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Rebecca Stark Photography

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5 December 2019

I have worked with Rebecca now 3 times over the last year and I can't recommend her enough. She first photographed my wedding and did such a phenomenal job capturing our special day, personalities and wedding vibe. Second time I worked with her was for a professional shoot and again, so easy to work with and the photos were incredible. This last time she photographed my extended family (including young kids) and again, photos were fantastic! She's so easy to work with, has great ideas/recommendations around shoot locations and photo set ups and and takes great photos. Seeing that I've worked with her in three different capacities, I can confidently say she's great for any and every occasion. I highly recommend you reach out to her! More...

Reviewed on Yelp

27 June 2019

Rebecca did an amazing job at our wedding! Her pictures are beautiful and we are so grateful that she was a photographer.

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27 June 2019

Rebecca did an amazing job at our wedding! Her pictures are beautiful and we are so grateful that she was a photographer.

Reviewed on WeddingWire

30 October 2018

My wife and I couldn't recommend Rebecca enough! Save yourself some time talking to anyone else and just hire her. We considered and chatted with four different photographers. From the beginning, her level of service, rapid response to an email, and supportive approach made her our favorite wedding vendor. She captured every one of the specifically requested moments we wanted. On the same weekend, we were one of three weddings she photographed and she delivered our photos exactly three weeks after our ceremony. More...

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11 October 2018

I solely signed up to wedding wire to review Rebecca AFTER my wedding.

My wife and I couldn't recommend Rebecca enough! Save yourself some time talking to anyone else and just hire her . We considered and chatted with four different photographers. From the beginning, her level of service, rapid response to an email, and supportive approach made her our favorite wedding vendor. She captured every one of the specifically requested moments we wanted. On the same weekend, we were one of three weddings she photographed and she delivered our photos exactly three weeks after our ceremony. More...

Reviewed on WeddingWire

30 September 2018

We are so happy we booked Rebecca to capture our special day. She was extremely professional, organizing and shooting all of the group photos after the wedding, and all of the pictures came out amazing. We had a wedding in the woods, and she found some great spots to pose for our pictures. We will definitely be using her again if have a need for a professional photographer. More...

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13 September 2018

We are so happy we booked Rebecca to capture our special day. She was extremely professional, organizing and shooting all of the group photos after the wedding, and all of the pictures came out amazing. We had a wedding in the woods, and she found some great spots to pose for our pictures. We will definitely be using her again if have a need for a professional photographer. More...

Reviewed on WeddingWire

30 July 2018

Best photographer around, perfect with children!

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30 July 2018

Really good photographer:)!

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30 July 2018

5 stars all the way Becky!! You are truly amazing at what you do!:)

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30 July 2018

Rebecca did a wonderful job at our sunrise anniversary photo shoot! She makes you feel comfortable, and has a beautiful eye for capturing images. She's also very responsive in answering any questions you might have through her website. Thank you, Rebecca! More...

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3 July 2018

Rebecca did my photography for my wedding. She took so many amazing pictures. And it was really smooth to work with her. I highly recommend her for everyone. More...

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4 September 2017

Rebecca was wonderful!! Showed up on time and captured all of the photos we wanted and then some. The came back quickly and are beautiful!!

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28 May 2017

Love Rebecca Stark!! She was wonderful capturing our families pictures, while we were on vacation in California. Living in Iowa, we don't get to have pictures taken on the ocean! So it was a wonderful experience!

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8 May 2017

Rebecca is WONDERFUL. We live out of town but got married in Carmel-by-the-sea. I corresponded with Rebecca via email and over the phone and she made the process of booking with her very easy. She answered every question in a timely manner which was greatly appreciated for a nervous bride. She did an amazing job with our photos and they turned out stunning. She knew what angles would look best and had us pose certain ways to make sure our pictures turned out perfectly. We are over the moon with her work and I highly recommend her. More...

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9 December 2016

Just had a shoot with Rebecca and she's a wonderful person to work with. She had tons of suggestions for backgrounds and effective poses, and her headshot Thursday deal is basically unbeatable for the professionalism she offers. I'd love to work with her again.

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9 September 2016

Rebecca was AMAZING! Do not go anywhere else, she is your photographer.  She shot my proposal to my (now fiance) in Capitola.  I am from out of town and found her here on Yelp. She helped me with suggestions where specifically to propose, and went above and beyond to accommodate on my "big day".  She even helped me locate some props I needed.  This was all very last minute on my part also.  Her communicate was very clear and prompt (as I waited until the day before my proposal to plan it lol).  Now for the photos.  WOW!!!  She took so many, and we expected to have 4-5 good ones that we wanted to print, but literally, there were over 50 winners we wanted to keep.  Rebecca is such a kind person, with an amazing skill to shoot photography, and knows the area, scenery, lighting, etc.  You can tell she really likes what she does and cares about her clients needs.  If there were 10 stars on here I would give her 10! More...

