Rikki Rivera | Photographer » Wedding & Portrait Photography

I can’t think of anything better for a photo shoot than having your clients as happy [if not happier] than you for their session! Carl and Katie spent the day with us on the Puget Sound on a beautiful foggy fall morning. You might remember them from their super fun and laid back wedding last May. I really can’t say anything more about these images, so I’m going to let them speak for themselves.. Enjoy!


It was so hard to pick my favorites for this post, I really love this couple. After their wedding last year, we became great friends. So great, in fact, that Katie was a bridesmaid my wedding! Stay tuned for part two of their three part session this day, to include a little time spent at the archery range!

  • Conchita Medel - November 13, 2013 - 4:55 pm

    What a fun session!!! Great job Rikki capturing them in their element, I’m sure they LOVE their pictures!! Reply Cancel

  • TJ - November 18, 2013 - 5:35 pm

    Aw, what fun! These two are just the cutest! And what a great backdrop 🙂
    xo TJ

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  • Caroline L. - November 18, 2013 - 10:30 pm

    This is like a more adventurous version of The Notebook! Stunning photography – Washington must be GORGEOUS this time of year! Reply Cancel

  • Briseidy - November 20, 2013 - 2:57 am

    such beautiful photos! Reply Cancel

  • Danielle @ The-Lifestyle-Project - November 28, 2013 - 1:07 am

    These photos are stunning Rikki! You did such a great job capturing the emotion on their faces and how they’re so in love.
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  • Traveling Cats - December 2, 2013 - 10:27 am

    Lovely photography here. Looking forward to visiting often. Have a lovely week. Reply Cancel

  • amber - December 2, 2013 - 3:51 pm

    these are so beautiful! well done. i love these: the one of them both kayaking, but from the back… the one of them kissing in the kayaks, the one of them kayaking from the front (she’s laughing)… beautiful!

    you do gorgeous work. i’m an aspiring photographer so what an inspiration to find your blog. what kind of camera do you use?

    glad to have found you! 🙂 Reply Cancel

  • HerLateNightCravings - December 2, 2013 - 4:26 pm

    These photos are beautiful!!!

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  • Court - December 5, 2013 - 3:34 am

    What a fun shoot! I can tell they are having the best time- but how could you not while kayaking?! You captured the moments perfectly 🙂 Reply Cancel

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I recently wrapped up my last wedding of the year and then finished delivering the images. I was so honored that my bride chose to have me create three beautiful albums. I’m always a little nervous, especially when they offer me full control over the design process. However, having some of my favorites of the season in here, I really enjoyed watching these images come to life. Next to getting these albums in my hands, I love love packaging them up, along with a handwritten note and a personal gift to top it off!

What a truly magnificent way to share and display your photos for all your family and friends!







I’m excited to dive into the holidays and get to those holiday sessions! Also, stay tuned for some new looks with my brand. I’ve had so much fun focusing on the little details that represent me in my work. From new business cards to personal touches on here, I love seeing the growth and changes that come with each session I do and each package I put together. Honestly, I’m not the one who does every one just like the previous. Each one has something unique to offer, and I’ve really come to love that.

One of the most important tributes to any wedding, are the friends and family that help make up each beautiful aspect. From the wedding party to the ring bearer, flower girl, parents, grandparents, and everyone in between. They are apart of the most important day in your life, a day no one will likely forget.


I had such a great time with these girls, and often felt like I was with my own group of rowdy and fun girlfriends! Seriously.so.much.fun!



Stay tuned as the wedding celebration continues…

  • Kailey Beard - January 17, 2014 - 5:10 am

    Hey there! I got your name from a photographer friend Connie Riggio and she said you were available on our date! I love your pictures! A little about us: We’ve been engaged since last April and our wedding is on August 2nd at Trophy Lake Golf Course in Port Orchard. It’s mostly outdoor with a covered reception area… We have the place for 8 hours and would love to have that amount of time with you to catch all the fun details. I’d love to hear from you soon and get in contact! Reply Cancel

    • Rikki Rivera - January 17, 2014 - 7:21 pm

      Hi Kailey, I tried to email you back but it was undeliverable. If you’d like to email me at info@rikkirivera.com or send me yours, we can talk more! 🙂 Thanks. Reply Cancel