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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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How To Plan A Destination Wedding of Your Dreams

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Weddings

There are so many benefits of having a destination wedding – a more intimate wedding ceremony with only your closest family and friends, enjoying and embracing the local culture, getting married where you are wanting to honeymoon can mean you potentially pay less for the entire destination! There are so many reasons to have a […]

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Airbnb Micro Wedding: Philo and Shawn

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Weddings

Let’s talk about the latest trend in the wedding world! Airbnb Micro Weddings are all the rage right now and for good reason. They are private, affordable and completely customizable! It makes traveling for your destination wedding more convenient and gives a personal touch to your wedding day. Recently I had the honor of capturing […]

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Wedding Photography Timeline Tips To Ensure Nothing Gets Missed

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Weddings

One of the most important things for you to plan on your wedding day is your timeline. You can pick out the perfect dress, have the most delicious cake, and have the most romantic first dance. But, if you fail to have a detailed wedding day photography timeline, then you will feel scattered, stressed and […]

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Romantic Bok Tower Gardens Engagement Session

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Engagements

Unlike the movies, most love stories start out in simple ways that seem almost coincidental. But let me assure you there are no coincidences when it comes to true love, it is all my divine design. And that is exactly the case with Lindsay and Dalton! From their meeting on the ER floor to their […]

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5 Tips To Finding Your Perfect Wedding Dress

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For Brides

One of the most exciting and stressful times as a bride is finding your perfect wedding dress. There are so many factors that play into what will look good on your body and will compliment the overall theme of your wedding. Choosing the right wedding dress for you can be a challenge, but with these […]

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Vibrant & Heartfelt Indian Wedding in Tampa

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Weddings

One of my favorite things about being a wedding photographer in Tampa, Florida is the diversity we have. I love the cultures that I get to experience through your weddings, and the traditions that I get to learn from. One that I recently got to experience was at Subhadeep and Lauren’s vibrant Tampa Indian wedding. […]

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25 Best Engagement Photo Locations in Tampa & Central Florida

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Engagements

Choosing a location for your engagement photos can seem like an overwhelming task. You deserve engagement photos that reflect you and that you love, and a large part of that is the engagement session location. You are in luck because as a Tampa wedding photographer, I have scouted out the best engagement photo locations in […]

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5 Reasons Why You Must Have An Engagement Session

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Engagements

Engagement sessions provide so much to my brides-to-be, without spending a lot of time! During the engagement session you will build a connection with me, learn posing tricks, have enough photos to fill our home, and so much more! But if you need some convincing… Here are my Top 5 Reasons Why you Must-Have an […]

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Bayanihan Arts and Events Center Wedding 

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Weddings

One of my close friends that I worked with met this guy in a lounge, gave him a ride home from the airport, and seven years later they tied the knot in their Banyanian Arts and Events Center Wedding! It was wild how they met, but their love is just so romantic and vibrant that […]

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4 Reasons Why You Need A Wedding Album

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Weddings

Your wedding day will be just that, a day. It will fly by and before you know it, you will be only reminiscing over the best day of your life! As a Florida wedding photographer, I have a passion for capturing your love story and I do it in a way that lasts a life […]

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