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“I love seeing the excitement and joy in people’s faces when they view my photos. Everyone should have beautiful images of their special moments in life and I enjoy creating that for them.”

A lover of natural light and photography, Ruta has immersed herself in editorial, wedding, and portrait photography. Growing up in Lithuania, she began photographing as a hobby when her parents bought her disposable cameras. After coming stateside, she attended Trident Technical College’s photography program and worked for Charleston Magazine and Charleston Weddings Magazine.  Her editorial ventures included photographing Charleston Fashion Week (the bridal show was always her favorite), art design, and styling shoots to be included in the magazines.

Ruta’s cosmopolitan upbringing has inspired her love of travel and culture (she’s fluent in 5 languages!).  She is impassioned about Charleston’s farm-to-table movement and one of her favorite activities is strolling through the farmers market on Saturday mornings with her husband and their husky-lab mix, Kenji.  When she’s not out photographing, you can find Ruta teaching photography and exploring Charleston’s eclectic food scene – she highly recommends Indaco and Xiao Bao Biscuit.

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