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28 May 2016

Rebecca was able to help us out with a last minute request for some executive headshots. She not only fit me into her schedule at the last minute, but was very creative with the photos that she took. I ended up with a some great pictures, turned out in a short amount of time, that I was very proud to use as an executive picture. Couldn't be happier with Rebecca's efforts and results More...

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28 May 2016

Let me start by saying I don't love having my picture taken, but I'm comfortable with Rebecca Stark directing me to look this way, or correct my posture that way, to make it so every shot looks flattering and natural. I hired Rebecca Stark Photography for my destination wedding on Kauai. She took care of everything, including pictures of family and friends during rehearsal dinner party, and the big day. We printed these shots as favors for our guests. Everyone was thrilled with their prints, and with Rebecca's way of getting the perfect candid and posed shots. She has an eye for exactly where outdoor shots will work best. I loved my wedding photos so much, I hired Rebecca again for professional and family portraits. Rebecca is creative, organized, and professional. It's very easy to work with Rebecca through email, or visit her at her studio on Center Street on Santa Cruz. I have never had a problem finding a parking spot, and she's located close to downtown. I would not consider trusting anyone else with my photography needs. More...

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27 February 2016

We used Rebecca Stark for our engagement and wedding pictures. We couldn't be happier. Our pictures are amazing!!!  I love the album we received. She is so fun, creative, professional, and the best at what she does. Rebecca goes above and beyond.  If you want the best photographer, read all these great reviews and hire her. You won't be disappointed. More...

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14 December 2015

Rebecca is wonderful! Not only does she take amazing photos, but she is also a pleasure to work with!

Reviewed on WeddingWire

12 December 2015

Having Rebecca work our wedding was the best wedding vendor decision we made, from start to finish. She is the definition of professional in every aspect of the job but also a joy to have around and work with. When it comes to choosing a wedding photographer it can be very stressful and tedious trying to find the perfect person who will not only capture the day but respect the style and type of ways you want to be photographed and Rebecca eases all those stresses.
She took our pre wedding photos and even suggested the perfect place my wife and I had no idea about but loved! When it came to the day she and her assistants were punctual and so professional I could hardly tell they were there. She worked incredibly well within our budget and offered many great options for everything from photo options to gifts and keepsakes.
I am confident when I recommend Rebecca and her services to anyone needing a fun and talented photographer for their wedding, they will not be let down and I am absolutely certain when I say that.
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11 December 2015

I didn't have a clear 'vision' for my wedding, nor was I brimming with excitement for being a bride -- mostly because I am a bit introverted and the thought of having everyone look at me, expecting beauty and poise, gave me minor heart palpitations. The idea of spending money to have someone take my picture (which I usually hate!) didn't exactly appeal to me either, but I knew I would want to preserve the memories of the day. After my initial meeting with Rebecca, I immediately felt at ease and practically even excited to make the most of my wedding day. Rebecca is a remarkable listener, and offered countless ideas and examples of what she could do creatively. I hired her on the spot during our first meeting -- I just honestly felt she 'got' me, and I completely trusted her to make me comfortable and to produce beautiful photos. My instincts in her case were spot on. Throughout the planning, Rebecca was incredibly responsive. She assembled an amazing team, showed up on time, and stayed for the whole day, hiking up and down mountain trails with all her equipment, snapping photos all the while. Her presence was a completely calming one, and as she shot photos, she put me and everyone else at ease, allowing us to relax and thoroughly enjoy the day. When she sent the photos shortly afterward, I was completely blown away by how well she had captured the day -- all my family and friends enjoying themselves, fantastic pictures of me and my husband (we aren't even very photogenic -- it was amazing!), all in the beautiful venue (Sequoia Retreat Center) in the redwoods. She offered the photos on multiple media, which made them easy to share with family and friends. The quality of the final albums she made for us is very high -- beautiful leather case, combined with high quality photo printing on thick pages. I can't say enough good things about Rebecca. Hiring her for my wedding was one of the best decisions I made! More...

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11 December 2015

We loved working with rebecca!!! She was very professional and managed to get everything done in our short time together- she even brought in an extra photographer so we wouldn't feel rushed! Our pictures came out beautiful and we were so happy we chose her!! Highly recommended- great prices and great results!! More...

