Riparea is a derivative of the Latin word riparia or riparius meaning "shore" or "on a riverbank."  We grew up near the banks of the Illinois River in Peoria, IL and now make our home situated along the Grand River in Grand Rapids, MI.


About Us

My name is Katy Szetela.  My husband Jake and I have always had a passion for making videos.  We started years ago by making home videos and conscripting our siblings or classmates to act for our productions.  We took this love over the years and dedicated ourselves to studying the art of imagery.  Jake and I were married in September of 2016 and you can read about our story HERE.  We officially opened Riparea Videography in January of 2017 and offer video and photo services for weddings, business and personal projects of all kinds.   Our goal is to help share other's stories and we hope to have the chance to share yours!

Photo credit: Stephanie Bartman Photography

Photo credit: Stephanie Bartman Photography