Our Top Tips For Planning Your Dream Wedding

Gloria Ruth Photography began in 2008 and has since photographed hundreds of weddings all over the world. Whether photographing a small intimate elopement or a large grand scale ballroom event - we are committed to telling your story through candid documentary based photos of the highest caliber. We are artistic storytellers who love creating images you can FEEL.

We are located in South Florida and serve both local and destination weddings. We are always available to speak and would love to learn more about your story as well as the celebration you’re planning. We can be reached at 954-358-9643.

Here are a few tips we hope you find helpful while planning your wedding celebration....

Choosing Your Photographer

Invest in a photographer who will take the time to get to know you and your wedding dreams. This can make all the difference. Choose a seasoned professional who is experienced dealing with every type lighting environment and situation. This will ensure you receive beautiful photos from your wedding day to share with generations to come!

Embrace the Unforeseen

Wedding days are very exciting and can also be stressful at times. Keeping an open mind will allow you to embrace the beauty of your day and create beautiful lifelong memories! Having a good outlook on your wedding day, no matter the circumstance, can make it the perfect day for you and your sweetheart.

Palms Hotel Miami Wedding
Palms Hotel Wedding

Getting Ready Photos

Take time to visualize how you want your getting ready time on your wedding day to flow. Try to make that time as peaceful and stress free as possible for yourself. Whether you prefer getting ready alone, with just a few of your closest friends or with a room full of loved ones, it's important to know ahead of time how the people in the room affect this time for you as well as your demeanor.

Hair and Makeup Trial

If you plan to do engagement photos, we highly recommend scheduling your hair and makeup trial the day of your engagement session. This will give you a more polished "glam" look for your photos. :)

Marriott Harbor Beach Wedding


Creative portraits between the two of you are one of the most important parts of your wedding day! Good portraits take time, because of this we recommend carving out at-least 30-60 minutes for photos of the two of you alone. Keep in mind, portraits require patience and sometimes being a little bit adventurous as well! :)

Reception lighting

The more light you add the better! We love candles, chandeliers, uplighting (pink, purple, blue and red photograph best). For a romantic feel, candles add a warm romantic vibe.

Vizcaya Miami Wedding
Hacienda Los Robles Miami Wedding

Outdoor Reception

For an open outdoor reception we recommend adding as much light as possible. Candles and strands of twinkle lights always photograph well.

Outdoor Ceremonies

The best time to schedule an outdoor ceremony is 2 hours prior to the sun setting. This will ensure a softer light for your images.


Please feel free to reach out any time if we can be of additional help in any way! Happy wedding planning! :)