Nikki Rivera Photography

Nikki Rivera Photography

Based In: Southern California
Photographer: Nikki Rivera Photography

Nikki Rivera Photography

Based In: Southern California

Hey, I’m Nikki!
My roots are planted in Southern California, but my passion for travel keeps me adventuring and story telling along the way. Im a lover of the little details that make your day unique…whether that’s wearing your grandmothers ring as we climb to the highest peak, or the fact that you ditched the shoes and chose to say your vows barefoot because your that free spirited!

I find that to capture your day best, your photographer should experience the raw emotion of your big day with you. The Thrill, romance, passion, happiness, and excitement!

I believe in knowing my clients personally, and fully understanding their journey together, in order to completely capture their big day in a way thats unique to them. My shooting style is energetic and fun, and I definitely have no problem blurting out the most random things to get you to smile and enjoy your time. I want you and your love to experience, and soak in every moment of your day, while I hang back and capture all of the beauty you both create together.

When i’m not shooting an elopement, you will find me exploring and hiking to find the best areas for my couples. As your photographer, I promise to be there in any way you need me… throughout the planning process, and on your big day! If you’re looking for a somewhat goofy photographer (aka 3rd wheel) thats really just in it for the champagne (totally joking…kinda haha), Then i’m your girl!

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Utah Elopement
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Malibu Elopement
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El Matador Beach Elopement
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Big Sur Elopement
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From lakeside "I-do's" with snow on the beach, to woodsy-snow covered cliff-side sunsets, and epic Airbnb candle-lit bubbly bathtub romance, Nikki will capture it all. An elopement package - 6hr session where every minute and moment was made the most of from the second she arrived. Her professionalism is on point! Communication was easy and she is so organized sending a helpful questionnaire prior to the shoot. She is flexible and will make sure to put YOU first. She will go out of her way to scope out the area by arriving early, just to find the best spot. The session could not have gone better! This is your photographer people! She is without a doubt the best of the best.Sincere, compassionate, innovative, willing to climb to capture the best shot, beyond talented and professional... Nikki Rivera, I can't thank you enough for your dedication and determination in providing a service that helps capture memories and moments in life. I'm in tears just trying to write this because I'm ALWAYS looking at our elopement photos in disbelief of how amazing everything turned out and being reminded of the perfect day we had. We have you to thank, to be forever grateful for, for guiding us and capturing the most important day of our lives. We CAN NOT thank you enough for that.

Lizzie & Jack

Nikki is absolutely the best! My husband and I were so lucky to have her as our photographer for our engagement photos and second day wedding shoot. She is so sweet and understanding especially with all the covid 19 precautions and the fires we experience is california this year - she still came to shoot us and found such stunning locations for our photos. It was our first time doing a photo shoot and we are so glad it was Nikki behind the camera. She made us feel so comfortable and confident - the pictures turned out STUNNING. Thank you Nikki!

Veronika & Mike

Nikki is amazing! If you want a creative out of the norm photos, contract Nikki. No more boring poses, but instead, glimpses of a moments.

Maria

Nikki was the photographer for our elopement and we are so, so, so happy with our choice! She was flexible, professional, and so friendly! We had originally planned our elopement for Sedona in April, but had to cancel fairly last-minute due to COVID, and she was amazingly patient while we decided where and how we wanted to reschedule, and she even kept the same price point despite choosing a new location for September in Sequoia National Park. She did a great job researching locations within the park to get the best shots and created a wonderful itinerary for the day. However, about 2 days before our day, the park was closed due to wildfires and we were stuck scrambling for a new location! Nikki put forth lots of new suggestions and ended up going WAY out of her way to photograph our elopement in Utah! She put together a new itinerary AND she picked up my floral bouquet and brought it for us :) and it ended up being the best day ever! Nikki did an amazing job directing our awkward selves into poses that looked and felt natural and went out of her way to take the most beautiful photos of us (like climbing up a mountain to photograph us on another mountain!) Not to mention her friendly, chatty nature made us so comfortable and the day seemed effortless. Our photos turned out absolutely gorgeous and better than we could have ever imagined! We had so much fun and we're so thankful for Nikki being there to capture our day! :)

Abby & Joe

Nikki is AMAZING! She captured our engagement and wedding day. My husband and I are pretty camera shy and she made us feel so comfortable in front of the camera. That was one thing I looked for in a photographer. She has an eye for beautiful poses and scenery. She captured every great moment for me that was important for me the day of our wedding.

Yesenia & Arturo
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