Vancouver Wedding & Lifestyle Photographer Mikaela Ruth »

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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

Where we live, we’re lucky to get a snow day. And if we’re lucky enough to get a snow day, get outside and enjoy it quick because most likely, the rain is coming tomorrow. So I was super grateful to not only get out for a walk in this winter wonderland while it lasted, but photograph my cousin and her handsome son Koah. (Remember Koah? Here he was only minutes and hours old, and here he was days old and at home.) It was such a sweet thing to watch and document Koah’s wonder at the snow…


Happiest of New Years!

  • Megs - December 31, 2013 - 9:53 am

    I love these!!! Koah’s face looks like a little snowman in that last picture!ReplyCancel

  • Hailey - December 31, 2013 - 9:54 am

    These are so gorgeous, Mikaela! What are your go-to lenses?ReplyCancel

    • Mikaela - December 31, 2013 - 10:44 am

      Thanks! Hailey my favourite lenses are the Canon 35mm 1.4 and 50mm 1.2!ReplyCancel

  • Vanessa - December 31, 2013 - 10:51 am

    You captured these 2 perfectly, beautiful photos!!ReplyCancel

  • Antonia Chick - January 1, 2014 - 4:20 am

    Oh my lord Mikaela, these are just BEAUTIFUL! The light is glorious !!!ReplyCancel

  • Hailey - January 2, 2014 - 8:40 pm

    Love the 35mm 1.4! I’ve been thinking of upgrading to the 50mm 1.2 from the 1.4. Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • Meli J - January 3, 2014 - 5:26 pm

    Wow! I love this, wish I had pics like these!ReplyCancel


Here’s wishing you and yours a Christmas of relaxation and celebration, of love and laughter, and time with those you hold dearest. My dearest has to fly out on Christmas Day for work…and as much as I’d love to wish for a snow storm to strand him here at home, I realize that would keep many others from their loved ones so selflessly I’ll take that back ;) But we plan to soak up all we can of Christmas until then, as we visit loved ones, embrace traditions and find some time for the two of us. We’ve been blessed by much this year, and have much (and many!) to be grateful for.

Thank you to my sister for braving the freezing cold with us and taking this photo, and thank you to my lovely designer/cousin/friend Kelsey Breanne for designing our card this year!

  • angela - December 23, 2013 - 3:59 pm

    love your Chirstmas card. merry merry to you and Shane. xReplyCancel

  • Kim Spears - December 23, 2013 - 7:25 pm

    Look at you two !! So so fabulous :) And love the card! Hoping you get all the special time you can before Shane leaves:) xoReplyCancel

  • the whyte house - December 24, 2013 - 6:44 am

    So cute!! I feel your pain on the work thing. Justin is working Christmas and New Year’s…with a broken pinky, too!! No bueno. Have a wonderful Christmas Eve together!ReplyCancel