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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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3 Reasons To Have An International Destination Wedding



Your wedding day is a once in a life time experience that deserves to be celebrated in a way that you will never forget. What better way to celebrate than to travel across the world for an international destination wedding?! With micro weddings and elopements becoming more popular, traveling for your wedding day may already […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Intimate Downtown Tampa Wedding at the Courthouse



Congratulations, Shelly and Todd! I had the pleasure of spending part of my Valentine’s Day with the newlyweds this year as they tied the knot in an intimate Downtown Tampa wedding at the courthouse. Their love story reminds me of a movie plot in the best ways, it’s truly beautiful. This was the perfect way […]

2022 Wedding Trends and predictions in the wedding industry for 2022

2022 Wedding Trends and Predictions


For Brides

The wedding industry is ever changing to incorporate the latest and greatest that design and entertainment has to offer. I have loved all the trend we have seen in the past year, but I have to admit that I am even more excited for this new year! 2022 wedding trends will be bold, livid and […]

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