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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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Oxford Exchange Wedding in Tampa, Florida | Karina & Corey 

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Weddings

Karina and Corey are now husband and wife! They hosted an intimate and sophisticated Oxford Exchange wedding this year in Tampa, Florida. I loved getting to know these two and capturing their special day with their closest family and friends. They planned the most elegant day, celebrating what mattered most to them. Truly, that’s what […]

How to prepare for and embrace a rainy wedding day in Tampa Florida: tips to discuss plans with your wedding vendors for Plan A, B, and C

What to Do If It Rains on Your Wedding Day in Tampa, Florida 

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For Brides

Most couples dread the idea of rain on their wedding day. But, I’m here to tell you that rainy weather doesn’t have to mean a ruined wedding! In fact, many people believe it’s a sign of a blessing and of good luck. As a Tampa wedding photographer, I’ve experienced plenty of bad weather. Over the […]

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Lido Key Beach Destination Elopement | Rachel & Kyle 

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Congratulations to Rachel and Kyle! The newlyweds planned a gorgeous destination elopement in Tampa, FL with their closest friends and family. I’ve known Rachel since 2015 when we met studying abroad in Italy. While we were there, Kyle came to visit her and I met him while we were all there. It was an honor […]

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Best Hotel Wedding Venues in Tampa, Florida 

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Recently engaged and ready to plan your dream Tampa FL wedding day? Choosing the perfect venue for your event is the first step to plan your wedding day. As a Tampa wedding photographer, I want to share some of my favorite Tampa hotel wedding venues! Hotel weddings can be convenient, absolutely beautiful, and an overall […]

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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 […]

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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Bayanihan Arts and Events Center Wedding 

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Weddings

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 […]

Why you need a wedding album Wedding photo book wedding family blush leather cover photo album and distressed leather brown album with colored swatches heirloom album spread open

4 Reasons Why You Need A Wedding Album

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Weddings

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 […]

Tampa Airport Marriott Wedding Bride with long veil looking at camera groom in white tuxedo looking at camera at Tampa International Airport Bride and Groom Portrait

Tampa Airport Marriott White and Blush Elegant Wedding

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Weddings

After five years, the time finally came for Vashti & Chudi to tie the knot, to become one. A room full of supportive family and friends and a priest ready to give them his blessing reunited at St. Stephen Catholic Church to witness and celebrate their union. As the gorgeous bride walked down the aisle with […]

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