Adventure Wedding Photographer

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born + raised in the sierra 🏔 wifey to demetri + mama to scout 🐶 photographer, adventurer, dream chaser ✨ contact me: 💌

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“My biggest fear in life is boredom, and with him, I’m never bored.” -Sam Yesterday I posted about brides in hats, and today I’m posting about brides in capes...because this couple yesterday was everything my dreams are made of, *and* she had a white coat to go over her dress that was everythinggg. Beyond that, though - they were so meant for each other and decided to celebrate 10 years of being together by eloping in Tahoe. It was a dream of an afternoon and I was so honored to be invited to tell their story with images. My job is the best. ❤️

I’m a sucker for brides in hats 😍 I’m working around the lake today - starting in wear shore and ending on the east! It’s reminding me just how MANY amazing locations exist for Tahoe elopements. It’s pretty rad. Raise your hand if you’re ready for more beautiful elopements in the prettiest place! 🙋🏼‍♀️🙋🏼‍♀️

Daydreaming about elopements in this country ❤️

This morning’s session teleported us to the PNW and I was not mad about it 🙌🏻

I dunno why I love this shot so much, BUT I DO. Double post today because it’s just an app and who cares if I want to share more pretty pics with you?! 🙌🏻🙌🏻 NOT ME! Shoutout to these two for being the easiest humans I’ve ever photographed 😍

Oh, hey! That’s just me and my man up there - thought I’d jump on a Friday Introductions post this week 🙌🏻 with a little less about me and more about what I do - and plan to do - this year. This pic was taken while we were adventuring in the wilderness, after we eloped on top of a mountain. It was the BEST. Every second of it. Even the heavy pack 🏔 not gonna lie - my fav part of backpacking is eating @mtnhouse’s biscuits and gravy - ITS SO GOOD. • Anyway - HI! I’m Ruthanne, and I’m passionate about places like this, and documenting love here. It sets my soul on FIRE. My life has been a culmination of many adventures, ultimately leading me to the best one yet: today’s. I believe there is something grand to learn every day, and today is no different. • I have spent the past 11 days considering exactly what I want to focus on this year; in my business and personal life - as well as what I want to pass on to my couples. Today I finally got it. • EMPOWERMENT. • I want to be empowered to do something different. To challenge trends and expectations. I want to empower my couples to choose what is right and best for them - not what traditions dictate they should do. I want to be empowered, and spread empowerment to the people I interact with. You do you, boo - and have fun doing it. • Climb that mountain in your wedding dress. Backpack to find your elopement location. Drink champagne at 7am as the sun comes up and you say your vows. ITS YOUR DAY! • Be authentic to who you are, and surround yourself with people who empower you to live it out. • Anyway - I’m glad you’re here and I’m excited for all that is to come in 2019 - let’s do this! 👊🏻

OH HEY! I feel like I’ve been in a hole for like, a week! Between the snow, being sick, family time, and everything else that’s going on in life - it’s been a minute. • ANYWAY! We have a giveaway winner! Tristan & Andy, congratulations! For everyone else who entered, I’ve extended a special booking offer for you as well! Be sure to check the email that was sent to you 💕I’m ready to have the best year ever and hope that you’re part of it 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 • As for the winner of the @rei gift card, (drumroll please)..... @sryckebosch_ ! • Congrats all 3 of you, and cheers to a kickass 2019! I can’t wait to meet everyone - my email has been pretty busy the last week, so if you’re thinking about getting in touch, let’s chat! 😍

Forever obsessed with couples who hold hands and climb mountains/rocks/cliffs 😍

Yesterday was a dream. Married on the first day of a new year? I can’t think of a better way to ring in 2019 ✨ we had some freezing temps, but one heck of a vendor team. Thank you to Melissa and Aaron for being the best - I wish you both endless happiness 💕 • photography: @missruthanne planning @audereevents florals: @wilderlandstudio dj: @epik.weddings hair: @grecorosestudio dress: @grace_loves_lace venue: @ritzcarltonlaketahoe

It’s wedding day for these two souls ✨when Melissa reaches out initially about their engagement session - and then their New Year’s Day wedding - I was so stoked. New year, big love - lots of celebrations. Can’t wait to celebrate their love today 💕 • Today is the last day to enter the giveaway - be sure to head to the link in my bio to do so before midnight!

