a quirky photographer for modern professionals
Hi guys! I’m Regina Rached (pronounced Ra-shid since everyone asks). It comes from my Lebanese dad’s side. I’m a quirky, fun, creative wedding and portrait photographer in Tampa, but available around the world. Just pack me in your suitcase (I’m small). I like to make genuine connections with my clients and couples (over coffee, wine or *tequila*) and take pride in creating relationships so that the photos are natural and real. Fair warning, I say “geez Louise” a lot. I am an inclusive photographer and I am all for marriage equality. I am proud to serve ALL clients and couples. I also really enjoy offbeat sessions and weddings and people who push the norms and make their own traditions.
If you believe in investing in your memories while also having a blast, let’s create together!
PS- Ask about my travel bucket list and you may only have to pay travel fees for two.
The personality behind the camera: I am goofy, clumsy, but really cool I promise. I love my husband Mohamed, our 4 rescue pups (Zita, DD, Enzo and Sam), karaoke, music from every decade (I can literally go from listening to Gucci Mane straight to The Smiths then to David Bowie and to Paula Abdul then to Sam Cooke), Wes Anderson movies, Marvel, Halloween, riding bikes or shredding on my blades, get togethers with friends and family (that sometimes involve tequila or wine), road trips, and Tampa. Though I was born overseas in Lebanon, Tampa has been my home since 1986 and I love living in our 1926 bungalow in Seminole Heights.
Find out more about me and my brand below.
4 Rescue Dogs
If you haven’t noticed already, I love animals, especially dogs. I have 4 rescues. Enzo, who inspired the above image, is an Italian Greyhound we rescued from Pasco Animal Services. He was found running the streets and is now in tip, top shape. The oldest and queen of the bunch is Zita. She was Mohamed’s 1 year anniversary present to me. DD, short for Demon Dog, is our middle child. When she loves you, she really loves you, but it is the same for when she hates you. Our most recent addition and youngest is Sam. He’s spunky and hyper and super lovable. Possibly Basenji mix.
I’ve been wearing glasses for a while now and I feel naked (and somewhat blind) without them. My face and brand would not be the same without them. Neither would your photos since I wouldn’t be able to see sh*t! If you’re looking for some neat frames, let me know and I will tell you where to get them.
If you’re from Tampa you know the reference in the title here. There was a record store called Vinyl Fever and you could get $1 deals on great albums! I love vintage anything, especially the sound of music on vinyl. I’ve been collecting since high school and many also come from Banana Records in St. Pete. If you’re having a vintage or modern vintage wedding, I’m the lady to hire because it makes me super excited!
I’ve been traveling since a very young age, because I was born in Lebanon. My dad is Lebanese and my mom was American Italian and Irish. My dream is to continue traveling for destination weddings and landscapes. I have a passion to not only see the world, but eat and drink it too! I love history and there is just so much to see and document.