Hello to all the beautiful people visiting my page!
My name is Becca, I am the face hiding behind the camera at Rivkah Photography.
You, like many others, may be thinking where did you get the name Rivkah? Well; when I went to start my photography business I naturally wanted to start a Facebook page. Turns out there are over 37 pages of Rebecca Carroll's on facebook. I naturally assumed using my own name would make it very unlikely anyone would be able to find my work. Rivkah is an old hebrew name for Rebecca and a nickname my friends gave me years ago. They call me 'Lil Riv. (Yes I am pretty short) So there is when Rivkah Photography became a real live dream.
I am from Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. I feel so blessed to live in a wonderful place like this and to have a profession that I am passionate about. I started taking photos when I was very young. I remember our first digital camera with its whopping 4 megapixels. I ran around my Nanny's garden on Pender island, snapping photos of roses and other flowers until the batteries ran flat. My passion changed over the years and landed on capturing people. Then all of a sudden I thought why not make this my career? This is when things started to accelerate. I challenged myself to learn and advance. I practiced shooting and editing until my eyes hurt. I made goals of getting published and shooting full time. Fast forward 4 years and my photos are being published in magazines all the time... images are going viral on the internet, winning awards at the Vancouver Island Wedding awards and the Professional BC wedding awards in 2016. I placed 3rd for overall wedding photography for all of BC which was a huge accomplishment in my first year of full time shooting. I have gotten to shoot in France, Bali, Mexico, England had an art exhibition in Spain and shot at many beautiful local locations too. I am truly blessed to have had such an amazing 2016. Lets hope 2017 brings as much good fortune and amazingly wonderful clients as 2016 did.
Photography means so much to me. It brings light to my life. I live to create and inspire. There is no better feeling than returning and final product that lights up the eyes of my clients.
"Photography allows people to capture a fleeting moment and eternalize it. It is pure magic and I hope to continue on to a long career of hiding behind my camera and computer to make YOU smile." -me
I specialize in natural light photography, Boudoir, Fashion, Weddings and Portraits. Although, I work with lots of families, babies, and professionals. I have been known to capture an event or concert as well. I do shoot indoors as well and I am always available for on location shoots and Destination weddings.
Thank you so much to all the people around the world who support me and follow my work! You can never know the amount of gratitude I feel.
You are the reason I can live in a magical dream land where i get to create everyday. Thank you for that, from the bottom of my heart!
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Thank you again I hope we can work together sometime soon,
You are absolutely amazing! You were so patient and took the shots that I wanted plus a million more! I wasn't easy on you in trying to time the session but you worked around our demands. I highly recommend you to anyone who wants to catch those precious moments on camera to never forget. you directed us and had all the ideas for what shots you wanted to get and capture. We also had our puppy in our photos which made it difficult but it didn't seem to bother you in the slightest way. Trying to get a 4 year old to look at you was also a challenge but your patience were so much appreciated! we will def be back to get more when our new addition arrives! worth travelling the 9 hours to get our photos done by you!
P.s I've worked with many different photographers and your experience was by far the best! Thank you again.
Love, the Burris family
Phenomenal photographer, super friendly and professional! Becca will make you feel and look amazing , absolutely love her work! Book her now while you have the chance!!
I cannot say enough good things about our experience with Becca! You made our day very stress free and I am so glad you were there to capture all those special moments. Thank you!!!
Kristyn and Dan Alger-
My experience with Becca from Rivkah was absolutely amazing. If you have the chance to hire her YOU SHOULD. She is so talented, she tells you how to pose (because let's be honest, if you aren't a model, you NEED the coaching), and she is so friendly and outgoing. Becca got along with all my family, the wedding party and our guests. She is hilarious, and knew exactly how to make me and my husband laugh. (Which is the key to our hearts). We can't stop talking about her and her second shooter Nina. Who is also her friend which made everything so comfortable and amazing. I am in awe of Becca and love and adore her.
Thank you again for everything. I can't wait to work with you again and again! Xoxo
Your biggest fans,
Kristyn and Dan
It's taken us awhile to write a review for Becca because we simply couldn't find the words! And I still can't find them! They don't exist because she is beyond amazing, beyond kind, beyond talented, beyond every expectation we had. I feel incredibly lucky to have found her and so happy she was OUR wedding photographer. Out of all the million decisions we had to make for our wedding having her photograph it was simply the best!! She captured so many moments between us,our family and guests, and our dogs :) that we will cherish forever and somehow she made us look like total wedding mag models! Thank you so much Becca! We are so grateful for your time and talent in capturing our most cherished day!!
Becca made my experience super comfortable and fun! She is an amazing photographer and is an awesome person who makes you feel fantastic! Thank you so much!!
