Ravetta Photography

Catch up on what we’ve been doing lately…

Family session in the fall

We see this family a couple times of year. The like our mini session option because it is perfect to just get a few updated photos throughout the year. With two girls that just smile the entire session they usually end up with more than a few photos! This session was specifically for Stella’s one […]

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Birthday Club member is one!

We set up the appointment months ago since the fall dates and times book up so quickly. Leo, one of our birthday club members, just turned one! This family got super lucky with the weather for their family session. Those little noses don’t last long in the cold weather, but we had tons of sun. […]

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Kaycee and Dan

Kayce met us at a bridal show at the beginning of this year. She walked around looking at various vendors but quickly came back to our booth because she knew she wanted to work with us. Kayce and Dan had a small wedding in 2020 due to so many restrictions being in place on their […]

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Allie and John

Allie contacted the studio after she had a wedding date because we photographed her sister’s wedding. She was ready to pick a package and secure us as the photographer for her wedding since she knew the quality she would receive from us. We quickly got a date on the schedule for the engagement photos because […]

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Tim and Marie

Tim emailed our studio looking for a photographer to capture the moment he proposed to his girlfriend. We were very excited to help him with this loving and special moment. We set up all the details to make the day work as smoothly as possible. As I waited in the park for him to arrive […]

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Sarah and Chris

We photographed a family photo for Chris a few years ago and he was happy with the results so when he got engaged he called us to photograph some engagement photos. Sarah also enjoyed working with us and so we received the honor of photographing their wedding. The day began at the hotel with the […]

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Becky and Ryan

The wedding of Becky and Ryan started off on a beautiful fall day at a downtown hotel. We arrived to the girls who were getting ready and enjoying time together that morning. The detail shots of the dress looked wonderful with the courthouse in the background. However, the dress was clearly meant to be worn […]

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Starting a journey

Sarah contacted us because she knows the right way to start off family photos. Starting from the very beginning by doing a maternity session is the perfect way to document the journey of your family. From the moment we started emailing about the session we knew that it was possible for us to create exactly […]

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Megan and Mason

An amazing summer wedding with wonderful families! This wedding was fun and excited from the first moment we arrived to the moment we left the reception. Starting off at the house with Mason and the groomsmen gave us the opportunity to get some rare photos of the grooms accessories while the men relaxed. Mason was […]

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Girls in the park

A perfectly wonderful day at the park with the perfectly wonderful family. There are sessions that may seem challenging to parents trying to get the kids to cooperate, however we only need one split second to get the photo. We couldn’t stop smiling when we reviewed these photos, just so many to choose from in […]

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A dinosaur specialist joined us for this session.

Why does it seem like our birthday club members are growing up so fast? After the first two years we see them yearly, which seems like a long time, however the time goes by so fast and then here we are again at the park for a birthday session. James was ready for his session […]

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May not be the first, but you are the last!

Kim was getting married and talked to some friends about their experience with a wedding photographer. We know that our couples love working with us so we were not surprised to hear that Kim got our name from someone we recently photographed. We even got to see them at the wedding! A short ceremony at […]

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A spring wedding for Kim and Grant

Kim called in early 2020 during the time our studio was closed to talk about wedding packages. Although we were closed to clients coming in the office we were there to answer the phones and make sure everyone could reach us to schedule upcoming events. We knew that we wouldn’t be shut down forever! We […]

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Let’s have the horses in the photos to get smiles!

Here we are again for another birthday club session with Christian. Outdoor sessions are great for those kids on the move. Mom knows her son very well, of course, as most mothers do. She thought that a session at the park with some horses in the background would give him something to look at. Christian […]

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A new family has been born

It seems like only a few weeks ago we were working with this couple in the park for their maternity session. Now here we are doing newborn photos. Baby Bobby had decided he was going to come just a little bit earlier than expected. Mom said it almost seems like he was kicking his way […]

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Graduation is the best accomplishment

Graduation is such a special time for everyone, not only the graduate but the families that get to watch their children finish such an amazing accomplishment. We received an inquiry about meeting on a college campus after the commencement ceremony in order to take some family photos, as well as, photos of the graduate. The […]

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Classic Pink and Blue for the family

It’s been a while since we have seen this birthday club family. Basically the whole world, including our studio,  shut down in 2020 so we skipped the birthday photos last year. And this year we met outdoors so the boys could have a little bit more fun running around the park, instead of photos at […]

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Little girl with lots of sass!

