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Lifestyle Sessions


I’m excited to officially welcome Lifestyle Sessions into my portfolio and branding! I’ve so enjoyed these types of photo shoots over the past while, that I’m hoping to branch out from simply “wedding photographer” to “wedding & lifestyle photographer.”


The way I see it, a lifestyle session brings more life and warmth to your photos than a typical portrait session. It’s about documenting you and your love/loves as you are…in the comfort of your own home or spending time at your favourite hang out. It’s about having fun and living your life in front of the lens.


Maybe it’s you and your spouse cooking breakfast in your first home together…perhaps you’re anticipating the arrival of a baby…welcoming baby home
…or having fun together as a family.


Have a peek at my new lifestyle gallery on my website. Looking forward to photographing many more sessions like these!


  • Jasmine Star - March 3, 2014 - 2:52 pm

    LOVE it!ReplyCancel

  • Kerensa - March 3, 2014 - 3:53 pm

    This totally suits you Mikaela :) And what better direction for you as you start your new adventure as a parent :)ReplyCancel

Book Club Reads: Unbroken

It’s been a good few months of reading! Something that the slow season, travels, and being pregnant with your first allows you to indulge in…

Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter
A decent read that flipped back and forth between Italy, Ireland and Hollywood, between several characters, and across different periods of time. At times super interesting and surprising, and at other times, long-winded and seemingly pointless. I was expecting more from this book but reached the end a little disappointed.

Z: A Novel Of Zelda Fitzgerald by Therese Anne Fowler
If you read and loved The Paris Wife, you’ll love this book, too! It was such an enjoyable escape of a book, one that sheds light on the fascinating life of Zelda Fitzgerald and what it was to be the wife of Scott Fitzgerald.

The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman
This book really got discussion going at our book club meeting. For starters, it was amazing, and easily one of my favourites. It takes place in the ’20′s (that era gets me every time) on an isolated island off the coast of Australia, following the young love of a lighthouse keeper and his wife, and the unraveling of an impossible decision made. The story is beautifully written and terribly heart wrenching (tissue alert!) and pulls you in completely.

The History Of Love by Nicole Krauss
I was immediately absorbed by this book, in spite of starting it while waiting at a busy lab for blood work. An intriguing, interesting, and surprising read, one that I highly enjoyed. At times I wondered how the various characters were connected, but the way the story wraps up in the end makes it all worth it.

Unbroken: A World War II Story Of Survival, Resiliance and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand
This book. It took awhile before I began it as it’s not my usual read, a book about sports, war, and prison. But this book. It was incredible and at times, incredibly hard to read. I started and finished it while on our trip to Hawaii but more than once I thought about putting it down and picking up something lighter and more beach-read like. But its fascinating and moving story of Louis Zamperini and the fact that it’s all true kept me turning the pages. Now I eagerly await the movie release later this year and hope it does it justice.


  • Falcon - February 26, 2014 - 5:25 pm

    Most of these books are on my to-read list, I loved reading your reviews!ReplyCancel

Blame it on Maui

I really didn’t mean to. But I let it happen…somehow I let two weeks pass by without a blog post! Blame it on vacation, blame it on the Maui sunshine, blame it on the need for/want of a break. But we’re back home, settled, and getting reacquainted with the winter blues but warmed by Hawaiian memories from the past little while…

For this trip, my mom took her first flight in over thirty years! My parents almost made it to Hawaii for their honeymoon but didn’t, promising to go again another time…well, it took until now and I’m so glad they came and my mom braved her fears. We shared a condo for twelve days, cooked most of our own meals, and hopped around the island, trying to take in as much as we could.

My birthday fell during our time there, which conveniently also happened to be Super Bowl Sunday. I am ever so grateful to our team, the Seahawks, for giving us a fantastic win and thereby making my birthday a happy one! We saw whales everyday and turtles too, but fortunately, no sharks. Baby loved the daily ice cream indulgences and I may have doubled my pregnancy weight gain. We appreciated what will most likely be our last vacation before baby, and dreamed of the day we can bring him or her back to play in the sand. Aloha, Hawaii!


  • Taliah - February 13, 2014 - 12:01 pm

    Mikaela! Your baby bump is ADORABLE! So fun. Beautiful pics! :)ReplyCancel

  • Falcon - February 26, 2014 - 5:20 pm

    These photos are so gorgeous! I always love looking at your travel photos. And what a beautiful baby bump! xReplyCancel