Ten years ago, I started a sister company to Photogen Inc. I called it Rivets and Roses because it was a little something different and the name had both masculine and feminine qualities. I started it because I saw the opportunity that creating a wedding photography studio could provide to other photographers and also the opportunity that we could provide to our clients: sustainable, inclusive wedding photography at an affordable price point. We started small with just one photographer and eventually this brand grew into a full wedding photography studio!
Honestly, Rivets and Roses isn’t about me at all. It’s grown far beyond my personal endorsement and has created a personality and life of its own. For the last decade our team of wildly talented photographers have photographed countless weddings for hundreds of amazing couples. Over the last ten years we have seen our artists thrive both within and beyond our studio doors. And during that time we are proud to have been at the forefront of same sex weddings and being a champion for equality and diversity.
Success means different things to different people, but for me, seeing a brand like Rivets and Roses reach this milestone — and continue to be better than ever — is a success! I’m proud of the artists we represent, the work that they continue to create, the clients we serve, and I’m mostly proud of the sheer calibur of amazing people that continue to be a part of this brand. We are a family. And I mean that in every sense of the word. From wedding vendors who refer us, to our assistants who give up their weekends to work weddings, we are truly surrounded by the best people!
If you haven’t read the full recap of the last ten years, I highly encourage you to head over to the Rivets and Roses blog - it’s totally worth the read! As for what is to come: well, even though we are ten years in, we are just getting started! Our clients continue to be at the forefront of everything we do and our team of photographers are better than ever! The year 2020 is bound to be an incredible (and busy) wedding season and as we embark on the future, I can’t wait to see where it will lead us all!