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Jan 01, 2015

About Me

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I'm CPT. Richard von Trapp a fashion, boudoir and glamour photo artist in Texas creating uniquely evocative images of beauty, grace, mystery, and transcendence that are fashion-inspired, and cinematic in their styling. 

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Glamour, Fashion and Boudoir Photographer living in the San Antonio Texas area.

Retired 30+ year army veteran, Private to Master Sergeant and Second Lieutenant to Captain. 82nd Airborne Division: Infantry Paratrooper and Pathfinder Team Leader.  Special Forces: Light Weapons & Medical Sergeant, S.E.R.E. Instructor (Survival, Evasion, Resistance, Escape), Combat Diver and Dive Medical Technician.  Physician Associate (PA) / Battalion Surgeon. NAUI Technical: Closed Circuit Rebreather and Open Circuit diving instructor.  I have had the joy to live, visit, serve or be stationed in 52 countries or territories and continue to explore our world.

My love of photography, like it is for so many photographers, developed at a young age as I studied it in school.  That love was put on hold for most of my 30 years of military service, and it was not until after retirement that I was able to leave one love for another, photography.

As a retiree and while working aboard a research vessel as a diving, medical, and security officer, I also tried my hand at filming underwater video, going on to follow my dream of becoming a woman's photographer.

I really love shooting on location, most often lighting with studio strobes and light modifiers to capture the richness of the set and to create the desired look.  But even more so I love working with a client, seeing her excitement and joy when she is connected her to her glamour.

Each year I make several trips abroad to shoot and work with talented Models, Hair and Makeup Artists.  All of whom I am supremely thankful to for the art they have helped me to create. 

I am humbled and inspired by the incredible photo artists who's work I get to view daily, and strive every day to expand my skills.

Love life enough to be adventurous, love your country enough to travel, grow and become a better person. Open your mind and heart, travel and know the joy of becoming a citizen of the world.
One's life can be comprised of many things...perhaps the most important of which is learning and growing.
Best wishes,


To view some of my technical diving and travel adventures click this link.

Charlie Kristine (Model) M.M. #169262

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"Richard and his wife Currie, are simply the best. I loved working with them, they are so nice, kind and thoughfull. I am absolutely delighted with our cooperation. And what´s more, Richard is a very good photographer, and the samples I saw were great. I honestly hope we can meet again. Thank you! :)" Read less

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"Richard is one of the biggest professionals I have ever met. Clear, concise and timely in communication, which is something I immensely appreciate - knowing expectations beforehand is crucial to being able to deliver what is expected. Everything we agreed upon was the way we agreed, no empty promises, no unpleasant surprises. Absolute Gentleman, very polite and respectful - to me AND the models - warm, funny, driven and intelligent. Very considerate to the other people in the team and their needs to function on set and do their best work. I can't really recommend him enough. He and Currie are a very good creative team that is a joy work with. Hope to be able to work with them again myself. :)" Read less

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"Richard and his team are absolutely phenomenal to work with you. Looking for a fashion or boudoir photographer? He's your man! 110% recommend him. Maintains professionalism throughout the shoot, whether its fashion, lingerie or nude and makes the model feel comfortable. Was an absolute pleasure to work with him. " Read less

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"I hope to work with Richard again in 2018! Our first shoot last year was so much fun, I had a great time! He was so kind, professional, and very helpful!" Read less

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"I was blessed to work with Richard and his wife, Currie, on a Kauai destination photo shoot. They were professional, yet easy-going and accommodating. I haven't seen the results yet (besides some chimping ;) but the sheer comfort and ease of working with them is praise-worthy. (It isn't always easy to pull off a nude shoot at a public setting during the day!) Thank you so much!" Read less

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"High recommendations! very profesional work,nice photos and well prepare.looking forward for next shoot!" Read less

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Credit Notes

Scotland/England 2019.
Kat Alexis (Model)

San Antonio, TX . 2019
Audrey Benoit (Model) M.M. #3956727

Portland, Oregon 2018
jessicalake (Model) M.M. #3907172

Gouda/Naarden, Holland, The Netherlands 2018
MonicaVdm (Model) M.M. #3944325
Joy Draiki (Model) M.M. #2798173
Hrana (Model) M.M. #3321656

San Antonio, TX The Last Word Bar 2018
Palmer (Model)

Prague, Czech Republic 2017
yvette3 (Model) M.M. #1867713

Enchanted Rock, Texas 2017
Dasha U (Model) M.M. #3473544

Cyprus 2017
Anna Reis (Model) M.M. #4001217

San Antonio, Texas 2017
Julia Wagner (Model) M.M. #3114859

Austin, Texas 2017
MargretP (Model) M.M. #637946

Venice, Italy 2017
Classic Kim (Model) M.M. #791448
Kat Alexis (Model) M.M. #246496

Hawaii 2017:
Phoenix Jenn (Model) M.M. #1897092

Budapest, Hungary 2016:
Kate (Model) M.M. #1250212
Wivy (Model) M.M. #3102023
Adrienn Dubay (Model) M.M. #2172368

Prague, Czech Republic 2016:
Diane DeeDee (Model) M.M. #3082504 aka: (Diana Cavojcova)
Linda Chudomelová (HMUA) M.M. #2841941
Coxy Dominika  (Model) M.M. #1932887
TerryZ (Model) M.M. #3765368
DominikaS (Model) M.M. #3090004
Stana (Model) M.M. #2777001

Venice Italy 2015:
uNicoleorn (Model) M.M. #3522239

Las Vegas, Nevada 2015:
Samiha Dugon (Model) M.M. #1946541
uNicoleorn (Model) M.M. #3522239
Witch Baby Pinup (Model) M.M. #3207402
Jeanette Marie ( Hair Stylist) M.M. #675944
Danielle Shawn Mitchell (Model) M.M. #1401586
Kiti Kobain (Model) M.M. #706652
Glam by Samiha (MUA) M.M. #1302674

San Antonio, Texas 2015:
ErikaLove (Model) M.M. #3631625
Felisha Elizondo  (Model)M.M. #3194730
Memory Ellington (Model) M.M. #2249062