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about us and our style

we are pam and ritchie and we are ritrato photography. we decided to call our business ritrato photography because in our own language, ritrato means, portrait, picture or frames.   we wanted to carry a bit of our heritage in wherever we might end up in and share it with whoever we might meet. leaving our country, philippines,  to live in singapore and USA makes us appreciate even more the differences of our cultures and the uniqueness of each individual that we meet. it is not any surprise to us then that our style of photography is immensely  influenced with the vibrancy and heartbeat of each culture.     

with fresh eyes, we love and enjoy doing shoots in totally ordinary places and turning them into fine works of art.  we revel in taking pictures of people in their element, in their basic moments. And nothing beats our joy in framing special moments that could never again be recaptured.  

FUN. CANDID. PASSION.   that’s how we love it.  we want to take pictures of people \in events as they unfold.  

SUNNY. RAINY. SNOWY.   we love the challenges that each unique situation present to us,  making the shots not anywhere near mundane but phenomenal.   

FRIENDS. FAMILY. GOD.     we, ritchie and pam,  are born to be friends and we would not have started if not for the overwhelming support and love of our other friends and family. and WITHOUT OUR GOD, WE KNOW WE'D BE NOWHERE. praise and glory to him!

Bethany : Salt Lake City Utah Bridals

Artists like to be inspired. We agree. You usually give your best when you are. Others look for it coz it could surely be elusive. It’s normal. If there’s a writer’s block, I’m sure there is a creativity block. So you go out to find that kaleidoscope of color or an explosion of texture wherever you might find it. Could be in museums, could be in a park, could be in a city, could be in the internet, could be in other people’s blogs, but wherever it is, you leave the safety of your neutrals and your whites. And you take residence in the fray.

INSPIRATION. We didn’t have to go too far. We just needed to see Bethany, and we are inspired. We needed nothing else. The way the light hits her skin makes her literally glow. That blend of beauty and light made everything so surreal. Feathers and pearls. Time just flew. We didn’t even realize that we have been taking photos as much as we have. More than her, we absolutely enjoyed ourselves doing this shoot.

We hope you enjoy the images as much as we have. This series is one of the hardest ones we had to trim down.

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Contemporary Salt Lake City Utah Bridal photos

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Absolutely Stunning Salt Lake City Utah Bridal Photos

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- pam and ritchie

Ritrato Photography – Salt Lake Utah Wedding and Portrait Photographers

Angel : Roy Utah Portraits

We came over at Jasie’s place where Angel is getting her hair and makeup done. At that time, we have already drove around for about 20 minutes looking for a nice location. when we got there, we realized that we could absolutely just use their trampoline for some amazing shots! Their backyard has the most gorgeous views of the Wasatch mountains. With the trampoline and Angel jumping, we could get the vertical height that we need and get Angel against the big blue sky and get the majestic mountains behind. Result? PHENOMENAL =)

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We did this pretty quick before we moved on to the next photos. After all, trampoline is a huge workout. Enjoy the images ! =)

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Freckles are my most favorite things in the world! They are ridiculously cute on Angel !

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Yes, she’s a huge Michael Jackson fan
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MEOW… Our kitty purry ! Yes, we know she looks like Katy Perry ! Must be the big blue eyes

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Angel, don’t grow too fast! We don’t want your mom having a nervous breakdown. HAHA!

- pam and ritchie

FEATURED : EMMALINE BRIDE showcases Brad and Meghan

GLEE! Not your favorite show but our extreme joy of getting an email that we have just been featured by Emmaline Bride. Thank you so much for wanting to feature our gorgeous couple Brad and Meghan in their unbelievably drop dead gorgeous resort garden wedding in Callaway Gardens.

Please check it out and leave them some love with your comments ! Emmaline Bride
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Thanks Emma once again !

With all our love,
pam and ritchie

Kelley and Travis : Layton Utah Engagement Portraits

THANK YOU. Seriously, this absurdly short phrase is not enough to express how much grateful we are and how much we appreciate the simple invitation of people we have never met in our lives to photograph and capture nothing less than their raw emotion — LOVE. We are always enamored when people thank us but really it’s the other way around. We are always in awe of the fact that people actually let us translate their love into our images. You guys inspire us. And here’s another series of images that held us in tenterhooks as their love splashed all over our silver screens (ok, we get carried away, just our monitors. haha!) .

