Hi, I’m Rob Rutan.

   My wife, Debbie, and I started GBW Photography in 2013. Click the button below to learn more.

    I first realized my passion for photography while in the Air Force in the late ‘70s. My first camera was a Minolta 35mm. Not sure why I picked Minolta, perhaps it was on sale or something; but, I loved the camera and I took it everywhere.  My backyard was Zion, Bryce, and the Grand Canyon and I spent every off duty moment backpacking and taking pictures.

    Over the last few years I’ve concentrated on family photography.  I love photographing families outdoors and while I can set up a studio and shoot indoors, I prefer the outdoors.  There is something special about the natural lighting and the spontaneous reactions that combine to create that special moment ;  the one you don’t want to forget. Memories are fleeting you know.

    I always have one camera mounted on a tripod to ensure I capture a perfectly sharp and focused image, but I also carry a second camera just in case that perfect opportunity presents itself.


     I finished Air Force pilot training in the early 80’s. My work demands and desire to spend time with my young family resulted in less time to devote to photography. Yet, my interest never waned.




    I left the Air Force in 1988 and began flying for the airlines.



   I am now a Captain with United Airlines and fly the Boeing 757 and 767. If you’re interested, you can view my travel blog by clicking the button below:

    When we started GBW, my focus was on landscape photography and my landscape photos have appeared in the following publications:




Gainesville Magazine: Rob Rutan; “Rainbow’s End”, October – November 2016, pg. 82.




Gainesville Magazine: Rob Rutan; “A Driftwood Sunrise”, August – September 2017, pg. 82.




Forum, The Magazine of the Florida Humanities Council: Rob Rutan; “Sarasota Sunset”, Fall 2018, pg. 58.

Click the Button on the right to View my Landscape Portfolio.

 I am a current member of the Professional Photographers Association and am working towards my “Certified Professional Photographer” endorsement.


I am also the “Official Photographer” for Fun4GatorKids.


Thank you for showing an interest in our family photography business. Please contact us so we can schedule an appointment or if you have any questions.

Memories are fleeting…let us capture yours today!