Hi, I'm ruthie

Let's get this done!

I'm a Santa Cruz, California based photographer who LOVES to explore. My husband and I love getting outside, going on trips and going down to Big Sur to go camping. I'm not one for anything super posed so what you see is real raw moments. People in their element, just being themselves. Photography shoots should be an experience and come with memories of their own!

My Philosophy

ditch the stress

Here's the thing, so many people show up stressed to a photo session. That is NOT what I want to happen. That don't look good. Instead, this should be a time for you to have fun, run around, and just enjoy some time together. If you're an introvert and don't want someone in your face, I get it! I'll give you the space you need and ease you into the whole photo thing. If you want to have a dance party, go for it! I'll guide you along the way and we'll have a grand ol' time with photos to prove it.

who am i?

“Ruth was THE BEST. So so wonderful to work with, and the pictures are INCREDIBLE. She's incredibly talented and captured the fun moments, the sweet moments, the romantic moments...everything.”