rebekahviola

rebekahviola | โœจ Photographer

๐Ÿ“ท Passionate Entrepenuer + Photographer ๐Ÿ’›Living in PA going everywhere. โœจAiming to inspire others + happy vibes ๐Ÿ‘‡๐ŸปBooking 2019 & 2020 weddings

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Arrangement 1,2,3,4,5? Which is your favorite?๐Ÿ™Œโ € We worked with some amazing florists this year and I've got all the heart eyes. Clearly I've got a thing for pretty chairs + pretty florals! ๐Ÿคฃโ € โ € โ €
Whatโ€™s your go-to seasonal drink right now!? โ˜•๏ธ Iโ€™m shamelessly obsessed with the toasted white mocha from Starbucks right now. ๐Ÿคค And I may have just gone to three different locations to get it tonight. #noshame and then took a car selfie.. who am I? ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ
double tap if you believe in girls supporting girls.โ €๐Ÿ“ฃ --โ € I spent 5+ hours in the car with a fellow boss babe photographer. We laughed a lot and talked about the trials of life, our business and the success's.โ €๐Ÿ’ญ --โ € MORE OF THAT>LESS COMPARISON! Am I right? We've been cheering each other on for years, encouraging each other to reach out and get it!โ €๐Ÿ˜€ --โ € tag a fellow girl boss babe to nudge them into pursuing their dreams and get it! โœจ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป
โœจCan I ask you a question? What do you feel is your calling, your purpose in life? โœจ โ€” I want to know; Why do you think youโ€™re here? To change the world? To love others? To raise a family? To be a guide? Tell me a little of your story. โœจ
Double tap if you think Casey's smile is the ABSOLUTE freaking cutest. ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ™Œ๐ŸปNo seriously, I'm 110% obsessed with these two, their love story and how much they dig each other.๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’›
Hey you.. stop scrolling and read this. Maybe you need it too. ๐Ÿ’›Can I be honest with you? My life is nowhere I thought it would be. ๐Ÿง โ€” I find myself haunted by the things I said Iโ€™d do that I havenโ€™t and life seems to be slipping through my fingertips info the unknown. โ€” Each day I make a choice to let go of what I thought Iโ€™d be doing and rest in the knowingness that God HAS A PLAN. ๐Ÿ’› โ€” We hold so tightly to the things we want, forgetting that thereโ€™s a bigger picture, a bigger outcome ahead. โ€” And if weโ€™re living the life God has destined us to live, though it may not be what we thought isnโ€™t that enough?๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ โ€” Humans are very attached to outcomes. We S A Y we trust Gos but behind the scenes we work our fingers to the bone and our emotions into a tangled fray trying to CONTROL our outcomes. โ€” We PRAISE God when our normal looks like what we thought it would.โœจ โ€” We QUESTION God when it doesnโ€™t. โ€” And we WALK AWAY from him when we have a suspicion that God is the one who set fire to the hope that was holding us together. (Quoted by its not supposed to be this way)๐Ÿ’› โ€” BOOM! โ€” Iโ€™m walking through a journey of detaching myself of being in control. I do believe god knows the desires of my heart and he has it in control. โ€” So then, again, If weโ€™re living the lives we were destined to live by God though they are not what we imagined.. ISNT THAT ENOUGH?๐Ÿ’›โœจ โ€” Rest on that dear friends.
