Rebekah Ruth Photography, LLC: Blog https://www.rebekahruthphotography.com/blog en-us (C) Rebekah Ruth Photography, LLC (Rebekah Ruth Photography, LLC) Fri, 26 Jan 2024 02:14:00 GMT Fri, 26 Jan 2024 02:14:00 GMT https://www.rebekahruthphotography.com/img/s/v-12/u781612932-o294227806-50.jpg Rebekah Ruth Photography, LLC: Blog https://www.rebekahruthphotography.com/blog 86 120 Drew and Morgan's Engagement Session https://www.rebekahruthphotography.com/blog/2024/1/drew-and-morgans-engagement-session  

I just love engagement sessions! Drew and Morgan braved sub-freezing temps last weekend for me to create some special images to capture this time in their relationship as they anticipate becoming husband and wife. It was so cold that poor Morgan's feet went numb halfway through, but the warmth and tenderness between them are what shines through in these portraits. It was great prep for their January 2025 wedding day :)

Drew and Morgan, I could not be more excited for you both!! Counting down the days with you! 


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(Rebekah Ruth Photography, LLC) Engaged Engagement Engagement Session https://www.rebekahruthphotography.com/blog/2024/1/drew-and-morgans-engagement-session Fri, 26 Jan 2024 02:13:17 GMT
Penelope's Portrait Session https://www.rebekahruthphotography.com/blog/2024/1/penelopes-portrait-session You guys...how adorable is this 7 year old?!? Penelope's smile and fun personality brings back all the wonder and excitement of being in the second grade. I had such a blast spending an afternoon with her creating some sweet and sassy holiday images. And can we talk about these outfits for a minute? Oozing with fashion. This girl rocks a puffed sleeve in any style and color. Our magical hour was spent doing doing what every little girl loves at Christmastime - looking into shop windows, visiting her dream dollhouse, drinking hot cocoa on a hot pink couch and spicing things up with a New Year's Eve style dance party in the snow! 

Penelope, you are a joy and I cannot wait to capture your next adventure! 

 

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(Rebekah Ruth Photography, LLC) Portrait Portrait Session https://www.rebekahruthphotography.com/blog/2024/1/penelopes-portrait-session Fri, 19 Jan 2024 02:02:32 GMT
Andy & Krysten's Couple Session https://www.rebekahruthphotography.com/blog/2024/1/andy-krystens-couple-session This was a first for me! Shooting an engagement session...5 years after a couple has been married! 

Andy and Krysten are dear friends and BOTH pilots in the Air Force. Their relationship has endured many separations as they each serve deployments and are based in different parts of the US. When Krysten mentioned months ago that they never had engagement photos done and she wanted some couple shots, I was so excited to create a very unique session for them. Andy and Krysten own the cutest little plane that has been very helpful in keeping them connected over hundreds of miles so we headed to the Sumter airport and made some magic. And no photos would be complete for this family without their dog, Jackie who is just as photogenic as her owners :)

Just as I hoped, the sunset was on fire the evening I shot these and the Top Gun soundtrack was rolling in my head as I captured the silhouettes at the end of this post. Picking a favorite out of these was impossible! These two have a depth of friendship and love that shines through each image! 

Happy 5 year anniversary Andy & Krysten! 

 

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(Rebekah Ruth Photography, LLC) Couple Couple Session Engagement Engagement Session https://www.rebekahruthphotography.com/blog/2024/1/andy-krystens-couple-session Sat, 13 Jan 2024 03:39:05 GMT
Paul & Tracie's Wedding https://www.rebekahruthphotography.com/blog/2024/1/paul-tracies-wedding-day Paul and Tracie's October wedding day was an absolute stunner! I fell in love with this couple when I first met with them to plan out their special day and saw how they truly adore one another and know how to have fun together. They told me they wanted a simple, intimate ceremony and reception centered around celebrating time with friends and family and that is exactly what it was! I watched as the bride and groom spent time with each one of their guests and danced the night away under the fall moon. The terra cotta, navy blue, cream and taupe color scheme was perfection and I cannot pick a favorite detail shot because they are all favorites! The last photo with the sweet getaway car lit by the street lights of downtown Sumter is one of those shots that leaves me so happy inside as I bid farewell to the happy couple. Thank you Paul and Tracie for entrusting me with your wedding day and all the memories within. So thrilled for the years ahead of you together!  

