A good photograph is one that communicates a fact, touches the heart and leaves the viewer a changed person for having seen it. - Irving Penn

Artistic Wedding Studio

Artistic Wedding Studio is a boutique wedding photography studio founded by artist Cristina Isabel Rivera and based in South Florida, offering services nationwide. Rivera designed the studio to harness her talented team’s combined experience with photography, videography, and multimedia technology to create personalized works of art reflecting the distinct style of each couple. With over ten years of experience documenting special events, the AWS team will join their expertise with your vision to create a custom wedding package that will creatively tell your story. 

Artist’s Vision Statement

As a trained artist, I am first and foremost an observer of the environments around me. For over a decade, I’ve photographed individuals to capture the nuances of their spirit, focusing on what sets them apart from the rest of the world. I started photographing couples because I became fascinated by the way kindred spirits connect; their union simultaneously reflects the beauty of each individual and creates a new reality between them, both intimate and powerful.

I’ve noticed that most conventional wedding photography fails to communicate this rare meeting of souls. There seems to be set expectations for wedding photography, and often photographers follow a script, taking the “required” shots without attention to what makes a couple different from all the other couples in the world. This is why I founded Artistic Wedding Studio: I want to break from what’s expected and collaborate with couples to create works of art that showcase their unique relationships. 

Our Process

When you are ready to begin, we will ask you to send sample photos to get an idea of your style and what you are looking for. We will then meet with you in person to get to know you before the wedding and to brainstorm ideas. If you are not sure where to start, we can do the legwork, including scouting unique locations for shoots and collaborating with other artists. We are also available to design custom sets, create props, or paint murals for shoots. Our goal is to create the artistic experience you desire, no matter what it takes. After we set a plan and complete your wedding shoot, we will offer our creative editing services and provide access to high-resolution images as part of your photography package.

About the Artist

Cristina Isabel Rivera is a photographer, videographer, and multimedia artist with a background in fine art, documentary and event photography/film. She is a Miami native and studied Psychology at San Francisco State University in California. During her time spent in Northern California, she developed a strong affinity for nature through extended stays in the woods and was inspired to live more harmoniously with all that is natural. She explores spiritual growth through her artwork and collaborations; her projects consistently incorporate elements from nature and sacred geometry, focusing on the ways we are both singular and inextricably connected to each other.

Since returning to South Florida, Rivera has worked with top industry names such as Sean “P. Diddy” Combs and Brisky Gallery and has collaborated with community organizations, musicians, and choreographers. Her latest work reflects her appreciation for dance and new technology through projection mapping during live performances. She was recently recognized with a grant from The Knight Foundation for her work with Sound and Vision Miami. In addition to her artistic work, she is active in the community, sharing her passion for art through mentorship programs and art workshops.

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