“Always be on the lookout for wonder.”

There’s something special about snow at Christmastime, especially in Vancouver where it seems extra rare. The recent and long-lasting snow fall in Vancouver gave Alysha and Quaz the idea to embrace the beautiful snowy weather and head up to Grouse Mountain for their engagement photos. I was really excited to spend the afternoon with them in the snow, quickly trading my sandals for boots, after returning home from Hawaii only a couple of days before. Despite the absolutely frigid weather we shared plenty of laughs through shivers, chattering teeth and frozen fingers. Freezing weather or not, they looked amazing, with Alysha looking extra gorgeous thanks to my favourites girls from Babes about Beauty. Alysha and Quaz are two of the sweetest, most genuine people I’ve had the joy of getting to know and there’s really no one else I’d rather spend a frigid afternoon in the snow with. I couldn’t be more excited for them as they plan their destination wedding for this Fall; it’s been wonderful hearing their plans for an amazing tropical wedding come together. Alysha and Quaz, I wish you the most incredible wedding and life together, I can’t wait to follow along on your journey!

grouse-mountain-engagement-vancouver-snow-engagement-blush-sky-photography-1grouse-mountain-engagement-vancouver-snow-engagement-blush-sky-photography-2grouse-mountain-engagement-vancouver-snow-engagement-blush-sky-photography-3grouse-mountain-engagement-vancouver-snow-engagement-blush-sky-photography-4grouse-mountain-engagement-vancouver-snow-engagement-blush-sky-photography-5grouse-mountain-engagement-vancouver-snow-engagement-blush-sky-photography-6grouse-mountain-engagement-vancouver-snow-engagement-blush-sky-photography-7grouse-mountain-engagement-vancouver-snow-engagement-blush-sky-photography-8grouse-mountain-engagement-vancouver-snow-engagement-blush-sky-photography-9grouse-mountain-engagement-vancouver-snow-engagement-blush-sky-photography-10grouse-mountain-engagement-vancouver-snow-engagement-blush-sky-photography-11grouse-mountain-engagement-vancouver-snow-engagement-blush-sky-photography-12collagegrouse-mountain-engagement-vancouver-snow-engagement-blush-sky-photography-14grouse-mountain-engagement-vancouver-snow-engagement-blush-sky-photography-13collage3grouse-mountain-engagement-vancouver-snow-engagement-blush-sky-photography-15grouse-mountain-engagement-vancouver-snow-engagement-blush-sky-photography-16grouse-mountain-engagement-vancouver-snow-engagement-blush-sky-photography-17

Makeup & Hair: Babes about Beauty
Location: Grouse Mountain

Every time I pick up my camera it’s a privilege to be asked to document personal moments, however there’s something extra special being asked to photograph a friend and fellow photographer. Mikaela and I met just over a year ago and quickly hit it off, she’s kind and genuine, two of the many reasons her friends (and clients) love her. It’s been fun shooting a few weddings alongside Mikaela who owns Mikaela Ruth Photography, we’ve shared many laughs and a few heart to hearts along the way. Not only is she an incredibly talented wedding and lifestyle photographer, she’s also a mama to two adorable kiddos, Zaya and Ava. For their session we met on a gorgeous fall afternoon, only a couple of days after Shane and Mikaela celebrated their fifth wedding anniversary and close to Ava’s 6 months; the timing couldn’t have been more perfect. I feel honoured to have documented their first official photos as a family of four, filled with plenty of candid moments, and can’t wait to watch their sweet family grow.

blush-sky-photography-mikaela-ruth-vancouver-lifestyle-1blush-sky-photography-mikaela-ruth-vancouver-lifestyle-2blush-sky-photography-mikaela-ruth-vancouver-lifestyle-3blush-sky-photography-mikaela-ruth-vancouver-lifestyle-25blush-sky-photography-mikaela-ruth-vancouver-lifestyle-4blush-sky-photography-mikaela-ruth-vancouver-lifestyle-5blush-sky-photography-mikaela-ruth-vancouver-lifestyle-6blush-sky-photography-mikaela-ruth-vancouver-lifestyle-7blush-sky-photography-mikaela-ruth-vancouver-lifestyle-8blush-sky-photography-mikaela-ruth-vancouver-lifestyle-9blush-sky-photography-mikaela-ruth-vancouver-lifestyle-10blush-sky-photography-mikaela-ruth-vancouver-lifestyle-26blush-sky-photography-mikaela-ruth-vancouver-lifestyle-11blush-sky-photography-mikaela-ruth-vancouver-lifestyle-12blush-sky-photography-mikaela-ruth-vancouver-lifestyle-13blush-sky-photography-mikaela-ruth-vancouver-lifestyle-14blush-sky-photography-mikaela-ruth-vancouver-lifestyle-27blush-sky-photography-mikaela-ruth-vancouver-lifestyle-15blush-sky-photography-vancouver-maternity-18blush-sky-photography-mikaela-ruth-vancouver-lifestyle-16blush-sky-photography-mikaela-ruth-vancouver-lifestyle-17blush-sky-photography-mikaela-ruth-vancouver-lifestyle-18blush-sky-photography-mikaela-ruth-vancouver-lifestyle-19blush-sky-photography-mikaela-ruth-vancouver-lifestyle-20blush-sky-photography-mikaela-ruth-vancouver-lifestyle-21blush-sky-photography-mikaela-ruth-vancouver-lifestyle-22blush-sky-photography-mikaela-ruth-vancouver-lifestyle-23blush-sky-photography-mikaela-ruth-vancouver-lifestyle-29-2blush-sky-photography-mikaela-ruth-vancouver-lifestyle-29

I was introduced to Anne and Tim by my dear friend Stephanie of Sweetheart Events. After meeting them and hearing just a few of the many details of their wedding, I immediately knew their day would be nothing short of amazing. Anne and Tim chose Zajac Ranch for their wedding and it was easy to see why; the views are absolutely spectacular and the setting perfectly matched their vision of a wilderness wedding. It was an absolute joy getting to know these two over the last year, I admire their fiercely adventurous spirit and love for life and each other which was beautifully reflected throughout their wedding.

