candid, natural photojournalistic imagery

Photos that make you feel something

Imagine seeing a movie about your life — that's how I want your pictures to feel. 
So deeply intimate and messy and perfect all at once. I'm here to capture it all for you. Your family wiping tears away as you exchange vows, your childhood best friend toasting to your love, the spilled drinks from dancing. I want you to be able to see how warm and special your love is from an outsiders perspective. 

I want you to have a damn good time, just as much as I want to have a damn good time! You should feel a genuine connection and be so damn excited to work with your photographer!

Let loose, baby! No stiff awkward poses allowed here. My style of shooting allows you to move freely and gives me the space to capture you authentically.

In order for me to capture you authentically, I need you to trust me enough to show me the real you.
We need to be open & vulnerable -- show me that & i'll show you the magic that follows.

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My goal is to make you feel

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Creating memories that will live with you

forver

the secret handshake

The booty grabs

the thrill of being in love

"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"

"Ria was nothing short of incredible! She was so organized and responsive during the months leading up to our wedding. She is a great communicator and has the most gentle, but fun personality. Ria is SO talented and captured our wedding day perfectly. I love how timeless her photos are - we can’t stop looking at them over and over again. I would recommend Ria to anyone getting married! She listened to exactly what we envisioned and didn’t miss one family/friend photo that we had on our checklist. Thank you so much Ria!"

EMILY & AUSTIN

"ria was nothing short of incredible!"

“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"

"I cannot say enough amazing things about Ria!! When the location for our engagement shoot fell through (scheduling conflict, not her fault!), she went out of her way to scope out several other potential locations that had the vibe we were looking for, and man did she deliver! On the day of the shoot, I was pretty nervous because my fiancé hates taking pictures, but she made him/us feel so comfortable and natural in front of the camera. We just got the full gallery back and to say we’re obsessed would be an understatement! She is incredibly talented, kind, organized, and thoughtful. Hiring her has been the best decision throughout the wedding planning process so far, and we can’t wait to take our wedding pictures with her next year!"

KYRA & NIKOLA

"She is incredibly talented, kind, organized, and thoughtful"

"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!"

"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'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.