Hi there, I’m Rhianna!
I’ve never been good at condensing things down to a few words, so please forgive this inevitable ramble!
I’m an Australian wedding & lifestyle photographer but these days I live in the wonderfully contradictory city of Milan, Italy where I take photos and occasionally teach English to tiny humans.
I grew up in the sprawling suburbs of Perth, Australia, traipsing through the bush in search of wildflowers with my Mum, or snorkelling at a beach that was always so full of jellyfish with my Dad (forever frustratingly accompanied by my three most favourite humans, my brothers).
I’ve always wanted to share everything with everyone around me, moments of light and joy, sadness and confusion, random rambling thoughts. As a child I filled notebook after notebook with stories I made up, stories that had sort of happened but were ever so slightly embellished, stories that I wished would become reality, all of which I would read to whoever would listen (thanks Mum). My imagination was never not running rampant.
I think this is why I fell so hard for photography – it is another chance to share my world with the people around me – to share with more clarity the reasons why I just spent a whole minute or three totally enraptured with a flower, a leaf, a patch of light falling softly from the sky.
But more than that, it is a chance to capture the very real stories of other people, of you even! A one-up on the stories I used to make up about a woman I sat across from on the train or a man I walked by in the street.
Photographing your wedding, your small business ventures or your family as you spend a day at home or in the park or at your favourite cafe is so much more than some story I made up, it’s real. It’s your story, your life.
In this job of mine I get the privilege of capturing little moments and big moments that a whole bunch of people have put so much work into creating; photographing friendships and relationships and important life events that will go down for generations, and it’s truly the greatest privilege to call photography my work & my life.
Now, if you feel like it, it’s your turn! Why don’t you tell me a little more about you?