Educator | Visual Storyteller

 Hello! Hola! My name is Ruth Hickman.


I’m a Sony Alpha Female Grant Winner and world-renowned bilingual English/Spanish Lifestyle Portrait/Travel Photographer/Videographer who resides in San Diego, California. I enjoy curating my clients' shoots by selecting locations that allow me to capture true human emotion and expression in natural light.

I’ve traveled to many international destinations such as South America, Africa, and Asia! I love experiencing new cultures, landscapes, and meeting new people!

My Background: I was born and raised in San Diego, California. I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Media Arts Radio/TV/Film from Clark Atlanta University and a Master of Fine Arts in Television Production from Loyola Marymount University. I have worked in commercial, television, and documentary production for many years. I enjoy teaching high school and college students my passion of Mass Media Arts!


How I Got into Photography: So the question everyone always asks me is…How did you transition to photography? When a co-worker asked me to photograph her friend’s wedding, I discovered what I’d always loved doing as a little girl…telling stories! I wanted to capture candid moments through photography. So, I decided to reconnect with my love of telling stories through photographs.

My Personality: I’m the life of the party and social butterfly! But something happens when I’m behind the camera. I become QUIET and focused, listening to my clients so that I can vividly capture your truth and your authentic story!

How to Get in Touch: Ok, enough about me, I want to get to know YOU!  Let’s chat, (619) 254-9802 I’d love to get to know you! Also, for your daily dose of #ruthshootsyourtruth check out my Instagram feed below, like and follow my Facebook page at the link above! Check out my video below! xo 

© 2017 by Ruth Hickman.

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