We have worked with this family for so many years now it seems that some sessions become easier and easier. But this sassy little girl tends to give us a run for our money each time we see her. However, we are always up for it and mom is always prepared to get in the […]

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A generation photo of the girls

 We met these girls at the park for a wonderful generation photo. Grandpa decided that he wanted his daughter, wife and granddaughter to have a photo taken together for Mother’s Day. What a wonderful idea, we think all families should do this. After rescheduling due to rain we were blessed with a nice cool cloudy […]

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Becky and James Finally Celebrate

Becky and James have been waiting what seems like forever to celebrate with family and friends. Their wedding was scheduled for April of 2020. Well we all know what happened in spring of 2020! They pushed the event back to June in hopes that they would be able to continue as planned with the reception. […]

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Hey what do you say – There is a baby on the way!

What would be a good gift for a mother? What about a mother that is expecting her second child? We think any mother would like photos! They can be photos of dad and the kids, just the kids but better yet include mom in those photos. She is probably often behind the camera so let […]

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Finally everyone was able to get together

Sometimes getting a family together for a family portrait can be quite a chore. Dave contacted us knowing he wanted to do a family portrait for Mother’s Day but was limited on the time that he would be able to get the family together due to the children being out of town. He originally thought […]

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Make me laugh mom – show me your belly

A little wind never hurt anybody right. That’s what we had to deal with during this little girls 18 month birthday club session. When mom and Hannah arrived at the park we decided to play a little peekaboo getting her warmed up to the idea of taking some photos. Hannah is very attached to mom […]

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New mom and dad are in love

We often do photographs for multiple family members and this past December we were at the home of one of our clients doing some Christmas photos of the family. We noticed an announcement for a baby on the refrigerator. We have also done this family members wedding! We were very excited to hear that they […]

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Family Photos before the rain

Finally! It happened we were able to take a family photo. Sadly we had to reschedule due to rain more than once. It seems that it is always raining on the weekends recently so we set up an evening appointment. It actually turned out to be a wonderful night, clouds in the sky and a […]

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Mom and dad very soon

We were contacted by Rob many months ago because we previously did a session for him and his wife. A few years back they were celebrating 10 years of marriage! They enjoyed the session with us so much that they knew they wanted to work with us again. This time they needed a maternity session […]

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Kate and Adam got married

Katie and Adam did not know what to expect when planning their wedding over a year ago. As we talked about the possible changes in number of guest or what would be allowed during their wedding they did not seem concerned as long as they were able to have some family members there and go […]

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Family photos in the park

 We have said it multiple times and I will continue to appreciate the referrals that we get from our clients. There was a family photo that we did back in the fall and because they enjoyed their experience so much they referred other family members to also have a session with us. The fall session […]

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Cherish these newborn moments

When you are expecting a baby there are hundreds of things to think about, especially if it’s your first child. Often parents don’t realize how fast time goes because they are probably not even sure what day it is after the baby arrives. Rachel and Ryan got home with baby Lucas and decided they wanted […]

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Family photos are a must!

We worked with this family a few months ago at the park when we photographed a maternity session. Now baby KJ has arrived making it time to update the family photos. When we see a family we recently saw we like to catch up with them on what’s new. Not much going on except the […]

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The gift of photos is Amazing

The gift of photos, what is better than that…nothing! When you are looking for that perfect gift you should get a gift certificate from Ravetta Photography. Our studio is more than happy to find the package that you think would work best for the person you are buying for or perhaps just a dollar value […]

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Happy Half Year sweet girl

Oriana is such a sweet little girl with a big smile. She really does make us work for it during her sessions. She isn’t showing off that smile without seeing us doing some tricks. Good thing we have lots of tricks up our sleeves. When the family arrived we talked about the plan for her […]

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I am one

One year sessions with our birthday club members are so much fun because we have seen them 4 times at this point giving us a chance to watch them grow. Some of the kids come in and are walking like crazy while others are still crawling. We see some that are “talking” up a storm […]

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Newborn Jacob

Jennifer contacted us about a month before her due date to let us know she was expecting her second little boy. We have done a few sessions for them since their wedding – newborn, family, 1 year. It was wonderful to hear that we would get to see them again while also getting a chance […]

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Baby Matthew

Did we take photos at your wedding? Has your family grown recently? We want you to remember that in your final wedding order you received a gift certificate to do a portrait session for your first born baby. What a deal! We truly enjoy seeing our couples again after they start a family. The gift […]

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Chris and Sarah

Chris contacted us about an engagement session. We worked with him a few years ago for a family session – one we wouldn’t forget because it snowed a few feet that day and we took advantage of some snow photos. Anyway, he was now engaged looking to get photos of him with Sarah. They are […]

