Natalie Rhea

Hello! I'm Natalie Rhea, a professional photographer/videographer based out of Austin, TX. I make a living telling other people's stories! Follow my work at as I tell you stories about the world I see.

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Tips For Taking Dazzling Light Painting Photos

Ever wondered how to shoot that magnificent photo of someone drawing with sparkers? Or perhaps illuminate a scene in the darkness of night? Also known as “light drawing,” lighting painting is a photography technique using a light source, either outside or inside the…


The Best Valentine’s Day Photo Shoot Ideas

  As a professional photographer, it can be hard to balance between cliche and using your imagination when it comes to holiday-themed photo shoots. Clients just love those photographs using autumn leaves in the fall and Christmas lights in the winter! With Valentine’s…


Valentine’s Day Gift Idea: Rustic DIY Photo Holder

  Boxes of chocolate, stuffed animals, heart-shaped candies … pssh. There’s nothing wrong with these gifts for Valentine’s Day, but if you want something different — something your sweetie can actually cherish for years to come — try this homemade project on…

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DIY: Create a Photo Table Runner

With the holidays here, it’s a fantastic reminder for us to give thanks for all our blessings. I believe occasions like Thanksgiving, Christmas or Hanukkah (and many others!) remind us to relish the good times we’ve had with our loved ones and…

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How To Take Better Phone Photos Using HDR Mode

  There are hundreds of things I’ve yet to learn about my smartphone. It seems like I’m discovering some new button or function daily! Luckily, the Camera app (obviously, the most important) only gets better and better! However, there is a function in the…