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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 […]

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The Ringling Museum Engagement Portraits | Alexandra & Mike

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Engagements

Congratulations to Alexandra and Mike! They’re planning a gorgeous wedding day and to celebrate, we met at the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art to capture their engagement session. Alexandra and Mike are super funny and really cool people. I had a wonderful time with them during their Sarasota engagement portraits. Mike works in […]

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Downtown Tampa Engagement Session with Chic Dresses

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Engagements

Victoria and Peyton are such a sweet couple (and have the best fashion sense!). Their Downtown Tampa engagement session was chic and stylish. We explored around City Hall and Le Meridien for their portraits and I loved the chance to get to chat with them about wedding planning, their relationship, and so much more!  Their […]

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25 Best Engagement Photo Locations in Tampa & Central Florida

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Engagements

Choosing a location for your engagement photos can seem like an overwhelming task. You deserve engagement photos that reflect you and that you love, and a large part of that is the engagement session location. You are in luck because as a Tampa wedding photographer, I have scouted out the best engagement photo locations in […]

The Mirasol Engagement Photos Why have an engagement session

5 Reasons Why You Must Have An Engagement Session

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Engagements

Engagement sessions provide so much to my brides-to-be, without spending a lot of time! During the engagement session you will build a connection with me, learn posing tricks, have enough photos to fill our home, and so much more! But if you need some convincing… Here are my Top 5 Reasons Why you Must-Have an […]

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Bok Tower Gardens Citrus Wedding Styled Shoot

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Weddings

Bok Tower Gardens Wedding What do you get when a wonderful team of vendors works together? Magic!  Which is what we got with our Bok Tower Gardens Citrus Wedding Styled Shoot.  The color palette for this styled shoot was inspired by the architecture and colors of the Pinewood Estate Mansion and the mandarins and oranges […]

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Hancock Orange Groves Engagement

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Engagements

It was New Year’s Eve day, they were in Paris, France by the Eiffel Tower. Morgan had no idea what the next few minutes were going to look like, no idea what Zach had planned. That is until he got on his knees and asked her to spend the rest of her life with him! […]

University of Tampa Engagement

University of Tampa Engagement

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Engagements

We woke up early morning for our University of Tampa Engagement session, checked the weather, it did not look good. It was pretty much a guarantee that it would rain. Checked different weather forecast apps, maybe there is hope after all! Nope, the odds were definitely not in our favor. Do we re-schedule the session? If […]

Downtown Tampa Engagement

Downtown Tampa Engagement

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Engagements

The Christmas décor was abundant, the jolly tunes could be heard everywhere and a spirit of love and joy was present! Matt had been planning it for months and his heart could not beat any faster! This was the big day, the day they would commit to spending the rest of their lives together! As they […]

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