rebekahviola | ✨ Photographer

📷 Passionate Photographer + EDUCATION COMING SOON! 💛Living in PA going everywhere ✨Aiming to inspire others + happy vibes 💍2020 Weddings everywhere!

I always say this to my husband as a joke.. but I might be serious.. you tell me! 😜⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ I always say, If I had all the money in the world I would hire a chef to cook all my meals. Seriously, I struggle in the kitchen so someone cooking all my meals for me would just be LIFE SAVER!⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ What's that one thing you would hire someone to do if you had all the money in the world?⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ But on a side note, I'm looking for super easy recipes to cook and meal prep! Anyone have a go-to meal favorite? You know what to do! 😉👇⁣⠀ ⁣⠀
I'm pretty embarassed about the last thing I just googled... Want to know what it was? 😅⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ 'Google... "What do bed bugs look like.." ⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ Yep, I was itchy the other night and just assumed I had beg bugs. Nope, just me being itchy and paranoid. 🤣⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ Google is a life saver though, isn't it? Can we all just share our confessions that we google freaking EVERYTHING?⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ Seriously though, once a day you know I'm going to be googling how to do or find SOMETHING! Anyone else guilty? ⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ So, tell me! What was the last think YOU googled? I want to know, comment below! Best answer wins a prize from meee! 😉
Can I be honest with you? 99% of the time I have no idea what the heck I'm doing when it comes to my business, my life and conquering each day. 😮⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ But real talk.. Who REALLY knows exactly what they're doing when it comes to life? I know I sure don't. ⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ Each day we live and breathe is an adventure, learning experience and the ride of a lifetime.⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ It's easy to see these squares and assume everyone else has it all together, isn't and be discouraged, Guilty over here!⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ But, just know. We're all on the same boat.. Figuring life out one day at a time. No one has it all together, we're all fighting for the same thing.⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ Our dream life, work life, family, love, and a lifetime adventure.⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ Doesn't it feel good knowing you're not at it alone? I know it feels good to know I'm not the only one just figuring life out one day at a time! 😅
Mood thx to Tax day. 🔥 😶 — Hair & Makeup: @the.bonafide.ginger Floral design: @fosters_flower_shop Venue: @supplymanheim Cake: @couturecakery Rental: Ribbon: @nativecolor_co Model: @the_intearnet Dress: @poshbridallanc Paper goods: @persnicketyinc
In 5th grade I won an award for being the NERDIEST KID EVER -- CAN YOU GUESS WHAT IT WAS FOR? 😜⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ It's no secret I've been a computer nerd since I was little. From making Xanga layouts, trying to be Myspace famous to creating icons for AIM (anyone remember aim?!)😅⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ In 5th grade I won my first and only award in school.. literally.. ever.. 😶⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ What did I win you ask? THE FASTEST TYPER IN THE WHOLE SCHOOOOL! Like, the person who can type the most amount of words on a keyboard in the entire school, teachers, principles included.. 😂⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ I decided to see what my skill level is at just for kicks and giggles this morning and I'm at 99 words per minute, accuracy 89%. 💪⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ Here's to the things we shouldn't tell the rest of the world, because some things are better left a secret... 🤣 #nerdlife ⁣⠀ ⁣⠀
Well, if you don't like girls that are stronger than you⁣ And if you don't like girls that are faster than you⁣⠀And if you don't like girls that are smarter than you⁣⠀Well, then you might not like me. ⁣🔥 --⁣⠀ Creative dreams do come true when you make space for them. Here's to a night running around the city with all the sass, all the colors and beautiful flowers.⁣⠀😘 --⁣⠀ Girl power, Am I freaking right? Double tap if you agree!⁣⠀💁🏼‍♀️✨
