The girl with the camera

My business name might be I am Rebecca Jordan but my happily married name is Rebecca Santayana! I’m a 26 year old, super smiley, sometimes silly, and always hungry wedding photographer who just wants to take awesome pictures for you.  I am usually talking about my current TV obsession, my latest Kindle download, or where I want to travel to next. You can 100% count on me stopping whatever I’m doing to go pet a dog walking down the street and then talking about how much I love my own two dogs, Carmello and Copper. I am married to an awesome man named Andres, who is a family medicine doctor and my biggest fan (I’ll probably be all mushy gushy heart eyes if you ask me about him because honestly after 8 years the guy still makes me break into a huge smile). I am real, I’m goofy, and I’m all about natural and stress free environments during my sessions. I’ll crack jokes, make you say funny/inappropriate words, and make each session feel like your just hanging out with a new friend- all which leads to those natural un-posed looking pictures you might have noticed all over my site.

I am a former 4th grade teacher and while I absolutely love children, I knew something was missing. Photography has always been a big part of my life, in front of the camera I spent 10 years as a commercial model and learned a lot about posing, lighting, editing, and shooting. I eventually started buying my own gear and spent hours with the professional photographers I had met in the industry learning from the best of the best about what really goes into this career that is often mistaken as a hobby. After a series of going to friends weddings and being the awkward girl crying because “it’s all just so beautiful”, I realized that I loved photography and was a person who really saw the beauty in weddings and wanted to be a wedding photographer. While I miss my classroom, there is nothing more rewarding to me now than giving my couples their moments, captured for a lifetime, and knowing that I was a part of one of the biggest events in their life. So if I sound like someone you could put up with following you around all day long, shoot me an email. I’d love to get to know you better and really show you the experience that I can offer my clients!