Hi I'm Ruth
WEDDING, PORTRAIT & BUSINESS BRANDING PHOTOGRAPHER
It all started when I photographed my best friends Wedding. I was 20 years old and swore I'd never do it again. Sixteen years later I love Weddings more than ever, and after having my daughter in 2015 fell in love with capturing memories for families. It's all about connecting with people for me, and I also love helping businesses create images that get them noticed.
As well as an Honors Bachelor of Communications majoring in Photography and Design, I also have a post grad in teaching and taught Photography and Design for five years while shooting Weddings and building my business during the school holidays. My experience as a teacher serves me well within the Photography industry. It has given me confidence in planning, public speaking, directing and dare I say it being bossy during a shoot when needed ;)
This is more than just Photography
Most people feel apprehensive about the idea of a photoshoot, either because they’re not sure how to create their vision, or they’re worried about how it will all turn out.
I get it.
I understand what it’s like to feel a little overwhelmed by the challenge of curating a great photoshoot. It takes time, resources and hard earned know-how to mindfully create the moments people are hoping to capture.
It’s my job to rise to those challenges. I work to eliminate worries and unknowns, and join forces with my clients to construct photo shoots that meet their brief and embody their unique vision.
This is about far more than just photography.
This is about collaborating to create custom made art of you and your loved ones.
get to know me
Hates being late
Loves public speaking
Married to 'Science Dave'
Guilty pleasure; chocolate
Studied in Wellington, lived in Florida & California
Currently watching Parks & Rec + Schitts Creek
Fav hobby, making gin from botanicals out of the garden
Meet the team
Alison has been editing my Weddings for four years now
and does a better job than I would! We originally started out as neighbors which meant I could train her in person. She now lives locally in Cambridge with her husband and two little ones.
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.
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!
"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
Do you love Photography?
Want to learn more?
Did you know I offer online courses, live workshops and consulting services for Photographers, Business Owners and those that want to be able to take better photographers of their family, friends or loved ones!
Because taking photos doesn't have to be that hard!