Meet Jackie


Hi! I’m Jackie.


I offer wedding and portrait photography in the San Francisco Bay Area. I live in Oakland with my husband and two sons. After receiving my Bachelor of Arts in Film & Video from the University of Toledo in Toledo, Ohio in 2007, I adventured to Los Angeles and worked in the television and movie industry for five years. After moving to the San Francisco Bay Area, I started Jackie Rutan Photography in 2013.
My favorite photos capture a timeless moment. I am also a huge details person! And love documenting the rings, the reception seating cards, baby fingers and toes. My goal is to give you a variety of photos and capture that which you didn’t even know you wanted.
My own engagement photos with my husband are from a time when we were giggly with excitement about what lay ahead. We planned our wedding in 4 months from across the country. It was a spectacular whirlwind that thankfully today we can look back on and remember fondly through our photo album. We now have two sons. I knew that they would grow so fast and wanted to capture those early days on camera to treasure when they are big and grown. Not just for me, but for my husband and our boys.
So when we are 70, we can laugh at our engagement photos and jumpstart our memory with a wedding photo. So when my boys have kids of their own, I can show them that we know what they’re going through! That is what I want to give to you.