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14+ years Experienced Portrait and Wedding Photographer based out of Longmont, CO

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KJ and Lee Spring Wedding at Mt. Timpanogos Temple

Thursday, June 20, 2024

 My cousin KJ and her husband Lee were sealed in March at the Mt. Timpanogos Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.  It was truly a special day to be a part of.

And quite the adventure to photograph!

Not only did they have a full wedding party but a full reception.  They are surrounded by loved ones who have rooted for the two of them to find love and couldn't wait to come and celebrate with them.  

Lee shared his touching story of how "he just knew" and it was all so touching.  I truly love love stories.

KJ and Lee's Spring Wedding from Rebecca Mabey on Vimeo.

Calling all local Musicians - Northern Colorado

Tuesday, January 16, 2024

I often get to work with some talented musicians with the high school senior portrait work that I do, but sometimes, we do a little more!  Here is a little flashback to a favorite music video we made while living in the Bay Area!

Check out Skyway on youtube. We enjoyed producing this music video for Jessica Haskin as she branches into the musical world. 

I would love to connect to local musicians and create magic together here in Northern Colorado.  Something with movement, genuine tales of lessons learned, and the people they involve.  Let's unlock that visual potential within your music.

Jessica's song, "A Little Brighter" really warms my heart.  It tells the tale of how far kindness can truly reach and make an impact on someone even if we may not see it.

Thursday, September 14, 2023

 Recently I had the pleasure of photographing some beautiful missionary portraits for Mary.  She is headed out shortly on a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

We could not have asked for a more perfect early autumn morning! 

Need headshots for your business, modeling, school, or mission?  Contact me! Let's get you that fresh facelift for your brand and mission.

What to Wear for your Business Portrait Session

Wednesday, May 10, 2023

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 Choosing the right outfit for your headshot portrait is essential to make a good first impression. Here are some tips for putting together a great outfit for your headshot:

Keep it simple: The focus of your headshot should be on your face, so choose clothing that is simple and doesn't distract from your face. Solid colors are generally a good choice, and avoid patterns or designs that are too busy.

Choose the right color: The color of your outfit can have a big impact on the overall look of your headshot. Consider your skin tone and choose a color that complements it. Jewel tones like emerald green, sapphire blue, or ruby red can look great on a variety of skin tones.

Consider your profession: Think about the industry you work in and the type of impression you want to give off. For example, if you work in a creative field, you may want to choose something more trendy and stylish, while a more conservative outfit may be appropriate for a corporate headshot.

Pay attention to fit: Your clothing should fit you well and be comfortable to wear. Avoid clothing that is too tight or too loose, and make sure your outfit is tailored to your body shape.

Accessorize with care: Keep accessories to a minimum, and choose simple pieces that complement your outfit. Avoid anything too flashy or distracting, and make sure your jewelry and other accessories don't detract from your face.

Remember, the goal of your headshot is to present a professional and approachable image of yourself, so choose an outfit that makes you feel confident and comfortable

Now in addition to your attire, be sure to limit the salts, sugars and greasy foods the week of your session. And be sure to get plenty of rest and stay hydrated! These all can take a toll on our appearance when not attended to.

We can't wait to create your next quality portrait.

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Why you Should be investing in Brand Photography

Saturday, March 18, 2023

 As an entrepreneur, there are various challenges you may encounter when establishing a successful small business. One of the most significant hurdles is creating a strong brand that resonates with your target audience. Branding photography is an effective way to build a powerful brand identity, and here are five reasons why investing in it is a smart choice for your small business.

  1. Authenticity In today's world, consumers value authenticity more than ever before. They want to know who they are doing business with and what they stand for. With branding photography, you can showcase the personality and values of your business in a visual way that resonates with your target audience. Authentic branding photography can help build trust with your audience and give your business a competitive edge.

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  3. Professionalism Having professional branding photography is crucial to creating a strong and credible brand image. It demonstrates that you take your business seriously and are willing to invest in its success. Professional photography can help elevate the perceived value of your products or services, making it easier to justify premium pricing.

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  5. Consistency Consistency is essential when it comes to branding. Having consistent branding photography across all your marketing channels can help create a cohesive brand identity that is recognizable and memorable. This consistency can help you stand out from competitors and make a lasting impression on potential customers.

