meet rebecca (she/her/hers)

Artist, musician, inner toddler, baker, old soul, & aunt times 7! 


Images below by nick collingwood, tim jeanson, abigail yasmeen, michelle gardella, megan yanz, & abigail yasmeen in that order

A few of my favorite things


“Still, what I want in my life is to be willing to be dazzled—to cast aside the weight of facts and maybe even to float a little above this difficult world. I want to believe I am looking into the white fire of a great mystery. I want to believe that the imperfections are nothing— that the light is everything—that it is more than the sum of each flawed blossom rising and falling. And I do.”



Not face-to-face, but the best we can do!

about me

Hi! I'm Rebecca (she/her/hers), a couple & family photographer based in Brooklyn! My mom's a German immigrant, so you can also find me near Hamburg, or the greater Chicago area for family. ( could travel somewhere cool and take me with!) I picked up a camera as a kid, and more seriously when Facebook first became big in my friend group and we all needed cool new profile pics. Eventually… I was the only one shooting, and I started RJI taking senior photos for my classmates. Since then, I’ve moved to NYC and specialized in couples & families.. On the side, I play piano, the djembe, and sing — and am hoping to learn the drum set soon!

all polaroids by Nick Collingwood Vintage

why i love photography

I've been photographing for about 8 years and 4 years in business, but people are why I wake up excited each day. The whole "soul" thing on here might sound totally cheesy and I definitely debated it (haha), but it's really what it's all about, from the time we meet until you get your images delivered in your mailbox. Photography has been the starting point for some of my closest friendships, and my greatest honor is getting to witness your relationships with your loved ones and yourself.

I find this solace and love in creating art with those around me. I wanted this shoot so badly to show how far I’ve come and the peace I’ve created within myself. Rebecca takes the best photos and truly captures it all honestly. She is art.
— Nicole, portraits
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let’s meet!

We can hang out at my coworking space, or at a cool new cafe! I’d love to get to know you.

Image by Nick Collingwood

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Want to see what I’m about before saying hey? I quit Insta stories, but…

Photo by Abigail Yasmeen