TESTIMONIALS

 

WEDDING 

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A year after the wedding and we’re still raving about Ruth! Quality photos were top of our priority list, so Ruth was, without hesitation, our first choice. Ruth, along with her husband Dave, make the ultimate photography team: Ruth with her creative eye for detail and Dave with his lighting expertise, have struck the perfect balance between art and science. Ruth is great when it comes to body positioning and placement. Getting directions on what to do with your hands and where to direct your shoulders etc. really does make for great photos. We asked for a timeless, classic feel and an album that presented the entire day as a story, and we couldn’t be happier with the output. Our beautifully printed, leather-covered album is one of our prize possessions.

Ruth is an absolute professional, and we cannot rate her more highly. Thanks so much Ruth and Dave, we loved sharing both our engagement and wedding day with you guys!

LUKE & MONIQUE

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The most nerve racking thing before our wedding was the prospect of having our photographs taken. We love photography, & had a hopeful vision. We wanted special memories that would last a lifetime. We needn’t have worried!! Before the wedding we met Ruth in a cafe, had a coffee & discussed our various ideas & locations. Ruth & Dave were ever the professionals. Ruth made it so easy to get the balance between our ideas and her style, resulting in a collection of very special photos. We loved the combination of documentary style and more formal photos. Ruth captured the magic, intimacy and emotion that was our day. She was always keen to try out our ideas that we requested during the day and we thought her ideas were fantastic.

Ruth is also fantastic & letting you know how to ‘pose’ to get the best photos and so you don’t look like you are posing!!! We’ve heard that the trick to being a great wedding photographer is that your clients don’t notice you. Well that’s exactly what happened after five minutes of Ruth & Dave starting their mammoth photo shoot! We didn’t notice them, but they were there whenever the moment needed them.

ZARA & DOM

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Ruth has a natural ability to provide beautiful photos in a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere that put us at ease on our big day. She took the time to discover what we wanted from our photography and to visit the locations together before the wedding.

Ruth knew and understood each step of the day and how important it was to us. She was unobtrusive throughout the day. In fact, she was so unobtrusive that most of our guests didn’t notice her and they wondered who had taken the amazing photos during our ceremony. She was able to give a natural feel to the photos which documented not only our emotions but also those of our guests.

Ruth supported us in choosing the photos that best suited our album and slideshow which we absolutely adore. We highly recommend her and believe that her photos speak for themselves.

ANKE & LAURENCE

ENGAGEMENT

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My husband and I just loved our engagement shoot with Ruth. Alan was very uncomfortable with having his photo taken and was pretty unhappy with the whole idea, but Ruth made us feel so comfortable and by the end of it he was actually enjoying it! By the time the wedding came he was well aware what he needed to do! We love how she captured us as we are together but also what makes us so different from each other.

GINA & ALAN

FAMILY

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We absolutely loved the family photos Ruth did for us! She was incredibly well organised and created a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. Our young son is often a bit shy in situations he’s not familiar with but it didn’t take Ruth long to get him smiling and acting his cheeky self. The images are excellent, a good range of posed portraits and relaxed interactions. Ruth caught some very special family moments that we will cherish for a long time. HIGHLY recommend!

ROZ AND JOSH


NEWBORN

R_Waikato_Wedding_photographer“Its not often you hire a photographer and end up gaining a new friend but for us that’s exactly what happened here! Ruth is such a genuine person as well as a great photographer. She has captured both our maternity and newborn photos and has such a knack for seeing beauty in the rough. She captured the happiest and most genuine moments when we didn’t expect it at all. Rather than make us feel overly posed she gave us gentle position suggestions and let the rest happen naturally. The result was the most amazing images that look as close to our every day intimate moments as possible. She has consistently inspired such emotion when we have received our photos and we have felt spoilt for choice when choosing a couple for the wall! We cant wait to have Ruth photograph more of our families milestones.”

TASH AND ARIE (Black Robin Photography)

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Wow thank you so much Ruth for our stunning family photos. You were amazing to work with and made us feel at ease in front of the camera, even though we had a grumpy tired baby. We have so many gorgeous images to choose from….Eeeek I think I’m going to need more wall space to get these photos framed. Couldn’t recommend you enough!!

ROBYN AND DAN

 

I was fortunate enough to have Ruth photograph my baby shower, it was such a special day and Ruth captured every little detail, from the hugs with guests to the invitations and table flowers. Every time I look through the photos its like experiencing the day all over again, it’s truly magic. If you you have a special occasion you want to treasure for a lifetime, there is no one better than Ruth to capture it.

SARAH HAMILTON