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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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Harborside Chapel and Rusty Pelican Wedding Day in Tampa FL



Congratulations, Chantel and Merrick! This winter, they invited their loved ones to a beautiful Tampa wedding day. Chantel and Merrick celebrated at two beautiful Tampa FL wedding venues: Harborside Chapel and the Rusty Pelican for their winter wedding and every moment was perfect! I can’t wait for you to see it all. Their Love Story  Chantel […]

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Innisbrook Resort Wedding in Tampa FL | Victoria & Brendan 



Victoria and Brendan are married! This summer, they tied the knot in a summer wedding day at Innisbrook Resort. The entire day was elegant, filled with beautiful pastel details and emotional moments. I loved being a part of Victoria and Brendan’s incredible vendor team for their Tampa FL wedding day – and I can’t wait […]

engaged couple kisses on sidewalk in front of palm trees near the Tampa Museum of Fine Arts

Museum of Fine Arts Engagement Session in Tampa FL | Jen & Chris 



Jen and Chris are getting married! This summer, I captured a Tampa engagement session at the Museum of Fine Arts and the Vinoy Hotel, two of the most beautiful spots in the area. We were able to capture some incredibly luxurious images in front of these landmarks and on the beach with a gorgeous sunset […]

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Hillsborough River State Park Engagement Session | Michelle & Stephen 



Michelle and Stephen are such considerate and cheerful people. I loved all of the time I spent with them during their Tampa engagement session at Hillsborough River State Park. Their session was stylish and beautiful – spent in a gorgeous local park near home. I loved watching Michelle and Stephen interact together, it’s clear their […]

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Engagement Portraits at the Don Cesar Hotel in Tampa, FL | Victoria & Brendan 



As a Tampa wedding photographer, I have to admit that there’s not much I love more than a gorgeous engagement session on one of our beautiful beaches. Victoria and Brendan love the beach and the architecture of the Don Cesar Hotel like I do, so we decided that would be the perfect place to document […]

bride and groom hug in front of brick wall covered in ivy at The Bibb Mill Event Center

Wedding at The Bibb Mill Event Center | Jessica & Tavaris



Jessica and Tavaris are married! Congratulations to one of my newest couples. Jessica and Tavaris planned an incredibly elegant Italy inspired wedding day at the Bibb Mill Event Center in Georgia this spring. Every detail was so well thought out and inspired by the couple and their adventures together. I loved spending the day with […]

man hugs woman to him nuzzling his cheek in Tampa FL Fort de soto engagement session at the beach

Fort De Soto Beach Engagement Session in Florida | Isabella & Mikhail 



Isabella and Mikhail are getting married! To celebrate their relationship in Tampa, we planned a romantic beach engagement session at Fort De Soto beach. We lucked out with the most beautiful sunset and day to celebrate Isabella and Mikhail. I absolutely love them both – they’re so much fun and are so in love. They […]

groom in navy suit hugs bride with lace sleeves at Vizcaya Museum

Vizcaya Museum Wedding with European Inspired Details



See our Wedding Chicks feature! During the Janna Brown Design Co. workshop, I had the pleasure of photographing this incredible Vizcaya Museum wedding editorial. I adore this Miami venue. It’s sophisticated and luxury at it’s finest. The European inspiration Janna chose for the styled shoot was absolutely perfect! I’m so excited to share this beautiful […]

groom hugs bride in modern wedding gown by Ines Di Santo

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 […]

dark haired bride with a stunning tulle and lace gown standing in a stain glass cathedral in Tampa Florida

Top Reasons To Hire A Wedding Planner for Your Tampa Wedding Day


For Brides

As a Tampa wedding photographer, I’ve seen brides experience such stress on wedding days. Your wedding day is a once in a life time experience. You have been planning and preparing for months, and want everything to go according to plan. The best way to achieve this? Hire a wedding planner. As a photographer, I […]

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