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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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Best Hotel Wedding Venues in Tampa, Florida 

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Recently engaged and ready to plan your dream Tampa FL wedding day? Choosing the perfect venue for your event is the first step to plan your wedding day. As a Tampa wedding photographer, I want to share some of my favorite Tampa hotel wedding venues! Hotel weddings can be convenient, absolutely beautiful, and an overall […]

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Siesta Key Beach Wedding in Florida 

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Congratulations, Sydney and Jeremy! The newlyweds came from Texas to have their Siesta Key beach wedding here in Florida, and it was absolutely beautiful. With a reception at the wonderful Cafe Gabbiano to close out the night, their entire day had that beachy Florida vibe – with lots of special moments at a place that […]

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Blue and Gold Wedding Inspired by the Italian Countryside at Bella Collina

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Between the old-world feel from the elegant decor planned by Heather Benge and the atmosphere at Bella Collina, this elegant wedding editorial will transport you right to Italy. Hosted by Styled Shoots Across America, this styled shoot was a dream come true to photograph and I’m thrilled to be sharing it with you today. If […]

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Glamorous White, Gold, and Pale Pink Wedding in Italian Inspired Venue, Bella Collina

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White, gold, and pale pink are the perfect palette for a spring wedding. Styled Shoots Across America and Heather Benge designed a glamorous wedding celebration at Bella Collina, a venue inspired by the Tuscan countryside. This glamorous editorial was filled with over-the-top floral displays, an intimate dinner reception, and featured the courtyard at Bella Collina, […]

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Intimate Bella Collina Wedding Celebration with Romantic Italian Inspired Details

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After the last year and a half, it’s safe to say that intimate wedding days are here to stay. This romantic editorial shoot hosted by Styled Shoots Across America and designed by Heather Benge is a beautiful reminder that intimate doesn’t have to mean boring. Heather and the team of incredible vendors created a one-of-a-kind […]

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Florence Italy Photoshoot for Honeymooning Couple

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Engagements

I had the absolute joy of traveling to Italy this summer for a photography workshop. While I was there, I had the chance to photograph Sara and Jordan, who were on their honeymoon, in Florence, Italy. We planned a beautiful portrait session that focused on a few of the biggest highlights of the area. Sara […]

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Garden Wedding at Chateau de Villette in Paris, France

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This beautiful Chateau de Villette wedding day was featured on Wedding Sparrow! This is a styled Chateau de Villette wedding inspiration shoot from Britt Jones Co.’s Paris wedding workshop. It was a dream come true to photograph at Chateau de Villette, a beautiful historic chateau just outside of Paris. When I first found this Paris chateau […]

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Arabia Mountain Engagement Session in Atlanta, GA

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Engagements

Dana and Anthony are getting married! We celebrated their upcoming wedding day with their Arabia Mountain engagement session. It was a beautiful day and we had the chance to explore such a gorgeous spot together as they told me all about their wedding day plans! Dana and Anthony are both such fun people – and […]

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Downtown Tampa Engagement Session with Chic Dresses

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Engagements

Victoria and Peyton are such a sweet couple (and have the best fashion sense!). Their Downtown Tampa engagement session was chic and stylish. We explored around City Hall and Le Meridien for their portraits and I loved the chance to get to chat with them about wedding planning, their relationship, and so much more!  Their […]

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St. Pete, FL Engagement Session on the Beach

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There’s always something romantic about a beach at sunset, especially when you’re planning engagement portraits. But, when your couple was engaged on a Mexican beach, those dramatic sunsets hold even more meaning. Mackenzie and Christian had a beautiful St. Pete FL engagement session outside the Don Cesar Hotel. It was romantic, lots of fun, and […]

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