Bellingham & Vancouver Wedding & Lifestyle Photographer Mikaela Ruth »

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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!


Tyler and Danielle were wed in a beautiful outdoor ceremony by the water on Granville Island. Friends and family gathered and watched as Danielle’s brother gave her away to Tyler, a happy and excited groom if you ever did see one.

The day had begun with Danielle and her bridesmaids at the Hyatt with glasses of wine and so many gorgeous details. I loved the mix of bridesmaid dresses, the light blue, blush and cream. And the flowers! Danielle cried upon laying eyes on them when they arrived at her hotel room, so happy to see they were just what she had envisioned. From the Hyatt, we travelled to Granville Island where Danielle and Tyler shared a first look just before the ceremony. It was busy day there, but with the help of Tyler’s groomsmen who kept passersby at bay, we kept a corner quiet for just the two of them to share a few (tearful yet joyful) moments together. It set the tone for a gorgeous, celebrative wedding day…

Tyler and Danielle, I’m so grateful I was able to share in and document your wedding day! It was a privilege and I wish you two nothing but the best.


I loved their first look!


There was no shortage of emotional moments throughout the day, including the first time Danielle’s mom saw her in her wedding gown, moments before walking down the aisle…


After becoming Mr & Mrs, and a few photos on the island, we boarded a sea bus headed for Yaletown and more photos…


Danielle went all out on wedding details and decor and it showed…the reception at Performance Works was stunning…


Ceremony Venue: Ron Basford Park
Reception Venue: Performance Works
Day of Coordinator: Memory Laine Events
Flowers: Budget Blooms
Hair: Liz at Mink Makeup & Hair
Makeup: Heather Dyck Beauty
DJ: Eller Sound