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September 20, 2019

Travel can do many things. It can open you up to places and experiences you’ve never dreamed of, expose you to new and creative ways of thinking and living, and create memories that will last a lifetime. 

September 14, 2017

In an industry historically plagued by stock photography depicting black people through negative stereotypes, major corporations are increasingly eager for the kind of work photographers like Ruby Melton specialize in.

August 28, 2017


August 9, 2017

Washington D.C — Brown Girl With A Camera BGWAC is headed to Washington D.C the weekend of September 15-16, 2017 for their first conference MINT. MINT is a two-day conference filled with panels, workshops, vendors, an exhibition, stylized shoots, delicious food, cocktails, entertainment and much more. 

July 19, 2017

This week’s episode is VERY special.  Today’s guest is Ruby Melton, founder of Ruby Ella PhotographyBrown Girl With A CameraBrown Guys With A Camera and the creator of the Mint Conference.

July 10, 2017

Ruby is a self-taught lifestyle and documentary photographer, she likes to capture the overall essence of the session in an artistic, documentary style. It is this type of photography that makes her photos look for natural.

June 11, 2017

On this episode we have the Creator of Brown Girl with a CameraRuby Melton on the podcast. If you remember back from episode one, we first met Ruby back in 2015 when we invited BGWAC to Greenville, SC for a portfolio building experience. This was shortly after Sierra and I met and were elated to find each other, two young black women interested in photography. 

May 5, 2016

In this Episode, Minority Trailblazer Ruby Melton shares;

  • How she started Brown Girl with a Camera
  • How she booked her first international gig
  • How she balances being a full time mother and a entrepreneur
  • and much much more

April 29, 2016

Brown Girl With A Camera (BGWAC) hosted its 5th Portfolio Building Experience of 2016 last Saturday, April 9, 2016.

The group has also hosted professionally-styled shoots in Dallas, Houston, San Francisco and Los Angeles in February and March to further its goal of helping budding female photographers of color.

April 11, 2016

Today on Building Minds Forever we sit down with Jeremy Smith, Ruby Melton and Shaun Chambers as they all share how they are shifting the culture and building minds forever.

September 21, 2015

This is the preview video for our reveiw on Awesome Black Photographer - Ruby Melton. Ruby is a Washington DC based Lifestyle and Event photographer who hosts regular meetups for black female (and male) photographers to hone their skills and create a network. Awesome Black Photographer interviewed Ruby about her meet ups and a little bit about how she balances her family life with her professional one.

WWPR Names Sarah Coppersmith, Emily Rasowsky and Shannon Toher Their 2015 Emerging Leaders Awards Honorees

June 17, 2015

Washington Women in Public Relations (WWPR) named three young communications professionals as their 2015 Emerging Leaders Awards honorees: Sarah Coppersmith, Emily Rasowsky and Shannon Toher. The Emerging Leaders Awards, held June 16, is an annual awards and cocktail reception that recognizes leaders in public relations and communications, among young women (aged 23-30) who have significantly impacted the communications field and D.C. community.


June 15, 2015

On June 6, 2015, I woke up bright and early to attend the HerWay leadership event in Washington, DC. The streets were mostly empty and still waking up, but as soon as I walked into the building there was a group of women wide awake and ready to learn. The event was held at the modern and cozy 600 F Street, right in the heart of the city.

June 11, 2015

Empowerment and inspiration are two things I’m always seeing. They fuel my ambition and will to achieve. Since moving to The District four years ago, I’ve had the opportunity to attend many conferences geared toward empowering young professionals to live their most fulfilled lives. workforce.


May 7, 2015

Raised in a household where it made more sense to study accounting than art, Ruby Melton left a career in finance for creative exploration. “Photography is looked at as a hobby where you don’t make a lot of money or you can’t sustain yourself, but you really can... 

April 30, 2015

Bronx, New York native Sherry Williams re-located to Washington, DC to chase a goal. With a background in logistics, Sherry has a passion for envisioning a goal and ensuring that it is implemented. That passion, paired with the need for women empowerment and leadership

April 6, 2015

On Saturday, March 14th at the District Architecture Center in Washington, DC, and at the start of Women's Month Sherry Williams held a Leadership conference that connected 100 women, at the pinnacle of their career...


March 20, 2015

I met today’s #FearlessWoman back in college and to our surprise we reconnected, thanks to social media, a few months ago to work together on a project.

November 6, 2014

My photography style has a very natural flow. I like to capture life as it happens, I love to get the in the moment shots, 

October 15, 2014

Although eating at the local restaurants is daring, getting a cheap mani/pedi is relaxing and even buying trinkets to bring back to your boo at home is thoughtful, 

September 10, 2014

Hi, my name is Ruby, I’m 28 years old and I live in a suburb right outside of Washington, DC. I’ve been a contractor for the government for the last 5 years and  


September 18, 2014

When it comes to traveling the world there is nothing that visually sums up your experience abroad quite like the pictures you’ve taken to document your beautiful journey.  

September 3, 2014

 It was our third day in Turrialba, Costa Rica and on the agenda was a 3 hour trek by horseback to Acquarries Waterfall and back. 

May 9, 2013

I met Ruby on my Facebook page. I saw her photo in my Newsfeed and asked her to post it on #BrownGirlsGive. She was at a Global Climate Change rally in DC 

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