Rikki Rivera | Photographer » Wedding & Portrait Photography

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I still can’t believe I had this incredible opportunity to photograph Katie, who made her very own red wedding dress. Not only that,  but we went to some of my favorite Northwest locations to show off her gorgeous dress in all its glory, with stunning backdrops like Snoqualmie’s 270 foot cascading waterfall! The adventure certainly did not stop there, we spent the entire day hiking, finding snow, and laughing at how cold we were. It was an experience I won’t soon forget. Thanks Katie for being such a champ!

Florals by Jen’s Blossoms.

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Meet sweet Brooklyn Rae, three weeks old. We just did their family photos for Christmas cards, but couldn’t resist a few precious photos of just Brooklyn sleeping peacefully. Congratulations again Dom and Sylvia, it’s been such an honor being with you through so many beautiful monumental milestones in your lives together. I already can’t wait until next time! 🙂

  • Sue Ann Simon - November 24, 2014 - 7:58 pm

    Brooklyn is just the sweetest! Did she sleep through the entire session? What a peaceful baby! Beautiful photos as always!ReplyCancel

  • Rikki Rivera - November 25, 2014 - 12:21 am

    Sue, she did really well. It took a little bit to get her to really rest, but that almost always seems to be the case. Once we had her out though, that was it :).ReplyCancel

  • Tanya Patxot - November 26, 2014 - 4:10 pm

    So precious. WOW. I have babyfever so this is divine. I did new born photography for 10 years and loved it. All the surprises they give hahaha. Great job. My heart is filled with joy I WANT ONE HAHAHAH legacychangers.orgReplyCancel

  • Random Little Faves - November 27, 2014 - 1:10 am

    These are gorgeous, Rikki!! I recently did a photo shoot for a 2 month old (so past the newborn stage) and it was my first baby shoot…it’s so much harder than it looks! Your work is so inspiring! What a cutie little Brooklyn is (and awesome name!).ReplyCancel

  • Sherri Hall-Rivera - November 27, 2014 - 6:11 am

    ….An “Amazing, Amazing Photographer” is my daughter …. my children are simply incredible. Love you honey. <3ReplyCancel

  • Tacoma Newborn | Miles Robert - April 15, 2016 - 1:44 pm

    […] particular since Sylvia and Dom got married on my birthday a few years ago. Then, as they’ve welcomed their daughter, her one year celebration, and the birth of their son. It’s rather amazing, and […]ReplyCancel

  • Tacoma Newborn | Myles Robert - March 17, 2017 - 8:51 pm

    […] particular since Sylvia and Dom got married on my birthday a few years ago. Then, as they’ve welcomed their daughter, her one year celebration, and the birth of their son. It’s rather amazing, and […]ReplyCancel

One of the greatest joys I get from being a photographer, is when clients come back to me again and again. There’s something to be said about great customer service. In an independent and creative field, it’s all about my clients and the experience I create for them. I started off really shy around people, afraid to be assertive and confident in front of them. Over time, that faded as I knew more and more what to do and how to do it well. The biggest factor in that is personal connection. You can’t always connect with everyone, but you can connect really well with some – quality over quantity, right? In the case of Mr & Mrs Smith, along with three week old Brooklyn Rae, we have just that. From their beautiful spring wedding (on my birthday no less!), and other family events I’ve been honored to be apart of, I am no stranger to this family.

Sometimes I’m still amazed that clients come back again, that they find value in not only me as as artist, but in the images I create of and for them. My work has been challenged time and again, and I’ve continued learning with each passing session I do. It’s really kind of amazing to see the growth from one to the next. It’s an ongoing joke with some clients turned friends, that I only get better for them, so they’re really the ones lucking out ;). Haha.

Sylvia, Dominic, and Brooklyn – thank you so much for allowing me to be apart of your life, to capture your sweetest life memories. I look forward to the next milestone with you. Happy holidays!!