rebeccacaridad Colorful bridesmaids #mangandnang #manzanitaphoto 17h

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rebeccacaridad Exploring Austin for the first time with baby O. #lovingbabyo #fostertoadopt 2d

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rebeccacaridad Woke up in New Mexico with this beautiful little baby taking up the whole bed #lovingbabyo #fostertoadopt 3d

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rebeccacaridad @thekitcheners in all art, all creative outlets, I believe we are always trying to find a way to convey a truth. Some way of expressing or capturing the world around us in a way that is accessible and relatable to someone else. The wedding industry is a creative one, but it is also full of a lot of bullshit in my opinion. A lot of disconnect and image based behavior that I've never felt connected to. Most of the time when I see other people's images or read articles on "how to" do things I start to feel completely disconnected from the whole thing and wonder if I am doing what I should be doing. But, then I shoot a wedding with a couple who picked me to photograph it, a couple who I chose to work with. I do it the only way I know how to, which is how I do everything, I do things as Rebecca and not as anyone else and I always walk away reminded why I was so instantly attracted to this profession. It's funny to be doing something that so many people do. I mean seriously I think for every five people there is a wedding photographer. There are amazing ones out there who are a constant source of inspiration and there are a lot of images I see that don't really do much for me either. Of course, just like life, not everything will move you all the time. And, sometimes you find people in your field who's work is a constant motivation to grow, to learn more, and to be the best I can be with the skills I have. @thekitcheners are these people for me, they take such stunning, honest, beautifully lit images and every time one of their shots pops in my feed I am instantly inspired to connect with more people through this craft of mine and to keep finding the depth in what I choose to do in my life. It doesn't hurt that they get to shoot in Glencoe, one of my favorite places on the entire planet! If you don't already know them, you should. Photo by @thekitcheners 4d
  •   stephanie_may Wow. This is amazing! Thank you for posting this so that I can follow @thekitcheners and be inspired by them everyday! 4d
  •   jessilarue This is stunning and I'm obsessed with everything you just said. Wish you could shoot me and my hubby. Pics that are unique to the couple and really show their relationship are 100X better than the standard poses. 4d
  •   thekitcheners Wow Rebecca, we don't really know what to say. Thank-you! Completely agree with you about all the amazing and inspiring work out there nowadays. I think the greatest thing we can do is just be true to ourselves to create the most honest and unique art possible. Thank you so much for believing in our work and consider us newest big fans! Your work is incredible. 4d
  •   soci.nheletn Hi Rebecca, your work really moves me and I totally relate to what you're saying, your perspective is a rare one. Not many people I think are brave enough to go their own way and to stay true to their own vision, rather they seek to emulate others based on a specific *taste* or *style* which is not their own, merely replicated and rationalised as a fail safe alternative than going your own way. In a climate that as you say is oversaturated your individuality shines through in its bravery and non acceptance of the "norm" . It is no surprise then that your work is so sought after. 4d
  •   alimakesthings oh PREAAAAAACH. I needed this today. (see my last post, haha) I missed it earlier but was tagged just now and you are 4d
  •   fostermoms Right on. 3d
  •   katyiweaver @rebeccacaridad this made me so happy to read. I think that the more people are real, the more you fight the bullshit, the more of a chance that honest photography and honest human interaction will rise above it all. Also when I saw this photo for a second I thought that @thekitcheners had shot you while you were in Scotland and I kinda died for a second because THEY ARE SO AMAZING (seriously you guys are). So happy you gave them such a shoutout because they deserve it. Obsessed. 2d

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rebeccacaridad Taking baby O on his first family road trip! Starting this evening we are headed to Austin to photograph the coolest wedding ever. #manzanitacalligraphy #lovingbabyo 4d

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rebeccacaridad Sometimes you win amazing giveaways and get things like this in the mail. So excited to play with all these pretty things. Thanks @maryannemoodie !! 4d

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rebeccacaridad Our joy is another's heartbreak. The reason we have him is because there were humans out there who lost their rights to be his parents. This is heart breaking and confusing. On the one hand I am so thrilled for our baby O to have come to us, to have my family as a support, and to know that we will do everything in our power to supply him with the resources he needs to grow into a functioning adult who will have healthy relationships and one day maybe have his own family that he can take good care of. On the other hand, his parents were like him a long time ago, just these blank canvases, these babies who were not taken care of well, who were not given resources, and who were never taught how to be parents. And, just as there is hope and love with our little one coming to us, there is still a lot of loss for him too. He is losing that direct connection to his culture, to his lineage. As hard we try to keep him connected to his culture we will always be white parents raising a black son. We won't have first hand experience with the racism that he will encounter in his life. This is something that he would have had from his bio parents. This terrifies me. Our joy is another's heartbreak. It's important to me to stay connected to that while I am wrapped up in all this love and happiness during this transition into becoming a mother. I love, love, love my son. #fostertoadopt #lovingbabyo photo by @heatherthegray 5d
  •   danielleandreoli Baby O is lucky to have the two of you. A wonderful story indeed 5d
  •   laurendartt You are already such a wonderful mom. 5d
  •   emmahlm_ Oh my heart. So beautiful. This attitude proves this was meant to be xx 5d
  •   sparrowsspatulas Rebecca, this is beautiful. 5d
  •   nadiakimble Powerful comments. You are demonstrating the change the world needs. One child/person at a time! Blessings to you! 5d
  •   bekahdrey The fact that you realize all this puts you ahead of the game. Love is always going to trump any thing else you can give your son. 4d
  •   hidden_cupcakes This is beautifully written my dear. And of course, it brought me to tears 4d
  •   fostermoms Welp. We would be instant friends, I suspect. Super glad to have found your feed. Will look forward to following your journey @rebeccacaridad 3d

