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Just when I’d love for life to slow down a little, it has picked up in more ways than we can keep track of. To name a few, in the last month and a half, we’ve packed up and moved out of our condo, I began shooting weddings again (#6 tomorrow!), and my sister got married (yay!). Because my green card is not yet in, we’ve only half moved into our new house in Washington, while spending the majority of the time back and forth with family in Canada. All while trying to sort out this parenting business. Altogether, it’s an adventure we never thought we’d be taking all at once and on so little sleep!


It’s been a stretch, as someone who loves organization and a plan, to live life so unsettled. While learning to be the best mom possible for Isaiah, I’m also learning how to balance that with running a business. This has been trickier than I had thought. I still don’t have an answer as to how this will or should look, but I’ve come to realize that keeping up with emails, blogging, etc may mean sacrificing a clean house or clean hair…at least for the time being! And I’m oh so thankful to have a husband who helps keep things in perspective and will bring me breakfast in bed once in awhile ;)


Last week we had our first official family photo shoot with thanks to new friend and photographer, Julie Christine. Isaiah’s silly mama scheduled the shoot for the day after his first shots…oops…so baby wasn’t quite his happy self. But if there’s one thing we’ve learned during these past couple months, is to just go with it…and I’m so grateful to have these photos (below) of our family of three.

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  • Nikki - October 16, 2014 - 10:38 pm

    Stunning! Aww I love these! You all look amazing (as always), an oh-so-happy! Love the lighting and the natural look and feel! XoxReplyCancel

Anthony and Lexy’s wedding day was one that I was oh so grateful to be a part of. It’s a great thing when your clients really care about their photos – it’s inspiring and liberating and makes the job that much more fun. And to document two people who not only care about each other, but those around them, is a pretty special thing, too.

To the newly married husband and wife, thank you for having me as your wedding photographer! Hope you enjoyed your honeymoon soaking up the sun and each other in Maui. May our paths cross again soon!

The day started off perfectly with getting ready photos of Lexy and her gorgeous girls…made extra lovely by my favourite, Ashley of Wedded Bliss.

They said their I do’s at St. Michael’s in New Westminster and then it was off to Langley for photos and their reception at Redwoods Golf Course.

It’s not every wedding that you have a wedding party as wonderful as this one!

Lexy, you truly made the most beautiful bride…I think your new husband thought so, too.

  • Tasha Nagy - September 26, 2014 - 10:44 pm

    Hello! Tasha here from Kick Ass Cakes!
    We love your work, and would love permission to share your cake pictures shown of Lexy and Anthony’s wedding cake, at Redwoods. We loved the photos you shot, and would love to share them, with your permission and full credit of course!ReplyCancel

  • jamie delaine - September 27, 2014 - 11:14 am

    mikaela – wowwww! this wedding is stunning. the portraits are so clean and classic. you goooood.ReplyCancel

  • Larissa Meade - October 6, 2014 - 4:04 pm

    Dear Mikaela
    Stunning representation of Lexy and Anthony’s beautiful wedding day. As their florist i would love to be able to used some of this images on our blog post of their wedding, with full credits (links and watermarks). Would love to connect for other details photos of the flowers!!!
    all the best

    • Mikaela - October 9, 2014 - 10:36 am

      Yes, of course! Thank you so much. I’ll be in touch with the photos!ReplyCancel

After their engagement session last year, I knew to look forward to Tim and Stacy’s wedding day. Spend a little time with these two and you’ll quickly pick up on their love for one another. It’s a kind of love that is excited to do life together, in each other’s arms and by each others’ sides. They have a passion for life and for family and they definitely know how to throw a good party. And nothing could get in the way of their happiness the day they became husband and wife – not even when not one, but two wasps found their way under Stacy’s dress, stinging the bride!

It was a beautiful day at Stanley Park Pavilion and Tim and Stacy, I’m so grateful I was there to document it! Enjoy this sneak peek of your photos while you honeymoon in Europe!


The day began at the Coast Coal Harbour Hotel where Stacy and her girls got ready…


…and Shane photographed Tim and his guys.


The reaction to seeing Stacy in her gown was all too perfect…


I love when couples opt for a First Look…


Then we headed to the Pavilion for photos prior to the ceremony.