About Us


Hey! I’m Samantha Ruf, the one behind the keyboard of our family blog. I’m a part-time photographer and a full-time wife and homeschooling mama. This is the space where I share our family adventures, homeschool freebies, projects and making the most of each and every day.

I love documenting life through photography and video. I work as a newborn, family and wedding photographer in Hawaii. I launched this blog as a way for family and friends to join in on our family adventures.



My husband and I met in grade school, started dating in middle school and got married our senior year of high school. Thirteen years, three kids, and four moves later from Pennsylvania (our home town) to Texas, New Mexico and Alaska. We are now getting settled on Oahu and excited to make our new home here in Hawaii.

We have three little girls Sophia, Mia and Filomena. They are full of energy, adventure and love. Sophia and Mia love vloging and have convinced me to to start a youtube channel for them. It is something they love so I figured, why not?

Where did we get the name of our blog? Our last name is “Ruf”. We get so many jokes about our last name so we figured we would just go with it! I thought A Ruf Life would be a fun name that is unique to our family.

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