What is lifestyle & documentary photography?


It’s just me following your family around with a camera -  either at your home or your favorite park and documenting those times you'll want to look back on. A lifestyle session is a beautiful way to preserve the memories you make during a slow Saturday morning making brunch, building a fort, or running around the park. 


What should I expect from a Lifestyle Session?


 I do more documentary style, and you will have mostly candid photos from the session. I always give lots of direction, so if you’ve never had a lifestyle session, I promise that I will help from start to finish. At the end of each session I do few “everyone smile for the camera”, since the kiddos usually have those wiggles or feel more comfortable by then.

Our family loved working with Ruth for both our wedding and family photos. She made everyone feel comfortable while also providing excellent art direction. After our wedding my husband commented “Ruth may have been the first photographer to get my large, loud family to listen and photograph quickly without resorting to yelling”. Ruth does a beautiful job of capturing your personality and getting a shot you’ll be proud to show. I highly recommend her and am so glad she was the person to capture our memories.
— Dawn
I have had both individual photo sessions with Ruth—and a family photo session. Before the photo session even began, she had great suggestions for the best style and colors to wear for the particular session. She made me feel at ease in front of the camera as well as suggest creative ways of placement that felt natural to me. She’s skilled with composition and the use of light—the overall presentation is definitely a work of art. Her particular style is very creative, unique, and stands out as highly professional.
— Emily