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  7. Versatility Branding photography can be used across a variety of marketing channels, including social media, websites, and print materials. It can also be repurposed for future marketing campaigns, saving time and money in the long run. Investing in branding photography can give you a library of images to draw from, making it easier to create new marketing materials in the future.

  8. Empowerment Having strong branding photography can be empowering for any entrepreneur. It can help you feel confident in your business and show the world what you are capable of achieving. It can also help attract like-minded customers who share your values and vision for your business.

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In conclusion, investing in branding photography is a wise choice for any small business. It can help establish authenticity, professionalism, consistency, versatility, and empowerment, all of which are crucial for building a strong and successful brand identity.

Let's set up a call and evaluate where you are in your business with your personal brand.

Imagine spending a few hours or less a month, seasonally or bi-annually to create content you can post across your platforms to engage more with your audience.

Set up a consultation.

15 Fun Dance Floor Traditions

Friday, March 17, 2023

Your wedding day is one of the most special days of your life and what better way to celebrate than by hitting the dance floor with your loved ones? Dancing is a great way to let loose and have fun, and there are plenty of traditions you can incorporate to make your wedding reception even more memorable. Here are 15 fun traditions to do on the dance floor at your wedding:

  1. The First Dance: The first dance is a classic tradition where the newlyweds dance together for the first time as a married couple. It’s a beautiful moment that sets the tone for the rest of the night.

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  1. The Father-Daughter Dance: The father-daughter dance is a sweet moment that honors the special bond between a father and his daughter. Choose a song that has meaning for both of you.

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  3. The Mother-Son Dance: The mother-son dance is a touching moment that celebrates the love between a mother and her son. Pick a song that is sentimental and meaningful to both of you.

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  5. The Anniversary Dance: The anniversary dance is a fun way to honor the couples who have been married the longest. The DJ plays a song and gradually eliminates couples from the dance floor based on the number of years they have been married until only one couple remains.

  6. The Shoe Game: The shoe game is a hilarious game where the bride and groom sit back-to-back holding one of each other's shoes and are asked a series of questions about their relationship. They hold up the shoe of the person they think best fits the answer.

  7. The Hora: The Hora is a traditional Jewish dance that involves lifting the newlyweds in chairs while guests dance in a circle around them. It’s a lively and energetic dance that’s sure to get everyone on their feet.

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  9. The Conga Line: The Conga Line is a fun and easy dance where guests form a line and dance around the reception hall, usually led by the bride and groom. It’s a great way to get everyone up and moving.

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  11. The Electric Slide: The Electric Slide is a classic dance that’s easy to learn and always gets the crowd going. It’s a line dance that involves a series of steps and movements that everyone can follow along with.

  12. The Macarena: The Macarena is another classic dance that’s sure to get everyone moving. It’s a simple dance with a catchy beat that’s easy to follow.

  13. The Cha-Cha Slide: The Cha-Cha Slide is a fun and interactive dance that involves a series of moves and instructions called out by the DJ. It’s a great way to get everyone involved and having fun.

  14. The YMCA: The YMCA is a timeless dance that everyone knows and loves. It’s a fun and easy dance that involves spelling out the letters of the YMCA with your arms.

  15. The Chicken Dance: The Chicken Dance is a silly but fun dance that’s always a hit at weddings. It involves flapping your arms like wings and moving around in a circle.

  16. The Twist: The Twist is a classic dance that’s been around for decades. It’s a simple dance that involves twisting your hips and moving your arms.

  17. The Limbo: The Limbo is a fun and playful dance that involves guests trying to dance under a bar that’s gradually lowered. It’s a great way to get everyone involved and having fun.

  18. The Last Dance: The last dance is a sentimental moment that marks the end of the reception. Choose a slow and meaningful song to dance to with your partner before saying goodbye to your guests.

In conclusion, there are plenty of fun traditions you can incorporate into your wedding reception to make it an unforgettable night. Whether you choose to do a classic dance like the first dance or a

Annual Free Headshot Event!

Sunday, February 19, 2023

Don't miss out on this year's opportunity to try before you buy Headshot event!

Get your updated headshot perfect for your career, brand, LinkedIn, website, acting, modeling needs, etc.

The session is free. Afterward, you will receive a proofing gallery to select and purchase desired images. No purchase is required.

When: March 4th, 1-3pm

Where: Sugar Hill Studio, Longmont, CO

Sessions will be 15 minutes. 

Email Rebecca at

To reserve your time slot. A details form will be sent upon inquiry for booking.

