wedding photographer

LUXURY & DESTINATION

HI! I'M RIA,

I'm a Southern California based photographer traveling worldwide for luxury weddings, elopements & love. I specialize in photos that feel nostalgic on digital and 35mm film. There's nothing that makes me happier than making other people feel fucking GREAT about themselves. I care about eternalizing your story, no matter your race, gender, sexuality or body type — I’m here for you.

So much of life happens in the smallest of moments.
Let's get sentimental together.

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creating timeless moments

for Sentimental Souls

elopements

couples

CINEMATIC | timeless | FILM-INSPIRED imagery 

"Ria is truly something special. Not only with her work but also her as a person! I feel like my husband and I have made a life long friend. Her vision is so special and one of a kind. She did my engagement and wedding photos! We got a ton of compliments from guests and my bridal party how much they loved her! She makes you feel so secure with yourself and is totally open to your opinion and vision. She was such a hit I have had multiple people ask me for her info to book her for themselves. You will not regret booking Ria. If you want timeless photos that tell a story she is your person! Love you so much Ria can’t wait to work together again!"

AMBER & SKY

"She makes you feel so secure with yourself and is totally open to your opinion and vision"

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"Ria was hands down one of the easiest wedding planning decisions that my husband and I made. Ria is kind, professional, so genuine, insanely talented (I mean look at the girls portfolio it is RIDICULOUS) and just the ultimate hype girl with the coooolest vibe. She made us feel so calm and comfortable from our engagement photos to our wedding day which was super important to us. I trusted Ria 100% throughout the process and she blew us away from start to finish. Ria captured our love so effortlessly and I could not be more thankful for her.
Look no further if you are in need for a photographer, wedding or not. Ria is the answer!!! Love you girl xoxo"

ALLIE & MITCH

"Ria is kind, professional, so genuine, insanely talented and just the ultimate hype girl with the coooolest vibe."

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"There are no words that describe how wonderful Ria is as a person and as a photographer - her pictures speak for themselves and show the love and passion she has for capturing the best moments of life in the most timeless way! I literally searched through hundreds of photographers’ profiles from all over the US on Instagram and only wanted her as our photographer. No matter where I looked, I was quickly drawn back to her photos.
We are forever grateful and couldn’t have asked for better captured memories ♥️" 

AMY & DUSTIN

"I literally searched through hundreds of photographers’ profiles from all over the US on Instagram and only wanted her as our photographer."

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"My husband and I hired Ria to capture our engagement and wedding photos and she absolutely exceeded our expectations in every way possible! We both are usually pretty awkward in front of the camera, but she made us feel so comfortable and confident in what we were doing. Not only is Ria the BIGGEST hype girl, but she is also kind, professional, and extremely talented. We just received a few sneak peeks after our wedding this past weekend and were amazed at how perfectly she was able to capture every tiny detail and special moment. My husband and I will cherish the photos that she took for years to come. Hire this girl, you won't regret it!!"

Kyra & Nikola

"Not only is Ria the BIGGEST hype girl, but she is also kind, professional, and extremely talented."

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"If I could give this girl more stars I would. Her work is incredible and I had high expectations for my wedding (because she killed it for my engagement photo shoot) - and man did she blow it out of the water. I felt like I was reliving my dream day when I looked through my gallery - and cried so many times I had to call my mom. Her photos are best in class, and she's the most fun, down to earth person to work with. She made me feel so comfortable the entire day - even though it was 100 degrees outside. I can't recommend her enough, she's a rockstar photographer."

becca & caleb

"Her photos are best in class, and she's the most fun, down to earth person to work with"

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" I cannot gush enough about how incredible Ria is -- not only is she a TALENT at what she does (truly, there's no photographer out there who is better), but she creates an environment that is fun and easy to shoot in. She calms your nerves, she hypes you up, she elevates everyone around her and always captures the most stunning shots possible. She is extremely detailed orientated, and other vendors look to her as the source of truth when it comes to group shots, backdrops, and coordination. Ria was the very first vendor I booked in my wedding process and I'm so grateful to have found her, she is an expert in the wedding industry space and comes with countless recommendations. Ria's style cannot be beat, no questions asked." 

ASHLEY & ERIC

"She calms your nerves, she hypes you up, she elevates everyone around her and always captures the most stunning shots possible"

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"We can’t believe we had the opportunity to book Ria as our photographer 🥹😭 All of the photos are absolutely stunning!! She is freaking AMAZING & that’s an understatement. Literally crying happy tears all over again every time I look at her work 🥲 Ria has the most beautiful soul, the most creative eye & she knows just how to make people feel every emotion when looking at her photos. I knew Ria was the one!!! we love you so much!! 🤍"

ANDREA & DARYUS

"Literally crying happy tears all over again every time I look at her work"

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"I knew Ria was the girl from me from the start. From the very beginning, she was so amazing at communicating through each step. Ria is not there just as a photographer but she is there as a friend. This part of hiring Ria is unlike anything else, she fully invests her time and energy into you like it’s her own wedding. She cared about my vision from the getting ready photos to the floral details to the dance floor moments. There was so many moments through the day that I would just look over at Ria and she would have this big smile on her face and her camera right there ready to document that moment. It’s the energy that Ria brings to the room. The big smile, confidence, and love that she exudes is everything that I needed. She hyped me and my husband up ALL day and it was exactly what we needed to be surrounded around. We LOVE you Ria. Thank you for telling our story 🤍"

HAYLEIGH & KENDALL

"It’s the energy that Ria brings to the room. The big smile, confidence, and love that she exudes is everything that I needed"

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"Ria is a true gem!! There was an instant vibe between us the moment we met, and we knew her positive, carefree attitude was the perfect fit. She’s the most fun, down-to-earth chick, and there was truly never an uncomfortable moment (which I never thought possible). Somehow she took two people who feel incredibly awkward in front of a camera and made it look effortless! We seriously could not have done it without her patient guidance, chill vibes, and artistic eye. Ri’s editing skills are stellar AND timeless – I love that we don’t look unnatural, washed out, or filtered in a trendy way in any of our photos (we had a poor experience with a different photographer last year for an engagement shoot, and trust me when I say IT MATTERS)."

ALEX & SPENCER

"Somehow she took two people who feel incredibly awkward in front of a camera and made it look effortless!"

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“I cannot even begin to express how happy we are with Ria and her gorgeous photography! We ended up eloping at the courthouse after postponing our wedding to 2021 and not only did she capture the most STUNNING photos of our day, but she went above and beyond in every way. She scouted out the perfect locations ahead of time and even suggested a vintage car rental - an idea that was so perfectly us and made for some epic sunset photographs. Not to mention it added to the memories and the whole experience!
She made the day so fun and we felt so comfortable with her! The pictures are better than we could have ever dreamed of."

HANNAH & JESSE

"she went above and beyond in every way"

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I'm Ri, a California-based intimate wedding and elopement photographer capturing timeless moments for sentimental souls. I travel world-wide for love and spend way too much time romanticizing my life.