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Rachel + Jordan | Engagement Photography in Old Town Chicago, IL

Posted on by Ruth Yaro

She is from Texas and He is from Connecticut , and they call Chicago home. Earlier this summer I photographed their engagement session in their neighborhood and get to know them better. What I enjoy most about engagement sessions is the chance to get to know each couple better and it allows them to feel more comfortable with me on the wedding day (since I pretty much follow you everywhere except the bathroom). If you have the opportunity to do an engagement shoot, definitely take it! I promise I'll make it fun. 

Here are a few favorites from Rachel & Jordan's shoot and I can't wait for their wedding on the East Coast in a few short weeks!

 

Noelle | Fort Wayne, IN Botanical Conservatory Lifestyle

Posted on by Ruth Yaro

Noelle and I seem to have a tradition of going to a botanical conservatory every so often when we get together. We spent the afternoon catching up where we had left off over tacos and then explore my city of Fort Wayne, IN. 

Here are a few of my favorites of this beautiful soul. You can see the lovely photos she look of me on her blog.  

 

 

Cassie | Maternity Portrait Photography in Fort Wayne, IN

Posted on by Ruth Yaro

So funny story....A few hours after this shoot was finished Cassie’s water broke, and little Rosie made her grand entrance later that night. Cassie had told me that she thought she would be early and I told her that she just had to wait until after I did her shoot. I guess it was taken quite literally! They are both doing great and Rosie has the best family! 

I had a lot of fun planning this shoot and I defiantly took some inspiration from the queen herself (Beyonce), but with my own style of course. Cassie looked so beautiful and who knew it would be her last few hours being pregnant. 

Boston | Personal Photography

Posted on by Ruth Yaro

Boston will always have a piece of my heart and be my home away from home ( that can be said for New England in general). I moved to Massachusetts when I was 21 and lived there for about 3 years. That time in my life was when I really grew a lot as an individual and had the chance to figure out who I was and I what I really enjoyed. I was really happy that after Nate had visited when we were dating, that he fell in love with New England too. 

This past weekend Nate took me there for my 30th birthday, and it was such a great time. We walked 40 miles, spent time with old friends and soaked up the charm of my favorite city in the country. The majority of the photos below are of the Beacon Hill neighborhood (both of our favorites). If you haven't been and ever get the chance, go visit! 

Photos taken with a Fuji x100T camera. 

Brady + Nicole | An Evening Love Session in Indianapolis, IN

Posted on by Ruth Yaro

Brady & Nicole are both very talented creatives who make up the duo of Native Supply Co. They're both designers and photographers as well. It was the perfect evening exploring the city and getting to know them. They're such a sweet and genuine couple, who love to travel and go on adventures whenever they can. I left this shoot feeling so energized and inspired, which is one of the best feelings in my book. 

Chris + April | Downtown Love Session in Fort Wayne, IN

Posted on by Ruth Yaro

Where do I begin with these two? April is an ELL Teacher with FWCS and when I moved back to Fort Wayne, I was her assistant for a year. She is the most vivacious, caring, hilarious person I have met, and I feel quite lucky to call her a friend. Every time I have the pleasure to be around Chris and April, I'm guaranteed to laugh so hard I feel like I better have a six pack. They're such a fantastic couple, and I was so thrilled to photograph them a couple weeks ago. They were so much fun and I'm so excited to share a few of my favorites. 

 Seriously, you don't need to be engaged to have photos taken with your partner! 

 

Rhys + Rachel | Downtown Engagement Photography in Fort Wayne, IN

Posted on by Ruth Yaro

When I first met with Rhys & Rachel I knew we'd hit it off, not only because they're genuinely hilarious or just themselves , but also because they have corgis ( I just recently became dog parent to a corgi puppy named Fern). They're such a fun couple, and I feel lucky to know them.

We met downtown for their engagement shoot on an overcast spring evening. There was lots of laughing, some dancing and of course taking some photos with their fur babies. 

Nick + Jordan | Downtown Botanical Conservatory Wedding in Fort Wayne, IN

Posted on by Ruth Yaro

Have you ever met someone and knew that you'd be friends? That's how I felt after the first time I met Jordan and then after I photographed the two of them for their engagement I know it was true. They are so sweet and it's quite evident they they just love life together. Together they have the cutest little man who's smile will melt your heart. 

Their wedding was a beautiful inimiate celebration with just their families and some close friends. During the reception Nick performed a song he wrote for Jordan and it couldn't have been sweeter.  There was no stress, no drama and you could tell they were enjoying every moment of their day.  I truly believe that is how weddings should be and it couldn't have been more perfect.

 

Venue: Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception & The Botanical Conservatory 

Reception & Floral Design: Miro (he's amazing and you must book him) at Empyrean Events

Cake: Hetty Art's Pastry

Dress: BHLDN

Band: James & The Drifters

 

Nathan + Emily | Sunset Warren Dunes Engagement

Posted on by Ruth Yaro

The first time I talked with Emily & Nathan about their wedding, I had a feeling we’d get along great, but after getting to meet them in person for their engagement shoot it felt like I’d know them for a while. They’re so welcoming and the sweetest souls who just adore one another. They wanted to do their shoot in one of the places they went early in their relationship and it was the place Emily knew Nathan was who she wanted to be with when he helped an elderly woman all the way from the restaurant they had been at to her car. 

I had a fun time planning this shoot with Emily, since she is also a photographer in South Bend. I’m excited for their wedding this fall.