It’s been 7+ years since I last updated my web identity. That’s a long time. In this same span of this time, I’ve moved from Louisiana (Who Dat?…don’t judge me) to Texas, bought and built a home, got married and had an amazing baby girl. Now I know what you’re thinking, “Rich, you didn’t have a baby, your wife did” and while that’s true, it’s beside the point! So why they update now after all this time? Simple answer… I want to need to put my photography back in the world and let people know I still practice this art form. Not to mention, the select few that have seen my work during this hiatus have urged me to offer my visions as a service again. So, I redesigned, rebranded, and relaunched my web identity to show my photographic talents (mystic unicorn skills released later), and what you’re seeing is the fruits of my labor.read more
Since Maddie’s been born, I like to do at least one studio shoot a year to document what she looks like at her current age, what she’s into, her personality, etc. I have done this 3 years in a row around Christmas time. This year was no different, except that I moved the session out to the garage. I set up the seamless, placed and weighted down the lights (even placed extra weight as an extended precaution since I was about to have a 2.5-year-old Tasmanian on the lose). After I had the set created, I informed my wife, Lauren, and she brought Maddie out – she was in all her glory!read more
I offered to shoot the neighbors family photos this year as my Christmas presents to them. I told them all, no strings attached. I simply wanted to give them a current image of their families. The Brooks jumped on this, they asked me what day I wanted to do this on, what time, want what they should wear. I let them know I wanted to shoot Christmas Eve, after noon, and this is all about you in terms of what you wear. If they wanted formal, go formal, want relaxed, dress down, you let me know how you want me to capture you.read more
Rich Roth Bio
Who’s behind the lens?
Hi there. I’m Rich and I’m excited that you’ve stopped by. In a nutshell, I’m a husband, father, Louisiana native, LSU graduate, creative, and IMAGE MAKER.
I started shooting in the 90’s when disposable cameras were “the thing”. Those cameras and their 36 exposures where my playground. I remember dropping them off at the photo lab with my parents and waiting the hour it took to process the film. I couldn’t wait to see what I’d created! The end results didn’t wow anyone, but it did open the door to photography for me.
In college, I got a film SLR and learned how to extract and develop my own film in a dark room. This was a great experience because it allowed me to learn the traditional ways of photo processing allowing me to appreciate and apply these concepts to digital post-processing today. Some time passed. I finally got my first DSLR – and I haven’t looked back since. Now, I’m a digital shooter who still has lots of love for film.
What I make photos of
Whatever their personality, all kids are beautiful. I absolutely love creating with kids. My daughter is such a ray of sunshine and has shown me that there is so much beauty through the eyes of children. They are our babies only for so long until they grow and develop into who they’re meant to be. Capturing who a child is as they grow is a wonderful way for parents and loved ones to reflect on these transformations over the years. Kids are pure and innocent and they’ll show you so much joy if you let them. Let’s document that!
Families may express themselves in many ways, be it through subtle or overstated expressions and interactions. My mission is to capture images that tell the story of who ‘you’ are. I not only want to freeze your moments in time, but I also want to create art from those moments with you. I want to capture you or your family’s uniqueness and beauty. I want you to look at the finished products and say, “you got us”!
We are all unique with the personalities that make us ‘us’. For me, a portrait isn’t just about creating a headshot of a subject. Portraiture displays the essence of its subject(s). Whether it’s a headshot, full body, or subject in his or her surrounding, my opinion is a great portrait is one that shows the subject’s true personality and/or their current emotions in the final capture.
Emotions run rampant when we’re in love. Having a ‘moment’ with your special counterpart is easy and natural. My goal is to capture these beautiful moments between you and your partner and freeze them into unforgettable memories that you can showcase and cherish forever.
I’m not going to try and get cute here. You’ve got a project and you need someone that can help you get it done and get it done well. I can do that. I have a lot of experience working with both big and small clients. Want to run a campaign via print and online media? – I can do that. Want create a sexy annual report for your stakeholders? – I can do that. Want to create images to be used in materials to market your business? – I can do that too.
Don’t hesitate to contact me if you find yourself seeking a professional and respectful artist.
I would love to make your photos, whatever your need may be. For any questions you have or to schedule a consultation please reach out. Don’t be shy, lets get a conversation started!
Reach out directly to Rich Roth @
p: 225.978.1835 e: firstname.lastname@example.org
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