natural, film-inspired & timeless photojournalistic imagery

Photography is the one singular thing that you’ll be able to take with you from your wedding.
 It needs to be able to stand the test of time. The flowers will wilt, the cake will be eaten, the dress will get dirty, but the photos - they will live on far beyond your lifetime here.
How wild is that to think about?

photos that make you feel something

Relaxed

Excited as fuck!

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!

Open & Vulnerable

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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How I want you to feel

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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"

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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.