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Riley Paulsen Photography
Riley Paulsen Photography

Riley Paulsen Photography

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Introduction: I thrive on once-in-a-lifetime moments. Whether it’s a magical day with loved ones and friends, or more than 80,000+ graduate shots (yes, really), my photos can help tell your story. This is a side job of 15 years for me, so in addition to great photography, you get reasonable prices, and quick turnarounds, all without any sales pressure. My goal is to keep you moving throughout the day, and to convey that movement through documentary style photojournalism.

Hired 19 times

Serves Muncie, IN

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17 years in business

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Apple Pay, Cash, Check, Google Pay, PayPal, Square cash app, Venmo, Zelle

This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:

Wear masks during the job

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41 photos

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Customers rated this pro highly for work quality, professionalism, and responsiveness.

Exceptional 5.0

12 reviews


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Jeff M.

Engagement Photography

Wow! We had various options on Thumbtack and while there were a few choices that came in above Riley, no one came through like he did. He was the best at responding (highest rated option ghosted me) awesome at communication and an outstanding photographer. This was for a surprise engagement and the day turned out to be mostly rain and some crazy conditions. Riley stayed in touch throughout the day and offered availability to multiple locations and times. The end result was he being out in the rain taking the amazing photos. We've only seen a handful so far (he edited and sent to the bride and groom to be an hour or so after the session so that they could post their announcement on social media) but we know the rest are going to be just as good. My wife is a bit of a photographer herself and can be critical of some average work, but she was thrilled and could not stop raving about his work. Add to this all that he is genuinely a good guy and you just can't go wrong.
Apr 11, 2021
Keanna M.

Wedding and Event Photography

Where do I start! Riley photographed our wedding 5/2/21 Riley is not only an amazing photographer, but a beautiful person. He was patient, prompt, attentive and skilled. He was right where he needed to be for every moment captured. His instructions were clear and his communication was top notch! The guest loved him and he made my husband and I feel like the only people in the room. He showed up on time and left late to ensure every shot was what we asked for! Amazing!! Amazing!! Amazing!!
May 2, 2021
Danielle W.

Wedding and Event Photography

Riley really came through for me and my now husband in a pinch! We're not exactly "picture people" and he led us through posing and had lots of great ideas. I can't wait to see the final photos!!
May 8, 2021
Cody D.

Engagement Photography

He was able to give me exactly what I wanted at an amazing price. He was even able to help me in such a short notice. He did an amazing job and the photos come out amazing!!
Jan 2, 2021
Benjamin H.

Engagement Photography

Riley helped me out with photos for proposing and did an incredible job. Was very flexible and personable. Willing to talk and go over plans well in advance. Pictures turned out amazing and even had hidden cameras for the moment itself. Had great suggestions and input for photo ideas as well. Couldn’t have asked for better, definitely recommend!
Dec 30, 2020
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Riley Paulsen


  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    I’m here because I love taking photos, so there won’t be any upselling or hidden fees from me. Check out my price lists for straightforward amounts. I can work with you to take care of prints if you’d like, or you can do that on your own with the digital files I provide—whatever’s best for you. I’m happy to do combo packages for engagement shoots and weddings.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    We’ll meet up beforehand either by phone/video chat or in-person [if you're close-by] and talk through your day/event. Then you decide if you want to book me. Next, I show up and take lots of awesome photos for you. Pretty simple.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I have 15 years of photography experience, along with a degree in journalism (for those candid memories), and backgrounds in design, video production, and digital media. I’m an Adobe® Certified Expert in Photoshop®, so if you’re looking for something beyond what a camera can achieve, I’m good for that too. I also have a Masters degree in Public Administration, you know, just in case you need any policy analysis or statistics done for your wedding :)

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