Nice to Meet Ya!

           My name is Amanda Ruth, and I'm a twenty year old portrait photographer currently majoring in art and design at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. Though I live in San Luis Obispo a lot of the time for school, I am based both in SLO and the foothills of the Sierra Nevadas (but I am *always* down to travel, just for the record). ;)

            I've always been drawn to taking photographs! I started out capturing mostly landscape when I was really young, but began to pick up portrait photography throughout my years of high school. I am honored to say I have now been capturing heartwarming and authentic moments of wonderful high school seniors, the most loving couples, and the sweetest families for the last four years- just to provide a few examples! 

            Aside from photography, I am still a huge artist at heart with a love for adventure! When I am not out shooting you can find me inside painting or drawing, playing or listening to music, out exploring new places in my Mini Cooper Mylo, or just spending some quality time with my buddies. I also have a passion for Christ and spend a lot of my time volunteering at my church, Bayside Folsom and Granite Bay. I refer to them as my second home(s)! 

           I am an enneagram 2, if you are savvy with those types of things- so I put my utmost energy into and find the greatest reward in creating relationships with people and helping them capture such treasurable memories! Though I find the artistry aspect of photography super fun, and it is actually what got me photographing in the first place, I have grown to love making connections with those I photograph and snapping their most authentic moments. With that, I hope to be able to work with you soon!