It's a very exciting time here at Rivets and Roses! Earlier this fall, we decided to hire a few more photographers to join our team and expand the Rivets studio! We were so happy with each and every single applicant and are absolutely thrilled with all of the new talent we are bringing to the team! We will officially be launching the new Rivets and Roses crew in a couple of weeks, but in the mean time, here's a quick introduction to our new photographers! Hi, I'm Desiree, otherwise known as Dez. A few things I couldn't live without: coffee, my camera, my iPhone, hot summers, and my twin sister Kelly...not necessarily in that order. I like photos, photography, taking photos and think Instagram is completely awesome. [quote]I'm THRILLED to be a part of one super cool and insanely talented gang.[/quote] I can't wait to meet ALL the amazing people who love each other and who love photography as much as we do here at Rivets and Roses. I hope to grow and define my photographic style here at R & R and capture all the tears and love this wedding season.
Hi! I'm Leslie. I love dogs, live music and really obscure cosmetic names (the nail polish I'm wearing right now is called "Dive Bar"). My favorite weddings to photograph are those that celebrate the unique qualities of the couple. I love it when the theme of the day is centered around who the couple are or how they fell for each other and not a generic idea taken from a bridal magazine.* And I am dying to shoot a wedding in the middle of the woods this year.
[quote]*Confession: My own wedding, many many moons ago, did not reflect who we were as a couple, and was full of cliche ideas I found in wedding magazines. If I could do it over now, it would be very different. Not to say we didn't have a blast regardless.[/quote]
[quote]The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes. -Marcel Proust[/quote]
Hi, I'm Louisa.
The first time I picked up a camera I had no idea how profoundly photography would change my life. About two and a half years ago, when I got my first SLR camera I fell completely in love with an art form that had always intrigued me. Since then, I've had incredible opportunities to travel to places like California, Las Vegas and Italy, curate and put on my own art show and meet inspiring, creative people at every turn.
I love shooting photos because I get to show people a side of themselves they'd never see by looking in the mirror. The beauty is in how I see you, not what you look like. I like to work with clients who are willing to truly relax with me and in front of my camera. I am inspired by nature and light and find that the best work I produce is made in wide open spaces, when I'm surrounded by trees or near the water. As far as my personal life goes, I'm a Minnesota girl who's had the luck to travel a bit. I live in an old house with my tall boyfriend and our two cats and two dogs. Our home is full of art and light and candles and dying plants (I have no green thumb whatsoever and our animals eat anything that isn't contained in glass). I like to eat steak and drink tea and my favorite dessert is ice cream. I look forward to meeting you and to working with you if you, too, like wide open spaces, trees and water.
Ello All!! I am the one they call Marc James and I am one of the newest Rivets & Roses photographers. Today I am here to give you a brief introduction to me and what brought me to Rivets & Roses.
Born from a heap of snow my mother always said I came out of the womb with a camera in hand, literally, I was a medical miracle. From the day I was born I always knew what my calling was, I was to be a doctor. 20 years later I came to the realization that I was a much more talented photographer than doctor, but I still play Operation frequently to keep up on my skills.
Before Rivets & Roses I can honestly say I never saw myself as a wedding photographer but when I spoke with Eliesa and I got the chance to see her work I knew that there is a place in the wedding world for photographers like me.
[quote]I have never wanted to shoot conventional images and now through Rivets & Roses I finally have the opportunity to capture the most important moments in your life while giving you images that will truly last forever.[/quote]
I look forward to meeting all of you and I cannot wait for you to see what the Rivets & Roses team has in store!!
Hello, I'm Natalie. First and foremost, I consider myself an artist...and my medium? Light. I love playing with light. Light that exemplifies emotion, glamorous sparkly light & simple quiet light, the way natural light finds depth in the eyes and bride in the arms of her groom....I love playing with light! I’m thrilled to be a part of the Rivets & Roses team. [quote]I’m looking forward to pushing myself creatively this year, to new adventures & meeting new people, to opening myself to opportunity & embracing it with reckless abandon.[/quote] My passion lies in photographing your wedding day with artistic creativity, distinctive vision and timeless style providing you with clean modern imagery. Twenty-twelve has just started and already it is turning out to be the best year yet!