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Sarah Kirstien

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Lifestyle & Documentary Photographer ▪️the real. ▪️the milestones. ▪️the stories. Lover of nature, choc cake, and my 3 babies 📍Vancouver Island

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Happy Tuesday peeps! ⠀ With a long weekend for Remembrance Day, we had an extra day of hanging out as a family and hubby even got a set of bunk beds built for the kids! ⠀ We had some pretty neat conversations with our kids about what Remembrance Day is about and why it’s important to remember and honour the people who served and fought for our freedoms and the ones who continue to serve and defend the freedom we have today. ⠀ 🇨🇦 ⠀ What did you get up to this weekend? ⠀ #documentyourdays #thebeautifulreal #documentaryfamilyphotography ⠀
Once upon a time, Saturday mornings were for sleeping in! ⠀ ⏰⠀ Moms/dads: what time did your little human alarm clocks get you up? ⠀ #riseandshine #saturdayvibes
Everyone needs a sliver of this in their life! Seriously. ⠀ ‘Seriously’ is my 8 year old’s new fav word. But she uses it as a question and with a little hint of valley-girl attitude: “Seriousleee?” Can you hear it? ⠀ 🙆‍♀️ ⠀ Back to the cake - I am not ashamed to say that given the chance, I would 100% even have a little slice for breakfast.  #ownit⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #embracingtheeveryday #cakeforbreakfast #lifewellcaptured  #realisthenewperfect #shamoftheperfect #thehonestlens #makemoments #documentlife #thebeautifulreal #familydocumentaryphotography #familyphotojournalism #familyphotos #deeplyauthentic #westcoast #pnw #parksville #qualicumbeach #nanaimo #vancouverisland #sarahkirstien #sharethecoast #capture_your_stories ⠀ ⠀
Cheeky little fingers just can’t stay away! I don’t blame them, especially with a cake like that!! 😍 ⠀ LOTS of birthdays in our family these days, so we’re not short of scenes like this unfolding - and leftover goodness in the fridge!  I just might sneak a little bite with my morning coffee, but don’t tell anybody! 🤫 ⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #embracingtheeveryday #lifewellcaptured #unposed #realisthenewperfect #shamoftheperfect #thehonestlens #makemoments #documentlife #thebeautifulreal #familydocumentaryphotography #familyphotojournalism #familyphotos #deeplyauthentic #westcoast #pnw #parksville #qualicumbeach #nanaimo #vancouverisland #sarahkirstien #capture_your_stories
You know when those moments happen and you’re like ‘Where’s the camera?!!’ 📷  I’m becoming more deliberate in capturing these moments - they’re all the moments in between.  Between breakfast and getting out the door. Between answering the emails and brushing the kids teeth. Between snuggling on the floor and vacuuming up the dog hair. Between dinner and bath time.  Sometimes it’s the inbetween where life really happens ♥️ I don’t want to miss it. . . . . . #dayinthelife #documentyourdays #ourcandidlife #thehonestlens #emotionalstorytelling #lifewellcaptured #unposed #asithappens #illuminatechildhood #childhoodwonders #tpphotooftheday #familyphotos #lifeincolor #documentarymovement #documentaryphotographer #vancouverisland #momtog #humansofjoy #simplychildren #the_sugar_jar #parksville #vanisle #qualicumbeach #nanaimo #sarahkirstien #celebrate_childhood #shamoftheperfect #savorlifeintensely
Only one more day left of October!! 🍁  This month has been extra beautiful here on Vancouver Island! 👌🏼 After a couple trips to the pumpkin patch, we have a small collection of pumpkins by our front door, how about you?  This little cutie☝🏼had some help from his mama collecting the perfect one (or three) 😍 . . . . #documentyourdays #humanconnectionstories  #sarahkirstien #vancouverisland #thedocumentarymovement #storytelling #thesincerestoryteller #thehonestlens #thenarrativesociety #ourcandidlife #postthepeople #inbeautyandchaos #humansofjoy #unposed #realisthenewperfect #familyphotos #livethelittlethings #realmoments #emotionalstorytelling #lifegivingsquares #thehappynow #cameramama #parksville #qualicumbeach #mypqb #shamoftheperfect #familyphotography #artofstorytelling #savorlifeintensely
