Vancouver Wedding & Lifestyle Photographer Mikaela Ruth »

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I love to see a groom completely smitten with his bride…isn’t that how it should be? According to their friends and family, it’s how Matt sees Larissa everyday. They’re two genuine, caring people who genuinely care about and love one another and it’s evident for all to see…and made it all the more of a privilege to get to document their wedding day.

Matt and Larissa were married this past weekend at the gorgeous Rowena’s Inn on the River. Gratefully, the sun shone brightly as the day unfolded, beginning¬†with a sweet First Look for Matt and Larissa and photos around the scenic property. Larissa smartly scheduled time for the two of them to simply relax with their wedding party before the main event…that had them exchange handwritten vows and seal their lives together as husband and wife!

To Matt and Larissa, thank you ever so much for trusting me as your wedding photographer! Happy travels as you start your life as husband and wife in Europe!


Larissa’s gift from her groom – dinner reservations atop the Eiffel Tower!


Larissa looked extra gorgeous and glam thanks to Ashley of Wedded Bliss!


I love it when couples opt to sneak away from the reception for a little time to themselves and a few more photos at sunset…



  • Marjorie O'Handley - June 9, 2014 - 3:23 pm

    Congratulations! I wish you a lifetime of happiness together!ReplyCancel

I’ve loved getting to photograph this little family grow…from their pregnancy announcement, to maternity, to newborn photos of this guy, it’s been fun to follow along with my lens. Recently Grei turned one and so naturally, another session to celebrate was in order! He sure has grown and with that, he’s become quite the independent little man. Grei wasn’t always sure about having my camera on him, but we still had fun documenting this milestone in his sweet, little life. And one thing is for certain: the joy he brings to his parents, Mike and Kerri.

Thank you so much, Gaba family!


How great is this retro ride on car?! Grei sure was a lucky birthday boy!


We’d wake up to the sound of hoof beats out the window of our cozy cabin and the breezes of fresh, cool mountain air. We weren’t sure how we could afford two full days away to ourselves with the busyness of life right now, but it was actually just what we needed.

We found ourselves at the beautifully scenic Big Bar Guest Ranch in Clinton BC for Amber and Bryan’s photo shoot and given that the drive is a good five hours from home, we took advantage. There were walks exploring the ranch and visits with the horses in our front yard, an afternoon trail ride for Shane and delicious meals to be enjoyed with Amber, Bryan and Lily and the other guests.

There was time to just sit outside and do nothing at all but enjoy the sunshine and the views and each other.

Many, many thanks to Amber and Bryan for sharing their ranch with us. It really was wonderful getting to know you both better and that sweet little girl of yours. We hope to make a return trip before too long!


  • Ashley Durance - May 30, 2014 - 8:59 am

    gorgeous! Love ranches.. some of my favourite places to be!ReplyCancel

  • Jete Devisser - May 30, 2014 - 11:31 am

    I’ve been to this ranch when I was really young! SO beautiful. And that shot of the white horse flicking his tail?! AMAZING!! That light!!ReplyCancel

  • Katie - May 30, 2014 - 11:36 am

    So gorgeous, Mikaela! I’m so glad that you and Shane could take some time off. Especially with baby coming pretty soon! :)ReplyCancel