Ruby Sandoval

...and surrounding areas!

Family Photographer in Tucson

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Family sessions

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You know the drill, right? You hire a photographer for a certain time, stress over your family's clothes and get gel in your kiddos' hair. You show up sweaty and hoping for the best only to get ZERO GUIDANCE and photos that certainly mark a moment, but aren’t at all what you dreamed about.

I think it's important to help families and groups of loved ones (even dogs!) feel READY and RELAXED for their photo session.

Because I know you say, "I just want to get pictures done!" but you really mean MORE than that. You want your love for each other, your quirks and dynamics captured in real time in a way that looks like you, but elevated.

And that can only happen with a photographer who's willing to be more of a friend and less of a vendor, diving into the mess and the moment with you to bring out the best version of your CURRENT REALITY.

I'm not your average family photographer.
And when you work with me you can expect a relaxed, fun, no-pressure session that everyone actually enjoys!

CHERISH-WORTHY PHOTOS REQUIRE MORE THAN THE show up & shoot METHOD

Tucson photographer

It may just sound like a photographer buzz phrase,

But trust me when I say this is the difference between photos that are nice on a Christmas card to ones that you want to display in your home forever.

It's about making you feel comfortable in the session, but it starts outside of the session.

I do my best to connect with you before the session so I know the things that will unlock your loosen up, relaxed, feel your best selves.

And if you're thinking, "Alright that's nice, but what about my kids?"

I'm a pro at not only getting kids involved, but getting them invested.

Let's say you tell me, "My 5-year-old likes Paw Patrol."
I'll say, "Oh GREAT, I know the theme song!"

The design call will give me all the context I need to make this experience more than tolerable — maybe even fun! — for everyone involved.

It may just sound like a photographer buzz phrase,



But trust me when I say this is the difference between photos that are nice on a Christmas card to ones that you want to display in your home forever.

It's about making you feel comfortable in the session, but it starts outside of the session.

I do my best to connect with you before the session so I know the things that will unlock your loosen up, relaxed, feel your best selves.

And if you're thinking, "Alright that's nice, but what about my kids?"

I'm a pro at not only getting kids involved, but getting them invested.

Let's say you tell me, "My 5-year-old likes Paw Patrol."
I'll say, "Oh GREAT, I know the theme song!"

The conversations we have pre-session will give me all the context I need to make this experience more than tolerable — maybe even fun! — for everyone involved.

"I help you feel comfortable in front of the camera!"

COMFORT & CONFIDENCE SO THE real you SHINE THROUGH

from cautious & chaotic to...

This is exactly what we need →

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the PROCESS

The fact that you're here tells me you love what you see. But are we a perfect match? Let's find out!

I love getting to hear about your vision for your session. This is an excellent opportunity to get your questions answered and ensure we are a good fit.

Let's chat

1

The Design Call is where we'll confirm your session date and location, plan out your outfits, and discuss artwork!

The design call is held via Zoom call. This way you can show me outfits and look at artwork samples.

Design call

2

This is the fun part! Once you have done your hair and makeup professionally (not included, but highly recommended), you get to focus on making memories with your family and just being yourselves. I'll take care of the rest and guide you every step of the way to capture it perfectly in my bright and timeless style!

Your session

3

After your session, we will schedule a Zoom call and view your beautiful images for the first time! We will work together to narrow down your favorites and create custom artwork for your home. Tissues highly recommended.

Reveal Call

4

This is my favorite part! Six weeks after your design & ordering appointment, I will receive and check that everything is perfect. Then, I will deliver all your beautiful artwork that I know you will love.

Heirloom Delivery

5

Take a Peek at some artowork →

INVEST IN THE MOMENTS THAT MEAN SOMETHING

the portrait experience

From the moment you meet to every smile you add to "your people," your family is unfolding right before your eyes. Don't let this moment pass without documenting exactly how it is at this moment.

To provide a polished experience, I schedule a limited number of family sessions each season. Fall is the most requested time of year for family portraits, and I suggest reaching out before summer if you're dreaming of a fall session.

Session fee begins at $150.

Images & products are purchased separately a la carte during your reveal call. Collections begin at $499, but the total investment is entirely up to you, as it depends on the specific artwork and heirlooms you choose following your session. We are here to guide you through the process and help you make the best decision for you and your family.

Schedule a consultation call! →

– Dusty r.

"Ruby took our family photos and they came out better than expected! Our family photos are always such a hassle, but Ruby worked with us to find a date & time that worked for everyone. She gave us poses and direction quickly, every photo we got back looked so natural and we were able to get a lot of different shots of the whole family. We now have a bunch of beautiful photos and fun memories from our shoot that we can cherish forever! I could not recommend her enough!!"

WHAT OUR gems SAY:

- Dusty R.

Ruby took our family photos and they came out better than expected! Our family photos are always such a hassle but Ruby worked with us to find a date & time that worked for everyone. She gave us poses and direction quickly, every photo we got back looked so natural and we were able to get a lot of different shots of the whole family. ... I could not recommend Ruby enough!

"WE NOW HAVE A BUNCH OF beautiful PHOTOS AND FUN memories FROM OUR SESSION THAT WE CAN cherish FOREVER!

Available as an add-on for $425

If you want to capture all the crevices of crazy throughout your session, I highly suggest our Highlight Film!

This is available as an add-on to any Portrait Session package, and includes a cream linen video album and digital download.

HOW DOES A video STACK UP?

if a picture is worth a thousand words

Are portrait sessions for you?
Let's find out!

Frequently asked questions

All sessions take place in the NW Tucson area. Upon booking, you will select your preferred location from my Location Guide. All locations are in natural outdoor areas.

Where will our session take place?

Upon booking, you will receive a session guide to help you prepare for your session. This includes a very detailed guide for choosing your outfits and other preparations to make sure that your session is a great one. I am also here to answer any questions you may have along the way.

How will i know what to wear?

The session fee covers the meeting beforehand, and the session and images are purchased during our reveal call. We'll also select your products during this time! For every print you order, you will receive a matching digital photo.

DOES THE SESSION FEE INCLUDE ALL OF THE IMAGES?

Your portraits are carefully culled and edited to ensure that they match the quality and standards of Ruby Sandoval Photography. This process can take up to 2 weeks. If you are needing your images sooner, you have the option of placing a rush on your images for $200 which will have them ready one week after your session date. If you would like to add a rush to your photos, this must be discussed before booking.

When will my gallery be ready?

A signed contract and $99 nonrefundable session fee are required to book your session date. To get started, fill out the contact form and schedule a consultation call!

I’M READY TO BOOK! WHAT’S THE NEXT STEP?

And I'm here for ALL of it.

Your family is unfolding right before your eyes, and I'm here to capture that legacy, no matter what it looks like.

Regardless of gender identity, age, sexuality, religion, race, disability, or even species (hello, dogs are family!), your family is celebrated here.

Family looks different for everyone

It all counts

Let's get started! →