Anton Rivera Photography: Blog https://www.antonriveraphotography.com/blog en-us Anton Rivera Photography (Anton Rivera Photography) Tue, 17 Aug 2021 16:25:00 GMT Tue, 17 Aug 2021 16:25:00 GMT https://www.antonriveraphotography.com/img/s/v-12/u773917915-o244887902-50.jpg Anton Rivera Photography: Blog https://www.antonriveraphotography.com/blog 120 80 Portrait Photography Happenings https://www.antonriveraphotography.com/blog/2021/8/portrait-photography-happenings Portrait Photography Happenings

Hello out there! Hope this Blog Post finds you well. Just would like to let everyone know what's happening, we had our booth at this years Ormond Beach National Night Out and had lots of fun and talk with many folks. Also we are now proud members of the Ormond Beach Chamber of Commerce and the St. Johns Chamber of Commerce. We still have the National and Local Adorable Child portrait contest going on. Many categories to win prizes. We are now offering Photography classes in many areas of photography from posing to lighting to photo walks.

This post is a short and sweet one. In closing i just want to stress to be careful out there. 

The Photography Team

Anton Rivera Photography

386-237-7600

www.AntonRiveraPhotography.com

 

 

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(Anton Rivera Photography) Adorable Children Portrait Contest high school senior sessions Holiday Pictures https://www.antonriveraphotography.com/blog/2021/8/portrait-photography-happenings Tue, 17 Aug 2021 16:22:23 GMT
Adorable: National Children's Portrait Contest https://www.antonriveraphotography.com/blog/2021/6/adorable-national-childrens-portrait-contest National and Local Children's Portrait Contest

This year we are participating in The Adorable National Children's Portrait Contest. We are also adding a Local element to the contest.

Their are many categories and Prizes. Grand Prize Winner is $1500! All the detail are under the Info tab of our website. It is free to enter contest. We can add a Image from any family or child portrait session. Their are 10 yes 10 categories. You can possibly enter into 4 categories. 

Categories are as followed:  0-6 Months, 7-12 Months, 13 Months -2 Years, 3-5 Years, 6-8 Years, 9-12 Years, Mommy or Daddy and Me, Buddies, Me and My Pet, Bloopers.

Like any contest their are rules. But the rules are simple for folks just harder for the photographer, as it should be. Photograph must be taken by Our Studio with the proper formats and Templates and summitted according to guidelines.( We take care of that part) Parent must sign and fill out a small form. That's pretty much it. The results are announced October 25, 2021.

 

Contest Entry Date Ends September 5, 2021. If interested please book a session early. Any questions please reach out to us.

The Photography Team

Anton Rivera Photography

386-237-7600

www.AntonRiveraPhotography.com 

 

                                          

 

 

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(Anton Rivera Photography) Adorable Children Portrait Contest ARPKids Child Photo Contest Child Portrait Contest https://www.antonriveraphotography.com/blog/2021/6/adorable-national-childrens-portrait-contest Sat, 19 Jun 2021 12:49:04 GMT
Pictures, Prints and Photo shoots! https://www.antonriveraphotography.com/blog/2021/5/pictures-prints-and-photo-shoots Pictures, Prints and Photo Shoots!

Pictures, Prints and Photo Shoots! I would like to give a little information on the subject. An image is just something that becomes a Picture when it has a personal meaning to someone. Well that is the way we like to explain what the meaning of the words image and Picture. An image could be color corrected, edited, or Retouched it also can be used in graphic artistry. A Print is the most common  output of a Picture. Other forms of output are Social Media Images, and Wall Art. Now Wall Art can be Large Prints, Table top Prints, Canvas, Metal Prints, Wood Prints, Acrylics and so on. Wall Art is the best way to display your Pictures. Another way to display your Pictures is to have Albums and Photo Books. 

I would like to touch on the subject of Social Media Images. Social Media Images are a secondary way, of displaying your Pictures, by no means should it be the primary means of displaying your Pictures. Social Media Images are a complimentary addition to Wall Art, Prints or Albums or Photo Books. Social Media Images are still electronic images and can be lost in seconds. Please keep this in mind.

Now on to Photo Shoots, Photo Shoots bring this all together. But lets start with what a Photo shoot is; it is the process of deliberately taking Images for a purpose as opposed to candid form of taking Pictures, which is taking of images in nature settings without the need for posing, articulate or artistic changes. Please realize I am not addressing the subjects of equipment choice, camera settings, lens choice, shooting styles, etc. I enjoy a combination of candid and posed Photo shoots. 

Photography is truly a science and an Art. I feel you need both in every Photo Shoot!

