Callum – 4 Months Old

17 July 2013 | Personal, Family, Children

I’m late in sharing this photo – about 5 weeks late, but I just have to as it’s one of my favourites to date.

As we came into Callum’s fourth month he really got vocal. His tiny baby laugh grew into this loud, infectious belly laugh that comes right from his toes. It makes the whole room light up. It doesn’t take much to make him smile. He wants to be happy, he wants to giggle and laugh with anyone who wants to play. He’s a happy chappy, as Gareth calls him daily.

He makes my heart swell. How I love him so.

Shauna xox

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Saturday Morning Market

8 July 2013 | Personal, Family, Children

I feel like I have so much to share from the last little while!

Callum turned 5 months old on Friday – already! We spent Saturday morning at the downtown market with the little man. He is curious and inquisitive and wants to see everything. And best of all, he (almost) never stops smiling.

So far, summer has been a blast. I’ll share more soon.

Lots of Love,

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Michelle & Jay – Engagement

21 June 2013 | Couples, Weddings, Engagement

Michelle & Jay were given this engagement shoot for Christmas – what a lovely gift! The four of us hit it off right away, and we spent the evening hanging out. This is our absolute favourite kind of evening with clients, when it feels like we’re spending time with friends.

We are so happy for you both, and it was lovely to meet you!

Shauna & Gareth

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Father’s Day 2013

16 June 2013 | Personal, Family, Children

Every day I watch these two and my heart just swells. Callum breaks out into the biggest smile when his dad walks through the door, he starts chatting with Gareth in his nonsensical gibber gabber. He watches Gareth’s every move, and I swear he knows they’re the same.

Callum stares at Gareth in wonder (or confusion…who knows!) as Gareth tells him stories of adventures and Grizzly Bears, complete with more accents than you can imagine,  or when he reads him Winnie the Pooh.

My heart just grows bigger and my love stronger every day as I watch Gareth turn into more of a Father than I ever could have expected for my child.

Happy Father’s Day to my Little Man’s dad, and the love of my life.

Happy Father’s Day to my dad, who still takes care of me in countless ways.

And happy Father’s Day to all the amazing dads and father-figures today. You are truly a reason to celebrate.

Shauna xxx

p.s. so a couple pictures really did turn out great from Canmore!

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Real Life – Roughley Style

11 June 2013 | Personal, Family, Children

Our little family headed to Canmore for our first road trip with Callum this past weekend. If you’ve been following us for a while you know we are all about a little adventure, especially if we can jump in our car and see some new sights. We drove over 1,000 km in 3 days, taking the long way home, scouting for an upcoming wedding, and heading to some new sights.

Callum was a champ.

We had the best of intentions to capture some great shots of his first trip to the mountains. I had grand visions of beautiful vistas in our background, of smiling, laughing faces in the foreground.

Life doesn’t always work out as planned. Sometimes it turns out like this.

And sometimes, that’s okay.

Real Life – nailed it.


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29 April 2013 | Family, Children

Little Jaxon came to visit us and was the most calm, relaxed newborn! We had good fun with him, and I was able to catch up with his mamma, Nadine, an old friend from high school.

Callum and Jax have since become friends, I’m sure they’re bound to get into some trouble together!

Thanks for hanging out with us guys,

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A Bit of Fun

15 April 2013 | Personal, Family

We had a bit of a play around the other night trying to capture the fantastic baby rolls Callum is developing. Just love this little chubster.

Shauna xoxo

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The Vargas Family

10 April 2013 | Family, Children

Brayden came to hang out with us recently. He was a little shy to start out with, but once we pulled out some toys he warmed up to us. Him and Gareth became good buddies when Gareth started juggling – Brayden was really impressed!

Thanks for spending the afternoon with us guys!

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Callum – 2 Months Old

8 April 2013 | Personal, Family

Little Mr. Roughley is already 2 months old (as of last Tuesday). And at the risk of sounding completely cliche – time really has flown. We had every intention of doing a 1 month post, but just as that hit, Callum came down with his first cold, which was scary, as any new parent can agree.

Once we got over that little hump, life has been a whole new world. I cannot imagine our lives without our third, he makes us laugh every day with his signature scowl and crazy faces. To say being a mom is the best thing ever is an understatement. We’ve traveled and seen the world, but nothing I have done compares to this. I was told by someone that this is the best reason to be exhausted. I couldn’t agree more.

Enjoy our little man. We sure are.


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