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Newborn Lifestyle Session: Peters Family

Dave, Alanna and big brother Jackson welcomed baby Silas into their hearts and home just last week. I had the honor of documenting his arrival into this world and witnessing my friend’s beauty and strength as she gave birth to her second son was inspiring.

I was all too thrilled to photograph this now family of four at their home the other day. There was something so sweet and simple about this session. Little Silas was entirely content to be doted upon and kissed and snuggled, while Jackson was all too excited about his new baby brother. There was the love that comes from filled and happy hearts, and affection for one another.

Dave and Alanna, so very happy for you and your growing family!


  • Ali Williamson - March 13, 2014 - 8:39 am

    I just love every session you do! Daddy holding big brother upside down? Adorable!ReplyCancel

  • jamie delaine - March 13, 2014 - 9:24 am

    oh alanna, what a sweet family you have! mikaela, love these images and the new portrait side of your business. considering doing the same this year… ;)ReplyCancel

  • Vanessa - March 13, 2014 - 10:33 am

    oh so sweet! Love this session, Mikaela! And Alanna! What a gorgeous, gorgeous family! You are one blessed Mama! :)ReplyCancel

  • alanna - March 13, 2014 - 11:01 am

    Mikaela….thank you so incredibly much for capturing our little family of four. We are so grateful for these photos! Thank you sweet friend! XOReplyCancel

  • Ashley Durance - March 13, 2014 - 11:16 am

    Alanna you look amazing, your family is beautiful!! beautifully captured Mikaela!ReplyCancel

  • Haley Richelle - March 13, 2014 - 2:13 pm

    Love these images! Beautiful work Mikaela!ReplyCancel

  • Sydney nemetchek - March 13, 2014 - 5:29 pm

    These pictures are so beautiful. They look so peaceful and filled with joy. What a beautiful baby and beautiful family!! Love you Alanna!! XoxoReplyCancel

  • Ilse Jenewein - March 14, 2014 - 5:25 am

    Kongratulations to your sweet little second son.
    hobe we will see him one day in Abbotsford or in Pertisau at our second home,were you were heartily invited to stay for your holidays

    Ilse and Dieter from InnsbruckReplyCancel

  • Natasha Cadman - March 14, 2014 - 11:01 am

    Love love love this session. So simple and beautiful! xReplyCancel

Langley Engagement: Levi & Karen

What do you do when the bride lives in Florida, the groom lives in Alberta, they have one weekend together in BC for their engagement session and heavy rains fall without ceasing? You forge ahead, of course. With smiles, umbrellas and love that won’t cease, either.

Levi and Karen met while working at a Bible camp and it was there that Levi found love. It took a return trip for Karen to see it, too, but she’s been making those return trips from Florida ever since. This past Christmas Eve, Levi got down on bended knee on a beach in Karen’s hometown, proposed marriage and Karen said yes! They’ll become husband and wife in May in Levi’s hometown of Langley and I’m so thrilled to be this sweet couple’s photographer.


  • Elena - March 11, 2014 - 9:03 pm

    OH wow! Great job! Karen is my bestest friend and she looks soooo beautiful in these shots. SO excited for her. <3ReplyCancel

  • Rebekah - March 12, 2014 - 6:20 am

    Gorgeous! Congratulations, Karen and Levi!!!ReplyCancel

  • Karen - March 13, 2014 - 12:09 am

    I love them!! Mikaela, you’re amazing! These photos are so gorgeous. Thanks for braving the rain for us!ReplyCancel

18 Week Bump & Other Updates

Sometimes my mind spins thinking of how our lives are going to change come this summer. New house in a new country with a newborn! I wonder if it will all be too much, but then again, I remember who I’m on this adventure with. I couldn’t imagine my life with anyone else other than Shane by my side.

As the house progresses and has taken real shape, so has baby and my growing belly. To look down or in the mirror and see how my body has adapted to house a little life inside of it…my mind spins again. There are crazy surreal moments, and then moments when I could almost forget that I’m pregnant. I’m so grateful to be in the second trimester, finding that I have energy and strength and no food aversions. Only cravings…for things like oranges and salads and chocolate chip cookies (the first two have to cancel out the cookies, right?).


Last week, at 18 weeks along


These were taken a little over a week ago at the house. Those dormers look out from our new office!



The snow may be pretty, but I am so ready for Spring!

This morning is an exciting one, for we have our ultrasound booked! Can’t wait to get another look at baby, and see how much he or she has grown and changed.¬†From there we have an afternoon lined up of house errands: picking out a fireplace, countertops, flooring, etc. The decisions we have to make seem endless and really, sometimes I wish I had someone to make them for me. But the day we get to sit down to a meal in our new kitchen, or cozy up in the family room with our little one, those moments will be pretty sweet.

  • Kindrel - March 6, 2014 - 9:33 am

    You are so adorable Mikaela! So happy for you and Shane in this exciting new season.ReplyCancel

  • Emily Crall - March 6, 2014 - 9:56 am

    Ahhh! So excited for you guys! Your house looks amazing and you look stunning. <3ReplyCancel

  • Sharon - March 6, 2014 - 11:24 am

    That is so pretty!ReplyCancel

  • Daniela - March 6, 2014 - 11:44 am

    You look beautiful- congratulations!! And, of course your home is coming along in perfect timing. When will you move in?ReplyCancel

  • Dani - March 6, 2014 - 3:36 pm

    Beautiful photos. I am so excited to be able to follow along on this adventure through your blog. Such an incredible time in your life!ReplyCancel

  • Risa (Mom) - March 6, 2014 - 4:23 pm

    Such pretty photos! But the baby bump one is the most beautiful! :)ReplyCancel

  • Jillian Tree - March 6, 2014 - 5:24 pm

    GLOWING Mama!! So many exciting changes for you two this year, I’m excited for you! So wish we lived closer together <3 Welcome to the club, motherhood is amazing, so much added love that will come into your heart! :)ReplyCancel