Happy shooting,

The Photography Team

All statements are the opinion of the writer of the blog.

 

 

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(Anton Rivera Photography) Anton Rivera Photography Baby Photography Family Photographer High School Senior Photographer Holiday Pictures Photo Studio https://www.antonriveraphotography.com/blog/2021/5/pictures-prints-and-photo-shoots Mon, 24 May 2021 12:13:24 GMT
Photography in Todays World https://www.antonriveraphotography.com/blog/2021/5/photography-in-todays-world Photography in Todays World

                         Photography in todays world, well maybe not the whole world, but definitely the way we see it at (ARP) Anton Rivera Photography. The world did snap many pictures this past year. But I feel the pictures meant a little more then they did in the past. It just feels so much more important to get those pictures of loved ones. All of us have been impacted by Covid-19. I personally lost a few friends. I definitely feel it has brought many families together at least in some ways.

Now on to better days, the future. Business is picking up, people are going out. Things are happening. Since Covid-19 slowed things down we had time to revamp our websites, offerings, packages, and social media. Come check out our improved website. Follow us on social media. Tell us want you think of our Google ads.

We have decided to participate in this years National Adorable Photo Contest. We have also added a Pet Adorable Contest. Many categories so check out our websites for more information and how to enter. 

Best Regards,

Anthony & The Photography Team

             

 

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(Anton Rivera Photography) high school senior sessions Pet Contest Photo Blogger Photo Contest https://www.antonriveraphotography.com/blog/2021/5/photography-in-todays-world Sat, 22 May 2021 11:46:42 GMT
Pictures, Prints and Photo shoots! https://www.antonriveraphotography.com/blog/2020/12/pictures-prints-and-photo-shoots Pictures, Prints and Photo Shoots!

Pictures, Prints and Photo Shoots! I would like to give a little information on the subject. An image is just something that becomes a Picture when it has a personal meaning to someone. Well that is the way we like to explain what the meaning of the words image and Picture. An image could be color corrected, edited, or Retouched it also can be used in graphic artistry. A Print is the most common  output of a Picture. Other forms of output are Social Media Images, and Wall Art. Now Wall Art can be Large Prints, Table top Prints, Canvas, Metal Prints, Wood Prints, Acrylics and so on. Wall Art is the best way to display your Pictures. Another way to display your Pictures is to have Albums and Photo Books. 

I would like to touch on the subject of Social Media Images. Social Media Images are a secondary way, of displaying your Pictures, by no means should it be the primary means of displaying your Pictures. Social Media Images are a complimentary addition to Wall Art, Prints or Albums or Photo Books. Social Media Images are still electronic images and can be lost in seconds. Please keep this in mind.

Now on to Photo Shoots, Photo Shoots bring this all together. But lets start with what a Photo shoot is; it is the process of deliberately taking Images for a purpose as opposed to candid form of taking Pictures, which is taking of images in nature settings without the need for posing, articulate or artistic changes. Please realize I am not addressing the subjects of equipment choice, camera settings, lens choice, shooting styles, etc. I enjoy a combination of candid and posed Photo shoots. 

Photography is truly a science and an Art. I feel you need to both in every Photo Shoot!

Happy shooting,

The Photography Team

 

 

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(Anton Rivera Photography) Holiday Pictures Photo Blogger https://www.antonriveraphotography.com/blog/2020/12/pictures-prints-and-photo-shoots Tue, 15 Dec 2020 15:46:28 GMT
Holidays Santa and Family Pictures https://www.antonriveraphotography.com/blog/2020/12/holidays-santa-and-family-pictures Holidays Santa and Family Pictures

These words just seem to go together, "Holidays Santa and Family Pictures". For some its a hectic time, for others its all happiness and enjoyment. With the onset of covid-19 its a challenge for all.

For myself, as a photographer, I am starting to see the happiness in the faces of people. I just wonder how this season will be for Holidays Santa and Family Pictures. Some don't seem to mind that Santa is behind a plexiglass. We purchased a new Santa suit and Elf outfit and are still planning to do Santa Pictures. All by appointment since the onset of covid-19. We still plan on photographing Families. We feel Family Pictures are more important this year then any other in a long time.

We make photography fun and affordable. We have Specials, Discounts and Giveaways daily. We have social media only Discounts and Giveaways. We are professionals not order takers, we pride ourselves on our client service and compassion. Our clients can communicate with us by text, messenger, email 24/7 or by phone during regular hours. We provide self scheduling on our website. We also have an outstanding referral program. 

