Yea I could just email you a couple of times and then show up to photograph your wedding but I don’t want to be that typical photographer. Each one of my couples is different and that’s why I want to give you the experience that’s unique to you! I want to capture YOUR story the way you tell it! I love and am all about the in-between moments because that is what makes your day blatantly yours! I don’t want to be just another “vendor”, I want to be your cheerleader and your calming friend that is there to remind you that everything will be perfect, to party with you on your wedding day while keeping the day laid back yet organized.
You don't care so much about the posed photos. You want them to show the love and connection between you and your boo!
You are always willing to go on adventure no matter how big or small.
You are open to getting a little messy to get those amazing photos and you don't mind if you are doing it in boots instead of heels.
You love spinning and dancing and having fun! You don't mind twirling either even though it may sometimes feel super awkward to you.
You are not stressed out about the rain! You just want to marry your love and don't mind getting wet.
You don't always want to do all the traditional wedding things and you are okay with it! You want to do something totally different for your wedding.
In our fast paced world, we are constantly playing catch up. Time goes by entirely too fast and you are rarely able to slow down, live in the moment and appreciate the moments of your wedding day. I am here to immortalize all those moments of your wedding day and share with the world who you are as a couple & how you came to become one! Because your love is the stuff of Legends (yes I did just quote Greys)
I don't know about you but the first time I hired a photographer was for my wedding, and even then I let my parents pick the photographer which was the biggest mistake as this person didn't know me. I had super high expectations from them but I was absolutely crushed when I saw my wedding photos. Not only were they not listening to everything I was expecting out of my wedding photos but they hadn't even taken any of the candid, unposed photos that I really wanted and now every time I look at my photos, I feel a little sad. My wedding was filled with so much love and we were surrounded by friends & family and the photos don't reflect the love and the magic. This is why it is so important to pick a photographer you love and get along with and who you know is going to listen to you and answer all the questions you would have about your wedding.
That is where I come in. It is my goal to make this process an amazing one for you! Your wedding will be surrounded by so much love & magic and I want to be there to capture all that magic for you! I will be your personal cheerleader, your friend & whatever else you need me to be. I will make bustle your dress when your bridesmaids can't figure it out, pin the boutonniere, grab you a drink & make sure you are not stressed about anything because I want you to RELAX AND ENJOY YOUR WEDDING DAY with your loved ones & not miss out on all the magical amazing moments.,
elopements - Starting at $1400
weddings - starting at $2300
couples & engagements - starting at $450
I understand that a "traditional" wedding package may not be the right fit for you. And that's okay because I don't fit inside the box either. If I am your girl, don't just disappear! Slide into my inbox and let's make this magic happen!! My starting prices are listed below to give you an idea but if those don't look good to you, don't disappear on me & reach out so that we can see if we can make it work!!
I want you to take some time and take a look around my website. Stalk my about me and get to know me better. Check out all the beautiful people on the blog & galleries & picture yourselves in them. Love what you see? Let's go to the next step.!!
Head on over to my contact page & reach out to me! It's the one named "Say Hey". Once I receive your email, I will respond back within 24 hours with lots of goodies, info and a super helpful guide that has all the info you would need to plan a super stress free wedding or elopement photo experience.
I love creating an instant connection with our clients, whether it be in person or on phone. I want to hear your love story, know more about your wedding day and find out how I can help you plan a stress free wedding.
If you are convinced that I am the girl for you, then let's make it official. I will send over the contract & once that is signed and the retainer is paid, I will put your date down in my calendar and will officially be your wedding/elopement photographer.
Once I have you in my calendar, we will start planning your engagement session if you have chosen to have one. We will chat and plan out a session that is feels just right for the both of you. This way we get a chance to hang out plus you will have practice for your wedding day photos & know what it's like to work with me.
In the time leading up to your wedding, I will work closely with you to assist in the planning process anyway I can. We'll exchange plenty of emails and texts. I will send you my full wedding/elopement that is filled with all kinds of tips & tricks to help you plan out your day! I will also help you make a custom timeline so that no important shots or details are missed.
Finally it's your wedding day!! We will hang out, laugh, cry, dance. I will shoot your wedding, all the main as well as the in-between moments that you may have missed in the rush of the day!
I will edit your photos & send you some sneak peeks from your wedding day within a week that will make you relive your wedding day all over again and the rest of your gorgeous photos within 6-8 weeks. But our friendship isn't over. I love capturing my couples in all walks of their life. Maybe a trash the dress session, an anniversary session or a family session down the road. I am just one call or an instagram DM away.
My calendar fills up quickly so you should plan to book about 18 months in advance. If you are planning on a shorter timeframe, please EMAIL ME to check availability!
I do shoot destination weddings. Depending on where the wedding is, there will be travel fees that apply. But for the year of 2021, there are no additional travel fees to all domestic location & as well as destinations on my travel schedule & bucket list.
I do shoot ethnic weddings. If your ceremony is in different language, I approach the ceremony with research, understanding the traditions and culture of the wedding. I can also have talk-through meetings with my couples before the wedding to ensure I am aware of the major moments.
Lastly, I always ensure that I stay alert, leaning on the instincts that I have developed for capturing the emotion and the stories at any given moment. If the main shooter doesn't speak your language then I will find a second photographer who does so as to compensate and translate for us so that we don't miss the important moments.
