Bellingham & Vancouver Wedding & Lifestyle Photographer Mikaela Ruth »

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Last April, Kenzie was born to a past bride and groom of mine, Vanessa and Kenny. However, she wasn’t due to arrive until August – over three months later. Needless to say, this sweet little girl has been a fighter since the day she was born. She’s also been carried by the unconditional love of her beautiful mama and daddy, and the prayers and support of so many family and friends, not to mention doctors and nurses.

As a parent, it’s hard to imagine the struggle that Kenny and Vanessa have faced as they’ve watched their baby girl meet challenges that not many little ones have to endure. But they’ve handled it with such grace and positivity. Kenzie may have spent the first several months of her life in hospitals, but she is thriving and in her happy place now at home! It was pretty sweet to see her there, and document this special family…


Crib: Jenny Lind, from Lusso Baby
Floral prints: Minted
Light Fixture: Serena & Lily
Floral swaddle blanket: Little Unicorn
Mocassins: Minimoc

It was a beautiful Spring evening and we got to spend it wandering the streets of New York City with these two. We really couldn’t have asked for a better time. The architecture and colors, the lighting as the sun sank lower in the sky, and the love shared between Randy and Sumeuy was all so inspiring and made for one of my favorite photo shoots in my five years as a wedding photographer…


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!