Bellingham & Vancouver Wedding & Lifestyle Photographer Mikaela Ruth »

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I met Jordan and Monica in January as they were eagerly anticipating the arrival of their first born, a little boy named Jace. I always get excited to hear the news after a maternity session, and keep an eye on my inbox for the sweet announcement of a new birth. I’ve been so enjoying all the newborn sessions I’ve been lucky enough to document lately! And Jace Harper at nine days old was no exception. Thank you to Jordan and Monica for so warmly welcoming me into your home to photograph some of your first memories as a family…

Meet sweet Emmy Claire. She was born into a family we are so grateful to call our friends, Dave and Alanna and their two boys Jackson and Silas. Two boys, and now a girl! You can imagine the excitement, the sweetness, the hair bows and the proud and protective older brothers. Everyone is just so smitten with this little girl and rightfully so! I had the best time documenting Emmy’s newborn goodness all snuggled up with her loving family at home…this stage is so fleeting, and beautiful and deserves to be photographed, so all those tiny features so perfect and new will always be remembered…

Congratulations, Peters family! xo

Hair bow: Arrow and Lace
Flowers: Confetti Floral
Emmy’s sweater: Zara
Swaddle blanket: Little Unicorn
Knit blanket: handmade with love by Emmy’s mama

They met online and struck up a relationship over three months of conversation. She was living in Campbell River on Vancouver Island at the time, and he in the Lower Mainland. On New Year’s Day one year ago, Julie took a chance and took the ferry over to Horseshoe Bay where she met Omar for their first date. They wandered the cute village and continued that conversation, finally in person.

I was more than happy to meet them both there last weekend, as they celebrated their one year together, as well as Julie’s birthday, by recounting and reminiscing. This time, Julie came down on a Greyhound from her home in Kamloops. You could say they also celebrated the fact that she made it safe and sound, after her bus got stuck on the snowy highway over night! Julie, I hope you feel that the adventure was worth it…I had such a great time with you two, and I’m so grateful I could document your love and laughter. Enjoy this sneak peek from our time together!

We happened upon the cutest bake shop, Butter Lane, and couldn’t resist popping in for hot tea and macarons…