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Meet The Staff

Hilton Head Photographers

With our team here at Island Life HH Photography, we are proud to bring you quality photography that will make you feel sure you picked the right Hilton Head photographers. Not only do we provide quality photography, but we also have fun and make your time with us more of an experience and not a job. We understand the fact that some people in your group hate getting their picture taken, which is why we make the process painless for everyone. We look forward to seeing you on the beach!

Rick takes a unique approach to photography because he doesn’t just point the camera and snap the button. Originally from State College, PA, Rick was inspired to move to Hilton Head after a family vacation. His family had their photos taken on the beach and with his professional background and love of photography, he decided to change the experience, make it better, and offer it to other families visiting the area just as he did with his family. Now, you’ll almost never see him without his camera, taking pictures of everything from nature to historical sites to architectural wonders, and of course, family and friends.

As Co-Founder it is very important to Rick that the entire team works together, learns together, and that each session and family is treated the same way with the same outcome. All of our photographers work, train, and grow together to create the best product as well as the best experience for all of the families who choose us.

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Rick

Photographer/Co-Founder

Besides being a professional editor with advanced Photoshop skills, Nina is a published author/illustrator of several children’s books. Creativity is Nina’s passion and she loves nothing more than bringing out those special moments between family members and preserving them in a way that your family will treasure for years to come. Hilton Head Island is Nina’s dream home and she has never been happier to share her passion with you and your family.

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Nina

Editor/Co-Founder

Maria is originally from Pennsylvania, but like many of us, fell in love with Hilton Head Island and made it her full-time home! She went to school at St. Johns University and has a Bachelor of Science in Television and Film, she loves nothing more than capturing moments from behind the camera. She loves working with families and hearing their unique stories so she is able to capture what makes them special and create memories to last a lifetime!

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Maria Isabel

Photographer/Filmographer/Editor
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Rick

Rick takes a unique approach to photography because he doesn’t just point the camera and snap the button. Originally from State College, PA, Rick was inspired to move to Hilton Head after a family vacation. His family had their photos taken on the beach and with his professional background and love of photography, he decided to change the experience, make it better, and offer it to other families visiting the area just as he did with his family. Now, you’ll almost never see him without his camera, taking pictures of everything from nature to historical sites to architectural wonders, and of course, family and friends.

As Co-Founder it is very important to Rick that the entire team works together, learns together, and that each session and family is treated the same way with the same outcome. All of our photographers work, train, and grow together to create the best product as well as the best experience for all of the families who choose us.

a woman wearing a blue shirt and smiling at the camera

Nina

Nina has always had a creative side, which helps her with editing. She is a former dancer with several National Titles and an award-winning oil painter, which she finds helps her a lot with creativity such as natural retouching and professional editing. Once she moved to Hilton Head Island, she found herself more inspired than ever which helps the creativity and her passion for photography grow.

Nina’s favorite part of the job is creating moments between families for the photographer to capture. Helping families come together, and not asking them to smile, but giving them reasons to laugh during the photo shoot is what she does best!

Nina is a published author/illustrator of several children’s book, SCUBA certified diver, animal lover, and The Mermaid of Hilton Head®! Nina is also a former dolphin trainer and she can’t get enough of the marine life around Hilton Head! She has always loved being on the beach and educating people about the animals that live there. Hilton Head Island is Nina’s dream home and she has never been happier to share her passion with you and your family.

a person posing for the camera

Maria Isabel

Maria is originally from Pennsylvania, but like many of us, fell in love with Hilton Head Island and made it her full-time home! She went to school at St. Johns University and has a Bachelor of Science in Television and Film, she loves nothing more than capturing moments from behind the camera. She loves working with families and hearing their unique stories so she is able to capture what makes them special and create memories to last a lifetime!