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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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Top 5 Reasons to Elope in 2023



Since 2020, elopements have become popular among couples who are looking for an intimate and unique wedding experience. Destination elopements have become even more of an exciting opportunity for a special wedding day for many couples, too. As a destination elopement wedding photographer who loves capturing one-of-a-kind wedding days, I’m sharing my top 5 reasons […]

bride in pink gown poses in arches at The Ringling Museum

Why To Have A Destination Wedding in Florida 


For Brides

Planning a destination wedding is a wonderful way to mark the start of your next chapter in life. Destination weddings lend themselves to more intimate days with incredible memories – all in an unique and beautiful location. Over the last few years, I’ve photographed several couples whose Tampa, FL wedding day was a destination for […]

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

Romantic Beach Elopement on the Amalfi Coast in Italy



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 […]

Romantic Paris Elopement with Portraits by Eiffel Tower



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 […]

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