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Tampa wedding photographer Ruth Terrero shares the differences between a wedding coordinator and wedding planner so you know who to hire

The Difference Between a Wedding Coordinator and Wedding Planner


For Brides

Who You Need to Hire for Your Tampa FL Wedding Day Congratulations, you’re engaged! Now the wedding planning can begin. You get to pick the Tampa wedding venue of your dreams, your photographer, and so many more vendors who will help bring your wedding vision to life. Beyond your venue and photographer, one of the […]

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Modern Garden Wedding with Pastel and Gold Details at Bella Collina



Pastel and gold decor paired with stunning floral displays help bring to life a modern garden wedding planned by Styled Shoots Across America and Heather Benge at the gorgeous Bella Collina. It’s the perfect combination of classic and modern style. Bella Collina is a stunning venue I absolutely love here in Orlando because of the […]

bride and groom kiss during Lido Key Beach wedding day

Lido Key Beach Destination Elopement | Rachel & Kyle 



Congratulations to Rachel and Kyle! The newlyweds planned a gorgeous destination elopement in Tampa, FL with their closest friends and family. I’ve known Rachel since 2015 when we met studying abroad in Italy. While we were there, Kyle came to visit her and I met him while we were all there. It was an honor […]

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Best Hotel Wedding Venues in Tampa, Florida 



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 



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



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 […]

bride leans head on groom's shoulder under stone architecture at Bella Collina

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



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



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 […]

newly married couple hugs at Duomo di Firenze

Florence Italy Photoshoot for Honeymooning Couple



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



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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