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Kelly and Adam

Kelly wasn’t exactly sure she wanted to make the phone call to us about changes for her wedding. However the changes we have encountered in 2020 are starting to not even phase us anymore. We have been very flexible with everyone, which we hope makes the stress a bit easier on them. During the summer […]

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Missy and Tony

Missy and Tony worked with us earlier this year during their engagement session. While we were taking the photos at Forest Park we discussed everything going on with business closing and event capacities being lowered. Their wedding was set for November, with so many unknowns they were not certain of what the wedding day would […]

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Urban Family

A location for your family photos can be a stressful thing to decide upon. Park locations are always great giving you the trees, benches and various structures to use. But perhaps you want something different in your photos, not the same park that everyone uses. Luckily we have a long list of outdoor park locations […]

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Megan and Mason

Engagement sessions are so much fun because we really get to know a couple. Alright, we just have to mention it again, even though we have probably said it over 100 times in our blogs – repeat clients and referrals are what can keep a small business going! Especially right now because we are not […]

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Jenna and Joe

Fall weddings have so many weather factors to consider, will it be cold or rainy? Will the trees have any color or will all the leaves be gone? And now in 2020 will any event restrictions effect our event. Way too much for any couple to be considering as the wedding day approaches. We have […]

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Baby Leo

Wedding couples that start families and call us when they do are just a joy. Lisa contacted us to take advantage of her wedding gift certificate for a free session. We were so excited to meet baby Leo! When they arrived Leo was awake and ready for photos. Of course he was not dressed because […]

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New baby sister

A newborn session is always fun because we like to spend time with mom and dad, as well as, work with such small little clients. When older siblings are involved it can be a bit more challenging. We work with the comfort level of our clients if they want to come into our studio for […]

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Baby Brother

About a month ago we got a call from a grandma who wanted to purchase a birthday club membership for her son who was expecting his second child. They are already members of our club with their first who turned 2 this year. So of course signing the new baby up as well was a […]

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Spa day

Mars called us because she was interested in our birthday club. We went over all of what was included with the sessions – the discounts and what a great deal it was to get signed up right away. She had recently had her first child Oriana and wanted to capture some particular images of her. […]

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Liz and Chris

Liz contacted us for her wedding because we photographed her while she was in high school at Notre Dame. We love to see our Notre Dame girls come back so we always offer them a little extra something special with our wedding packages. When she scheduled her wedding I’m sure she had no idea that […]

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Welcome Lincoln

When we do someone’s wedding we are excited to see them again. For the most part that is when they start a family, so we provide each of our clients with a gift certificate for their first born baby. Kate and Kevin were no exception and we were thrilled to hear that they were expecting […]

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A rainy day

I was excited to photograph this family! We had worked with them before but not since the twins have been born so we were looking forward to meeting everybody. We hoped for a great fall day considering the week we did photos worked out well in mom schedule and also the school schedule. However what […]

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Taylor and Josh

When we think about how weddings look right now we expect them to be socially distanced, masked and totally different than normal. That’s also assuming they are not cancelled or postponed entirely. However for Taylor and Josh their day was just wonderful from start to finish. Of course in the back of our mind we […]

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Porch Session

Mini sessions are the best way to grab a couple photos of your family. When you have older kids who will following directions and do everything just right why not grab a mini session to capture the family each year! The last time this family had a photo together was actually a few years ago […]

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Sister Soon

This adorable little family has had us take many pictures for them over the past few years. We started off with a maternity session before their first arrived, some spring sessions with animals, family photos – you name it. They’ve always called us! We know them so well that when I got out of the […]

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Family fun

We know that our clients are very busy and often photos tend skip their mind. We don’t hear from them in a while, however we know our clients are loyal to us and will come back when the time is right to do the family photos again. We got a call from this exact client […]

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Kim and Grant

We loved doing fall sessions but book them fairly far in advance. Kim and Grant knew they wanted some fall colors in their engagement photos so they scheduled months out to be sure that they had a great fall day. They had decided that central park in Chesterfield was the perfect place for their engagement […]

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Family in Fall

Every day on social media we see people asking for suggestions on a photographer. We often respond to these suggesting our studio in the hopes that of the many suggested photographers we are viewed and selected. One day we threw our name out there for a woman looking to do a family session. She had […]

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Family Session Windy Day

Each month at our studio we have a special, whether it be a spring special with animals or a holiday themed set. Possibly even something random that we run throughout the summer! We also sent out a bi-monthly newsletter in order to keep everyone informed of what is going on at our office. We include […]

