About Matt Cavens
Lead Photographer / Owner
Hello everyone, my name is Matt Cavens. I'm a 31-year-old Marine Veteran with a passion for studio and on-location photography. I have always had a love for photography, and I pursued this passion throughout my childhood and teen years and eventually studied photography at Kent State University in Ohio.
In the past, my photography studio was more of a side-job for me while I worked various other jobs throughout the years, but I am so blessed to be able to do what I love now. I take great joy in not only capturing amazing and artistic photos, but also in perfecting my work in the post-production process. When I'm not taking or editing photos, I enjoy hands-on projects such as building and remodeling, spending time with my wife and two kids, and playing fetch with my German Shepherd, Bentley.
About Risa Cavens
Creative Director / Second Shooter / Owner
Hi, I’m Risa Cavens. I’m a busy, stay-at-home mommy to a very spirited little girl and a busy baby boy. I grew up as an Air Force brat, so I’ve lived all over the place, but I’m a Texan at heart. I have many passions – everything from quilting and cross-stitching to white water rafting. Photography was something that I always enjoyed, but never really had the means to pursue. Then I met a handsome young man named Matt, who not only stole my heart, but also made it possible for me to take my creativity to the next level.
I absolutely LOVE being able to spend special moments with couples and families while preserving those memories with my camera. I come away from weddings and other sessions feeling like I’ve known our clients forever (I’ve even been known to tell Matt, on more than one occasion, “Oh, I just want to be best friends with them!”). I take great joy in what I do, and it’s made even better by the fact that I get to work alongside my best friend.
About Cavens Photography
Cavens Photography began when we decided to make our dream a reality and turn our love of photography into our career. We are a husband and wife photography team, and we absolutely love working together and are so blessed to be able to do so. We provide our clients with a professional, streamlined photography experience. Cavens Photography is a Christian-based photography studio with a company mission to bring joy to others by capturing their memories and life moments through the camera lens. We believe that the joy that comes from looking at professionally-taken family photos should not be a luxury that only some should enjoy, but rather something that everyone has access to.
Every session that we do together is an investment in your family. It is time and money spent to not only remember each of life’s most precious stages, but to cherish and share with friends and family alike for years to come. We have a family of our own, and we fully understand how precious these fleeting moments are. We simply help you capture them in a way that allows your family to come first.
On a more professional note, we use all professional-quality FX Nikon camera bodies (Nikon D810), equipment, and lenses. We have had our work published by Nikon in the past, and we consistently strive to improve our abilities and achieve higher standards in our work.