On the day of the wedding Anne spent a relaxing morning with her girls as Faye Smith worked her magic on Anne’s hair and makeup, creating one of my all time favourite bridal hair styles. After a few glasses of Veuve Clicquot (a personal favourite), the girls helped Anne into her custom wedding dress before heading to see Tim who was waiting for her in a clearing in the forest for their first look. The day was filled with incredible details, from the organic florals and beautiful greenery to the custom made arch and incredible naked cake, no detail was missed thanks to Stephanie’s impeccable eye. Despite the heavy rain these two were absolutely amazing and when it did ease we quickly snuck out for some mountain photos. After many touching words and emotional memories of those who couldn’t be in attendance, the party officially began and these two, along with their closest friends and family, danced the night away.

Anne and Tim, I am eternally grateful our paths crossed and I couldn’t be more excited as you embark on this new adventure together.

blush-sky-photography-zajac-ranch-wedding-1blush-sky-photography-zajac-ranch-wedding-2blush-sky-photography-zajac-ranch-wedding-48blush-sky-photography-zajac-ranch-wedding-3blush-sky-photography-zajac-ranch-wedding-49blush-sky-photography-zajac-ranch-wedding-4blush-sky-photography-zajac-ranch-wedding-5blush-sky-photography-zajac-ranch-wedding-6blush-sky-photography-zajac-ranch-wedding-7blush-sky-photography-zajac-ranch-wedding-8blush-sky-photography-zajac-ranch-wedding-9blush-sky-photography-zajac-ranch-wedding-10blush-sky-photography-zajac-ranch-wedding-50blush-sky-photography-zajac-ranch-wedding-51blush-sky-photography-zajac-ranch-wedding-11blush-sky-photography-zajac-ranch-wedding-12blush-sky-photography-zajac-ranch-wedding-13blush-sky-photography-zajac-ranch-wedding-14blush-sky-photography-zajac-ranch-wedding-52blush-sky-photography-zajac-ranch-wedding-15blush-sky-photography-zajac-ranch-wedding-16blush-sky-photography-zajac-ranch-wedding-53blush-sky-photography-zajac-ranch-wedding-17blush-sky-photography-zajac-ranch-wedding-18blush-sky-photography-zajac-ranch-wedding-19blush-sky-photography-zajac-ranch-wedding-20blush-sky-photography-zajac-ranch-wedding-21blush-sky-photography-zajac-ranch-wedding-22blush-sky-photography-zajac-ranch-wedding-54blush-sky-photography-zajac-ranch-wedding-23blush-sky-photography-zajac-ranch-wedding-25blush-sky-photography-zajac-ranch-wedding-24blush-sky-photography-zajac-ranch-wedding-26blush-sky-photography-zajac-ranch-wedding-27blush-sky-photography-zajac-ranch-wedding-28blush-sky-photography-zajac-ranch-wedding-55blush-sky-photography-zajac-ranch-wedding-56blush-sky-photography-zajac-ranch-wedding-29blush-sky-photography-zajac-ranch-wedding-57blush-sky-photography-zajac-ranch-wedding-30blush-sky-photography-zajac-ranch-wedding-31blush-sky-photography-zajac-ranch-wedding-32blush-sky-photography-zajac-ranch-wedding-33blush-sky-photography-zajac-ranch-wedding-34blush-sky-photography-zajac-ranch-wedding-58blush-sky-photography-zajac-ranch-wedding-35blush-sky-photography-zajac-ranch-wedding-36blush-sky-photography-zajac-ranch-wedding-37blush-sky-photography-zajac-ranch-wedding-38blush-sky-photography-zajac-ranch-wedding-39blush-sky-photography-zajac-ranch-wedding-59blush-sky-photography-zajac-ranch-wedding-40blush-sky-photography-zajac-ranch-wedding-41blush-sky-photography-zajac-ranch-wedding-60blush-sky-photography-zajac-ranch-wedding-42blush-sky-photography-zajac-ranch-wedding-43blush-sky-photography-zajac-ranch-wedding-44blush-sky-photography-zajac-ranch-wedding-45blush-sky-photography-zajac-ranch-wedding-61blush-sky-photography-zajac-ranch-wedding-46blush-sky-photography-zajac-ranch-wedding-62blush-sky-photography-zajac-ranch-wedding-63blush-sky-photography-zajac-ranch-wedding-64blush-sky-photography-zajac-ranch-wedding-65blush-sky-photography-zajac-ranch-wedding-66blush-sky-photography-zajac-ranch-wedding-47blush-sky-photography-zajac-ranch-wedding-67

Photography: Blush Sky Photography
Wedding Planning: Sweetheart Events
Videography: Handsome Films
Hair & Makeup: Faye Smith Makeup & Hair
Bride’s Dress: Pure Magnolia
Bar: Top Shelf Bartending
Cake: Sweet Cakes
Venue: Zajac Ranch