Vancouver Wedding & Lifestyle Photographer Mikaela Ruth »

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I love the opportunity December brings to reflect on all that came together to make the past year what it was. Engagement sessions make the year more colourful and go a long way in helping me get to know my couples; they allow me a glimpse into their story and how best to document them. Every couple is unique, making every session original in its own way. And, when it comes to their wedding, I love having built that bit of history with them, which serves as a perfect foundation for shooting their day.

Here’s a look at some of my favourite photos from my engagement sessions of 2013…

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The other day I spent an afternoon with some of my favourite littles, Addie, Averie and Asher. They’re no strangers to my blog, but this time we simply hung out at home and documented them as they are…playing, giggling, tickling, jumping, running (away from the camera, in some cases), and snuggling. Plus, major props to their mama and my dear friend Andie, for her stylish decor taste, from the bedrooms to the playroom. Thank you for the fun, all! xo

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  • LILY - December 13, 2013 - 12:46 pm

    Adorable!!! Looove Andie’s style‚Ķand the kiddos are pretty darn sweet too ;)ReplyCancel

  • Jhoan Elizabeth - December 13, 2013 - 1:05 pm

    oh my goodness! these are precious. love love love! their rooms–mind blown. too cute!ReplyCancel

  • Uncle Shane - December 14, 2013 - 5:18 pm

    Love these little monkeys!! :)ReplyCancel

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It’s slow season and I’m trying really hard to use this time to be productive in other areas of my business: update my website, organize finances, pull together submissions, etc. I wonder why these items are so slowly being checked off my to-do list, until I realize I’ve been a bit distracted. And well, mostly I blame Christmas…

I blame the festive decorations and a trip to the tree farm, I blame the family gatherings and all the yummy food, I blame the Christmas baking (which, okay, I still haven’t attempted, but it’s coming), and all the endless Christmas shopping. No wonder I fall into my cozy bed early these nights and want to hit the snooze button in the mornings. It’s my favourite time of year. But perhaps I’m in need of a few extra eggnog lattes to check everything off my list(s).

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Also, Christmas card photos! We had these taken at our property in Washington, with thanks to my sister for stepping in as our “photographer.” More to come!

  • Karina - December 11, 2013 - 3:16 pm

    Love it! Wish we could have some eggnog lattes together :) Merry Christmas!ReplyCancel

  • angela hubbard - December 12, 2013 - 10:02 pm

    merry christmas. you two are so cute :)ReplyCancel