Double tap if you are living for this warmer weather! ☀️⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ Three things I'm obsessed with now that it's finally warm out! 🌟⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ 1) Outdoor time! Fishing with the hubby, Kayaking, hiking and bonfires before bedtime! 🙏⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ 2) Plants, plants, plants! So excited to begin planting my garden and all the flowers! 🌸⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ 3) Swimming, Summer Vacations and Wedding Season.. Can't wait to photograph so many amazing couples this year! 📸⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ What about you? Comment below three things you are excited about now that it's warm! 👇⁣⠀ ⁣⠀
Photography is my voice. It's my outlet. It's my breath of fresh air after a long day, and it's the reason why I'm here.⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ Trauma hit my life at an early age and I felt my voice was taken from me. And the times I had something to say I was too quiet to say something.. But the things I felt I could voice with words I showed through images.⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ When I look back on where I've come from and some of the things I've healed from, It's amazing to see how God used negative situations to mold me who I am today.⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ My photos from my past represented hurt, darkness, pain and confusion. My photos from my present represent joy, positivity and inspiration.⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ God used that pain and turned into joy. He turned it into light, life, laughter. I crave all the joy, the colors and happy moments. Not just because I think everything is perfectly happy all the time, but because I'm truly not living in sadness anymore.⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ That now my voice is here to show you life, light, joy and and that no matter where you are in your life, what you're going through it will be used for the good. My story is a pure representation of that.⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ Photography is still my voice, my outlet, my reasoning. It used to bring me through the days, and express the help I needed. Now, it's showcasing the joy I've found in my life through healing, overcoming and Jesus's love.⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ Scroll though some images that started me on this journey, and follow along as God continues to mold me into who I am through photography. <3⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ ⁣⠀
Be honest with me and tell me.. when was the last time you pushed yourself out of your comfort zone? 😬 2019 has been the year of stretching myself and putting myself out of my comfort zone forcing myself to get a grip and get comfortable!😝 . It started with a decision I made to do at least one creative shoot a month. Over these shoots I’ve tested myself and done things I love, things I’m afraid of and things I’ve always wanted to try! ✨ I planned this shoot with Linds at the worst possible time of day, bright, harsh light on the beach. To test myself, push my comfort zone and see what magic I could create.☀️ . Here’s a little of the magic we created with the harsh sun, and I have zero regrets! 🙌🏻 . So, tell me! WHEN have you stretched yourself this year? Or HOW do you need to? Is it time to create something for fun all while learning something new? Tell me below! 👇🏻
Shoutout to everyone making progress that no one recognized because you never let anyone see your darkest moments. You’ve been silently winning, battling and transforming yourself. Be proud of every little step you’re making in the right direction. Keep going, you got this.✨ @thefemalehustlers Anyone else raise a hand with a big amen because they needed those words? Me me me! 👋🏻 I’ve always been one to try to keep it real as possible on these squares and truthfully 2019 has been the year of high highs and low lows.💛 It’s been days that I’ve been hustling more than ever working to make my dreams happen. I’ve watched myself visibility fail at things and succeed at them.✨ It’s been hard, if I’m honest. Hard to start new things, hard to wake up everyday and believe in myself when sometimes I want to crawl back into bed.💛 Sometimes I find myself overcome by the voices that tell me I’m never enough, and I won’t make it. But then the glimpses of hope through the small successes make their way and I keep grinding through.✨ Know this, that nothing comes free and easy to anyone. That we all are fighting, hustling, working to provide for our families, make our dreams come true.. 