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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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Intimate Downtown Tampa Wedding at the Courthouse

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Weddings

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 […]

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Waterfront Paradise Cove Wedding in Orlando, Florida

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If there’s one thing I’ll never tire of as a Florida wedding photographer, it’s waterfront wedding days. Valerie and Ryan’s gorgeous waterfront Paradise Cove wedding was elegant and filled with the most gorgeous dusty blue and ivory color palette. Set against the lush, Floridian landscape, their intimate beach wedding day was a perfect Orlando affair. […]

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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 […]

Indian wedding with man holding close his bride as she smiles while wearing her traditional wedding saree in Tampa Florida

Vibrant & Heartfelt Indian Wedding in Tampa

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One of my favorite things about being a wedding photographer in Tampa, Florida is the diversity we have. I love the cultures that I get to experience through your weddings, and the traditions that I get to learn from. One that I recently got to experience was at Subhadeep and Lauren’s vibrant Tampa Indian wedding. […]

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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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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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Davis Island Engagement Photos

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Engagements

Mandy and Diego are such a sweet couple and their engagement sessions were so beautiful. Yes, you read that right, they had a two-part engagement session: a Rollins College Engagement Session and a Davis Island engagement session.  Best Friends Who Fell in Love Mandy and Diego have a beautiful love story. They met at church […]

How to reschedule a wedding during Coronavirus pandemic

How to Reschedule a Wedding Amid Coronavirus [Wedding Planners Tips]

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It’s no doubt that the Coronavirus Pandemic is affecting the entire world. In efforts to slow the spread of the virus, the CDC  recommended avoiding large gatherings, this includes weddings. Planning a wedding is such hard work and having to reschedule your wedding on top of that, can be stressful. I interviewed a couple of […]

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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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