Fresh. Contemporary. Modern. Photography for the fashion-inspired bride.


Cedar Falls, IA Wedding Photography and Senior Portraits

**Edit: I’ve officially launched my new senior website, Rachel Ruffer | Seniors! You can check it out here!

The first big announcement is here. Are you excited?!

It’s official. I’m marrying the love of my life in January. So that means the business will be moving to Iowa!

Starting in January 2012, Rachel Ruffer Photography will officially be serving the Cedar Falls and Waterloo area, providing contemporary wedding photography and modern, fashion-inspired senior portraits. I’m so incredibly excited for this opportunity, and I really think Cedar Falls is a great community and I’m thrilled to be a part of it. In the next few days I’ll be implementing new wording here on the blog, on Facebook, and over on the website to reflect the new business location to help get my name out in Iowa.

If you are from Cedar Falls, Waterloo or any of the surrounding area and stumbled upon this post, head on over and like my page on Facebook. You’ll want to be the first to hear about the SECOND big announcement later this week, as it may or may not be a ridiculously awesome wedding photography special, just for YOU – my new friends in Iowa.

Also, if you’d be so kind, if you know someone in the Cedar Falls Waterloo area, feel free to click on the “Share” buttons below :)

I can’t wait for January! Happy Tuesday!


Friday Randomness: Big Changes and a Ridiculously Adorable Dog

It’s finally Friday. Good thing, because I don’t have class or work on Fridays, so I can catch up on a little bit of sleep, but mostly catch up on all of the WORK I need to get done. I’ve recently added about a million things to my to-do list, so here’s hoping I can get it all done by the time I retire.

In other randomness:

– I finally got my wedding announcements mailed yesterday. They should have been sent out, oh, a month ago, but whatever. i had to buy a new printer to print the addresses on the envelopes (which look bomb, if I do say so myself), but that was a huge ordeal in itself because we fought all day. It took FOUR HOURS to print 113 envelopes. Out of control? Yes, I believe it is. But don’t worry, they had pretty purple “LOVE” stamps on them :)

– You might have seen me post on Facebook yesterday about a big announcement coming next week. Well, I lied. There’s going to be a THREE PART ANNOUNCEMENT coming to the blog next week. There’s a lot of changes going on around here, and I’m SO excited for them. Seriously, I get more pumped by the minute.

– 1AM and me have been having this love/hate affair thing going on. I swear, you stay up late once and you can’t get back to your regular schedule. I think I’m getting sleep deprived.

– I’ve started studying Search Engine Optimization to get better traffic to my website. I’m excited for the results, but kill me now. It’s a ton of work, quite confusing at times, and who knows how long it will take to start working.

– My dog is the cutest freaking dog ever. I’m not kidding. I go all googly-eyed about thirty times a day and use my most annoying baby voice to tell her how adorable she is. And then she just stares at me like she’s thinking, Duh, Mom.

Happy Birthday, Corey!

I have to complain a little bit. Corey is in Europe for two weeks for work, and John Deere didn’t provide him with international service on his business phone. I haven’t talked to him since Friday, and haven’t gotten an email since Saturday. I’m so sad that I can’t tell him happy birthday. So I’m reaching out through the internet, praying he’ll check his email.

Happy birthday, Corey. You’re my everything. I can’t wait to be your wife. To fall asleep in your arms and to wake up next to you. To do life together. You make me laugh, hold me when I cry, and always push me to be the best person I can be. Thank you. I hope you’re enjoying your birthday wherever you are in France.

All my love, Rachel

(One of our engagement photos by the ever awesome Rik Andes Photography.)