Clay, Future Fire Fighter – Burlington, IA

This handsome little man is turning 4 and loves fire trucks, John Deere, and trains! He had me smiling through our entire session! We braved the chilly February weather and walked around the block to the Burlington fire station, which he LOVED. I had such a fun time with this little guy!

His beautiful mom had this to say about him:
“I love Clay for so many reasons. The first time I held him, I changed. I became a better person and continue to become one thanks to that little guy. He makes me smile, knows when I need a hug and tells me daily how much he loves me. He is my best friend and my little love!

The experience that I had with Wendi was amazing. She took the time to become Clay’s friend, so he felt very comfortable with her. It felt like we were just having fun and capturing memories, which is what she were doing. I highly recommend Wendi for anyone needing their kids pictures taken.”

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The Webster Family at Wendi Riggens Photography

Wow, it’s been a while since I posted! We had an incredibly busy December with Miracle on Jefferson Street and our White Couch Sessions and the holidays, and my blog has fallen to the wayside. I’ll try to keep up a little better!

I wanted to share the very last session I photographed in 2015. I first met Brad and Genna in February 2011, when I got a call a week before their wedding asking me to photograph it. It was a cold but beautiful day, but I met two people who are madly in love with each other and who I am proud to call friends and clients.


Genna’s been experiencing some serious health issues over the last few months, and I wanted to do something for them. I’m a firm believer that you can never have too many photos with your family. It doesn’t matter if you are having a bad hair day or you want to lose 10 pounds, your kids will never care what you look like, they will never have enough photos of you.


To learn more about Genna & Brad and to help them out, please visit


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Holiday Mini Sessions – Plain Red Backdrop! Wendi Riggens Photography

Happy Holidays from WRP!

It’s that time of year! We’ve been brainstorming our holiday mini sessions for weeks and I just didn’t love anything we came up with. Then my best friend suggested a plain red background, ala the Starbucks cups that were all the drama last week. I laughed it off at first, but after a couple of days, couldn’t get the idea out of my head. We ran through the pros and cons and really didn’t have any cons. So, we’re running with it!

Click here for more information and to schedule your session!

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Winky The House Elf Cat – Wendi Riggens Photography

I wanted to take a quick break from my usual editing and posts to share the kitten we got for our kids this weekend. This is Winky, named after the house elf owned by Bartemius Crouch Sr. in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Our Winky, however, is not a scaredy cat, nor a drunk, and my kids absolutely love her! My best friend and I had the idea to take her to the studio and make some use out of my trunk of Harry Potter props from my daughter’s sessions last year (click here to check those out!). Could this little kitten be any cuter??

To see more from her session, check out my Facebook page:


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