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Katie and Adam

Katie was very excited to work with us for an engagement session. She and Adam both had some ideas of locations but the key was narrowing it down a bit. They had a long list of favorite places in the St. Louis area, we talked on the phone about using some for the engagement photos […]

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Fall Family

We find that often our birthday club family members have multiple children which means we get to see them more than once a year. During that first year we see them many times, something we greatly enjoy. Siblings often have birthdays at different points throughout the year so we can do various combinations at each […]

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Better late then never

This year, despite everything going on, has seemed to fly by which is why it’s no surprise when we hear from clients that meant to get a session this summer and missed it. We usually do a summer session for this beautiful family, but time just passed by so we were quickly able to find […]

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Candid Family

We’ve all had our struggles throughout this crazy year and we are thankful for each of our clients, especially loyal clients, like this little family, who return to us for family photos time and time again! Having the opportunity to watch your children grow, makes us feel like part of the family – even if […]

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Get it done!

The Birthday Club allows us to see this beautiful family multiple times a year! We enjoy catching up and getting the opportunity to capture the important milestones of each of their children’s lives. This year we’ve seen them even more as we’ve been celebrating the youngest of the three’s first year! Not this time though […]

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Birthday Boy

Loyalty is defined as a strong feeling of support. When we meet a client we hope to gain that feeling of support from them as we photograph the milestones in their lives. We want to show them how loyal we are to our craft of creating amazing images for them to enjoy for a lifetime. […]

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Baby Brother

In the weeks before Easter we have spring sessions at our office. Each year we have an animal and this past spring it was supposed to be a baby lambs. We were saddened when we had to cancel the sessions due to the business shut down at that time. As we talked to our clients […]

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Family Fun

We have mentioned our charity giving a session for location auctions, trivia nights and other events for those organizations that support us. Our schools are the best example of this because they not only support us for school photos but any other photographical needs they need throughout the school year. These gift certificates help us […]

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Baby coming soon

Each day as we work in the studio we work through our sessions and wonder what new sessions will contact us. The phone rings and we are happy to talk to a new potential client on the other end. On one particular day we got a call from Drew who was looking for information on […]

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Matt is One

Matthew is one and that’s so exciting. It’s not often we get to do a birthday session on a birthday club members actual birthday. When mom contacted us she was hoping we would have his birthday available to do an outdoor session. It worked out perfectly with the weather and time of day. We went […]

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Mask it up

Birthday club session with great kids are wonderful! With everything going on we are trying to keep some distance between us and the clients when we are doing our sessions. When we have young children we often have an assistant to help with keeping them in place and doing silly things to make them laugh. […]

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Expecting

There are times we photograph a family or child every few months. They could be members of our birthday club or perhaps like to take advantage of the specials we run monthly at our studio. Other times we get a call from someone that we haven’t seen in a while because they have been busy […]

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Abby and Nick

Weddings have been much different this year. They either have a smaller amount of people due to regulations, downsized to just a quick ceremony with a rescheduled reception or postponed entirely to next year. But when we spoke with Abby and Nick they were planning to move forward as normal. Well of course not exactly […]

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Family at home

Birthday club sessions are fun and we enjoy catching up with our families. With everything gone on we got a bit behind on scheduling this wonderful little girls one year session, she is actually 14 months. But that’s alright we were still happy to see her and how much she has grown over the past […]

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Hot Summer Session

I have been talking about scheduling a family photo with these wonderful people for awhile. We photographed their wedding and have been capturing spring portraits with our live animals and the kids for years. Sadly this past spring we had to cancel our animal sessions, but that gave us the extra push to get this […]

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Summer Girl

Birthday club members are fun for us because we get to see the children grow. At times parents are looking for something a bit different to do during the sessions. We have done themed milestone sessions, sometimes we are inside and sometimes we are outside to make each visit unique. When you are doing 6 […]

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One year birthday club

Have you ever wanted your photographer to come to your house? We can do that for you! Getting ready is so stressful that when we come to your house it takes a bit of the pressure off of naps, traveling, snacks, etc. We are able to work outside your home using the landscaping or walls. […]

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Kelly and Adam

Kelly scheduled an engagement session for her and Adam a few weeks out so that she could prepare, but of course we can never prepare for rain! The morning of her session we checked the radar and indeed it was going to rain the whole day. We understand that this happens so we did our […]

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Oh James!

