Roxanne Rathge

Hi, I’m Roxanne. Telling your story is my passion.

Some people tell stories with words. I tell stories with pictures.

I’ve honed my craft for a couple decades, and clients can be confident in both my mastery of technical skills and my ability to connect with my subjects on a personal level. It’s that mix of the technical details and the human element that makes photography so fulfilling.

One of the keys to excellent photography is preparation. I make sure we’re on the same page about the story we’re telling. When you work with me, you can expect meticulous planning long before the actual shoot. I take the time to familiarize myself with the physical space and with you — both what you tell me and what you express nonverbally. Together we build a plan through detailed communication, and we continue that collaboration through every step of the shoot. It’s a fun and inventive process, and I enjoy watching our shared vision become a tangible reality.

Compassion and empathy have as much a place on a set as lights and cameras. I know that being the subject of a photo shoot can be a vulnerable feeling, and I’m sensitive to that vulnerability. I take the time to earn my subjects’ trust, explaining what I’m doing every step of the way. And I’m not afraid to poke a little fun at myself if it makes you feel more at ease.

My clients can expect a photographer who’s professional, methodical, flexible, and unflappable. Someone who’s cheerful, direct, and imaginative. In describing my photography, I think of words like clean, crisp, light, and weightless.

Clients appreciate my can-do attitude. Give me any conditions and I can make it work. Every time.

I’m passionate about community, fitness, nutrition, and justice — social, economic, and environmental. (You can be an environmentalist and still eat bacon!) I especially love combining my passion for photography with these other passions –  telling the stories of people, businesses, and institutions working toward justice. My favorite projects involve tasty food, beautiful architecture, and smiling faces.

I look forward to working with you and telling your story.

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