Rikki Rivera | Photographer » Wedding & Portrait Photography

Seasons. Hello Fall.

Fall has rushed in abruptly. Completely disturbing our late summer routine and forcing us to pull out sweaters and boots. Now that we’ve accepted the new seasonal terms, we have fully embraced it in our day to day. Short walks and long cuddles make up most of our time. Treasure hunting and gatherings fill the rest of it. Since the weather has taken a turn and we aren’t flying South for the winter, we take to making time for our friendships, our home, and each other. We keep small gatherings, mostly at our home, and cook warm homemade meals to share and store for later days. It’s blissful. True utter bliss.

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Just as mother nature calls for more layers of clothing, and rushing to the heater to warm fingers and toes is always next on our agenda, we ensure ample time is still spent outdoors. There’s something magical being apart of the changes of your surroundings as the new season calls for much of it. Being from a few different coastal, warm states, warm layers were not apart of my wardrobe. It has taken me some time to really learn how to dress properly for the Pacific Northwest climate. I had never even owned a real jacket before moving here – needless to say, that changed quickly. Once I did though, my contentedness increased in multitudes as I was less afraid of embracing the cooler, wetter outside. When we do, it’s something like these images.


Times like these that we share, rather often I’d say, warm my heart in a way no amount of blankets could. There is a divine kinship between my Alyx and Kate, and it’s incredibly beautiful to watch the interaction when left completely uninterrupted. They make me feel at home, warm, comfortable, happy, and in love all at once. No amount of my own posing, although with direction to get them there, can create this – these images are all them. 100% genuine and definitively who they are.

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