Preserving Life’s Fleeting Moments


Rita Marie Photography

Is there a special location that sparks fond memories?

Do you long to capture your active family with a moment of stillness in a portrait?

Does your heart skip a beat when you realize how quickly your kids have grown?

Does is seem like today’s senior was yesterday’s toddler?


oday it's cleaning day and you’re frantically trying to accomplish all the tasks on your to-do list.  Pushing the vacuum down the hallway you suddenly stop...” Oh my” you whisper...”Look at my family”….

Portraits hang quietly but speak loudly of the passage of time, of energetic kids and family togetherness.  Reaching up to straighten the frames, you laugh out loud at sweet faces with bright eyes, crooked smiles and goofy haircuts.  Thoughts come quickly as you blurt out “look how much they've grown!”  Your eyes swell with tears of joy and sadness as you realize these days the distractions aren’t from busy kids, but of memories of fleeting moments preserved in photographs and you’re so happy you did that! 

The Process

Let’s chat about what you want. Do you have a unique style you’d love to portray, or do you fly by the seat of your pants and crave spontaneous moments?  Have you thought of how you want to look? Clothing colors and styles help coordinate the family in a cohesive fashion. Of course, photographing on location suggests clothing apparel should take into consideration weather fluctuations and seasonal changes. I can help with these details ahead of time if you would like. 

Photo sessions are typically one hour in length with some wiggle room.  We all know there may be some individual temperamental struggles that could arise; sometimes those types of fleeting moments make the best memories.

After the photo session I will present the edited photos in a password protected online proof gallery for 2 weeks.  This gives you time to view the photos, enjoy the moment, and love the photographs. If you prefer to view and talk in person, I can do that with you as well.

The session fee covers the cost of my time on location with you. Prints, products or digital files can be purchased separately. Mileage charges outside the city limits of Fargo, Moorhead and West Fargo will be an additional charge.

Rita Marie

As a young child I would sneak into the storage closet under the stairs to look at old black and white photos of my grandparents, aunts and uncles. It was within this messy, dark, quiet space that I found my love of photography. Holding a flash light, I rummaged through pictures, studied the people, the clothing and the scenes before me. I melted into the photos, imagining what life was like back then. Who would know that at 8 years old this would become the foundation for my future endeavors in photography.


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