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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…

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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

Merry+Bright1

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

If engagement sessions make the year more colourful, weddings make the year more festive, with the coming together of loved ones to celebrate a truly beautiful thing. Come high heat or heavy rain, this year’s weddings didn’t disappoint. And once again, I found it near impossible to narrow down all that love and all that joy to a simple blog post of 2013 favourites.

Heartfelt thank you’s to every bride and groom who entrusted their wedding photography to me. It’s not a small thing and I don’t take it, or  you, for granted.

Here’s to looking back on the love and beauty of 2013, and ahead to all the promise that 2014 holds…

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  • stefani - December 20, 2013 - 3:56 pm

    looking through your work gives me butterflies… I can’t wait for you to capture our big day next year!ReplyCancel