Rona Philpott Photography

Rona Philpott Photography

Mohave Valley, AZ

7 years in service

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About Rona Philpott Photography

hired 21 times on Thumbtack

I offer personalized experiences in your photography session, professional images and save your memories, from Laughlin, Nevada to Lake Havasu, AZ, and everywhere in between! I also go outside of the area, just for you.

My prices are very reasonable, and we can work it out, and have a great time during your sessions!

Are you getting married in Las Vegas? I provide budget wedding
packages with my travel included. I can get a great photograph of the bride and groom in front of the "Welcome to Las Vegas"

I cater to weddings, commitment ceremonies, portraits, seniors/students, glamour/boudoirs, maternity, babies, kids of all ages, events, businesses, and vehicles -- cars, boats, etc.

I have a studio but also enjoy location photography. I love giving a personal touch to your photographs. I like natural and candid poses. I also have a photo booth setup. It is not your standard photo booth; it's open not enclosed! It allows for more people.

I am not a big-store photographer; you get what you want at a great value for your money. I am not expensive but not cheap either. You get more than what you pay for -- quality and darn-good photos; you also get my time and involvement in your photographs.

I have worked with many local chambers of commerce events, school events, local people, and people from all over the country to capture their memories!

If you don't want to spend money for something you don't want, then don't! My motto is this: "A personal touch for your personal event and just one more!"

Thank you; I would love to work with you!


8550 Hwy 95 , C
Mohave Valley, AZ 86440

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  • 5/5 stars March 28, 2015

  • 5/5 stars March 21, 2015

  • 5/5 stars February 13, 2015

    I found Rona to be very professional and helpful. I, at this point have only spoke with her on the phone asking questions and requesting information, which she provided to me very quickly. So far I am impressed with her. I have looked up and spoke with other photographers in the BHC area and was not impressed until Rona :)

  • 5/5 stars January 5, 2015

    Great time with Rona! There was quite a crew of us doing pictures. I arranged all of this from 2,000 miles away and everything went very smooth! Rona made everyone feel quite at ease! Thank you!

  • 4/5 stars December 28, 2014

    Rona called that morning to touch base and make sure everything was on schedule. She was at the appointed place on time. Took a lot of pictures. Haven't seen the pictures yet, but that is to come. All in all everything went well. Didn't take that drastic long(which was good considering we were outside and it was windy-cold). So it was a good time for us.

  • 1/5 stars December 26, 2014

    So disappointing.
    After gathering together 14 family members-ages 3 months to 70,
    this photographer did not show up. This missed opportunity may never be available again...tears.

    Rona P. from Rona Philpott Photography replied to this review on December 28, 2014:

    I sincerely apologized, it was definitely my responsibility for not scheduling this properly. This was something that I regret, more than I can say or do. I did offer another time that same day, they were upset, and want to reschedule, I understood. I had scheduled for a different time, and not the time they scheduled for. This will NOT happen again.

  • 5/5 stars February 21, 2014

    Very satisfied, very professional. Fridndly

  • 5/5 stars December 29, 2013

    Rona did an outstanding job at restoring an old photograph of myself. This was a 50 year old photo that had faded so badly that it was almost gone. She brought it back to life by making a new one. She took a 5 x 7 photo and made a beautiful 16 x 20 for my daughter. I am very very pleased & would highly recommend her for any of your photography needs. Thank you Rona.

  • 5/5 stars December 27, 2013

    Great and lots of fun

  • 5/5 stars March 12, 2013

    I have had Rona do work for my family and we are so happy with each and every thing she has done for us

  • 5/5 stars March 12, 2013

    i just love Rona to death! She did a shoot for me a couple years ago for me for my husbands birthday gift. She was very accommodating, made me feel comfortable and did great work! I urge you to consider her for your photo needs... family, child or of a different nature!

  • 5/5 stars September 30, 2012

Question and answer

Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.

A. Weddings, and then the family sittings. In the fall, I will start back up at the local dirt racetrack - there go the Saturday evenings! I love the races - the camaraderie is wonderful! I also enjoy making a woman feel good about herself with the boudoir/glamour sittings. The ladies are very interesting in how they feel about themselves at the beginning and then relax in the middle, and the photos are beautiful! The weddings make memories forever for the brides/grooms - and love being a part of it!

Q. Describe three recent jobs you've completed.

A. Recently I had three weddings that were fabulous! One was a family member's friend - so much fun! I love weddings! I had my photo booth setup at that aquaintance's wedding for the first time - it was a HIT! I can't wait to do more! In fact a local church group will have it at their end of summer celebration - I am sure it will also be fun for them. We are planning a boudoir photo shoot for the portfolio, and will be trying out a new hair stylist/makeup person. Another boudoir photo shoot coming up after that. Of course, the summer portrait sittings - I love the families and kids! Thumbtack has given me a lot of referrals to give quotes to, that should fill up wedding appointments this mid-fall!

Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

A. A photographer that will listen to you, and still make good suggestions to you.

Q. What questions should a consumer ask to hire the right service professional?

A. Will you listen to me? Will you try to sell me more than I need, or more than I can afford?

Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?

A. Although I do "posed" and formal photos, I incorporate personal and "real" photos and ask YOU what you would like to see in YOUR photos! I care about getting you great photos and great service - and we work together.

Q. What do you like most about your job?

A. I love spending time with the people, I try to learn something about them so that I can get their true self in their photos. I love the happiness in people's faces when they see their photos, and seeing their own beauty in them. I hope that some people take the beauty that I was able to capture and carry it inside themselves for all to see.

Q. What do you wish customers knew about you or your profession?

A. Being a professional photographer really is important to your special event(s). We don't just take the photos and then edit and print. There is so much more, the pre-planning & preparation, actual photography where ever we are - true involvement, post planning & preparation - the retrieval of the photos, previewing possibly hundreds of photos (yours), processing (editing, cropping, etc.), setup preview for you, selection, possibly more processing & another preview, sending to professional printer, getting photos back from printer, your preview and receipt of photos, and your happiness and satisfaction of course! For a 1 or more hours photo shoot, the professional has probably spent more than 15 hours from pre to your satisfaction. A professional photographer that loves their professional will be passionate about making their clients happy - and though the cost may seem high to you, it will be worth every penny!

Q. How did you decide to get in your line of work?

A. I LOVE photography, and seeing my own visuals coming to life in a photo. I have been taking photos "for fun" since I was a child - with my first simple camera, a Kodak and Polaroid. My family would always ask me to take photos at our personal events, and I did it. Once I 'retired', I continued my education, and learned so much more about photo editing, and what it could do to enhance photos (though I try to get great photos right out of the camera first). I wanted to do more and started out by shooting a wedding basically for free, I participated in a photography club, and photoshop membership and got some great feedback - I decided that I wanted to share it with more people. Here I am following my passions - photography and owning my own business!

Q. Do you do any sort of continuing education to stay up on the latest developments in your field?

A. Having my camera with me all the time, is always a learning experience - you never know when that special photo opportunity will happen. I always follow other photography & photographer websites, and select tutorials and other learning materials for my continuing education. I seek inspirations for my growth as a photographer.

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