Don’t miss 4 days of true inspiration in Birmingham

March 12th, 2012

Experience yourself the amazing 4 day workshop in Birmingham, Alabama by the talented crew of A Bryan Photo. From April 1-4th, slow down, eliminate mental clutter and grow the foundation of your vision, style, and purpose. Topics covered are the history of wedding photography, shooting styles, presentation, pricing and studio management techniques. Seriously guys, you don’t want to miss this one. For more info, head here. Sign-ups still available, hope to see you all there!!



February 28th, 2012





We are SO extremely proud and excited to announce our partnership with the free educational resource of [FRAMED]!! We are also thrilled to announce that [FRAMED], along with other sensational photography shows will now be a part of the brand new [FRAMED] Network; a channel and network of shows, tools, and applications all for photographers. We know you’ll love what’s in store and find the interviews both educational AND entertaining.

You can watch past seasons of [FRAMED] on but keep a look out for launching in May 2012!  Stay tuned, we can’t wait to show you what’s in store!



WPPI Here We Come!

February 10th, 2012

We’re super excited that WPPI is right around the corner and this year we have our own booth right across from our friends, Cypress Albums. Come visit us at #1327! We’ll have a few familiar faces joining us for some casual meet and greets in our booth. Photographers like Jonathan Canlas, Jose Villa, Tec Petaja, Lisa Lefkowitz, Bryan Johnson, Yvette Roman, Braedon Flynn, wedding planner Jill La Fleur and artist Karina Puente are all scheduled to be hanging out. PLUS The [FRAMED] Show will be at our booth every day filming!

Our crew of Brian, Bill, Angela and Cohen will be there to answer any questions you have for us, talk about our new RPLprints site, film, etc. We’re picking business cards for give-aways every day at 1 pm where you can win a Fuji Instax Mini with film, coupons and t-shirts.

To make WPPI even more fun, join us on Monday night at Rouge Bar at the MGM Grand at 8pm for a RPL get together after Jose Villa’s platform. Bring your cameras, hang out with some RPL-ers and have a great time with old and new friends. We know you’ll have a great time. Can’t wait to see ya there!!!

Guess and win!

February 1st, 2012

Test your RICHARD skills and win a bunch of free stuff to RPLprints powered by ROES!

Head to the Airplanes and Blazers site and enter the contest! Winners announced this Friday, 2/3 so don’t delay. And if you want to hang out with a bunch of really fun people at the Airplanes and Blazers party at WPPI this year, get tickets here See you there!

And thank you everyone at Flashdance for the RPL love!

Are you a photographer in Australia? Come hang with us next week!

January 11th, 2012

Richard Photo Lab is swingin’ by Melbourne, Australia on our way to a Jonathan Canlas FIND workshop and we’re hosting a little get together while in the city. If you are a photographer in the Melbourne area we would love to meet up and have a night all about photography, cameras, film, labs, etc. Current clients welcome too! We’ve got a reservation at a great restaurant in the area on the night of January 19th. If you would like to stop by or know a photographer who might please email and let us know. We’ll give you the whole scoop on where and when. Hope to see you in Oz!

Thanks for a great 2011!

January 5th, 2012

PDN Rising Stars of Wedding Photography


I walked into a workshop in December and it hit me. There it was on the coffee table, PDN’s 20 Rising Stars of Wedding Photography and one of our young clients had the cover shot.  It wasn’t the first PDN one of our clients had the cover of, and while each one is special, it was turning the pages that really got my head spinning.

I was surprised to see that we had worked with the person that shot the inside front cover. Then as I kept going I hit the list of new photogs and that’s what shocked me, out of the 20 featured we have worked with 14 of them.  Is that even possible?? It seemed kind of unfair for a minute, (just for a minute….) To top it off the last page of editorial was a client too. It’s sort of amazing the number of our photographers featured in this magazine when you consider what a small lab we are!

But that just scratched the surface: I still had the current issue of Southern Weddings Mag with 6 of our clients in it sitting in my bag.  And a few days earlier Abby and Tait of Style Me Pretty had said that while they were still checking, so far our clients had been featured over 200 times.  I only gave them 30 names to check and 29 had been featured and most multiple times.  When I sat down to prepare for the workshop I had an email drafted to make plans to have lunch with a client/friend that was an American Photo “Best” winner. As I drifted into thought I realized that with the exception of one year, all 6 years we have had at least one client honored the title. One year we even had two clients listed.  All this knowing the Jose and Joel’s feature was just a few days away from hitting the news stands and while it reflected a great day for my friends and a great photographer was there to shoot it, Martha Stewart Weddings was showing something that they have never done before and that was just the icing on the cake!

Yeah, the last 30 days of 2011 were spent looking at all the great places our friends have been and I can say that I am proud to think that we played some role in their success.