Ceremony and Reception: La Piazza - Sumter, SC

Getting Ready Location - Hyatt Place - Sumter, SC

 




























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(Rebekah Ruth Photography, LLC) Bridal Couple Wedding https://www.rebekahruthphotography.com/blog/2024/1/paul-tracies-wedding-day Wed, 10 Jan 2024 04:37:59 GMT
Kensley's Newborn Session https://www.rebekahruthphotography.com/blog/2023/10/kensleys-newborn-session  

This tiny beauty has been out in the world just a couple of weeks and is already showing so much of her personality! Adorable Kensley is letting her parents know under no uncertain terms that she usually has one eye open to what is going on, if you think she is asleep, think again and mama's arms are the best place to take a nap :) She brought her protest to the party the day I met her, but to look at these sweet images, you would never know it. I think this determined little girl is going to go far!

 









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(Rebekah Ruth Photography, LLC) baby newborn newborn session https://www.rebekahruthphotography.com/blog/2023/10/kensleys-newborn-session Wed, 11 Oct 2023 12:28:10 GMT
Jack and BayLeah Proposal https://www.rebekahruthphotography.com/blog/2023/10/jack-and-bayleah-proposal  

This post is for all of you serious romantics out there :) 

Jack had been planning his proposal to BayLeah for several months and part of his carefully laid out plan was to have it photographed for them to look back on later. What an honor to have been chosen to play the part of capturing the beginning of the rest of their lives together! 

Swan Lake is an iconic location filled with meaning for this couple and the Recovery Wing sculpture by Grainger McKoy was the spot Jack knew he wanted to propose to the woman he loves. There were a few challenges to work out in making sure everything was perfect when the moment arrived - this site is typically filled with visitors to the park, especially on a lovely September morning - but in the end it could not have been more private, surprising and picture perfect! BayLeah's sweet reaction was priceless as her prince charming knelt and asked for her hand. This story told in photo will bring both tears to your eyes and a big smile to your face. 

Congratulations you guys! 

 

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(Rebekah Ruth Photography, LLC) couple engagement proposal https://www.rebekahruthphotography.com/blog/2023/10/jack-and-bayleah-proposal Mon, 02 Oct 2023 23:50:54 GMT
Jessica's Maternity Session https://www.rebekahruthphotography.com/blog/2023/9/jessicas-maternity-session I am so in love with this family's dreamy maternity photos! The Jessica and Jesse just welcomed a beautiful baby girl into their family and I'm thrilled to share these images taken only a couple of weeks ago. Jessica is gorgeous inside and out and this family is precious! I will never grow tired of capturing mothers right before they meet the little one that has been such an intimate part of them for 9 months. And you guys, the images of big sister Addie and big brother Jace have me in a puddle! 

Congratulations McCoy Family!!













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(Rebekah Ruth Photography, LLC) family family session maternity maternity session https://www.rebekahruthphotography.com/blog/2023/9/jessicas-maternity-session Sat, 30 Sep 2023 14:15:40 GMT
The Thomas Family https://www.rebekahruthphotography.com/blog/2023/9/the-thomas-family This session was a birthday surprise for a lovely, one-of-a-kind wife, mother and grandmother. Debbie is a dear friend who is constantly giving to and serving others and I was absolutely delighted when asked to be a part of her birthday gift this year! Her sweet towheaded grandchildren are growing up so fast and what a treasure to have this stage captured to look back on in the years to come. The kids have been reading the Secret Garden and when they saw the beautiful setting, it was as if they had stepped into the pages of the book to explore. Paul and Debbie have been loving, faithful, wise and generous parents and grandparents and that legacy is already extending down the generations. Spending an evening with them was pure joy!



