Meet Rebecca

Rebecca's true passion lies in storytelling. She approaches a wedding commission just as she would an assignment from a travel magazine, mixing B-Roll with still life details, art-directed fashion influenced portraits, and raw documentary moments to tell a story that is so much greater than the sum of its parts.

She has a B.A. from NYU, where she studied Photography, Art History, and Aesthetic Philosophy. She combines her background in photojournalism and fashion photography to create a portfolio of images that capture her clients spirit, suspended in time.

Rebecca lives in Los Angeles with her husband Nick and their dog Margo. She draws constant inspiration from fashion and travel and has photographed in over 50 countries and six continents.

I’ve wanted to be a photographer since I was 12 years old, and while my path to weddings was unexpected, in retrospect it seems meant to be. I dreamt of telling epic stories that would outlive me, a window into the past for future generations to cherish. My love of photography brought me to NYU where I studied photojournalism, fashion photography and aesthetic philosophy, focusing on photography’s ability to mold the way we see the world. After years of working in fashion photography and photojournalism I found my passion in documenting weddings with a unique editorial style. I love that on the same day I get to create wildly romantic portraits, style still life vignettes, and then become a fly on the wall recording some of the rawest, most vulnerable, achingly beautiful moments of our lives. All of those images come together woven into a unique tapestry that captures the unique ephemeral essence of your wedding weekend.

My aim is to create a layered and nuanced portfolio of images that transports you back to the magic of your wedding day and will stand the test of time for decades to come. I seek out luminous light, a beautiful setting and gently art direct when needed—all while letting the magic unfold in front of my lens. My intention is to seek out where raw meets refined—capturing the intersection of your most exuberant authentic self with your most confident sophisticated self. I subtly imbue my clients with confidence—art directing rather than posing—never interrupting a moment, but giving direction so you can trust that your wedding memories are in good hands.

When I create an image, three questions run through my mind: how is the light, is the composition dynamic and is it flattering? The first two are important, but won’t matter if you don’t like the way you look in your photo. A great image should have all three. Most people can identify an image they like, but will not know why they like it. It is my job to know. It is my job to create compositions with the same intention of a neoclassical painter, with the awareness of light of an impressionist. Because at the end of the day that’s all I’m doing, painting with light, which is the literal definition of photography (photo=light, graphy=drawing). 

One of my favorite aesthetic philosophers, Roland Barthes, broke down his analysis of a photograph into two parts: the studium and the punctum. The studium is what a photograph denotes. It is subjective. Every photograph has one. The punctum, however, is personal. It is what the photograph connotes. It is what jumps out of the photo and wounds you, personally connecting you to the image. The punctum can coexist with the studium, but it changes it. It transforms an image you like into an image you love. My intention is to create images full of punctum- images that pierce you. Images that stay with you for the rest of your life. Images that capture the spirit of the fleeting microcosm you create for your wedding weekend that get to exist suspended in time, living eternally.

Artist's Statement

I am a believer in love knowing no bounds. I am committed to the promotion of diversity, inclusivity and celebrating our differences as they are what makes us beautiful. I pledge as a business to accept, respect and include clients, employees and fellow vendors of all races, colors, religions, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, special needs, or disability. I pledge to be an active participant in the collective journey to overcome the fear of difference and replace it with the power of inclusion.

My studies in school focused on how photographs not just mold the way we see the world but how they can actually change the world. My photographic heroes are Jacob Riis and Lewis Hine who brought an end to child labor in America and brought housing reform to the tenements of New York through their images. I will always have a love for documentary photography and I work with many non-profits both in Los Angeles and internationally. I am a member of UNICEF's Next Generation Board and have been in the field with them in Rwanda and Mexico and serve as an ambassador and advisory council member for VOW for Girls. In addition, my business actively supports WWF, Black Lives Matter, GLAAD, The Birthday Party Project, and Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, among others. I am a proud member of the VOW Pro+ network, which is dedicated to ending child marriage across the world. Check out the organization and the incredible work they do by clicking on their logo below.