Every now and again, a styled shoot comes along that renders us speechless. Today’s certainly falls under that category, so bear with us as we try to put into words the perfection of these wedding gowns from Bonita Bridal, the incredible direction and vision of Miss Mooi, and the chic images from Qlix Photography. Of course, we couldn’t possibly forget the breezy floral arrangements from Floretta by Grace, which make good use of the simple but striking color palette of whites and greens.
I’m not a traditional wedding photographer. My background and training is steeped in photo journalism, so that’s how I approach a wedding. My goal is to document the day, not stage it. I let moments unfold naturally, with minimal prom posing and minimal “say cheese” interference.
As a photo journalist, I come prepared for anything. Every wedding is different. I have witnessed full-grown men weep more times than I can count. I have seen smiles so wide that I’m concerned someone may burst a blood vessel. I have climbed mountains with all my gear. And this one time a sprinkler system was triggered during a ceremony.
As a wedding photographer, I walk into every job with the guarantee that I will witness pure joy. But more importantly, I walk into every job with the probability that my day will end with cake. I like to keep my cake-to-work ratio balanced. For health reasons.
It may be winter, but that doesn’t mean we won’t welcome some serious bright colors into our day! Brooke and Caleb’s Alabama wedding was filled to the brim with nods to desert style, bohemian accents, and some of the most vibrant colors we’ve seen this side of the season. Thank you to Cathrine Taylor Photography and Hothouse Design Studio for your work on this one!
Sailboats, waves, octopus and jellyfish are just a few of the amazing seaworthy designs featured in Concertina Press’s line of vintage inspired nautical wedding invitations and stationery.
“Ruth is an exceptional artist and artisan! She was very prompt to stay in communication with me throughout my ordering process. She worked with me to make sure that all my needs were met exactly. It was so comforting to work with her through the stressful process of ordering the perfect wedding invitations! I absolutely LOVE the way her products turned out, and cannot wait to send them to all my guests! Thank you SO MUCH Ruth, your kindness and professionalism have helped me more than you know!” ” – Emily D.
After living in the small town of Woods Hole on Cape Cod for nearly 11 years, Ruth, the owner and designer of Concertina Press, moved down to the sunny East coast of Florida to be closer to family. Her Cape Cod map save the date is still widely popular with couples getting married on the Cape, along with the matching wedding invitation. Since moving south she’s added more tropical designs including seahorses, sand dollars and waves.
Ruth takes pride in customer service, and making the online ordering process as easy as possible while still remaining personalized. You can purchase samples of any of her invitations online, or contact her directly with any questions or for a quote.
If getting a peek at a secret garden indoors excites you as much as it does us, then this styled shoot from Olga Siyanko and Bloomministry is going to be your soul mate. The Russian team of vendors created a positively stunning love story inspired by The Thorn Birds, complete with bush-like floral arrangements, blush pink candles, and a tablescape with the most refreshing pops of orange ranunculus at each place setting.
Your wedding is one of the most important events in your life. It should be full of fun, laughter, and love; so should your photos. My goal is to capture beautiful moments by using a natural, artistic, and light photographic style. I’m passionate about story telling and I seek to document moments big and small—from the moment the bride walks down the aisle to laughter shared among friends—so that your photos will be cherished and shared for generations.
I have covered weddings across the United States and internationally and am a member of the esteemed Wedding Photojournalist Association (WPJA) and Fearless Photographers.
In 2012, I married my inspirational, creative, and loving wife. When I’m not shooting a wedding and traveling, I’m often at home with my wife, playing with our rambunctious corgi.
Based in New York City and the Greater Washington D.C area. I also travel domestically and internationally.
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