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(Rebekah Ruth Photography, LLC) family family session grandchildren grandparents https://www.rebekahruthphotography.com/blog/2023/9/the-thomas-family Sat, 09 Sep 2023 15:53:21 GMT
Brian and LaSonya's Wedding https://www.rebekahruthphotography.com/blog/2023/9/brian-and-lasonyas-wedding  

Brian and LaSonya's wedding day could not have been more perfect. This Tennessee couple chose one of the most beautiful destination wedding locations in Myrtle Beach - Pine Lakes Country Club. The main house with its old southern charm was the perfect setting for celebrating their special day with family and friends. The sky was a brilliant crystal blue and the excitement over this couple's union was contagious! It was beautiful to witness the love between Brian, LaSonya and their entire family. I loved that Brian's son was not only the fabulous wedding planner, but also the officiant. His touching words during the ceremony were quite special as he welcomed his father's bride into the family and shared about how happy they are together. And I just have to say that this crowd knows how to throw a party and enjoyed every moment of the delicious spread of food and dancing. 

Congratulations Brian and LaSonya! Your special day was incredible just like you! 

Bridal Gown: David's Bridal

Ceremony & Reception: Pine Lakes Country Club

Cake: Maranna Makery Magic

Mini Cheesecakes: Mrs. J's Cheesecake

Catering: Pine Lakes Country Club



Jumping the broom!

 

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(Rebekah Ruth Photography, LLC) Wedding https://www.rebekahruthphotography.com/blog/2023/9/brian-and-lasonyas-wedding Thu, 07 Sep 2023 21:47:19 GMT
Brooks' Newborn Session https://www.rebekahruthphotography.com/blog/2023/9/brooks-newborn-session After already photographing him in his mama's belly, I got to meet sweet little Brooks George this week and he was every bit as precious and heart melting as he appears in these photos. Even at just under 2 weeks old, he is very aware of his surroundings and politely let me know his preferences of position with a little cry then settled right back to sleep. He likes to keep those legs and arms free to roam! Any day that I get to play dress up with a newborn is a good one :) Brooks you are so dearly loved and I can't wait to watch you grow into your personality. 

 

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(Rebekah Ruth Photography, LLC) https://www.rebekahruthphotography.com/blog/2023/9/brooks-newborn-session Sat, 02 Sep 2023 14:46:06 GMT
Kinsley Turns 4 Months https://www.rebekahruthphotography.com/blog/2023/8/kinsley-turns-4-months  

Sweet Kinsley is 4 months old! I loved this mini session in her adorable nursery celebrating so many of the milestones she has reached in her few months. This little ballerina is holding her head up, rolling over like a pro, playing peek-a-boo, discovering her fingers and toes and has a loyal little friend who likes to stay by her side (scroll to the end :)

Looking forward to more fun times with this cutie!














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(Rebekah Ruth Photography, LLC) Baby First Year Four Months https://www.rebekahruthphotography.com/blog/2023/8/kinsley-turns-4-months Sat, 19 Aug 2023 22:42:17 GMT
Erin's Senior Session https://www.rebekahruthphotography.com/blog/2023/8/erins-senior-session There are some sessions that just get more and more magical as we go. Erin's senior session was one of them. She shared with me her vision a few weeks prior of a relaxed setting with a field of wildflowers. I fell in love with the idea and the search was on for the perfect location. And we definitely found it!

This lovely, extremely talented young woman took out her violin surrounded by a field of wildflowers with the sun starting to dip towards the horizon and pure magic happened in front of my camera. These are the moments that bring me such joy in my work...capturing and celebrating what makes each person unique and beautiful. I hope you savor each of these as much as I have!

Congratulations Erin!












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(Rebekah Ruth Photography, LLC) Senior Senior Session https://www.rebekahruthphotography.com/blog/2023/8/erins-senior-session Fri, 18 Aug 2023 15:15:20 GMT
Emily's Senior Session https://www.rebekahruthphotography.com/blog/2023/8/emilys-senior-session  

Emily is officially a graduate of the class of 2023! 

I met Emily a little over 2 years ago and in that time, it has been such a gift to get to know this tiny, but fierce young woman! She has been through more challenges in her 18 years than most will in a lifetime, but has faced each one with courage, determination and an ever increasing passion to enjoy life to the fullest. I could not be more proud of her goal to become an elementary school teacher. She never ceases to amaze me with her ability to command the attention and respect of a room and I have no doubt she will be a favorite  in the halls of whatever school is blessed to have her. 

