Bellingham & Vancouver Wedding & Lifestyle Photographer Mikaela Ruth »

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Last Fall I had the pleasure of second shooting for Jamie Delaine at a gorgeous wedding in Vancouver (just look at the girls’ gowns!).  The day was long (12+ hours!) and full but between working alongside Jamie, and such a joyful bride and groom, I was grateful for the opportunity.

Below are a handful of the images I captured, and here you can see Jamie’s full post from the day.

Many thanks to Jamie, and a warm congrats to the newlyweds!

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During this shoot, Tanya asked me what my favorite part of my job is. I don’t think I hesitated a moment before saying “this is!” Engagement sessions will always remain close to my heart, so I was all too happy to cap off 2015 with one more last week. I met up with Paul and Tanya – a long time friend of friends – to document this exciting season of theirs. We wandered about Olympic Village, in their hometown of Vancouver, the air crisp and cold and the winter sun shining.

Much appreciation to these two and a warm congratulations! Paul, you’re marrying a real beauty.

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One of my favorite Christmas traditions is visiting the tree farm to find the perfect tree. There’s something magical about it, especially now with a little one who is discovering the world and the wonder of things like Christmas. In light of this, we decided to invite the family along this year and combine our tree hunt with family photos.

Which might have been asking for a little too much…some of the magic may have been replaced by tears and the pressure of getting all those photos taken before the little ones’ patience ran out. Or before our toes froze. Still, we got some festive photos with those we love to capture our favorite season. And in the end, a pretty nice tree, too!

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Merry Christmas!