I get it – having your photo taken can feel awkward! But it doesn’t have to be. Every couple who steps in front of my camera feels comfortable, relaxed, and confident. As your Arizona wedding photographer, I spend time getting to know you through conversations and your engagement session and help you feel like yourself. Laughing is highly encouraged! I help you enjoy your wedding day while capturing festive, timeless images you’ll treasure forever and share with future generations. On your wedding day, you’ll have an incredible photographer and an unofficial maid of honor. I take care of all the photography details. From an initial walk-through of your venue to a private first look – you can be confident I’m creating picture-perfect moments and making sure you soak up the memories and enjoy the experience.
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Hire a wedding planner or day-of coordinator! You won’t regret it. Having someone manage the details for you will help you relax and enjoy your day.
I can't tell you how happy I am with these photos. They are truly stunning! I was in tears when I saw them. I am so glad that I hired Ruby because now the wedding day feels complete to me, and I can see it with a full perspective.
What #rsgem couples are saying:
Congratulations! You're engaged and ready to start planning your best day ever. First, we'll chat to get to know each other and make sure we're a perfect fit. Once we're officially official, we'll meet up for your engagement session and get you comfortable in front of my camera. I'll be in contact with you throughout the planning process and leading up to your wedding day!
It's your wedding day!
I'll be exactly where I need to be throughout the day – up close to get personal details and at a distance to capture private, intimate moments like your first look.
Your only job is to enjoy the experience and soak up all the love! I'll take care of photographing it all.
Delivering your images is one of the most fun parts of my job! From sneak peeks to the full gallery, you get to relive your big day over and over again.
Next, I'll start designing your heirloom album so you can preserve your memories and enjoy looking back over them whenever you want. Have an ultimate favorite? You can order canvases and prints, too!
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Engagement sessions should feel playful, flirty, and fun!
An engagement session is an important part of the wedding experience, so I gift you a full engagement session as part of your wedding photography package.
This is where we get to know each other, and you and your fiancé get comfortable in front of the camera. I’ll give you plenty of silly directions to help you loosen up, look your best, and feel relaxed – think “Lean in and whisper your favorite vegetable in your most seductive voice ever.”
We’ll get comfortable working together and you’ll have beautiful keepsakes of this romantic session. It’s important to remember this special moment in time!
Your Engagement Session
— Kristi & Chris
"I want to cry looking at my pictures! Ruby captured everything perfectly. She was such a calm and peaceful energy to work with, which helped my nerves immensely! Ruby was a true blessing to us."
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Wedding Day Coverage
Online Gallery with Professionally Edited High-Res Images
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Natalia & Richard
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Abriana & Adam
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Kristi & Chris
A: Yay! I'm SO excited you're ready to call yourself a Ruby Sandoval Couple. However, I never book any couples without first meeting in person or chatting via Zoom. I genuinely believe you should feel there is no better person to capture your day than me and to know that, you'll want to get to know me and my personality to assure it's a good fit for you before booking. Once we've done that, a completed contract and a $300 non-refundable retainer are required to secure your date.
A: Galleries typically include about 75 to 100 photos per hour of coverage, though the exact amount varies from wedding to wedding. You are more than welcome to print the images yourself, as your gallery comes complete with fully edited, high-resolution images. I also provide an online print shop through your gallery, which ensures professional printing through one of my preferred professional print labs.
A: I genuinely believe in the importance of shooting an engagement session with all of my #rscouple family and that it is a vital part of your experience. It not only helps us get to know one another better, but it helps me to get some insight into your natural chemistry before your big day! For these reasons, I include the engagement session as my complimentary gift to you.
A: Absolutely! I've been able to build amazing relationships with so many creative and professional vendors over the years. I only point my couples in the direction of other creatives who I know will take the absolute best care of you and can send you a list of these names once we've made it official!
A: My collections begin at 6 hours of coverage, as I have found this to be the amount of time needed to serve my couples best. It is more than enough time to capture the finishing touches of a glam squad making you look your best through the two of you dancing the night away on the dance floor! You can always add additional coverage if needed at any time, but know I will never leave your wedding without checking in on the two of you to make sure we’ve taken every last photo you were dreaming of.
A: I always have another photographer (and sometimes even two!) to assist me on the day of your wedding. That way, we can assure that multiple angles of your event are captured and all the candid in between moments that will mean so much to you. Intimate weddings are easy to shoot myself, but there is also an option to add a second photographer to your Collection.
A: As a photographer, I recognize the importance of print. I would be doing you a disservice if I didn’t make sure that you had a tangible heirloom from the most momentous day of your life and the start of your legacy together. Not to mention, your images deserve a more beautiful place to live than the cloud. This is why I include an album credit as my gift to you in Collections, and I don’t remove it or swap it out for other services/value.
A: I do not charge any travel fees if the wedding is within 30 miles of zip code 85742. Travel fees are $0.58/mile beyond that radius roundtrip and $0.62/mile beyond 55 miles roundtrip. This fee also applies to engagement sessions scheduled outside the same radius. Additionally, if the event is beyond a 2-hour drive (based on Apple Maps), hotel accommodations will be required for the night of the event and the client's responsibility to book.