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Matt and Larissa first met at work. He asked her out, but alas, she was dating someone else. A year and a half went by and when Matt heard that Larissa was now single, he took his chance once again. On one of their first dates, Matt took Larissa ice skating, and over three years later, they’re building a life together, engaged, and still going on ice skating dates.

Which is what brought us up to Grouse Mountain for their engagement shoot! They donned their own skates, including a shiny new pair for Larissa from Christmas, and afterwards we explored the nearby snowy paths for more photos. Matt and Larissa, thank you for a wonderful shoot together! I’m so looking forward to your wedding come Spring.


With a book – or books! – in her hand, Larissa is in her happy place…one reason why I like her ;)


  • Emily - January 17, 2014 - 3:29 pm

    Such a fun, wintery shoot! And you managed the light just beautifully!ReplyCancel

  • Fay Konicek - January 31, 2014 - 9:58 am

    amazing, beautiful coupleReplyCancel

Fresh mountain air, a cozy cabin blanketed in snow, quality time with good company. Just what this girl needed. This past weekend we got away for a couple nights with my cousin Megs and her husband Trevor to Apex Mountain Resort. We ice skated, we snowmobiled, we snowshoed, we watched movies, we ate good food. We froze our fingers and toes but I’m pretty sure it was worth it…


  • Hayley Rae - January 8, 2014 - 2:13 pm

    Great photos! :)ReplyCancel

  • Kari Dueck - January 8, 2014 - 2:34 pm

    Looks like so much fun! Love these photos Mikaela!ReplyCancel

  • angela - January 9, 2014 - 12:19 am

    super cute! love the snowReplyCancel

  • Urška Majer - January 9, 2014 - 1:09 am

    These photos look like so much fun! Oh i can’t wait for the first snow of this winter!ReplyCancel

  • Amelia L. - January 9, 2014 - 2:11 pm

    You have the most magical life ever. So much fun!ReplyCancel

Each year seems to bring about the unexpected. Whether it be disappointing, such as my sister’s wedding being put on hold, or better than you imagined, such as our property find in Washington and the opportunity to build our first house, knowing that God has our lives in his hands is profoundly reassuring. And exciting.

Looking back over our 2013 I see much love, some tears, prayers answered, new opportunities, laughter shared, and joy experienced. It was marked by time with family, fewer travels and more time at home, trusting in God’s will and not our own, and the celebrations of my sister’s engagement and my cousin’s wedding.

And now we’re met by 2014, a new year, a blank page, 365 days worth of opportunity for growth and adventure. Let’s see where it will take us this time! Throughout it all, both past, present and future, I’m so glad I get to live it with Shane by my side.

Wishing you and yours a bright year ahead!


  • damara - January 2, 2014 - 3:27 pm

    Wishing you a happy New year! This photo is beautiful, by-the-way.:)ReplyCancel

  • Noreen - January 4, 2014 - 12:00 pm

    Very beautiful, Wishing you a year filled with Gods amazing

    The Schulz familyReplyCancel