Bellingham & Vancouver Wedding & Lifestyle Photographer Mikaela Ruth »

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I love weddings and working with brides and grooms, but lifestyle session also have a piece of my heart. It’s such a treat when you’re invited to document a small piece of a couple’s or family’s life, be it the eager expectation of a new little one, their arrival, an anniversary, or just because. Especially now that I have a growing family of my own, I know just how special it is to document this fleeting time. Here is a little recap of some of the love and laughter I was able to capture in 2015…


I love this time of year when things slow and I get to review the year that has just passed by in front of my camera. Below are some of my favorites and highlights from 2015’s engagement sessions. Engagements are so much fun to document – a time to slow down during the crazy and wonderful season of wedding planning and focus on each other and get some really great, casual photographs together. I love when a couple can get both playful and romantic in front of the camera. These couples were so great to work with, and I’m grateful for them all…


  • Caitlyn - November 25, 2015 - 12:15 pm

    They are all SO gorgeous. I love how clean, crisp and timeless your style is. Absolutely stunning.ReplyCancel

  • Claudia - December 4, 2015 - 11:16 am

    Looks like 2015 was an awesome year :) Woohoo girl!!!ReplyCancel

Last week, we had the pleasure of having my cousin, her husband, and their sweet little girl, Amelie, stay with us. We’ve been on the receiving end of their warm hospitality many times at their place near Winnipeg, Manitoba, so it was time we get to return the favor! Over the last year+ since we’d seen each other, we’d both kept busy building houses and having babies (born within three weeks of each other!). It was so fun to meet Amelie and introduce Zaya to the three of them and watch the two littles “play” together. We spent the week exploring both Vancouver and our home of the Pacific Northwest, sharing with them our favourite spots and food. Lots of food! Now we can’t wait to head out their way again.

You can see photos from our last visit out to the prairies here and here.


We ate our way through Vancouver…Beaucoup for peanut butter sandwich cookies, Medina for their waffles and lavender lattes, and then rounded things out with Meat & Bread for lunch and Noodlebox for supper..and then didn’t eat for the rest of the week ;)


It was a cool, drizzly day in the city, but we still checked out Stanley Park…it was Amelie’s first time at the ocean!


The next day we stayed on our side of the border and visited Bellingham for a little shopping and Larrabee State Park…


  • Jillian Tree - November 18, 2015 - 12:25 pm

    SUPER cute…crazy how time flies!! I remember when you were emailing me before you were even pregnant. Hopefully our littles get to someday meet! :)ReplyCancel