Noelle | Personal Work

Posted on by Ruth Yaro

This is Noelle, a stunning and talented lady, who has become a fast friend. We have known of each other for a few years, but I had the wonderful opportunity to get to know her this fall. She is a beautiful soul, and an amazing photographer as well. It was a fun afternoon of photographing each other, and I wanted to share a few of my favorites. 

Why I am a Photographer | Personal Work

Posted on by Ruth Yaro

I was going through old files today and came across something I wrote from my heart last spring about why I am a photographer.

In May of 2014, I had the privilege through Wish of a Lifetime Foundation to photograph three sisters in there 70s who hadn't seen each other in three years. They wanted photos of what they expected to be the last time they would all be together.

Driving home after that shoot I thought about how I wish I could do that every day. It wasn't stylish, cool or even creative; however, I realized in that moment that I had just been given the opportunity to document a reunion - and those images would be mean a lot to that family. Photographs can be so much more than artistic expression; they can be the only memories someone might have.

I don't want to be so focused on doing something different or creative that I miss the real reason I wanted to pursue photography in the first place. I don't care if I'm successful by the world’s standards or even a known name. I want to create images that mean more than anything to someone, because perhaps it's a loved one that passed away or a memory that means a lot to them. I want to document life and all that comes with it.


Joshua + Larisa | Fort Wayne Wedding Photography

Posted on by Ruth Yaro

It has been such a pleasure getting to know Joshua & Larisa over the last few months. They are an amazing couple, and the love they have for each other is beautiful. It was important to them that their marriage was the focus of the wedding day, and they did a wonderful job at making sure that happened.

It was such an honor to photograph Josh & Larisa’s wedding, and I hope you enjoy some of my favorites from their day. 

Mitch + Destany | Midwest Lifestyle Photography

Posted on by Ruth Yaro

We’ve recently gotten to know this amazing couple, and feel lucky to be able to call them friends. Not only are they genuinely wonderful people, but they’re also talented photographers

 I always say that photographing other photographers is easy, and these two were no exception. 


Alex + Christina | Santa Cruz Wedding Photography

Posted on by Ruth Yaro

Last month we had the pleasure of photographing Alex & Christina's wedding in California. I knew from the first few e-mail exchanges that this couple was wonderful and I wish we would have had more time to spend with them. They are the kind of couple that makes everyone feel valued, and it was easy to see that they're best friends. We're excited to share the photos from their beautiful wedding in the Santa Cruz Mountains. 

Venue: Kennolyn