For someone who smiles a lot, it is ironic that Rebecca has made a career
for herself behind the camera. Laughter and a genuine appreciation for
children help to define her sensibility as a person as well as a photographer.
For over 20 years, Rebecca has been capturing stunning images of children,
people, places and things.
....It is not uncommon that the first face-to-face
meeting with clients happens the day of the shoot, but often the interaction
feels like a get-together among friends. She brings warmth to a session
that allows children (and their parents) to feel comfortable and to be
themselves. And that's the beauty of "candid" photography. Some
shots may be composed, but Rebecca is not always encouraging or waiting
for the perfect smile. An organic smile from real laughter and a range
of expressions reflecting the moment lend themselves to meaningful images,
often with their own sense of humor, and always possessing something soulful
-- a quality that draws Rebecca into a shoot every single time.
....Rebecca photographs using primarily
black and white by existing light making flexibility key under certain
circumstances. Rebecca is mindful of the moods and wishes of those being
photographed and works to make babies, kids, families, and dogs most
at home in hers or in theirs.
OR DIGITAL? - Rebecca offers both film and
digital because she highly values both mediums and sees the benefits
inherent in each. A couple of basic facts (that might help you
film session with Rebecca yields approximately 60 images
digital session with Rebecca yields approximately 100 images
- a film session allows for ONLY black & white
OR color images
- a digital session allows for BOTH black & white
AND color images
Either way, you will experience a friendly session, ease of
viewing and purchasing, and high quality prints and enlargements of
your amazing little (and big) people.
Scheduling - Most photo sessions take approximately
45 minutes to an hour and are
scheduled on Saturdays and Sundays when the
entire family can participate. However,
weekdays are available for your
convenience. Mornings are ideal for light, but late afternoon or evening
(depending on time of year) works too. That said, your child's/children's
schedule is most important and that's the one we'll work with.
Preparation - Working with children and/or animals requires
happy and well-rested subjects. Bringing special items such as a much-loved
teddy or a favorite nappy creates a comfort zone and captures a special
memento of that time in your baby's life.
Clothing - Dark colors and denim look great for black
and white photography, but comfort is the key to a good sitting. Outfit
changes for baby are absolutely fine, and naked (for babies) is always
an option. Hats and other accessories are great to bring along, but please
avoid busy prints and patterns.
After your session - Approximately one week after your
photo session, your
images will be available to view, share, and purchase online. Rebecca will email you a link
and a password as soon as they are ready. As part of her personal
service, Rebecca encourages a consultation by phone or in person to
assist with photo selection, enlargements and any questions about your
images that you might have.
Online ordering -- Your
images will remain posted for 30 days after your link is emailed to
you. To view,
share and purchase online, you may click HERE , or click "online
ordering" located on the home page. After 30 days, your images
will remain archived, and may be re-posted at a later date for seven
(7) days for $75.00
Our family loved the entire experience of working with Rebecca Goodman.
She is friendly and warm and yet professional and highly skilled at providing
different opportunities for beautiful photos. From beginning to end, working
with Rebecca was stress-free and worth our time and money. We would especially
recommend her to anyone with children--ours took to her instantly and
were eager to work with her during the session. We loved her photos! She
caught so many unique expressions and each photo had a natural, intriguing
-- Natalia Menendez and Jonathan Brennan
Rebecca was great to work with and we are very happy with our results.
Our one year old had just entered her stranger anxiety phase but Rebecca's
and calm nature eased her and allowed her to forget what we were doing
just play. In addition, Rebecca was accommodating, quick to respond by
and easy to communicate with.
-- Carolyn Whealan-Anderson
Rebecca has taken our holiday pictures the last couple of years. Who ever
said that working with kids and Dogs is hard? Rebecca has made it lots
fun. The hard part was selecting only one picture to send out on our cards.
She has gone the extra distance. Not only will we continue to use her.
services, but have already recommended her to our friends.
--Daniel and Jodi Paley
Rebecca's photographs are very artistic.
She has a great eye for detail and her photos are very expressive.
Rebecca clearly enjoys her work as a photographer. In contrast to the
more "detached" approach to working with a family, Rebecca listens,
observes the environment, and is genuinely interested in seeing what fits
the family. In her photo shoot of our family -- including our three
teenagers and our elderly grandmother, she kept our desires in mind as
helped create a warm, supportive, even playful atmosphere where everyone
engaged. Not easy! Her delight in our engagement helped us produce
photos that our whole family will treasure for years to come.
We loved working with Rebecca. She made our son very comfortable
immediately. She is creative and flexible, no special set up or lights.
We changed locations several times and with just her talent and her
camera the results were amazing. We will treasure these photos