My name is Lilly Vivado and I began this website on July 12th, 2017. It’s purpose as of now is to serve as an online portfolio for my interest in photography; however I’m sure it will be continually evolving alongside of me.
My love for taking photos honestly began when I was really young after discovering my dad’s film camera from the 80s, but it wasn’t until recently that I had the opportunity to take the time to invest in it.
From age 7 up until about 8 months ago, most of my time was dedicated to the sport of swimming, as I was a full time athlete from the beginning of elementary school and through my first semester at UCLA (where I am still currently attending). Deciding to end my career as a athlete opened up more free time than I had ever been familiar with. This freedom ultimately forced me to realize what my passions outside of the pool are; and I have learned more about myself in these past 8 months than I believed was possible.
Shortly after my departure from swimming I began an internship with an amazing photographer in Los Angeles, who not only teaches me so much, but also opened my mind to the idea of cultivating a lifestyle around what you enjoy.
As I am building this portfolio, these photos will most likely consist of shoots with friends, or that I am hired for, new findings, anything fitness or wellness oriented, and possibly a couple of self portraits.