rinne came to ask me for a job at the studio 20 years ago. we couldn't afford to hire anyone, but when i received her handmade thank you note in the mail, thanking me for talking to her, i was sold, and knew i needed to have her around.
rinne and her photos are magic, and i knew right away i needed to let her follow her inspiration around the studio. rinne's photos always made us look good, and projected the beauty and creativity i tried to inspire. we sort of 'grew each other up'. we shared a lot of ideas, inspirations, and hard work. her insights and ideas always helped me to grow my business.
rinne took over 30,000 pictures (with a film camera!) at r.wood studio, documenting the process, people, and plates. she was able to hone her skills and vision before she left the studio to start her career as a photographer. she is now very successful. we still love to get together for brainstorming and flower arranging and photographing, and still collaborate together on our blog, beautyeveryday.
rinne IS instant inspiration, and i've been so lucky to have her in my life these 20 years!
photograph and words by rebecca wood