Trust is super important to me as a photographer. I want you to be able to trust my process + feel relaxed on your special day knowing that I’m here for you! In order for us to get to know each other before your wedding day and for you to get comfortable in front of the camera, I highly recommend booking an engagement session. My 8 hour packages include a complimentary engagement session.
I’m passionate about photographing those candid moments, so I'll give you prompts (instead of stiff, awkward poses) to evoke genuine emotions! I also play music at my sessions to help my couples relax and feel more comfortable on camera :) Have a favorite Spotify playlist? Send it my way once we start planning your shoot! I also send out questionnaires for every session/wedding to get to know you more + make sure I give you and your babe prompts/poses to best suit you!
Yes, absolutely! Most of my weddings are centered in Northern California (SF Bay Area, Santa Cruz, Monterey, and Big Sur). If your wedding is outside of these areas, fill out my inquiry form and let's chat!
Can't wait to connect with you!! Head on over to my contact page, kindly fill out the form, and I'll be in touch within 72 hours. To book, I require a signed contract + 50% non-refundable retainer for weddings and sessions. The remaining 50% is due 1 month before your wedding. For sessions, the remaining 50% is due 1 week before.
No, I do not release any RAW/unedited photos. I only deliver my finished work, which are high-resolution edited images. Part of my style as a photographer is the way I edit, so if you like my editing style, then I'm the gal for you! I typically deliver 50-100 edited photos per hour, so for an 8 hour wedding, you can expect anywhere from 400-800 images. The photos I don’t send include (but are not limited to), duplicates, blurry shots, or of someone blinking. Don’t worry, you’ll get all of the good ones :))
Nope! I’ll have your timeline, of course + a family names list (which I’ll have you create before the wedding, so that the family photos are more organized). But no, I do not work off a shot list or a Pinterest board because my approach is to capture your day authentically + candidly. I like to be in the moment + photograph your day as it happens. Having a list would constrain me to only capture those certain things on the list.
I will give you different prompts (instead of stiff, awkward poses) that will allow you to feel confident, comfortable, and most importantly natural, by evoking genuine emotions to capture in your photos! I never ever expect anyone to know how to pose! I also like to play music at my sessions to help people feel more relaxed. If you have a favorite Spotify playlist, send it my way!
I back up all my photos onto a portable SSD, (which is super reliable since there's no moving parts) + 2 hard drives. Additionally, I shoot on 2 memory cards per camera during every session+wedding. I recommend going with my wedding package that includes a second shooter, because that is another form of back-up. But try not to worry–I have plenty of ways of backing up your photos :)
Yes, I am insured, and I can send your venue a copy of my insurance. Most venues require it!
I deliver approximately 50-100 edited photos per hour of shooting. So for an 8 hour wedding, you can expect anywhere from 400-800 photos. The photos I don’t send include (but are not limited to), duplicates, blurry shots, or of someone blinking. Don’t worry, you’ll get all of the good ones :))
For weddings/elopements, I'll deliver your full gallery within 8-10 weeks, but I’ll send you a handful of sneak peeks within 1 week. For all other sessions, my turn-around time is 3 weeks, and I’ll send you sneak peeks as well!
Nope, I don’t shoot film, just digital photography. I also don’t offer videography services, but I’m happy to send you a list of wonderful videographers I’ve worked with at past weddings!
Below is what you can expect when working with me! I value a fun, relaxed experience so you can truly feel at peace during your day knowing your memories are captured exactly how they're happening!
Fill out my inquiry form on my contact page to learn more about my services + full packages. I'll be in touch within 72 hours. We'll schedule a call to discuss all the details about your wedding and which package will work best for you. Once you've signed the contract and paid the 50% non-refundable retainer, it's time to pop some champagne because you are officially booked!
If you book an engagement session/your package includes one, then we'll start planning that. I'll send you location recommendations and an outfit guide to help you decide on the perfect outfit(s) for your shoot!
Whether you decide to hire a coordinator or not, I'll help you plan your timeline to ensure we have enough time for all the photos! About 2 months before your wedding, I'll send you a timeline questionnaire, and then we'll hop on a call to finalize everything before your big day!
It's finally here! The day you've dreamt of/have been planning for what seems like forever. It's time to marry the love of your life and dance all night with all your favorite people! I'll arrive a little early to scope out the best spots to take photos at your venue and get all my gear set up so we're ready to go and can stick to the timeline as much as possible! Remember to enjoy all the moments of the day because it truly flies by, but not to worry, I'll be there all day to capture the big & small moments + everything in between.
Gallery deliver days are the best days because you get to relive the best day of your life over and over again every time you look at your photos! Within 8-10 weeks after your wedding, I'll deliver your full gallery, but I'll send you sneak peeks within a week so you can start posting + sharing with friends & family! For engagement sessions, your full gallery is delivered within 3 weeks. I use an online platform called Pic-Time, where you will have easy access to your entire gallery and can share it with your loved ones! You'll be able to purchase prints through there too, or just download and print wherever you'd like!
“Where do I even begin? Alyssa is incredibly talented, professional, and down-to-earth. Alyssa captured both our engagement session and wedding day. She is very thorough in preparation for each shoot, and her attention to detail when shooting is insane. We are beyond thrilled with the results. We have already had so many compliments on our photos from friends and family. If you're looking for a wedding photographer, look no further. Alyssa Ruby Photography is the way to go!”
“BOOK ALYSSA NOW! She did an incredible job! She captured intimate moments, knew the perfect poses and locations, and made us both feel super comfortable. Neither myself nor my partner had every done professional photos before and she helped us with everything. She was super flexible, friendly, and easy to contact. Her photography skills are amazing and she will give you the engagement/wedding photos you are looking for! Would 100% recommend”
"Alyssa is by far one of the best wedding photographers in the business! She captured both our engagement shoot and wedding day pictures - with her organizational skills, both days went seamlessly. She listens to your input, is so patient and understanding, super responsive, and absolutely kills it in capturing the best moments! She has an incredible eye for getting the best lighting and makes the shoots so much fun. The environment she creates showcases on the camera and even though we are not comfortable in front of the camera, she made us looks flawless and model-like! We loved all the photos she sent back to us! They were all amazing! If you’re looking for someone to capture that moody, candid, almost film-like images, then Alyssa is the photographer you want and will not regret!”
“STOP LOOKING NOW!! Alyssa is your girl if you want beautiful & authentic pictures that actually capture not only your day but who you & your partner are as a couple. We were so lucky to find alyssa through one of our friends recommendation (she also hired alyssa for her wedding) & we couldn’t be happier with not only the photos but the experience. It was my husband & I’s first experience being photographed & she made us so comfortable at both our engagement shoot & as well as our wedding . She worked so well with the rest of our vendor, was always on time, captured every moment & detail, & made our friends & family very comfortable. We will forever cherish the moments she captured & getting to meet her.”
"Alyssa Ruby is quite simply the best photographer we have ever seen - every time we see wedding photos we compare them to Alyssa’s work and it just doesn’t come close. I can’t recommend her enough. I’m going to list below some of the specifics that really make her stand out and hopefully you will make the smart decision and hire her too (if she’s not already booked). 1. Exceptional photo composition, attention to detail, master of lighting, master of seamless editing, and just an all around bad ass who can work that camera like there’s no tomorrow. 2. Calm, cool, awesome and fun personality you actually want to be around during your wedding day. 3. Extremely thorough and organized. You won’t have to think about anything other than getting married and having the time of your life because Alyssa runs the show with flawless ease. Hire her - period."