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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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man in blue suit kisses woman's cheek in white dress Curtis Hixon Park Engagement Session in Tampa Florida

Curtis Hixon Park Engagement Session | Chantel & Merrick

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Engagements

Chantel and Merrick are getting married! The soon-to-be newlyweds moved recently to Tampa and meeting up for their Curtis Hixon Park engagement session in Downtown Tampa was about more than just capturing engagement photos before their wedding day. It was a celebration of their new chapter of life beginning together in the same city! I […]

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

Vizcaya Museum Wedding with European Inspired Details

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Weddings

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 […]

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

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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 […]

bright florals on a table setting at the Orlo

The Orlo Wedding Inspiration 

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Weddings

The Orlo House is a highly sought after wedding venue in Tampa Florida, and it is no surprise why! This elegant house plays as a blank canvas for any wedding style you may image. Even the most groovy of wedding decor can work in their stunning ballrooms. I recently photographed this retro inspired wedding at […]

bride and groom in a natural rental wedding space with a soft and elegant color palette kissing as they hold champagne at the Grand Ol' Barn

New Smyrna Beach Wedding at The Grand Ol’ Barn 

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Weddings

Want to know a secret? After years as a photographer in Florida’s wedding industry I have learned the best beaches to be married at. Today I am going to share one of my favorite locations for a Florida beach wedding! One of my favorites is New Smyrna Beach. A gorgeous New Smyrna Beach wedding is the […]

Bride posing at the rooftop of the Hyatt Clearwater Beach Wedding in Hyatt Clearwater

Hyatt Clearwater Beach Wedding | Marcey & Richard

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Weddings

Marcey and Richard are married! They planned a beautiful waterfront wedding at the Hyatt Clearwater Beach here in Florida. The entire day was simply perfect – full of lots of emotional moments honoring their families and gorgeous bright colors along the water. I’m so pleased to be sharing Macey and Richard’s wedding with you today! […]

bride and groom embracing on their wedding day with bride in a stunning off the shoulder wedding dress, and groom wearing a dark red burgundy suit coat in Tampa Florida

Trending Tuxedo Styles for the Groom

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Weddings

One of my favorite up and coming trends has to be the emphasis on menswear on the wedding day! Grooms traditionally have worn very simple and dark suits for many years. But, with the fashion industry taking more interest in men’s fashion we are seeing so much variety now for our grooms! Just in the […]

Florida bride coming up behind the groom and tapping him on the shoulder for the first look before the wedding ceremony at their Bayanihan Arts and Events Center wedding venue

Planning A First Look In Tampa Florida

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For Brides

Planning a first look for your Tampa wedding day will give you the opportunity to create a moment that will be filled with love and excitement! A first look is typically a tender moment for both the bride and groom. However, you can include whoever you want to! By capturing how your groom and others […]

luxury destination beach wedding in Florida with bride and groom walking on the beach while holding hands on a beautiful clear day

Boho Florida Beach Wedding on St. Pete’s Beach | Tiffany & Travis

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Weddings

A Florida beach wedding is classic and dreamy aesthetic, and as a Tampa wedding photographer I get to capture so many! Some of my favorites have been destination weddings with couple who travel out of state. I absolute loved Travis and Tiffany’s St. Petersburg beach wedding, and am so glad they made the trip to […]

bride and groom hug during stylish downtown Tampa rooftop engagement session

Downtown Tampa Rooftop Engagement Session | Madeleine & Paul 

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Engagements

Madeleine and Paul are engaged! This January, the two made things official and I met up with them this spring to capture a gorgeous Downtown Tampa rooftop engagement session. We celebrated them and their love of the city in a beautiful evening together. I’m so happy for Madeleine and Paul. I know they’re going to […]

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