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

Bandits!

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

Riley Kern Studio & Canon: Dream Team

Howdy  Ya’ll! This last year RK Studio teamed up with Canon to teach seminars on lighting pin-ups RK style! We traveled to Nevada, Arizona, & Oceanside with a grip of gear & a truck full of talent, providing only the best hair & makeup artists, models, & Canon photo equipment this for our attendees. The … Continue reading

OC Weekly Best of 2013: Apocalpyse Survival Guide

Photography: Riley Kern Studio Art Direction: Dustin Ames Photographic Assistants: Genevieve Davis and Cameron Madani Wardrobe Stylist: Onna Sohovy Hair &  Makeup Artist: Christine Barnum Models: Megan Renee, Jeff Morgan, Jeremiah Maestre, Genevieve Davis, Christine Barnum Amelia Nightmare, & Kelly Eden Locations: El Centro CA, Glamis Sand Dunes, & the Salton Sea Howdy ya’ll! Two … Continue reading