Rikki Rivera | Photographer » Wedding & Portrait Photography

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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Amy and Jens are a beautiful couple as well as incredible parents. When you’re with them, even if only briefly, you can see where they balance one another out, you can see the love for their little boy, each other, and for their life together. At the end of it all, I’m not sure there is much more that matters. Being with them is always a good time, a walk with friends, and a reluctant parting. I’m so thankful that people who are as hardworking and as busy as these two are, are able to remember to take time to document their growing family. Amy is adamant to capture them just as they are: with real, authentic moments that will remind her of Booker’s personality, the fun they have together, and their love for one another. I so greatly enjoy each time I’ve been with the Perrin family and you can bet that I’m always counting on the next time too!

More from Jens, Amy, and Booker: the day they got married and their beautiful family photos last year

I met Katie over 6 years ago at a mutual friend New Year’s party. I was due with my second baby at the time and we didn’t get to formally meet. Years later though, we’ve been to many events together with friends, and it was last December at a Christmas party that I ran into Katie again and learned she was due with a little one of her own. I couldn’t believe it and was anxious to see how motherhood might change her, so when she asked me to document her newborn baby boy, I was so happy to spend a few hours with her and see what a wonderful mother she’s become. It’s not everyday that a new mom talks about how fulfilled she after her surprise bundle arrives. Having a newborn baby is hard, especially when you hadn’t planned it, but to watch her look at him and know that he is where he’s meant to be with her, was so amazing to see first hand.

Congratulations Katie, I’m so happy for you and I’m so honored to have documented his newborn days.