Congratulations Emily! 







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(Rebekah Ruth Photography, LLC) Senior Senior Session https://www.rebekahruthphotography.com/blog/2023/8/emilys-senior-session Wed, 16 Aug 2023 16:00:00 GMT
Jeremiah and Emily's Maternity Session https://www.rebekahruthphotography.com/blog/2023/8/jeremiah-and-emilys-maternity-session  

This adorable couple will be welcoming a son into the world literally any day now and I couldn't be more excited for them. This sweet boy is already so loved, prayed over and cherished by his mom and dad. The glow Emily carries is a reflection of her joy in becoming a mother, but also of her gentle, kind spirit that is truly special. Watching these two falling more in love with each other as they anticipate holding their firstborn in their arms is a beautiful thing to behold. As several passerbys commented on this during the session, I was reminded how the precious gift of a new life is one of the ways God shows His beautiful design to the watching world. 

Please join me in praying for a safe delivery for mom and baby and many congrats Jeremiah and Emily! 

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Emily's Maternity Session https://www.rebekahruthphotography.com/blog/2023/7/emilys-maternity-session  

Headed out into the cornfields for these summer maternity photos and couldn't be more pleased to share them with you! This momma to be absolutely stunned during her session! Emily is expecting a little boy, Brooks, in a few short months and he is already dearly loved. There is something incredibly special and powerful about capturing the bond of a mother and child while they are still in the womb. Emily, you are so radiant and I'm looking forward to photographing this little guy again soon when he is in your arms!

 

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(Rebekah Ruth Photography, LLC) expecting maternity session pregnant https://www.rebekahruthphotography.com/blog/2023/7/emilys-maternity-session Tue, 04 Jul 2023 18:22:12 GMT
Kasey's Senior Session https://www.rebekahruthphotography.com/blog/2023/6/kaseys-senior-session Every now and then I have a session that blows my mind just a little bit...when every element alignes perfectly and pure magic happens. That is exactly how I would describe Kasey's senior photos! No other words describe.

I've know Kasey since she was born and what an honor it was to capture her 18 years later as a gorgeous young woman inside and out. Kasey lights up a room when she walks in and has such a heart for people. Her kindness and joy are a rare treasure. Kasey plans to pursue a career in nursing and possibly work in labor and delivery. Her patients will absolutely fall in love with her as you will too after viewing these photos.

Congratulations Kasey!!

My mind says "book cover" every time I look at this image!

Simply stunning!

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(Rebekah Ruth Photography, LLC) https://www.rebekahruthphotography.com/blog/2023/6/kaseys-senior-session Sat, 24 Jun 2023 13:04:04 GMT
Jeremy and Heather Engagement Session https://www.rebekahruthphotography.com/blog/2023/6/jeremy-and-heather-engagement-session  

Jeremy and Heather's engagement session was perfection! A gorgeous evening sunset, the elegant Johannah house and a couple so in love and ready to spend the rest of their lives together. True to form, South Carolina threw in a few mosquitoes to make sure we weren't too comfortable though ;)

Heather and Jeremy are both nurses who met while working at the same hospital. It is a sweet love story that was years in the making.

I loved watching them enjoy the moment and slow dance like no one was watching. It was truly magical and I am thrilled to share them with you! 

 

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(Rebekah Ruth Photography, LLC) couple engagement engagement session https://www.rebekahruthphotography.com/blog/2023/6/jeremy-and-heather-engagement-session Sat, 10 Jun 2023 16:10:15 GMT
Josh and Bailey's Pregnancy Announcement https://www.rebekahruthphotography.com/blog/2023/5/josh-and-baileys-pregnancy-announcement This couple has been on a ride over the last year! I first met Josh and Bailey during their engagement session February 2022, had the joy and honor of capturing their wedding in May and was so thrilled when Bailey contacted me in November with some very special news! 

