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Jillian Rivera

Hello! My name is Jillian, you can call me Jill. I always used to go through my grandmother's stuff as a child (everyone did that right??). I came across her Canon point and shoot one night and asked her if I could take it home with me. I never put this camera down from then on. I then asked for a better camera for Hanukkah and I finally got a "better" point and shoot. It was about freshman year of high school that I got my first DSLR. It was a match made in heaven.

My friends would let me take photos of them, and I started taking self- portraits with the 10-second timer too. I would set up my camera on my tri-pod and run back and forth looking at the shots I had taken of myself. After getting comfortable in front of the camera, I began to gain more confidence in myself. I then moved on to getting paid for photos of friends. My first high school senior portrait session was my freshman year of high school. I then fell in love with the idea of celebrating the victory of graduating high school students with a beautiful photo session.

I’m a lover of hot summer days, jewels, confetti, small things, gold, glitter, laughter, candles, flowers, jars, Coca-Cola, makeup, hand-written notes, cats, beaches, Daisy Eau So Fresh, Chanel Mademoiselle, dresses, white, watercolor, chocolate, mac & cheese, lemonade, crème brûlée.