The Photography Team

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#LifeTimeImages

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(Anton Rivera Photography) Holiday Pictures Santa Pictures" https://www.antonriveraphotography.com/blog/2020/12/holidays-santa-and-family-pictures Tue, 01 Dec 2020 11:39:10 GMT
Holiday and Family Picture Time Ho Ho Ho!!! https://www.antonriveraphotography.com/blog/2020/11/holiday-and-family-picture-time-ho-ho-ho Holiday Pictures

Instead of Ho! Ho! Ho! its more like O! No! O! No! Relax! Breathe! and get the duct tape, only kidding! I know it can be stressful at times. But I wouldn't change a thing. I still enjoy seeing all the kids running around, dressed in holiday attire! Love that interaction between the kids and parents. Seeing families coming together, love watching all the lip biting! I am not going to bore you with do's and don'ts of family photography. I just want to say one thing, find the right photographer! Ok, Ok one more thing I want to say before I let you go, I know, I know but I have to say it or they won't let me do any more  blog posts!

Anton Rivera Photography has easy Online Scheduling, so you can schedule when your looking at your calendar day or night, Online Ordering, so you can order and the other family members can order what and when they want, even out of state family. Online Galleries, which can be private. We take Credit cards. We are Licensed and Insured, peace of mind goes a long way. Background Checked because being safe and secure are important. We also provide Props, which it seems fewer and fewer photographers supply. We have Santa Claus, Buddy the Elf, and Grinch. Also Easter Bunny and many more. We even have Princess Disney Dresses for our Disney Princess Photoshoots and Steampunk clothing for our Steampunk themed photoshoots. Just a few ways we are different from the other photographers and photography companies out there! We also have Mini-Shoots, Limited Edition Shoots, Discounts, Specials and lots of Giveaways. That's it for this Blog post, until next post.

 

The Photography Team

 

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(Anton Rivera Photography) Holiday Pictures Santa Pictures https://www.antonriveraphotography.com/blog/2020/11/holiday-and-family-picture-time-ho-ho-ho Sun, 15 Nov 2020 15:31:29 GMT
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Studio supplied dress, Headpiece, backdrop and Olaf 

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A Different Kind of Photography Company https://www.antonriveraphotography.com/blog/2020/11/a-different-kind-of-photography-company                    What kind of title is that "A Different Kind of Photography Company"? They all state they are different. I decided to just explain what we offer and what we do in this post. So here it is; We are a Professional Portraiture Full Service Photography Studio Company. That's a mouthful, so I am going to break it down the way we at Anton Rivera Photography believes it to be. Professional means Insured, Licensed and Trained and follow all covid-19 Guidelines. Professional also means this is all we do Photography, its not a part time gig. Portraiture means portraits, not birthdays, videos, or what ever. Full Service means Online Scheduling, Online Galleries, Online Proofing, Online or in-person Ordering. You can order Prints, Photo Books, Albums, Wall Art, Metals, Canvas, Etc. Full Service also means Customer Service, We have a business phone line. We can be reached via Text, Email, Messenger, WhatsApp and traditional phone call. Photography means Photographs, not graphic artistry. Just pure organic photography. Studio means we have a place to shoot, with Profoto Studio Lights, Backdrops, Multiple Cameras, Multiple Lenses, Props, Etc. We differ at our studio in many ways, we offer some clothing use, Props, Headpieces, Ties, Hats, Disney Princess Dresses, Etc. Company means, we are incorporated, belong to photography associations, etc. For more information please visit our website:

www.AntonRiveraPhotography

Also text, message or email 24/7

The Photography Team

 

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(Anton Rivera Photography) Fall Festival Pictures headshot tuesday high school senior sessions Holiday Pictures Santa Pictures" https://www.antonriveraphotography.com/blog/2020/11/a-different-kind-of-photography-company Sun, 01 Nov 2020 15:16:41 GMT
Halloween https://www.antonriveraphotography.com/blog/2020/10/halloween Halloween

Ok, Halloween is just around the corner, it is, might not feel like it, but its coming. I will personally make the best of it as I can. Never thought I would miss the old days of Halloween, kids coming to the door, looking at all the creative costumes. Talking with the kids, parents, it all will be missed. I am trying to muster the energy to wear my Harry Potter Talking Sorting Hat. Halloween is in the top three of my Holidays' list. With the onset of Covid-19 how we live, has changed drastically. I would like to touch on one of these big changes, Family. it is great we spend more time with family. But too many of us are forgetting to record these memories. These memories will be cherished by you, your children and family. So take pictures, and please, be in the pictures. Many of us in the family who take the pictures are not in them. Be in the picture. Get family pictures taken by a photographer. Get Wall Art, display your children, wife, HS Senior, your baby. Remember Professional Photographs, are not just for your viewing, it for your future generations, its for others to remember you and your family in the future. 

