...the short version:

I live in Fuquay-Varina, NC with my family - my husband Heath, my two adult sons... Drew & Tyler and their baby brother, Wyatt... who was our surprise addition in 2019! I really started to fall in love with photography when I received my first fully manual camera as a young mom and challenged myself to use it in manual mode. I practiced all the time on my pets and my kids playing their sports, but capturing emotions and connections between people quickly became my favorite photos to take.

Some fun facts about me...

  • give me all the sweets! ... especially chocolate
  • i feel like every dog or cat i come across should be my friend
  • i love all planes, especially jets
  • i love maps ... i think it's a big picture thing
  • my favorite season is fall
  • old fashioned lists on paper ... like everyday
  • puns & sarcasm will always make me laugh
  • i'm a '96 NCSU graduate >>> Graphic Design
  • my favorite take out is chick-fil-a!
  • down syndrome is awesome >>> i love to talk about it and am happy to share with anyone who wants (or needs) to know more!



“Rishelle captured our November 2022 wedding. We cherish the photos and memories she captured for us and look through the photos often to reminisce on our special day. Rishelle was professional, dependable, and an excellent communicator throughout every step of our time wedding planning, from engagement photos to bridals and then our big day, we felt supported and heard. This was made evident when we received our gallery back because the photos were more than we could have ever asked for or imagined!”