Today we’d like to introduce you to Rebecca Rice.
Rebecca, please kick things off for us by telling us about yourself and your journey so far.
Hello! I’m a portrait photographer who serves families in the DFW area! I was born and raised in Carrollton, so I’ve been in DFW my whole life. I have a passion for families and teenagers and currently, serve as a Youth Pastor at a church in Plano. When I’m not at the church, you’ll likely find me hanging out with my family or taking pictures of other families! I’ve been married to my amazing husband for almost four years now! We got married at 20, and both still agree it was the best decision we ever made. We now have two beautiful kids, and are truly loving this life that we’ve built!
I’d love to say that photography was always a passion of mine and something I dreamed of doing since I was a little girl, but truthfully that isn’t how my journey began. I’m a very creative person and have always had a lot of hobbies. With most of these hobbies, I’d get really excited; they would fizzle out because I got bored. Photography started out the same way, but as I learned and grew my craft it truly became a passion! I began my portfolio-building stage in Fall of 2016, and officially launched Rebecca Rice Photography in January of 2018! I love the world of photography because every session is so different! Even if we’re at a familiar location, the families I get to serve to make each session unique and fun.
As I grew in photography, I also found that I love teaching and empowering others, specifically moms who want to learn to take better pictures of their kids. When I had my daughter, I found the importance of capturing moments in everyday life. Kids grow so fast and those everyday moments deserved to be cherished! I began an online community called Mom-Photography101 to teach moms how to use their cameras to take better photos of their kids so they could treasure everyday moments as well.
Can you give our readers some background on your art?
I am a natural light photographer with a timeless, light and airy style who specializes in families. As a family portrait photographer, I have the honor of coming alongside my clients to capture memories for them to treasure forever. I’m so thankful that I get to serve many of my clients throughout the year and have the opportunity to watch their little ones grow and flourish from the back of my camera. My favorite thing in the world is to serve return clients and get to look back and see their love grow from our last session together to now. Life is ever-changing, so I take what I get to do very seriously. I’ve seen families through moments of starting their families, birthdays of their first child, growing their families, and even tough times like the loss of a family member. My photography is a way for them to not only create memories but to freeze those moments to look back on later. I am a firm believer that memories deserve to be captured and cherished for years to come. My only regret is not implementing this in my own life sooner. Photography is so much more than just clicking a button, and the families I serve know this and truly treasure our time together.
In your view, what is the biggest issue artists have to deal with?
I think one of the biggest challenges facing artists today is the idea of competition and an “oversaturated market.” I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard artists – photographers specifically – talk about not being able to book because of all of the competition. I do agree that there are lots of people out there hustling to grow their businesses, but I believe in community over competition. Instead of isolating ourselves and hiding our secrets of success because we fear the competition will overtake us, we could all come together to build each other up and strengthen the industry as a whole. The truth is there are plenty of clients out there for everyone! Since owning the mindset of the community over competition, I’ve gained countless relationships with other photographers, and we’ve been able to help each other thrive. Not once have I lost clients because of this. I think if we could all gain the perspective of the community over competition, we would all come out stronger.
What’s the best way for someone to check out your work and provide support?
If you’d like to check out my work, you can head to www.rebeccaricephoto.com. You can also find me on Facebook at www.facebook.com/rebeccaricephotography or instagram at www.instagram.com/rebeccaricephotography. Feel free to give me a follow, and definitely reach out if you’d like to work together soon!
- Website: www.rebeccaricephoto.com
- Phone: 469-487-4274
- Email: email@example.com
- Instagram: www.instagram.com/rebeccaricephotography
- Facebook: www.facebook.com/rebeccaricephotography
Rebecca Rice Photography