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11 November 2015

We were so happy with our choice of selecting Rebecca to shoot our wedding. This being second marriages for both of us, we wanted to keep it simple. Rebecca was the only photographer in the area who was willing to work only three hours on a Saturday evening, versus the typical 5-8 hour packages everyone else required. Rebecca and her assistant took us to the Surfrider Museum before the ceremony to get some shots of the two of us. I thought we'd just go and get a few and be done, but they were willing to go to multiple areas to get a range of backgrounds. I loved her creative eye taking us to a field of dried grass and trees - the photos there turned out great!She was even willing to edit and send me a handful of photos just a few days after the wedding so I could include them in a slideshow we were showing at a hometown reception the next weekend. Everyone loved seeing them!Thank you Rebecca for beautifully capturing our day! More...

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22 October 2015

Rebecca took our photos on 10-10-15 for our wedding. She and her assistant were very professional, and she even brought in a third photographer at no extra charge so that she could get all the shots in she wanted in addition to those I had wanted. She even took us to the beach after our reception to get some photos of us on the beach and in front of a colorful hotel in downtown Capitola. Rebecca is a very talented photographer, and I am excited to see the photos she took!! I highly recommend her for any bride looking for a photographer for their wedding! Rebecca is affordable, talented, professional, and fun to work with. More...

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28 May 2015

We had the wedding at the Lodge at Pebble Beach last month and we are loving our wedding photos taken by Rebecca!

I was very surprised the day when she told me more than 500 photos from my wedding day were available for download! When I opened the folder and clicked on each image, it was like the playback of my wedding day--The moments she captured were so vivid and full of emotion! Although me and my husband did not have much time taking photos on different spots, Rebecca made it out on the 18th lawn for us. The portrait and first look Shooting process went super naturally and smoothly. She took many beautiful photos for my reception setting from her artist's eyes. Details speak the words!

she took a little extra time going through each photo and took the glare from the flash out of my husband's glasses, which we really appreciated. Her assistant Lezlie was also very helpful on my wedding day. She helped me carry my heavy dress train around and made sure the lighting was perfect.

Rebecca is such a passionate professional photographer. She made our memories! I would highly recommend Rebecca to be your photographer!
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21 April 2015

Rebecca has shot my professional head shot, my wedding, and my maternity shoot. She is amazing! She is so easy to work with, has tons of great ideas and a real vision for light and position. She even worked wonders with light at our beach ceremony despite my insistence that it be in the middle of the day when the light is not optimal. The wind was ferocious too and in most of the pictures you wouldn't know it! All of our staged shots are awesome and she and her assistant also captured so many beautiful and authentic candid shots that I love.

Rebecca is professional and kind and takes the time to get to know her subjects. Her pricing is affordable and she took a little extra time with touch ups on my headshot, which I really appreciated. I would highly recommend her for any type of photography!
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19 April 2015

My husband and I had a fantastic photo session with Rebecca last month! We needed to put together a book about us for our adoption journey. We brought along our two dogs and had a great time!  She is responsive, patient and fabulous! I love that she has a package that includes digital photos. Such a bonus!! More...

Reviewed on Yelp

22 January 2015

We had a great experience with Rebecca Stark as our wedding photographer. She did a fantastic job capturing our wedding, from the big moments to the small. There are lots of wonderful pictures of all our guests and my wife and I as we all enjoyed the wedding. Also, we got some wonderfully edited photos from her. Everything we received from her was tastefully done and very in tune with what we were hoping to get out of a photographer. I definitely recommend her to anyone in the Santa Cruz area. More...

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20 November 2014

Rebecca was a pleasure to work with, and I highly recommend her to anyone looking for a wedding photographer. When we talked to other photographers, they started talking about what they do, what their style and specialty is, and what sets them apart from other photographers. Rebecca was the ONLY one to ask what photography style we like and what we would like to get from our wedding pictures. She is very easy to work with -- she has a professional, but joyous character which, on the day of the wedding, helped put my guests and I at ease in front of the camera. Rebecca's prices were a little higher than others, although still competitive, and well worth it to have someone you feel comfortable around on your wedding day and confident in their skills. Our pictures turned out beautifully and we could not be happier with our choice of photographer for our wedding. More...

Reviewed on WeddingWire

19 August 2014

Rebecca was very flexible with changing package options around and discussing pricing options to fit our budget! She is very sweet and she makes you feel comfortable when taking pictures! ! She spent a lot of time with our engagement session and spent probably 10-12 hours with us at our wedding!! When it came to ordering pictures or an album she was flexible in accommodating us, as we had changed our minds about what we wanted to order after the wedding!! She was very accommodating again when we asked her to print our enlarged images 3 years later!!!! They came out perfect!! Thanks for everything Rebecca! More...

