During your photoshoot you will see me climbing rocks, slipping on rocks, tripping on rocks, and doing whatever else I need to do to get THE shot.

Let's hike, let's explore, let's have fun! 

I can't wait to work with you!

Cheers <3

During your photo shoot you will find me cheering you on, making sure your outfit is on point, helping you fix your hair, holding your phone and keys and helping Iris with her equipment. All so she can get THE shot. I've even been seen puppy-sitting between photos and loving every minute of it.


I'm Iris Ruther, mommy, day dreamer, and Owner/Operator of Northern Grace Photography. I'm based out of Northern California and am always itching to travel. I love coffee dates, road trips, and growing all sorts of plants & flowers. Photography, though, has always been a part of who I am. As a little girl, I remember taking photos with my parents' polaroid camera and taping them up on my bedroom walls. I loved being able to steal those small, precious moments of time.


My passion lies in the art of photography and in the stories it tells. 

My mission is very simple: to capture you and your loved ones as your true and authentic selves.



I'm Kristin, Iris' assistant extraordinaire. I love the snow, iced tea, and all things Disney. Iris and I are best friends and quite the dynamic duo when we work together.  


I discovered my passion for weddings after planning my own. You should feel extra special and completely taken care of on your wedding day. That's where I come in! I'll fix your dress, make sure you have your flowers and snag that hair tie off your wrist before your photos. 


Nothing but good things to say about the whole process. Photo shoots can be awkward and exhausting, but Iris makes you feel undoubtedly comfortable and she keeps it light and natural. She knows lighting and quickly spots what angles work best. I love how amazing the lighting is in each of her shots. Elegant and natural. The quality of her prints is top notch. She will be our photographer for life!"

I don't even have words to describe how amazing the photos came out, you are phenomenal!!! These photos are something I will cherish my entire life and will always have these to look back on and it is all thanks to you. From the bottom of my heart thank you for capturing these amazing moments."