Hi. I'm Rebekah Viola, if you're new around here I'm so glad your here! โœจ๐Ÿ˜˜Truly! โ € --โ € It's been a long while since I've properly introduced myself, so let's see what we have in common!โ €๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™‚ --โ € 1) Enneagram 1,2 and 3 over here. Anyone else? (Inspired by the lovely @sarahbphotography )โ € 2) 90% of the day I am obsessing over my plant babies. No, like they're my actual children - all 25+ of them.โ €๐ŸŒฟ 3) Win me over with a latte from starbucks, always. #sorrynotsorry โ˜•๏ธโ € 4) Most of my days are spent in pajamas because, wedding photographer here.โ €๐Ÿ˜€ 5) I feel most happy when I'm creating something new, or inspiring others.โ € 6)I recently bought a house with my husband and we're in our first year of home ownership and fixer-upper ness! (tips, anyone?!)โ €๐Ÿค‘ 7) I'm stubborn when I find something I love and I'm passionate about, I'll never give up.โ €๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ 8)I'm always daydreaming of the next thing!โ € 9)No shame living for some Mcdonalds french fries, always.โ € --โ € That's a little about me! Tell me something about you, do we have anything in common?โ €๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿปโœจ๐Ÿ’› โ €
There are 52 weekends in a year, and about 30+ I spend alongside incredible couples celebrating their wedding day through photography. ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ“ธ AND GUESS WHAT! It hasnโ€™t even been three weeks since my wedding season has ended and I miss it already! ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ *minus the fact that I just booked a December 2018 wedding and I am PUMPED* ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿปโœจ
Today my heart was put to the test. ๐Ÿ’› I sat in the waiting room as my best friend went for a small surgery. My heart couldnโ€™t help but beat a little faster as I waited to hear it was done and wait for him to wake up.โœจ Thoughts flooded my mind with emotions. Fear, because itโ€™s my natural self emotion. Thankfulness that we have no experience with waiting rooms, hospital beds and pharmacies.. feeling blessed to be healthy. But then the emotions and realizations of love - how so much of my life is stored up in the soul of another being, my husband.. Weโ€™ve been together since we were 15, weโ€™ve walked a lot of journeys together but this was a new one. How would it go? Would it strengthen us? Would it cause tension? I just want to hold his hand. Why canโ€™t it be me? Why canโ€™t I take it away?โœจ I wonโ€™t lie. I thought I was strong. But I broke down like a baby helping him from the couch feeling like I was hurting him, unable to hold his body weight. But I realized this, yes, I am weak. But Jesus makes me strong. Before hard times and after, itโ€™s not me who makes myself strong but Jesus. In HIM I am strong, we are strong. โœจ Thankful for healthy bodies. And a few days set aside to truly serve my husband humbly ๐Ÿ’› (also, swipe to see some favs from our barefoot countryside wedding ๐Ÿ‘ฃ)
I can't believe it, tonight's the last night! ๐Ÿ™‚ It's been amazing watching my dream of wedding day game cards come to life and see your names popping up in my inbox. My heart does a happy dance EVERY SINGLE TIME. No, like literally I run and tell my husband every time one is sold.โ €๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป โ € Thanks for beleiving in me and this crazy dream. I promise I want you to create amazing moments for your clients with these game cards and an experience of a lifetime. No more struggles with posing, or getting the bridal party to engage, but all the movement, all the laughter. โ €โญ๏ธ๐Ÿ“ธ โ € Sale ends tonight at midnight. It's the lowest price they'll ever go. Use code: SMALLBIZ for an extra deal off our black friday discount. โ €๐Ÿค‘๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป *link in bio to shop* ๐Ÿ‘œ โ € What small business shopping did you do today? Comment below! ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜
