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Rebecca Wilkowski Photography

San Francisco , CA
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San Francisco, CA 94107 US (map)

PHONE

347-413-4747

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ABOUT US

Good photography is more than just recording an event on film. It tells a story, evokes emotion, captures personality, and gives a unique perspective.

As the daughter of a... Read more
Good photography is more than just recording an event on film. It tells a story, evokes emotion, captures personality, and gives a unique perspective.

As the daughter of a photographer, I was fascinated early on with the possibilities such a small piece of equipment could hold. I often daydreamed that my eyes were a camera lens, capturing people and places in their truest sense without them ever knowing.

Today, this is still true. Whether a wedding, portrait, landscape or promotional piece, I seek images that move people, those that capture the essence of what I am photographing. I always try to find new ways of seeing a scene differently.

My style of photography draws upon my experience as both a newspaper photojournalist and a portrait photographer. My wedding work has been refered to as "artistic", "photojournalistic" and "candid". My presence is friendly and unobtrusive, as I believe in letting the day unfold naturally and capturing special moments discreetly whenever possible. I prefer to document the events of the day in a "hands-off" manner, rather than posing people or orchestrating shots, as I believe people are their most beautiful and interesting when they are completely comfortable and able to be themselves.

Unlike many photographers, I take on only a limited number of photography clients each year to ensure that each one is truly special. This allows me more time to become acquainted with my clients, understand their needs, and come away with a sense of their personality. My approach allows me to give my clients my full and undivided attention, thereby creating photos that reflect their personality in a way that is unique to them.

I have been extremely fortunate to have received national recognition for my work including honors, awards, media attention, gallery showings, private commissions, and being published in newspapers, magazines and a book. I couldn’t have done it without my wonderful clients, all of whom remain a source of joy and creativity to me each day.

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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism, Portraiture
What do your packages include?
Albums, Custom Graphic Design, Digital Files, Flush Mount, Matted Prints, Prints, Thank You Cards, Video Montage
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Do you have experience shooting in various lighting situations?
Indoor, Outdoor, Natural, Artificial
Is your media preference film or digital?
Digital or Film
How many photographers do you work with?
2
Do you guarantee your presence at the actual event?
Yes
Do you sometimes book yourself for more than one event in a day? Weekend?
No
Do you have a replacement photographer in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
Yes
What kind of equipment do you typically bring with you on the day-of?
All professional Canon equipment.
Do you bring back-up equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
Yes
Do you charge hourly or full day?
Day Rate
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
1 meal break of 30 minutes
Do you charge for travel?
Only if outside of the SF Bay Area
How soon after the event are the proofs ready for viewing?
2-3 weeks
In what format are the initial proofs offered?
CD-ROM, online gallery, digital slide show, or hard cover/spiral bound proof book
How long can the client keep the proofs?
Forever
Do you retain the copyright for the photos?
Yes
Do you reserve the right to publish the photos?
Yes
Do you provide the digital files and/or negatives (or copies of the negatives) to the client?
Yes, after 1 year.
Will images be available for viewing online?
Yes
What kind of albums do you offer?
Flush Mount, Scrapbook
When will the client get the final album?
4-6 weeks after the wedding

REVIEWS

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Wedding:
6/29/2012
5.0/5.0
Not only is Rebecca is an amazing photographer, but she is organized and resourceful which is super helpful when trying to plan a wedding. We flew into San Francisco from Vancouver for a City Hall wedding, we planned the whole thing from a distance. Trying to get information on the process for City Hall ceremonies was pretty difficult through the government website, it was very matter-of-fact but didn't take into account a lot of the more emotional aspects of the ceremony. I found Rebecca through her blog and loved her work, so I decided to reach out to her. She had tons of experience photographing weddings at City Hall which I really liked (she knew the building well, knew lots of great nooks to get good shots in etc.) but she also knew all about the process! She gave me tons of great info about how long it really takes, how much time there is in between registering and the actual ceremony if you want to go to the bathroom for hair/makeup or 'costume' changes etc, and tips on how City Hall really handles the guest limits, among other things. It was so great to talk to someone who had been to so many SF City Hall weddings before and knew the full deal. Luckily she was available on our day so we booked her in.

Booking Rebecca to photograph our wedding day is one of the best decisions we made out of everything we did. She was easy and fun to work with, very creative, and very respectful of our family, our space, and the special nature of the day. At the end of the day all you really want are really great photographs that capture your wedding day, and if someone is really easy and warm to work with that's a bonus. Rebecca is all of those things, and her photographs are stunning! We literally had people tell us our wedding photos were the best they had ever seen! They are absolutely beautiful and totally capture us and the special day. Whether you are having a City Hall ceremony or a large wedding event, if Rebecca is available I highly recommend you book her before
Not only is Rebecca is an amazing photographer, but she is organized and resourceful which is super helpful when trying to Read more...
Not only is Rebecca is an amazing photographer, but she is organized and resourceful which is super helpful when trying to plan a wedding. We flew into San Francisco from Vancouver for a City Hall wedding, we planned the whole thing from a distance. Trying to get information on the process for City Hall ceremonies was pretty difficult through the government website, it was very matter-of-fact but didn't take into account a lot of the more emotional aspects of the ceremony. I found Rebecca through her blog and loved her work, so I decided to reach out to her. She had tons of experience photographing weddings at City Hall which I really liked (she knew the building well, knew lots of great nooks to get good shots in etc.) but she also knew all about the process! She gave me tons of great info about how long it really takes, how much time there is in between registering and the actual ceremony if you want to go to the bathroom for hair/makeup or 'costume' changes etc, and tips on how City Hall really handles the guest limits, among other things. It was so great to talk to someone who had been to so many SF City Hall weddings before and knew the full deal. Luckily she was available on our day so we booked her in.

