How I cater to offbeat weddings
Hi guys! I’m Regina Rached (pronounced Ra-shid since everyone asks). It comes from my Lebanese dad’s side. I dubbed myself the quirky photographer for modern humans a long time ago. I feel it still sticks today. I’m a weirdo, what can I say? I photograph ALL humans, and sometimes their pets.
I am goofy, clumsy, and totally willing to embarrass myself to make people laugh. I love my my 2 adopted dog children (Enzo & DD), karaoke (23andMe says I’m 50% likely to carry a tune), music from every decade and genre (I can literally go from listening to Gucci Mane straight to The Smiths then to Slowdive, on to The Gits and to Missy Elliott), Wes Anderson movies, Halloween, fast cars (I used to do drift racing), get togethers with friends and family, road trips, and Tampa Bay. Though I was born overseas in Lebanon, Tampa has been my home for a super long time.
Things that are super important to me:
Making people feel great when I photograph them and when they see their photos
Working with Regina, I knew I had hired a true artist. While she was very attentive to my vision and thorough during our consultation before the shoot, she still brought her own creative flavor to my ideas that ended up making the final images even more magical than I could have imagined. I was comfortable enough with her to trust her with the task of doing full fine art n-des, and never have I felt so free! I cherish these images as they represent a time in my life where I was embracing exactly who I was, and making space for the woman I'm becoming. I myself am a professional photographer; so if Regina is the one who other professionals go to, then that should tell you you're in the right hands!
Link to wedding reviews: https://www.theknot.com/marketplace/regina-as-the-photographer-tampa-fl-405431#navReviews
Examples of my work