Friends, it’s finally happening. Eleanor Stenner Photography has hired it’s first Associate Photographer, and her name is Rebekah Willard!
Rebekah began her photography journey at age 16! After discovering an old family camera, she brought it back to life with the help of some YouTube tutorials and lessons from a photography mentor. Her knack for photography quickly turned from a fun hobby into a thriving small business!
She gained traction in her home town of Albany, Ga. taking photos of friends, sporting events, families, high school seniors and her local church! I’m really thankful for Rebekah’s heart for people, her love for her family and how genuinely fun she is to be around. She makes me laugh all the time and causes me to think deeply as well.
In 2020, Rebekah began her freshman year at Samford University. In the midst of the pandemic, she quickly got to work marketing her photography skills to the student body, offering headshots to her classmates who mostly happened to be musicians.
This success launched her photography career in Birmingham, eventually leading to a partnership with the Samford Sports department. These days, Rebekah loves photographing weddings, families and couples portraits!
As she embarks on her eighth year as a photographer, Rebekah dedicates herself to creating timeless images for couples who dare to break boundaries. She believes in the importance of continued learning and staying experimental, while maintaining consistency in her creative career.
For Rebekah, work ethic is a form of worship. Doing excellent work is a testament to the creative gifts that only the Lord can provide us!
I couldn’t be more proud to add Rebekah to the ESP family. We’ve known each other for four years and she’s the perfect person to bring on to the team. She’s got the heart, passion and intention embodied in the ESP experience and she’s got talent that will blow your mind.
She’s kind, fun-spirited and I can’t wait to see all the beautiful moments she’ll capture, the creativity she’ll bring to this team and for the news to finally be out in the world.
You can follow Rebekah on Instagram at @rebekahwillard_. And, if you’re looking for wedding photography that delivers vibrant, joyful, jaw-dropping images as well as a personable experience and industry expertise … and want Rebekah to be the one shooting, you can now select her when you fill out a contact form on my website!