Kenneth Leverich Crossfit Open 2015 Workout 15.5

I just happened to be in OCCF yesterday for our very last workout at the old Placentia location when I caught wind that Coach Kenneth Leverich would be doing workout 15.5 for the Crossfit Open 2015. Naturally, I quickly finished my workout, went to the studio, grabbed my gear and captured this elite athlete in … Continue reading


Engagement Session: Dylan & Roxann

I had the absolute pleasure of photographing Dylan & his beautiful fiance & expecting mother, Roxann in Los Angeles. Congrats to your new family, and thank you for allowing me to be a part of your journey!


Angela Ryan for OC Weekly

A while back I had the privilege of shooting Angela Ryan for the cover of the OC Weekly. Angela is so talented and we got so many great images from this that weren’t all able to be published, I wanted to share all the images here along with the cover. Photography: Riley Kern Studio Art … Continue reading


OC Weekly Summer Guide: Classiest Summer

The “Summer Guide” and the “Best Of” OC Weekly issues are the largest issues the Weekly puts out every year, & the only issues that are printed on glossy covers, so I was honored and happy to be asked to shoot the OC Weekly 2014 Summer Guide once more. These larger issues are always a … Continue reading


Maternity Photographs: RK Studio Style!

These are my good friends Victoria Vengeance and Gris Grimly. They are one of my favorite examples of what True Love looks like. They met in their early 30’s both having been through hardships and finally knowing what they wanted from life and relationships. They laid it all out on the table for each other … Continue reading


Behind the Scenes: Heathen Apostles’ ‘Dark Was the Night’ Music Video

A few months back I had the pleasure of collaborating with some very talented artists & shot some behind-the-scenes photographs for the band Heathen Apostles. This was really an awesome group effort and I’m happy to have been a part of it. You can view the finished music video here. Director: Victoria Vengeance Editor: Laura … Continue reading


Upcoming Canon Class: May 31st-Learn to shoot Pin-Ups RK Style!

I am very excited for the next Canon Workshop in Long Beach at Tuttle Camera May 31st! Learn how to shoot Pin-Ups RK style! As always, I will be bringing a team of professional pin-up models, sets, lights, & props for the attendees to shoot! You can check out a previous blog post about the … Continue reading


OC Weekly: Angela Ryan in “Keep the Meter Running”

Photography: Riley Kern Studio Art Director: Dustin Ames Model: Angela Ryan Hair: Tony Medina of His Vintage Touch Makeup: Christine Barnum Wardrobe: Erin Micklow & Black Licorish Latex Photography Assistant: Genevieve Davis I had a ton of fun shooting this series of the gorgeous Angela Ryan for this cover. It’s always a great time with … Continue reading



Photography: Riley Kern Studio Photographic Assistants: Brendan Klein, Cameron Madini & Ashley Ramirez Models: Angela Ryan, Doris May Day & Genevieve Davis Makeup: Jennifer Corona Hair: Tony Medina of His Vintage Touch Wardrobe: What Katie Did, Fables by Barrie & Stephanie Castro Special thanks to Susan Elliot & David Richardson for location. Some of these … Continue reading


OC Weekly Cover: How We Booze

Hi Howdy! This week RK Studio was published on the cover of the OC Weekly once again, for a feature called “How We Booze”, about the variety of bars here in the OC. We went back to Star Ranch, one of our favorite local sets to shoot in their amazing bar with a great group … Continue reading