Hi! I’m Ruth!
I am so glad you are here! I’m a portrait photographer/photography educator based in Virginia. I’m also a mother to 5 wild, little children that I homeschool. We spend our days climbing trees, digging in the dirt and splashing in puddles while I take photographs along the way!
I love to teach my children but I also love to teach photography! Besides my family, photography is hands down my biggest passion in life! It allows me to capture the world around me in a way that sets my soul on fire and makes my heart sing. And teaching and sharing my passion for photography with others brings me so much JOY! Honestly if you start talking to me about photography I will not shut up! So thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to share it with you! I’m so excited you are here and I cannot wait to join you on your photography journey!
I am both a Clickpro and a Hellopro Creative. I was also named one of the ClickPro 100 Female Photographers to Watch in 2021 and was a finalist in the 2021 Voice Photography Competition.
I used to own a portrait photography business but am now focused solely on teaching and creating my art. If you are interested in learning from me you can check out my shop or blog where I post lots of tutorials and photography tips. You can catch glimpses of my life/art on Instagram where I post daily.
A LITTLE MORE ABOUT ME…
Much of my childhood was spent traveling abroad with my family. I have lived in Austria, Russia, and Kazakhstan. I believe that living overseas and experiencing different cultures played a big role in shaping me into the artist I am today. I attended the College of William and Mary and have a BA in English Literature, which is another one of my great loves. My mother was a painter. She struggled with mental illness for years before taking her own life in 2008. I wouldn’t be the artist I am today if it weren’t for her influence. I love you Mom!