Rachel + Rhys | Intimate Wedding on Sunset Beach in Treasure Island, Florida

When I first met with Rachel & Rhys last spring on a rainy Saturday morning, they instantly felt like friends (especially after finding out they also have Corgis). I was beyond thrilled when they wanted me to document their intimate wedding in St.Petersburg, FL that took place a couple weeks ago. It was such a beautiful day that was filled with celebrating the start of their marriage. I also say that intimate weddings are my favorite and it's because it really gives the couple the chance to really take in everything and not be so rushed. 

Rachel & Rhys are so kind, welcoming and truly people that have become friends.  I am so excited to share some of my favorite images from their day (I had to narrow it down 3 different times because of too many images). I'm looking forward to their reception in April. 

 

 

A Look Back On 2017 | Fort Wayne & Indianapolis Photographer

What a year 2017 was in more ways that I can list. It was an amazing year filled with change, growth, and opportunities I had only dreamed about. I had the privilege of working with so many amazing couples, families, and individuals; who I can't thank enough for making this year one to remember. I loved meeting new people in Fort Wayne, IN, Indianapolis, IN, Chicago, IL, Fairfield, CT and Michigan. 

I decided to just share an overview of the year, and I also mixed in some of my editorial work from my new website I launched earlier in the spring www.ruthyaro.com

Cheers to 2017 & excited to see what 2018 will bring. 

 

 

I couldn't end this post without sharing the about the highlight of the year. I was given an amazing opportunity to freelance for The Wall Street Journal a couple times, and through it I had the pleasure of meeting some of the kindest people. 

 

1. https://www.wsj.com/articles/three-sisters-three-weddings-may-june-july-1494948766

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The Fishers | Fort Wayne, IN Family + Lifestyle Photography

I've known Maddie since I was a kid, and when I moved back to Fort Wayne we reconnected. Maddie and her husband Mitch are some of the most genuine and caring souls I know. Their little man is so full of personality and he decided we are now besties while I was there. It was a chilly Sunday morning in October, and a perfect day for a slow morning filled with coffee, homemade breakfast sandwiches and lots of coffee. 

Nathan + Emily | Fall Bohemian Wedding Photography in South Bend, IN

They tied the knot on a windy fall afternoon on Nathan's grandfather's property in Northern Indiana. 

Nathan & Emily (who is also an amazing photographer), have been such a pleasure to get to know over the past year. They're both kind, fun, adventurous and just themselves. They absolutely adore each other and very obviously share a very deep love. There was lots of joy and excitement throughout their entire day and even a storm near the end of the evening didn't stop them from keeping the celebration alive. The DJ playing "Singing in the Rain" was a perfect ending to the amazing day.