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I'm Ruth and I'm so happy you're here. This journal is about weddings, engagement sessions, planning tips, and travels. Stay a while and say hello!

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Harborside Chapel and Rusty Pelican Wedding Day in Tampa FL

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Weddings

Congratulations, Chantel and Merrick! This winter, they invited their loved ones to a beautiful Tampa wedding day. Chantel and Merrick celebrated at two beautiful Tampa FL wedding venues: Harborside Chapel and the Rusty Pelican for their winter wedding and every moment was perfect! I can’t wait for you to see it all. Their Love Story  Chantel […]

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Romantic Mill Pond Estate Wedding | Stefania & Jared 

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Congratulations, Stefania and Jared! These newlyweds planned an absolutely stunning wedding day at Mill Pond Estate in Tampa FL, with the most elegant floral details everywhere. I loved being a part of Stef and Jared’s celebration because they’re the absolute sweetest couple. Their wedding day featured so much of what makes them special and their […]

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Innisbrook Resort Wedding in Tampa FL | Victoria & Brendan 

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Victoria and Brendan are married! This summer, they tied the knot in a summer wedding day at Innisbrook Resort. The entire day was elegant, filled with beautiful pastel details and emotional moments. I loved being a part of Victoria and Brendan’s incredible vendor team for their Tampa FL wedding day – and I can’t wait […]

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Tampa Museum of Art and Armature Works Wedding | Zahara & Mahmoud 

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Congratulations Zahara and Mahmoud! I had the joy of capturing their two-day long celebration in Tampa FL as they began life as newlyweds. Zahara and Mahmoud planned a beautiful wedding weekend that honored their family and cultural traditions, and truly paved the way to married life. Their celebrations took place at the Tampa Museum of […]

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Museum of Fine Arts Engagement Session in Tampa FL | Jen & Chris 

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Engagements

Jen and Chris are getting married! This summer, I captured a Tampa engagement session at the Museum of Fine Arts and the Vinoy Hotel, two of the most beautiful spots in the area. We were able to capture some incredibly luxurious images in front of these landmarks and on the beach with a gorgeous sunset […]

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Hillsborough River State Park Engagement Session | Michelle & Stephen 

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Engagements

Michelle and Stephen are such considerate and cheerful people. I loved all of the time I spent with them during their Tampa engagement session at Hillsborough River State Park. Their session was stylish and beautiful – spent in a gorgeous local park near home. I loved watching Michelle and Stephen interact together, it’s clear their […]

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The Rusty Pelican Wedding in Tampa FL | Verel & Delvon 

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Congratulations, Verel and Delvon! After being together for 10 years, they’re officially husband and wife. They planned a gorgeous Tampa wedding day at the Rusty Pelican, that really leaned into the tropical vibes of Florida. It was a beautiful celebration and I’m so honored I was able to celebrate with Verel, Delvon,  and their guests.  […]

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Engagement Portraits at the Don Cesar Hotel in Tampa, FL | Victoria & Brendan 

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Engagements

As a Tampa wedding photographer, I have to admit that there’s not much I love more than a gorgeous engagement session on one of our beautiful beaches. Victoria and Brendan love the beach and the architecture of the Don Cesar Hotel like I do, so we decided that would be the perfect place to document […]

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Wedding at The Bibb Mill Event Center | Jessica & Tavaris

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Jessica and Tavaris are married! Congratulations to one of my newest couples. Jessica and Tavaris planned an incredibly elegant Italy inspired wedding day at the Bibb Mill Event Center in Georgia this spring. Every detail was so well thought out and inspired by the couple and their adventures together. I loved spending the day with […]

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Curtis Hixon Park Engagement Session | Chantel & Merrick

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Engagements

Chantel and Merrick are getting married! The soon-to-be newlyweds moved recently to Tampa and meeting up for their Curtis Hixon Park engagement session in Downtown Tampa was about more than just capturing engagement photos before their wedding day. It was a celebration of their new chapter of life beginning together in the same city! I […]

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