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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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Buttes Marriott Hotel Wedding Inspiration Shoot in Arizona

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Weddings

I’m so excited to be sharing today’s blog with you! While I was attending the ShowIt United Conference in Arizona this year, I had the chance to photograph one of their wedding inspiration shoots. This stunning shoot was inspired by the desert and reminded me why I LOVE destination wedding photography so much! It’s always […]

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Elegant Wedding Day at The Regent

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When I think of Chris and Kaci’s wedding day, the first word that comes to mind is “elegant”. They planned a gorgeous wedding day at The Regent in Riverview FL that I had the pleasure of photographing! We had the most beautiful gardens for their portraits, and they chose a stunning color scheme for the […]

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Travel Inspired Wedding Day at Casa Lantana in Brandon, FL

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Congratulations to Maggie and Faniel! The newlyweds planned a beautiful outdoor travel-inspired wedding day at Casa Lantana. With both an outdoor ceremony and reception, Maggie and Faniel’s day was a dream! We lucked out with a great day in Brandon, FL for their Casa Lantana wedding celebration. One thing I really loved about their celebration […]

2022 Wedding Trends and predictions in the wedding industry for 2022

2022 Wedding Trends and Predictions

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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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How To Plan A Destination Wedding of Your Dreams

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There are so many benefits of having a destination wedding – a more intimate wedding ceremony with only your closest family and friends, enjoying and embracing the local culture, getting married where you are wanting to honeymoon can mean you potentially pay less for the entire destination! There are so many reasons to have a […]

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Wedding Photography Timeline Tips To Ensure Nothing Gets Missed

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One of the most important things for you to plan on your wedding day is your timeline. You can pick out the perfect dress, have the most delicious cake, and have the most romantic first dance. But, if you fail to have a detailed wedding day photography timeline, then you will feel scattered, stressed and […]

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5 Tips To Finding Your Perfect Wedding Dress

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For Brides

One of the most exciting and stressful times as a bride is finding your perfect wedding dress. There are so many factors that play into what will look good on your body and will compliment the overall theme of your wedding. Choosing the right wedding dress for you can be a challenge, but with these […]

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Bayanihan Arts and Events Center Wedding 

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One of my close friends that I worked with met this guy in a lounge, gave him a ride home from the airport, and seven years later they tied the knot in their Banyanian Arts and Events Center Wedding! It was wild how they met, but their love is just so romantic and vibrant that […]

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4 Reasons Why You Need A Wedding Album

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Your wedding day will be just that, a day. It will fly by and before you know it, you will be only reminiscing over the best day of your life! As a Florida wedding photographer, I have a passion for capturing your love story and I do it in a way that lasts a life […]

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Blush & Golden Key West Marriott Beachside Hotel Wedding

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There they stood, Morgan and Zach, by the beach, in front of their family and closest friends – Ready to become one at the same place where Morgan’s grandparents also became one years ago. Not only that but also being married by the same officiant who married her grandparents: Arlene Klein. What a heartfelt, unforgettable […]

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