Category Archives: Family & Children

Tybee Island Pirate Maternity Photos

When Rebecca and I first met Jessie and Phil during their Jekyll Island engagement session we became instant friends! In March 2014, a month before our little man Spencer was born, we documented their wedding. Since then they have been gracious enough to open their home to us as we evacuated to Augusta the past two years as hurricanes threatened the Savannah area. When Jessie asked if I would be willing to schedule a couples/maternity session, I couldn’t say yes fast enough! Jessie and Phil both love the water and are truly pirates at heart, so it was fitting to schedule the session on the weekend of the annual Tybee Island Pirate Festival. I was super excited when Jessie texted on their way to Savannah to say that they had decided to do the session in their pirate costumes.

We all had a great time laughing and playing on Tybee during their session! Especially Spencer, who was gladly wore his pirate costume and got in on a couple of photos. Thank you Jessie and Phil for being such sweet and amazing people! We can’t wait to welcome your little pirate into the world!


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Fall Family Mini Sessions

Change is sometimes scary, but it can also be amazing! Photos by Rich Burkhart has gone through quite a few changes and growth over the past few years. Our wedding business has been a tremendous amount of fun and has definitely kept me busy. With weddings scheduled for nearly every weekend throughout the spring and fall it has become more and more difficult for me to fit in family sessions. We love family photo sessions and want to continue to provide the best experience possible for all of our wonderful clients.  So I am super excited to welcome Dominique Cook to the Photos by Rich Burkhart family!

Dominique is a mom and experienced photographer. She will be helping out with our family photography and will be able to work with you and your schedule. We have a wonderful opportunity coming up for you to meet Dominique. We are currently scheduling Fall Mini Sessions for Saturday October 14 at Forsyth Park. The 30 minute sessions will be perfect for getting a head start on holiday cards and gifts. Each session will be $250 and includes a $75 credit toward your holiday purchase.

Email for more info on our Fall Mini Sessions and feel free to email Dominique,, to say hi or schedule a family session.


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2016 Best of Family Photography


As we pop the cork to celebrate the coming of a new year, it’s time to look back on an amazing 2016! We experienced a few exciting changes during 2016 that have helped us to provide a better client experience. In July we rented an office space, which has allowed me to focus more on my family at home and less on work. We also now offer videography, which can be added to any of our photography packages. Of course none of this would have been possible without the support of my amazing wife, Rebecca. I’m also blessed to work with Alicia May, who is the best photo assistant and videographer a guy could ask for. Thank you to all of the wonderful couples and families that helped make 2016 such a fun and amazing year!

Today we celebrate our 2016 Best of Family Photography! It’s so exciting to photograph families that we have gotten to know over the past few years, and see how they have grown. We also love to meet new families during their visit to Savannah or the Golden Isles. One of our biggest joys is photography our past wedding couples for anniversary or maternity sessions. We are looking forward to meeting new little family members in 2017. Thank you to all of the wonderful families that helped make 2016 such an amazing year!

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