Their sweet baby girl will be making her debut very soon and here is their baby on board announcement session from December. What a special Christmas gift they were able to share with their family and friends. I rarely have the opportunity to capture so many life transitions in one year for a couple, but was so grateful for every minute spent with them. Josh and Bailey have since moved to Texas through the military and they are dearly missed, but I am looking forward to meeting their daughter one day and getting to see their continuing story unfold. 

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(Rebekah Ruth Photography, LLC) couple family maternity maternity session pregnancy https://www.rebekahruthphotography.com/blog/2023/5/josh-and-baileys-pregnancy-announcement Sat, 27 May 2023 00:45:04 GMT
Joe and Michaela's Wedding https://www.rebekahruthphotography.com/blog/2023/4/joe-and-michaelas-wedding Joe and Michaela's wedding day dawned glorious last November and promised to be breathtaking in every way. This sweet couple's love is so inspiring not only for each other, but for their son and daughter that complete this beautiful blended family. The children had a special place in each moment from first looks to the altar. Every detail of this wedding was thoughtfully put together and reflected both class and fun, which sums up this couple well! Smiles, laughter and tears overflowed as this story of new beginnings was celebrated.

Joe's mother, Rita, was diagnosed with cancer 2 years ago and the day was bittersweet as she had limited time left with the family she loved so dearly. Her smile was a beautiful testament to her joy even while staring death in the face. As each tender moment came, I was beyond honored with the privilege of capturing these images for her family to treasure for years to come. There wasn't a dry eye in the room as she danced one last dance with her son at the reception.

Sorrow and joy, beauty and pain so often live in the same room and learning how to hold them both, trusting that God uses each one, strengthens our hope and dependance on Him. 

Congratulations Mr. & Mrs. Graney! 

In loving memory of Rita Grace Graney

May 4, 1956-March 12, 2023 

Wedding Dress: Mora Lee - NY Bride and Groom of Columbia

Florist: Where You're Planted

Ceremony/Reception Venue: Sublette's Pond House

DJ: D J Rique

Catering: Southern Bear Catering 

 

 












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(Rebekah Ruth Photography, LLC) https://www.rebekahruthphotography.com/blog/2023/4/joe-and-michaelas-wedding Fri, 28 Apr 2023 21:52:28 GMT
Michaela's Bridal Session https://www.rebekahruthphotography.com/blog/2023/4/michaelas-bridal-session Michaela's sweet disposition, kindness and stunning beauty struck me from the moment we met. I knew her bridal session would be filled with all of those things and more and I wasn't disappointed! It was a late September evening (still battling South Carolina humidity and mosquitos) and as that gorgeous light filtered through the trees, I could hardly contain my excitement over these images! I love doing early portraits as it gives me a chance to get to know my bride better ahead of her big day and allow her to become comfortable with me at her side capturing almost every move :) 

This shoot definitely left me eager for wedding day to arrive so I could get this elegant lady and her husband to be in front of the camera again!




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(Rebekah Ruth Photography, LLC) bridal bride session https://www.rebekahruthphotography.com/blog/2023/4/michaelas-bridal-session Fri, 14 Apr 2023 19:02:33 GMT
Abigail Turns Four! https://www.rebekahruthphotography.com/blog/2023/4/abigail-turns-four  

Adorable Abigail is 4! I look forward to this birthday session every year and I think Abigail does as well ;) We combined her two current loves - horses and Disney into a photo shoot fit for a princess! I have discovered the last couple of years that March wind and birthday balloons aren't the greatest combination, but we managed to to capture a few great shots anyway. 

I hope this little one has a fantastic year of new adventures.

Happy Birthday Abigail Grace! 

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(Rebekah Ruth Photography, LLC) https://www.rebekahruthphotography.com/blog/2023/4/abigail-turns-four Fri, 07 Apr 2023 22:09:17 GMT
Georgia's Equine Session https://www.rebekahruthphotography.com/blog/2023/3/georgias-equine-session I am so excited to get this blog post into the world! I could not love this girl right here more! I have had the joy of knowing Georgia since she was born and watching her grow into a gorgeous, kind, sweet young woman. I have photographed her family for years, but was so excited to be asked to do a special birthday portrait session capturing one of Georgia's loves - horses! The special relationship she has with these gentle giants is beautiful!

