About Me

Hi! I’m Ruth

Family Portrait & Wedding Photographer

Let’s Make Memories To Treasure.

Hi I am Ruth at Art & Photography I am a passionate creative and enthusiastic photographer. I have used my cameras for many years and really got serious after I raised money for a charity which was really close to my heart. I learn new techniques by investing in training each year and buy the very latest equipment when needed.

My family means everything to me I have two beautiful girls Michelle and Nicole and two favourite son in laws Andy and Sam. I also have two amazing grand children who keep me young and very happy Pashy and Sebby. I also cannot forget my best friend and partner Billy who keeps me very grounded. Another addition to my family is Sweep my rescue dog who is daft as a brush, boisterous energetic and is partial to eating shoes.

I love living in Harrogate and know the area well ,I am often out walking with the dog looking at different areas for family shoots etc. Not to say I cannot travel I have recently been to Birmingham and Scotland to capture some special moments.

Now as for shoots I love listening to you lovely people and get lots of ideas when listening to you. I love to hear about the detail and all you have invested to make your wedding day perfect. I am here to capture those special moments throughout your day.

My style of photography is natural meaningful, romantic and at times posed for those couple wedding shots. I do love working in natural light and making the most of all that beautiful light. But I also love dark and moody light such as dark venues and churches. I also love setting up speed lights and using off camera flash for night-time shots.

I also cover a wide range of photography from families to pets, parties and Christenings.

I also take pride in hand editing every single image I have taken

Have a look through my work and don’t hesitate to get in touch if you like my style all enquiries welcome. I would love to hear from you.

Thanks Ruth x

I Work With You To Bring Your Vision to Life, Stress Free.

I love capturing natural photos; are you looking for something light and natural to hang on the wall, you will see a common theme throughout my website and that’s I love shooting real moments, those moments that only happen once, something unique and one of a kind. This is how I approach every photo shoot, so I have provided a little bit of information below to encourage my clients to throw caution to the wind and try something different.

... and relax - my motto

A talented, natural and laid-back approach to lifestyle & wedding photography alongside the highest level of service and planning means you’ll get beautiful, contemporary images that you will love forever.

… real feelings - my goal

I have a passion for telling the story of your day with creativity in a way that feels effortless to you. True romance, humour, and sometimes absolute chaos are all included as standard in my wedding photography packages!

… wherever, whenever, we deliver - my promise

I provide lifestyle & wedding photography in Harrogate, North Yorkshire and the surrounding area. My clients are looking for something special from the photographer. And I deliver.

I also love to travel abroad for a foreign love story, so contact me to start discussing your romantic getaway.

Happy Clients

waterfall by Art & Photography by Ruth, Harrogate Photographer

"Ruth was totally amazing yesterday for my wedding day she went above and beyond to ensure we had plenty of photos taken. Ruth was also fab with my 3 children and everyone felt at ease with her."

3 1 by Art & Photography by Ruth, Harrogate Photographer

"Ruth did a great job last Saturday night taking photos all night at our 25th wedding anniversary do. Ruth is very professional and extremely good at what she does. She helped to make our night extra special."

2 by Art & Photography by Ruth, Harrogate Photographer

"I usually hate having my photograph taken and feel a bit embarrassed but Ruth was amazing. She made us all feel so at ease and was so lovely to us all. She definitely helped to make the day as special as it was!"

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