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.