Booking Rebecca to photograph our wedding day is one of the best decisions we made out of everything we did. She was easy and fun to work with, very creative, and very respectful of our family, our space, and the special nature of the day. At the end of the day all you really want are really great photographs that capture your wedding day, and if someone is really easy and warm to work with that's a bonus. Rebecca is all of those things, and her photographs are stunning! We literally had people tell us our wedding photos were the best they had ever seen! They are absolutely beautiful and totally capture us and the special day. Whether you are having a City Hall ceremony or a large wedding event, if Rebecca is available I highly recommend you book her before Read less
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Ada
Wedding:
9/23/2006
4.9/5.0
Bek, the photos are amazing and far exceeded our expectations! WOW, we look really good ...is that really us?? Thank you SO, SO much. We haven't had time to pick our favorites yet, but in the meantime we're enjoying drooling over them.

We both feel so honored and grateful to have had you there, capturing so many amazing moments. Including you in the intimate moments of our wedding was an absolute delight. Never before have either of us felt so at ease in front of a camera. Your presence is exceedingly gentle and unobtrusive; you have that rare photographer's ability to make your subjects feel relaxed and beautiful, even in the midst of pre-wedding nerves.

Simply said, you're a blast to be around, and your photos are simply stunning. We feel incredibly grateful to have had you and your talent with us on our magical day. We will certainly be recommending you to our family and friends. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Love, Ada and Peter
Bek, the photos are amazing and far exceeded our expectations! WOW, we look really good ...is that really us?? Thank you Read more...
Bek, the photos are amazing and far exceeded our expectations! WOW, we look really good ...is that really us?? Thank you SO, SO much. We haven't had time to pick our favorites yet, but in the meantime we're enjoying drooling over them.

We both feel so honored and grateful to have had you there, capturing so many amazing moments. Including you in the intimate moments of our wedding was an absolute delight. Never before have either of us felt so at ease in front of a camera. Your presence is exceedingly gentle and unobtrusive; you have that rare photographer's ability to make your subjects feel relaxed and beautiful, even in the midst of pre-wedding nerves.

Simply said, you're a blast to be around, and your photos are simply stunning. We feel incredibly grateful to have had you and your talent with us on our magical day. We will certainly be recommending you to our family and friends. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
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Marzia
Wedding:
4/16/2005
4.9/5.0
Only a few minutes after meeting Rebecca, we both knew that she would be the best photographer for our wedding, and didn't search for anybody else. Our wedding was not a conventional one; when we told her the ceremony would be at the beach, with a reception to follow in a barn at a local goat cheese farm, she showed only enthusiasm and shared in our excitement. She was full of very useful advice, yet made every effort to ensure that our vision of how the day should be was fulfilled. Rebecca put in much more effort than we would have expected; she came and scouted out both locations on several occasions, both with and without us, to suggest the best spots, and to make sure she was prepared to get the nicest shots. She even brought her own lighting system for the interior of the barn to ensure the photos would be perfect. The ambience that the lighting created enhanced, rather than detracted from, the atmosphere. Rebecca placed no official time restrictions on us; she was there from the first bridal preparations, until the last of our guests staggered home.
Having Rebecca as our photographer was one of the best decisions we could have made in preparing and planning our wedding. She was like having an extra friend at the wedding who just also happened to be taking the photos! The choice of photos was tremendous, it took a lot of effort to pick our favorites; a mix of 'arty', journalistic, and the requisite poses with family. Our album encompasses the whole day perfectly. We would both highly recommend you choose Rebecca for your wedding, or any event for which it is important to have a thorough record to keep the wonderful memories fresh in your minds.
Only a few minutes after meeting Rebecca, we both knew that she would be the best photographer for our wedding, and didn't Read more...
Only a few minutes after meeting Rebecca, we both knew that she would be the best photographer for our wedding, and didn't search for anybody else. Our wedding was not a conventional one; when we told her the ceremony would be at the beach, with a reception to follow in a barn at a local goat cheese farm, she showed only enthusiasm and shared in our excitement. She was full of very useful advice, yet made every effort to ensure that our vision of how the day should be was fulfilled. Rebecca put in much more effort than we would have expected; she came and scouted out both locations on several occasions, both with and without us, to suggest the best spots, and to make sure she was prepared to get the nicest shots. She even brought her own lighting system for the interior of the barn to ensure the photos would be perfect. The ambience that the lighting created enhanced, rather than detracted from, the atmosphere. Rebecca placed no official time restrictions on us; she was there from the first bridal preparations, until the last of our guests staggered home.
Having Rebecca as our photographer was one of the best decisions we could have made in preparing and planning our wedding. She was like having an extra friend at the wedding who just also happened to be taking the photos! The choice of photos was tremendous, it took a lot of effort to pick our favorites; a mix of 'arty', journalistic, and the requisite poses with family. Our album encompasses the whole day perfectly. We would both highly recommend you choose Rebecca for your wedding, or any event for which it is important to have a thorough record to keep the wonderful memories fresh in your minds. Read less
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