My name’s Ria Burman. I’m an SF Bay Area photographer, specializing in wedding photography, photo booths and event photography. I love telling visual stories and capturing emotion with photos. I enjoy documentary~editorial style photography, yet I can offer up the powerful poses when the occasion arises. I like being a fly on the wall and capturing timeless images through the natural flow of moments unfolding. I believe variety is the spice of life and I aim to deliver above and beyond my clients wishes in a relaxed, fun fashion.

When I’m not behind the camera, I’m behind the computer. I enjoy editing in coffee shops with natural light, sofa options, good coffee and vegetarian food. I also enjoy editing from home and I like the balance of bouncing from both. Editing at home, I listen to vinyls or podcasts. Favorite podcasts are How I Built This, RadioLab & The Joe Rogan Experience (his interview with author Chuck Palahniuk was very good, unsurprisingly, uncomfortable as it was beautiful). Favorite vinyls are Patti Smith’s Dream of Life & Anita O’Day recorded live at the Berlin Jazz Festival.

When I’m not behind the camera or computer, I enjoy road trips, hiking, playing basketball, dinner parties and reading. Favorite books are David Sedaris’ Naked, Patti Smith’s Just Kids & W.Somerset Maugham’s The Moon & The Sixpence.

I look forward to many fun photography projects in the future. I hope our paths cross!