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Why Turning 38 Scares Me {a rambling personal post about time and life}

(First off, to accompany this post and to commemorate my 38th birthday, I took some self portraits at the studio while trying out some new lighting techniques, to practice and learn.  Why?  Because I’m a photographer and this is a photography blog.  At first I thought, well this is weird, I guess I could have…


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  • Camille Salangsang MorehenFebruary 23, 2016 - 7:59 am

    One word…ACCEPTANCE!!! No anxiety until you hit my age…my advice? Don’t have a bucket list!!ReplyCancel

  • Jamie Suedkamp HilsFebruary 23, 2016 - 12:11 pm

    LOVE this!!! I will be 38 this year & it too scares the hell out of me!!ReplyCancel

  • Lorraine ReepFebruary 23, 2016 - 1:30 pm

    I would guess that you are more of a “Live it!” List kind of woman. You’ve already begun to think about making your mark; having impact that will long outlive you. At almost 62 (I also tend to think of myself as my next age!) I can assure you that this urgency will increase as you realize that much of life is outside of your control, but you have amazing opportunity with the things you can! Happy birthday, beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Jessica ChapmanFebruary 23, 2016 - 2:22 pm

    Awesome article!! Very inspiring:).ReplyCancel

  • Patty SuedkampFebruary 23, 2016 - 3:42 pm

    Oh, Rebecca, that was absolutely the most beautiful heartfelt post I’ve ever read. you are beautiful, strong, and an inspiration to all who know and love you. I feel sad for those who don’t. You have inspired me, that’s for sure!ReplyCancel

  • Camille Salangsang MorehenFebruary 23, 2016 - 6:07 pm

    Bucket list is your journey!ReplyCancel

  • Monique Scollin ParolineFebruary 23, 2016 - 11:12 pm

    Great read, as usual. I enjoy reading your thoughts. I’m 40 now and just so proud. I finally feel happy and fulfilled but still struggling with how to make my impact on the world.ReplyCancel

  • Kelly CanovaFebruary 24, 2016 - 12:08 am

    I love this! If you ever want to talk about turning 55, just let me know lol…Miss seeing you xoReplyCancel

  • Maggie McCarthyFebruary 24, 2016 - 1:47 am

    I love you, Rebecca. I love who you are, what you have become and I love your strength. Thank you for letting me be a wee part of your life’s journey! <3ReplyCancel

  • Michelle SmithFebruary 25, 2016 - 5:43 am

    You still have a couple of years, but I can tell you that your 40s will be amazing. There is this wonderful freedom being 40 brings. You are doing great things that will have an even greater impact. : )ReplyCancel

Underwater Maternity Session

I purchased my underwater housing on a whim.  Underwater images have always captivated me and I wanted to try it.  The *problem* with trying underwater photography is that you need housing that fits your exact camera model and lenses.  Unfortunately, and unbeknownst to me until I started searching, underwater housing is no longer made specifically for…


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  • Katye HerronJanuary 15, 2016 - 7:21 pm

    Becky these are truly magical. If I ever get pregnant again, I want you to do my photographs.ReplyCancel

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  • Jennifer McGee MartinJanuary 15, 2016 - 8:46 pm

    🙂 Love, Love & more love!!! But then again , you already know how I feel about your underwater maternity pics!ReplyCancel

  • Priscilla Salickram BibleJanuary 15, 2016 - 9:42 pm

    Beautiful I’ll will definitely keep you posted for my next pregnancy !ReplyCancel

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  • Lisa AfrickJanuary 15, 2016 - 11:36 pm

    Absolutely exquisite! I am so thankful you did my newborn photos, and wish I had known about you just a month or so earlier so I could have done this too. Just stunning photogrphy!!!!!!ReplyCancel

The A. Family – Just as They Are.

As a family photographer, it’s always such an honor to have a family ask you to photograph them.  To know they will have those portraits for years to come, gracing holiday cards, as portraits on walls in their home to enjoy every day, sharing with friends and family, and one day making it into an…


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  • Deborah MartelJanuary 14, 2016 - 11:56 pm

    How fun! Natural. These are truly memories made in the momentReplyCancel

  • Lisa AfrickJanuary 15, 2016 - 11:39 pm

    You can tell by looking at these photos that you had a blast behind the camera! What a happy family!ReplyCancel