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Photos by Ruthe

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About

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Photos By Ruthe is a wedding photography service based in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. We LOVE weddings!! Happy people, pretty dresses, dancing, drunk dancing, cake.....

Experience

We have dozens of weddings to our credit all over the country. (Still waiting for one in Hawaii!) Every wedding we shoot receives our undivided attention, and the images we deliver to our clients are ones they will cherish forever. The flowers fade, the food is eaten, and the music is over, but the photos and the memories they capture remain. Truly, the best investment!

Services Offered

Photography for just about anything! We will deliver proofs and high-resolution digital images via online gallery and USB flash drives. Albums, canvases, matted prints, prints, save-the-dates, and thank-you cards are available for purchase. Other services include additional hours of coverage, additional photographers, and lots of great ideas for a fun experience.

Areas Covered

Have a Passport, Will Travel Anywhere:)

  • Woman-owned

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the starting price for your wedding photography services?

$750

Which of the following are included in the starting price?

High-Res Images
One Event / Day
Prints
Proofs

What is the price of your most popular wedding package?

$3,200

Which of the following are included in the price of your most popular wedding package?

2nd Shooter
Engagement Shoot
High-Res Images
Multi. Locations
One Event / Day
Trash The Dress
Digital Files
Prints
Proofs

What primary photographic style do you identify with?

Contemporary
Photojournalism
Traditional

What photography services do you offer?

Additional Hours
Destination / Travel
Engagement Shoot
High-Res Images
One Event / Day
Second Shooter
Wedding Portraits

What photography items do you offer?

Albums
Canvas
Digital Files
Matted Prints
Prints
Proofs
Save the Date
Thank You Cards
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    Hannah Married on 01/05/2023
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    Absolutely Wonderful

    Ruthe and her husband were amazing! They felt like friends/family from the start. I do not like taking photos but with Ruthe and her husband I was worry free. Their presence was very calming and their cues were spot on. Our photos turned out wonderfully. We are so thankful for Ruthe, her husband and Dan Hogan (our officiant) for helping us on such sort notice.

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    Hannah and Jr,
    Thank you!
    We were honored to be there to capture the love and memories of your day for you. Looking forward to coming up for a visit :)

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    Charlene G. Married on 05/18/2022
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    Perfect photos

    Ruthe was very professional, relaxed and did a great job with our wedding photos. She was creative and even sent our photos to us the following day. She had gone through them and picked the best of each shot so we didn't have to sift through hundreds of photos. We couldn't be happier with them!

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    It was an honor to be there to capture your day!
    Thank you so much for choosing
    Photos By Ruthe! I am so happy you love your photos:)
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    Camille Married on 02/21/2020
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    Flexible and Accommodating. Ruthe was the best!

    Ruthe was amazing. She traveled with us throughout the entire day. Her husband took photos of the groomsman getting ready and Ruthe took pictures with the girls. We met at the venue early to do a first look and then group pictures. We had 20 people in our brridal party with all strong and crazy personalities. Ruthe kept everyone in check and made sure we got the best pictures. She was even great at helping getting the attention of our job. Thank you so much for making our day so perfect and capturing every moment!

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    Thanks Camille! It was such a beautiful wedding and we were honored to there to capture the memories for you. Best wishes for a lifetime of happiness.
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    Jennifer L. Married on 05/17/2019
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    Photos by Ruthe

    We are so happy to have found Ruthe to be our wedding photographer! She was a pleasure to work with as well as being creative and flexible. The photos were beautifully done and were given to us shortly after our event. Thanks to Ruthe we now have beautiful wedding photos to last a lifetime!

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    Thank you Jennifer! It was my pleasure to be your photographer. It was a perfect day and I am so very glad you love your photos!
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    Kelley Married on 03/23/2019
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    March 2019 wedding. Amazing!!!

    Ruthe and Mike are absolutely amazing!!! We could not imagine our day without them. They knew exactly where to take photos so we weren't waiting around forever afterwards trying to find good spots or figure out where the best lighting would be. Ruthe sent me the album in about a week so the turn around time is quick! I cried when I first looked at the album because of how much they were able to capture. There were lots of candid photos showing everyone having fun and laughing which I loved to see. I definitely know everyone had a good time! Even the pictures of everyone getting ready beforehand were candid which was a great touch since I obviously wasn't with the groom/groomsmen before the wedding. Our wedding was at The Port Royal Clubhouse and Ruthe had the idea of taking pictures of my husband and I on the golf course- so Hilton Head! The sun was setting in the background so the pictures were perfect! Thank you so much Ruthe and Mike for making our wedding so special!
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    Becky M. Married on 02/11/2019
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    Wedding photos - Ruthe was wonderful!

    Ruthe was wonderful and allowed us to change things up after the wedding in terms of when the picture schedule was. She was wonderful to work with!
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    Danielle Married on 10/13/2018
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    great experience!

    Ruthe was calm and confident the whole night! She made taking pictures fun and relaxing while making sure that both myself and my groom had all of the pictures we wanted plus more wonderful shots that captured our day perfectly!
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    Kelley Married on 09/22/2018
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    A picture's worth a thousand words..

