Since 1975 Ruth Olson Photography has provided outstanding services, and a friendly environment for your photographic experiences. We feature degree and certified portrait artists specializing in flattering and corrective techniques to create extraordinary portraits.


Meet our friendly and helpful staff…


ruthRuth Olson is a certified Portrait Artist with more than 30 years of photo experience. Ruth, after graduating from Garden City High School, attended Winona International School of Professional Photography, Northwood University and Henry Ford Community College and has been a member of the PPA and DPPA since 1975.


vanessaVanessa has been with Ruth Olson Photography since 1994. She graduated from Plymouth Salem High School. Vanessa has a Bachelors degree of Fine Arts with a concentration in Photography from Wayne State University. At the Studio, Vanessa’s specialty is senior portraits, but you will also find her helpful in consulting with you to achieve the style of portrait desired and the final selections for your portrait order. Being with the studio for many years, she is very knowledgeable in most aspects of the studio, including photographing, ordering, sittings, etc.


juliaJulia has been with Ruth Olson Photography since 2000. She graduated from Northville High School. Julia attended Schoolcraft College and Washtenaw Community College. At the Studio, Julia specializes in children and senior portraits. She aids individuals in choosing from a traditional to high fasion portrait, achieving the best fit for your personal style. She is also very helpful and experienced in selecting backgrounds that coordinate with your outfits. Additionally, Julia manages Police and Fire department composite pictures,  helps with the brochure design, and does most of the bookkeeping.


amberAmber has been with Ruth Olson Photography since 2007. After graduating from Garden City High School in 2006, Amber went on to receive her Bachelor of Fine Arts (specializing in Photography) from Wayne State University. She graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2011.

At the Studio, Amber photographs seniors, families, children and weddings. Amber is one of the digital retouching artists as well as the yearbook manager.


brandonBrandon has been with Ruth Olson Photography since early 2010. A graduate of Eastern Michigan University, he puts his Bachelors in Graphic & Web Design to use by looking after our website. His other responsibilities include server maintenance, email blast creation, and other graphical improvements around the studio. He’s currently attending Baker College for his Master’s in Information Systems technology.


LindseyLindsey has been with Ruth Olson Photography since March of 2013. She is currently attending Oakland Community College with hopes to transfer to College for Creative Studies within the next year. Lindsey helps with basic website maintenance and simple design elements at the studio, but desires to learn and gain experience in the field of Graphic Design.


Kayla has been working at Ruth Olson Photography since June of 2013. She attends Wayne Memorial High School. She assists in the studio, and packages orders. She is interested in photography, but is unsure on which career to pursue in the future. She hopes to discover new things and find her calling in life.


shirley Shirley Margaret Olson April 20,1930 – May 25, 2014

Devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

Shirley Olson was the vital backbone of the company.  She kept the books tidy and accurate since the companies founding in 1975.

She will be greatly missed.