Ruthie’s roots are in photojournalism and fine art. She pursued her love for the arts and attended Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design. While earning her degree in Photography, she interned at the Irish Times Newspaper in Dublin, Ireland. After graduation, she worked at a children’s portrait studio and photographed for various news publications, companies, families and wedding clients. In 2006, she was hired by Sun-Times Media. There she worked as a staff photographer for almost 7 years covering memorable events such as the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, the 2008 Olympic Trials for Track and Field in Eugene, Oregon, and Paul McCartney at Wrigley Field. During her tenure at Sun-Times Media, she earned 18 State and National Photojournalism awards. In the summer of 2012, Ruthie and her husband welcomed their first child, and she made the decision to give up her full-time position to be a work-at-home Mom.
Ruthie and her husband now have two young sons and enjoy outdoor recreation, live music and vino. Ruthie's pre-game routine before a long day of photography includes a mandatory 8+ hours of sleep, a burger, a playlist of Hall & Oates, an iced white chocolate mocha and a cooler full of water bottles. Ruthie is generally seen laughing and smiling behind the camera (and often tearing up during those special moments of a wedding).
Ruthie’s background in fine arts and press photography lends her to create more in-depth and dynamic photographs in all kinds of situations. Her goal is to create natural and vibrant images that will tell vivid stories for years to come.