Destination intimate wedding + elopement photographer based out of Lake Tahoe, available for travel worldwide.
 
 
 
Ruthanne Z is an adventure elopement photographer based in Lake Tahoe
 

LAKE TAHOE ADVENTURE ELOPEMENT + INTIMATE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY

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I’m RUTHANNE Z. - an ADVENTURE ELOPEMENT + INTIMATE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

Lake Tahoe Elopement Photographer

AVAILABLE FOR ADVENTUROUS ELOPEMENTS + INTIMATE WEDDINGS WORLDWIDE

 
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YOUR LOVE STORY DESERVES TO BE TOLD IN COLOR.

YOU: FULL OF GRIT AND GUMPTION, EXCITED BY NEW JOURNEYS
INTO UNKNOWNS HOLDING THE HAND OF YOUR LOVE. (YOU’RE PRETTY AWESOME, I THINK.)

Chances are, you’re here because you’re in love, and you’re looking for a photographer to capture this love - in whatever stage of life you’re in. EEK! Whether you are looking to elope in Lake Tahoe, Northern California, the Oregon Coast or beyond - I’ve got you.


YOUR ADVENTURE PHOTOGRAPHER SHOULD BE STOKED.

ME: SUN CHASER, ADVENTURE SEEKER, RISK TAKER. WILLING TO GO THE
DISTANCE. PASSIONATE ABOUT LIFE + LOVE AND EXCITED TO SHARE YOUR STORY.

I was born and raised in Truckee, CA with a whole lotta love for the great outdoors. If you’re looking for an adventure photographer who will not only photograph the best day of your life, but also help you through every step of planning an intimate wedding or elopement near or far - you should probably email me.

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HEY, I’M RUTHANNE.

I really love this life I get to live. I mean - capturing people on their best days in TAHOE + BEYOND?

WHAT THE HECK YOU GUYS.
THIS IS THE BEST THING EVER!

I am a born and raised Lake Tahoe native. Yep - you read that right. 2nd generation, even! Say WHAT!? I know - I know - you didn’t know that existed! I was born with grit and adventure in my blood. My nickname is “firecracker” - and I take pride in being your #1 fan on your elopement day. Beyond that, I hope you call me up for a drink or hike or backpacking trip after this is all said and done - because who doesn’t love new friends?! (answer: NOT ME! gimme all the friends!)

Let me put it this way: any adventure you’re thinking of, I’m there. Want to climb Mt. Tallac? Whitney? Rad. Get married at the top of a crag? Sweet. Lets do it. I will literally follow you just about anywhere. There’s a reason my packages are named after epic mountains - I’m kind of obsessed.

Your day is going to be amazing, simply because its yours. You’re going to have the best day ever, and I’d be honored if you considered letting me tag along to give you the best images you’ll ever hang on your walls.

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DITCHING TRADITION?

IF THERE IS ONE THING I’VE LEARNED FROM WORKING WITH ELOPING COUPLES, IT’S THIS: IT CAN BE TOTALLY TERRIFYING TO SAY “SCREW TRADITION” AND DO WHAT YOU WANT.

Even choosing an intimate wedding for your big day can feel like you’re flipping the bird to everything your grandmother wanted for you - but I have a secret to tell you: it’s the most liberating thing ever - and that is coming from someone who knows, and who did it too. I’m right there with you, which is why there is an entire page on my website dedicated to the questions you have.

I am no stranger to the fears, worries and questions. But I am here to tell you: it is worth it, and you will find total joy in the decision to spend your day doing whatever you want.


LATEST JOURNAL ENTRIES

You should know who you’re hiring, and I want you to be familiar with my work if you’re thinking of working with me! I love bright colors, gorgeous landscapes, and big love. I don’t have a traditional “portfolio” because I find most people don’t utilize it - so consider my Journal the replacement. You also can follow me on instagram to see all of my latest adventures in Lake Tahoe + beyond!

HERE’S WHAT MY ADVENTUROUS COUPLES HAVE HAD TO SAY ABOUT WORKING TOGETHER:



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WHERE IN THE WORLD SHOULD YOU ELOPE?

TaKE A LOOK AT THE MAP BELOW TO SEE WHERE I'm going, where I'll be, and where I'd love to go for your adventure elopement or intimate wedding!

And, be sure to read my Q + A page to answer the questions most couples ask before deciding to have an adventure elopement!