Vancouver Wedding & Lifestyle Photographer Mikaela Ruth »

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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).


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

Eight years Kristina and Steven have been together; through high school, moving to the city, university and now engaged and planning a wedding for next summer! We met up earlier this week at a couple of their favourite hang outs at Spanish Banks to document this crazy wonderful time in their lives. The air was cold and crisp and the sun shone beautifully and we pretty much had the place to ourselves…the lovely thing about shooting in the off season ;) Another benefit? The low, soft light in early afternoon.

Kristina and Steven, thank you so much for sharing your love with my camera!


She knew she wanted to create something special to give to her groom on their wedding day, and she knew exactly what was and wasn’t “her.” This led us to a boudoir session in the woods and a few of their favourite things…including their beloved dogs and some beers. Overall, resulting in a personalized gift that perfectly reflected them as a couple. Megs, thank you so much for the chance to get creative and thank you for letting me share a few of the photos. You’re beautiful.


  • Dallas Curow - December 3, 2013 - 10:40 am

    Mikaela, I always love your boudoir work. It truly stands out and is always so classy and just gorgeous. That photo of your cousin on the tree stump in the water is the stuff photography dreams are made of. Keep up the wonderfully inspiring work!ReplyCancel

  • Chelsea - December 3, 2013 - 11:12 am

    So kind of boudoir shoot! Beautiful work, as always :)ReplyCancel

  • Crystal - December 21, 2013 - 8:25 am

    What a fun idea!ReplyCancel