About Jaci Ruben - Gloss Photography Studios

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I love making my clients feel and look amazing by capturing all the unscripted sass and happiness at their session... that is my top priority! I  My vision is to have  wonderful friendships with my clients. I want to be there for them every step of the way from making consults, communications, to obviously the awesome shooting time we have together, to picking out the perfect wall portraits for their homes. 

My style is derived from the many personalities which each and every client possesses. Along with my unique photographing techniques & style, my attention to detail & enhancing process really finishes & compliments my photography perfectly. My art is so full of energy and captures true personalities because my clients trust me and my artistry. The relationships I create with my clients means everything to me. The natural moments happen seamlessly and we are laughing and chatting like I was one of your old buddies.

My passion of art, photography, and talking to strangers started at a very young age. It all seemed to blend perfectly. My outgoing personality allows me to 'get that shot' and push the boundaries of fine art and portraiture photography. Along with loving my craft, I am completely and utterly obsessed with the relationships and friendships I am able to make while doing what I love. 

My mission at Gloss Photography Studios is to capture: YOU. The real you. Whether it is your wedding day, or a day at the park with the family; I will find the poetry in each moment and bring it to life through my artistic imagery. I choose to photograph so many different types of subjects including: maternity, baby, teens, family, graduates, pets, boudoir, couples, commercial head shots and modeling... and of course weddings to keep my artistic style and techniques fresh and unique. And without a doubt... extraordinary! I can't wait to be there for all of YOUR special moments in your life and to create portraits for you and your loved ones to enjoy for generations to come.

I graduated from the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. In 2006, I opened Gloss Photography Studios in Shorewood, Wisconsin. After an amazing 5 years, I moved the studio to my dream neighborhood of the Third Ward, where the Wisconsin studio currently resides. In 2011, I opened a second studio in Chicago nestled in an awesome industrial space in the West Loop. I am so fortunate to have some of the most amazing clients and relationships throughout these two amazing cities. 

I am obsessed with any and ALL animals! In 2009, I created ProjectStella through Gloss Photography Studios. ProjectStella is a fundraiser that benefits the Humane Societies of Milwaukee and Chicago and has successfully raised $15,000.00.

I have been deeply blessed with the opportunity to study and travel around the world for photography and art history. My travels also include some amazing road trips to photograph some fabulous clients as far away as: Mexico, Utah, Vegas, Virginia, New York, California, and Florida. My heart will always belong to the Midwest though.

I choose to only take on so many new clients per year so that I can dedicate myself to their experiences. I love meeting new, awesome people. Feel free to comment, shoot me a text, or email. 

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I'm a lover of the outdoors, music, Taco Tuesday, traveling, and owls. I'm mostly known for trying to make people laugh and having bright colored hair.

 On my day off you can find me binge watching HGTV, walking around Brady Street, camping, or planning my next vacation destination. I specialize in fine art, natural light, lifestyle wedding, portrait and event photography.

My photography style results from my fine art background, attention to detail, and love of all things vintage. From the everyday to the most important day of your life, each photo I take is a work of art as I capture your personality and story. My laid-back, yet structured approach to photography allows me keep cool under tight timelines, unique lighting situations, rowdy wedding parties, and everything in between. I'm a photographer for the laid-back, the high energy, the adventurous, and the non-traditional. I'm a photographer for the travelers, wanderers, and dreamers.

I'm a photographer for the creatives, the corporate, the musicians, the beauticians, and the deeply in love couples of all kinds.

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