i'm riley, originally from lake tahoe, now in Durham, NC

I discovered photography in college, and am one of those impractical dreamer types who actually holds a degree in the medium. Luckily, it's worked out better for me than it does for most, and I have the privilege of working as a full-time photographer.

I’ve been photographing weddings professionally for over ten years, and have had my work described as energetic and emotive, full of humor and connection. I’ve always been completely transfixed by a captured moment between people… that frozen slice of time that tells a larger story about who we are now and where our hopes and dreams may take us. I’ve never genuinely questioned whether I was on the right path: I love making art.

Other things I love include my dog Dextertraveling, and exploring the world from above

Finally, I feel really strongly about the importance of giving back, so a minimum of 5% of my net revenue every year goes to a variety of organizations that work to further goals I think are important. These include Planned Parenthood, The Environmental Defense Fund, Southern Poverty Law Center, the ACLU, and Carolina Hearts Australian Shepard Rescue.

If it sounds like we might be a good fit, let's set up a time to chat!