The joy of life is evident in all of Rita Coury’s photography. And, if you know Rita, it is no surprise. This talented photographer is loving and kind, and finds beauty in every living creature, traits that are verified by the old saying,“children and animals love her.” and her nickname, the “Baby Whisper”.
An artist from the tender age of five, photography was a natural extension. Rita honed her self-taught skills at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco where she learned studio management on the job as a studio manager from the time she was 16 until she graduated with a BFA in Photography (Portraiture). Her choice of specialty: fine-art portrait photography, permits Rita Coury to emphasize the unique and emotional/personal side of her subjects. Her objective with all of her photo art, no matter who or what the subject, is to capture the truth with minimal posing or manipulation and natural light.
Rita has a very special place in her heart for families that have undergone fertility treatments to assist bringing their sweet miracles into the world. Her son finally came to her on Mother's Day after 5 years of numerous specialists, miscarriages, late-term losses, tears, and pain. She truly understands how special every baby and child is and finds her inspiration in celebrating that.
Publications and Awards: Arizona Press Photographer, The Academy of Art University, HI Art Magazine, Photo District News (PDN), California 24/7, Oakland Tribune, CMYK Magazine, Faces of Hawai’i (Vol. 2, 3 & 4), and other online and print magazines. Rita’s work continues to be appreciated with private commissions, permanent photo installations as well as numerous gallery shows. Humbled to be voted the Best Local Photographer Honolulu!