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Now booking spring Mini Sessions

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10+ years Experienced Portrait and Wedding Photographer based out of Fremont, CA

Travel Dates: April 21st - 27th Provo/Salt Lake City | May 14th - 16th Outer Banks, NC | June 23th - 27th Fort Collins, CO | June 28th - July 2nd Salt Lake City | July 3rd - July 6th Idaho Falls

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Currently serving The East Bay Area.

Celebrating 10 Years with Effervescent Media Works - Photography Giveaway!

Friday, March 22, 2019

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I am so excited and feel so blessed to be celebrating 10 years of Effervescent Media Works. Ten years of capturing couples, individuals, families, and events.  Fun and playful photography and videography with a touch of elegance and grace too.

Come celebrate with me!  We will be doing a giveaway on Instagram EVERY MONTH!

Check out our giveaway for March listed here.

What is your favorite part of spring?

I love to hear all the birds chirping.  We live under several large trees and man, it is quite the party sometimes.  And of course the flowers!  Ahhh the flowers.  I can't get enough of them.  When I drive around town and see all these beautiful California flower bushes draping over a brick wall or see a field of mustard flowers, I cannot wait to do pictures there.  For high school seniors or a mother snuggling her baby.  You name it!  I love the whimsy of spring blossoms.

And then there is, of course, the joy of finally being able to let the kids out in the back yard to play!  Fun fact. We build our own playhouse in the backyard.  It is far from perfect, but I hope it will be a memory the kids cherish as adults.  It is way more fun to create something from scratch anyway.  More creativity and imagination.

If you are local to the Fremont / East Bay area, be sure to check out our mini sessions for springtime!

I only offer a few dates a year at these rates! Regularly $300, 30 minutes, 30 edited images and an online gallery of High Res images.

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You know, my husband helped me come up with the name for our business back in 2008. I always knew I wanted to do video as well as photography, so while I could have done Rebecca Rachelle Photography ... it just didn't fit! Effervescent referring to lively, vivacious, filled with excitement. Such as "effervescent young people". There is a part of me that never wants to grow up. I am all about being a goofball with my kiddos at playtime and running around with them at the playground. We pull out the funny voices and the pretending to be animals and such and I love that. I love to make them smile. When I am doing pictures and capturing the bridesmaids laughing together on a wedding day or running about a field with a fun family, I capture a bit of that energy that it full of life and youthful. Anyway, the name fits!
Interested in booking a session! Email me at

East Bay Spring Mini Sessions 2019

Friday, March 8, 2019

The hills are calling with the sound of music.  It's spring and time for those mini sessions! Let's get together and play for a fun, non-rushed family portrait session.

For booking and inquiries email Rebecca at

And for upcoming giveaways and more be sure to follow up on Instagram We are celebrating 10 years of capturing joy.

Spring Mini Sessions Only $200

$100 retainer due at booking, $100 balance due at session
30-minute mini session ( a relaxed, non-rushed experience!).
30+ high-resolution JPEG images in an online gallery.
Images delivered two weeks later
Mini sessions are for families of up to 6 (if you have more than 6, I suggest booking a second spot)
March 16th, 23rd and 30th
Fremont, CA - Mustard Flower Field location 

March 16th BOOKED


March 23rd BOOKED


March 30th BOOKED


March 30th Adobe Alviso Park 9-11am BOOKED


April 6th-April 13th Mustard Yellow Flower Field (Fremont) 5:15-7pm

5:50 pm

Flower crowns and spring dresses available for the girls.  Just ask.
Additional Info
- RUSHED delivery is available at additional cost.
- A la carte delivery options such as prints, canvases, and wooden boxed USB drive albums available.
Digital Rights
We deliver an online digital gallery of high-resolution JPEG images with the personal print release.
Mini-session deposits are non-refundable.  If you, however, have a friend take your slot you may get a refund should you need to cancel. $100 retainer due at booking, $100 balance due at session
What happens if it rains?
Schedules permitting, we can reschedule for a different day. If we are unable to reschedule, you will be given a full refund.

Visiting the Inside of the Oakland Temple

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

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Coming up in May is something very exciting for me!  I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and our temple, in Oakland, has been undergoing extensive renovations and will be reopening in May for visitors!

