Ready for the big news?


1) A Fun, Fit, Fabulous, Bold, Adventurous couple?

2) Getting hitched in 2011?

3) Looking for some creative, spunky Wedding Photographers?

4) Interested in scoring FREE photography for your Big Day?

5) Wondering why I'm asking these questions??

Because…(drum roll please…)

McGraw Photography and Blue Ruby Photography ~ two established, professional photography businesses ~ are partnering up to create Ruby McGraw Wedding Photography!!


To kick off our exciting new venture and to expand our wedding portfolio, we are announcing a super cool contest where one lucky couple will win our photography services for their Big Day!

(more applause)

The contest will run from February 1 to February 22, 2011. Nicole and I will judge all entries and the winner will be announced March 1.

Are you wondering what the winner will receive?  Well read on!

1) Pre-wedding consultation. We’ll get to meet in person, have coffee and talk about your Big Day! If the winner is not in the Charlotte area, we can meet up via Skype!

2) Up to (8) eight hours Wedding Day Coverage

3) A 90-day online gallery with all the finished, professionally edited photographs from your Big Day. You can even share the gallery link with all your friends and family!

4) A CD of all the high-res images with printing rights

5) 20% discount on any products you wish to order from us.

All of the above is a $2800.00 value!!

What’s that you say? You can’t wait to enter this super fabulous contest? Well read on!!

Here’s how to enter:

Send an email to the following email address:

In the email, we require the following:

1) Up to (5) five photos of the lovely betrothed couple. OR if you want to get totally creative, videos are also accepted! Videos must be uploaded to YouTube with the link included in the email.

2) Tell us what makes YOU a Fun, Fit, Fabulous, Bold, Adventurous couple! We want to know all the cool details!

3) Give us any current Big Day details you may already have, such as the date, location, etc.

That’s it! That’s all you need to do! Get creative! Make us laugh! Make us cry! Make us fall in love with you!

The fine print:

No Purchase Necessary. Contest runs from February 1 thru February 22, 2011. The winner will be announced on March 1, 2011. Valid to US residents only. The wedding must take place in 2011. Each couple may enter contest one time only. The location of the wedding doesn’t matter to us, but travel expenses will apply beyond 50 miles of Charlotte, North Carolina. (Heck YES we’ll shoot your destination wedding!!) Winner will be required to sign our Photography Contract and Model Release. Void where prohibited.

New York Wedding

A couple weekends ago, we made the trip to upstate New York to attend a friend's wedding. We were at a loss when it came to buying a gift because they weren't registered anywhere. What to do? Well, I am definitely NOT a wedding photographer (too scared to try) but I figured I would try to grab a couple shots to give as a wedding present. I didn't want to interfere with the REAL wedding photographer so I photographed the guys getting ready - moments that sometimes get ignored. Hopefully these will make an ok gift for the bride and groom! P.S. - Props to all the wedding photogs out there! You gotta have skills!

The guys got ready at the groom's grandparent's house surrounded by family pets and pictures. What a nice way to include family members that physically could not attend the wedding...

Some little details from the reception...