    Ruthe and Mike are the absolute BEST! My husband, Nick and I got married on September 22, 2018 and they made our memories last a life time! Our photos are amazing and we couldn't be happier! We met Ruthe over a year ago when we were visiting the island to plan our special day! She was so professional, friendly and answered any questions or concerns we had! She made sure we were happy with the pictures we were capturing and came up with great ideas! We couldn't have thanked them enough for their hard work and we are so lucky to have had them for our wedding day! :)
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    Molly Married on 06/10/2018
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    Ruthe and Mike Ritterbeck are amazing! They not only captured our day perfectly, they were a huge part in making sure everything during the ceremony and reception went beautifully. Our wedding was a destination wedding and I didn't have the opportunity to meet Ruthe or Mike before hand. We chose them based solely off of their reviews and recommendation from our venue. We had so much fun with them on our big day. Both the pictures and the editing is so beautiful. Ruthe responded to my e-mails same day (usually the same hour) and even let us upgrade our package choice just a few days prior to our wedding. Turn around time for the sneak peek and full gallery was super quick! Everything was so easy! If you are in need of a wedding photographer, you won't be disappointed! Mike and Ruthe went above and beyond and we couldn't be more in love with our photos!
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    Brianna Married on 06/02/2018
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    Ruthe and Mike were fabulous! Ruthe was wonderful to work with and was quick to respond with any questions we had. Our photos are beautiful! Ruthe made everyone feel comfortable, and felt like family!
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    Mary E. Married on 05/26/2018
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    Everything was perfect! I personally hate having my photo taken, but my experience with Ruthe was great. She made the process fast and painless. I got all the photos important to me at an amazing quality.
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    Lottie Married on 05/26/2018
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    Oh my goodness; could not imagine having a more professional, talented, and personable photographer for my daughter鈥檚 wedding! Ruthe captured do many creative as well as classic images. 40 years experience and an eye for what the modern bride likes combine to make the perfect collection of wedding photos. Thank you, Ruthe, for CAPTURING our magical evening!
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    Jenny Married on 05/19/2018
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    Ruthe is fabulous and captures incredible moments for any of your special occasions. My only suggestion is have a list of the photos you want taken if you want something specific. I forgot my list and looking back missed out on some photos I really wanted but slipped my mind with it being such a busy day. Wonderful photographer!!

    Photos by Ruthe's reply:

    Thanks Jenny, I am so happy you love your photos!
    I am so sorry we missed some that you would have like to have. :-(. My apologies!!
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    Molly Married on 04/28/2018
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    Ruthe and Mike are THE BEST! I can't say enough good things about how wonderful they were to work with and would highly recommend them to anyone getting married on or around Hilton Head Island. We had a little bit of a chaotic start to the day because we were running behind on hair and makeup but Ruthe kept the whole group in check and moving along to where we needed to be. Once everyone was ready to go, the day and night went as smooth as could be. Ruthe and Mike were so down to earth and focused on delivering exceptional service. They clearly love what they do and it shows in the fabulous pictures that we received in less than 3 weeks after our wedding date. It was a full moon the night we got married, so my husband and I wanted to try to capture a few pictures with the sunset and moonrise. The pictures are stunning. The lighting is truly magical and the way the pictures were captured was everything we could have hoped for and more. We absolutely LOVE our photos and will cherish them forever. Ruthe, we can鈥檛 thank you and Mike enough for helping us capture the best day of our lives (so far!) Thank you! XO
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    Pamela Married on 04/24/2018
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    Ruthe was awesome! Had helpful ideas, and took amazing candids!

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    Thank you Pamela! It was an honor to be your photographer!!

Awards

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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner

Professional Network & Endorsements

6 Endorsements
Beach House, Hilton Head Beach House, Hilton Head Hotel Weddings

Ruthe is a wonderful photographer and truly captures the magic of each event she shoots! She's always on time and has a quick turnaround for getting your pictures back to you!

Linda Burton Beauty Linda Burton Beauty Wedding Hair & Makeup

Ruthe is always such a pleasure to work with, and truly talented. I am so happy that our paths have crossed and that our team has had the opportunity to work with such a talented photographer. I highly recommend Photos by Ruthe - you will not be disappointed.

Lisa Kenward Events Lisa Kenward Events Wedding Planners

Creativity and patience - two wonderful qualities that photographer Ruthe Ritterbeck relies on when gathering a wedding party of 22 for post-wedding pictures. The 'moments in time' captured thru her lens are fabulous and unique. Rely on Ruthe to tell your wedding story thru photos.

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Map

22 Monticello Drive Hilton Head Island, SC, 29926
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Photos by Ruthe frequently asked questions

Photos by Ruthe includes the following photography services in the starting price:
  • High-Res Images
  • One Event / Day
  • Prints
  • Proofs
Photos by Ruthe includes the following photography services in their most popular wedding package:
  • 2nd Shooter
  • Engagement Shoot
  • High-Res Images
  • Multi. Locations
  • One Event / Day
  • Trash The Dress
  • Digital Files
  • Prints
  • Proofs
Photos by Ruthe offers the following photography styles:
  • Contemporary
  • Photojournalism
  • Traditional
Photos by Ruthe offers the following photography services for weddings:
  • Additional Hours
  • Destination / Travel
  • Engagement Shoot
  • High-Res Images
  • One Event / Day
  • Second Shooter
  • Wedding Portraits
Photos by Ruthe offers the following photography materials for weddings:
  • Albums
  • Canvas
  • Digital Files
  • Matted Prints
  • Prints
  • Proofs
  • Save the Date
  • Thank You Cards
Photos by Ruthe is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 5.0, with the same score awarded for quality of service, flexibility, value, professionalism and average response time.

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