Travis and Kelley are sooooooo much fun when we started the shoot. Pretty laid back just as we are. All they wanted are trees in their background. We of course always oblige. And then some. Ants made their way all over Kelley’s jeans. Yeah, just her. Travis, were you wearing ant repellant? HAHA! And then, we just had to go to Antelope Island for their engagement photos. And are we glad we’re not kicked out this time out of our location. We actually almost got locked in. Yikes! The state park closes at 9:30 and thank heavens that dutiful park ranger was late in his roamings and let us poor scaredy cats out of that steely gate! WHEW ! Not a lot would understand when we say it was raining bugs that night! LITERALLY! And our poor Sequoia was covered with the most eekiest gooiest bug intestines and brains! Gross ? Add stinker to that equation and yes, we are scared to get locked in. But just as happy to know we got phenomenal images of Travis and Kelley.

ENJOY ! =)

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Seriously ? Who can resist this beauty ?
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And I just love the softness of the grass as it creates for us an illusion of rolling hills .
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And then we’re off to Antelope …
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Throw in a boat in the photo and tell us if you won’t fall for it hook line and sinker :D

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TRAVIS HEART KELLEY !
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Travis and Kelley, you guys are natural ! Can’t wait for your wedding day. God Bless !
- pam and ritchie

Ritrato Photography – Layton Utah Wedding Photographers

Ericka Martin : Midvale Utah Senior Portraits

We absolutely had no idea that Ericka and her family are at Midvale. If we knew about that, we would have just met them at Salt Lake City. By the time I called them, they have already long past the Salt lake City and are already heading our way out here. But we absolutely think though that it was worth it. Mountains were pretty with their wildflowers running rampant all over the place. The sky was blue and there couldn’t be more yummier time than when we met up.

Ericka is sporting a perfect tan. With her high cheekbones and her golden skin, we are ready to start the shoot! It is with added pleasure that we were able to shoot with Arnee before he went to Europe. We say 2 are better than 1. But 3 ? Let’s rock it!

Enjoy! =)

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They tell us that they have brought some suitcases with them and it kinda was a symbol of their transition from Illinois to Utah and wanted to take some with Ericka’s photos. First thing we ask ? What color is it? HOT PINK! Absolutely baby ! We like colors and pink no less, it was perfect.

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And then we head out to another junkyard as requested

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Ericka, it was absolutely great shooting you. Stay pretty !
- pam and ritchie

Brandon and Chelsea : Melbourne Florida Wedding Photographer

Ritrato’s first beach wedding and it did not disappoint! Sunny Florida welcomed us with warm weather, blue skies and sumptuous seafood! It is a paradise for us islanders who don’t really get to see the ocean as much as we want to anymore.  But don’t get us wrong, Utah is home and we love the life elevated!  :)

We’ve been stoked to cover this wedding since the time Brandon and Chelsea decided to book us. The day has finally come and what a beautiful celebration of two people in love and God being the center of it all! We only hope that we are able to tell this love story through our images. So without further ado, here are some of the photos we’ve captured that day.

Let’s kick it off with the rings!

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Meet our beautiful bride, Chelsea.  She’s definitely one of the sweetest brides we’ve had the pleasure to work with.

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The guys gathered around to pray before the ceremony.

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The stud of the day,  Brandon. A surfer and a man of God.

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Moments from the ceremony.

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Melbourne Florida Hilton Beach Wedding Ceremony Photos

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And they’re married!

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The reception was held at the Double Tree hotel.

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Father and daughter dance.

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Some fun shots with the wedding entourage.

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Our lovely couple!

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Some intimate shots of the newly wed!

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Melbourne Florida Double Tree Hotel Wedding Photos

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Brandon and Chelsea, thanks for having us at your wedding! We enjoyed Florida and we loved being part of your wedding.

Ritchie and Pam

Ritrato Photography – Melbourne, Florida Photographers

Surf and Margaritas : Melbourne Florida Wedding Photographers

Finally, we are back to blogging! It’s been so long, we know. And what better comeback than some surfing and margarita shots ??? But we had a blast covering Brandon and Chelsea’s wedding. It was unbelievably hot and humid, just how we like it. Absolutely feels like home. After spending spring and the beginning of summer in Utah with torrents of rain and some occasional winter snow (when it’s not winter!) made us go AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH, HEAT! Heat could very well be the theme of this whole wedding. For all of them being sooo hot, the photos turned out to be way cool !

