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Chad + Kelsey: A snowy love shoot

Oh how blessed I was to visit family in Manitoba recently. Like my cousin Kelsey and her husband Chad. This last year or so has brought about many things, one of them being the chance to get to know Kelsey better as we’ve worked together on design projects for my business. A dear friendship has continued to grow..I admire her talent like crazy and her genuine heart. The fact that we live two (albeit short) plane rides apart is a sad one, but one that makes spending time together all the sweeter.

I had put on my 101 in 1001 list “photograph a session with Kelsey” and at the time, hadn’t expected to check it off so soon! Not only that, but we were so excited to get to shoot in the snow! There’s nothing like shooting in a fresh, new location and throw in one of my favorite things – snow – and I knew we were in for a good time. A COLD time. I think the mercury dropped to -14 C. And when my finger froze so that it wouldn’t take anymore pictures, and we couldn’t feel our toes, we jumped in the truck to warm up. But it was so worth it…evident in a few of my favourite images…

Kelsey, you’re so beautiful…


I love that we stumbled upon this old sled…

Maybe my very favorite…

Okay, so that was more than a few! But I couldn’t help it. I love these guys. Chad, Kelsey, thank you for everything! For the airport runs, homemade soup, conversation, Starbucks, etc, etc…can’t wait to do it again ;)

  • 101 in 1001 « Mikaela Ruth Photography - December 1, 2010 - 7:31 am

    […] Photograph a session with Kelsey, my cousin in Manitoba who is also my graphic designer – completed November 20, 2010 […] ReplyCancel

  • Tanzyn - December 1, 2010 - 7:37 am
  • colleen - December 1, 2010 - 7:46 am

    …so sweet…ya just gotta love snow!ReplyCancel

  • Risa (Mom) - December 1, 2010 - 7:51 am

    Well, I think I must agree with you about this one being your favorite. It’s mine too. What a treat while I sip my morning coffee. It put a smile on my face! Love these guys!
    Kelsey, are you packing yet? :)ReplyCancel

  • Alanna Peters - December 1, 2010 - 7:52 am

    So gorgeous!! Love the snow :) Looks like you guys had such a great time! I sure do love prairie winters :)ReplyCancel

  • Kim Spears - December 1, 2010 - 7:54 am

    These are sooo gorgeous !!ReplyCancel

  • Melanie - December 1, 2010 - 8:15 am

    I love these!!! The red barn is so cool :)ReplyCancel

  • Emily Hoskins - December 1, 2010 - 8:38 am

    Gorgeous textures, colours, light, everything! Could be my favourite shoot of yours so to date! Good job!!ReplyCancel

  • Janelle - December 1, 2010 - 8:40 am


  • kelsey loewen - December 1, 2010 - 9:21 am

    I am so blessed to have these photos Mikaela! I will treasure these for years to come.
    And your visit here was so wonderful, and you are always welcome to come again.
    Auntie Risa, I really hope to be packing my bags next summer!ReplyCancel

  • Emily - December 1, 2010 - 9:50 am

    These are beautiful! I think the snow gives it some sort of glow….. I love them all!ReplyCancel

  • Sharon(Aunt to Mikaela) - December 1, 2010 - 4:47 pm

    These are absolutely gorgeous Mikaela! The snow gives these photos a nice touch. It was great to have you stay at our house. You are welcome here anytime.ReplyCancel

  • […] under a sky full of falling snowflakes, for church with family. We met up with the rest of Kelsey’s family, including a couple new, little additions! A happy reunion was had and then we headed to Red […] ReplyCancel

  • tracy dueck - December 9, 2010 - 11:02 am

    Kelsey is so photogenic. she is gorgeous in these shots; i cant believe companies are not pounding down her door to market their wears.ReplyCancel

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