Ruthanne Z - Imagery for the Adventurous

Lake Tahoe Photographer

I provide a wedding experience that will inspire you for the rest of your life. Your wedding or elopement is bigger than a gorgeous day in a beautiful place: it is an opportunity to be empowered to choose what speaks to your most authentic self, and in turn - pass that empowerment along to someone else. It's a beautiful circle, that ultimately allows you to tap into who you really are, with the person who feels most like home. I love creating meaningful relationships that carry over into life beyond working together. Hiring me does not just mean I show up, shoot your photos, send them off a few weeks later and never talk to you again. From start to finish, the process is dynamic and spirited, full of the essence of you, because I promise: I will take the time to get to know what makes you who you are, and empower you to always seek what makes you feel the most alive.


Hey, I'm Ruthanne. I'm married to the love of my life, Demetri, and live in my hometown of Truckee, CA with our pup, Scout. 

Marriage is literally the coolest thing I’ve ever been a part of, and is the reason that I’m so obsessed with documenting powerful days, seeking to inspire couples like you. 

Photography is an avenue for me to empower you - because I believe that empowerment breeds empowerment. My business is (and always will be) focused more on building a solid, empowering relationship with my couples than the photos. Because you know what makes great photos? Authenticity. Relationships. Genuine laughter, joy, adventure. I could stick any couple on a mountain and get a few hundred likes on instagram for it. But I’m not here for that, I’m here to help you feel the way that I did on my wedding day, by coming alongside you to empower and inspire you to have the best day ever