Rya Duncklee of Ryaphotos offers an exclusive, full-service photography experience in Jacksonville, Florida and the surrounding areas of Ponte Vedra and Saint Augustine Beach. Specializing in maternity, newborn and baby photography with a concentration in making films for families, Rya includes a special video service with every portrait session. This unique product lends to a signature style Rya is known for. Rya is an internationally recognized, 16x award-winning child and family photographer with nearly 10 years of experience as well as an active member of both the Professional Photographers of America and the National Association of Professional Child Photographers.
- Natalie Makofka reviewed 4 months ago
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Rya recently did a photo shoot for my family and I can’t say enough good things about her. Some people have an innate skill for capturing beautiful images and she is one of them. Her photos are not only visually striking, but manage to tell the story of the subject(s) in the images. It’s no wonder she’s won so many awards. I can not recommend her enough.
- Janelle Bryant reviewed 4 months ago
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My family had the pleasure of spending the afternoon with Rya while she captured my daughter so beautifully at her 5th birthday! Her skills are amazing! Not only can you tell that she loves her job, but she makes memories that last a lifetime with her work. She took the time to ask questions about us and was so down to earth that my daughter was SO comfortable with the session immediately. Our session felt more like an afternoon of fun! Our images were beautiful. I would 100%.recommend Rya to anyone who wants stunning photos with natural light!
- Nami Tran reviewed 7 months ago
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We were fortunate to find Rya through a Google search a week before our first born was due in 2013. She not only made time for our newborn shoot on such short notice, but she came prepared with a great attitude, professionalism, and so much patience. Since then, she has been the only one to capture our growing family in multiples cities throughout Florida (e.g., Miami, St. Augustine, Boca Grande, Gainesville, Jacksonville, Palm Coast). Surprisingly, her videography has become our favorite part as it captures little personalities and voices for future reference. Rya constantly improves her skills through more training, and each year, her already impressive work improves exponentially. We are so grateful for her, and how she is always willing to go above and beyond what is expected. You will not regret working with her!
- Kate H reviewed 10 months ago
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I’ve followed Rya on social media and always loved her gorgeous style and the way she captures families. I was so excited to finally work with her for a Mom and Me session. Working with Rya was so great. She was quick to communicate, created such a relaxed environment, had an amazing wardrobe for us to choose from, and had the patience to get great smiles from my two year old and four month old that I will treasure forever. The pictures were delivered very quickly and I couldn’t be happier with them! Everyone who has seen them has commented on how gorgeous they are. I’d highly recommend Rya Photos for anyone wanting an exceptional photography experience and will absolutely be working with Rya for future family sessions.
- Chelsey Becka reviewed 1 year ago
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I am thrilled and beyond pleased with our experience working with Rya! She truly made the session more fun even though I typically am nervous about trying to get all 3 of my boys to look at the camera. She was able to capture both of my oldest boys personalities all while they were having a blast playing and just being themselves!
This session truly meant so much for our family and I couldn’t be more blessed to have won such an incredible gift. These photos will be up in my halls and my home forever and always.
- Mandi reviewed 2 years ago
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We had a great experience working with Rya, and are thrilled with our beach photos! She was very interested in how we wanted the photos to look and feel. She was kind, energetic and made us relaxed as a family during our session. We look forward to more photos with Rya in our future.
- Kelly Unkrich reviewed 2 years ago
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Rya was simply fantastic! I was in the hospital due to preterm labor at 29 weeks and thought I wasn’t going to be able to have maternity photos. When I made it to 35 weeks, my doctor said I could have a session as long as I wasn’t too tired. I called Rya, and she was able to work us in for the beautiful sunrise beach session I had pictured in my head. We were comfortable for our session (even my husband, who was reluctant for such an early morning shoot) and Rya made it easy and fun! We now have some incredible photos to display in our home, and can’t wait for her to capture our little guy when he gets here (hopefully very soon)!!!
We were recommended to Rya through my sister who had already done 3 amazing shoots with Rya. We fell in love with Rya’s beautifully unique photography style and knew she was the photographer for us! She picked a stunning beach location that I never would have found on my own. It was so unique and really created a look and feel to our photos that we couldn’t have dreamed of. Rya was so sweet and patient with us the whole time during the shoot. We were all laughing and had a really fun time which was super helpful and made us feel more relaxed! After our shoot, Rya kept great communication with us and got us our proofs super fast! The photos were breathtaking and captured our happiness and the love we have for each other! They felt like gorgeous photos you would see on Pinterest 🙂 It was a really great experience and these are photos that we will cherish for a lifetime! Besides the beautiful prints we received we also ordered a photo book which literally took our breath away. The quality of the book itself was amazing and the photos looked so beautiful on the pages. We can’t stop looking at it! Thank you Rya for capturing all our special moments, we seriously can’t thank you enough!!
- Ashley Brandle reviewed 3 years ago
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Rya is simply AMAZING! I can’t say enough positive and great things about not only her work but who she is as a person. As a soon to be new mom of my first child, my maternity photos and capturing those special moments were of the up most importance to me, and I was nervous about choosing the right photographer. From the first conversation I had with Rya she made me feel comfortable, encouraged and secure in the decision that she was the best in Jacksonville, FL and all of Florida for that matter. She goes the extra mile not only with her photos as displayed on her website, but with you as a person. Its the small things: such as touching base constantly, being so organized that you don’t have to worry or stress about a thing, and most importantly the kindness that she pours out to you as the client. I simply can’t say enough amazing things about her, her work my personal experience. I would HIGHLY recommend Rya to ANYONE! She is a world class person and photographer in my book.
- Sharon Laribee reviewed 3 years ago
- last edited 3 years ago
We have worked with Rya multiple times and each time we walk away beyond happy. She is not only professional but such an easy person and happy person to work with. It can be awkward posing for the camera if your not use to it but Rya makes you feel comfortable and guides you along the way for a successful shoot! She has the best eye for that jaw-dropping pose and editing technique. We have always been blown away when we see our photos. It’s an investment that we look forward to every year and trust no one but Rya to capture those priceless moments. She is the best in the field!!