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1 August 2014

I went to Rebecca to get a professional head shot for my blog. Getting my picture taken has always stressed me out more than it probably should (I blame my OCD). Rebecca exceeded all my expectations. She's sweet, flexible, and a master of her craft. From lighting angles to background recommendations, she nailed it. If you are looking for a professional and talented photographer, your search is over. =) More...

Reviewed on Yelp

11 June 2014

I found Rebecca on Yelp and checked out her website and was completely blown away be her beautiful photographs. I contacted Rebecca about 2 months before I planned my small wedding (about 9 people. )
From the beginning, she was super communicative and easy to work with. She was super helpful about helping me find a ceremony site as I am from out of the area. We ended up at Bamboo Giant Nursery and I couldn't have asked for more!
Rebecca and her crew were such a pleasure on the day of. She is obviously very experienced and it shows. She is great at setting up photos and directing guests. In the planning stages, she suggested we go down to a nearby beach and take some more photos and I'm so glad we did. I just received the photos back today and I am super happy!!! All of the photos are stunning! I really could not have asked for anything more. Rebecca is amazing and I would highly recommend her to anyone in need of a photographer.
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11 June 2014

I found Rebecca on Yelp and checked out her website and was completely blown away be her beautiful photographs. I contacted Rebecca about 2 months before I planned my small wedding (about 9 people. )From the beginning, she was super communicative and easy to work with. She was super helpful about helping me find a ceremony site as I am from out of the area.  We ended up at Bamboo Giant Nursery and I couldn't have asked for more!Rebecca and her crew were such a pleasure on the day of.  She is obviously very experienced and  it shows. She is great at setting up photos and directing guests. In the planning stages, she suggested we go down to a nearby beach and take some more photos and I'm so glad we did.  I just received the photos back today and I am super happy!!! All of the photos are stunning!  I really could not have asked for anything more.  Rebecca is amazing and I would highly recommend her to anyone in need of a photographer. More...

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5 June 2014

What can I say about Rebecca Stark?

SHE IS AMAZING!!!

I was blessed enough to meet Rebecca at a Wedding Showcase in Santa Cruz some years ago. Our connection was instant. And I am fortunate enough to call her my friend. If you look at her pictures you will see that her skill is undeniable. She has an eye for art. She sees beauty in rare places. She captures color and light in a way I have never seen before. And she has the coolest sense of humor! 2 years ago, I asked Rebecca to take some shots of me. I went to her studio and found myself extremely shy – as I often am – in front of the camera! All I could see was this huge camera lens in my face, and the only thing I remembered to do was smile. But then Rebecca started talking to me, posing me, walking around with me. When I got back the proofs I was in shock! Those were honestly the best photos anyone has ever taken of me. SO, I knew the perfect person to help me with my Boudoir photos... Rebecca! I was paranoid about losing weight, having the perfect outfits, looking good. But Rebecca just instilled such confidence in me, and helped me to have a relaxed and fun time. I arrive at her studio, and she has a drink waiting for me. Thank goodness! I sure needed it. She walked me through the process. Gave me the appropriate amount of compliments to make me feel like I wasn’t such an elephant. And then started shooting - I love how she gets down on the floor with you, or shows you EXACTLY what she wants you to do. She’s not afraid to muss up my hair, or grab a piece of fabric and drape it over me for the “perfect shot.” She is tremendously talented! I’m pretty sure we ran over our studio time, but she had so much fun that it made me actually let loose and have fun myself. The end result? Perfection. The hubby loved it. And I looked insanely gorgeous, all thanks to Rebecca. Love you, girl. More...

