Friends! Can I ask you for a bit of advice? I have loved sharing pretty photographs with you, as well as updates of my business happenings here and on the blog. But I really want to transform this space into something more, and make this platform a useful space for brides and grooms and people looking to have their memories preserved. I want you to have an amazing experience with us on your wedding day, but I also want you to get as much as possible out of your wedding photos and your wedding photography experience as a whole. ⠀⠀ I have been working hard on some useful posts with tips and advice about wedding photography that I’m excited to share with you guys - but I also want to hear from you about your needs and experiences! So tell me, what is keeping you from having the wedding Photography experience of your dreams? What info do you need (or wish you had) before choosing your wedding photographer? And if you have any other experiences or tidbits to share, please do, I’d love to hear!
“All of my journeys end in your arms and I’m home again. ⠀⠀ I fall asleep in your arms and I’m whole again.” MS
What are your favorite groom trends for 2018? I’m always a fan of a classic three piece suit like this one. But I’ve been seeing some colored suits and suit jackets lately (like burgundy or powder blue 😍) that look SO good! . Wedding photographed with @alhyberry
Happy almost Friday, friends! Today on the blog I’m talking about choosing who to include in your wedding party, how to deal with the obligations and stress associated with that, and what steps you can take to avoid the crazy drama that can be all too real. Check it out via the link in my bio!
It’s Valentine’s week! Are you totally excited, or couldn’t care less?? ⠀⠀ To be honest, I didn’t really care for it growing up and during college, and I definitely got way too caught up in the social pressures of needing to be in a relationship back then. But even now Ted and I don’t ever do much - our anniversary is only 6 weeks before so we’d rather celebrate on that day. 😂 ⠀⠀ Outside of all of that, I really love the idea of using it as a day to put a little extra effort into letting your people know you care about them! Whether that’s with a card or flowers, a phone call or going out for brunch, or even the gift of a photo session 😜 - and no matter if you love the holiday or think it’s a horrible commercial construct - let’s all use it as a day to spread a little joy and love in the world. 💕
On our way to the store today we saw not one, but two (!!) bushes full of green leaves and flowers. I don’t even know what kind of flowers they were but I was shocked because it’s barely February. 😂 Still, I’m so ready for budding leaves and blossoming trees, and photographing all the pretty flower filled spring sessions. ⠀⠀ Photographer - @georgiaruthphotography #georgiaruthphotography | Styling - @strucksuredevents | Florals - @foragedflorals | Rentals - @classicvintagerentals | Paper Goods - @racheljacobson | Dress - @elizabethdye | Suit - The Black Tux | Cake - @windflowercakes | Hair & Makeup - @by_emilyblue | Ring - @susiesaltzman | Ring Box - @themrsbox | Venue - @columbiagorgehotelweddings
This #fridayintroduction photo might not be ‘on brand’ but I thought I’d post a photo of what I actually look like most days. Make up free, a comfy shirt on, and air dried hair (which was miraculously down for once). On this day, we had decided to take a spontaneous day trip to the coast, and I loved this photo Ted snapped of me with #portra400. Below are a few things you might not have known about me, and maybe some things you already did. ⠀⠀ -I love ikea like most people love target. I’m pretty 80% of our current home furnishings have come from ikea. ⠀⠀ -I’m casual, but I love to dress up too. I usually wind down at night by watching makeup tutorials on YouTube. ⠀⠀ -I have always wished I had curly hair (every straight haired girl does, right?) but I actually really love my straight hair too. ⠀⠀ -Were on a journey to minimalism which means we’re slowly pairing down all the extra stuff that clutters our lives; physically and mentally. It has been an incredibly freeing process. ⠀⠀ -I love houseplants so much that sometimes we go to Home Depot just to walk around the garden section. Someday we’ll have one of those Pinterest worthy, greenery filled homes. 🌿💕 ⠀⠀ Now it’s your turn! Tell me something about you that I might not know! 👇🏻 . . . . . #georgiaruthphotography #salemoregonphotographer #portlandoregonphotographer #eugeneoregonphotographer #oregonphotographer #traveloregon #exploregon #oregonexplored #oregonlife #portlandweddingphotographer #salemweddingphotographer #pdxphotographer #marriedinoregon #oregonbride #engagedinoregon #gettingmarried2018 #fineartmarriage #pnwedding #oregonweddings #bride #wedding #brideandgroom #fineartwedding #letsgetmarried #pdxweddingphotographer #oregoncoast #salemoregon #portlandoregon @preview.app
Does anyone else just love black and white images? They give me aaallll the feels. Even when they’re not technically perfect, I think they just showcase the emotions in an image 💯times better than color. I loved this private moment between Nicole and Rob and knew immediately that it needed to be black and white. 💕 ⠀⠀ Photographer - @georgiaruthphotography #georgiaruthphotography | Styling - @strucksuredevents | Florals - @foragedflorals | Rentals - @classicvintagerentals | Paper Goods - @racheljacobson | Dress - @elizabethdye | Suit - The Black Tux | Cake - @windflowercakes | Hair & Makeup - @by_emilyblue | Ring - @susiesaltzman | Ring Box - @themrsbox | Venue - @columbiagorgehotelweddings
When you’re trying to catch some candids but the groomsmen are onto you 😂 ⠀⠀ Thanks @susie.moreno for having me along for this wedding!