“Rio captured me at such a vulnerable time in my life. 8 months pregnant, swollen with life in my belly, and yet she made me feel like a goddess. I’ve never treasured photos the way I have with these because they really depicted how deeply connected to pregnancy I was at that time. She’s easy to bond with because she’s genuine and real. She’s creative beyond measure. So very grateful for the experience with her and know these photos she gave me will last through time. Thank you, for this gift Rio!”

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Apothecary Esthetics

“Working with Rio is such a pleasure. Her ability to convey emotion via her craft is truly remarkable. I’ve witnessed Rio’s talent for making her subjects feel at ease when being photographed time and time again. The feeling captured in her pictures has allowed my audience to connect with the feeling & branding of my business without yet having set foot in the door.

The positive impact of working with Rio over the course of the last year has resulted in quantifiable growth and expanded reach. I could not be happier and would highly recommend Rio to anyone seeking new avenues of engagement + connection with their audience.”

— Anna Rummel Tenenbaum, LE, Herbalist

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Andreja Bourke

“Rio is an incredible multi-faceted talent. She possesses the unique ability to capture the beauty we often miss in our selves by reminding us of our inner power and who we are deep inside. She helps you feel at ease during a photo shoot and I feel more seen by her and her camera than I do when I look in the mirror. I am thankful for her insight, captive eye, and artistic awareness. Quite frankly, she is amazing!”


Natasha Boote

“I want to be totally honest with you. I have never ever loved pictures of myself. I always see my size or whatever. Even when I was the thinnest I’ve been in a wedding dress. But I love these. I’m looking at them and thinking, ‘I’m so beautiful.’ So thank you for that.”

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Kent Luetzen

“What can a dude say!? Rio is an absolute gem. She tells stories through her photography. Rio goes beyond a beautiful portrait, she brings out the soul and life of her subjects. It’s a chill, fun and creative experience working with her.”


Breanna Harmer

“I’ve been lucky to work with Rio on a semi regular basis on a multitude of shoots. She’s extremely creative, tactical, and kind. She has consistently caught me by surprise with the lengths that she’ll go to get “the shot.” Whether it’s waist deep in icy cold lake water, balancing on a not-so-sturdy table or climbing a questionable ladder. She is willing to go the extra mile and then some. Rio is dedicated to her client’s vision and holds her work to high, admirable standards. She’s a joy to be around and well versed in making sure her clients feel extremely comfortable, no matter the shoot location.”