Hello Friends!! I’m Rebecca, the photographer behind Rockhill Studio. I love my God, my family, baking (I bake a LOT!), and my passion: photography. I have always been interested in photography but the fire was lit during college when I had a photography class…black and white film photography. My first “real” camera was a film camera and in fact, I shot my very first senior session and wedding entirely on FILM! I then started to venture into digital photography, working and learning from several wedding photographers and found my true passion. I love what I do!
The second part, editing, came as an interest as well. Back during high school I would use the basic painting programs on our home computer and would manipulate images and learn basics I use today, not even realizing the technical skills I was figuring out. Well, eventually I moved on to photoshop and again in college had classes on it (I was an advertising major, which helped a lot with all these “creative” classes!) and was able to further learn and understand the software and skills I needed not just behind the camera, but what happens when I put it down.
Being my clients’ photographer for their wedding, engagement, family, or senior sessions is truly an honor. And for those checking around for a photographer, I would love to capture YOU with my style. It’s a winning combo every time.
A little more personal: This year marks 11 years of marriage bliss for me and my husband, David (you’ll most likely get to meet him if you are a Rockhill bride, as he is my amazing assistant and second shooter!). Oh yeah, after 11 years, those little non-verbal glances and gestures makes it really handy when shooting during a wedding ceremony and we can’t exactly yell at each other from across the venue! We have one son who is always looking for adventure and all things legos or robots. We own a coffee shop which David runs during the week while I’m off editing or shooting, and we make it a point to have our own family adventures as often as possible…be it a local tourist spot close to home, or a road trip across the country! Because the summer season is extremely busy for us and we book up extremely full (which is a great problem to have), we have embarked on a journey of homeschooling with our son to allow to have more family time during the slower winter months, and travel as much as possible. Since December of 2016, we have traveled as a family to over 8 countries in the Carribean and Europe, along with all over the United States. We LOVE family and adventures!
A little bit on Rockhill Studio itself: Rockhill Studio is one of Upper and Northern Michigan’s premier wedding, engagement, with family and senior photography studio. Rockhill Studio was born in 2011 and after living in several areas (from Arkansas to Washington State), has come home to settle in the Newberry area for the summers, the original home of Rebecca, the photographer, and just down the road in Traverse City for the winter. Absolutely loving what she does, Rebecca has a talent for making your shoots feel oh-so-natural, yet posing you to get the perfect pictures.
Most of Rockhill’s shoots are on-location shot in natural light (you can’t beat the best backdrop of all, outdoor nature!), depending on season/weather.
Rockhill Studio, based in Newberry and Traverse City, MI, services the Upper Peninsula and Northern Michigan (Marquette, Traverse City, Houghton, Mackinac Island, Sault Ste. Marie, and more!) with quality, professional photography. Not in the area? Rockhill Studio is available for destination weddings/shoots, just contact us for more information!
Have any questions? Please let us know!! We love hearing from you!
Address: 301 Newberry Ave, Newberry, MI 49868
Phone: (417) 350-9855