Shillawna Ruffner is a Fine Art Wedding and Portrait photographer with a love for natural light and incredible scenery. She is focused on capturing genuine emotions and connections between her clients and their loved ones. Her strengths include her ability to pose her subjects to look as beautiful as they feel. Her photos tell stories of love, life, and happiness.

I grew up in Southern California and married the love of my life two years after I graduated High School. My husband and I have 3 children; two girls and one boy.

I began Shillawna Ruffner Photography in January 2009 in my home state. Our family relocated to Newburgh, IN in January of 2016.  

My two strongest addictions (besides photography) are chocolate and makeup. No matter how much I have, I can never seem to get enough!

If I were to choose any other profession, I think it would be in Cosmetology!

If you run into me around town, you will most likely find me wearing my active wear. Usually it's because I've gone to run errands after working out at the gym.... but sometimes it's because it's just too comfortable to wear anything else. 

If I'm not editing photos or wrangling children, you can find me snuggled up on the couch with my husband watching Netflix.

I wouldn't go so far as to claim to be a foodie, but I'm definitely a food snob. I like to cook more than I like to bake. I'm the world's worst cake decorator.

My favorite locations to shoot sessions at are beautiful, rural, outdoor locations! Anything with lots of greenery and trees 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 have been able to preserve a very special, fleeting moment for a client. Capturing true love, real life, and genuine happiness; for me, that's everything!

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