I could have posted some more photos featuring pumpkins(still a few days of October left to do that), but instead - puppies!  A family who adopts not one, but two bullmastiffs!  2 x the adorable wrinkles, sloppy kisses, and best friend status 🐾🐾 . . . . . #documentaryphotographer #furfamily #embracingtheeveryday #lifewellcaptured  #realisthenewperfect #shamoftheperfect #thehonestlens #makemoments #documentlife #familydocumentaryphotography #familyphotojournalism #familyphotos #deeplyauthentic #westcoast #pnw #parksville #qualicumbeach #nanaimo #vancouverisland #sarahkirstien #capture_your_stories
Shared moments of laughter, affection, and warmth build the sense that he is not alone in the world and at the same time learning that he is competent. (I believe the same is true at any age) #teammotherly⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #humanconnectionstories  #facelessfriday ⠀ #project_faceless  #dearphotographer ⠀ #thehonestlens ⠀ #lifewellcaptured ⠀ #the_sugar_jar ⠀ #tsj_cozy ⠀ #celebrate_childhood ⠀ #treasuredmoments⠀ #childhoodwonders⠀ #pnw ⠀ #vancouverisland ⠀ #parksville ⠀ #nanaimo ⠀ #familyphotographer ⠀ #documentaryphotography⠀ #the_cic  #cic_autumncolours
I love getting mama in the frame. ⠀ Motherhood is such a wild and crazy ride with chunks of time that seem straight up blurry when looked back on.  I always think ‘I will for sure remember this’ but after 3 kids, I’m very aware that it’s simply impossible to hold on to every memory! ⠀ .⠀ This is a huge ‘why’ I do what I do. ⠀ Documenting and preserving these precious seasons (every season as special as the last) for you, for the generation that follows you. Give them something to cherish. #getinthephoto .⠀ On that note: any #vancouverislandphotographer interested in trading a shoot for a shoot? ⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #ig_motherhood #momhub #cameramama #clickmagazine #memoirsofmotherhood #lifewellcaptured #dearphotographer #thehonestlens #connection #unposed #postthepeople #documentarymovement #thesincerestoryteller #pnw #vancouverisland #parksville #qualicumbeach #centralvanisle #mypqb
Hey! Sarah here! 👋🏼 ⠀ If you’re seeing my posts and don’t know who the heck I am - I’m a 32 year old living on Vancouver Island with my husband (who I kidnapped from England), 3 kiddos + our nutty golden lab. ⠀ In this intense season of motherhood I am shamelessly fuelled by coffee as well as a pretty early bedtime 🤷‍♀️ ⠀ .⠀ 📓 I’m a bit of a notebook nerd, often with a small stack on my bedside. And that brings me to my love for list-making... ⠀ .⠀ 🌮 My husband’s favourite conversation starter is ‘If you could only have one international cuisine for the rest of your life, what would it be?’ For me - I lovvvve Mexican food!! Give me alllll that goodness! ⠀ .⠀ 🎢 I don’t consider myself a daredevil, but I had my moments as a teenager like the time I swung from a massive rope swing into a lake and chipped my back tooth.  The impact of landing in the water snapped my jaw shut and the next thing I knew, I was chewing on bits of tooth!  I do love a good rollercoaster though! ⠀ . ⠀ 🙏🏼 You know how I said how much I need coffee in this crazy journey of motherhood?  Well, prayer is really what sustains and brings life!  There’s something pretty powerful and humbling in conversing with the One up there! ⠀ .⠀ So there are a few things about me!  Thanks for following along! ☺️ ⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #photographer #vancouverislandphotographer #calledtobecreative #gritandvirtue #introduction #livefullyalive #momof3 #ig_daily #thehonestlens #documentaryphotographer #storytelling #creativepreneur #parksville #qualicumbeach #mypqb #sayhello #joyful #community #selfportrait

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