Fun fact, the first photographer blog I ever followed and wanted to be like when I grew up was Shelly Paulson - an equine photographer! The way her images captured light and the love between people and their horses inspired me over a decade ago to pursue a career in photography  so this was a very full circle moment. 

I hope you will savor the sweetness radiating from each image and that it will bring a smile to your day as much as it did mine! Scroll to the end for the best silhouette! 

 











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(Rebekah Ruth Photography, LLC) equine horses portrait session https://www.rebekahruthphotography.com/blog/2023/3/georgias-equine-session Sat, 11 Mar 2023 23:20:40 GMT
Tyler and Kelsey's Wedding https://www.rebekahruthphotography.com/blog/2023/2/tyler-and-kelseys-wedding  

The Cokers tied the knot on October 1st just as a change in weather was beginning to make its way into South Carolina. Their venue was a fun, family clubhouse on beautiful farmland and the vibrant shades of fall colored every part of the special day. Tyler and Kelsey's two daughters were a central part of this wedding and  they will absolutely melt your heart. So much tireless work went into preparing for this day and making it a reflection of Tyler and Kelsey's relationship and it accomplished just that. Every carefully planned detail came together to make a celebration of the love they share. Shout out to my lovely second shooter, Brittany Briley, for her amazing photos and assistance with this wedding! 

Congrats Mr. & Mrs. Coker! 

Bridal Gown: David's Bridal

Florist: Garden House Floral Studio

Ceremony and Reception Venue: Buck and Bull Farm - Manning, SC

Wedding Planner: Becky Weaver

Hair and Makeup: Destinations Spa

DJ: Pitch Perfect Entertainment 

Videographer: Brent Chappell

Cake: Jessica Cheek

Catering: Fancy That Catering

Bridesmaid's Dresses: Azazie

Groomsmen and Groom Attire: Azazie



One of Kelsey's special requests of the day was to have a moment with her daughter trying on her wedding dress. It truly was heart melting!

Meanwhile, the guys were having too much fun getting ready ;) Brittany did a fantastic job with these photos!  

Always one of the most emotional moments of the day!

 



 

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(Rebekah Ruth Photography, LLC) couple Wedding https://www.rebekahruthphotography.com/blog/2023/2/tyler-and-kelseys-wedding Sat, 11 Feb 2023 17:48:38 GMT
Anne and Jarrod's Maternity Session https://www.rebekahruthphotography.com/blog/2023/1/anne-and-jarrods-maternity-session This session was extra special because this adorable couple are also dear friends. Unbeknownst to us, they were just a couple weeks away from meeting their precious daughter Addie when we took these photos in November. She just couldn't wait to get out into the world and meet her amazing parents face to face! 

I first met Anne and Jarrod in 2021 when the Air Force stationed them in Sumter and a friendship soon formed.  It was a joy and honor to capture this unique time in their marriage before their first child arrived. Originally from Nebraska, it was only fitting that we take these photos in the country with hay bales :) The best thing about this couple is how much fun they have together and the love you see between them has carried right over into the love for their girl. Congratulations Anne and Jarrod! 

 

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(Rebekah Ruth Photography, LLC) couple expecting maternity session https://www.rebekahruthphotography.com/blog/2023/1/anne-and-jarrods-maternity-session Sat, 28 Jan 2023 14:38:19 GMT
Kelsey's Bridal Session https://www.rebekahruthphotography.com/blog/2023/1/kelseys-bridal-session Kelsey stunned during her bridals last fall. I love when the glow of a bride matches the setting around her to create absolute magic!

It was a humid, hot afternoon in SC and there isn't anything quite like sweating under a wedding dress, but Kelsey was a terrific sport and we were able to capture these dreamy images ahead of her big day.

I know you will agree, her gorgeous chocolate eyes stole the show even above the beautiful gown. Wedding post coming soon! 

