September 15th, 2014 by sharaleep | 3 Comments »
there are times that i am brought to the point of speechlessness when trying to describe someone i love. for this woman, however, i have no shortage of words. which could be a problem. this is a woman of honour and courage. one of the strongest and simultaneously gentlest people i know. she is honest. she knows how to love fully. she is also all too familiar with sorrow. there is something about a person who can celebrate while being fully engulfed in sorrow and loss. bringing carleigh to the water wasn’t just about taking pretty pictures…it was also illustrating the ability to be immersed while still breathing. to be “in it” while still living. to be grieving and still giving. that’s grace. and she embodies it. and these little lives are going to be covered in the grace that she has received and freely gives. hallelujah.
September 12th, 2014 by sharaleep | 1 Comment »
god made two kind hearted, gentle spirited and adventurous souls in robert & bridgid. they are young, but they they are wise and they are the kind of couple that makes you smile when they come to mind. they are going to take this world by a storm, i’m sure. here’s a glimpse into their wedding day.
September 11th, 2014 by sharaleep | 5 Comments »
cassie and tyler had a dream. isn’t that usually how it starts? thing is, for lots of people, that’s also where it ends. what i love about their story is that they refused to let their dream die. luckily (for us and them), these two opened up the greatest little bakery you ever did see earlier this year and they are killing it. cassie is a classically trained pastry chef and she’s bringing my appreciation of the carb to a new level. pain au chocolat…be still my heart. i had the pleasure of documenting the creation and delivery of some of their most beloved products – if you live in/are visiting the fraser valley, you must check out their delightful shop in downtown abbotsford. i am not exaggerating when i say they are an answer to my prayers.
September 4th, 2014 by sharaleep | No Comments »
September 1st, 2014 by sharaleep | No Comments »
as much as i detest war, i’m super fascinated by history and how these conflicts shape a country and culture. so when the opportunity came to pass by a fort at the end of our family vacation, i was excited to explore it. and my kids like guns, so it’s a win win (much to the chagrin of my little pacifist heart). interestingly enough, this fort was really never used as the invention of the airplane rendered it nearly defenceless in the early 1900s. if you’re in the area, i would highly recommend checking it out…bring a flashlight and scare the poop out of your kids in the bunkers.
take some time to go check out the other family adventures of the childhood unplugged ladies too!
August 20th, 2014 by sharaleep | 3 Comments »
let’s just kick this off by showing you a picture of the twins:because we know that’s why you’re here. but check this out, these adorable little balls of wonder belong to an amazing family. one that is so full of love and fun and all the best things life has to offer. their mom has the kind of laugh that is explosive and contagious (which come to think of it, sounds like a terrible disease…but I promise you it’s the best disease you’ve ever had) and the way their dad loves his kids is so tender and engaging. and then there’s wick…not sure one little human has ever embodied so much personality (check out his baby pictures taken a year and a half ago).
August 19th, 2014 by sharaleep | 3 Comments »
these two are so darn good looking, it would be really easy not to like them…if only they weren’t so darn nice too.
this match wasn’t love at first sight, though…brittany had to battle her way past the “little sister” label to try and gain dave’s attention and it took more than an valentines kiss to seal the deal. but the beauty here is that once they committed, they committed for life.
and commit, they did in this beautiful afternoon ceremony; honoring their parents’ role in guiding them through childhood, recounting their dating journey and looking forward to the days ahead. together. it wasn’t all serious, though, between armpit checks, butt grabs, a very melodramatic “i do” and a slightly unorthodox recessional song (ask me later) there was so much fun to be had. it was such a brilliant celebration!
August 13th, 2014 by sharaleep | No Comments »
a blind date gone terribly, terribly…right. 20 minutes in and sean was sold on this red headed sommelier, vowing that this would be the last first date he ever went on.
and what a way to celebrate, on sean’s parents’ beautiful estate, friends and family coming in from far and wide on a beautifully warm (ahem, hot) afternoon. freckles, cowboy boots, great wine, comfort food, a champagne sabre, cute kids and a rocking party into the night all under a big white tent.
thanks to all the wonderful vendors: venue: private estate | tent: classic party rentals | bouquets: thrifty foods morgan crossing | cupcakes: thrifty foods and tracycakes | dj: beyond sound | caterer: drew cooks | second shooter: lexa bergen
August 10th, 2014 by sharaleep | 6 Comments »
you may recognize these folks from the many milestones i’ve been able to document in their lives. amber and bonner are servants – they are constantly caring for and loving others. it was such an honor to be able to serve them for once!
August 6th, 2014 by sharaleep | No Comments »
i met these two years ago through mutual friends, in fact, i think it was before they were even married. certainly before either of us had children. now here they are, 2 kids later celebrating 10 years – TEN YEARS. so awesome to be a witness to faithfulness.