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  • Getting married?

    Neysa Ruhl Photography is a boutique-style wedding photography company whose style has been described as 'vintage with a modern twist'. Specializing in telling your story through photographs.

    If you would like to see recent weddings or engagements, please go to the 'Categories' menu and click the corresponding link. There are also wedding slideshows at the bottom of the page labeled with couple's names.

    There is also a list of vendors that I love working with at the bottom of this page - please check out their work as well.

    2011 wedding dates
    2012 wedding dates

    PLEASE NOTE: Neysa Ruhl Photography is no longer accepting weddings for 2011 - we are all booked up!! However, we are accepting weddings for 2012 and later.

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OFFICE CLOSED 11/13 – 11/20

Mini – sessions set for November 12


Mini Sessions – November 12

UPDATE: Ok, I have had to turn away WAY too many portrait clients this year so I have decided to do mini-fall sessions on November 12.

Here is how it works:

Sessions will be 15-20 min each. The cost for a session is $150 – CASH ONLY (no checks  or credit cards). You will get 10 – 15 images from your session on a disk along with a print release. They are yours to use as you wish.

I will take up to 8 sessions that day, and need at least 4 sessions to sign up before it is a ‘go’.

If you are interested, please email me at with the subject line “Mini-session” and the time you are interested in. Example: Mini-session  9:00 – 9:15 AM

I will take everyone on a first-come, first-served basis.

Hopefully this will help accommodate those of you who are looking to get a holiday card photo, or just some quick updated photos of the family and/or kids to give as gifts or to hang on your own walls!

The sessions will be held at Pioneer Park | 10505 Deerfield Road, Montgomery, Ohio

Session times available:

9:00 – 9:15 – BOOKED (Kuschnir)

9:20 – 9:35 – BOOKED (Green)

9:40 – 9:55 – BOOKED (Slaughter)

10:00 – 10:15 – BOOKED (Wegman)

10:20 – 10:35 – BOOKED (Meyer)

10:40 – 10:55 – BOOKED (Ball)

11:00 – 11:15 – BOOKED (Ellis)

11:20 – 11:35 – BOOKED (Phibbs)

11:40 – 11:55 – BOOKED (Gibbs)

12:00 -12:15 – BOOKED

*You will receive your disk of images by November 26th.

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Sarah and Mark: the wedding | Cincinnati wedding photographer

Sarah and Mark’s wedding was a treat to photograph. Every person who was involved was so happy for the two of them, that love was definitely in the air! Such a joy! Here are some of my favorites from the day:

Sarah arrives at the house …

When she sees the girls, she gets a little choked up …

Mark looks through old photographs to display at the reception …

the bridesmaids toast to Sarah and Mark …

the ring bearer taking a break before getting ready for his duties …

the maid of honor putting a penny for luck on the bottom of Sarah’s shoes …

a couple of the groomsmen come bearing ‘gifts’ for the bride and lunch!

gotta love the shoes!

This makes me chuckle just a little bit …. Sarah couldn’t decide on her jewelry for the day … so she pretty much bought everything and anything that she liked and then let the girls decide for her on the day:)

the guys hung out outside for awhile …

I just ADORE these maps that were included with the invitations … they were hand drawn and watercolored by a friend of Sarah’s.

Sarah writes a note to Mark …

I can’t remember exactly, but I believe this is Sarah’s aunt and I love how expressive she is … she has such a happy face!

I love how Sarah is standing on her tippie-toes in this picture …

I would just like to point out how unbelievable Sarah’s mom is. What a fantastic woman! She was sewing away on the wedding day getting the dress ready. It came in late and they didn’t have time to alter it – so, it was done on the wedding day. Amazing!

the flowers arrived …

iPad fun …

I love the dirt on the bottom’s of Sarah’s feet from walking around barefoot all day. Something I do all the time!

the maid of honor writing her toast …

Sarah got a ring from Mark as her wedding day present and here is Sarah’s mom trying to get it on her finger!

the ring bearer gets a little help with his attire …

Mark getting ready …

Mark helping one of the groomsmen …

I love this shot of Mark and his dad getting ready together …

the veil was hanging on the banister and I love the light coming through it in this photo …

the guys head to the church …

Sarah happy with her makeup!

Mark goofs around with the boys on the coach …

I love this face once she realized she might not get the dress zipped!

Sarah setting up for the reception …

and then it was time to get ready!!!

at the church … I love the way Mark looks at Sarah …

Sarah’s dad sang the Lord’s Prayer and it was amazing!

it brought a few tears …

the new Mr. and Mrs!!!!

Sarah and Mark: I wish you both a lifetime of happiness! Congratulations!!

 Vendor Love

Makeup:  Kat Rowecamp | BrideFACE

Hair: Tina | Pinnokios Hair Design

Florist: Eden Floral Boutique

DJ: Bobby Leech | Steve Bender Productions

Cake: North College Hill Bakery

Caterer: Chef’s Choice

Video: Light Parade Films

Transportation: A Limousine Assoc.

Stationary and Correspondence: Carrie MacDougall (design), McPherson’s (printing)

Ceremony location: St. Francis de Sales

Reception location: French House | French Park

Second photographers: Karen and Megan

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Sarah and Ben: the engagement : Cincinnati wedding photographer

Just a few quick pics from Sarah and Ben’s engagement session.