Rebecca Ames Photography | Chapel Hill Wedding Photographer

Me:  I am one of those hopeless romantics that cry at the beginning of Up (best love story ever) and Star Trek (the new one, because George died saving everyone), every single time. I love, love, love to travel. I've lived in five states (California, Colorado, Montana, Washington and now North Carolina). I speak enough Mandarin Chinese to start and end a conversation but not enough to make the middle interesting. I knit, draw, sculpt and paint whenever I get the chance. I love all things lemon. Lemon Curd Cheesecake. YUM! I like to hike (not 14'ers) and snowboard (14'ers). I kayak. I'm always looking for adventure.  Wilco, Okkervil River, Gillian Welch and Spearhead are the bands that I shout my favorite songs to. I want to go on a food vacation to Thailand. I love movies! My favorites are The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Amelie, Stranger than Fiction and anything by Wes Anderson (except for Bottlerocket, that one I just don't get). I love the Harry Potter books (you can see how much by clicking the link) and the Game of Thrones series. If you don't count Hurricanes, it doesn't rain at my weddings. All of my couples are still married. All of them.

You: You hate sepia tone. And spot color.  You love those crazy candid shots of people bursting out in laughter, your parents crying during the ceremony and the ring bearer picking his nose. You love the shots that scream out, "THIS is real!".

Style: Fine Art Editorial. this means I like to document a romanticized version of reality. I like pretty.

Press, Honors & Awards:

"Best of Durham"  2014 {GOLD winner} by Durham Magazine

"Best of Durham"  2017 by Durham Magazine

"Top 25 Best Photographers" 2016 and 2017 by (Raleigh)

"Top 20 Best Photographers" 2016 and 2017 by (Durham)

Wedding Wire's "Couples' Choice Award 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018 and 2019".

I had the honor of photographing the North Carolina Governor's Inaugural Ball, 2017, Governor Roy Cooper, The Avett Brothers, and Chef Vivian Howard of the PBS show, "A Chef's Life".

I'm a favorite photographer on Let the Kids Dress Themselves!

I've been featured on!!! Style Me Pretty, Moment Junkie, Artfully Wed, Let The Kids Dress Themselves, Looks like Film, Borrowed & Blue, Southern Bride & Groom, The Dating Divas, Hey Wedding Lady, Modern Jewish Wedding, How He Asked, Pop Sugar, Durham Magazine June/July 2015, October/November 2015, and December/January 2015, Chapel Hill Magazine, Indy Week, Rock N’ Roll Bride, The Washington Post, ABC News (print and television), and The Huffington Post.

Best Wedding under $40,000 Award from Triangle NACE.

Etc.... I am a member of the Professional Photographers of America

Photo thanks to Caroline Lima Photography

Photo thanks to Caroline Lima Photography

Photo thanks to Jessica Arden Photography

Photo thanks to Jessica Arden Photography

Photo thanks to my intern, Christy Ancheta

Photo thanks to my intern, Christy Ancheta

I am based in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, but I will travel anywhere. I must stress that last word, ANYWHERE.