"There are so many talented photographers in New England and I stalked many on facebook for months – I found picking one based on photos alone was impossible. As we narrowed down our choices, we (my husband and I) knew we wanted certain characteristics in who the photographer is as a person and how they operate and work with couples on their wedding day. We also decided that we were looking for a wedding photographer who ran their own small business and who would be laid back yet give specific direction. We didn’t want any part of the photography to feel too stuffy or formal yet we wanted beautiful pictures of us, the wedding party, our friends and family and our wedding venue and details. As a bride, I wanted an experienced photographer who could look at a site and identify the best spots for great shots – there are far too many decisions to make leading up to the wedding that I did not want to have to decide what photos were needed of whom, in what location and pose – I wanted to leave that up to the professional. I knew that a great photographer can also lead the wedding party and have the photos taken swiftly so that everyone can enjoy the day rather than taking formal photos for minutes or hours on end.
Ria was all of these things and more. I knew from our first conversation on the phone that she was the perfect photographer for us. She is warm and sweet and just so likeable. We hit it off immediately! Our engagement photo shoot was our first time meeting in person and my husband loved her for all of the same reasons I did. Ria understands that people aren’t used to posing for photos and she makes what can be such an awkward experience fun and light.
She delivered everything precisely on the agreed upon timelines and her services included online copies (not watermarked) of ALL shots, so we could choose the best ones to share and print at our discretion. One of the most special things for us is that we included our two dogs in both our engagement and first look wedding day photos and she captured PERFECT shots of our crazy pups. Even our friends in our wedding party (two of which are former wedding videographers) noted that she was “everywhere” and so lovely to work with. Selecting Ria as our photographer for the most important day of our life was one of the best wedding vendor selections we made.
We can’t wait to find new opportunities to use Ria for family photography as it would be an absolute pleasure to work with her again."
-Amy & Emanuel Rodrigues
"Ria is an absolute dream come true and is extremely talented in her artistic photography. She was our wedding photographer for our November 4th wedding and knew exactly what to do. We were beyond impressed with her and she got every shot we asked for and more! She knows how to work a wedding with guests, getting the shots she needs, and is completely professional! We are so thrilled and delighted she was able to share our special day with us! Thank you so much Ria!"
-Evy & AJ Nickerson