Hi I'm Ruth

Waikato Wedding and Portrait photographer

I fell into photography a very long time ago when I photographed my best friends Wedding. It was the most stressful experience and swore I'd never do it again. Don't worry- I'm no longer stressed by Weddings, and I fall more in love with them more each season! It's an incredible honour to be invited into a community to capture those special moments.

Then Ruby was born. After starting our family in 2015 fell in love with capturing memories for families. Whether you are booking a maternity, newborn or family shoot, you will never regret the decision to capture this exact stage in your family's life, it all moves so fast!

This is more than just Photography

I understand what it’s like to feel intimidated by the idea of being in photographs. For years I struggled with having my photo taken, no matter how hard I tried I couldn’t seem to figure out how to look natural or confident. Years later I began to recognize that making a beautiful photo was just as much about the Photographer as it was the subject. After a positive experience being photographed, I realised I could enjoy the process of being in front of the camera, just as much as I enjoy being behind it.

This motivated me to extend the same service to the people I capture. To help them have a great experience where they know that I've got everything covered.

The results? We create memories that you love and keepsakes that can be remembered.

ps If I have a superpower, making people feel comfortable is it

get to know me

As well as an Honors Bachelor of Communications majoring in Photography and Design, I also have a post grad in teaching. My experience as a Photography High School teacher has been so beneficial to what I do now. Learning to be organised, listen carefully and communicate clearly are all skills I use every day as a photographer. It has given me confidence in planning, public speaking, directing and dare I say it being bossy during a shoot when needed ;)

Meet the team

Katherine Akers

Alissa Aubertin

Holly Fulforth

Digital retouching

Virtual assistant

Studio Manager

Kat is a Kiwi living with her family in the UK. She works on the retouching jobs I send her while I'm sleeping and I'm so thankful when I wakeup in the morning and they are in freshly delivered to my inbox!

Alissa is the one behind the scenes making sure admin is taken care of along with a bunch of other odd jobs! Everything she does is with a thoughtful and considered approach. Alissa lives in Queenstown with her husband and three boys pictured.

Holly is a valuable member of the team, bringing positivity and light to my office. She helps me tick off a variety of jobs each week and we keep each other inspired. Holly lives locally in Cambridge with her husband and two little ones. She also takes on shoots when I am booked and does a beautiful job!

Kind Words

"Ruth is the real deal - professional, personable, friendly, relaxed, easy to connect with and makes you feel comfortable in front of the camera! We had both our Wedding and family photos taken by Ruth. She has this beautiful way of putting you at ease and slots in so well as part of the team - she honestly felt like she attended my wedding as a friend who happened to take a lot of photos. Ruth thought of shots we would never have thought of, also amazing at organising those large family groups and those little details that really help remind you of your special day! We were also thrilled with the results of our portrait shoot, Ruth really captured the essence of that time in our lives and the love and connection we have as a family. Would highly recommend!"

Jane & Dean

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