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(Rebekah Ruth Photography, LLC) bridal session bride portrait wedding https://www.rebekahruthphotography.com/blog/2023/1/kelseys-bridal-session Sun, 22 Jan 2023 19:29:42 GMT
Mattes Family Fall 2022 Session https://www.rebekahruthphotography.com/blog/2023/1/mattes-family-fall-2022-session My travels took me back to Oklahoma this fall to visit my dear friends and meet the newest addition to the family! Sweet Theo is such a brave, chill and happy baby. His first few weeks after birth were more challenging than most with severe reflux and surgery, but those dimples and precious smile were there, encouraging his parents even as they watched him suffer. Praise God that he is now healthy and thriving! Watching these two brothers, I can only imagine the adventures they will share in the coming years. It was a joy to capture this growing and precious family. I hope they put a smile on your face as well! 

 

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(Rebekah Ruth Photography, LLC) https://www.rebekahruthphotography.com/blog/2023/1/mattes-family-fall-2022-session Sat, 07 Jan 2023 02:52:43 GMT
Stephen and Katie's Family 2022 https://www.rebekahruthphotography.com/blog/2022/12/Stephen-and-katies-family-2022  

I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas! Fall of 2022 was a busy one in all the best ways and I was thrilled to capture so many memories for my clients. Christmas cards have been mailed and displayed on mantles and refrigerators everywhere and the coming few weeks I will (hopefully) be getting up to date on blogging and look forward to sharing them with you! 

First up is a family that I can't wait to post every year because it features some of my favorite people in the world. I met up with them at the beach in September to capture a very special session. My sister and brother in law have recently expanded their family through fostering therefore I am sharing photos of a precious child that for his protection, must keep his sweet smile hidden. Know that it is one of pure joy and happiness. He is dearly loved and is, as you can tell from everyone else's faces, a treasure to this family. 

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(Rebekah Ruth Photography, LLC) https://www.rebekahruthphotography.com/blog/2022/12/Stephen-and-katies-family-2022 Mon, 26 Dec 2022 16:23:11 GMT
Lilly Turns 4! https://www.rebekahruthphotography.com/blog/2022/9/lilly-turns-4 A princess turns 4 today!

I look forward to every chance I get to photograph this little lady! Lilly is an absolute ray of sunshine and I loved capturing her world of imagination for her birthday session. From tea parties to getting lost in a book to dancing in a meadow - four is just the best age. 

Happiest of birthdays sweet girl! 

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(Rebekah Ruth Photography, LLC) birthday session mini session https://www.rebekahruthphotography.com/blog/2022/9/lilly-turns-4 Thu, 08 Sep 2022 11:00:17 GMT
The Thompson Family https://www.rebekahruthphotography.com/blog/2022/8/the-thompson-family Cassie and Zach have the sweetest family of daughters! They welcomed little Macie about a month ago and I was thrilled to capture this season of their life. Making family pictures happen under ideal circumstances is difficult and attempting it at this age is even more so. Very impressed with the mommy and daddy determination that preceded these!

Every photo will absolutely melt your heart. It was too hard to pick favorites so you get to see most of them :) 

Congrats Thompson family! 

 

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(Rebekah Ruth Photography, LLC) https://www.rebekahruthphotography.com/blog/2022/8/the-thompson-family Fri, 19 Aug 2022 18:00:00 GMT
Whaylon's 1st Birthday Session https://www.rebekahruthphotography.com/blog/2022/8/whaylons-1st-birthday-session  

This cutie is one! I first met Whaylon when he was 5 months old and seeing him grow has been so fun. When his mom told me his first birthday was going to be a camping/fishing theme, I knew these would be adorable! My favorite thing about photographing Whaylon is getting that occasional smile out of him as his expressions are normally very serious :) 

Happy Birthday sweet boy! 

 

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(Rebekah Ruth Photography, LLC) babies birthday First Birthday toddler https://www.rebekahruthphotography.com/blog/2022/8/whaylons-1st-birthday-session Sat, 06 Aug 2022 12:00:00 GMT
Joel's Senior Session https://www.rebekahruthphotography.com/blog/2022/7/joels-senior-session It was an absolute treat to spend some time getting to know Joel and capturing images of this transition season in his life. What I appreciated the most about Joel was his desire to get to know and ask me questions as well. Behind that great smile is a very kind, thoughtful young man and I came away from this session so encouraged by his desire to serve and help others in whatever job the Lord directs him to. 

