HI, I’M SHILLAWNA
I grew up in Southern California and married the love of my life two years after I graduated high school. It’s been a wild but beautiful ride and me and my husband have 3 children; two girls and one boy. I absolutely love hanging with my family, watching Netflix, getting in a quick session at the gym or, on the complete opposite end of the spectrum: eating a vast array of junk food.
My photography journey began when I started shooting babies and families. The more I got into photography, the more I realized how much I loved documenting people’s love stories. I’m a planner and an organizer so wedding photography hit all the sweet spots for me! I began Shillawna Ruffner Photography in January 2009 in my home state. When our family relocated to Newburgh, IN in 2016, I found a new a whole new love for all the amazing couples in my new home and I’ve been shooting weddings across Indiana for the past three years.
My favorite locations to shoot are in beautiful, rural, outdoor locations! Really, anything with lots of greenery and trees just makes me swoon! I love the 4 distinct seasons here in Southern Indiana and the ever-changing bounty of backdrops that Mother Nature provides.
It’s been a good day at work when I feel like I’ve been able to preserve a very special, fleeting moment for a client. Capturing true love, real life, and genuine happiness is what gets me out of bed in the mornings. It’s my passion and joy and I can’t wait to share it with you!
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1. WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE PART ABOUT WHAT YOU DO?
I love to be able to document the most special moments in my clients’ histories and provide them with a way to remember those moments for generations to come.
I love being able to celebrate and showcase my clients and make lasting connections with the people I serve.
2. WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE MUSIC TO EDIT TO?
a) 90’s Country Divas
b) Disco, baby! I have Saturday Night Fever!
c) Hardcore Heavy Metal
d) Rousing and Uplifting Classical
e) I’m pretty simple… I love a classic Top 40 playlist
3. IF YOU WERE TO PICK ANY OTHER PROFESSION, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
2. WHAT OTHER TITLES HAVE YOU CARRIED IN YOUR LIFE?
b) Drive-In Roller Waitress
c) Personal Trainer
d) All of the above
5. WHAT WOULD CLIENTS SAY THE BEST THING ABOUT WORKING WITH YOU IS?
They love that I am versatile and hardworking and that I can always get “the shot” no matter what.
FROM PAST CLIENTS…
Shillawna is the best!! She goes above and beyond to make you feel comfortable and get the best pictures possible!! I’m so glad that we chose her to take our engagement/wedding photos!
Shillawna has done an absolutely incredible job with both our engagement and wedding photos!! We could not be any happier with our experience and look forward to working with her more in the future!
Shillawna is amazing! You will not regret choosing her. She is very professional, flexible, and takes great photos. She really captures your day effortlessly.