Hi, I am Jessica Ruiz.

But most people call me Jess! I was born and raised in Orange County, California. I graduated with my master's in Multimedia, Photography, and Design from Syracuse University in Upstate New York in May of 2021. 

I have many joys in life; one is exploring nature and traveling as much as possible, whether it's a weekend trip to a national park or traveling cross country for an adventure. 

Fun Fact: I have visited 30+ states, lived in 3 different ones, plus a small town in Spain in the summer of 2018. I have explored over 14 state and national parks. 

I've been teaching Introduction to Photography at Fullerton College since 2022. It's pretty cool to think that I actually found my love for photography right here in 2013. Despite being the professor, I find that I learn a great deal from my students every semester.

My past experiences have made me realize that I love connecting with new people. I've always been a sucker for a good love story (I attribute that to my parents). 

"Wow, that was easy. You made us feel comfortable!" Is the biggest compliment you can give me as a photographer. I credit my ability to make clients comfortable to my education in Journalism, where you have to connect with people in a matter of minutes to tell the true story. 

My past experiences help me build fun and relaxed environment every day, especially during photo shoots, resulting in beautiful images.

I can't wait to hear from you and capture the memories we create together with your loved ones!

Latina owned business, hablo español 💃🏻

Sometimes I do a little photo-journalism: JessicaRuizPhoto.com 📰

Mentoring is available upon request.

For additional information, contact me at OCJphotography@yahoo.com

Here are few things that make my soul happy
Family • Food • Travel • fitness

Go Syracuse! 🍊

Forever obsessed with my nieces. 🫶🏻

Reason why I believe in LOVE :,)

Anyone else like running hills?

Adventure partner <3

Living fearlessly.

Published on WSJ ◡̈

Always chasing a good view.