The Photographer

MEET randy


“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. I did not wish to live what was not life, living is so dear; nor did I wish to practice resignation, unless it was quite necessary. I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life,
– Henry David Thoreau
“There are friends, there is family, and then there are friends that become family.”
– Unknown


“Hello there!”

“I’m Randy Ignacio, the heart and soul behind Rivas Photo and Film. Welcome to a space where love takes center stage, and celebrations are as unique as the stories they tell.

I believe in taking the road less traveled and going off the beaten path. I believe in following your heart and your passions and living life to the fullest.  I believe that a good life includes deep meaningful relationships, seeking new adventurous horizons, and being in service to a cause bigger than yourself..

The way I got into photographing couples’ intimate weddings was 10 years ago, I started traveling to national parks with close friends. I would enjoy the experience of sharing silly moments, seeing beautiful sunsets, connecting with each other through deep conversations, and all the while snapping photos with my phone.  

They’d go on to use the photos for their social media, their dating apps, and their businesses.   Eventually they started asking me to take their photos for their life events like engagements or birthday parties and over time it evolved into me taking pictures for their wedding day.

From that humble beginning, my passion for connecting and capturing others’ joy and authentic selves in nature has only grown.  I love planning and living the adventure along side others.  The only difference is now my camera’s are better and my plans are more epic but the heart remains the same.


Fur Babies: A golden retriever named Sunshine

Hobbies: Tennis, MMA, Hiking, Photography♥ (duh)

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