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Chilliwack Lifestyle Family Session

Wednesday, January 24th, 2018

three kids in just over three years…the beautifully exhausting chaos punctuated by moments of quiet bliss. it’s the only way i can describe these early days, having experience something close to this myself. pretty sure it’s the grace of god that i don’t remember all of the gritty details, but here is this sweet family…right in the midst of it. i’m not one to offer advice unless it’s asked for, but all i can say to you brave ones who are in it right now is that you’re doing it. i know some days it might feel like you’re flailing (or failing) but you’re not – you’re actually doing it. have lots of grace(for you and everyone around you), accept help when it’s offered and try not to take yourself to seriously. you’re doing it.

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the mcdonalds: family | sharalee prang photography

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

the mcdonalds are a special family. i have been lucky enough to collaborate with jess this year on some beautiful gifts for my wedding couples as she is a crazy talented artist. when i asked her what their priority was in our time taking their family portraits she said, “ryan has been on parental leave for the past five months and he goes back to work on monday. i just want to remember how amazing this time was for us becoming a family of four and having him home”. in preparation for ailsa’s arrival, he fixed up a van so they would have a vehicle to spend the summer exploring and camping in. i love that they will always be able to look back on this year with fondness as they went through growing pains together, brought a new life into this world, watched their toddler turn into a little boy and nurtured and strengthened their bond as a family. what more could you ask for.

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childhood unplugged | october edition | sharalee prang photography

Monday, October 2nd, 2017

i’m not a big hiker, so i’m not sure what came over me when i suggested a hike to some friends this weekend, but that is just what i did. we piled into a couple 4x4s and headed up a logging road to a mountain new to all of us. i’m pleased to say that aside from some muddy shoes and a brief crying fit (i’ll let you decide which one was me), it was a fairly successful outing and the views were a huge payoff. one of my favorite things about the day, though, was the number of volunteers we passed who were there to clean up and care for the trails. they were dedicated to their work and were so delighted to see us making use of them(especially with a gaggle of children) – it did my heart good.

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childhood unplugged: may 2017

Monday, May 1st, 2017

it was so fun to see my kids jump right into farm life while visiting my husband’s family, wanting to interact with the animals and know how they could help. i may not have grown up on a farm, but i feel like every child should spend some time there – it’s so good for them to understand where our food comes from and to appreciate how hard farmers work.

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chilliwack family photographer: mariah & chris

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

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.”

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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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childhood unplugged: april 2017

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

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.

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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!

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chilliwack family photographer: childhood unplugged

Thursday, September 1st, 2016

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!

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lifestyle family photographer: childhood unplugged

Friday, July 1st, 2016

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!

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lifestyle family photographer | the herfsts: new life

Wednesday, June 8th, 2016

becoming a family of four can be a real challenge, especially when you have a toddler with a strong personality, but these lovelies are taking it all in stride.  it doesn’t hurt when the newest addition is as adorable as otis is, either.  i got to spend an early morning hanging out with them in their beautiful home and it was so sweet to see how they all care for one another, especially how the “little mama” looked out for her brother.

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vancouver lifestyle photographer | childhood unplugged: june

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016

i have a confession to make.  i have serious “little red hen” syndrome and if you don’t know what that is, i suggest you track down a copy of the book and give it a quick read.  not sure where it came from, maybe it’s because i’m a middle child and slightly obsessed with fairness (insert sheepish grin).  all that to say, when the kids say they want something in particular to eat, i’m usually pretty quick to say yes…as long as they help me make it.  this time it was strawberry lemonade, so off the the fields we went, in search of “big, dark beauties” (as they like to call them).

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