I'm the big cheese behind Alicia Rivera Photography.
While I wish I could tell you that I picked up my first camera at the age of five and instantly fell in love... that's just not how my story goes.
During my freshman year of college, I purchased my first camera to take high quality images of my artwork. Eventually one thing lead to another, and I began photographing airsoft events for a buddy of mine at a local paintball field. Andddd now here we are, ten glorious years later.
all paths lead me to photography.
Looking back on my life, I truly believe that all of the pieces came together exactly as they should have. All of my passions - the things that make me feel alive, the things that bring me joy, the things that ignite my soul and make me the happiest little human alive - they all lead me here. I might not have known my path when I first enrolled in art school, but I know now that I was destined to be a photographer.
I've always had a fascination with hearing other people's stories - who they are, how they got to be where they are now, how they fell in love, how they overcame a huge struggle, the little quirks that make them unique. As an introvert, I'm not a huge fan of small talk, but I love to hear about the pieces that make someone who they are to their core. I love seeing the look on their face when they talk about the person they love, or when they talk about something they're truly passionate about.
What's amazing about photography is it allows me to share those stories with the world. Whether that's the whole world, or just your world, your story deserves to have it's place, and my job is to bring your story to life. Whether it's capturing your big moments, or your small moments, it's my mission as your photographer to create photographs that capture these special moments in your life in the most authentic way.