Bellingham & Vancouver Wedding & Lifestyle Photographer Mikaela Ruth »

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My cousin Kyle married his beautiful bride, Danielle, in Summerland earlier this month. Family came together and made wedding dreams come true…

To start things off, our cousin Megs and her husband Trevor bought a fruit stand and bakery in Summerland last year, and offered up their property for the festivities. Surrounded by an apple orchard and rows of cherry trees, under a (thankfully) sunny Okanagan sky, the wedding took place. Garden lights were strung up between posts made by Danielle’s dad, tables were set with gold and white linens, topped with gold and white painted wine bottles holding over 600 white roses and hydrangeas. Furniture was arranged, many pieces having traveled from the homes of family in the Fraser Valley or refinished by the mother of the groom, my aunt. She also made the bouquets, boutonnieres and gold painted chalkboard signs. Candles were everywhere, including hanging from the trees, and a fire pit was set up to keep cozy around when the evening turned chilly. Our photobooth was also on hand to help keep the party going into the night.

I could keep going! It all came together to make for one beautiful wedding…but of course, what made the wedding a wedding, were the bride and groom themselves, their love that was celebrated, and the love and support of family and friends who witnessed Kyle and Danielle’s I do’s.


The wedding party got ready at Summerland Waterfront Resort, and I got to hang out with Danielle and her girls…


Shane photographed Kyle and his groomsmen…


What was really fun about this wedding, was having so much family in the wedding party! That’s my brother Logan in the background, in the middle, and my cousin Kaleb to the right, whose wedding I photographed last year. His lovely wife Sherry was a bridesmaid!


There was no shortage of happy tears throughout the day, including during Kyle and Danielle’s first look…


The arbor under which Kyle and Danielle were married was also built by her Dad


Mr & Mrs Trozzo!


Venue: Granny’s Fruit Stand, Bakery and Cafe
Makeup: Sublime Makeup Artistry
Bride’s Dress: Sposa Wedding World
Bride’s Shoes: David’s Bridal
Bridesmaid Dresses: Vanel Design & Theodora James
Photo Booth: CheddarBooth

Happy first birthday, Cohen! What was once one of my favorite couples to photograph, has become one of my favorite families…the fact that I’ve been photographing Marcus and Stephanie since their engagement is not something I take lightly. It’s been a privilege and so much fun to follow along with my camera as they got married and have started a family. I loved their two sessions last summer, as they were expecting their little boy and we shot along the water at sunset, and then when they had welcomed him home. And now Cohen is one! We enjoyed the early evening light while Cohen explored, played, and got loved on by his mama and daddy. He was just too sweet!


Loved this kid’s outfit, right down to his stylish Minimocs!


Meet sweet baby Lina. Four years ago, I had the best time photographing her parents’ wedding, Alan and Stephanie, and so I was all too happy to photograph their growing family last week! It’s such a privilege to get to document the lives of my clients beyond their wedding day. Lina was not quite two weeks old when we took these photos, and was an absolute doll the whole time through.

Thank you so much for inviting me into your home, Alan and Stephanie. Wishing you all the best as you settle into being a family of three and get to know your little Lina…welcome to the world, beautiful baby girl!