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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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Tampa Museum of Art and Armature Works Wedding | Zahara & Mahmoud 

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Weddings

Congratulations Zahara and Mahmoud! I had the joy of capturing their two-day long celebration in Tampa FL as they began life as newlyweds. Zahara and Mahmoud planned a beautiful wedding weekend that honored their family and cultural traditions, and truly paved the way to married life. Their celebrations took place at the Tampa Museum of […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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! […]

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How To Choose the Perfect Wedding Invitations for Your Luxury Wedding Day

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Weddings

Finding the perfect wedding invitations for your luxury celebration can be complicated! It’s important to find stationery and paper goods that are true to your wedding style and theme. But you also need to consider how they will photograph with your other wedding details! Many couples don’t consider how their details will look as a […]

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 […]

groom picking up his bride outside of Harborside Chapel in Tampa florida on their wedding and dancing with her in the air captured by best Tampa wedding photographers

Harborside Chapel Wedding In Tampa | Diorel & Luis

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Weddings

Diorel and Luis were both born and raised in Puerto Rico, but fate brought them together here in Florida! Meeting through mutual friends on Halloween, dating long distance, a trip to Iceland for a proposal, and a postponed wedding due to COVID-19 is just the beginning of this beautiful couples love story. I am so […]

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 […]

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Chic Venue Golden Palace Wedding in Tampa, FL | Murdock & Shawnita

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Weddings

What if I told you that this Chic Venue Golden Palace wedding day all started when Murdock and Shawnita met through mutual friends over 15 years ago? Not interested in one another then, they probably would have never imagined that they would be saying their vows at the Chic Venue Golden Palace surrounded by family […]

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