Lisa Ruffing, CPP

Lisa is an Atlanta based portrait artist, and is a proud member of Professional Photographers of America (PPA), the world’s largest nonprofit photography association organized for professional photographers over 150 years ago. She became a Certified Professional Photographer through PPA in October of 2020 and is currently working toward her Master of Photography degree.

She and her husband jointly have 4 children including in-laws. They have 8 grandchildren, 3 granddogs, and 4 grandcats!

Lisa strives to maintain exceptionally high standards for her images and her all inclusive client experience. She excels at paying attention to details in the creation of her artwork and post-production to deliver the highest quality finished products.

Falling in Love with the Study of Light

In the beginning stages of learning to master her photographic skills through professional organization memberships and attending conferences and classes in various cities and states, Lisa continually heard the phrases “see the light” and “flat lighting”. She admits in the beginning, it just didn’t click. She could view beautiful portraits and realize there was a remarkable difference in master photography, but didn’t really “see the light” or couldn’t grasp why, or if, a portrait was “flat”. 

There was a turning point at which a new world of "seeing light" opened up for her, and WOW! She says once it sinks in and you see it, you can't un-see it!  She began studying every image in sight, whether in print or on a movie, tv, or computer screen. She was intrigued by trying to figure out the lighting patterns. 

Lisa is often mesmerized by a scene in a movie or television series episode in which the scene is exceptionally well lit. While admiring the quality and direction of light, she confesses occasionally she momentarily loses sight of the story line to enjoy the beautiful imagery and draw inspiration from the lighting techniques.

Professional and creative lighting allow the portrait artist to depict the illusion of a three-dimensional scene which is represented in a two-dimensional format. This is what makes a portrait feel real and “pop”.

This love for masterfully lit images is expressed in Lisa’s work.

Request a complimentary consultation with Lisa, and begin your journey to beautiful high quality legacy artwork of yourself or loved ones.

Why Choose Lisa as your trusted family photographer



Lisa has over 18 years of experience as a professional photographer and is a member of Professional Photographers of America (PPA), the world’s largest nonprofit photography association organized for professional photographers over 150 years ago.



Lisa is a Certified Professional Photographer which means, she has demonstrated technical competence through a written exam and photographic evaluation.


Museum Quality Products

Our products are crafted using only the highest quality materials. We use one of the top professional photographic print labs in the U.S. 



Lisa is committed to providing an outstanding client experience from your first phone call, text, or email to the beautiful finished products you will proudly display in your home. 



Lisa is passionate about her craft. She loves creating powerful images and beautiful products to celebrate milestones that bring joy from the moment of delivery and many years into the future. She takes pride in the the level of service she provides and her overall client experience.