Each year at Thanksgiving my family goes around the room saying one thing they are thankful for. It's been my favorite holiday tradition since I can remember.โ €๐Ÿฆƒ๐Ÿ’› โ €โ € There's something magical that happens in the universe when we position ourselves in thankfulness.โ €โ €๐Ÿ’› โ €โ € Though we should always be practicing thankfulness, I appreciate a day set aside to truly remember and celebrate the idea of 'thankful'โ €โ €๐Ÿ˜˜ โ €โ € I've been thinking about my answer for this question, but I wanted to hear from you - what would you say?โ €โ €โœจ โ €โ € If you could look back on the year of 2018 and pick something you're thankful for, what would it be?โ €โ €๐Ÿ™‚ โ €โ € For myself, I truly have a lot to be thankful for. โ €โ € โ €โ € One of the first thing that comes to mind is purchasing our first home, and how we truly felt God's hand through it all.โ €โ €๐Ÿ’› โ €โ € Honest, I never wanted to buy a home. I liked the idea of not being tied down, saving my money for other things.. But, the day we signed papers for our first home I couldn't have felt more at peace. โ €โ €๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป โ €โ € I'm thankful for that peace. I'm thankful for his hand in it all, and I'm thankful for all the things home ownership with my husband has taught me. โ €โ €โœจ โ €โ € It's brought me unspeakable joy standing in the rooms that someday my babes will play in. Sitting by the fireplace we dreamt of, conversating and drinking coffee.โ €โ €๐Ÿ˜˜ โ €โ € I'm thankful to have a space to keep warm, and a space to open up to others. I know God is going to do wonderful things with this home of ours, and I can't wait.โ €โ €๐Ÿ˜ โ €โ € I'm also thankful for the journey of life. This year as a whole as been full of very high highs, but pretty low lows. I'm thankful for the journey of life that's molding me into who I am. โœจโ €โ € โ €โ € What are you thankful for? A friend? A home? A new job? Celebrate thankfulness in a comment below, dear friends. โ €โ €๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿปโœจ๐Ÿฆƒ
๐ŸŽ‰40% OFF BLACK FRIDAY SALE + GIVING AWAY MY FAVORITE GAME CARD!โ €๐ŸŽ‰ โ € While launching my BIGGGGEST sale yet my Wedding day game cards. โ € โ € Elevate your wedding day photography experience through these cards evoking laughter, movement and emotion.โ € โ € No longer struggle with getting the groomsmen to laugh, the bridesmaids to cry, and the bridal party to engage themselves during portrait time!โ € โ € 25+ pack of wedding day game cards. Never photograph the same again!โ € โ € Swipe right to see the pack + MY FAVORITE GO TO GAME CARD ON WEDDING DAYS!โ € โ € โœจTag a friend & share the sale, you'll put yourself in a contest to win a free pack of cards! โ €โœจ โ € *link in bio to purchase! Sale until 11/23 @ 11PM*โ € โ € โ € โ € โ €
Can I be honest with you? โ €๐Ÿ™‚ โ € I've had a saying running in my head the last few weeks.. "I'd never want you to be anyone but yourself.." โ €โœจ โ € Feeling the pressures of life sometimes means feeling we're not good enough, or to other's life standards. Sometimes we find ourselves adjusting to be more like others and less like ourselves.โ €๐Ÿค— โ € Honestly, I'd never want you to feel you have to be anyone else but you. โ €๐Ÿ’› โ € I've come to a place in my life where I know who I am, what I believe, and I don't feel the pressures of trying to be someone I'm not - but that wasn't always the case!โ €๐Ÿ˜˜ โ € My hopes are that you fill you life with souls that encourage you to be your weird, unique self. โ €๐Ÿ’› โ € Don't let the world pressure you to believe certain things. Do certain things. Be certain things. โ €โœจ โ € You just do you, girlfriend. โ €๐Ÿ˜˜ โ € Here's to finding a soulmate, friend, kindred spirit who you loves you just as you are. โ €๐Ÿ’›
Hereโ€™s to 25. Iโ€™ve got big plans for you, boo. ๐Ÿ˜˜โœจ๐ŸŽ‰ #itsmybirthday
On a scale of 1-10 how obsessed are you with plants? I am a 20/10 ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿค—๐Ÿคฃ โ € Also, can we all agree that the entrance to the bathrooms at LWG are some serious goals? ๐ŸคคNo seriously, Longwood, help a sister out because the hallway to your bathrooms is some serious goals!โ € โ € Here's to combining a few of my favorites loves in one day.โ € โ € 1) Lush Greens + ALL THE PLANTSโ € 2) Good conversation with new clients, I mean friends โ € 3) Engagement sessions with lots of laughter + smoochesโ € โ € โ €๐ŸŒฟโœจ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ“ธ
๐Ÿ‘‹Double tap if your a book nerd like me! ๐Ÿ‘‹โ € โ € Give me alllll the cozy corners and allll the books! No, seriously today's snow day we're having in Pennsylvania makes for the best day to crack open a new book.โ € โ € Are you a reader? I've been reading since I can remember, and there's nothing better to me than a good book taking me out of reality into a good adventure.โ € โ € If i'm not reading inspirational books, fictions or the classics you'll find me reading a book business book highlighting all the things.โ € โ € Some of my favorite books include..โ € -Wild and Freeโ € - Building a Brand Storyโ € - To Shake the Sleeping Selfโ € โ € This afternoon I'm popping open the sweetest little magazine from @oakmosscollective in my office nook. So excited to see what the local creatives are up to and be inspired!โ € โ € Tell me, what's your favorite book? Have books made an impact on your life like they have mine?!
