About Mercy | Red Mountain High School | Mesa Senior Photographer

About Mercy | Red Mountain High School | Mesa Senior Photographer

Meet Our Guest Blogger, Mercy Rivera

Hey guys! After Alli posted her intro I figured it was time for me to post one as well!

My friends!

To start off like my fellow blogger, here are some my favorite things:
Black, Burgundy, and grey.
Pizza, burgers, soup, and Wings (I’m a big fan of spicy food!)
The Good Doctor, Stranger Things, Black Mirror, Leverage, Sherlock and American Horror Story! (I like a good variety)!
My bed (for napping, which happens on the daily), outside stargazing at night, where ever my dog is, the movies and Anywhere my friends are!
Athletic activities:
Yoga and the occasional hike to a pretty scenery!
Corpse Bride, Evolution, The Artist, Midnight in Paris, Doctor strange, Alice in Wonderland (the original animated one) and Crimson Peak! (I’m a movie fanatic! I’ve seen so many it’s hard to choose!)
Florence and the machine, Lorde, Nina Simone, Lesley Gore, Nancy Sinatra, Melanie Martinez, The Weekend, Two feet, and Natalia Lafourcade.
Winter and Fall

The origin story (of ya girl)

The journey of my hair …

I was born in Gilbert, Arizona. When I was around 8 my family and I all moved to California where I pursued a career in Acting and modeling. Until we moved back to Arizona for my dad’s work (I was 14). When I moved back I told my parents I wanted to go to a regular school instead of online school which I’d been doing since Middle school. I transferred to a public high school my sophomore year and I graduated in May of 2017! In case you were wondering, I’m Mexican, both my mom and my dad are Mexican (My mom is part Irish). I have 2 older brothers and a fluffy dog named Laika! My family is full laughter, sarcasm, and really good food. I met Michelle through mutual friends and immediately hit it off! Since then we’ve become good friends and I’m always down to help her out!

Fun things about me (maybe) 

Besides having a professional background in acting and modeling I also enjoy Art. One of my favorite things to do is to go to art museums with a good music playlist and walk around! Other than being an artist on the side I’ve always had a passion for writing. I’ve always got new ideas for poems, novels, or short stories! I love reading H.P. Lovecraft, Edgar Allen Poe, and Lewis Carroll, anything out of the ordinary and exciting! Scary movies and paranormal based YouTube videos are an obsession. I also love to sleep which makes me bad at replying to people! Exploring places and having Adventures is something I’m always down to do! One of my favorite forms of art is tattoos and I’ve been obsessed all my life with them! I was the first one family to get a tattoo! I got my first one when I was 17 after years of begging. It’s for one of my brothers that passed away a long time ago. The second one I got was when I was still 17. It’s a nickname my mom calls me. I love tattoos and I can’t wait to get more! I can’t sit still for too long or I’ll get bored (unless I’m sleeping)! I love changing my look up or adding to it. Like getting different haircuts, hair colors, tattoos etc.!

My beautiful fluff!

What I’m doing right now (mostly sleeping)

Currently, I’m going to a local Community College then transferring to a 4-year university. I’m working towards getting my B.A. in Creative Writing! Getting my degree in this gives me the freedom to do a variety of things I like doing, I could use it to help become a journalist, novelist or a lyricist to name a couple. What I’m going to minor in is still under debate. Recently I went back into the tattoo shop (now 18) to get more ink. Currently, I have 16 tattoos, they’re all on my upper arm. I went with my brother and he got his first Tattoo while we were there! I still love to model! Professionally, I usually shoot with Michelle (as you can probably tell), I also do some shoots for fun with my friends/family! Both usually give me awesome pictures to post on social media!

I hope you guys enjoyed getting to know me more! I’ll be writing more often so stay tuned!

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About Alli | Red Mountain High School | Mesa Senior Photographer

About Alli | Red Mountain High School | Mesa Senior Photographer

Hey lovelies!

I thought it’s about time to introduce myself to you all.  Here are some fun facts about me, so you know who is writing some of these articles for you all!

First thing’s first, Here are some of my favorites! (It’s hard for me to choose my absolute favorites, so you’ll see I have a couple of answers for every category!)

Color: Pink and mint.

Food: Mashed potatoes and gravy.

Cereal: Krave, or Blueberry Morning. I love cereal. It runs in my family! 

Candy: Lindor Truffles. They are so, so divine!

Show: This Is Us. Oh, my gosh you guys, if you haven’t seen this show, you need to. It’s incredible!

Movie: This one is a hard one. My all time favorite has to be While You Were Sleeping, but I also love Inside Out and You’ve Got Mail. I love a lot of movies!

Team: BYU, of course!

Music Artist: Dodie Clark, Sleeping At Last, Ed Sheeran, etc. I love music and I love a lot of artists!

Season: Spring. I love how everything blooms, the weather gets warmer, and things are so hopeful. Fall is a close second, though! Nothing like changing leaves, hot chocolate, and good company.

Holiday: Christmas.

Restaurant: Oregano’s. Kneaders is also another one of my favorites (when in Arizona, I go there WAY too often, ask any one of my friends!), along with Panera and Noodles and Company.

Musical: Wicked. Some of my other favorites include Dear Evan Hansen, Les Miserables, and Hairspray.

On top of the Rockefeller Center with my besties!

I grew up in Des Moines, Iowa. I was born and raised there and loved it! I love all four seasons and how it’s not super populated. I love that I grew up in the same house for most of my life, and so many memories were made there. Iowa is beautiful, and it’s definitely a beauty most people don’t see or appreciate!  In 2015, when I was entering my junior year of high school, my family picked up our life in Iowa and moved to Arizona. This move was for several personal reasons, and it was perfect for our family. I am so grateful I could move to Arizona and attend Red Mountain High School. I participated in choir all throughout high school, and it was such a blessing in my life! Choir was the reason I gained so many great friends here in Arizona. I even got to travel to New York City with some of my very best friends because of it. Plus, if I didn’t move, I wouldn’t have met Michelle (not only is she a fantastic photographer, she’s a great friend)!!

I got the idea from Pinterest.

I am currently studying at BYU-Idaho. As of now, my major is Marriage and Family Studies with Art Education as my minor. I think it’s very interesting to learn about different family dynamics, and how vital family relationships are today. My passion is being creative and making things beautiful. Pinterest is my JAM. I love hand lettering (some refer to it as “modern calligraphy”), and will be uploading an article soon about this! I take most of my inspiration from Pinterest and Instagram, but am starting to branch out and create my own designs.

Life hasn’t always been easy. I struggle with some mental health issues, and have since I was little. While it’s not always easy, I am so grateful for it because I have learned so much about myself! I know that we all have our own struggles and challenges. Some of you, like me, may have mental health struggles. Some may have family issues, some may struggle with addictions. Whatever it may be, don’t let those struggles weigh you down! Be confident in knowing that you are becoming stronger and a better person. Use your challenges to help others. Whatever you’re going through is for a reason!

Well, that’s a little about me! If you have any questions at all, leave a comment down below and I’ll answer as soon as I can!

Much love,