Andrew + Danielle | Midwest Wedding Photography

Posted on by Ruth Yaro

“I got lost in him, the kind of lost that’s exactly like being found.” –Danielle Schnur

 I think what Danielle said in the above quote is so beautiful! When you find love, and as you both grow together, it’s amazing what discoveries of who you are can be found out. Together you become a support for each other to try new things or help give you the extra push in areas that can be stretching. As you learn to do that together, wonderful things can happen.

The Colors of Summer | Editorial Photography

Posted on by Ruth Yaro

“All in all, it was a never-to-be-forgotten summer — one of those summers which come seldom into any life, but leave a rich heritage of beautiful memories in their going — one of those summers which, in a fortunate combination of delightful weather, delightful friends and delightful doing, come as near to perfection as anything can come in this world.” 
― L.M. MontgomeryAnne's House of Dreams

Model: Maggie Emerick | Outfits: Free People 

Milestone | Personal Post

Posted on by Ruth Yaro

I don’t usually share photos of myself, but I feel compelled to share some images that my beautiful friend Destany, who is a talented photographer, took of me today.

The reason I want to share these is because when I looked at them I noticed something different about myself. I realized I didn’t see the heavy look in my eyes that I’ve seen before. I saw life, passion, excitement, and joy in my eyes again.

The last time I saw that was in a photo taken in May of 2012, the day before I found out my brother had taken his life. I’ve discovered how the stress of grief takes its toll, but I have come a long way in the healing process.

Being able to notice life in my eyes today has felt like a milestone in my journey and I wanted to share it. 

Photos by The Colagrossis 

Sarah | Editorial Photography

Posted on by Ruth Yaro

“The best people possess a feeling for beauty, the courage to take risks, the discipline to tell the truth, the capacity for sacrifice. Ironically, their virtues make them vulnerable; they are often wounded, sometimes destroyed.” 
― Ernest Hemingway

Sean + Natasha | Midwest Lifestyle Photography

Posted on by Ruth Yaro

I learned in the last four years of being married that love can show itself in different forms, other than how we’ve been taught to see it through media.  Love is when the butterflies in your stomach go away, but the thought of life without that person makes you want to ugly cry. It can be the way you feel like you can be completely yourself, and that there are no limits because you have someone to stand beside you no matter what life brings.  That is what love looks like to me.


What does love look like for you?