Ready for a truth bomb?๐Ÿ˜†โ € โ € There are 52 weekends in a year, and over half of them I leave the comforts of my Saturday-snuggles with my hubby in bed to go work my dream job.โ € โ € Over 30+ weekends a year I'm fixing hair, holding dress's, running in the rain, heat and arranging families for photo's, solving problems and squeezing brides that I've fallen in love with.โ € โ € Can I tell you how much I love it? How much I'm willing to sacrifice all the weekends, and work endless hours during the week to serve my clients - and I can't get enough of it.โ € โ € I was adjusting my website so my future couples could truly see why I do what I do. Between the smiles, long days and endless editing โ€” when I book another bride I CANT HELP but jump up and down.โ € โ € This biz for my has gone from taking pictures, to creating experiences that I am proud of, to serving and loving my clients ENDLESSLY.โ € โ € Thank you two alllllll the sweet couples who trusted me this year with your wedding day โ€” could NOT love you all more. โ € โ € I thought my season had ended for 2018, but we just booked a December wedding for next month this week and I am JUMPING UP AND DOWN AGAIN. Because more of this is what I am made for! โ € โ € My why for this is simple. I love it. It brings me joy. I love serving amazing couples, their families, their friends.. and doing everything I can to go above and beyond to make them feel cherished and taken care of on their wedding day. ๐Ÿ’›โœจโ € โ € โ € โ € โ € โ €
I was sitting in the car with an old boyfriend as we passed a cute girl walking down the street. โ € โ € "Someday I want to date a girl who dress's cool like that.. I want to be with someone like her.."โ € โ € My 14 year old self sat in the car blank staring out the window with insecurities rolling deep.โ € โ € I'll never be like her, I'll never dress like her, I'll never be as cool as her. I'm awkward, I'm dumb, my own boyfriend doesn't even want me.. โ € โ € Girls, I made a lot of mistakes in my life. Let me tell you. I somehow believed the lie that since the cool guy wanted 'me' that my life was complete, and the way he treated me didn't matter.โ € โ € Date nights that were supposed to be innocent movie nights turned into me questioning everything, but doing whatever to stay accepted in his eyes.โ € โ € Derric came along when I was 15 years old, and I somehow had already experienced too much and I can truly say, he saved me. โ € โ € He made my believe I was beautiful, I was unique, I was special, and that I deserved to be cared for, listened to and held.โ € โ € I've been thinking a lot about where I came from this week, what makes me me, and that's why I'm opening up to you. There's too much to my story you don't know, but I want you to.โ € โ € I've fallen in love with Derric more in the last 7 days just thinking of where I've been. The dumb guys and lies I believed - and how he's never done that to me once.โ € โ € God placed him in my life at 15. He gave me a friend, a partner in crime, and here we are almost 10 years later falling more in love with each other everyday.โ € โ € I finally have a safe place with someone. I don't have to be someone I'm not, and I'm loved, cared for, respected and adored.โ € โ € Thanking God a little extra these days for Derric, the things he's done for me, the things he's been through with me.โ € โ € Don't let yourself believe those lies I did. You're stunning, your beautiful, your unique, and you deserve to be treated like the wonderful gift you are. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise. <3
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