An engagement session is a perfect way for you to spend time with your photographer AKA me and get to know my style. It's also a trial run for your bridal portraits to figure out what angles you like the best in photos and which you want to avoid as well as for you to learn how your photographer works so that you can relax and know that I've gotchu and you have nothing to be stressed about as far as posing you goes!
I encourage you to do your engagement session as soon as possible. The latest I suggest is at least 10-12 weeks prior to the wedding date due to the time necessary to edit each image. Because most weddings occur on weekends, I typically do not shoot engagement sessions on weekends. If you can only do your engagement session on a weekend, I can tentatively schedule your engagement session on a weekend, however, if a wedding is scheduled for that weekend, later on, I will have to reschedule your engagement session. I also like to shoot on the weekdays because the locations are less crowded.
I would love to meet with you prior to our engagement shoot or wedding; however, if you’re too busy or too far away, we can handle everything remotely. Just let me know what information you need and I will do my best to accommodate your request. For example, if you would like to see more of my work, I can gladly show you complete events online. If you would like to talk about packages and get a sense of my personality, telephone calls and skype calls can be arranged.
I would love to meet with you prior to our engagement shoot or wedding; however, if you’re too busy or too far away, I can handle everything remotely. Just let me know what information you need and I will do my best to accommodate your request. For example, if you would like to see more of my work, I can gladly show you complete events online. If you would like to talk about packages and get a sense of the my personality, telephone calls, and skype calls can be arranged.
I'd love to meet your relatives, answer their questions and review our work with them. If possible, I'd like to at least skype/facetime with you to get to know you better.
Yes, of course! I understand that you might not have experience being photographed and I'm here to help. Through my easy shooing style and natural posing, I make sure that you look natural and lovely in your photos. Some people take a little longer to warm up, and in those cases I make sure that you feel comfortable and relaxed while we are shooting. I promise, I make it painless and fun, and it won't be nearly as bad as you think! All you would have to do is show up, the rest is my job :)
- Cheyenne + Devon
Our elopement was supposed to be around Easter of 2020, but the world shut down. We found Ruzin back then and knew 100% we wanted her to do our photos. Fast forward to fall this year, and we start talking with Ruzin again. She was a god send. She was there for every little thing you could think of. She helped with the location, with finding an officiant, and any question we had. When we were getting pictures and having our little ceremony, she even helped with the little details like holding the rings until it was time for our kiddos to take them. She was amazing with our kids, too. She talked with them, which is often a detail overlooked, even with family members. She made getting pictures taken absolutely painless and even small details mentioned (like the fact I wore my late grandfather's shirt over my dress as i hiked up the mountain since he wasn't able to walk me down the aisle) a priority to photograph. I would have been okay with mediocre photos. We got the sneak peeks, and wow! Everything about them was more than i could have ever imagined. Ruzin was worth every penny. We kept our elopement a surprise until we got these pictures and I'm so glad we did. Everyone that saw these photos commented about how amazing they are. Thank you so much for making our day feel like a dream! We can't wait to see the rest of the photos.
"Ruzin was a God Send. She made picture taking absolutely painless"
- Summer+ Anthony
It was a true pleasure to work with Ruzin. She instantly becomes more than your photographer, she becomes your friend. My husband and I were married on a day that a tropical storm decided to hit. Ruzin not only gave us BREATHTAKING photos but after taking pictures in the sideways rain, re-steamed and blow dried under my dress and just made me feel like there was no worry in the world! I can honestly say that our day would NOT have been same without them.
If you are like me and want to feel confident in your photos, and comfortable with your photographer then book Ruzin. I guarantee you will not be disappointed.
"She instantly becomes more than your photographer, she becomes your friend"
- Brittany+ Trenton
We loved working with Ruizin Cunningham Photos! The day was so stress free and she made everything super easy! As a photographer myself I was pretty selective with who I wanted to capture our day and I can honestly say I don’t think I could have asked for anyone better! From booking all the way to wedding day everything was so easy! She even sent us sneak peeks right away so we could announce it to everyone! We are so grateful she was available for our day even though it was last minute! She even drove over three hours for our sunrise ceremony!!
We couldn’t have asked for a better photographer or experience!
"We couldn't have asked for a better photographer or experience"
- Kristen + Parker
Ruzin ended up being accepted as a new member of the family. She is so easy going and has such a great attitude. Her pictures are all different, she captures the essence of each couple she shoots. We loved our dark romance photos. It will definitely not be the last time we work with her.
"She Captures the essence of each couple she shoots"
- Natalie + Logan
Her professionalism is through the roof. I felt like she was really invested in our wedding day and making sure our pictures looked beautiful. I had so much fun with her and wish I could've spent more time just getting to know her. Our engagement photos turned out beautifully and I cannot wait to see the wedding photos. I would recommend her again and again to everyone getting married in the Atlanta area.
"Ruzin is absolutely amazing."
- Hannah + Matt
Everyone absolutely loved her, we even got compliments from many guests. She captured our special moments, and wedding details beautifully. As an out of town bride, Ruzin made me feel comfortable and confident that everything would be taken care of and organized for my big day. My husband and I are beyond thrilled to have found her, and will work with her again in the future for anniversary shoots and possible birth announcements. Highly recommended!!!
"She went above and beyond even after the wedding day!"