March 23rd, 2015 by sharaleep | No Comments »
sometimes your family knows what’s best for you. anthony & steph were set up by their siblings and while they were hesitant to go on that first date, when anthony came home he told his parents he had just met his wife. thankfully, she agreed. and once they were together, there was no going back.
special thanks to second shooter extraordinaire, wendy delamont lees!!
March 20th, 2015 by sharaleep | 2 Comments »
there’s something about seeing a mom smell her new baby…while newborns always carry a mysteriously sweet smell in those early days, it’s more than that. it’s like she’s breathing them in. it’s as close as she can get now that they are on the outside and while it’s still not quite close enough, it satisfies the senses and offers a deeper connection, if only for a moment. one of God’s little gifts to us mothers, i figure.
March 12th, 2015 by sharaleep | No Comments »
i will always always always remember delivering this couple’s wedding pictures. she came to the door about a month and a half after the wedding, car running and said, “by the way, keep a spot open for us in 9 months because i’m expecting!” so here we are, about 10 months later, celebrating their first child’s arrival and man alive, is he a sweetheart.
March 6th, 2015 by sharaleep | 1 Comment »
my head exploded this week (not in a good way…in a “want to scratch my sinuses out” way), but i’ve been comforted looking at so many images of loving couples preparing to commit their lives to each other! tis the season for engagements…here is tyler & cecilia.
March 2nd, 2015 by sharaleep | 4 Comments »
after a brief hiatus to focus on hockey, the prang family is back to soccer in full force. i’m so grateful they have a dad who loves to play with them! go visit some of my friends at childhood unplugged and see how their families are being intentional about spending time screen free.
February 2nd, 2015 by sharaleep | 10 Comments »
there is something powerful about seeing two people from very different backgrounds come together and choose to forge a future as one. these two have already faced some uphill battles, both as individuals and as a couple and it’s exciting to see them stand beside each other filled with hope for what’s to come. thanks for sharing your hearts and your time with me, shane & taelyr.
January 1st, 2015 by sharaleep | 3 Comments »
if there was ever a time for nostalgia, i suppose it’s now. in a season rife with tradition, i can’t help but adopt a few of my own. i come from a mennonite background; a people with rich history who love God, good food, sturdy women and pacifism. which is basically me in a box, in case you’re wondering (though i do love to dance, which is a bit of a problem for the more conservative among us ;).
this year i decided to teach allie how to make new year’s cookies (aka portzelky, aka fat balls of deliciously raisin filled dough fried in oil). as the name suggests, they are typically made around new years and are meant to draw one further into the food induced coma they are just starting to wake from after christmas. everything about making these in my home brings back memories; the crispy fried raisins that fall off and you can’t help but eat and immediately regret because they have a crispy burnt flavor to them, the look of the dough stretching from the edge of the bowl, the bubbles as you drop them into the oil, the smell of the fresh baked fitters that clings to your curtains for days to come…the essence of nostalgia for me. and even though i know that eating too many may very well cause me to poop my pants, i just can’t help but indulge. you didn’t think i was going to get too serious on y’all, did you?
please go take a look at the other new years posts from the amazing women of childhood unplugged!
December 19th, 2014 by sharaleep | 1 Comment »
November 28th, 2014 by sharaleep | No Comments »
tyler & jayme. the fact that they are super hot babes is obvious, but what you might not know from looking at them is that their hearts are ginormous (my 5 year old’s favorite word). we had an instant connection at our first meeting and since then they have always treated me as a friend. their rooftop wedding reflected the love they have for their city and if the beaming faces in the audience were any indication, i’m pretty sure their marriage is fully supported by all those who care for them. this is jayme seeing one of her best friends who came all the way from NEW ZEALAND to surprise her at her wedding. such a sweet moment.
November 26th, 2014 by sharaleep | 1 Comment »