutely love that we can see all of Emily’s delicious rolls in her purple outfit. Those kinds of details disappear so fast it’s necessary to document them.

Thank you so much for having us follow Emily this year, it was so much fun!

Shauna xox

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