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A Bit About Rhee

How-dee-do, I'm Rhee.

My father gave me a manual film camera when I was 12.  I took it to sleepovers, to school, and annoyed my parents with random surprise click-bys when they weren't suspecting it.  Then I took it to college, and annoyed my hall mates and random sorority girls taking photos for the yearbook.  Not that I really took it seriously.  Gosh darn it, I was going to be a writer, the camera was just for fun!

A decade later, blessed with a published book and a lucrative writing career, I realized that as much as I loved writing comedy, and TV and radio ads, and other assorted silly stuff, I'd rather be telling my stories visually.  So how does a storyteller earn a living with her camera?  Weddings!

My weddings have been featured in Grace Ormonde Wedding Style, Ceremony, Today's Bride, the Knot magazine, Bride’s magazine and other wedding related magazines, as well as Susie Coelho’s book, Style Your Dream Wedding.  I was named one of the top 100 wedding photojournalists of the year internationally by the WPJA in 2006 and 2008, earning top ten spots with images "as is" out of the camera, with no retouching.  And my images were chosen in Bride’s magazine’s contest for the best wedding images in the country for both 2008 and 2009.  Then I got too busy to enter any more contests!

I'm an active member in Professional Photographers of America, and a not-as-active-as-she-should-be member of the Wedding Photojournalist Association.  Yeah, I know, they gave me awards, you'd think I'd be a better member, huh.

When I have time, my personal work usually revolves around cinema stills for independent films, street photography, stuff that gives me theh feels, pro sports once they know I won't sell the images, vibrant colors on random things, and quirky signs - and of course my goofy pre-teen son and Baschund (half Basset and half weiner dog), and the handsome hubby if he lets me.  

(and yep, that's me as a bridesmaid in my sister's wedding, crouched down in my full length dress and 3 inch heels, to get a shot of her  and her new hubby Trev during sunset - with Kelvin on top of the hill shooting from above! Trev thought it was so funny he had to get a shot of me on his cell!)

 

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Interested in weddings?  Please visit www.rheebevere.com for rates, albums and more goodies, as well as a pretty darn thorough contact form. 

If you send us an email, pretty please send me another one, or call me, if you don't hear back within 24 hours during the week.  On the weekends, I'm likely working, and Monday is our day off.

 

Phone:408-369-1783
By appointment only
259 East Campbell Avenue, Suite 1, Campbell CA 95008
Find me between Sushi Confidential and Starbucks, just look for the giant canvas in our window.
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FAQ

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How do you base your fees and pricing?

No matter what I do, it's based on a creative fee, which is my time to prepare for, shoot, edit and retouch, share and advise, and prepare orders.  So I base it on an hour of shooting, knowing each hour comes with three extra hours of behind-the-scenes work.  If two of us are shooting, that's even more behind-the-scenes time. 

Our creative fee for portraits, headshots and lifestyle sessions are $350 for a local, mid-week session, and sessions usually last an hour.  Weekend sessions are not often available, and are $500.  On location (anything further than a 20 minute drive from Campbell) may also be an extra charge.

Usage fees are usually built into the price of our products rather than into the price of our service.  For corporate headshots and events, a usage fee gives you permission to use my images anywhere you please without a credit line.  For personal use (weddings, portraits), it gives you the permission to share my images in their home, online or in print with a credit line or signature (much less expensive than the first). 

Finally the products and files themselves, and since I don't skimp on the quality, they might be more expensive than other photographers.  Wall art is from a local master printer on a gorgeous canvas or German etching paper.  Albums have lifetime guarantees.  I want your artwork to be gorgeous throughout your lifetime!  

We have PDFs with much more detail, just send me a quick email and I'll send it back ASAP.

Can I book you for my wedding?

Yes indeed!  In fact, 80% of what I shoot is weddings, and boy, do I have the best job in the world!  Visit my wedding page at www.rheebevere.com to learn all about my wedding work.

Can I commission you to create artwork for our offices?

Yes, indeed!  We have our artwork on display at the law offices of Gates Eisenhart Dawson, a 15 piece canvas gallery collection of the best of San Jose architecture. 

 

 

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