Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Strawberries, Bags, and Flowers

So good news! Thanks to my friends and photography teacher I'm becoming more known and I'm starting to get hired! Also, I got a job at Panera so now I'm officially a working girl! School and Ambassadors are in full gear and slowly everything seems to be coming into place! This past weekend I shot an assignment for photography class and got to use Cason as a model (side note: thanks for suffering through it, love) and used a self timer (yay self timers!!!) to get some cool shots with me and him! They turned out amazing and I'm so excited to start printing, matting and hanging them up! My most difficult task now is to pick which ones!

Here's a few of my favorites from the photo shoot:
To see the full set go to my flickr page by clicking here!
Also: just to let you all know that he's holding a BB gun and not an actual gun.
So, which ones do you all like the most?!
Hope you're having a wonderful week!

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Senior Sessions: Emily

I'm so excited to share with you guys the senior photos I shot and edited! Took me a super long time to do them especially with school and Ambassadors kicking in high gear! But anyways here are a few of my favorites! To see the whole photo shoot you can visit either,, or!

What do you guys think of the photos? And do you like my watermark?
I'm so excited to do more!
So don't forget to visit my website! I hope you all have a great weekend!

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Sharmaine Ruth Photography

Most teens spend their Friday nights out and about but last night was not that case for me. Last night I started working on making my photography business more 'official' by creating my own website and having a separate, Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook Page. It was a tedious but exciting two and half hours last night setting up the website to my liking! So if you want to check it out yourself you can go do ! Ahh it's so crazy and exciting that I set up my own website! I'm starting to feel all official haha :D
I'm directing my first senior photo shoots today with my friend and I'm excited to share the photos with you all!
Have a great weekend everyone!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Senior Year Starts: OOTD

And it begins! I can't believe that I just had my last first day of high school today! It's definitely bitter sweet but I'm so excited to be a senior! I remember when my brothers were seniors and I thought they were so old and now that I'm here in that spot it's kind of freaky haha! I definitely don't feel like I look old enough to be a senior (but maybe that's just because I'm only 5 feet tall...) But oh well! And don't you guys love my camera lens coffee mug?! I'm obsessed with it! And it's perfect since half of my classes this year will be photography!
What I Wore:
Tan Bow Shirt ~ H&M
Leather High Waisted Shorts ~ H&M
Black Fine Knit Cardigan ~ H&M
Tan Bow Wedges ~ Thrifted
Floral Backpack ~ Urban Outfitters
If you've started school already, how are you liking it!
I hope you have had an awesome day as well!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

A Sentimental Moment

So tomorrow I start my senior year of high school! It's crazy to think of how far I've come and how after this year I'll be going off to college and starting a new stage of my life! And then I look back on the past 3 years I've spent at the school. And how the first two years were spent being an awkward outgoing kinda chubby girl who wasn't completely comfortable with herself and the past year was spent coming to conclusion of who I am and what I wanted to become and embracing my awkwardness and using it to my advantage. And now with a better taste in style, change of attitude, new dreams, and about 20lbs lighter here I am! finally who freshman me dreamed of being and, more importantly, finally someone I am completely comfortable being.

I can't wait for the adventures to come this year! From going to football games, taking people's senior photos, going to Europe, and having  my senior prom, this year is going to be full of amazing memories! I'm planning on recording big moments of this year to see the journey I've been on and having something to look back on! Kinda a little documentary thingy to work on!

And of course with every new year comes goals! And here are a few of mine:
- Follow through with the documentary
- Make myself more known for my photography
- Get college credit for the college courses I'm taking
- Score high on my SAT
- Get accepted to BSU
- Actually finish writing one of my books
- Get nominated for Prom Court (hopefully)

I hope you all have a great day! And if you're starting school again what are some of your goals?!

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Getting Ready

With it already being August, school for me starts in a few days I've been spending a lot of time looking online for different styles and outfits for this year! I'm pretty sure last year I 'dressed up' to school and especially with it being my senior year this year I'm not planning on stopping the trend haha. So I put together some outfits on Polyvore (which I've finally fallen in love with) that I definitely want to try to recreate for my senior year of high school! I seriously love putting together outfits! I could do it for hours haha!

So here they are:
Black and Brown
Black and Brown
Bit of Denim
Bit of Denim
Polka Dots and Lovely Thoughts
Polka Dots and Lovely Thoughts
Long Comfy Cardigans
Long Comfy Cardigans
I'm so excited to go shopping for senior year and plan out my outfits! I'm not the only who plans her outfits out for the first couple weeks of school right? Haha or maybe I'm just crazy! Oh well!
Hope you guys like the outfits! If you want a closer look at the outfits you can click on the pictures. And if you have a polyvore definitely follow me because I'd love to follow you back!
Have a great weekend everyone!

Saturday, August 3, 2013

An Adventurous Time

From Monday til Wednesday I went on a vacation with Cason, his sister and his mom to the wonderful Gatlinburg, TN! We spent our three days doing things that I've always wanted to do before! Sadly, I wasn't able to get a lot of photos of everything we did because I couldn't carry a camera with me and buying the photos the company took would be way too expensive. So I'll just show you all the photos I did get and tell you all the adventures I had!

Monday: Woke up bright and early...well not so bright, the sun wasn't up 5 to get the car packed and got everything settled to hit the road for the 6/7 hour car ride! Once we got there we ate lunch and headed to our first adventure which was...HORSEBACK RIDING! Ever since I was little I've always had a fascination with horses but I've never gotten to ride one until now! We took an hour ride in the national state park and it was quite the experience! It was so much fun getting to ride the horse but I definitely felt sore afterward! We ended the night with a little swim in the hotel's pool because who doesn't love night swimming!
Tuesday: Another early-ish morning to get ready for a drive across a mountain to go on our next two adventures of...ZIP LINING and WHITE WATER RAFTING! We started off with zip lining and I don't know if you guys know this but I am absolutely terrified of heights! But of course being the adrenaline junkie I am I went for it! I held on to the ropes my first line but all my other ones I felt like being courageous and went no hands. I even did a trust fall twice! It was amazing and definitely something I would want to do again! Then after lunch we rose a bus to go rafting! We went through classes 1-4 waves and ended up almost falling out of the raft twice! Actually the two ladies who sat in the front ended up falling out from one of the class 4s! Once we got back to the hotel we decided to walk around Gatlinburg where we found some cool things including TN's own Moonshine!!
Wednesday: Got to sleep in a little bit then hit the rode to drive through Pigeon Forge and Sevierville and then went to visit Bush's Baked Beans Museum/Visitor Center! Then drove home
So those were my adventures this week!
I hope you all had great weeks yourself and have a fun weekend!