My name is Riley Starr and I am a natural light photographer based out of Orange County, California. On most days you can find me snappin’ photos at the beach down the street from little home in Laguna Beach, doing yoga, eating a kale salad or unplugging to spend some quality time with my people. My photography is most known for bright and airy lighting and my love for blue and neutral tones. I am attracted to a very clean yet boho and organic aesthetic. I’m most inspired by shooting in venues with white interiors and tons of natural light, by the ocean, in the mountains and surrounded by miles of pristine desert landscape.
Oh how I love a good wedding! My heart melts when the groom sees his bride for the very first time. I get goose bumps while the bride walks down the isle and will without a doubt tear up during the vows. I put my heart and soul into capturing every sweet intimate moment, every thoughtful detail, and every highlight of every wedding I shoot . There is nothing more beautiful and inspiring than the love a couple has for on another on their wedding day.
"I’ve had the pleasure of working with Riley for both personal photography and client photography projects and I cannot say enough good things about her work! I’m always amazed by her ability to work with light (or lack thereof). As all photographers know, light rules everything —so being able to make lighting work in any space is Riley’s speciality. Additionally, her keen eye for detail culminated with her ability to connect to the clients vision is what sets her apart from other photographers. I’ve recommended Riley to my friends, family & clients and she has consistently exceeded their expectations. "
"Riley Starr is an Amazing photographer with natural talent! I own a leather earring company in Laguna Beach and Riley has become my go to photographer for our styled shoots! Every time we shoot together and I get the photos back I’m beyond thrilled!
Riley has a way of taking our vision (sometimes summed up in just a sentence) and capturing the vibe in each and every photo.
Her photos are all well composed, with beautiful and creative angles. They are all exceptionally edited, while still keeping with a realistic representation of each piece. To find all these qualities in a photographer is not easy, but we found it with Riley!
Her photos bring life and magic to our jewelry!"
(Co-Owner Aha Crafted)
Brandon & Kate Nelson
" I am so grateful I found Riley to take our engagement photos! I was nervous going into the shoot but she was so easy to work with, offered such incredible guidance and WOW did our pictures turn out amazing! I thought maybe we'd like a handful... I couldn't believe we found about 30 shots that we absolutely love and will be sharing with friends and family for years to come."
"I absolutely love working with Riley. She's so enjoyable to be around, her photos are STUNNING and she has this a way of bringing out your best side in every image. As an artist, I'm very particular about the photos I use on my website and social media and Riley totally nails it. I'm so thankful that I was introduced to her and her work."