Vancouver Wedding & Lifestyle Photographer Mikaela Ruth »

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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!

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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.

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  • 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 stunning..my kind of boudoir shoot! Beautiful work, as always :)ReplyCancel

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

    What a fun idea!ReplyCancel

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This past Spring I switched up my packaging and the way in which I deliver my clients’ photos. Prior, I had offered online galleries containing the high-res images, but I felt like I was missing a step. Even though I loved (and still do) the simplicity of the online gallery process, I missed sending something tangible, personalized, and thoughtful in the mail along with the collection of photos. So, I introduced customized, wooden USB drives into my workflow…and I love them! It gives me the opportunity to send a branded package along with a handwritten note and most importantly, the images, which are safe on the USB drive for years to come.

Hours were spent researching the actual packaging ideas (and more could’ve been spent! Too many ideas out there!). Perhaps I’ll tweak it in the New Year, but for now I’m happy with how it came together.

Rifle Paper: Congrats & Thank You cards
USB Memory Direct: custom USB drives
Cutetape: Bakers twine, glassine bags & washi tape
Kelsey Breanne Creative: Custom logo & stamp

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Happy Friday!

  • Kindrel - November 29, 2013 - 12:46 pm

    Ahhh love it. Pretty packaging is one of life’s finest…in my humble opinion :)ReplyCancel

  • Alanna - November 29, 2013 - 3:51 pm

    Soooo pretty :)ReplyCancel

  • Life with Kaishon - November 30, 2013 - 9:40 am

    This is gorgeous! : )ReplyCancel

  • Kim Spears - December 9, 2013 - 3:27 pm

    Ah-mmmmazing !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • larissa sheremeto - December 13, 2013 - 12:13 pm

    i love your packaging! so pretty and feminine yet still simplistic and classy! so dang adorable :)ReplyCancel