Bellingham & Vancouver Wedding & Lifestyle Photographer Mikaela Ruth »

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Atilla and Fay were married in an intimate celebration by the water in West Vancouver. Surrounded by Fay’s close friends and family, 40 guests in total, they said I do…for the second time. Fay had moved to London in hopes of something new, and it was there that she met Atilla, who was from Cyprus. Last year the two wed in his hometown in the Mediterranean, and then earlier this year they had a beautiful baby girl! Their journey brought them back to Fay’s hometown to celebrate their wedding with her loved ones at The Beachhouse last weekend. There’s something pretty special about such a small wedding, and a ceremony performed by the bride’s best friend. It was a real privilege to share in their day.

Many thanks, Fay and Atilla, for having me as your photographer! All the best to you and your life in London as a family of three.


I had a feeling we were in for a great engagement session together simply based off Camille’s emails. I loved how her warmth and excitement came through her typed words, and I certainly wasn’t disappointed upon meeting her. In fact, I immediately recognized her friendly – and gorgeous – face from a couple coffee shops she’s worked at over the years. (And not only that, but Camille happens to be the cousin of my past bride, Courtney!)

I met up with Brad and Camille at the scenic Lighthouse Park in West Vancouver, where Brad popped the question this past Spring. We explored the area, they recounted their love story, and I got to document two people incredibly in love with each other and excited to begin a life together as husband and wife…it was perfect evening…


  • Camille - September 9, 2015 - 3:22 pm

    Mikaela, thank you so much for these amazing and beautiful photos! You are incredibly talented and Brad and I couldn’t ask for a better photographer for our wedding! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! :)

    -Brad and CamilleReplyCancel

The wind and the rain and the power outage couldn’t stop Jessica and Nigel from celebrating their love and their marriage to the fullest last Saturday. After getting to know them at their engagement session (which I adored!), it hardly surprised me. They are the kind of couple who embrace life and adventure and each other, taking none of it for granted, so of course they would treat their wedding day, and all that it held, in the same manner.

They’re calling it the BC storm of the year, with winds that knocked down trees and knocked out power across the lower mainland. But still, Jessica and Nigel’s wedding day unfolded beautifully, even if a few adjustments had to be made. They were wed at Rowena’s Inn on the River, and I’m just so grateful we had a small break in the storm so we could take advantage of the property for bride and groom photos. The day itself was a labor of diy love, from the girls’ floral crowns, to the bride’s shoes, and all the pretty reception details, with countless gorgeous dahlias to top it all off.

To Nigel and Jessica, thank you so much for sharing your day with me…crazy weather and all! You two are wonderful and I’m thankful I could be there to document your first day as husband and wife. Enjoy a sneak peek of your wedding photos…


I couldn’t get over these gorgeous florals, arranaged by Posie Floral Creations


Venue: Rowena’s Inn on the River
Florals: Posie Floral Creations
Bride’s Shoes: Toms
Bridesmaids Dresses: David’s Bridal
Makeup: Makeup by Kyla
Hair: Vicki Hall

  • Julie - September 2, 2015 - 6:12 pm

    I love seeing how you can photograph a wedding at the same location, and you manage to make them all individually unique each and everytime! Nigel and Jessica look ravishing, you did an amazing job, Mikaela!ReplyCancel

  • Becky - September 3, 2015 - 9:17 pm

    I love how these photos seem to really show their personalities. They look like such a fun couple. Beautiful captures.ReplyCancel