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PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHER currently based in Oregon, California

Photography has always been a passion for Robin Buckley.  Robin grew up in Northern CA and attended College of Marin where she learned old-school darkroom skills and worked with manual, and film cameras, and was encouraged by her instructors to think about going pro. Life eventually took her down that recommended road.

“It is with a love of looking through the lens that gives me the inspiration to put this site together. My hope is that you see something that touches you in some way. I am truly blessed by the things that have appeared in front of my lens, and that includes the shots that got away.”

--robin Buckley --

in the 70's

It was in the 70’s, Robin migrated from San Francisco to Los Angeles. She offered actor headshots and worked as a still photographer in several American Film Institute (AFI) films. That exposure became a bridge to more film and television industry opportunities that included photographic work for stage, film, and television.

In the late 70’s, Robin was offered an opportunity to work as a photographer for Atkinson Photography, which at the time was the primer photography studio for the top-level corporate environment, in Los Angeles.  It was in the Arco Towers in Downtown L.A.  She was soon to be promoted to the main photographer.

Her time at Atkinson Photography is where she developed her skills for classic portraiture.  This helped to develop a unique style that Robin possesses. It is a blend between candid, in-the-moment images combined with the skills of lighting quality, posing and group balance, all while making everything look natural but professional.

in the 80's

In the mid-80s Robin had moved into the world of print media photography.  Both commercial and editorial for various publications.

in the 90's

In the 90’s, Robin began to attract the attention of some major corporate clients which required a lot of travel. Much of the work was coming from South Florida resorts. Robin made the discussion to move to South Florida and cultivate that growing market.  

She soon became the preferred photographer for many prominent resorts including but not limited to, the exclusive Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo and the Doral Resort and Country Club.

Aside from the many top-level corporate clients that Robin has served, she was graced with a reputation for high-quality wedding photography, which gave her access to the elite wedding photography market.

Robin received awards

Her unique style of wedding photography caught the attention of several wedding magazines over the course of this time in her career, that included photos published in The Knot and Brides Magazine just to name a few.

Robin has received various awards from the Professional Photographers of America not only for her images but for her marketing skills.

-- short introduction robin Buckley --

Photography has always been a passion for Robin Buckley.  Robin grew up in Northern CA and attended College of Marin where she learned old-school darkroom skills and worked with manual, and film cameras, and was encouraged by her instructors to think about going pro.

She began working as a still photographer with the American Film Institute (AFI) on film productions which lead to other production work.  The exposure to people in the film and television industry led to an abundance of remarkable opportunities that included photographic work for stage, film, and television.

Robin was offered an opportunity to work as a photographer for Atkinson Photography, located in the Arco Towers in Downtown Los Angeles. Atkinson Photography catered to corporate executives. Executive portraits and corporate annual report photography were their focus. 

Her time at Atkinson Photography is where Robin developed her skills in classic portraiture.  This helped to develop a unique style that Robin possesses. It is a blend between candid, in-the-moment images combined with the skills of lighting quality, posing and group balance, all while making everything look natural but professional.

Robin began to attract the attention of some major corporate clients which required a lot of travel. Much of the work was coming from South Florida resorts. Robin made the discussion to move to South Florida and cultivate that growing market.  

She soon became the preferred photographer for many resorts including the exclusive Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo and the Doral Resort and Country Club (prior to the current owner).

Aside from the many top-level corporate clients that Robin has served, she also gained a reputation for high-quality wedding photography and has photographed many high-end weddings all over the country and abroad.  Her unique style of wedding photography caught the attention of several wedding magazines over the course of her wedding photography career that including The Knot and Brides Magazine just to name a few.

Robin has received various awards from the Professional Photographers of America not only for her images but for her marketing skills.

She has spent four decades creating images and touching the hearts of many with her approach to capturing fleeting moments for people to cherish forever.  The attention to emotion, lighting, and detail, along with a sensibility to be discrete as she carries out assignments is what has always set her apart from the normal.  It is what has paved the way for long-lasting business relationships.