So thanks, to all of you photographers (big, small, published or just quietly doing amazing work) that we have been honored to work with in 2011.  I hope that we have somehow helped you by giving you the best service we know how to give with great prints, great scans and maybe even some great business advise…

Here are some of the cool things we are working on for 2012:

You can meet me (or Angela!) at no less than 20 workshops this year, all over the world. Yeah I said world.

We are teaming up with Instaproofs to offer a service that brings two great companies into one seamless service.

Super excited to be involved in an expanded version of the [Framed] show this year! Can’t wait for you to see what’s in store.

Tuning up our services to take on even more photographers that care about quality.  Faster printing, more albums and books, digital processing, all the stuff you guys have been us asking for.

We have a couple of blogs that will happily list us as a vendor when our clients are featured but we need your help on this one!!!!  Please add us to you vendor list on your next submission!

And of course new ways to stay connected to our loyal clients.  As a small company, loyalty is how we pay the bills so we have a few things cooking for you guys that use us all the time!

Thanks again for making 2011 great and I look forward to seeing you in 2012!


Southern Weddings Magazine

RPL Gives Back

November 29th, 2011

With Thanksgiving passing and winter holidays just around the corner it seems everyone is seeking out ways to help and give back to our global community. Some of our photographers have figured out a way to donate their time and talent to promote and aid some remarkable organizations including those helping children, veterans, and families. Upon hearing about our clients’ selfless acts we were eager to see what RPL could do to help out. Following the lead of our photographers we put our talents to work. Check out these four fantastic charities we’ve seen this year and the great photographers who helped.

Jonathan Canlas traveled with “Champions” of the Children’s Miracle Network Hospital to Disney World in Orlando Florida and Washington D.C. photographing the kids, their families, caretakers, and sponsors. His photographs capture the genuine happiness and hope these children radiate. Read what Jonathan Canlas has to say about “Champions” and his experience on his blog. You’ll be thankful you did.

Jonathan CanlasPhoto Credit: Jonathan Canalas

Christopher Wilocki participated in the event “Honor Flight Chicago,” an organization focused on honoring American veterans for their services.  This group is one that had captured Wilocki’s attention for over a year and he describes his experience as being “the most emotional and humbling event [he has] ever witnessed.” This emotion comes across in his photographs of the event and we encourage all to visit his blog.

Christopher WilockiPhoto Credit: Christopher Wilocki

Braedon Flynn flew down to Lima, Peru with the Krochet Kids, a charity with a fascinating story revolving around a group of high school friends. Krochet Kids encourages women to rise above poverty by teaching them the skill of crocheting. Breadon’s photo subjects include the women in the  program, the landscape and homes in Lima, the crochet “training sessions”, and the yarn factory. View his trip on his blog.

Braedon FlynnPhoto credit: Braedon Flynn

Each year the Laurel Foundation serves over 500 children, youth and families affected by HIV and AIDS in the Los Angeles community. It was a pleasure working with their staff and Margot the founder and CEO. For more information on this great cause check out their site,

Richard Photo Lab wishes everyone a great holiday season and thanks all those who give back when they can.

We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give Winston Churchill

Come see us and Lisa Lefkowitz at Photo Plus

October 18th, 2011

We’re excited to be sponsoring Lisa Lefkowitz at WPPI NYC and PDN PhotoPlus Expo along with Fujifilm and Cypress Albums. Come see her seminar on Wednesday, October 26th at 8:45am. It’s going to be a good one! We’ll have print samples and coupons on hand for the attendees and one lucky winner will win a $100 gift certificate to the lab. Angela will be walking the convention (she’ll be the one with the film shirt on!) meeting photographers and answering any questions you guys might have for us. Hope to see you all there!


Lisa Lefkowitz at WPPI NYC and PDN PhotoPlus Expo

It’s that time of year again!

October 14th, 2011



We can already here the faint sound of sugarplum fairies and jingle bells in the distance, and RPLprints powered by ROES hears it too. Live now on our ROES check out our new line of Holiday Cards and Borders. We’ve got a great variety of templates for Christmas, Hanukkah, and season greetings. Order now in time for the busy holiday season!

Join us for another Richard Photo Lab webinar! Update: New time

October 7th, 2011


Join us for another webinar on Friday, October 14 on why 95% of wedding photographers will not make $100,000 this year plus much more!

We’ve been around for 20+ years and in that time we’ve seen some pretty amazing photographers go out of business. We’ve also worked first hand with photographers who run unbelievably successful businesses. We here at RPL want you to succeed, so we’ve done some extensive research. We’ve uncovered why some photographers fail, why others do well and we want to share the results with you! We believe we’re in this business together, so let us show you how to succeed.

On this Webinar we’re going to go over:

  • How photographers can find the right allies
  • Creating the right perception
  • Building the referral business
  • Branding
  • Time management
  • Q&A
  • and much more!

The details:
Date: Friday, October 14, 2011
Time: 10:00 am- 11:00am PDT

Space is limited so email for pricing information and to sign up!