Congratulations Joel! 

And that wraps up my 2022 Seniors! Now booking sessions for the class of 2023!

 

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(Rebekah Ruth Photography, LLC) Graduate Senior Senior Session https://www.rebekahruthphotography.com/blog/2022/7/joels-senior-session Fri, 29 Jul 2022 00:45:20 GMT
Lindsay's Maternity Session https://www.rebekahruthphotography.com/blog/2022/7/lindsays-maternity-session  

Another precious baby girl is about to make her appearance into the world and she is already so loved by her parents and siblings. This session was extra special as these beautiful people are also family. Lindsay is my cousin and I was thrilled to capture the season of anticipation as they await the arrival of another daughter and sister. After our first attempt was rained out, we were relieved to squeeze these in before her July due date! These photos are sure to melt your heart as much as they did mine. 

Congrats Cook Family! 

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(Rebekah Ruth Photography, LLC) https://www.rebekahruthphotography.com/blog/2022/7/lindsays-maternity-session Sat, 09 Jul 2022 13:24:39 GMT
Drake's Senior Session https://www.rebekahruthphotography.com/blog/2022/7/drakes-senior-session  

Another high school graduate of the class of 2022!

I so enjoyed spending the afternoon with Drake several months ago. The last time I had photographed him he was just a young boy and now a very handsome gentleman that is so smart, kind and thoughtful. And this guy has great style too! I also love it when parents get in on the photos at the end of sessions and you will want to scroll to the end to see some of my favorites :)

Congratulations Drake on your huge accomplishment! 

 

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(Rebekah Ruth Photography, LLC) portrait portrait session Senior Senior Session https://www.rebekahruthphotography.com/blog/2022/7/drakes-senior-session Fri, 08 Jul 2022 00:54:07 GMT
Becca's Maternity Session https://www.rebekahruthphotography.com/blog/2022/7/beccas-maternity-session  

This session was particularly special and unique because I had to get on a plane and fly to Oklahoma to capture this precious momma who is also a dear friend. Becca and I met the first week she moved to Sumter via the Air Force several years ago and became fast companions - even tackling Europe together during her first pregnancy. Needless to say it was an honor and delight to photograph this sweet season in the Mattes family as they prepare to welcome another son any day now. Already planning my next visit for baby cuddles! 

Congrats guys! 

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(Rebekah Ruth Photography, LLC) baby family family session maternity maternity session https://www.rebekahruthphotography.com/blog/2022/7/beccas-maternity-session Wed, 06 Jul 2022 01:59:52 GMT
Josh and Bailey's Wedding Day https://www.rebekahruthphotography.com/blog/2022/7/josh-and-baileys-wedding Josh and Bailey were wed in the sweetest, intimate outdoor ceremony in May. The day dawned with a few clouds on the horizon and a forecast for rain, but nothing was going to put a damper on this couple's special day. As soon as we began bridal portraits, it began to pour!

Shoutout to my amazing brother and second shooter, Caleb, for holding my umbrella as I shot in the rain and capturing some amazing shots.

Then, right before the ceremony, everything cleared and it was such a beautiful setting. I will never get over how this couple looks at each other. Melts my heart every time. Enjoy this glimpse of Mr. and Mrs. Bryant's wedding day! 

 

 







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(Rebekah Ruth Photography, LLC) bride and groom Wedding wedding day https://www.rebekahruthphotography.com/blog/2022/7/josh-and-baileys-wedding Sat, 02 Jul 2022 22:07:42 GMT
Abbe's Senior Session https://www.rebekahruthphotography.com/blog/2022/7/abbes-senior-session I have had the joy of knowing this senior since she was born and watching her grow from an adorable toddler with the cutest dimple and laugh to a fun, kind, gorgeous young woman inside and out. The camera could not love her more!

Abbe is an incredibly gifted violinist and has put in years and years of hard work and practice. She is headed to North Greenville University in the fall to continue her passion for music. I could listen to her play for hours. As the sun set during her spring session, she made that violin sing into the sky resulting in one of my favorite silhouettes ever!

Congratulations Abbe!