Lifestyle Product Shoot // Roam at Last with Veer Gear

When work and adventure come together, it hits a major sweet spot for me! If you have little ones, you know the struggle all too well of grappling with which stroller to take depending on where you are going, what you will be doing, what to bring, and the list can go on and on. Let me make your life a little easier and introduce you to Veer Gear, the geniously crafted, endlessly adaptable cruiser, built for the everyday outing but durable enough for a rugged adventure.  After experiencing the cruiser for the first time when a friend brought it …

Holiday Sessions

The Holiday Season is almost here! It’s about that time where you sip your pumpkin spice latte and pick out your holiday cards! Don’t wait to book your session date! Availability and time slots posted below. If the dates or locations aren’t a perfect fit for your family, I have a limited number of sessions available during the week that can be personalized to your location and schedule. Please contact me at hello@carolynruizcreative.com or by text at 949-413-2582 to inquire about additional date/times. HOLIDAY SESSIONS: $350 ////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// 1 hour of dedicated photography coverage 75+ hand chosen & carefully edited photos included in the …

Baby Girl J on the Way

To say I enjoyed this maternity session would be an understatement! Claire and James already have the most handsome little boy ever and are now expecting their second baby – a girl – this winter.  It couldn’t be more perfect for her and her little fam. Claire and I met a lifetime ago in high school when we (and many of our high school friends) worked at a charming little Mexican restaurant in Corona Del Mar. Fast forward all these years later and Claire is still the same bubbly, confident, feminine, sweet and gorgeous girl ever! I just adore her family …

Sun, Sand and a Senior :: Orange County Senior Photography

This post is a definite summertime favorite! Nothing better than hitting the beach, frolicking in the sand and bonding with the sweetest high school-senior-to-be, Mallory. Having just met, we connected instantly over our  love of dance, being true oceanholics and our shared enthusiasm for living life to the fullest!  To boot, this charming girl is one of the most accomplished high schoolers I’ve met to date. From being ASB class president, to being a stellar 3 sport athlete, to also being a competitive dancer, this girl does it all and has big things in store in her future. Visiting her family beach house every …

2015 Photography Session Highlights :: Orange County Photographer

I know it’s already February, and a tad late to be posting a 2015 recap, but better late than never, right?! 2015 was seriously an  unbelievable year full of amazing shoots; reuniting with old friends, making new ones and documenting life’s best milestones!  A huge thank you to you all for allowing me into your lives to document such special moments! Here are just a few of my favorites from an incredible year! Excited and looking forward to 2016 and all the shoots that lie ahead!       

Wedding Portrait Photography

This shabby chic  intimate backyard wedding was captured in Palm Desert. The ceremony was performed by the lovely bride’s brother who captured the bride and groom’s love so charmingly, slipping in a few Princess Bride quotes, what bride wouldn’t love that?! The couple didn’t want super traditional wedding poses and wanted to have a casual bridal session, letting things flow, which is what I love most. Below are some of my favorite highlights from the day. The day was filled with so many special moments and I’ve never teared up more while shooting. One beautiful moment was when the bride’s …