March 4th 2023

Available times:

1:10pm BOOKED

1:30pm BOOKED

1:50pm BOOKED

2:05pm BOOKED

2:25pm BOOKED

2:40pm BOOKED

We will be working with white and black backdrops as well as the setting currently available at Sugar Hill Studio which you can view here:


Collection A $125: 3 headshots of your choice, complete with professional edits 

Collection B $175: 5 headshots of your choice, complete with professional edits

Collection C $225: Full Gallery Download with professional edits included (approximately 15 images)

* UPDATE:  We are all booked up, but you can get on the waitlist. Just send a message our way.

We have rebranded! Looking for fall family photos in Longmont?

Sunday, August 28, 2022

 14 years ago we started the brand Effervescent Media Works.  "Effervescent" referring to vivacious energy, bubby, fun.  And that is me!  However, we did name our business when we were 20 years old and didn't put much thought into how much of a mouthful it was that most people have trouble pronouncing or defining... and I still love it.  I still photograph weddings, brands and commercial photography and video under this brand.  BUT, we have split our brand!  I spend most of my time doing family and portrait work!

You can now find my portrait work at

Be sure to follow us on instagram:

That is where I focus on families, maternity, newborns, children, and seniors.  

Looking for fall mini sessions in Longmont

Here are the quick links to more of what I am offering over at Rebecca Mabey Photography


One of the huge changes we have made with Rebecca Mabey Photography is being able to offer a high end custom boutique experience to our clients.  For more seniors, it starts with an in person consultation where we view products, look through the client closet, and most importantly discuss and plan a fully custom session specific to each individuals personality, style and preferences.  We begin with the end in mind to create beautiful wall art, albums, high school senior announcements and more.

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One thing that I LOVE, is that now I am able to share a virtual preview to my clients of what their pictures will look like in their home!

Whether through my sample photos, or images they have sent me from their cell phone, I am able to give exact size reference options so they can make the best decision for their investment.

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And then there are senior announcements!  When those details about graduation come out, we are ready to help our seniors and their parents create something fun that they will love and excited to share.  We go over paper types, styles etc and seniors will have their images designed into several design options to choose from customize.

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 Check out more of our senior work at Rebecca Mabey Photography

Interested in being in our Senior Rep Program? We are always looking for Longmont High School Students to participate.

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I love working with each mama to be and those beautiful couples in these stunning Rocky Mountains to create something truly breathtaking.

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Together we will create a look that you love with personal styling assistance and direction.

After each of my sessions, you will be invited to my home studio located in Longmont. If distance makes that a challenge, we will arrange to meet virtually. You will be presented with your images in a beautiful way, and then together we will narrow down favorites from the gallery.
 I find great joy is helping my clients to preserve their photography in beautiful archival quality wall art that will bring something beautiful into their home.


Newborns hold a special place in my heart.  Those sweet moments with just mom and dad, baby sleeping on the chest and of course those simple and elegant setups.  Each newborn session is unique in style and setup.  Some mama's want all the floral, pearls and lace.  Some prefer sweet and simple minimalism and in home styled session. Whatever it is, we will meet and plan a customized session.  

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 Over the past 14 years, I have collected a beautiful assortment of newborn attire, props and backdrops for in studio work. For in home lifestyle sessions, I can bring some of that to you. Check out this in home session and some of the setups we did here.
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I love to work with families!  We run, we jump, we bunny hop, we make silly noises.  We play.  I enjoy creating a fun environment to get everyone laughing and capture that joy.  

Offering a boutique service allows me to slow down. It allows me to take my time with each family to help those little ones warm up and have fun! Shy toddlers cannot always warm up in a mini session that is 15 minutes long. Together we go on an adventure that they can get into. Exploring the garden and searching for bugs, taking a walk on a "Safari" through the tall grass searching for animals, pretending we are mermaids by the river and the waterfall misting behind. We play! And when we have captured what we need, we wrap up. No time crunches. I work fast and swift photographing those silly gooses on the loose! But I also work with them and their little worlds of imagination. sandstone ranch View more of my family work here.

Easter Minis | Longmont Children's Photographer

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Spring Minis! Don't miss out on our adorable Easter Spring Mini Sessions in Studio here in Longmont, CO. 

 Sessions take place at our home studio. 

 They are for ages 8 months - 8 years 

The Session fee is $125.  Products are purchased separately.