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(Anton Rivera Photography) Halloween "Children Fall Festival Pictures Halloween Pictures Halloween" Holiday Pictures s https://www.antonriveraphotography.com/blog/2020/10/halloween Tue, 20 Oct 2020 15:46:59 GMT
October 2020 https://www.antonriveraphotography.com/blog/2020/10/october-2020 October 2020

               Well its here October 2020, it has been pretty scary all year. But life must and has to go on. We have new strange norms in the united States and around the world. Pictures (Lifetime Images) are and always will be important part of our lives and an important part of our History. i am not just speaking of United States History or World History i am talking about our own Family History. Please remember Pictures are not just for our family and ourselves Now. Pictures (Lifetime Images) are for future generations of our families. Please keep this in mind when thinking about pictures and why take them. One more thing I would like to touch on and that is Physical portraits. More and more people only have electronic versions of there pictures, and I am so sorry to say more and more people are losing their pictures. Please get hard copies of your pictures. Especially of children, Grand Parents, and distant loved ones. 

Ok, Now for what have we did for you, portion of our Blog. We have actually lowered our prices, which we were able to do by bring down our operating cost and other cost saving measures. 

We have new Halloween / Fall Festival Backdrops and Scenes. We are also running a great Promotion of $25 Halloween Shoots. Also we will be having pictures with Santa Claus, Buddy the Elf and the Grinch this year with a Special of only $25 so everyone can afford a photo shoot.

Be Safe, but enjoy life....Bring the kids in.....

 

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(Anton Rivera Photography) Holiday Pictures Santa Pictures" "Halloween Pictures" Santa Claus Pictures" "Fall Festival Pictures" https://www.antonriveraphotography.com/blog/2020/10/october-2020 Thu, 08 Oct 2020 11:05:47 GMT
Pictures and Covid-19 https://www.antonriveraphotography.com/blog/2020/9/pictures-and-covid-19 Pictures and Covid-19

Been a while, Lots of life changes for me personally not to mention the world! So the short version update. I am still alive! We Operate mainly in Florida. Serving Flagler, St. Johns, Duval, Volusia and surrounding counties. 

With the onset of Covid, we have strict protocols in place. Sanitizing has always been a top priority of yours, dealing with children and especially infants. We feel confident we take every precaution for our clients and ourselves.

With new technologies and streamlined procedures we have lowered our prices or at the least have kept them the same in the past 4 years. We have added new equipment, New Backdrops, New Lights. you get the picture. We are members of the Professional Photographers of America, Fully Insured, Incorporated and Background Checked.

Get your picture taken often, nothing is certain. Please remember pictures are not just for you but for other generations to know and remember you and our time on this planet.

My this find you in good Health and Spirits!

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(Anton Rivera Photography) Holiday Pictures Santa Pictures https://www.antonriveraphotography.com/blog/2020/9/pictures-and-covid-19 Wed, 09 Sep 2020 15:45:11 GMT
Class of 2019 https://www.antonriveraphotography.com/blog/2018/8/class-of-2019              Back to school already! Its crazy that summer is over. But its an exciting year for the class of 2019. With this school year already on the role our seniors are going to have a lot of exciting things to do this year. Senior pictures are one of the most important thing about senior year. But to tell you the truth that was not on my list of thing to do my senior year of high school 9 years ago. I never even thought about it so I never had them done. Believe me I regret it. I’m not really sure why I didn’t do them. Don’t be like me. Don’t miss out on capturing the wonderful memories of your senior year.
    Be on the look out for specials and promotions on social media. You never know what we are going to post. It could be something as simply as just stopping into the studio to talk to us and you will get a Starbucks gift card. We also have an App you can text Anton to 40691 to download the App.
    

 

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(Anton Rivera Photography) antonriveraphotography back to school class of 2019 high school senior sessions https://www.antonriveraphotography.com/blog/2018/8/class-of-2019 Sat, 11 Aug 2018 15:17:39 GMT
The Hot July https://www.antonriveraphotography.com/blog/2018/7/the-hot-july     Hey guys! It’s Sam. Wow, has it been a crazy busy month already. We have had a lot going on this month. On the 10th, we had our Official Ribbon Cutting. Member of the Shelby County Chamber of Commerce and the Mayor of Shelbyville were here. We had breakfast and coffee for everyone. It was a great morning. Everyone that attended were shocked to see how big the studio is and all the exciting costumes we have available. 
      July 11th we did a High School Senior shoot with Nathan Pulliam. That was my first shoot with a client. Let me just say it was amazing. We had so much fun working with Nathan and the Pulliam family. We shot for almost 4 hours. Anthony even let me play with the camera a little and take a few pictures. We didn’t just shoot in the studio we traveled to an outside location. We just wanted to give a big Thank you to the Pulliam family for working with us and giving us the opportunity to photograph Nathan’s High School Senior pictures. 
    This past Saturday we had Our Grand opening. Boy was it a hot. We had live broadcasts from 100.5 Kiss FM and 101.7 Froggy FM. We had a bounce house, snow cone machine, and ring toss for all the little ones to enjoy. We had hamburgers and hot dogs for everyone. It was a long and hot day but it turned out to be a great day. 
    We have a lot of events coming up the next few weeks. Be on the look out for specials and promotions  on social medial. We also have an App you can text Anton to 40691 to download the App. The App will have all our specials, promotions, giveaways, announcements and more! Don’t miss out. Until next time my friends.

