Born and raised in southern California, I'm a professional photographer who has been residing in the Netherlands since 2009. While I am regularly approached and commissioned for various types of assignments, my primary specialty, and what I am most passionate about, is event photography. The majority of my assignments involve providing live-event coverage of conferences, trade shows, congresses, and other corporate, private, and academic events within the Netherlands and throughout Europe.

I am highly passionate about what I do and pride myself in being considered a leading event photographer in the Netherlands. I work closely with event organizers and destination management professionals to provide a level of service and final deliverables that not only meets, but exceeds client expectations. My firm belief in strong and transparent communication practices, unparalleled customer service, and total product quality has allowed me to acquire an impressive international portfolio featuring repeat clientele. Every client has their own specific requirements and needs when it comes to event photography coverage, however, I place consistent emphasis on capturing social engagement and interactions, organizational/partner branding, and the overall energy and atmosphere of events. To learn more, I invite you to review my commitment to quality.

Photography is not only my profession, it's also my hobby. After making several visits to the Netherlands in 2007 and 2008, I developed a sincere interest and love for the country that I currently call home. I have since dedicated my personal time and resources towards exploring and photographing enchanting Dutch landscapes, quaint villages, historic cities, and anything else that embodies the nation’s rich culture and heritage. In 2012, in an effort to share my work with others, I started the highly-popular Holland Photography Facebook page. Utilizing this platform has provided me with the unique and exciting opportunity to develop a large community of dedicated followers who enjoy and appreciate the Netherlands as much as I do.

My passion for the Netherlands and photography has since transitioned beyond the online world. In 2015 I launched Holland Photography Tours, a series of fun and exciting photography workshops that teach the fundamentals of photography while exploring the most photogenic locations of Amsterdam and Rotterdam. Each of my private tours are customized to provide visitors with a unique way to discover and photograph two of my favorite Dutch cities.

Through both Richard Theemling Photography & Media Services and Holland Photography, I've received the honor of having my imagery featured within several online/hard-copy publications, newspapers, and magazines. My corporate clients regularly incorporate my work on their websites, within their own publications, brochures, posters, and other promotional materials which are distributed both internally and externally.  


KvK: 63141329

BTW/VAT: NL 562 463 161 B02