A. Rivas Photography | About

Behind the Camera

photo by Kenny Gilman Photography.photo by Kenny Gilman Photography.

Hello, and thanks for stopping by!

First off, let me introduce myself. I'm Amado and I'll be your photographer today! I graduated from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University with a degree in Technical Management.  I've always had a fascination (my wife would call it an obsession) with all things aviation.  As a kid I dreamed of being a pilot and making that my career.  Even though life took me in a different direction, my head remains in the clouds. I'm always looking up when I hear a plane flying over head.

I grew up playing baseball and performing in some way shape or form.  I played the trumpet from 5th grade all through high school. I was in every drama production in high school, and I was the Choir President my junior and senior years.  What can I say; I enjoyed being in front of a crowd.  After high school I hung it all up and I joined the Navy.  It wasn't until my youngest son was born in 2009 that I picked up a proper camera and snapped my first photo.  I was hooked!  And now here I am.

I'm not like any other photographer in Kings County.  I'm a portrait photographer...that's it!  I specialize in high school seniors and family portraits, as well as headshots.  I pour all my effort in to making your photo shoot the best portrait experience you've every had. I aim to draw out your genuine expressions and give you the best photographs you've ever had!  Your photo shoot is more than showing up and taking your pictures.  It's about getting to know YOU and making your portrait vision a reality!  I'm passionate about printing your images!  I TRULY believe that print is the final product of portrait photography. Anything less and you're selling yourself short.  So, let's go make your portraits and lets get them up on your walls!

See You Soon,





photo by Kenny Gilman Photography