Utah Wedding Photographer
Salt Lake City, Utah

Riley Kathleen Photography

\\ memories for a lifetime \\

Hello!! My name is Riley Mathis and photography is my PASSION! I was raised surrounded by photography by having my dad as an action sports photographer. He has taught me everything I know and has been an inspiration to me and I have always wanted to be a photographer just like him. He gave me my first camera when I was young and since then I’ve always had a camera in my hand!! I would take pictures at family gatherings and trips and document life with my family. After graduating high school, I knew that I want to be a photographer, and being a romantic by watching 80’s rom-coms with my mom, I loved the idea of being a wedding photographer!

I love capturing people’s love and being the source for them to have these tangible memories for a lifetime. I truly believe that photos are the most important thing you can have to look back on and relive your beloved days.


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Love Notes
We hired Riley after seeing a wedding she did on Instagram. We were immediately drawn to her style, editing talent, location choices, and especially the quality of her photos. Riley is SO fun to work with, she has countless creative poses and is your #1 hype woman!!! She was always prepared at each shoot. We get so many compliments on our pictures and have prints all over our place bc we can't choose between them. We're so grateful that she took charge at the wedding. There's so much going on at the wedding, but Riley makes the even stress-free. It was easy to see that she is very experienced & knows what she's doing. WE LOVED working with her!! After looking at countless photographers, we feel so fortunate we chose her! If you want fun, professional & quality, Riley is the one for your wedding!!
— Brooke & Carson
Riley was absolutely amazing! She started as our photographer for our proposal and from the start we were obsessed with her work! The pictures were amazing and we got featured by a million different Instagram accounts and magazines. When deciding our wedding photographer, Riley was a no brainer!! She orchestrated our wedding parties beautifully, captured the day perfectly, was very quick at getting us our pictures back, and become our friend along the way! Cannot recommend her enough!! We LOVE Riley!!
— Lydia & Ryan
Riley exceeded my expectations as a photographer! She did such a good job of making us feel comfortable in front of the camera, and always making sure everything was perfect. From hair, to perfect backgrounds. She has such a fun and uplifting spirit, she made pictures so fun and she was the best hype girl!! I was never stressed about anything on the wedding day, because I knew she would capture every detail I wanted. The pictures turned out so beautiful, and they were given back to us to quick! I cannot recommend Riley enough to anyone!!
— Kaimbre & Hazley

Fun facts

Where are you originally from?

Salt Lake City, UT

What do you consider your style to be?

TIMELESS. My highest priority is to be sure my clients who receive their wedding gallery are raving fans now to 20 years in the future. I provide high quality, modern, timeless photos and edits that are true to tone.

How did you get started in the wedding industry?

A random couple on Instagram reached out to me and asked how much I charge for weddings! I was shocked because I hadn't gained a portfolio working with couples at the time and hadn't thought of weddings yet. I honestly didn't feel ready to take on photographing weddings yet, but it made me realize I could have a lot of fun photographing couples for weddings. I shadowed and second shot with wedding photographers, I attended workshops, and was able to get the confidence and experience I needed to begin booking weddings. So I guess being a wedding photographer happened when I least expected it!! I knew I wanted to be a photographer all my life, but being a wedding photographer is the best decision. I LOVE WEDDINGS and working with the cutest couples who are so in love!

Do you travel for clients? If so, where?

Absolutely!! I can travel anywhere, it's definitely a goal of mine to gain clientele who are willing to take me anywhere in the world to document their love. I've been to Idaho and Arizona for weddings and can't wait to add more states (& countries!) in the future one day!

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