Rubys Guide Ruby Pacheco Photographer Folsom Artist rubysguideMy early interests were formed by my environment. I grew up on a ranch in Central California, surrounded by nature, animals, endless acres of crops, sparkling water and clear, blue skies.

As a result, I spent a lot of time outside playing with all kinds of animals, sketching, writing and contemplating the universe. You could say that was the beginning of my balancing logic with creativity and faith.

So far, the path I have taken in my life is no surprise to me, or those who know me. I left home for college at 17. I started my career in advertising and marketing, working for high-tech companies in the San Francisco Bay Area. That creative field led to hobbies that I still enjoy today – interior design, writing, cooking, baking, crafting and gardening.

My penchant for order, logic and arguing would lead me to law school. At 38, I earned a law degree and worked for some law firms. I argued a lot.

Rubys Guide Ruby Pacheco Photographer Folsom Artist rubysguideAt that time, my husband and I moved to a canyon in a small town in Northern California. We added two rescue Maltipoos to our family. Once again, I was surrounded by my beloved nature. That’s when I started to take photography more seriously.

Photography has allowed me to breathe again. I feel inspired. I get to spend my time at the ocean, on the lake, looking at trees, clouds, flowers and interesting architecture. I now have a way to capture animals and children spontaneously in natural settings.

You can say, I’ve come full circle. And nothing has been wasted. I employ all of my experiences in this creative business.

I hope you’re inspired as you look at my art. I hope it is an escape for you as it is for me. Perhaps when you see the world through my eyes, it will make you think about what makes your soul sing.

You’re a gem,
Ruby Guide Ruby Pacheco Folsom Artist


Gallery at 48 Natoma in Folsom

Three Women Photographers

March 15 to May 2, 2019

Incredible wildlife and nature imagery by three women photographers: Lynne Edwards, Ruby Pacheco, and Mary Aiu.

Three Women Photography * March 2019 at the Gallery at 48 Natoma in Folsom

Folsom Arts Association
Members Show 2019

100th Celebration of
Folsom’s Rainbow Bridge

Community Gallery at 48 Natoma
in Folsom

January 17 to March 1, 2019

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My Photography

My photography is currently on display at:

Fawnridge Winery, 5560 Fawnridge Road in Auburn, California

Sola Salon Studios, 500 Plaza Drive in Folsom, California

Contact Me

Ruby’s Guide Photography
Folsom, California 95630

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