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chad & samira | us arboretum + national portrait gallery engagement


Love this.. Totally gorgeous x

LOVE THESE SHOTS!!!!! Oh! Every one is just stunning!

Oooh I loove. Museums are the best for sessions. Yes yes.

Goodness, Rebekah! These are stupendous. The one where they’re (kissing?) behind the skeleton is genius. 🙂

I love the light in that atrium and have thought pics would be delightful. And with your skill they were. All your choices of cool architectural spots to highlight the couple were interesting and served the portraits well.

Impressed. Per usual.

your work looks like it comes out of a dream. I adore it.

Emily

Ahhhhh! So beautiful – this is where I wanted to do Charlie and my engagement pictures, but timing and location just didn’t work out. I love love love it & the columns kill me!

travels : puerto rico + california

Some years I travel a lot for work, and this is one such year. About half of my jobs are in another state or country, and I’m so so grateful. Grateful doesn’t seem true enough… more like a slight shock when I think back to all the experiences I’ve had because of my photography and the clients who hire me. I photographed some weddings recently in Puerto Rico and California, and I’d the pleasure of friends along for the ride so here are some shots of our good times together.

But first!

It’s easy to envy lives based on what you see online, and I think the biggest mistake is envying a photographer’s life. If you think about it, we’re professionals at the art of making a situation look interesting than reality. I’m always hesitant with posts like this since I know there are plenty of people who don’t get to travel and wish for it, and I don’t want to be just one more person instagramming my so-called perfect life. I’ve been thinking about this all year and I don’t know what the solution is.  There’s no point sharing the sad bits because this isn’t the place, but sometimes it feels misleading to show the grandness.

I don’t exactly know what I’m trying to say or hoping you’ll think – but just remember that everyone has their own brightest days, and each is learning to love the skies they’re under.

Puerto Rico for Clyde + Caroline’s wedding

California

the Getty

my sister-friend Carrie and her bundle of beautiful drooling joy

Yosemite!

Asriel Greendyk

I LOVE how you put the opening paragraphs. So simple. So true.
And, for the record, the pictures in this post are beautiful and tell a beautiful story.

I know that this may have been a bit of a catch-up “what I’ve been up to” kind of post, but the beauty of some of these photos is spirit moving. Thanks for sharing, Rebekah!

Those last two photos. WHAT. How can that be real????

Beautiful, friend. I love seeing your adventures and I’m so grateful you can travel and do what you love at the same time.

Jennifer

Amazing.
Powerful. True. Sublime. Exquisite.

Especially the last two photos. And the first one. And all of them.

I love how honest you were in this post, Rebekah; I think people need to hear that. Way to be brave and not afraid of sounding boring :).

Oh, and the second to last picture is beyond belief…fantastic

This post made my heart near bursting from all its raw pure magnificent but real-life beauty, Rebekah. It really was amazing. Having not gone anywhere myself but dreaming about traveling one day, this post wasn’t discouraging, but rather inspirational and exciting. thank you for that, love. <3 🙂

Truth. 🙂 Love you friend and love our time and adventures together! i love seeing the world through your eyes!! p.s. that babe is cuuuuute!!! 🙂

Thank you for giving a REAL outlook. This is rare in our day of cyber-world and is a refresher to read.

I’m still a fan of your eye with photos… Thank you for posting the personal ones too.

Wow..wow & wow! X

buck & sarah | washington dc engagement

The weddings of wedding professionals are always special in a fascinating way, when the photographers and florists and designers find themselves on the other side of the craft they’ve poured their heart into.

When one such photographer is also a longtime chum – one who lives to encourage those around her through their hard days and bright nights with countless reminders of the love of Christ – when you get that midnight text with the ring and the hand and the glittering words,
it’s a sweet joy of finally, it’s her turn.

So here’s to you, Sarah.
Cheering for you and your exceptional man, and this Pollyanna-come-true time of life.
Xo.

 

these are wonderful

Next level, Bekah. So so so beautiful. And they are just beaming and full of joy. Love all of these. 🙂

So much win. Yes yes. Bravo.

Kristi

Wow. Breathtaking and beautiful.
You make the ordinary look extraordinary and everyday life in love look so desirable.

I love you and your images, Rebekah J.

These are BEAUTIFUL! So excited for these two (:

Juliet

wow. so. perfect. tears of joy.

Oh man. I love this. It’s so sophisticated, but not too heavy and moody! Excited for you both and can’t wait for y’all to be MARRIED!!

Tears. Love this. You’ve captured us SO perfectly.

Wow! I absolutely love these photos. What a fun idea to have them sit down and do an activity!

Lauryn

Oh, this is goodness!! Congratulations again Buck and Sarah!! Tori and I were just talking about a night a couple years ago when we all went to see Bekah speak at SmugMug in DC and we were standing on the curb talking about “this guy” and how exciting and confusing it was. 🙂

NO WORDS!!! This is so amazing. Sarah, you deserve every ounce of happiness the world can give you. Love every image!

Rebekah!!
I was so hoping you´d photography Sarah & Buck the first time I saw this ring snapshot on Twitter!!! SOOOO COOL! I´m sooo happy for you guys! And these images just filled me with incredible joy about your love and beauty and photography and ah! All!
I love every single one of the images!!
Extra joyous hugs from Germany! ~ Saluti.

Turned out amazing!! Great job and congrats to Sarah 🙂

They are SO darling. Beautiful captures, Rebekah!!! YAAAY, Sarah and Buck!!

SOOO happy for them! Sarah is going to be such an amazing bride and better yet…wife! They are beautiful Rebekah!!!

oh. so. lovely. Rebekah!!

Super excited for Buck & Sarah. yay-yay-YAY!!!!

So lovely!

I love these!!! So perfect and unique. 🙂

Oh so beautiful, in every way.

Beautiful, beautiful pictures!

eeeeee! i’ve been dying to see these. every single one is just PERFECT. so sweet, so happy! <3

I am SO GLAD I stumbled across these!! Ahhh! They’re absolutely fantastic!

Absolutely perfect – lovely images, Rebekah. Have been following Sarah’s blog for quite a while now, so it’s especially enjoyable to see these precious photos!

What a beautiful couple and gorgeous images! Thank you for sharing! I am so excited for Sarah and Buck!!

These are perfect, Rebekah! They couldn’t get any more adorable, could they? hehe 🙂 Congrats, Sarah!!

love these!!! how exciting =)

Oh! These are so sweet! Lovely work, Rebekah!