Rikki Rivera | Photographer » Wedding & Portrait Photography

Prior to living in the PNW, I would have never known what a clam dig was, let alone what they looked like and how to cook them. Being married to an avid fisherman, all that has changed! I can get down to a good dig and make a mean clam chowder! I never imagined how much fun it could be. It’s an awesome family activity, especially when paired with camping with friends and a warm campfire. We truly enjoy this activity and loved sharing in experience with so many of our friends and family on a beautiful NW weekend.

It’s challenging to put into words what this event is like if you’ve never attended. Whether you’re a full participant, volunteer, support for someone, or are just curious, you should find your local Relay for Life event to see what it’s all about. From beginning to end, there are events to keep you motivated and going the full two days. This specific event is based at the Mount Tahoma high school track and field in Tacoma, Wa. It’s been an honor to be an official photographer for the event for the past three years, I look forward to all the beautiful faces and excitement in years to come! From the saddest tears and heartache, to the happiest smiles and biggest laughs – we cover all angles of real life survivors, family members, and super supporters to support cancer research. Hundreds of strangers come together as one big family, loving and encouraging from beginning to end. It’s a time you don’t want to miss!

What they’re about: Relay For Life is a fun-filled overnight event designed to celebrate survivorship and raise money for research and programs of your American Cancer Society. During the event, teams of people gather at schools, fairgrounds, or parks and take turns walking or running laps. Each team tries to keep at least one team member on the track at all times.

The mission: Relay For Life represents the hope that those lost to cancer will never be forgotten, that those who face cancer will be supported, and that one day cancer will be eliminated.

See Relay 2013: Camping for a Cure!


Sometimes, capturing an intimate spring wedding on your birthday is pretty much as good as it gets. Really, it was a beautiful day & I loved every minute of it.

Congratulations Dominic and Sylvia!!

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