September 2016  Travel Notice:  Going to Mexico for my Birthday in Sept. Looking forward to a nice vacation as I attempt to live like Anthony Bourdain for 8 days! Hoping to create some beautiful images while I'm down there.

    JUNE 2015  Job/Career: Status update. Recently I parted ways w/ my employer where I was a sales manager .This only means, I will have MORE TIME to shoot until I land my next F/T gig :-)

    I've been in the wine business F/T for 13 years. I've also been a freelance pro photographer, in my spare time for more than 20 years. I'm very fortunate to have combined my passions into my working life... wine, travel, and photography!

    Specializing  in editorial and lifestyle images. Not into heavy photo-shop but more about creating gimmick free images and the overall mood with a sense of capturing beauty and vitality in life! 

    Always been a fan of editorial style fashion and find it less formal and more fun! I've always preferred to shoot on location. The world is the best studio.

    The challenge of bringing out ones inner shine and capturing it is truly an honor.

    Everything and everyone have a story to tell. I love capturing life's events and moments that matter.

    I've been fortunate to have traveled to some beautiful places, and yet still have many people and locations to see.

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    my story




    Life style & Portraits

    if a picture is worth a thousand words, then let me share my novel with you...

    Photos by  Javier F. Ruiz

    A.K.A.  Hov's Eye Photo

    Just a random slide show, til you select a portfolio....