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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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University of Tampa Engagement Portraits | Dimble & Ab

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Engagements

Dimble and Ab are engaged! We celebrated their upcoming wedding with a gorgeous University of Tampa engagement session together. Ab is such a romantic, which is one of the things Dimble loves about him. I loved watching the two of them be together as we explored the university and downtown Tampa for their portraits. Seriously, I […]

Inspiration for a romantic Paris wedding day shared by Paris wedding photographer Ruth Terrero Photography

Paris Wedding Photographer | Tips to Plan a Romantic French Wedding

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Weddings

If you’re dreaming of a romantic wedding day, planning a destination wedding in Paris, France should be at the top of your list! Paris is the city of love and the magic here is real. It’s a dream spot for an incredible wedding celebration with your loved ones. France is one of my favorite places […]

How to prepare for and embrace a rainy wedding day in Tampa Florida: tips to discuss plans with your wedding vendors for Plan A, B, and C

What to Do If It Rains on Your Wedding Day in Tampa, Florida 

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For Brides

Most couples dread the idea of rain on their wedding day. But, I’m here to tell you that rainy weather doesn’t have to mean a ruined wedding! In fact, many people believe it’s a sign of a blessing and of good luck. As a Tampa wedding photographer, I’ve experienced plenty of bad weather. Over the […]

bride and groom hold hands walking in Florence Italy

Italy Wedding Photographer | Tips to Plan Your Destination Wedding in Italy

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Weddings

Photographing a destination wedding is one of the most exciting parts of my job. I love watching my couples fall in love with each other, while enjoying the atmosphere of somewhere special and beautiful. Destination weddings in Italy definitely hit all of the marks for me! I LOVE this country. Quick fun fact: I actually […]

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

Romantic Beach Elopement on the Amalfi Coast in Italy

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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

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Weddings

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 […]

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

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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 […]

bride and groom kiss during Lido Key Beach wedding day

Lido Key Beach Destination Elopement | Rachel & Kyle 

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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 […]

groom kisses bride in aisle during ceremony at Hotel Zamora

Best Hotel Wedding Venues in Tampa, Florida 

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Weddings

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 […]

newly married couple hugs at Duomo di Firenze

Florence Italy Photoshoot for Honeymooning Couple

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Engagements

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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