meet shillawna

Known for: Fangirl-ing good food, owning a surplus of makeup, and always keeping it real.

My photography journey began when I was in high school. The more I got into photography, the more I realized how much I loved documenting people’s stories. I’m a planner and an organizer so wedding photography hit all the sweet spots for me, but documenting other milestones is just as thrilling!
I began Shillawna Ruffner Photography in January 2009 in my home state of California. When my family relocated to Indiana in 2016, I fell in love with all of the amazing clients in my new home and I’ve been shooting weddings and portraits across Indiana ever since. My home base is in Terre Haute, IN but I am servicing Indianapolis, Bloomington, Evansville, and beyond!


The California Girl turned Midwest Mama.

MEET shillawna

hello there

Known for: leather boots, a glass of wine every night, and  endless, organized checklists.

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The gentleman on his favorite bourbon, pocket squares, and why he never leaves home without an umbrella.

MEET JOHN

hello there

Life is too short not to preserve
every precious detail.  

THAT every moment
is worthy of
documenting.

I Believe

"Sometimes you will never know the true value of a moment
until it becomes a memory."
- Dr. Suess

We love how our couples love each other, and how we can capture real, true moments.

NOTHING MAKES A PHOTO LIKE A REAL, AUTHENTIC LAUGH

We Believe

And let us capture them for you. You'll treasure the memories... and the photos... forever.

THAT YOU SHOULD LIVE IN THE MOMENTS YOU WANT TO REMEMBER

We Believe

ALWAYS Classic. Always true.

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@SHILLAWNA