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 Hey there! I’m Becca. The gal behind the camera. Glad you’ve come across my little spot on the internet, and I encourage you to take a look around. Check out my work, and also please stop by the albums page where you can start thinking about what you want to do with all your wedding images after the day is done.

 

I believe that my job is not only to create images you will treasure, but also to help you by developing the story from your day and creating that album for you. A story is not told in 800 images on a disc, but through a select 150 in your album that bring the memories to life.
I’m sure you can see through my site, that you can trust I will capture those moments you hold dear. Truth be told there are a lot of photographers out there who can do the same thing. Beautiful imagery is really not the reason you hire me. It’s a given that I will deliver that. I have 8 years of wedding seasons proving so. You hire me because of what else I bring to your day.
 The reason you hire me is because I focus on making sure you have an amazing day and the stress goes out the window. When you are enjoying yourself and your guard is down, the moments will be there to capture. I may help enhance the storytelling by encouraging you stand by the window light while putting on your dress, knowing it will create a dynamic image of the start of your day while also standing back and letting the moment of you transforming into a bride take place naturally.
I joke and laugh and encourage you to just enjoy each other while having your portraits taken. Knowing that it’s in those moments in between where the true emotion lies, and knowing how to evoke those moments.
And it’s also in understanding that during your ceremony and reception, you want to enjoy yourself and forget that I am there with a camera pointed in your direction. I know how to blend in so that people can enjoy themselves and the party while capturing those candid moments and the full feel of being at your wedding.
And I’m not scared of getting in the middle of the dance floor, in the thick of it to get those images of everyone having a blast, while also not being in everyone’s face all night. It’s a balancing act, one that I love and one that I am very good at.
You hire me because you want to have an amazing day and the images to prove it.
When you hire me, I come for your whole day : full coverage . From getting ready on through the beats on the dance floor. I’m here to tell your story, not to make you cram “photo worthy” moments into an X hour day. We have the opportunity to take our time and create the memories that make for those amazing moments. I work really well under pressure, (which in part is why I love weddings so much) and why that matters to you, is that when the timeline goes astray (which it will inevitably do) we will still have a great time, and you will still end up with images you’ll love.
So once you’ve looked around, come say hi. I’d love to invite you in, share some wine or beer and talk about what is important to you. Just click on the Hire Becca tab below and fill out my contact form or email me directly.
Contact BeccaAbout Becca

Please fill out the contact form below and give plenty of information so I know how to help the best.

If you are a phone kind of person, give me a ring : 206.250.9105 .
If contact forms give you hives, I’d rather you avoid the hives and just send me an email directly : rebecca@rebeccaellison.com
Just please remember to put in your wedding date!


There was a time when the prospect of photographing people terrified me.

There was a time when the prospect of photographing people terrified me.

When I was in photo school I was 100% interested in product photography . I loved using my creativity to bring to life still, inanimate objects, and I couldn’t imagine photographing people. I was too shy.

I graduated with a degree in commercial photography, with a focus on product photography in 2005 and started working freelance in a large commercial studio in Seattle that photographs primarily product and models for a major local clothing company. I realized pretty quickly that, while I love product photography, having to work in a windowless studio didn’t sit well.  Moving away from product photography, I started assisting on the fashion side of the studio and really loved my time there.

A couple of weddings fell in my lap in that first year, and I was completely and utterly shocked by how much I enjoyed the hustle and bustle of the day, and the emotions and moments I was able to capture. The fact that I connected with the couples and could document such an important moment in their lives, helped bring me out of my shell.

A couple of weddings fell in my lap in that first year, and I was completely and utterly shocked by how much I enjoyed the hustle and bustle of the day, and the emotions and moments I was able to capture. The fact that I connected with the couples and could document such an important moment in their lives, helped bring me out of my shell.

In the fashion industry, the way a model fits and interacts with the clothing you are selling is very important. It really makes a difference on how well our day went on set depending on how the model worked and how they fit the clothes. If they had eaten a bit too much pasta in the week before the shoot and was a couple pounds more than we were expecting, it would take a dramatic toll on the way the day went, and the feel of everyone on set (I can only imagine how the models feel).

I found myself more and more dissatisfied with working in fashion because it was causing me to judge people who were 95% physically perfect for not being 100% perfect.

Since I am no where near even that 95% perfect mold that the fashion industry forces these models into (I love my Oreos, WAY too much for that!) I was disliking more and more feeling this way about these beautiful girls, and my job.

While I was coming to this realization, I was working on the weekends photographing weddings helping capture these amazing days in the lives of “ordinary” people.

While I was coming to this realization, I was working on the weekends photographing weddings helping capture these amazing days in the lives of “ordinary” people.

With photographing weddings, I was falling in love with allowing people who didn’t necessarily consider themselves beautiful or photogenic to realize how beautiful and photogenic they truly are.

I was capturing these life changing moments. Moments that will live on in the minds of my clients because of the images that I capture. Moments that will be shared and enjoyed by friends and family for literally generations to come.

I was coming to realize that for a lasting impact, photographing real people during momentous times in their lives is what I truly loved doing.

I was coming to realize that for a lasting impact, photographing real people during momentous times in their lives is what I truly loved doing.

These were the moments in life that matter, and because of my eye, understanding of light and composing, and my ability to sense what will come next, I could make a true difference in my clients lives.

I was hooked. I stepped away from the commercial photography industry and jumped head first into the world of weddings and I haven’t felt more fulfilled since.

In 2009 I expanded to portraiture in addition to my full summer loads of weddings. I chose to pay closer attention to maternity and newborn photography as it speaks to my passion for documenting the pivotal moments in ones life. There truly is nothing more life changing than joining your hand in marriage, and welcoming a child into your life!

Today, I get to enjoy the knowledge of how important my job is every time a client is moved to tears from the images I captured of their wedding, maternity or brand new baby, and it’s utterly amazing.

Today, I get to enjoy the knowledge of how important my job is every time a client is moved to tears from the images I captured of their wedding, maternity or brand new baby, and it’s utterly amazing.

In short, I photograph love, life and all the little things…

If you would like to talk to me about photographing the pivotal moments in your life, I would love to meet and find out how I can make this time truly everlasting for you and your family.

special thanks to Barbie Hull  for the family photo!

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