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Bringing Back The Blog With A Vegas Wedding Post

Well, it’s been over two years since I posted on this blog!! This year, I’ve done a good job of sharing all my photo shoots over on my Instagram and Facebook pages. But I have been wanting to cut back some on the number of photos I share there, and instead bring back the blog. This way, people who want to see just a quick pic from a shoot and keep scrolling on social media can do so, while those who want to see allllll the photos and also read a bit more about me and my work can click on over here to get full posts.

As I mentioned, it’s been years since I’ve posted, so please don’t mind how I haven’t updated thi site. I figured if I waited until I could update my website the way I want to, I’d never post. So I decided to just jump back into blogging, and I’ll update the site when I can.

I wanted to come back to blogging with a vengeance. And the wedding of Amber and Spencer in Vegas is the perfect post for that. Hope you enjoy!


The truth is, I hardly ever photograph weddings anymore. Pretty much the only ones I will do are for family members/close friends, or very small weddings that aren’t on a Saturday. It’s not that I don’t enjoy shooting wedding. In fact, I love shooting them! Weddings offer a chance to showcase a range of photography skills. Shooting in various lighting situations challenges my creativity, which I appreciate after twenty-plus years of being a photographer. As a portrait photographer, I am usually able to somewhat control the location and lighting – by choosing the time of day and all that. With weddings, you have to be able to shoot great photos in all different lighting scenarios, from indoor getting ready shots to late night reception coverage, and everything in between. So anyway, I don’t shoot weddings very often anymore because I prefer to work my business around a portrait photography schedule, which is much more flexible than wedding photography.

But every once in awhile, a chance to shoot a wedding comes along like this super-cool wedding in Vegas. Of course I jumped at the chance to photograph it! Not only is Amber a friend of mine, but hello, Vegas!! A ceremony in the Neon Museum. A private pool party reception at The MGM. Heck yes!

Spencer and Amber did have to change their original plans for their Vegas wedding, due to Covid-19, of course. But they both handled the changed plans with grace and good humor. And everything turned out amazingly cool and fun! Here are some of my favorite photos from their day.

Have you ever seen such iconic bridal shoes?! So great.

#2020This is honestly one of my favorite pics of the day, because it’s just so Vegas.

These friends of Amber and Spencer played and sang while the wedding party walked down the aisle, and it was so beautiful.In between the ceremony and reception later that evening, some of us went to the pool during the afternoon. I snagged this pic from up in my room as Amber and Spencer and friends were leaving the pool area.The reception was a private pool party that evening, and it was every bit as sweet as it sounds. :)Amber’s dad was the first one in the water. :)Our friend Sam has made it a tradition to shave his face or head in some weird way at friends’ wedding receptions. It’s a thing. Amber was very touched and honored by this heartfelt gesture.

Spencer and Amber,

Your wedding was off the charts in every aspect. I loved being a part of it! Thank you for trusting me to document such a fun, special day. CONGRATS!!!!!

-Abi Ruth

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Pam SheltonOctober 29, 2020 - 1:43 am

Abi, wow, just wow. You knocked these wedding pictures out of the park. Absolute awesomeness! Thanks for making this day so unstressful. Thanks so very much!

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