Welcome to R Images

R Images Professional Photography



Before you read about us, Tracy and myself would like to thank you for considering R Images Professional Photography.We feel it’s important for you to know that we are not part time photographers. We are a true full time professional photography service. I live and breath my work and absolutely love being a husband and wife team. When you hire us, you deal directly with us from your initial consultation forward.   

We all have that friend, family member or know of someone trying to get into photography who offers to photograph your wedding or family. Photography today is practiced by many but mastered by very few. While someone may get lucky from time to time with a few good snapshots, it takes a seasoned professional with a lot of practice and knowledge to capture once in a lifetime moments repeatedly in any given situation.

   R Images Photography is owned and operated by Jerry Ripley and his wife Tracy Ripley. Both Jerry and Tracy began their journey into the photography world as a hobby, photographing motorcycle and automotive events. Their images became so popular with the public, they began to be asked to attend more and more events. Their unique ability to “capture the moment” led to so much public demand for their services that Jerry began to take photography more serious. Years later a serious back injury would cost him a 25-year career in auto painting and propel him into full time professional photography. His work has been published in a variety of National Magazines with several National Magazine covers to his credit.  Tracy, being an accomplished photographer herself, works side by side with Jerry.

R Images Photography uses the best equipment Canon has to offer in both medium and full format cameras coupled with nothing but the highest quality L series lenses. This is paramount when it comes to consistently capturing those special moments as they happen.
 When needed, R Images Photography uses a fully portable lighting system consisting of state of the art equipment. 

 New in 2018 we are proud to announce the opening of our fully equipped 1100sq ft. studio.
We offer the latest in high quality backgrounds with over 25 to choose from to date as well as a wide variety of props. A private dressing room is also available. Outside the studio the surrounding property is landscaped specifically for photos if the client so chooses.
Although the studio is available, Jerry and Tracy do still travel to offsite locations requested by the client in both Illinois and Missouri.

 Whether it’s your engagement or wedding memories, cherished family or senior photos, R Images promises a professional and high quality approach to capture your story…..expect extraordinary , we strive for it..