Our mission is to professionally capture and preserve unforgettable memories through photographic means using journalistic methodology, while establishing, maintaining, and growing positive relationships with those who have trusted us to step into their lives.
Founder Rob Rivera has been captivated by photography since getting a taste for composition and the development of 35mm film early on. Since 2009, he has worked tirelessly at his passion and has advanced his knowledge and apparatus, granting him the opportunity to capture moments he once could only envision.
Rob Rivera Photography has expanded its reach, and now primarily serves New York City, Philadelphia, and Central New York, including Syracuse. Additionally, we cater weddings throughout the United States and internationally, to include destination weddings.
Meet Our Staff
Rob is a former Senior Correspondent for First Responder News, former Photo Editor of Quo Vadis News, and has made regular submissions to numerous press agencies. He holds a Masters in Public Relations from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, one of the premier communications institutions in the United States. Now a professional member of the National Press Photographer's Association and the New Jersey Professional Photographers Association, he has expanded his reach, covering an area from New York City, to Philadelphia, to Central New York, and beyond.
Jessica is the newest addition to the Rob Rivera Photography family, joining in 2019 synchronously with the company's reach into the greater Central New York region. She is our primary second-shooter for weddings, as well as large special events. Her specialty is in portrait photography, including headshots, boudoir, graduation, and family photos. Additionally, Jessica maintains our client records and is a shared partner of Rob Rivera Photography, LLC.
Katherine is a graduate of Seton Hall University's Cinematography and Film/Video Productions. Currently, she works with a prominent national film studio and is an event and portrait photographer with Rob Rivera Photography. Impressing many by her ability to take beautifully composed photos, she captures moments by transforming her imagined vision into reality. Utilizing Canon DSLR technology, she has experience in different types of photography such as portrait, maternity, and weddings.
"Thank you so much for doing an amazing job on our wedding. I know Italian families can sometimes be...."challenging", but you accepted the challenge and aced it! We met you as a vendor, became our friend, and left as a member of the family. I can't thank you enough for the details you covered and the way you seamlessly made the day flow while making sure we accomplished everything we wanted to that day. Once again, thank you from the bottom of my heart. Grazie mille!"
"This is long overdue!! Where to begin?? When my then-fiancee and I first booked with Rob, I specifically remember him saying, "There are a hundred things to stress about when it comes to wedding planning. You might worry about the caterer or the limo, or anything else, but photography is the one thing you will NOT need to stress about." He couldn't have been more correct! Rob kept us in the loop, following up with us as the day approached, asking how plans were going, making sure we were on track, and verifying all of the details. We felt as though we had a wedding planner, rather than simply a photographer - which was nothing short of AMAZING! He even had us thinking about and considering details that made our special day so incredibly personalized, guiding us in various ways, including incorporating some of our family members that are no longer with us. On the day of our wedding, he was with me from the very first morning mimosa with my maid of honor until after the lights had come on at the end of the night. His energy was limitless. Throughout the day, he and his assistant respectfully kept us to our itinerary, while making the entire bridal party relaxed and enjoying the day. Also noteworthy, he interacted extremely well with my entire family and friends - sometimes not the easiest people to get along with - and was sure to take every shot we had requested. When you book with Rob & his team, you're not just getting a photographer, you're getting a new member of the family and a lifelong friend!"
"Rob is a phenomenal photographer. He doesn’t just take the ‘standard’ photos, he captures real moments. Moments that would otherwise slip right by and become just a faded memory. His keen eye and attention to detail brings those moments to life and captures them to live on forever. One of the best people to work with and have by your side to capture every single moment possible."
"Working with Rob was truly a pleasure, from start to finish. I'm a planner with very high expectations and my wedding was no exception. Rob met with my now husband and I to show us package options and discuss pricing, etc. That was about a year and a half before the big day and Rob and I were in contact quite often throughout that whole time. He is very responsive and thoughtful in his answers. Throughout this process, Rob took the time to learn exactly what I wanted captured on my wedding day; people, places, moments, etc. On the big day, he and his staff were with us from 7:30am-11pm! They captured every moment from hair, makeup, getting ready, first looks, ceremony, cocktail hour, reception and more. Rob gave good instruction when needed and was great with the young flower girls, who can often a bit difficult to capture smiling all at once. More importantly, though, was that Rob knew exactly where to be and when to be there because he took the time to know me and what I wanted before our big day. This was definitely evident when we received the THOUSANDS of proofs! Rob and his staff not only captured every moment, but captured them beautifully. We are also very grateful he photographed our parents' remembrance charms and photos in a way that made it feel like they were with us there the whole time. He even helped me to create an image just like the one my mom had photographed on her wedding day. Rob's dedication to this project went beyond the proofs, though. He was very accommodating to our personal need to change our smaller parent albums into one larger album and worked with us the whole time providing recommendations on design. We were absolutely floored when we received our album in the mail. It's stunning and the perfect way to remember our perfect day! I would 100% recommend Rob Rivera Photography for your photography needs, especially all things wedding!"