When I need workshop models, I often ask on social media for people to send me in their info. When Ruth sent me her photo, my jaw literally dropped to the damn ground! RUUUUTH?! THEEEE RUUUUTH?! 2008 RUUUUUTH?! I SHOT SENIOR PHOTOS IN TEXAS RUUUUUTH? YES YES YES YES! LOOK NO FURTHER! She pulled out the trump card!
BUT OF COURSE I would LOVE to photograph the married Ruth. Wait. What!?! WHAAAAT?! MARRIED?! HOW AM I OLD ENOUGH TO HAVE PHOTOGRAPHED A SENIOR WHO IS NOW MARRIED???!! Whoa. Whatever.. back to the excitement…
So she now lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan which is about six hours north. We exchange emails, she says she and her HUSBAND have no problem making the drive. Fast forward a month or two later…..
The knock on my door, I greet them and thennnn I.FREAK.OUT…
“RUUUUUTH!!!!! YOU’RE SO TALL! YOU’RE SO GROWN UP! YOU HAVE A HUSBAND! AND HE’S SO HANDSOME!” Gosh, I’m like the crazy aunt who you never want to introduce your friends to! I’m ridiculous!
Okay, enough about the history of Ruth and Bobbi… onward to their love!
My view on the left.
Ruth, you were one of the most confident young women I’d ever met back in 2008 and you’ve grown into an even more beautiful woman than I ever could have imagined.
Through her eyes I was downright smitten with her husband! I loved seeing her happy!
A little throwback…. jusssst for Ruth
Senior Pics, 2008
Behind the scenes
Me, taking a picture of herrrr….….while she’s taking a picture of meeeee…. Sooo…. I accidentally took this workshop group into the hood and didn’t know it until I was in too deep. The bus drove by it and I was like, “HEY, THAT AREA LOOKS COOL! LET’S PULL OVER!” 15 minutes later… ummm…. yeahhhh…. ooooops! Taking “Bobbi’s favorite” photo. 🙂 Alumni Workshop #4! Ruth,
Bobbi & Matthew
As always, thanks for everything friends! Ruth, it was faaaaantastic to see you! I’m SO glad you lived relatively close and I got to hug you again, eight years later. 🙂 I also love that you found a husband who adores you…. because frankly, I find you quite adore-worthy!
Sending love and high fives your way!
This is an AWESOME picture!
GAH!!! So many people there from the same workshop as me! I should have totally done this one and we could have had a reunion! Photos are mint; as always.
They look so in love… It’s like they are having a special moment in time.
Adore them!! Such a beautiful couple, and even though you took us through the hood, it was TOTALLY worth it! Photos are amazing. Love this!!!
I love their style!!! So much joy in these. Beautiful!
How adorable are they??! I love how happy she looks in every single picture! You guys WORKED the hood! 🙂 Beautiful job!
Whaaaaat, these two are adorably sweet together! I love the colors throughout this entire session, and how the happy love just jumps off the screen. You captured all of it perfectly!
Luckiest girl ever to be photographed by you twice! You pick the best workshop models for sure! Glad to see Matthew is representing the mitten <3 #michiganmade lol
GAAAHHHH!!!! Everyone is perfect. I love their love!! That blue door!!! SHUT UP! I totally didn’t see that spot, you make magic everywhere you go!!
Obsesssseeed!!!! My fave – holding hands facing opposite ways. And love all the tilt shifts! What a fun couple.
These are so amazing!!! This couple looks so cool, yet down to earth and totally smitten with each other. I love them all!!
Well this is just all sorts of lovely. Well done! ps: Love that the picture of you has ‘liquor’ in the background 😉
I couldn’t love this session any more than I already do! As always, it was awesome to see you in action. Loving those Bobbi speech bubbles on the images!
That laying down one took my breath away. You are a master at laying down images!
Oh my!!! LOOOVE seeing the senior pics before, and seeing her with the love of her life after! Perfection as always!! I love every single image- but my faves are the BW ones of him wearing the fedora! XOXO
I love EVERYTHING about this session!!! They are so adorable, and you are amazing as always! 😀
I can’t believe that’s us!!!! Yay!!!! Thank you soooooo, so much! Ah! I love you! And Megan! And I got Bobbi captions! I’m SO excited about that. 😀 😀 😀
Also, look how cute and round my 2008 face was! Baby cheeks! And all your Bobbi captions make me so warm and fuzzy inside. 🙂
soooo much YES!!! love love love!!! amazing colors, amazing chemistry, amazing YOU!
and can i just say, this new blog?!!? you are KILLLLLLLING the blog game!!!!
YES!!!!!!! Everything about this session is above and beyond!!! I’m speechless!!!
These are so amazing! So much variety and gorgeous smiles and color! I am in love! Fab work as always!