About Watch Hill and Westerly, RI and New York's best studio portrait photographer

A photographer specializing in women

Koren Reyes

Charlie, the Havanese dog in Central Park New York City Koren Reyes, former NYC photographer now based in Watch Hill and Westerly RI

New Yorker settles in Westerly, RI

I'm a native Minnesotan who called NYC home for a long, long time. Twenty-four years, in fact.

New York will always feel like home to me, but in 2013 some family things drew me back to Minnesota for what turned out to be a turbulent year. Once that was over, I packed all that stuff in yet another van and traipsed back to the east coast.

I'm settling in Westerly, RI as of September 2016 in a tiny but cute, hundred-year-old bungalow that needs some TLC. Ok, maybe it needs a lot of TLC, but I fell in love with it the second I saw it. Plus, it has a garage that will make the perfect portrait studio in the near future. Let's just say I have a handsome project on my hands.

A lot further back in my past when I was in college, someone told me I'd have seven careers. I didn't believe it, but I'm sixteen years into career #4.

Career #1 found me in the family business on Nantucket. I was a very fancy basketweaver for twelve summers.

Career #2 found me teaching skiing in Val d'Isere, France and then Vermont. I loved these years. These were some of the funnest, most adventurous years of my life.

Career #3 found me on Wall Street. I was a derivatives specialist, a job I also loved for a long time.

Along the way, I won a Minnesota state piano contest when I was 15, I ran a few New York City marathons and got a black belt in Tae Kwon Do.

In my role as a photographer, I've worked on some pretty crazy shoots. See the behind-the-scenes video shot at what I called "The Fairytale Day." You might think after seeing all those expensive clothes, that fabulous location and those beautiful models mean I only work at that level, but it just isn't so.

Most of my clients are regular, every-day people. I just make them look like a million bucks. How is this done? It's a combination of telling them exactly how to pose, careful pre-shoot planning, and kick-ass photoshopping on the back end.

I'd love to hear about your portrait ideas. It doesn't matter how big or small or how near or far. I do this job because the results make people happy not just for now, but forever.

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