Caitlin Ruby Miller’s Biography

photo by Sam Kawalec

Ruby Images:

I established Ruby Images as a vessel for my creativity. The images I create are always intended to show a uniqueness and beauty to each subject. I have so thoroughly enjoyed the truly diverse set of clients I have photographed. I believe that all women are beautiful in their own way, and I am happy to say that I am proving that through my photography. The most joy I get out of photography is when I send the clients their final photos and they react telling me how beautiful I made them feel.

Since I was very young, I have always been a fashionista. I have followed major designers and fashion photography for years. I would say that my signature style is creating fashion landscapes, and by that I mean a gorgeous woman in amazing clothing coalescing with her environment. The portraits that I take almost always have a sense of drama and draw the viewer in. I have worked in headshot sessions into my photography packages, where I am able to take a spin on the typical head shot format.

I truly believe in the essence of each of my subjects. I have always been able to look at someone and instinctively know what looks best on their body, whether it is color, silhouette, fabric, style, jewelry, hair, makeup, etc.

I am known to be a hard worker and perfectionist, so I am never afraid to go above and beyond with clients, whether that is taking extra time to plan a shoot or pushing the limits the day of with forward-thinking photography. I am humbled by the process of growing as a photographic artist, and I feel as though with every shoot I grow.

Experience wise, I have shot the following types of people: opera singers, actors, burlesque dancers, dancers, activists, models, couples and children. My first wedding is coming up in the spring of 2018. I am available for the following types of photography shoots: headshots, website photos, promotional photography, engagement photos, couple photos, weddings, children photography, family photography, fashion photography, model portfolio building, senior portraits, corporate headshots, and boudoir photographs.

You are welcome to contact me at caitlinrubymiller@gmail.com to discuss your vision. We can figure out what would be best for you.

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Here's a bit about my music experience as an opera singer: 

Soprano Caitlin Ruby Miller has studied under the tutelage of Julia Faulkner, teacher at the Ryan Center at the Lyric Opera of Chicago.  Caitlin graduated from the University of Wisconsin Madison with a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance.

Caitlin won at the Wisconsin district level of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions at the youngest age allowed, 21 years old.  She most recently performed Ginevra in Handel’s Ariodante and received praise, "Miller was the star throughout the afternoon… a stretch of truly riveting singing.” Caitlin sang the principal role of the Countess in The Marriage of Figaro in Italy last summer under the baton of Maestro Joseph Rescigno and the direction of Candace Evans. In her sophomore year she started her operatic career playing Musetta in La Boheme with UW Opera.

Caitlin grew up in the small town of Spring Green, Wisconsin, and images that are evoked in “Knoxville: Summer of 1915” remind her of her own childhood. She is grateful to have had the opportunity to perform this piece with orchestra this summer with the Madison Area Youth Chamber Orchestra, as well as with piano in recital. The chamber orchestra concert will be broadcast on WORT, a local Madison radio station.

Caitlin’s additional scene and role studies include: Micaëla in Bizet’s Carmen, the title role in Strauss’s Arabella, Hansel in Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel, Rosalinda in Johann Strauss’s Die Fledermaus, Vitellia in Mozart’s La Clemenza di Tito, the title role in Charpentier’s Louise, Liu in Puccini’s Turandot, the title role in Massenet’s Manon, and Violetta in La Traviata.

Caitlin has performed in master classes with William Bolcom, William Florescu, Richard Cordova, and John DeHann. Caitlin worked with coaches Ubaldo Fabbri and Moises Ruiz de Gauna at La Musica Lirica.  Caitlin attended Up North Vocal Institute in 2011, where she worked with Dana Brown (coach), Grant Wenaus (coach), Professor Matthew Chellis, Matthew Ellenwood (acting specialist), Professor Lynn Eustis, and Mary Jean Allen (Alexander Technician).