Rikki Rivera | Photographer » Wedding & Portrait Photography


Two years exactly marks the anniversary of our day out on the town in Bellingham to document their engagement, before their wedding that summer. They’re a couple that has that quiet confidence about them, that speaks of their love for one another. They’re great to be around, to talk to, and… to become parents. There is little more fulfilling in this line of work, than getting to document a couple through their journey together. I’ve gotten to explore that avenue with a select few clients that I’ve come to call friends. It’s really an amazing thing to be apart of, most especially from an outsider’s perspective.

Congratulations once more N+J, I am so excited for your journey through parenthood, I know you’ll be truly amazing. Baby Bach is one blessed little girl to have you two as parents.

From maternity to becoming first time parents, to baby number two, I’ve been able to document some of the Gradwohl family’s sweetest life moments. It’s incredible to see the differences from then and now, and of course, it’s a complete honor to be the one there with them. I know I always say this, but getting to be with a family over the years, is everything as a photographer – and as a friend. It’s the best kind of adventure. I look forward to seeing this family grow, to seeing Mason as he settles into his big brother role with Max, and all the beautiful years ahead for them as a family.

Congratulations on your sweet and precious Maxwell, being a family of four looks so good on you guys!

Amanda and Josh have welcomed sweet baby boy number two into the world the evening of the solar eclipse. Amanda is an incredible woman and mother, and having been apart of her first birth with Mason, I can vouch for her strength as well. I absolutely love that I’ve known her for over three years now, starting back when we were in school together, working on our Bachelor’s degrees. I’ve watched her and Josh navigate through careers and school, become parents, and truly enjoy life together.

Thank you, Gradwohl family, for having me document your beautiful growing family. I am so thankful to get to be apart of these milestones and to catch up on life with you. I already can’t wait to see what is in store for you next!

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