Bellingham & Vancouver Wedding & Lifestyle Photographer Mikaela Ruth »

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My baby turned ten months old last weekend. Ten months of the hardest and best thing I’ve ever done, this being a mom business. Some days I’m surprised I’m still standing on the amount of sleep we get. Some days I’m surprised I haven’t pulled my hair out (oh wait, half of it fell out anyways), but I have definitely given way to many tears. Some days I wake up feeling completely motivated, believing I can do anything I set my mind to, and other days I feel completely overwhelmed by the lack of check marks on my to-do list.

Being a mom who works at home is the hardest thing I’ve done. Being a mom in the middle of the night (or all night) when your baby won’t sleep without you…while trying to maintain your sanity…the hardest thing I’ve done.

But then there are the squeals and the giggles, the tugging at my legs and the wet kisses and sleepy snuggles. There are the baby hands and toes that I still cannot get over. The swirl of hair on top of his head. The way he pulls down the big, cozy blanket off the couch and cuddles and tumbles with it on the floor. No matter the pile of things to stress about, there is joy in these little things. Knowing you’ve been entrusted with this sweet, little being, who needs you and wants you and depends fully on you…

The thing is, through it all, I get to be a mom and that’s the best.



  • Carol - June 5, 2015 - 6:38 pm

    So true! The best thing in life is being a mom. Love, love, love. CarolReplyCancel

  • Jenn - June 7, 2015 - 2:10 pm

    You make it look so easy! I am a new mama, my little man is 4 months and I am NEVER as put together as you are!ReplyCancel

  • Rachel McCloud - June 8, 2015 - 12:39 pm

    So absolutely needed this encouragement today. Thank you so much :)

    Mom of only 10 weeks. :)ReplyCancel

The first wedding of 2015 couldn’t have been a more beautiful day. There are weddings and then there are weddings…when the love is evident, the celebration real, when the light is right and the wedding party excited. And when the bride and groom care about their photos, like really care about their photos, everything falls into place. It also didn’t hurt that the groom is my cousin (and a photographer!), and many of the wedding guests were family – that was icing on the cake!

Photographing Kaleb and Sherry’s wedding day filled my heart. Sherry, you were such a radiant bride and I loved that nothing could shake that smile from your face. Kaleb, thank you for trusting me as your photographer and for bringing a really great girl into the family. So happy for you two!


Congratulations, Mr & Mrs Trozzo!



See their CheddarBooth photo booth pictures here!

Ceremony: South Thompson Inn
Reception: Coast Kamloops Hotel
Makeup: Janet Calhoun
Flowers: Newell Flower Shop
Cupcakes: Sweet Spot Cupcakes
Photobooth: CheddarBooth

  • Risa (Mom) - June 3, 2015 - 4:44 pm

    Kaleb and Sherry, you were a stunning bride and groom! One thing that always makes a wedding day for me is how much the couple enjoy themselves and how happy they are, and you two were radiant with love and joy! It was such a beautiful day and was so much fun for all of us to witness and be a part of!
    And Mikaela, you had an amazing bridal party to work with, and you did a great job capturing all the love, beauty and happiness of the day! Well done!ReplyCancel

  • Corinna - June 8, 2015 - 3:07 am

    Love the one of the ceremony taken from up high, and the black & white one of the wedding party in front of those Grand Canyon-like rocks. So cool. Nice work, Mikaela.ReplyCancel

  • Julie - June 9, 2015 - 4:08 pm

    So beautifu Mikaela! My friend got married there last year…such a gorgeous venue!!ReplyCancel

This weekend marks our first wedding of 2015. There’s some extra excitement surrounding this one, as we’ll be traveling to Kamloops, BC for the I do’s, though most of all, because the groom is my cousin! Growing up, we took many a road trip to spend time with our family up there. It was actually Kaleb who helped me purchase my very first digital SLR camera. Now with the honor of being his wedding photographer, I’m so thrilled!

Kaleb couldn’t have asked a better girl to spend forever with. These two have already been together for almost as long as we can remember, and together – and apart – Kaleb and Sherry are very much loved by us all. Here’s to them becoming husband and wife!