What is alternative luxury and why am I so focused on this vibe? in short it's rebellious romance. it's celebrating your love story your way. if you're a person who loves mixing style with nontraditional or out of the box elements- I might just be the best girl to capture your day.
Alternative luxury is a captivating fusion that transcends conventional boundaries, seamlessly merging elements of sophistication and edgy grunge. This avant-garde concept challenges traditional notions of opulence, inviting a refreshing and daring approach to style. Picture an aesthetic that effortlessly intertwines the refined with the rebellious, creating a unique and intriguing visual narrative. Alternative luxury redefines the boundaries of elegance, inviting individuals to embrace a style that is both refined and rebellious. It is a celebration of authenticity, encouraging the freedom to express oneself through a unique blend of sophistication and grunge, creating a visual experience that is both captivating and unconventional.
The entire reason I pursue this passion is to celebrate you for being you. The idea of you feeling like you have to look a certain way, act a certain way, or love a certain way really rubs me wrong. In finding my passion for photography, I found my outlet to be unique and be proud of it. Photography has the power to show you in your best light and feel proud of who you are. that’s why it’s my top priority to showcase your love story in a way that feels comfortable and like the coolest versions of yourselves. I’m gonna make sure you have a damn good time getting your photo taken from the candid laughter to some kick-ass editorial moments that make you feel like you just stepped out of a freaking Vogue magazine. If you're willing to trust me, I swear every single person can feel like this even if "well, we're kinda awkward."
I've always desired to be different. A little rebellious. Because I never just wanted to break the rules, I wanted to feel free to express; to be myself. I find inspiration in fashion, editorial design, music, and paintings. Why? Because they each perfectly tell a story about something imperfect. There is so much beauty in stepping away from "perfect" and embracing what feels fun, exciting, and authentic. A good outfit can change how you approach the day, good design can change your understanding, a good song can help you process a feeling, and a good painting let's you glimpse into someone else's mind. A good photograph expresses who you are and empowers you to believe in that person. It can tell your story of connection, love, and living life. It tells the story of a time that you felt.
Words can’t even begin to describe how wonderful it was to work with Randi. We are very lucky to have found her to shoot our engagement session and then our wedding. Not only is she super sweet, she is super talented. Her editing style is very unique and she makes your photos look unlike any other. She had excellent communication throughout the whole process and after our first zoom meeting I knew she was the wedding photographer for us.
I am so impressed with Randi and her photography skills that I didn’t even wait to get the full wedding gallery before writing this review. Do yourself a favor and book Randi Roberts to be your wedding photographer. I can’t recommend her enough.
Words cannot describe how happy my fiancée & I are from the photos that Randi took from our proposal. She truly captured a very special moment in our lives that we will remember forever. Not only is Randi very professional and amazing at what she does, but she was so kind & accommodative, especially since I had to switch the date last minute due to weather changes, and she made it happen with ease! We're beyond pleased with the results. She is highly recommended!
We can’t recommend Randi highly enough! Randi photographed our wedding in NYC this summer. From planning to engagement photos then our big day and finally the finished product- Randi’s work was flawless, she was a joy to be around, and (bonus) she got our photos back to us super quickly! We even had a bunch of sneak peaks the next day!! She captured our relationship and our day perfectly so that we can relive our day again every time we look through our photos. She was like a ninja sneaking all the shots! We can’t believe how she caught every special moment- even in times we didn’t realize she was there! She captured all the moments and then managed to edit them to tasteful perfection! Randi’s work is special. We feel so lucky to have had her capturing this time in our relationship and hope to work with her again and again!
Randi is amazing! Hire her as your photographer ASAP! We hired Randi for our engagement photos and she was an absolute treasure to work with. I found Randi through Instagram and knew instantly she needed to capture our engagement photos. From our first video chat I knew Randi was going to be amazing. I am a big believer in great vibes/energy and Randi has it! She is easy to work with made our first official photoshoot an absolute blast. Oh, and did I mention she is so much fun?! :) Once we received our photos we absolutely loved them (duh!) and we get compliments on them all the time. So, it was an absolute no brainer we had to have her photograph our wedding also. Randi has a true vision and passion for photography and it shows. We were so fortunate to have had her capture the most important day of our lives.
Randi, you are fantastic and a true gem! What you have is a gift and everyone who works with you is fortunate to experience it <3 I can’t wait for our paths to cross again and continue making memories that last a lifetime! I wish you all the success in the world, you deserve it!
If you're reading this, that means you're considering Randi and all I really have to say to you is DO IT. But if you need more than that, here's why: Randi shot a wedding I was in while I was planning my own. Just hanging out with her that day was enough for me to fill out the inquiry form, but seeing the final product from that wedding is what pushed me to sign the contract.
If you're here, you've seen her work and you know how talented she is. What you might not know, is that Randi is cool, smart and above all else human. Working with her is easy and fun--she treats you like you've known each other for years. This was especially important to us as we are not naturally comfortable in front of the camera. She's a pro at what she does, and when you're busy planning a wedding it's amazing to be able to fully trust a vendor to not only do their job but exceed at it.
When I look at the photos Randi shot at my friend's wedding vs. my own, her talent is evident. She honored and executed their vision just as she did our's. The photos she takes are obviously beautiful, but they're also authentic and deeply reflective of the individual couple's style. She's preceptive, gracious, flexible, professional, and we could not be happier to have worked with her.
Whether we had concerns or requests, Randi heard us out, offered guidance and delivered on every expectation. She made our day stress-free and the photos we have from it are magical. She's just the absolute best. Hire her!!!