2018. What a year. Loved (almost) every second of it, but I can’t wait for 2019. Growing my biz, lovin’ on my huz - it’s gonna be a good one. Cheers, friends! Thanks for all of your love and support - let’s do this thang! ps- you have til tomorrow at 11:59pm to enter my engagement adventure session giveaway 🙌🏻

That “omg we just got married and the day was everything WE wanted” feeling 😍 • These two got married in October in Yosemite National Park. I’ve been waiting to share more from their day because I want to do the day justice with their story - but hot dang y’all. They were SO happy because they did it THEIR way. • My inbox has been filling with couples who are excited about the new year and are beginning to plan their elopements and intimate weddings - and I just wanted to encourage you: ITS THE RIGHT CHOICE! If you feel drawn to eloping - do it. And if you don’t, that’s okay too! I’m going to be releasing some awesome info in the next few weeks to help you feel empowered in the process of choosing this way of celebrating your marriage. I can’t wait to meet all of my couples this year and help them (you!) have the best day of their life. • Ps - Taylor and Rebecca, I LOVED YOUR DAY SO MUCH!

Just over here smiling my way into the new year 🙌🏻 • I tend to take the last few days of a year to really reflect on everything. Great clients, awesome relationships built, and so many amazing sessions and weddings and elopements. Really, I’m super grateful for all of it. This smile I’m sporting is because of YOU. Your support, business, friendship - even if you didn’t work with me, when you show up and encourage me be it with a comment or like, referral - you’re making a real life person’s day. Every single time. • I’m so pumped for a new year of chasing mountains, genuine moments, and new adventures! • ALSO: the giveaway has BLOWN up and I have received so many entries! It’s insane you guys. Due to the fact that I want to build a genuine connection with everyone who entered, I’m closing the giveaway early because the number of entries has exceeded my wildest expectations. If you’ve been waiting to enter, do it now! The giveaway will close on January 1 and 11:59pm. Tag your friends in the first post (a few posts back) and be on the lookout for a winner January 2nd or 3rd!

Who says you have to wear a dress and heels on your wedding day? Your day - your decisions. Shonna + Jason wore clothes fit to snowshoe to and from their elopement ceremony site and it was one of my favorite elopements of 2018. Their love is authentic and deep - and I’m grateful they chose me to be part of their day.

Hey hey hey 👋🏻 to all my newly engaged couples 😍 • CONGRATS - and I’m so excited for you! Want to win a 2 hour adventure session with me? LETS DO IT. • Non engaged people - tag your newly engaged friends for a chance to win a $100 @REI gift card - and engaged friends - head to the link in my bio to enter - I can’t wait to meet you!

CLOSED! winner will be announced soon 😉 • ✨ G I V E A W A Y ✨ It’s Christmas Eve, and I promised a giveaway by the end of the year 🙌🏻 I figured what better way than to give it to ya Christmas Eve! This one is for all of you newly engaged people AND those of you who KNOW people who are engaged 🤗 two awesome prizes coming your way! • I’m giving away ONE extended adventure session to an engaged couple, valued at $1000 - and a $100 REI gift card is up for grabs for all of you non-engaged folks who help share this giveaway! • You don’t have to be local to Tahoe to win, you just need to be willing to come to me or assume my travel costs to come to you - but I mean, a free adventure session!!?!!? Heck yeah! • To be entered to win a $100 REI gift card: - in SEPARATE comments, tag your engaged friends. There is no limit to how many, but I will be checking, so no tagging random people, please - share the post on my story, in yours. Tag me so I can see it. If you’re private, screenshot and DM it to me. • To win the adventure session, head to the link in my bio (or giveaway highlight) and fill out the form - it’s at - and that’s it! • Both winners will be picked at random on 1/26 (you’ve got a whole month to enter!) • If you have any questions, email me at - and feel free to come back and tag people as you think of them or see them. This post will be up until the 26th of January. • Merry Christmas, you wonderful people!

Repost of a favorite image of mine, because I never shared that this image was featured among many other talented photographers on @wanderingweddings last week! Link in my bio 😍

Did you know that we don’t just imagine that everyone gets engaged at Christmas and New Years - it *actually* happens that way?! Yep. According to @weddingwire, the 1st most popular day to get engaged is Christmas Day! The 3rd is Christmas Eve, and 4th is New Year’s Day. Coming in 5th, 6th and 7th are New Year’s Eve, December 23rd (tomorrow!) and 2 Saturday’s before Christmas Eve. • I guess it really is the most wonderful time of the year, huh? • I’m looking forward to allllllll the bling in my feed over the next week and a half 😍