Becca always blows me away with her work! I'm so in love with the family photos we just received from her! lifetime client for as long as she keeps doing her amazing work!
Erika and Matt-
Our experience with Becca was superb, she was so accommodating after we cancelled due to bad weather not only once but twice! She made us feel so comfortable in front of the camera and she captured us being ourselves. We cannot wait to share these photos with my family that is scattered around the globe. We are so excited to see the rest of our album <3 Becca, we are so amazed at the work you do, and we cannot wait for you to shoot our special day in the new year to come <3
Erika & Matt
"Becca is a very talented photographer and I am so pleased with the photos she took. She gave very clear direction and helped me feel comfortable, and the results are beautiful! I highly recommend her."
"I was so pleased that I decided to go with Becca for our baby announcements, after seeing her beautiful work from many friends it was a no brainer.
Becca had a calm demeanour with a very professional attitude during our shoot and worked very well with our girls, which was so important when choosing a photographer. Unfortunately we didn't make much lead way with our youngest daughter, but Becca still managed to capture her personality perfectly.
Our pictures turned out much better then I every could have expected and we were so pleased to be able to show the work of art to our friends and family for a fun yet beautiful announcement.
Thanks again Becca for working with us and we'll definitely be seeing you again in the future. ☺❤"
Eva Satchell- "Such an amazing photographer and such a sweet heart! You will love her work and love her!"
"My wife and I wanted some family photos with our 5-month-old baby this fall, and Becca at Rivkah Photography delivered the most beautiful images we ever could have hoped for. We are SO excited to print them off and frame them!
On the day of the shoot, my wife and I arrived at the location with an idea in our heads of what we wanted the photos to look like. Becca listened to our thoughts and then provided us with some suggestions that perfectly complimented what we had in mind. We did an hour long shoot and Becca was such a natural with our little baby girl, somehow keeping her smiling nearly the entire time! The whole experience was honestly so fun and relaxed for all of us!
Becca shot our photos on a full-frame Canon with a 50mm f/1.2 lens which was perfect for the the look we were going for. I should mention that I myself am also a photographer, and I know what I am talking about.
If you're looking for someone to shoot some absolutely OUTSTANDING images of you and your family, I would highly recommend Becca. We will definitely be hiring her again when our baby is a little older.
THANKS BECCA!! smile emoticon smile emoticon smile emoticon
Gurpreet Emerson- We were incredibly lucky to have Becca as our wedding photographer. The whole experience was superb and she was very accommodating to any requests we had. All of our friends and family were blown away with our wedding photos. I even had a boudoir shoot done and the photos made me feel like I was a professional model. She is truly great at what she does and we will strongly recommend her to everyone we know.
Nikkita Sky- "Becca is such a talented photographer I always feel so confident in knowing she will capture only my most beautiful moments. I always leave my shoots calm, happy & gorgeous. Always excited to see her amazing work".❤
Holly and Jordan Hamlyn- "We heard about Rivkah photography through friends in Sooke, and have been able to see lots of Rebecca's work over the past few years. We were absolutely thrilled with our wedding photography. Our pictures turned out absolutely perfect, and Rebecca went above and beyond what is expected of any photographer at any event. She made our entire wedding party comfortable during the entire process. Her scene and pose ideas, along with her communication was exceptional. She also worked very well with children who were present. We would highly recommend Rivkah photography for any special life event. You will not be disappointed!"
Carly Gillie- "Becca has been doing my photos for many years now, the way she captures such beautiful moments is out of this world she is so good with my kids to so patient and willing to work with them! I wouldn't go to anyone else to Capture such beautiful moments with my family! Thanks Becca for always doing such amazing photography! You won't be disappointed if you hire her that's for sure."
Courtney Demone- "At various times, Becca captured enthusiasm, joy, reflection, passion, and so many other emotions I didn't even think my face was capable of making on camera. Her photos helped our campaign go viral and be featured in publications around the world and be seen by millions of people. Also, if you happen to get robbed while shooting like I did, Becca will chase the guy who did it down the block."
Jennifer Small- BECCA IS AMAZING!!! Talented, patient, creative...not to mention she is the NICEST PERSON EVER. Excellent service, great to work with, the best quality of pictures!
Alysha Grey- Rebecca has provided us with many shoots with our daughters including an adorable cake smash session. We currently have some of the pictures framed in our house. She has also supplied our business with professional photos which were exactly what we asked for. As a photographer she's always willing to try new things and we have always been pleased with what we have received! Thank you for your hard work.
Jon Zimmerman- Beautiful photos by a talented young woman with an eye for detail.
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Not all publishings seem to have an online link I can find, some are just oldschool print mags ;)