This is me: Photographer by day & photo ninja by night. I never sleep… almost.

Hi – Welcome to my small corner of the vast internet full of lots of wonderful and mundane things. I’m hoping it’s pretty apparent by now that I’m a wedding and portrait photographer. If not let me start over by saying, “hello I’m a fine art wedding and portrait photographer based in Durham, North Carolina.” There are probably a million things I could say about my hobbies and passions but they all disseminate into the same thing – I absolutely love working with people and making art. That passion keeps me working late at night, and gets me out of bed in the morning. Mostly I’m incredibly grateful to have spent more than a decade working with awesome couples who appreciate fine art, laughter, adventure, and a willingness to share some authenticity in their lives. 

What my clients are saying about me and my work.

Jill & Chris

Kristen & Andrew

Annie & Jeff

I know we’ve said it a million times already, but it’s true: you are incredible! We stressed so much about our photo budget, and looking back, I’d spend twice that in a heartbeat: the photos you took are now our most prized possessions!

Heather & Ryan

I just wanted to let you know that we love the photos that you took at our wedding! They are absolutely amazing and they surpassed anything we could have imagined. 

Choosing you as our photographer was the best decision that we made, you truly made our wedding special and we are honored to call you our friend. Now that you photographed our wedding you are basically stuck with us. :) 

Erin & Robby

Thank you so much for such a wonderful wedding photo experience. Our photographs turned out beautifully! Mille grazie, many thanks!

Barbara & Beth

We have been in love for so long, but have always been quiet about it by necessity. We’ve never had the chance to have the couples photos that others have. But now we do. Riley, your photos are beautiful – we will treasure them and display them and savor the memories of our 22 years, our wonderful celebration, and our new friend.

Sarah & Tim

Thank you so much for lending your talent to us! We enjoyed, so much, getting to know you & are so happy you could join our celebration. You’re awesome!!! 

P.S. Thank you for helping my brothers figure out their tuxedos.

Maria & Alex

Our experience with Riley was exceptional! We met prior to the wedding several times to discuss our vision for the day and to get to know each other better. He felt like part of the wedding party and we enjoyed having him with us. He was able to capture amazing photographs of the day without invading our time with friends and family.
Over and above our wedding day experience, Riley is a photographic artist and we were able to take part in his tintype project. We received images that we really treasure and are excited to show off to our friends and family.

I would highly recommend Riley for any occasion. He was easy – and fun – to work with!

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