Oh James, you have grown so much. You surely know exactly what you want and keep everyone around you on the chase…literally! From the moment this wonderful 2 year old stepped out of the car he wanted to run, walking wouldn’t cut it, running only for this guy. Mom thought ahead and brought some favorite […]

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Trish and Dan Wedding

Weddings this spring and summer are looking a bit different than normal in some ways. However they are still a wonderful celebration of marriage between two people surrounded by loved ones…or at least as many loved ones that are able to attend. During the engagement session Trish and Dan said the wedding was happening in […]

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Flower Girl

Kids grow and change so quickly, perhaps the fact that we have recently been ordered to slow our lives down gave some families a moment to realize how fast time passes. Caroline has had a few sessions with us now, thanks mom and dad for the continual support. When we first met Caroline she wasn’t […]

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Courtney and Jonathan

Weddings schedule so far in advance that there is no way of knowing what type of weather the day will bring, but most couples just have plans for all cases and enjoy the day no matter what. This spring our couples were surprised with another factor to consider as the wedding day approached…the stay at […]

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Missy and Tony

Missy contacted us by email during the stay at home order. She was looking for a photographer that would fit for a wedding in November. Her email read “Your photos online are beautiful, are you available on our wedding date”. A statement like this makes us happy because to be honest at least 80% of […]

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All Smiles

A small local company like us really enjoys working with clients we have worked with before. Our relationship could be just one other session or it could go farther back than that. Perhaps we did school photos for you, family photos, weddings, etc. This is how far back we have known Kerri and we are […]

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Growing Siblings

Park sessions in the spring are a breath of fresh air because after being stuck inside all winter it is nice to get out and have fun with clients in the park. Especially right now because we have literally been stuck inside! Working with a family we have known for years makes the session even […]

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Jenna and Joe

Jenna and I started an email thread about setting up an engagement session and little did we know how many times we would be emailing back and forth. We traded dates a couple times, then had to move because we were not able to operate and Jenna couldn’t find anyone to do her hair and […]

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Trish and Dan

Trish and Dan visited the office looking for a wedding photographer. We had a great conversation during the consult meeting. They were moving along with wedding plans but still had some things to get done before the June wedding. Trish seemed excited but overwhelmed by the whole planning process. She would not be alone in […]

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Session Step by Step

Here at Ravetta Photography we try to make everything as easygoing as possible. That doesn’t go to say we can’t still have fun during each of our sessions! It is important to us to build an ongoing relationship with all of our clients. We try to gradually get to know you a little more each […]

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Senior Session Information

Here at Ravetta Photography we work to make your entire experience with us as fun and easygoing as possible! It is important to us to build an ongoing relationship with all of our clients. From the first initial point of contact, whether it is via email or phone call, to your last appointment to pick […]

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The History of Us

Since we have a bit of time on our hands we thought it would be a great idea to tell you how we got started. Ravetta Photography has been in business over 45 years! The photography industry was very different back then but we have changed and adapted to the way we run our business […]

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Starting a family

We got the call…a baby was born! I may not remember what I ate for lunch but I totally remember my wedding couples. When they call to say they have started a family it makes me so happy. First of all, that is a very special moment for them. Secondly, I’m excited that they thought […]

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Evolution of photography

A well thought out article by a fellow photographer to help inform the current generation of the importance of printed photographs. People are taking more pictures than ever before. It’s been estimated in the past 5 years, more photos have been taken than all the prior years combined. Unfortunately few of these photographs will survive […]

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Lauren and Michael

Sometimes when I meet a couple I just know we will be a good fit as their wedding photographer. Lauren and Michael came into the studio to review our package options. We discussed the package that would work best for them and went over a bit of a timeline for the wedding day. This helped […]

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Darci and Ian

Darci and Ian planned a February wedding with no idea what the weather would have in store. We discussed options for photo locations. Luckily they planned to get ready at a nearby hotel, this always gives a few options to do photos if we are unable to go outside. The wedding was at Sunset Hills […]

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Michelle and Steven

Michelle and Steven met us at a bridal show. They were searching for vendors to help out with their day. After a brief meeting during the show they decided it was best to come into the office to talk in more detail. When they arrived they had all their parents with them. I knew this […]

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Jessica and Bill

I would say if it was going to rain on anyone’s wedding day Jessica and Bill were really relaxed about it. Honestly what can anyone do about it, nothing, so why not just make the best of the situation and not let it ruin your wedding day. We met with Jessica at the hotel as […]

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When in town

When a studio has been around as long as us we often realize that people enjoy seeing a gift certificate from Ravetta’s whenever they are at an event. Of course only the highest bidder will get the opportunity to work with us! Maggie actually received her gift certificate from her mom who attended an event […]

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