Ruthie Hauge

Ruthie Hauge

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Ruthie's roots are in photojournalism and fine art. She pursued her love for the arts and attended Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design. While earning her degree in Photography, she interned at the Irish Times Newspaper in Dublin, Ireland. In 2006, she was hired by Sun-Times Media headquartered in Chicago. There she worked as a staff photographer for almost 7 years covering mainstream events such as the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti and the 2008 Olympic Trials for Track and Field in Eugene, Oregon. During her tenure at Sun-Times Media, she earned 18 State and National Photojournalism awards. 
Ruthie's background in fine arts and current experience with press photography lends her to create more in-depth and dynamic photographs in almost any situation. She also imparts this knowledge in her independent work as a wedding, portrait, event and news photographer; creating natural images that will tell vivid stories for years to come.

Where are you located? Do you charge a travel fee for weddings not in your location?

We are based in Madison, WI. We do travel for weddings. Client and I will discuss special travel packages. If the destination will lend itself to unique portfolio images, we will extend a discount.

How long have you been in business? How many weddings have you photographed as the main photographer?

We have been in business for over 14 years. I have photographed 100 weddings.

Describe your "style" of wedding photography.

Our style is very natural and lively. We do our best to tell the story as it unfolds, naturally. During the portrait portion of the day, we will help the clients feel relaxed and encourage real smiles, laughs and reactions.

What's the typical wedding coverage package that you offer? What is the price?

All of our wedding packages include  
Two Photographers 
Photo Editing/Processing 
Online viewing gallery for 3 months 
Custom USB Drive of High-Resolution Digital Images 
Two formal consultations 
The pricing starts at $3000 for a 6-hour wedding. We offer add-ons such as engagement sessions, save the date and thank you cards and wedding albums.

Do you have a studio where we can meet? Do you use Skype?

We offer on-location photography only, so we do not have a studio. We can meet clients at a mutually chosen location, or we can chat over Skype, phone or FaceTime.

What are your professional degrees, credentials, affiliations? Have you taken any recent educational workshops or classes?

I have a Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts and am credentialed for news media photography. I have won 42 photojournalism awards on the state and national level. I am also a member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association.

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