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

Travel Dates: April 20th - 23th Idaho Falls | April 25th - 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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Archive for 2019

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.
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


March 23rd


March 30th


March 30th Adobe Alviso Park 9-11am


April 6th Capitola Beach 3-6pm


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.