💛 How is your 2019 going? Are you encouraged this year or do you feel a little defeated? ✨ In this moment I feel a little defeated. Truthfully. BUT- I will use that as motivation to push harder and to dig deeper into my calling. 💛 Thanks for listening, thanks for being here. Let’s lift each other up for we never know the highs and lows others are experiencing! ✨ . . . . . . . #rebekahviolaphotography #phillyweddingphotographer #phillyinlove #communityovercompetition #tuesdaystogether #tuesdaystogether #fashiontrends #phillybrideguide #newyorkweddingphotographer #newyorkweddings #nycweddings #lancasterweddingphotographer #communityovercompetition #createdtocreate #outfitoftheday #citywear #streetwearshoot #fashionista #fashionblogger #elopmentphotographer #bohemianweddinginspiration #romanticweddings #romanticweddinginspiration #floridaweddingvenue #floridaweddingphotographer #tampaweddingphotographer #femalehustler #hustlehard #baltimorewedding #baltimoreweddingphotographer
Double tap if you think the Rebekah viola mascot is the cutest! 😘🐕 This pups been glued by my desk side these days and is getting all the pets between edits and emails. 😂 Anyone else have a pet alongside them while they work from home? Tell me below! Goldie has made these long days a little sweeter and a little more distracting! 😝 . . . . . . . #girlboss #flashesofdelight #communityovercompetition #makersmovement #bosslady #theimperfectboss #womeninbiz #mycreativebiz #nothingisordinary #brandstylist #calledtobecreative #creativepreneur #weddingprompts #igcreative #communityovercompetition #tuesdaystogether #creativelifehappylife #girlbosslife #colliesofinstagram #colliesofinsta #makewaveswednesday #wednesdaymotivation
HI, hello I’m drooooling. 🤤 — So excited to truly find myself as a photographer, creator, artist. This shoot is launching a new facelift for my photography, business and journey and I am so excited! ✨ — My pink loving heart is full today. 😍 Magic was surely created. So thankful for the dream team creating some goodness today, my heart is still skipping beats! 😘 — Hair & Makeup: @the.bonafide.ginger Floral design: @fosters_flower_shop Venue: @supplymanheim Cake: @couturecakery Rental: Ribbon: @nativecolor_co Model: @the_intearnet Dress: @poshbridallanc Paper goods: @persnicketyinc . . . . . . #rebekahviolaphotography #rebekahviolaweddings #phillyengagement #phillyweddingphotographer #phillyinlove #phillywedding #2020bride #2019bride #phillybrideguide #newyorkweddingphotographer #newyorkweddings #nycweddings #bohobride #destinationweddingphotographer #destinationweddings #bohoweddings #ruffledweddings #elopmentphotographer #bohemianweddinginspiration #romanticweddings #romanticweddinginspiration #floridaweddingvenue #floridaweddingphotographer #tampaweddingphotographer #orlandoweddings #floridawedding #baltimorewedding #baltimoreweddingphotographer
There's something that's been itching at my soul lately. So, here goes..⁣⠀✨ ⁣⠀ I've recently been hearing little whispers from Jesus. Little whispers that turn into loud clear words. "Be slow to speak" "Be quick to listen."⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ I'm a talker by nature peeps. If you haven't gathered that on here already, ya girl can talk. I like words. I like expressing myself. There was a time where I was quiet, so now I've found my voice so I want to speak up after all the years I kept quiet.⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ But these words have been genuinely pressing on my heart.. Be slow to Speak.. Be quick to listen..⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ What does that mean for you? What does that mean for me? That we've all got so many things to say. Opinions, reasons, beliefs.. But that sometimes we just need to sit and listen. That maybe sometimes the world and our friends might just need our ears vs. our words. That if we take a second to listen a little more our minds may be changed, we may find more grace before we speak..⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ Is there something you're feeling God's placed on your heart lately? Do you resonate with this? ⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ In a world where we're dying to be heard and seen, lets take a little more time and focus on hearing others voices. 💛 . . . . . . . #rebekahviolaphotography #rebekahviolaweddings #phillyengagement #phillyweddingphotographer #phillyinlove #phillywedding #2020bride #2019bride #phillybrideguide #newyorkweddingphotographer #newyorkweddings #nycweddings #lancasterweddingphotographer #bohobride #theknotweddings #destinationweddingphotographer #destinationweddings #bohoweddings #ruffledweddings #mountainelopment #elopmentphotographer #bohemianweddinginspiration #romanticweddings #romanticweddinginspiration
