Helping Couples

create & capture


wedding photographer & videographer | downey,ca

We help craft amazing experiences for your intimate wedding & capture breath taking imagery you'll love

You don’t have to go the traditional route. Instead of dealing  with the stress of planning a big event and  inviting guests you don’t really care for, putting up with family drama, or wasting a ton of resources on things that don’t really matter to you – you can have an intimate celebration instead.
What do we consider an intimate wedding celebration? There are a few terms floating around such as “Elopements,”  “Mini-monies,” and “Micro weddings.”  The size may vary from just two people to a few dozen but at the heart of each of these is the desire to focus in on your love and what you truly care about – a handful of meaningful relationships,  seeking a bit of adventure through travel, and intentionally designing a day that is 100% yours.
YOU deserve an amazing personalized experience that’s just for you – with all the things YOU want, with a day that you and your partner have always dreamt about – and without all the headache of having a traditional wedding that you just don’t vibe with.
If you resonate with what you just read, then we’re the right fit for you.

Here at Rivas Photo and Film,

-We believe in living life to its fullest and sharing it with loved ones.
-We believe having rich experiences and close relationships is what makes life worthwhile.
-We believe in living a life you’re passionate about
-We believe you only have one life and no one should decide how you should celebrate your love except for you.

Delivering photos and videos you’ll love forever is just a start.  We will work with you to plan a unique wedding day itinerary that will fill your heart, invigorate your soul, and release some endorphins.  There are no cookie cutter templates.

After we work with you hand in hand to design a custom timeline, we will also help you with the travel logistics such as recommending local vendors and lodgings, acquiring any necessary wedding permits, and we can even help you with officiant services. Helping you take care of the details so you can be fully present and in the moment on your special day is our modus operandi.

And to add the cherry on top of a momentous day, our expert photography and filmmaking skill will capture the incredible moments of your love story, as well as the little but important details.  It doesn’t matter if you’ve always felt awkward in front of a camera or have never done a photo shoot before – we’ll make you look like naturals who have been doing it for years!  At the conclusion of this journey, you will own treasures that you can adorn your house with to remind you of the feelings you’ve felt that day and have priceless art that you can appreciate for the rest of your life.


Smiling Bride Reaching Out her Hand to the Groom


Bride and Groom with Backpack Climbing the Mountain


Couple Nose-to-Nose in the Dessert


Couple Arm Locked Walking in the Rooftop Near a Helicopter


Cropped Picture of a Groom Hugging the Bride From Behind


Bride and Groom Riding a Ferris Wheel


Couple Kissing While Holding a Night Lamp on Top of a Rock Formation


Couple Wearing a Traditional Clothes Man Kissing the Hand of a Woman



Our Services

We offer full day event photography and videography services in Downey, Ca and nearby area with unique art pieces to couples around the world.


Check out this film below from a recent destination wedding to Phuket, Thailand

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We not only take your pictures, but we capture your emotions and we immortalize the story of your day.

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We want you to have the best service experience possible from the beginning of the planning process all the way to after you’ve received your art pieces. We personalize the experience to each couple. We’re not just photo and video people but we actually care about you and making your whole wedding experience awesome. 

a bride looking staring on the window

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