Ruche Early Summer

May 14, 2011

The Ruche Early Summer lookbook launched this week! This first volumn entitle Unending Love was shot  all around South Carolina. Make-up + hair by the super talented KC Witkamp

“she walks in beauty, like the night
of cloudless climes and starry skies;
and all that’s best of dark and bright
meet in her aspect and her eyes;
thus mellowed to that tender light
which heaven to gaudy day denies”
– Lord Byron

“love at the lips was touch as sweet as I could bear;
and once that seemed too much; I lived on air
that crossed me from sweet things
the scent of…was it musk
from hidden grapevine springs
down hill at dusk”
– Robert Frost

“here is the deepest secret nobody knows
it is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and sky of the sky of a tree called life;
which grows higher than the soul can hope or mind can hide
and this is the wonder that’s keeping the stars apart
I carry your heart (I carry it in my heart)”
– E.E. Cummings


These are some of the most stunning photos I have ever seen. It would be my absolute dream to shoot these kinds of images. I have to know, what body/lenses did you shoot with? Some of these look like they could be film, or is it from digital post-processing? What other equipment did you use? The colors are brilliant and they’re both so sharp and soft. Perfect depth of field. They are heavenly, thank you.

I LOVE the bicycle photos! so beautiful!

So so pretty. Wow! I love these!!

This is sooooo incredible beautiful Stephanie!! I love it to bits!! It looks like the exact same location as where The Notebook was filmed 😀

this is pretty sick. Awesome work!

just beyond words. exquisite.

The most amazing, dreamy, inspiring and beautifully done images I have seen!

Okay, I just want to set this straight. Your pictures are the most gorgeous pictures ever. Not kidding. They are beautiful in every single way and I just wanna stare at these all day. Wow. UNBELIEVABLE.

Simply gorgeous!!! 🙂

it is kind of ridiculous how good you are..

wow!!!! you’ve come soooo far sooo fast! amazing work. Love the poses and just about everything there is to love about photography

gah! i looove your photos for ruche so much, i look forward to the lookbook not for the clothes but for your photos!

Your site is absolutely magical & poetic. I love it so much. The pictures are awesome.

I just saw this lookbook and I fell in love with it.
It is so Romanitc. So breathtaking gorgeous.
The model is beyond Beautiful. and the male model..hes a cutie pie!

I love your kinda vintage feel photography..It blows me away! defiantly will be back to see more of your work!

Very inspiring pics!


I just LOVE all these photos! I’m such a fan of your photos and I found Ruche because of you and I love them too!

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These photos are beyond stunning! You have amazing talent.
When we decide to tie the knot…you’ll be on the top of the list for wedding photographers. I adore your work.

These images are all breathtaking….love,love,love!

Just blown away by this magnificent collection of fashion pictures and the super beautiful model is absolutely perfect.

These are beautiful photographs!

These are brilliant!!! I can spend all day looking at your work.

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Stephanie, what is the name of this model? She is so stunning and I can’t find her anywhere!

Do you know the name of this model?

These are gorgeous images–the light, the mood, and the model are amazing!!