Before the wedding, the guys have decided to go surfing. And yes, this was before the BP oil spill. We have been praying that everybody will survive this turn in their economy. It’s amazing how hurricanes didn’t hurt them as much as this might economically. But we know that God is in control and everything would be fine! And so, we start with 77 degree temp for our waters and red hot sunshine. And we top it off with Brandon and his surfer friends. Now, we can spell PHENOM.

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We headed out to Chelsea’s place, “The Sanctuary” . We usually go through the resident side of gated communities but this time ? We got it right. GUESTZZZZZ. hehe.

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So while the guys are bathing in the sun, the babes are chilling by the pool with their margaritas.

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These girls are hilarious ! We just all decided that Chelsea should wear a tutu. And she’s all game ! Note that the tutu belongs to her little sister and she used to wear it when she was 3!!!! Needless to say that we just had so much fun hanging out with the girls

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And out on the neighborhood, we went ! =)
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And finally back to Chelsea’s home for some more photos with her mom. Goodness, good genes Chelsea!
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The party obviously started way before the wedding began . Sure is the best way to prep up for your wedding day, HANDS DOWN! We’re posting their wedding photos next ! Watch out for more !

- pam and ritchie

BCBG Max Azria Wedding Gowns !

I love a lot of brands and one of them is BCBG. Besides BEBE and Barney’s, this is where I go to get my ultra lovely tops and dresses. So I naturally have signed up for their newsletter to make sure that I know the latest and the greatest from them. Imagine my surprise when their newsletter’s headline said, Wedding Gowns! I surely checked it out and I absolutely fell in love with them. For all you brides who are looking for some inexpensive and affordable but ultra posh gowns, you would want to check this link out : Bridal Gowns . The price ranges from $300 – $650. I know, right??? ABSOLUTELY INSANE! Wedding gowns that scream ELEGANCE and LIGHTNESS, anybody would look ethereal wearing them. And check out the link for the bridesmaids as well, they have lovely cocktail dresses to dress up your whole bridal party.

Enjoy the bridal photos! Courtesy of BCBG Max Azria

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Give us a call when you have purchased a wedding gown from them and we’ll have a surprise for you =)

David and Reena : Ann Arbor Michigan Wedding

The first time we covered a wedding in Michigan, it was in Birmingham and we cannot believe how a place could be soooo green. Definitely farthest from the picture that has been painted for us of Michigan. It is such a beautiful place where the light is cradled softly among the leaves. And in May ? Just as pretty! But this time, our travel lands us in Ann Arbor where almost every nook and cranny can be turned into a photo op.

On the wedding day, reports of thunderstorms threaten to rain down on this couple’s parade. And the wind’s cool blast that greeted us in the morning with the sun hiding behind some dark ominous clouds made us wonder if we needed some umbrellas or raincoats. We definitely don’t wanna get wet and we definitely wanted some outdoor shots! So shoo we did for rain to come again another day! And we thinks, we so won! =)

So enjoy the photos as much as we have

Our bride and groom …

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With their bridal party ..

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And of course, the rings …
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Now, the much awaited bridal walk..

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And for all the Katherine Heigl fans who love 27 dresses, here’s a look as Dave awaits his bride

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Can private moments still be shared during such a public ocassion ? We dare say yes !

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Married!!!!!!

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First dance as husband and wife …
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And an emotional dance with her dad

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As the toast is filled with laughter and surely tears of joy !

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Cake Cutting
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And some garter hunting
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We’re sure you can guess who caught the bouquet ;-)
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Party time! Thanks to DJ Joey for making this party rock !
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And finally , the couple portraits …
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Some city photos on our way back to Sheraton Hotel
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David and Reena, we know you guys enjoyed your Bora Bora honeymoon! And we hope you enjoy these photos just as much ! Thanks again for having us! Our best wishes to both of you !

- pam and ritchie
Ann Arbor Michigan Wedding Photographers

The Leone Clan : Salt Lake City Utah Extended Family Portraits

Olive oil, shoeses, bags, suits, leather!! These are just some of the things that we love from Italy. And after meeting the Leone family, they are our next Italian favorite!

The bambinas and the bambinos of the family

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The Leone siblings. I love how they’re just laughing their hearts out and you would be too if you saw their mom making all those funny faces. It was so awesome to watch! haha

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Sam and Maria with their adorable girls.

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Carmine and Angie and their beautiful family.

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The whole clan.

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Leones,  we had such a great time with your family! Hope to catch  up with you guys sometime soon. :) Grazie!

- pam and ritchie

Ritrato Photography – Salt Lake Portraits Photographer

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