When I was in Europe we visited many beautiful churches and synagogues in Rome and around Tuscany.  And I enjoyed learning more about the symbolism connected to the artwork, the ways they worship and learning more in general about other faiths.

One of the things that I love about doing wedding photography is working with individuals of all faiths and cultural backgrounds.  I love to learn about those differences and I find the more that I do I come to love my fellow man more simply by understanding them better. Learning the rich details and deeps of what others believe, how they worship, what cultural traditions they practice is very intriguing to me.

Unlike most Churchs or Synagogues, a Temple of the Latter Day Saint faith is not regularly open for visitors and tourism which is why this is a special event if you have ever been curious about what is inside the Oakland temple.  After each temple is finished, there is a short period where an open house is available and they will do tours and share about the beautiful artwork, our beliefs and what goes on inside the temple. I look forward to taking my children who are still very young and whom after the temple is formally re-dedicated will need to wait until they are 11 to attend.

The temple is a very special place for myself and my family.  It is where my husband and I were sealed for time and eternity on our wedding day (at the Salt Lake Latter Day Saint Temple), which in our faith, we believe we can be eternally bound to our family for all time and eternity. That brings me joy with the peace it brings me each day knowing that should something happen I will be able to see my family again.

If you are interested in going to the open house and tour the inside of the Oakland Temple, all are welcome!  You can reserve a free ticket here, or feel free to send me an email at and I would be happy to get some for you. I am even happy to go with you too if you would like! Tickets are required for crowd control as it gets rather busy!

The open house will take place May 11th - June 1st and June 15th

Once the Oakland temple is back operating, I will look forward to attending and doing wedding pictures there for those getting married in the near future.

Studio Holiday Mini Sessions

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Bring on the Christmas Cheer! Holiday mini sessions at my home studio in Fremont on 12/8/18. ** BOOKED

15 minutes, 15 edited images, pictures back to you in 48 hours! Just $75

Email Rebecca at

Christmas Tree Stand Mini's

Friday, November 30, 2018

I am in love with this super cute set up this year for Christmas Tree mini's!

When: Dec 15th
Where: Mission San Jose Park in Fremont
What: 15 minutes 15 edited images in High Resolution in an online Gallery

All for $100

***Pictures back to you in 48 HOURS!

Email Rebecca at to book.
Half down to reserve your spot, the remainder due at the session.
(in the event of foul weather, you will have 2 choices: 1. An indoor studio session, same day or 2. Cancel your session and receive your deposit back)

Times available:


A Little Brighter - Music Video

Thursday, October 25, 2018

When I first heard this song by Jessica Haskin, "A Little Brighter" I immediately started thinking about some of the times that someones little acts of kindness really made my day, my week, the start of the school year, whatever it be. Like when a client thinks of me on their list and I receive a beautiful Christmas Card with the photos from their session on it.  Or getting a thank you gift.

A little brighter by Jessica Haskin

A little brighter by Jessica Haskin

A little brighter by Jessica Haskin

A little brighter by Jessica Haskin

A little brighter by Jessica Haskin

A little brighter by Jessica Haskin

A little brighter by Jessica Haskin

A little brighter by Jessica Haskin

A little brighter by Jessica Haskin

As I read and studied the lyrics, I also thought of some of the less happy moments of unkind actions and what kind of ripple effect that had on my day. One that I thought of was, in high school, it was a rainy day, plenty of heavy books in hand and in my rushing to class, I slipped on the tile floor with my cheap flipflops.  Several people rushed past and one boy even obnoxiously said (insert bro voice here) "Well you biffed it haha." But no helping hand up like that super cliche moment in a movie.

And then I thought of those kinds of friends that make you laugh your way out of your tears.  Have you ever had that? When you have had a literal shoulder to cry on? Or that person that knows just what to say to wipe away those tears and bring out a smile?  Maybe it was after a breakup, or they thought to bring you ice cream?  Maybe you didn't get the grade you wanted or the acceptance letter you were expecting and worked tirelessly for. They know just what to say.

A little brighter by Jessica Haskin

Bring a little sunshine yourself and be to subscribe to Jessica's channel, Skyway Music
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Directed by/ Videography by Rebecca Mabey of Effervescent Media Works