Hi friend! So glad you’re here!

Aloha! I’m Carolyn Ruiz. Ocean lover, boy/girl twin mother, and wife to a surfaholic, living in South Orange County, California. Photography and music make my world go round.  Shooting special moments in people’s lives are what I love most, especially pregnancy, newborns, families and weddings.

As a mother, I have developed a deep love for capturing those sacred fleeting moments of childhood that we sometimes take for granted, especially when we all get caught up in the day-to-day grind of life. Having two spirited children of my own has taught me to slow down and see the world for the first time through their eyes. I enjoy picking up on their discoveries and innocent sense of wonder and I try to bring this focus and whimsical perspective to the moments I capture for families.

My ultimate photography inspiration is LOVE: the connection between people. I am a true romantic. When I see candid, spontaneous playfulness, or a sweet glance between a couple or a mother and daughter, that is what I zero in on. I just keep shooting. My aim each session is to provide you with images that capture the real moments of love between everyone involved (whether it be a newborn shoot, family shoot or a wedding) just as you experienced it in your heart…. I know! Cue the sappy music! But really, really. Those are the moments that will continue make your heart sing long after our shoot together. 

To inquire regarding pricing and availability, please feel free to reach out by emailing me at or calling 949-413-2582.

~ Carolyn Ruiz