Bellingham & Vancouver Wedding & Lifestyle Photographer Mikaela Ruth »

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Champagne in the forest…cupcakes and a bow tie…the prettiest blush dress…and the sweetest couple, who is getting married this weekend! I couldn’t ask for better and can hardly call this work. Meg and Ryan met at UBC but have been calling Toronto home while Meg finished her schooling (graduated med school last week!). Lucky for me, they’re back in Vancouver to tie the knot this Saturday at VanDusen Garden, coordinated by the talented team at Smitten Events.

Meg and Ryan wanted to be sure to inject some personality into their engagement photos, so they chose a much loved hang out spot of theirs while on the west coast – Pacific Spirit Park. They packed along a champagne picnic to celebrate and Meg chose her favorite dress for the occasion. She also had her wedding hair and makeup trial done that day, by All Dolled Up Studio, and it perfectly completed her look. How gorgeous is she?

Meg and Ryan, I so enjoyed this session and hope you enjoy this sneak peek of your engagement photos. I can’t wait for Saturday!


I walked away from Brent and Jaime’s engagement shoot feeling completely grateful. I love when couples put thought and creativity into their shoot, as it makes their photos more personal and, I realized, helps me get to know them that much more. Which is why I love engagement shoots in the first place! Getting to know my clients and know how to best document them together.

Shooting Brent and Jaime at their home in Port Coquitlam, coffee brewing and music playing, was so much fun. It was important to them to capture them doing something they love – soaking up time together, cozy at home on the weekends, indulging in a little laziness and quality time. Included in this is taking their pup Huxon to the park across their street, so that’s where we wrapped things up.

Brent and Jaime, I can’t thank you two enough. If your engagement shoot is any indication, your wedding day is going to be perfect! And I can’t wait.


  • Jaime - June 6, 2016 - 5:54 pm

    Thank-you so much for an amazing day!! :)ReplyCancel

Mother’s Day marked four weeks since we met our newest little one – a girl! Ava Ruth, born on April 10 in the wee hours of the morning, weighing 7 pounds 8 ounces. Meeting her will always be one of my favourite moments. The labor itself was an experience I already enjoy thinking back on…I felt so in tune with this baby who was making their way out into the world. When she was born, I immediately took her all in with my eyes and with my hands, and was over the moon to learn we now had a daughter!

These past few weeks have been fuller than I can describe…full of diapers, of kisses, of wakeful nights…full of snuggles, of rocking, of nursing…full of messes, of juggling and full of love. Overall, Ava makes our home feel fuller in the best of ways. It’s like she’s a piece to our family that had been missing. And it’s incredibly sweet to see the love that Zaya has for her, and that protective big brother instinct as he watches out for her and dotes upon her.

We’re just so thankful for this perfect little gift, and can’t wait to see the girl she becomes…though we’ll take all the newborn snuggles and kisses we can before she does too much growing up! Love you so much, Ava baby…