Destination intimate wedding + elopement photographer based out of Lake Tahoe, available for travel worldwide.
between every two pines is a doorway to a whole new world
— john muir

I am really excited you're here. 

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Yes, that’s me drinking a whole bottle of wine in front of Mont Blanc

And yes, the view made it taste better. Or maybe it was the French wine. Who knows.

I’m Ruthanne - born, raised, and based out of Truckee, California. If you have no idea where that is, just think North Lake Tahoe. I married the love of my life in 2017 on top of a mountain with our 13 closest family members present. And not to bring it back to business, but that is why I do what I do. Because I was looking for a “me” to hire and a “me” didn’t exist. Lucky for you, now it does. But that’s not why you’re here, is it? You want to know about this crazy chick you’re thinking about hiring. So. Let’s go.

wedding photos by the amazing  Kirsten Noelle

wedding photos by the amazing Kirsten Noelle

This was our elopement - 13 people, the morning alpenglow, and the love of my life. I’m getting teary-eyed just remembering! And YES, I made my family get up at the crack of dawn and guess what? It was SO worth it.

This was our elopement - 13 people, the morning alpenglow, and the love of my life. I’m getting teary-eyed just remembering! And YES, I made my family get up at the crack of dawn and guess what? It was SO worth it.

My life is totally an adventure, and I don’t say that to be #onbrand.

I flew 50k miles in 2018, put 12,000 miles on my subaru, and slept under the stars a lot. My husband, Demetri, is training to be a mountain guide (lots of reasons for us to get outside) and our mini aussie, Scout, thinks she’s a deer, born to prance through the woods. She’s not, obvi, but we appease her and spend as much time on the trail and in the backcountry as possible. Really, it’s not a bad life.

I’ve climbed Mt. Whitney and it was the hardest physical thing I’ve ever done. That sh*t ain’t no joke. Everyone should road trip Europe once. My dog has the cutest face in the world. Iceland is REALLY FREAKIN’ COLD. You can totally camp in the back of a Tacoma comfortably, it’s not half bad if you buy the right mattress topper. Home is often the best place to find the best views, and I’m really stinking grateful that my every day life is what it is. Oh, and apparently I’m distantly related to Daniel Boone? Thanks, ancestry.com.

Anyway, my Instagram stories are the place to be if you like videos of cute dogs and pretty days in the mountains.

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*banner photo by Stephanie over at Zakas Photography


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