I'm so happy you're here! My name's Alyssa, and I'm based in Sacramento, CA, serving all of Northern CA and beyond. 120+ weddings later, and I'm still so lucky to call this my dream career.
Over 4 years ago, I photographed my first ever wedding for my cousin in the Bay Area. From that moment on, I knew this was my calling. I believe one of my many purposes in life is to document experiences, moments, and memories to the fullest extent.
I'm a lover of film, pilates, the bliss tea from Temple Coffee, acai bowls, reality tv, sunsets, the ocean, roadtrips, romance novels, and corgis (my 3 year old pup Georgie is pictured below).
If you love film, blur, movement, black and white photos, candid moments, & a documentary style, then we'll get along! When it comes to my shooting style, nothing is too posed or staged. I will give you direction, of course as I never expect people to know how to pose for photos. I’ll give you a variety of prompts to help evoke genuine & natural emotions between you and your partner. I’m constantly shooting to capture those in between moments, which often times ends up being my favorite type of photos because you didn’t even know I was taking a picture. I love capturing who you authentically are so you and your loved ones can look back at these photos for generations and remember how you felt in that particular moment.
I value an amazing client experience. I'm not just going to show up to your wedding knowing nothing about you, take some photos, and then go home. I will be with you every step of the way from start to finish. I enjoy the entire process of planning your engagement session, helping to create your wedding timeline, setting up phone calls & sending you questionnaires to get to know you more as a couple, so you feel super comfy with me even before stepping in front of the camera.
Inclusivity is a core value at Alyssa Ruby Photography. All love & all humans are welcome here.
Capturing moments as they happen is my specialty. The raw emotions of your day is what makes the photos come to life.
All love is welcome. Your love story is accepted and cherished here.
I'm a hopeless romantic at heart, and I love looking back at old photos and feeling that sense of nostalgia and all the emotions all over again.
"Interested in a photographer, look no further-- ALYSSA IS IT!
She shot our wedding in Monterey this year and did a fabulous job! Her photography style, overall vision, and vibe are outstanding, and she was very helpful throughout the process. You can tell that she loves what she does because it is reflected in her work. In addition to her talent, she is very kind, professional, organized, communicative, and easy going! During the wedding, she did not provide any stress, and only made us feel comfortable. We are thrilled with how our photos turned out and we owe it all to Alyssa. Don't hesitate, book her! You won't regret it!"
"We met Alyssa a few years ago and has been taking our photos ever since! She has done our anniversary photos, business branding photos, and now our engagement photos! We are constantly in awe with her work and the moments she captures so perfectly. Alyssa is not only an incredible photographer, but such an amazing person! She is a literal ray of sunshine! She is able to make you feel so comfortable and confident and always helps direct to make sure you’re looking your best! I have worked with a lot of photographers and one thing that stands out is she makes sure every detail is perfect! If you have a strand of hair out of place, she helps move it for you. That’s just one small example of her making sure the shot is the best it can be! We will forever be using Alyssa for our photos and future milestones in our life. We are so so grateful for all of the photos she has taken for us and always fall more in love with her work every time!"
"Run, don’t walk, to book Alyssa. I can’t say enough positive things about Alyssa!! She is kind, communicative, she edits photos at the speed of light, and she’s just downright incredibly talented. My wife and I felt so comfortable in front of Alyssa’s camera. She knew exactly how to direct us to get natural portraits, and she caught such amazing and beautiful candids on the wedding day. If what you’re looking for is a talented, responsible professional, who can guarantee you gorgeous, high quality wedding photos, book Alyssa!!"
"I honestly cannot say enough wonderful things about Alyssa and her work. Truly she is a gem of a human and her work is stunning. I have done 5 different shoots with her and all of them have been beyond dreamy and truly better than I ever could have imagined!
I found Alyssa when looking for a wedding photographer and she blew us away with our engagement photos and our wedding photos. She captured such special candid moments like I had hoped for, and the vibe of her edits are soooo good!! Since our wedding shoot I have hired for her my business branding shoots, more couples shoots, and to be honest I will be using her for every shoot for ever because she is just so special! 💓
She really took the time to ask me what I wanted and to check that I was happy with the shots she was getting and the vibe! Not many people do that! She not only takes the time to make sure you are happy but she is so kind and positive during your shoot, you can’t help but feel comfortable ! Alyssa is the best!"
"Alyssa did a fantastic job at capturing our love on our special day, as well as our gorgeous engagement photos. She is very sweet and professional, patient and kind. It takes a special person to deal with a wedding day and all that comes with it, she did so great and I was very impressed. Her ability to not only get great photos but to have fun while doing it just a skill in itself. I’d recommend Alyssa to anybody and everybody! I am so very obsessed with our photos, I can’t wait to look back at them throughout our life."
"Alyssa did an amazing job. I searched for a really long time before I found her because I was looking for that timeless, romantic vibe. I knew when we did our engagement shoot I made the right choice. She’s professional, approachable, friendly and great with communicating. As it got closer to the wedding we had so much going on but she was great at following up on things and helped get us organized with our timeline. I highly recommend her, we love how all our photos came out!"
"Alyssa did such an incredible job capturing our special day. She is so good at what she does and she blew us and our friends and family away with the amazing photos she was able to take. She was very organized and communicative during the whole engagement/ wedding process and helped make our day perfect by keeping everything on track for timelines with family and our wedding party. Her ability to capture the candid moments that we will cherish forever is unmatched! We highly recommend her as a professional and fun photographer to capture the best moments of any love story!"
"We had such an incredible experience working with Alyssa from start to finish! She was very attentive to what we wanted to capture in our engagement shoot + on our big day and made us feel comfortable and natural in front of the camera. She got our photos back to us in record time, and we love every one of them. We've also heard many complements from friends and family about how beautiful our photos are. We cannot recommend her enough and feel so lucky to have worked with her!"
"Alyssa is officially our go-to photographer. We cannot say enough about her. Not only is she incredibly talented at what she does, but she has such an inviting and fun personality. She really helps put you at ease when youre in front of the camera. I loved how she perfectly captured my husband and Is love for each other. There was not a single photograph that we didnt LOVE. We highly recommend her to anyone and will definitely be using her for all of our photo needs :)"
"Alyssa is absolutely amazing! My wife and I asked her to take our pre-shoot and wedding photos and we couldn't be happier. She is funny and kind and as unphotogenic as I am she made sure we were comfortable. She has toured multiple areas and knows where to take the best photos. I'd highly recommend her to anyone in need of a photographer. We'll be seeing her again in August for my sister's wedding as well! Thanks Alyssa!"
"Alyssa is by far the best in the business! We had her capture our engagement and wedding day photos and it was hands down the best decision we made! Not only is she professional and amazingly skilled as a photographer, but she is also so kind, patient and makes sure that you look good in every picture. She made both of those big days extremely fun, she’s so easy to work with and we could never thank her enough for capturing all the moments we could have ever hoped for. If you’re looking for a wedding photographer, look no more because she’s the one!"