Sam
 

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(Anton Rivera Photography) 100.5 kiss fm 101.7 froggy fm grand opening ribbing cutting https://www.antonriveraphotography.com/blog/2018/7/the-hot-july Mon, 16 Jul 2018 17:00:10 GMT
Anton Rivera Photography Staff and Information https://www.antonriveraphotography.com/blog/2018/5/anton-rivera-photography-staff-and-information      Hello! My name is Cara and i am happy to announce that I am the Lead Brand Representative for our Studios in St. Augustine, FL and Shelbyville, KY including our new 3000+ Sq foot Studio located at 488 Frankfort Rd in Shelbyville. I am a mother of two wonderful children with a passion for photography. I love wearing my cowgirl boots and getting muddy; but also enjoy wearing my dresses with my favorite pair of heels. I grew up in Kentucky as an only child with love for the camera being pointed at me. 

 The staff here at the studio is very outgoing and we all love to laugh and have a good time. We work as a ream as we capture the moments we all enjoy looking back upon. Our main focus other than capturing the special moments is making sure our clients feel comfortable and welcomed as we give them "Images for a  Lifetime" to place around their home.

     The owners enjoy traveling all over the world. They work well as a team and vibe off each other in a way that makes photography fun amd enjoyable. When we are not working at the Studio in Kentucky we are traveling to our Florida Studio near the beach. We specialize in Seniors, Heirloom, Pets, Tweens, Babies & Children, Families, Headshots and Portraits. If you would like to know anything else please feel free to ask us!

 

      Thanks, 

         Cara

 

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(Anton Rivera Photography) babies & children photos family portraits heirloom pictures high school senior sessions pets tweens photos https://www.antonriveraphotography.com/blog/2018/5/anton-rivera-photography-staff-and-information Wed, 02 May 2018 21:34:19 GMT
New Updates on the Studio. Grand opening coming soon! https://www.antonriveraphotography.com/blog/2018/3/new-updates-on-the-studio-grand-opening-coming-soon What at busy and exciting month it has been! We have been working extremely hard and long hours each day to remodel and prepare for the grand opening of the new commercial studio space.  We have laid down new floors, painted every room and just had new furniture deliver that will be great assets to every shoot.  We are ordering more props and wardrobe items in different sizes and for different concepts to help add to your experience and shoots!   We want to help you get the most out of each shoots you book with us!  You can find updated photos of the studio on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/AntonRiveraPhotography/

We have also created new app to help keep you posted on discounts, giveaways, announcement and more!   To get this app you can text Anton  to 40691  be sure to download it to your phone because there will be coupons and offers available only through the app! Trust me, you will not want to miss out on this!

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(Anton Rivera Photography) commerical studio coupons discounts download app headshot tuesday new app photoshoot givaways sheblyville kentucky https://www.antonriveraphotography.com/blog/2018/3/new-updates-on-the-studio-grand-opening-coming-soon Fri, 16 Mar 2018 16:58:12 GMT
New Year, New Studio! https://www.antonriveraphotography.com/blog/2018/1/new-year-new-studio We are happy to announce that we have a NEW 3,000 square foot studio location coming to Shelbyville KY!  We are currently in the process of remodeling but we plan to have our doors open March 1st!  We have special areas dedicated to Focusing on head shots for our "Headshot Tuesday" specials every week!  We also have very large, open areas that are great for family portraits, maternity, high school seniors, and even pets!   We are very excited and can not wait to open our doors, we will be updating you along the way so stay tune for our future posts! 

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(Anton Rivera Photography) doggy mondays headshot tuesday heirloom experience high tea keepsakes portrait experience packages storybook wee ones https://www.antonriveraphotography.com/blog/2018/1/new-year-new-studio Wed, 31 Jan 2018 17:15:10 GMT