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Boudoir: Illuminate

It never fails to work its magic.

A boudoir session can be a powerful thing…it illuminates a beautiful, vulnerable yet confident side of a woman. Soft yet strong.

Sure, the nerves are present in the beginning, but before the camera and before you know it, they melt away. I don’t believe I’ve ever had a client not say to me how much fun the shoot was. And I walk away feeling more inspired than when I came, altogether grateful for the experience and opportunity.

Enjoy this small glimpse into a session I recently did with a bride of mine…

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Life & My iPhone

Life as of late has been a series of baby kicks, house building challenges, good reads and the upswing of a coming busy work season. It’s been simple joys and tears and stresses (thank you pregnancy hormones), prayers for God’s continued provision, and looking ahead to so many wonderful things to come this year.

Here’s what else:

A wedding feature on Oh Lovely Day!
The struggle to pick just the right girl’s name. Boy’s name? Check.
Hooked on Downton Abbey.
Trying my best to ignore my sweet tooth cravings. Can it really be justified as a pregnancy craving?
On the hunt for some maternity jeans I can feel good in. Suggestions?
Announced the official inclusion of lifestyle sessions into my branding!
Itching for flipflop/picnic/dress weather…rain, rain, go away.
If I could, I would fill our home with West Elm & Target. And fresh flowers.
Hoping baby inherits Daddy’s love of sleeping in.
Eyeing the awaiting vacuum & mop, while the dishwasher & washing machine churn in the background. Love a clean home.

And if my iPhone is any indication of what life has been like…

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Happy weekend! xo

  • Lorraine - March 28, 2014 - 11:56 am

    A Pea in A Pod has amazing maternity jeans! Destination maternity in Langley carries a pea in a pod stuff, and there’s a really nice A pea in a pod in Seattle! I hope that helps :)ReplyCancel

  • Maggie - March 28, 2014 - 1:50 pm

    We have a girl name all squared away but are struggling to find just the right boy name! due august 1st ;)ReplyCancel

  • Lesley Stefanski - March 28, 2014 - 4:04 pm

    Maternity wear…worst ever. However I wore H&M jeans that looked stylish and purchased a few things from Asos (just remember duty!)ReplyCancel

  • Roxann - March 29, 2014 - 2:19 pm

    Good (skinny) maternity jeans are hard to find, even harder.. Shorts!!
    I found the best stuff at H&M and Top Shop. Good luck and Congrats!ReplyCancel

  • Natasha - April 2, 2014 - 8:39 am

    Mikaela, we have never met. Maybe never will, but I love seeing your life unfold, filled with happiness. Your images are lovely and your life seems full of fun. Long may that remain. From across the pond, xReplyCancel

Expecting: Dustin & Amanda

How fun it is to photograph the happiness that comes with new births and the excited expectancy of a baby. It seems quite right that I get to photograph so many of these lately, and it’s definitely a treat to connect with other expectant and new moms, while documenting such a special time in their life.

It was no less with Dustin and Amanda, who are awaiting the arrival of their little one any day now! Their joy and love for each other and their babe was so evident and made photographing the two of them all the sweeter.

Many thanks, Dustin and Amanda, for a lovely afternoon at the beach!

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  • Tara - March 27, 2014 - 7:14 am

    Beautiful photos!!! Living away from these guys I’ve missed the “bump” thank you for sharing!! Can’t wait to meet my little niece/nephew :)ReplyCancel