Brand Photographer Based in Kansas City, Serving Clients Since 2006


You and your business have a story to tell

Branding | Headshots | Corporate Events

Branding | Headshots
Corporate Events

Committed To:

Making brand images that evoke emotion, ignite curiosity, and leave a lasting impression.

As a classically trained photographer with over 17 years of experience, I have the technical skill and artistic intuition to capture beautiful and authentic images.

I will be your personal art director, guiding you with my eye for beautiful details while posing you with clear direction.

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“There is no other photographer in Kansas City I would ever want to work with except for Rita from Heirloom Photo Company. She has the most incredible creative eye, is hilarious, and so fun to be around and consistently goes above and beyond the call of duty for her clients.”

- Kaleigh Thomas | Owner of Village Boards KC

“Rita is a true artist, a tenacious photo-journalist, an inspired director, and just “gets it” with a single glance. Rita is innately intuitive, can read when to capture quiet moments and when to turn up the party.”

- Libby Roepe | RO+Co

“Rita is magic, she captures the personality of our family in a way that can't be described with words. Her talent is unparalleled. She is patient, casual, and fun and the result is the beautiful images she captures and curates.”

- Jeni Mitchell

“Heirloom Photo Company holds itself to a high standard of doing only their best work for every client and you can see that when looking at their portfolio.”

- Genevieve Des Marteau

“Whether you love being in front of the camera or not, she will make you look like a natural. She has such a killer eye for lighting and all the little details that really make a huge difference. You will not be disappointed!”

- Kristen Kirk

“Professional and excellent at her craft, while also being accommodating, flexible and fun which is a rare combination! I would highly recommend Rita and give her 5 stars!!”

- Deanna Diebolt

“We recently used Heirloom Photo Company for our business branding and we could not be happier! Rita went above and beyond our shot list and delivered images that we use internally, for social media, and customer facing. We will use Rita again!”

- Elise Dennis | Hand In Hand Soap

“The photos have been a great addition for our website, advertising and social content. Her attention to detail and her eye have given us amazing photos!”

“I would HIGHLY recommend Rita to ANY ONE no matter what business or occasion you need to be photographed for. She is simply the best person for the job.”

- Brigid Shin

“Rita is a photographic artist who is fluent in the language of storytelling.”

- Alex Kauffman



The Owner and Lead Photographer of Heirloom Photo Company

The owner and lead photographer of Heirloom Photo Company, Rita graduated from the Kansas City Art Institute with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. She grew up on a farm in Iowa, where her incredible work ethic was formed. Her professional photography career started in the event photography industry, where she won numerous awards and hundreds of rave reviews. 

Always looking for a new challenge, Rita shifted her focus to helping other entrepreneurs and businesses tell their stories through images. Rita, her husband, and her son make their home just outside Kansas City proper. Her incredible zest for life is reflected in her work and her life.

“Heirloom Photo Company was born out of a passion for storytelling. Rita, the owner and creative director, has over 17 years of experience capturing small and large moments for companies and families. Whether she is lying on the ground to capture the tiniest detail or shooting a large Gala at the Kauffman Center - Rita is always in her element.” 

- Anne Bacon

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Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Kansas City Art Institute




Reach Out

Getting started is so easy. Submit the contact form letting me know you’re interested in working together.



Let’s get to know each other. Together we will create your shot list, timeline and discuss wardrobe and location for the shoot. 



Sign your contract. Pay your retainer. You’re officially booked! 



Don’t worry - I’ve got this! I will give you clear direction while posing and capture gorgeous details. 



An online gallery keeps your images safe + sound, and always at your fingertips.

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