Meet a Monday has been on a bit of a hiatus for a while simply due to summer life but oh baby, look who just showed up!
I started meet a monday optimistically but soon realized that my work schedule didn't allow me the time needed to format these posts for each week.
It suddenly became inevitable that I would miss a week (or 12).
Let's try this again this time. I don't promise weekly, I don't even promise monthly, but I do promise to write 'em when I can.
Meet a Monday!
One of my favourite aspect of blogging in itself is getting to read other blogs and learn how other people see Jesus, what He is teaching them, and seeing how they live out their love for Him.
I had the opportunity a couple months back to introduce you to Geeky and Sassy and Kacia + Robot. In the coming weeks and months, I'll be introducing you to some of my very favourite bloggers and photographers.
Today I'd like to introduce you to the lovely, beautiful, and exceptionally talented Mikaela Ruth of Mikaela Ruth Photography!
Whenever I go to her site, I feel as though I'm stepping into something beautiful. From her web design, to her incredible talent in photos, down to the words she uses to talk about her couples, she does it all with excellence and grace.
On her website, the words she chose to write about herself say:
I'm a world traveler, a Jesus follower, a newlywed, a wannabe chef, I'm a morning person, a coffee person, book clubber, list maker. And I'm a wedding photographer.
Her words go on to tell about her love for red wine, stripes, and flowers (can you say girl after my own heart or what?
I might have recently hosted a spots and stripes party just because I love spots and stripes!)
Anyways, Mikaela is sweet. The bar she has set in photography is high. I love her work.
As I read her posts I hear a lot of things. Mostly a heart that is truly grateful, a heart that is seeking to live well, and a heart that is doing what it was made to do. It's inspiring.
This is Mikaela.
Come see what she said in response to my silly questions! She was kind enough to share some of her photography.
What are three words you'd use to describe yourself?
creative, newlywed, indecisive
What's your favourite time of day?
Morning, when I have the entire day stretched out in front of me
What's your coffee order?
Tall, half-sweet coconut latte
When you go online, where do you typically go first?
My email account or Pinterest
How would you describe your blog?
My blog is a place where I get to share my current work, things I learn along the way, as well as give a peek into my own life.
What draws your closest to Jesus?
Regular time spent reading my Bible - sometimes I'll spend days just in one passage or couple chapters, letting the words really sink in, journaling as I go. That and time in prayer.
What's a verse that you're loving lately?
The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Wow. Don't you just want to go for coffee with her now? I know I do. I wanna try a coconut latte! Who am I kidding, I'd probably want an americano.
Mikaela has a beautiful website. You should definitely check it out. She is on facebook, twitter, and her blog is INCREDIBLE. I honestly think her blog is my favourite photography blog. It's so whimsical.
Go give her some love!
Some of my favourite posts she's done are:
Two posts from her trip with her husband (who she always speaks of in the most kind way - their love is very beautiful). old Quebec city part one and part two
She's inspiring and lovely. This has been Mikaela. I like her and I've never met her - maybe someday.
That's the end of this Meet a Monday! I hope you enjoyed meeting Mikaela.
If you've made it this far, you might as well comment and say hello so I can know you visited and take a meander over to wherever you are!
Take a look around here. There's a new blog design coming in the next few weeks (I know I've been saying that for a while, but this time I mean it).