Let’s Get Messy

30 October 2013 | Personal, Children

Our routine needed to be shaken up. It’s easy to get caught up in the same old.

The solution? Food colouring, fun shaped ice cubes and jello.

I coloured the ice cubes and made a pan of Jello. I added WAY too much food colouring but it still came off afterwards . I was sure the boys would look like rainbows when we were done!

I brought the paddle pool into the kitchen, we stripped the kiddos down to their diapers, and let them lose.

Toys are fun, but I want Callum to use his imagination. To play and explore and try new things. To find amusement and fun in things that may not be ordinary.

Such a fun afternoon. Thanks for coming to play Jax!


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Joy – 6 Months

29 October 2013 | Children

This pretty little one turned 6 months old not too long ago. She’s a lovely friend we have met since Callum was born, and we are thankful for her and her mamma – they’re wonderful friends and we just adore them.

Thank you for being so wonderful Miss Joy, it was a pleasure having you in our studio.

Shauna xoxo

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Jen – Maternity Sneak

27 October 2013 | Maternity

We were blessed with some lovely, lovey light when Jen and I went out to play. There are many more to share, but I shall start with this one.

Cannot wait to meet your little man my friend.

Shauna xox

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Christmas Minis!

24 October 2013 | Children

We are so excited to be hanging out with so many happy kiddos this year!

Our Christmas Minis are going great so far.

8 Images on Disc Included
Christmas Card Design

November 2, 4, & 9 Available

Email shauna@roughleyoriginals.com to book!

We do have some outfits available including the Santa Suit, the Mrs. Claus dress, the striped Baby Legs and a red tutu.
The sessions are held in our studio.

See you soon!

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Remember Forever

21 October 2013 | Personal, Family, Children

He’s moving and crawling and standing and busy. He’s curious and inquisitive and (most of the time!) he’s happy.

He’s already growing in a flash in front of my eyes, and it’s baffling and overwhelming to watch.

But when we snuggles in like this, I just want to stop and savour and remember forever.

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The Gales

20 October 2013 | Family, Children

We’ve got big love for this family. Matheson has a smile and a laugh that makes my day every time I see him.

I’ve been friends with his mom and dad since high school, and it’s always so lovely to catch up with them and see their happy family as it grows.

You guys are so wonderful xox

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The Stones

19 October 2013 | Family, Children

This little miss was one of the most alert newborns we have ever photographed. It took some work to get her to sleep, I think she just wanted to explore the world!

Her little brother was busy and excited and played with all of Callum’s toys during the shoot. Such fun!

You have a beautiful family guys, thanks for coming to see us.


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Callum – 6 1/2 Months

16 October 2013 | Personal, Children

I can’t believe I haven’t shared these yet! About 2 months late, but I can’t resist.

Gareth has been teaching Callum to roar pretty much since he was born. 6 1/2 months – nailed it.

Have a wonderful day! xoxox

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So. Incredibly. Thankful.

14 October 2013 | Personal

This weekend is always a time that I sit back and really think about the amazing things in my life. This year, I can’t even begin to count my blessings.

The past 8 months have been the absolute, hands down, most amazing time in my life. Welcoming my son to the world has meant seeing my heart outside of my body. It has taught me more about love, patience and happiness than I ever knew I needed to learn. It has given me a deep respect for my husband as he has grown into a father that goes way, way beyond anything I hoped my children would experience.  It has made my heart swell with pride at the simple notion I have these boys in my little family I can be so proud of.

But these last 8 months have been a challenge. Adjusting to being a working mom is tough at the best of time. Adjusting while your baby is still up three times a night, needing a lot of attention, is tough. Rushing downstairs to edit the second he went down to nap, rushing to pack camera bags and diaper bags and get to locations on time – it’s been a test.

And to be 100% honest – it could have broken me. There were days the exhaustion was overwhelming. There were days there was a deadline to meet and a little man who needed attention,  and there was guilt that I wasn’t providing enough to my clients and I wasn’t giving enough time to my son and in the middle of it all I was falling short on all accounts.

And then the phone would ring, and just like that someone from our amazing little village would be there. My parents would be taking him for the weekend, which happened countless weekends this summer. My brother would be strapping him into his carseat to take him to a volleyball tournament so I could prep for a shoot. My cousin would be switching shifts so she could watch him so I could  shoot a wedding. Along with all of our friends and family who have welcomed him with open arms so we could continue to build this business into something we are so, so proud of.

This time could have broken me, instead it has been a time if joy and love and pride.

And then there are our clients – the people who are trusting us to document monumental times in their lives. The trust and faith that has been put in us still astounds me, and I am constantly humbled and honoured to be part of the team they have chosen. Thank you for helping us continue to acheieve our dream.

Every single person who has supported us and helped us and cheered us on – thank you. For every person who has offered your help and loved Callum and us enough to contribute to this dream of ours – thank you. To everyone who loves us and has automatically extended that love to Callum – THANK YOU. That immediate love and acceptance fills my heart more than I can ever, ever express.

I am so utterly thankful. For everything. For everyone. For this life I have been blessed enough to be living.

So. Incredibly. Thankful.

Shauna xoxo

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Children’s Chirstmas Minis

10 October 2013 | Children

Yes, I know it’s early, but we’re thinking of Christmas already! We need time to get your Christmas Cards ordered, and let’s face it, I’m a Christmas nut so I don’t mind at all!

Here’s the info:

8 Images on Disc Included
Christmas Card Design

November 2, 4, & 9 Available

Email shauna@roughleyoriginals.com to book your spot!

We have some outfits available for you to use – including the Santa suit below, as well as the Mrs. Claus dress. Let me know the age of your child and we’ll see if they fit.

So excited! Christmas is coming!

*Full payment is required to reserve your session time*


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