My face thinking about all the screen time I've been getting. 😝Ya girl has been hustling' over here for the last few weeks!⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ Between rebranding and launching a new website, building an Instagram education course, to launching an entire wing of photographer education to my site (holla! coming soon!), shooting weddings, editing and keeping up with all the emails ya girl has been working her tush' off.⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ Don't get em wrong, I love everyday I get to wake up and devote my heart and soul doing what I love. But I wouldn't be honest with you if I said it hasn't come with it's fair share of trails and roadblocks.⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ THIS IS HARD. Truly, it requires, time, patience, dedication and straight up believing in yourself and that you've got something to say.⁣⠀📣 ⁣⠀ Between restless nights, my every once in a while meltdowns of 'why' to just working nonstop it's been a journey! Everything on these squares seems to simple and glamorous, but building these things takes true heart, time, and persistence.⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ Are you working your buttt off to create something? Maybe build your business? I'd love for you Share with me your journey.. What are you creating? What have you loved about it? What has been hard?⁣⠀💭 ⁣⠀ For me, I've loved waking up to create something because I can. But that has also been the hardest part, sitting looking at a blank screen where I HAVE TO write these words, take these pictures.. ect Has been challenging for sure! But, I wouldn't trade this journey for the world. Thanks for being here with me! ⁣⠀🤗 . . . . . . . #rebekahviolaphotography #rebekahviolaweddings #phillyengagement #phillyweddingphotographer #phillyinlove #phillywedding #2020bride #2019bride #phillybrideguide #newyorkweddingphotographer #newyorkweddings #nycweddings #lancasterweddingphotographer #bohobride #theknotweddings #destinationweddingphotographer #destinationweddings #bohoweddings #ruffledweddings #mountainelopment #elopmentphotographer #entrepreneur #entrepreneurlife #entrepreneurship #bossbabe #bosslady #workhardplayhard
A windy day yesterday had nothing on these two and their sweet friends. ✨ — We can’t get enough of Katie and Sean and the friendship we’ve formed over the year talking about their big day / photographing their engagement session and now the best day of their life.✨ — I actually still pinch myself that I get to do what I love. Never a wedding goes by that I take it for granted because my soul loves it so much. It lights me up and fills me. 🙂 — Katie and Sean, Chelsea and I could NOT adore you two more. Thanks for trusting us, embracing the wind and believing in us! 💛 — Windswept and soaking in the most beautiful light with these two are what dreams are made of! ✨ — . . . . . . . #rebekahviolaphotography #rebekahviolaweddings #phillyengagement #phillyweddingphotographer #phillyinlove #phillywedding #2020bride #2019bride #phillybrideguide #newyorkweddingphotographer #newyorkweddings #nycweddings #lancasterweddingphotographer #modernbride #theknotweddings #destinationweddingphotographer #pennoakswedding #pennoaksgolfclub #elopmentphotographer #classicwedding #romanticweddings #romanticweddinginspiration #floridaweddingvenue #floridaweddingphotographer #tampaweddingphotographer #orlandoweddings #floridawedding #baltimorewedding #baltimoreweddingphotographer
We did the craziest thing the other night and I couldn't stop laughing.. Don't judge us! 🤭 --⁣⠀ Laying in bed watching a little tv before heading off to dreamland my hubby and I were dying over some of the commercials with all the yummy food. #guilty ⁣⠀😂 --⁣⠀ We both looked at each other and were like.. Man.. we're hungry.. that looks so goood... and giggled.. We should totally go out to eat right now.⁣⠀ --⁣⠀ Now, it's casually 11:15 at this point and we're googling local places where we can go to eat that late.⁣⠀😉 --⁣⠀ We stumbled upon good ol' Waffle House and began browsing their delicious late night diner breakfast options.⁣⠀😝 --⁣⠀ Ten minutes later we put our pants on and ran to the kitchen and made a full breakfast feast.⁣⠀ --⁣⠀ Eggs, Bacon, Toast, and all the fixing's there we were laughing out butts off eating breakfast at midnight because we could.⁣⠀🥞 --⁣⠀ 1. Has TV ever made you want to eat ridiculously delicious looking food? Commercials know how to work it.⁣⠀🤭 --⁣⠀ 2. Or, have you been that absurd person to get up at midnight to make a feast?⁣⠀🍳 --⁣⠀ It's memories like this that we'll cherish forever I hope in your life you can find someone you hold dear too. 💛
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