Destination intimate wedding + elopement photographer based out of Lake Tahoe, available for travel worldwide.
between every two pines is a doorway to a whole new world
— john muir

I am really excited you're here. 


destination elopement photographer


I don’t want to be over-dramatic or anything, but I think it’s pretty darn great that I can do what I love while also traveling, backpacking, road tripping, and hanging off of slabs of rock. There are soooo many people to choose from when you begin searching for your intimate wedding, elopement or adventure photographer - but I think beyond being able to take a decent picture, you should look for someone who doesn’t take life too seriously, and is always looking for the next adventure. (pssst, that’s me)

I’m Ruthanne, an adventure photographer based out of Truckee, California. If you have no idea where that is, just think North Lake Tahoe. I was born and raised in this perfect little town of mine, and I have no plans of leaving anytime soon. I married the love of my life in 2017 on top of a mountain with our 13 closest family members present, and it changed my entire world. Since then, I have shifted my focus within my business to intimate weddings + elopements. It’s honestly the best.


My husband, Demetri - and our sweet mini-aussie, Scout (she’s not always a grump, she just gets sick of the photos)

I love to travel. I love the mountains. I love smiling faces. I love the last hour of daylight. I love coffee. I love, love life.

I've always been a little bit all over the place, as my mom would tell you. As a child, I was lovingly nicknamed "hurricane Ruthanne" (still waiting for them to name one after me, if we're honest) and my sweet husband has now adopted that nickname for me as well. Oh, yeah - and I’m (super) distantly related to Daniel Boone. You could say adventure is in my blood.  I live my life all over the place, and at any given time you’ll find me either driving to an epic mountain range, flying across the country, or sipping coffee on top of a mountain.

I would love to talk to you more about your vision, passion, and what it is that you love and hope to share with others. 

*banner photo by Stephanie over at Zakas Photography