Virginia Ruth Photography: Emotion. Captured.

We always love promoting the talented wedding vendors that we’re blessed to have work with our publication, and right now, we’re hoping that you all will give them some extra love. It’s tough ALL over. There isn’t a person who hasn’t been affected by this pandemic somehow. We hear a lot about eating out curbside-fashion to support your local eateries (and we love that!), and about getting gift certificates to support your local retailers (love that too!) … but what about some of those businesses that fall outside both those categories? What if you yourself are unemployed now and/or budget crunched and can’t spend a lot of money right now? We get that completely! So we’re creating something you CAN do, that’s FREE — SHARE. Just read about entrepreneurs in Wyoming, learn something new, and share it with your network of contacts on your social media pages. It’s free, it’s easy, and it still supports Wyoming businesses. Who knows? One of your contacts may discover someone new, and THAT could turn into future business for this entrepreneur that you shared! All because you hit “share.” Super easy. Spread the love. <3 — Kati Hime, editor

To Contact Virginia Ruth Photography…

Email: hello@virginiaruthphotography.com

Phone: 307.463.0150

Social Media: You know it! Follow her on IG @virginiaruthphoto and follow this link to her Facebook page <3 : https://www.facebook.com/VirginiaRuthPhotography/

Website: https://www.virginiaruthphotography.com/

all images copyright Virginia Ruth Photography
all images copyright Virginia Ruth Photography

Hey Hey! 

So excited to be part of Wyoming Weddings and Lifestyle Magazine and figured it’s about time I introduced myself! I am the founder of Virginia Ruth Photography. Wyoming has been my home for almost 5 years now and it’s become a part of who I am! I moved from the midwest in 2015 and decided to dive into photography full-time! I am SO thankful for the community of vendors across the state and for each one of my incredible clients! Each referral, review, share on social media, hug, or notes of encouragement go so much farther than you realize. Thank you all for your support and I can’t wait to see what the future holds!

all images copyright Virginia Ruth Photography
all images copyright Virginia Ruth Photography
all images copyright Virginia Ruth Photography

Can you really live in Wyoming and not love all things outdoors?! I’m ALWAYS game for an adventure and adrenaline rush. Adventure sets my soul on fire. I absolutely love having one of the most gorgeous mountain ranges in my backyard. Fight me — the Tetons are better than Yellowstone National Park any day of the week! 

One of my favorite titles is “world’s coolest aunt” to 2 nephews and 8 nieces. Nerfgun wars, walks, wilderness adventures, drawing with chalk, and all the little hugs in between make “Aunt Ginny” the best title in the world. I love a cup of good coffee, fuzzy blankets, sitting by a fire, and movie nights with loved ones. I’m constantly watching The Office, Parks and Rec, Friends, Frasier, or How I Met Your Mother. A deep, real, genuine conversation with a trusted friend is one of my absolute favorite things.

all images copyright Virginia Ruth Photography
all images copyright Virginia Ruth Photography
all images copyright Virginia Ruth Photography
all images copyright Virginia Ruth Photography
all images copyright Virginia Ruth Photography
all images copyright Virginia Ruth Photography

I love getting to capture some of the most genuine emotions and moments of life. The laughs that can’t be faked, a genuine smile, and the little moments you won’t ever get back with the ones you love the most. These are the people who made you who you are. These are the memories you don’t want to miss. I promise to be there to document those moments. 

Photography has been a huge part of my life and also a way to connect with people! Its a love my Dad shared with me and we’ve been able to enjoy together. I’ve had the opportunity to learn from SO many other creatives and am always encouraged to keep pushing boundaries and become better and better at my craft. This plus being able to connect with my clients in some of the most beautiful places on earth is what makes this job so special!

all images copyright Virginia Ruth Photography
all images copyright Virginia Ruth Photography
all images copyright Virginia Ruth Photography
all images copyright Virginia Ruth Photography

We believe that having a strong connection with your vendors is so important. They have such a big part in your day, you should be convinced that they are the best fit for you! Your wedding is unique and shouldn’t be treated like a cookie-cutter wedding. In order to better serve you, we would love to talk about your specific needs and how we can meet those needs!  We can’t wait to talk to you about your big day and the things that will make it unique. 

Let’s think outside the box and explore off the beaten path! Adventure awaits!

all images copyright Virginia Ruth Photography
all images copyright Virginia Ruth Photography
all images copyright Virginia Ruth Photography
all images copyright Virginia Ruth Photography
all images copyright Virginia Ruth Photography

Fun Fact:

The first wedding I ever shot: 

I owned my DSLR for about a week and a half when this phone call came… I had about 2 hours notice to shoot my first wedding! The only experience I had so far was shooting ONE maternity session! So thankful for them trusting me from the very beginning and thankful for how far it’s all come!

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My passion for seeing the raw and genuine of life carries through photography. My desire is to truly connect with people and what’s important to you! Your wedding is different than everyone else’s. Let’s get to know each other better!

all images copyright Virginia Ruth Photography

Planning a Wedding in the Midst of Covid-19

image by Virginia Ruth Photography

By Monica Chen-Furman, Sacred Rim Event Planning, Pinedale

Images by Virginia Ruth Photography, Rock Springs

You have been dreaming all your life about your wedding. The man of your dreams has proposed, you said “Yes,” and now the wedding planning has begun. No one planned for a pandemic to sweep across our world. But on March 15, 2020, the CDC recommend that all weddings in the United States be canceled for 8 weeks (learn more at cdc.gov.) Now what?

TAKE A DEEP BREATH

Before making any big decisions, contact your wedding planner. If you don’t have one, it may be a good time to find one in your area who can help you navigate through the changes. If a wedding planner is not an option, contact your venue and vendors. These experts are going to be able to provide you with the necessary steps that will be best for your wedding.

WEDDING DATE

What you need to do now is determined by your wedding date. If
your the big day is scheduled from now until mid-May, then choosing another day will be your first step. If your wedding is later in the summer, then no changes are necessary at this time. However, because the future is unclear, making a plan B is a good idea. Make sure to talk to your event planner, venue, and vendors to help you as you make these changes. You are strong, you will get through this, and at the end of the day, you get to marry your best friend! So hold your family and friends close and keep an open line of communicate with your wedding team (event planner, venue, vendors). You have so many people that are going to make sure your wedding day is all that you dreamed.

image by Virginia Ruth Photography

INFORM YOUR GUESTS

Make sure to communicate to your guests any changes that occur. If you have a wedding website, this is a great place post any changes so your guests can stay up to date. You can even include trendy “change of date” insert cards with your invitations.

SELF-CARE

Having to change your wedding day, or even having to face the possibility can be very hard. Give yourself some time to feel sad, angry, frustrated… Do something that brings you joy (with social distance in mind of course). Limit the amount of time that you watch the news and get plenty of rest.

REMEMBER…

You are strong, you will get through this, and at the end of the day, you get to marry your best friend! So hold your family and friends close and keep an open line of communicate with your wedding team (event planner, venue, vendors). You have so many people that are going to make sure your wedding day is all that you dreamed.