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There was so much to love about Brent and Jaime’s wedding day. There was so much to love about them!

Brent and Jaime were wed under a canopy of greenery at the UBC Botanical Garden, and immediately following the ceremony stole away for a few moments together, bottle of champagne in hand. They wanted to take in the fact that they were now married, toasting in excitement for their life together as husband and wife. Their happiness with one another is something that is evident, is felt and is shared with their loved ones. And they did that throughout the rest of their day, from their relaxed garden party reception, complete with a popsicle cart and food truck, to their more intimate dinner celebration at L’Abattoir in Gastown. From start to finish, Jaime and Brent thought of everything to make their wedding day perfect, celebrating their marriage and those who stand by their side.

Jaime and Brent, your wedding day has a piece of my heart…I’m so grateful I was able to be your photographer!


Jaime was made extra stunning by the lovely Jasmine Hoffman


Jaime and Brent found out about my work through their dear friends Tim and Stacy (on the left), whose wedding I photographed and they attended almost two years ago. Coincidentally, Jaime got ready in the same suite as Stacy did! Two beautiful – inside and out – girls I’ve been fortunate enough to know and photograph.


Brent and Jaime had their brother and sister, respectively, stand up with them. There’s something to be said for small wedding parties…


A few more portraits before joining the dinner party in Gastown…


Venue: UBC Botanical Garden
Bride’s Dress: The Bridal Gallery
Makeup: Jasmine Hoffman and Sarah Killen
Hair: Cara Christensen
Reception Dinner: L’Abattoir
Food Truck: Beastro, The Rolling Feast
Popsicle Cart: Johnny’s Pops

  • Julie - July 27, 2016 - 1:27 am

    This is so absolutely beautiful, Mikaela! I honestly think this is the most gorgeous/fun wedding I’ve ever seen!ReplyCancel

    • Mikaela - July 28, 2016 - 7:03 pm

      Thank you so much, Julie! It sure was a fun and beautiful day.ReplyCancel

There’s nothing like newborn sweetness, especially with an adorable sibling who dotes and loves on the little babe. It wasn’t long ago that I photographed just Jon, Nikki, and Xseniya last Fall. Nikki mentioned that they were hoping to have another, and before long, there was the announcement on Facebook that they were expecting again! In fact, Nikki had been pregnant at our shoot and just hadn’t known it yet :)

I was all too happy to document them as a family of four recently, after welcoming sweet DeAndre Jovenal to their hearts and home.

Many thanks and much love to the Loewen family!


  • Theresa - July 15, 2016 - 1:02 am

    They look like the couple who were in labor back in June the day my daughter was discharged..she saw them and said they are going to have a beautiful baby..and she was right ReplyCancel

  • GlassesShop - August 25, 2016 - 1:19 am

    All the love for this post.ReplyCancel

I had been looking forward to this day since Brad and Camille’s Lighthouse Park engagement session last year. Actually, I had been looking forward to it since even before I met them, while emailing back and forth with Camille about their wedding plans and such. It just so happens that Camille’s middle name is Joy, and joy is exactly what you sense when you talk to her, whether it be in person or by email. But no one gives Camille as much joy as Brad does, and it was evident the whole day through. They shared handwritten vows, tears and laughter, and love for those who came to celebrate their marriage.

Brad and Camille, thank you so much for the honour of being your wedding photographer! I truly enjoyed getting to document the start of your life together as husband and wife. Wishing you nothing but the best!


Sweet, bubbly, and oh so pretty…Camille was a delight to work with and photograph…made extra glam by the talented Felicia Bromba.


The threat of rain moved the ceremony indoors, but it made it all the more intimate…


Gratefully, the rain held off and the sun shone. We took photos at the UBC Botanical Gardens…
I only wish we had had more time to take advantage of all its beauty!


Kari of Confetti Floral Designs worked her magic once again…I’ve loved her work since she did my own wedding flowers :)


Congrats, Mr & Mrs!

Venue: UBC Golf Course
Hair & Makeup: Felicia Bromba
Flowers: Confetti Floral Design
Bride’s Dress: Stella York from Lisa’s Bridal
Bride’s Shoes: Toms
Bridesmaids Dresses: Lulus
Photography: Mikaela Ruth

  • Linda - July 12, 2016 - 5:54 pm

    These are such beautiful photos. I love all of the soft tones and whites.ReplyCancel