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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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high fashion wedding day at Ritz Carlton Sarasota with bride in custom gown and groom in blue tux

Ritz Carlton Sarasota Wedding | Carly & Drew

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Weddings

Congratulations, Carly and Drew! They planned a gorgeous tropical Ritz Carlton Sarasota Wedding here in Florida. From the first call I had with the (now) newlyweds, I knew they were my kind of people. They’re incredibly sweet and they’re fellow entrepreneurs – Carly’s a social media manager and Drew’s a web designer. I have so […]

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Oxford Exchange Wedding in Tampa, Florida | Karina & Corey 

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Weddings

Karina and Corey are now husband and wife! They hosted an intimate and sophisticated Oxford Exchange wedding this year in Tampa, Florida. I loved getting to know these two and capturing their special day with their closest family and friends. They planned the most elegant day, celebrating what mattered most to them. Truly, that’s what […]

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University of Tampa Engagement Portraits | Dimble & Ab

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Engagements

Dimble and Ab are engaged! We celebrated their upcoming wedding with a gorgeous University of Tampa engagement session together. Ab is such a romantic, which is one of the things Dimble loves about him. I loved watching the two of them be together as we explored the university and downtown Tampa for their portraits. Seriously, I […]

Inspiration for a romantic Paris wedding day shared by Paris wedding photographer Ruth Terrero Photography

Paris Wedding Photographer | Tips to Plan a Romantic French Wedding

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Weddings

If you’re dreaming of a romantic wedding day, planning a destination wedding in Paris, France should be at the top of your list! Paris is the city of love and the magic here is real. It’s a dream spot for an incredible wedding celebration with your loved ones. France is one of my favorite places […]

How to prepare for and embrace a rainy wedding day in Tampa Florida: tips to discuss plans with your wedding vendors for Plan A, B, and C

What to Do If It Rains on Your Wedding Day in Tampa, Florida 

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For Brides

Most couples dread the idea of rain on their wedding day. But, I’m here to tell you that rainy weather doesn’t have to mean a ruined wedding! In fact, many people believe it’s a sign of a blessing and of good luck. As a Tampa wedding photographer, I’ve experienced plenty of bad weather. Over the […]

bride and groom hold hands walking in Florence Italy

Italy Wedding Photographer | Tips to Plan Your Destination Wedding in Italy

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Weddings

Photographing a destination wedding is one of the most exciting parts of my job. I love watching my couples fall in love with each other, while enjoying the atmosphere of somewhere special and beautiful. Destination weddings in Italy definitely hit all of the marks for me! I LOVE this country. Quick fun fact: I actually […]

bride and groom sit on the front of boat during Amalfi Coast elopement

Romantic Beach Elopement on the Amalfi Coast in Italy

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Weddings

The Amalfi Coast in Italy is one of the most beautiful and romantic spots in the world. With the incredible cliff sides, teal water, and a town that looks like it’s from a fairy tale, it was the perfect location for a styled elopement! This beautiful featured friends of mine and real life couple, Michelle […]

engaged couple holds hands walking down pink hallway during the Ringling Museum engagement session

The Ringling Museum Engagement Portraits | Alexandra & Mike

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Engagements

Congratulations to Alexandra and Mike! They’re planning a gorgeous wedding day and to celebrate, we met at the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art to capture their engagement session. Alexandra and Mike are super funny and really cool people. I had a wonderful time with them during their Sarasota engagement portraits. Mike works in […]

Romantic Paris Elopement with Portraits by Eiffel Tower

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Coming out of the pandemic and the season of small, intimate wedding days, destination elopements are more popular than ever. As a destination wedding photographer, I have to admit: I’m not mad about it! I recently attended Britt Jones Co.’s Parisian workshop and we photographed a gorgeous intimate elopement right in Paris. Our couple, Emy […]

man leans in to kiss fiancee during Tampa FL sunflower field engagement photos

Sunflower Farm Engagement Session in Tampa FL | Danica & Matt

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Engagements

Congratulations to Danica and Matt! They celebrated their engagement with a gorgeous (but hot!) sunflower farm engagement session here in Tampa, Florida. I’m so happy they asked me to photograph this special time in their life. Danica and Matt are seriously the sweetest and I had a joy exploring the fields with them both during […]

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