Rikki Rivera | Photographer » Wedding & Portrait Photography

Part two of the adventure with Carl and Katie! You can see the first part of their session, here, while kayaking. I love that no matter what they decide to do, the love they have for one another comes easily. Times get rough and frustrating, but when it comes down to it, love is what we have left and sometimes that has to be enough. I’m thankful to share in that with these two. To be so influenced and motivated by them.

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Thank you Carl and Katie for being such great clients – and more importantly – friends. I am thankful that you two were married, met me, and have become such influential parts of our lives since.


Welcome 2014! Now let’s go somewhere.




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We started off the first day of the year with some exploring of the Pacific Northwest. We not only rung in the New Year with dear friends and family, but we made sure to make the most of our time. One of our goals this year is to explore places closer to home, as I’m always searching farther instead of nearer. There is an abundance of beauty and adventure hidden here, you just have to find it. You have to get outside. I’m so thankful for this past year, for the challenges that shaped me, and those who are still here living life with me.

Cheers to 2014!