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Rising Stars: Meet Rebecca Richardson

Today we’d like to introduce you to Rebecca Richardson.

Hi Rebecca, thanks for sharing your story with us. To start, maybe you can tell our readers some of your backstories.
I started my photographic journey at Douglas Anderson School of the Arts. I picked up my first camera in the 9th grade. I got my bachelor’s degree from the University of North Florida. While in college, I worked several jobs, including working as a photojournalist for the school newspaper called The Spinnaker, an intern for the City of Jacksonville as a Photo Journalist, a lab technician and assistant photographer at Chelsea Photographic in San Marco, as well as obtaining my business license in 2004 for Daly Photography.

Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall, and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
My husband was military, so we had to move every few years. Having to start over and learn tax/business laws in every state and city we moved to make my job the most difficult. My passion and drive helped spread word of mouth about my product and services no matter where we went. And it helped that clients would always come back regardless of how far I moved and for how long. Some would even pay for my flights and travel to book my services.

As you know, we’re big fans of you and your work. For our readers who might not be as familiar, what can you tell them about what you do?
I am a wedding and portrait photographer. I am one of the few photographers with a darkroom in their home! I have studied with some of the best photographers and gained a BFA in Fine Art Photography.

We’d be interested to hear your thoughts on luck and what role you feel it’s played for you?
I would say it was grit more than luck. I worked hard to get where I am now. I was the first person in my family ever to finish college. I paid my way through college, and times were difficult. I heard a saying, “get your child into photography, and they will never have money for drugs!” I am 39 years old, have over 100K worth of equipment, and have been 100% drug-free my entire life. If there were one area of luck, it would be that my parents had cameras that I started playing around with for school. My parents may not have had a lot of money, but they would spend their last dime to invest in me and my art career.

Pricing:

  • Wedding Packages Ranging from $2200-$6800
  • Portrait Packages Ranging from $450-$1250

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Image Credits
I am the photographer for the images.

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