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rebeccacaridad The beautiful @alchemybre ️ can't wait for you all to see the rest of this shoot in the next issue of @boulderlifestyle #manzanitaphoto 6d

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rebeccacaridad Got to spend some time with the beautiful and talented @heatherthegray today. She took a few photos of my little family and I am so grateful to have these moments captured for us to look back on. This has to be the most amazing and surreal time in my life and I know I'm not staying as present as I would like through all the excitement. Thank you Heather 1w
  •   victoriahlane I think this little guy is very blessed! 1w
  •   meladesigns Your story is so precious and so is your little boy. 1w
  •   merelgroenemeisjes The most adorable family 1w
  •   racheljacobson Beautiful. Such sweet moments. 1w
  •   windwardmade So happy for you! 1w
  •   sydtek Hey Rebecca!!! I dreamed about your family last night, it was awesome. You husband showed us this adorable trailer and Baby O was inside. We were playing with him on a bed and giggling and it was so sweet. I woke up very touched and excited for you guys!!! 6d
  •   rebeccacaridad @sydtek that's so sweet syd!!! You met my baby :) 6d
  •   heatherthegray Thank you sweet friends. @modernmaven @stephanie_may doing these photos made my heart so happy for Rebecca and her family. 5d

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rebeccacaridad Today baby O's transition from his foster home to our home is complete. Adoption won't be legit until Fall so we will still have to be creative in how we share photos of him until then. We are in love and so grateful for this little person of ours. #fostertoadopt #lovingbabyo 1w

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rebeccacaridad About time apple #newemojis #lovingbabyo 1w

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rebeccacaridad The lovely ladies of @cedarandhyde just gifted baby O and I this adorable sweater. Thanks so much ladies!! #lovingbabyo #fostertoadopt 1w

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rebeccacaridad The Scottish sweater fits #lovingbabyo #fostertoadopt 2w

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rebeccacaridad Everyone send this guy happy thoughts for a job he interviewed for yesterday. It would be such perfect timing! Headed to pick up little man this morning and bring him to his first play date with @wildflowertara and Jude 2w

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rebeccacaridad This weeks bounty 🐓 2w
  •   cordeliaann Beautiful 2w
  •   katyiweaver So lovely! 2w
  •   lavenderandclover Lovely photo! My dream is one day to have ducks because I've heard their eggs are actually really good! Now I just have to get my husband on board... 2w
  •   pagefiftyfive The best! 2w

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rebeccacaridad So happy about these sunny warm days. It's the season for walks through this beautiful state with lovelies like @alisonvagnini 2w

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rebeccacaridad Some details from a Denver elopement I shot in January #manzanitaphoto #manzanitacalligraphy #manzanitafloral 2w

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rebeccacaridad Our attempt at a family portrait. Taking this sick baby back to his foster home for a couple nights miserable to see him go and excited to have a full nights sleep tonight. Happy Easter everyone! 🐇 #fostertoadopt #lovingbabyo 2w

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rebeccacaridad He wraps both arms around my legs and says "mamamamamamama" and I die. #fostertoadopt #lovingbabyo 2w

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rebeccacaridad This weekend baby boy got to meet and hang out with all his new aunts, uncles, and grandparents on my side except for my brothers David and @dandy_yogin who will be here next week . My family LOVES little ones so they have been real anxious to meet him.Today we spent hours in the park on this beautiful Spring day and I still have a hard time believing this is real. My instinct when I really want something is to prepare myself for the disappointment of not getting it. Realizing that he is really here and here for good is taking some time to settle into me. It is such a fun and love filled process. #fostertoadopt #lovingbabyo 2w
  •   rebeccacaridad @thelongipie thanks sweet lady2w
  •   rebeccacaridad @aubstoy yes @natalienorton has been a great person for me to follow through this process. Love how she documents her family and hair journey 2w
  •   rebeccacaridad @curls.92 love you! 2w
  •   natalienorton @aubstoy @rebeccacaridad this image makes my whole heart smile!!!!!!! 2w
  •   katyiweaver I legit made my boyfriend look at this photo on my screen the other day because it is so powerful and beautiful and honestly one of the most raw and incredible images I've seen in a long time. So happy for you and for him! He's going to have such an incredible life and family with you guys 2w
  •   rebeccacaridad @natalienorton thanks Natalie! I've definitely looked at your feed ALOT over the last 6 months while we waited to see if our little man was coming to us. Thanks for sharing your story2w
  •   rebeccacaridad @katyiweaver so sweet! This photo totally embodies how I feel about this time. We are totally in love! 2w
  •   natalienorton @rebeccacaridad bless your patient, brave, beautiful mother's heart! 2w

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