Copyright 2019, Richard Parker Photos

ALL PHOTOS ARE THE EXPRESS RIGHTS OF RICHARD PARKER PHOTOS

 

my story

Captivating and relevant senior portrait photography is more than just a click of the shutter. Senior portrait photography should be expressive, creative and above all tell the story of who the senior is. From experiences going back to when I was kid, I have learned how to make senior photography art while telling their unique story.

My childhood was spent traversing the foothills of the Ouachita Mountains exploring,  and learning to love people and the outdoors. I helped my grandfather bail hay and harvest his gardens. I learned from my father what it means to be a teacher. And, I garnered invaluable lessons from my mother about how to care for and love people.

 

Next to my faith and my family, photography is my passion.

 

Throughout my life I have travelled to many places. I have seen and experienced some of life’s best and some of life’s worst. It is remarkable how standing behind a lens can teach you things you never thought possible.

 

My own life has shaped the photographer I am today. I have learned to love God. Love people. Love life.

 

Hope you like my work.

 

Richard

YOUR STORY

Shooting in Austin,  U.S.A.  &  Abroad.

We all have a story to tell and I would love to hear yours! Drop me a line and let's talk about what you love, your dreams, your ideas and what makes you.... well you.

 

Let me give you and your story a voice.

PORTRAITS

SENIORS

 

JET SETTER

DESTINATIONS

models

This isn't your typical modeling. Yes, while agency modeling is cool and all, our modeling has a whole different look and feel. For starters we don't have casting calls that seem to go by like a snail pushing a turtle across the pavement, with weights on his ankles.

Our modeling is all about having fun, with meaning and purpose. We have creative shoots, modeling sessions, popup session across the country, a totally cool fashion show, and tons more, all while showing you what it looks like to be a modern day influencer through leadership, collaborating, story curating and brand repping.

TRIP TIME

Want to get away and have your senior session someplace magical? I think that's a great idea! So much so I specialize in it. From start to finish I'll plan the entire shoot. From location scouting, to outfits, to timing and everything in between. You and your family can make it a vacation or we can make it a day in/day out shoot. Think Big Sur, The Big Apple or Little Italy!

At the end of the day a destination session is an experience you will remember (in the immortal words of Squints in Sand Slot) forrrrrreeeevvverrrr, and the images we create will captivate even the shortest of attention spans.

INFLUENCERS

MODELING

GET GROOVY

Formals are Dy.no.mite! Especially when you call me to shoot pre formal photos! And then they're just freakin' off the hook cool! 

 

Prom, homecoming, winter formal, they're all great times. The laughter, the memories. Before you head off to dance the night away and get jiggy with it, let's get those formal couples and single shots so you have real life documentation that your dress, tux, flowers and everything else actually existed.... in one piece.

KRAZY

KOOLKIDS

PROM IS BOMB

FORMALS

Kid talk

Kids are a lot of awesomeness. I speak fluent "kid"! And trust me sometimes it can sound a lot like alien talk.

 

Being quick and fast on the draw is a must with kiddos. Getting those authentic shots while having fun takes time and patience. Luckily I have lots of that. My kid's sessions are not your typical park bench, everyone say "cheeeeese" pictures. These speak to who the kids are and just like my senior sessions, tells their unique story, through a lens.

 

If need be I am not above bringing water guns to get the giggles going!

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