Ramsay Turnbull was raised between Northern California and Caracas, Prague, and New York. Prior to founding her photography studio in 2009, she worked in traditional and digital media in the U.S., Spain, and Chile.

Ramsay's first book "Lugares de paso" (Passing Through), co-authored with Chilean writer Sergio Missana, was published in 2012 by Editorial Lom. She lives in Litchfield County, Connecticut with her husband and their three children.