My name is Shannon Jolley - nickname Ruby. I am the owner of Ruby Photography. I started taking photos when I was in 6th grade on my flip phone, and I have never looked back since. I'm currently living in Greensboro, NC with my husband and pet bird and we are loving it.

Here are some things to know about me:

  • My favorite color is green.
  • I did gymnastics as a kid for 8 years.
  • I LOVE photography but what I love more is capturing memories. So, this means that sometimes I deliver an imperfect photo because the memory is too perfect to not deliver.
  • My favorite season is fall and spring. I can't decide which one I like better!
  • A goal of mine is to shoot a wedding in every state!
  • One of my even bigger personal goals is to have a photoshoot on every continent, so let me know if you need a wedding photographer abroad!
  • One of my favorite things is becoming friends with my clients so shoot me a message and let me know some fun things I can know about you too. <3

My beginnings

When people ask me how long I've been into photography, it's a bit of a head-scratcher. The photo bug hit me hard when I got my first iPhone as a teenager—I went snap-happy, capturing every bit of life with my fam and friends. Fast forward to high school, I scrounged up enough cash to buy my first real camera, and I haven't put it down since!

Photography started as a personal passion, but my heart has always been in serving people. Then it hit me—I could mash up my two loves. That's why I love shooting elopements and weddings. I get to serve people on their big day, letting them soak it all in while I handle the memory-making.

The highlight of any wedding or elopement? It's not just getting epic shots—it's becoming friends with the bride and groom. I love being the one to freeze those special moments for my friends. Every client is a VIP in my book, and I'm stoked about all the new friends I'll make this year <3

My family

When I'm not photographing weddings and elopements, I'm spending time with my husband and pet bird <3 If you ask, I'll send you some pictures of my trouble-maker bird!