My name is Rebecca Ann Thomas and I founded Rebecca Ann Aesthetic way back in 2017. I started out my adult life as an art teacher- I felt that using my skills as an artist combined with my love for interacting with others and imparting knowledge would be the ideal way to give back to the world. As the years wore on I felt that something was missing, and that brought me to where you see us today.
I originally shot families, maternity, corporate headshots and various other lifestyle photography before taking on weddings and absolutely falling in love. There is something about capturing the raw emotion of a life changing event that really called to me and I quickly found my niche in fine art photography.
Traditionally, art is done on a canvas and photography isn't much different- except my canvas is now primarily digital and I am painting light and memories rather than brushstrokes.
I seek to empower couples to live authentically and love the story that they are writing, while encouraging them to feel comfortable, alive and bright on their wedding day.
I cannot wait to meet all of the couples we have not reached yet- your stories are what keep myself and Mandy thriving year after year!
Mandy Rhea York here! I met Rebecca in 2016 when we began teaching at the same small school district. While she was the head of the Art department, I covered the schools Human Ecology division. Initially we bonded over a love of design, artisanal sweets and female empowerment.
When Rebecca started RAA I helped out casually behind the scenes as a back up photographer or copywriter. When Becca asked me to learn videography as a way to help out the occasional client, I was happy to jump into learning a new skill. Neither of us ever expected it to take off the way that it did and here we are several years later with hundreds of happy couples between us.
Helping lead RAA into the age of filmmaking has been a long, beautiful, difficult, amazing, overwhelming task and I wouldn't have had it any other way.
One of my favorite parts of being a fine art filmmaker has been the freedom to connect with so many people, learn their individual stories and cultures, and to truly be immersed in the fabric of someones lives. We have each made so many lifelong friends and it's now an every day occurrence for me to get a text or message from past clients sharing their newest milestones.
We live and breathe this industry and wouldn't have it any other way!
We specialize in creating elevated, romantic and authentic imagery for our couples while curating the experience of a lifetime. The love story that brought you together deserves to be told and retold year over year with heirloom quality.
Your imagery will be refined and modern, yet ethereal and full of soft light and genuine emotion. A love of vintage film can be found throughout as we focus on remarkably distinct color tones.
Our work has been honored across the nation in publications such as Kentucky Bride, Contemporary Wedding Magazine, and The White Wren to name a few.
We have so many places we have been yet so many places left to go - that's one of our favorite parts of photography and film - living life one new step at a time
Much like your future husband or wife, your dog is always there for you. We fully support bringing your pup for photos.
The best part of eating most of our meals at weddings? There's always cake to top off a perfect day!
We each have families and friends we hold very dear to our hearts, and nothing makes us happier than seeing people form new families of their own!