Vancouver Wedding & Lifestyle Photographer Mikaela Ruth »

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Kyle and Krystal were married this past Saturday and I was so honored to get to photograph their first day as husband and wife. They said their I do’s in the mountains of Hope, overlooking the river and mountains beyond (BC, you really are beautiful!). Kyle’s parents hosted the ceremony and reception in their backyard – hardly what you picture when you hear the word. This place was stunning. Nearly two hundred of their friends and family witnessed and celebrated, though Krystal and Kyle’s most cherished guest, I imagine, was their sweet daughter, Ella. Last Spring I photographed their maternity session, and was excited to finally meet their little girl.

To the newly married Mr and Mrs, thank you so much for including me in your wedding day! It may have been one of the hottest days of the year, but it was certainly the most beautiful, too. Enjoy a sneak peek of your wedding photos…


I love that Krystal happily stepped outside to dress…

A color palette I’ll never tire of…love all the white hydrangeas and pink dahlias and garden roses…


I’ve known Krystal for years as we used to work together, so it was extra special to get to photograph her day. Also, how gorgeous is she?!

Much appreciation and congratulations to the three of you!


Venue: Private Property
Bride’s Dress: Sottero and Midgley
Makeup: Kayla Sullivan
Hair: Hair Trends
Flowers & Decor: Lori Ibister
Catering: Lori’s Catering

  • Julie - July 22, 2015 - 8:12 pm

    Just lovely, Mikaela! And those details! This must’ve been a joy to photograph.ReplyCancel

  • Harrison - August 19, 2015 - 1:04 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous wedding! Lovely photos!ReplyCancel

Meet my sweet little nephew, Luka Manuel! Whitney and Manolo welcomed him into the world in the early hours of July 1st, and I had the incredible privilege of witnessing and documenting his arrival. Such a crazy wonderful moment, when they first laid their eyes on him. And Whitney, well, she surprised and impressed me throughout her labor! So calm, so strong, and Manolo could still get a smile out of her even towards the end.

Now they’re a family of three, at home and falling in love with their little boy and soaking up his sweetness. He’s quite perfect, from his head of soft hair, to his itty bitty toes. We’re all falling in love with him! Welcome to the family, Luka! Auntie loves you. xo


Stephanie and Marcus married three years ago this month, and I was so lucky as to be their wedding photographer. Now, they’re pregnant and expecting a boy! Such a joy it is to follow along and document a couple’s love story beyond the wedding, and this one is certainly no exception.

Larrabee State Park here in Washington is a place near to their hearts, and I was all too happy to meet up with Stephanie and Marcus and photograph their growing family against such a stunning backdrop (a place that I’ve often visited and loved over the years, as well!). Being by the ocean was refreshing, literally a breath of fresh air, with the heatwave we’ve been experiencing as of late. Smoke from the brushfires had settled in, though it worked in our favor by casting an extra-pretty sunset glow on everything. And speaking of pretty, how gorgeous is this mama-to-be…


Many thanks, Stephanie and Marcus! Can’t wait to hear of the arrival of your little boy.