April 26th, 2017 by sharaleep | 1 Comment »
My favourite writer, Anne Lamott, says, “one thing about having a baby is that each step of the way you simply cannot imagine loving him any more than you already do, because you are bursting with love, loving as much as you are humanly capable of- and then you do, you love him even more.”
this lamb is on the same feeding schedule as little case, so we thought we should get a pictures with his “sister”.
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April 3rd, 2017 by sharaleep | No Comments »
we spent a lot of time looking up. at the trees, toward the sound of the rain, at the mountains, to the sun on our face, searching for the evil queen in snow white’s castle. we also spent a lot of time looking down. for lizards and four leaf clovers, for flowers, at the water, at the sand between our toes. we reached one destination just in time to search for another. we drove and drove and drove. and then drove some more. we got to see a thousand year old tree and black sand and crashing waves and surfing goats and city lights and minnie mouse and a beacon of love in the desert and big rocks and small bugs and old friends and new ones. i can’t believe just how much we crammed into two weeks and i now have a list of places we will have to return to.
for those interested, i decided to limit myself to only my 24mm lens. i knew i didn’t want to lug around a bunch of equipment and only having one lens helped me to engage with my family and challenged me to see things in new ways. please go see the rest of my friends’ childhood unplugged posts as well!
March 1st, 2017 by sharaleep | No Comments »
these are the days. the long, dark, wet days. the days we spend trying to distract ourselves waiting for the sun to return. so when it does, you better believe we run to it.
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November 11th, 2016 by sharaleep | No Comments »
justin and hannah met in the community living project that they both called home. he had his eye on “the new girl”, but she was otherwise attached, so he exercised patience and waited until the right time to pursue her. and once it was right, it was right. they had lots in common and worked hard to create a solid foundation in their relationship, dating for a couple of years before making the decision to be married.
the way they speak to each other is very tender – they are both gentle and don’t love having all the attention focused on them (though you wouldn’t have known that from the PDA show they put on at the reception ;). i have a soft spot in my heart for these two and know they have an incredible future ahead of them.
ceremony venue: the orchard at the fort | reception venue: fort langley community hall | dress: truvelle | suit: indochino | flowers: mint & moss | donuts: cartems
October 3rd, 2016 by sharaleep | 1 Comment »
is anyone else’s kids obsessed with rocks? finding, throwing, breaking, being sure there are hidden crystals in…see more from my childhood unplugged friends!
September 15th, 2016 by sharaleep | No Comments »
there is something so personal about getting to celebrate a really important day in your life by holding a party in your own backyard. it is SO much work, but so rewarding to be able to gather all of your people in a place that is so comfortable and familiar. on top of that, it really reflect the intense value the couple places on family, which has never been as true as in the case of ian & catherine. they are young, but have had long term friendships with most of those they have surrounded themselves with. their wedding party was made up of people who knew them so well and were incredibly excited to see them make this commitment. and speaking of commitments, when i asked ian about the beginnings of their relationship, he told me he knew it was her from the start. can i also say that i love that the girls were up getting ready at the crack of dawn and the guys spent the morning shooting and eating farmer sausage?
venue: family farm | wedding coordination: the bright lights events | flowers: confetti floral | hair: taija martin | make up: hannah mckie | catering: simply savoury | tent: phoenix tents | vintage rentals: past pieces | second shooter: alanna govenlock
September 1st, 2016 by sharaleep | No Comments »
the weather took a drastic turn for fall this week and a few of us weren’t ready to let go of summer, so we headed up to the lake and forced our kids into its frigid waters. they thanked us later, i swear.
check out my friends’ stories of childhood unplugged here!
August 19th, 2016 by sharaleep | No Comments »
ryan & vankie. these two were bursting at the seams…it was hard not to smile just looking at them. he had to pass a few bridesmaid administered tests in order to gain her hand, but once he did, you would have been hard pressed to get him to let go. so excited for you two and your future together!
July 11th, 2016 by sharaleep | No Comments »
the way hannah described their relationship was “comfortable” and that was certainly reflected in their wedding day. married barefoot under a willow tree followed by a family style dinner at long tables, kids running wild, adults drinking cider and everyone dancing into the night. it was the kind of day you didn’t want to end.
July 1st, 2016 by sharaleep | No Comments »
if you ever see a massive plastic beach ball in the store and you think to yourself “why would I want a massive plastic beach ball?”, just buy it. hours upon hours of entertainment…followed by a few moments of intense fighting and pain. it’s all worth it, just ask my kids (during the entertainment part). more childhood unplugged stories can be found here!