Reviewed on WeddingWire

5 June 2014

What can I say about Rebecca Stark?SHE IS AMAZING!!!I was blessed enough to meet Rebecca at a Wedding Showcase in Santa Cruz some years ago. Our connection was instant. And I am fortunate enough to call her my friend. If you look at her pictures you will see that her skill is undeniable. She has an eye for art. She sees beauty in rare places. She captures color and light in a way I have never seen before. And she has the coolest sense of humor! 2 years ago, I asked Rebecca to take some shots of me. I went to her studio and found myself extremely shy - as I often am - in front of the camera! All I could see was this huge camera lens in my face, and the only thing I remembered to do was smile. But then Rebecca started talking to me, posing me, walking around with me. When I got back the proofs I was in shock! Those were honestly the best photos anyone has ever taken of me. Fast forward to this year. I'm getting married and want to do something out-of-the-box as a gift for my Groom. Boudoir sounds like the answer! But it doesn't feel like me to be "sexy" and "seductive". Let alone, I'm not comfortable showing so much skin on camera. I tried to "lose weight" or buy lingerie, anything!!! But now its crunch time, and I can't wait a second longer if I am going to get it done in time. I call the best photographer I know to do this job, and she tells me, "Girl, you're gorgeous. Let's just do this thing!" I arrive at her studio, and she has a drink waiting for me. Thank goodness! I sure needed it. She walked me through the process. Gave me the appropriate amount of compliments to make me feel like I wasn't such an elephant. And then started shooting. I love how she gets down on the floor with you, or shows you EXACTLY what she wants you to do. She's not afraid to muss up my hair, or grab a piece of fabric and drape it over me for the "perfect shot." She is tremendously talented! I tell her I need everything ready, proofs selected, book designed, and everything in record time... she doesn't even blink an eye. But assures me it will all be great. I'm pretty sure we ran over our studio time, but she had so much fun that it made me actually let loose and have fun myself. My husband loved his gift. It was tasteful and just the perfect touch of sexy. Rebecca is the obvious choice for Boudoir. She is the only person I would trust for this kind of project, and I appreciate her discreetness through the process. It was a wildly fun experience, and that is hugely attributed to Rebecca Stark. Much love, Rebecca. More...

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29 May 2014

Rebecca Stark offers a wonderful blend of fun and professionalism while getting your portraits done. In my case, I wanted a professional headshot for business to use on my social media networks. She took a number of fabulous photos onsite in her studio, then quickly offered me a selection to choose from and touched up ones I liked best. Rebecca Stark Photography is an excellent and reasonably priced service. More...

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12 May 2014

Love, love, love our wedding pictures! Rebecca and her assistant were AWESOME to work with. Rebecca was always available during the planning and organizing and had soooo many great and creative ideas! We had engagement pictures, pre-wedding, ceremony, post ceremony and reception pictures and they all turned out GREAT! There are so many beautiful pictures it's extremely hard to choose which ones to pick for our wedding album and enlarge for our wall. Rebecca definitely captured a timeline for a very important and special time in our life! Can't thank her enough!!! More...

Reviewed on WeddingWire

8 May 2014

We had a wonderful engagement photo shoot in Monterey and Carmel with Rebecca. She makes sure that you enjoy each moment by getting those fun shots with lots of laughter. I truly believe that Rebecca draws the love of the "moment" out in you. Our wedding was held outdoors and our theme was O'Hana. She captured that special moment in our ceremony using the flowers and light in every shot. Rebecca was the infinite professional, patient and happy to adapt to any setting.

We couldn't stop looking at the photos, it was like reliving that special day over and over again. I recommended her to our Catering Director and would not hesitate to recommend Rebecca for a wedding or personal photo shoot. She looks outside the box to capture your special day.
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30 January 2014

Your search for a photographer ends here - this woman is an artist, a  professional, and a wonderful human being.  Rebecca has photographed three major life events for me - my wedding and my pregnancy and my newborn baby. She's a delight to work with and her work is a delight. Every photo is frame-worthy, it's hard to chose between all the great shots. Her prices are super-fair and she'll give your event everything she's got. She's really groovy and mellow too which makes a photo session with Rebecca relaxed and fun and that comes through in the photos. More...

Reviewed on Yelp

26 November 2013

We hired Rebecca to do a quick studio session with our toddler so we'd have some pics for the Grandparents. The whole thing was very quick (essential for a two-year-old) and all I could remember from it was dancing like an idiot to get my kid to smile. I just prayed that there were at least a few good shots.  Well, haha ... "a few" turned out to be "many".  Less than two days after the shoot, Rebecca sent me a link to the gallery and I was really blown away by all the amazing shots she got ... moments captured on film that I hadn't even seen with my own eye when it was happening right in front of me.  I can't say enough about the quality and professionalism Rebecca brings to her photography.  Highly, highly recommend. More...

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29 September 2013

I am a newly wed and like any bride I was very worried about how my photos were going to turn out to mark such an important occasion. I can honestly say Rebecca is incredible she very much captured the emotion of the whole ceremony and I had no idea my husband and I could look that beautiful. She was very prompt, professional and we were so lucky to have her as our photographer! More...

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3 September 2013

Rebecca did a great job for us at our beach wedding. She took the lead in helping us with poses and shots that we would like. We felt like we had gotten a lot after about 45 minutes, but she was like, "You have me for an hour, let's get some more!" So we walked around and got some creative and fun photos. She processed them and got them back to us in two weeks! I love them! More...

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29 August 2013

We loved having Rebecca at our wedding. She fit right in and felt like another guest! Our photos turned out beautifully!

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