Saturday, August 1, 2015

The beauty of a woman. | Rebecca Lewis - R. L. Studio Portraiture, Campbell, New York

“The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries, or the way she combs her hair. The beauty of a woman is seen in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides. True beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It's the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she shows & the beauty of a woman only grows with passing years.”
- Audrey Hepburn

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Reliquary - Recycled Runway 2015 | Rebecca Lewis, Photographer - RLStudioPortraiture, Campbell, New York

I am still on what feels like a bit of a hangover from this past Saturday.
The day was a fantastic and filled with fashion and beauty all benefiting 
The goal was to create something fashionable from recycled items and either wear it myself or have a model of my choice wear it at the 
Recycled Runway 2015 Fashion Show and Auction 
held at the Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, New York.

My goal since October 2014 has been to do something creative for myself at least once a month, a concept purely just for enjoyment so when this opportunity arose I took it. 
It has taken me a total of 3 months to work on this one project but I have had more personal enjoyment from the effort and creativity than I have felt in a very long time. 

Model: Katie Alley

Recycled items include: Clock Chain, Broken Jewelry, Earrings, Plastic Table Cloth, Black Trash Bags, Window Screen, Magazine Pages, Embroidery Hoops, Salvaged Dress Lace, Beer Bottle Caps, Vintage Christmas Decoration, 

Watch Katie wear "Reliquary" down the runway. To view larger head over to YouTube. 

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

The Headshot Session | R. L. Studio Portraiture, Campbell, New York

You need to convey the correct message when trying to attract the right client for your business.
That is why I am now offering professional headshot sessions at R. L. Studio Portraiture.
Designed for you to be the perfect way to put your best image forward.

It is the best investment for your business.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Recycled Runway 2015 | R. L. Studio Portraiture, Campbell, New York

Only 11 more days!
Recycled Runway 2015 a fashion show to benefit THE ARTS Council takes place in 11 more days and you can get tickets at their website. 
I am excited to be participating in this event this year.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Got my wish yesterday. Finally, my chance to photograph my husband in the Studio | Rebecca Lewis - R. L. StudioPortraiture, Campbell, New York

Convincing my husband to sit for a portrait is not an easy task....but finally something changed recently during a conversation over coffee. Looking at some photographs I mentioned that I have been wanting to capture images of him in a similar style.
They were mostly black and white photographs, all of men, some who had beards and some without, snow white or graying hair. Each guy looked very distinguished, confident, and very comfortable in their own skin, all traits that I so admire in my husband. Showing him the reference photos he asked when we could do it.

He asked me what it was I myself liked about the response was its the eyes.
It's always been about those eyes. 

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Rachel Fivie - Hair and makeup artist. More from her session | Campbell, New York

Here are more from Rachel's portrait session. Don't you just love her hair color???
Not only is she beautiful, but she is also a super talented hair stylist and makeup artist. 
She works from Tranquilities Hair Salon in Horseheads, New York. 

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

A new Hair and Makeup Artist | RLStudioPortraiture Campbell, New York

A lot has happened these last two months. The celebration of the holidays took place in London this year with my family, the studio has been revamped, and I am so excited about introducing you to someone new….

She is Rachel Fivie. Rachel is a hair stylist and makeup artist from Horseheads, New York. I had the good fortune of an introduction through a recent client. Rachel is wonderful. When not here in the photo studio she is working at Tranquilities in Horseheads.
It was her turn in front of the camera yesterday. What fun I had photographing her in the studio. She is so much fun and her work is beautiful. I cannot wait for you to meet her during your session.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Christmas themed shoot | Campbell, New York

Had a wonderful time last week working with a beautiful young lady. I created a dress specifically with her in mind and it was difficult waiting until she could get into the studio to do the photo shoot. 

Here is the dress I made for the shoot.

And the final product

It is so exciting to see an idea come together.

Friday, October 31, 2014

From concept to fine art | Rebecca Lewis -

It usually begins with something small; a flower, a piece of jewelry, some fabric, or even a feeling. The seed that becomes an idea and grows into reality. 

A recent shopping trip took me through the fabric store where I found some tulle in a lovely mossy-brown-gold color. It was the perfect choice for a photo shoot that I had hoped to do one day and I knew it was the perfect time to do so. 

Bringing together as many elements as possible from my own stock, and gathering natural elements from the outdoors, I was able to create a scene within the studio that would set the stage for the shoot.

Finding the perfect model was easy.

I love taking a concept and bringing it to life and in the process creating art. 

 Behind the scenes:

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

A tutorial Creating iMovie Video clips for Animoto | Rebecca Lewis -

Here is a short tutorial video I made to help those who might be wanting to add video and audio segments to Animoto. Keeping it as simple as possible, I broke each segment down to 1-10 second clips which is the Animoto requirement. Hope you find it helpful. Again I made it up for myself as I worked on a project. There may be easier ways but it may work for you too.

Friday, September 12, 2014

She's grown up. Class of 2014 Senior session |

Living in a small town you tend to know most everyone. I have literally watched this beautiful girl grow into becoming a wonderful young lady. I even remember the first day I met her. She came knocking on the door with her mother to sell Girl Scout cookies. Of course we bought some - Thin mints to be precise and of course Tagalongs. 
Lucky for me I had the wonderful opportunity to capture her as she embarks on her senior year. What fun! Many wishes for success in now and in your future.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Madigan and Company - A commercial shoot | Rebecca Lewis - RLStudioPortraiture

She loves all things vintage and her favorite collectibles are all things Pyrex.

She restores, repurposes, and redefines anything that has character and sees potential in the discarded.

Images above by Elizabeth Parker

Introducing Elizabeth Parker, owner of Madigan and Company. She's an architectural student and she has a deep love of family.

Inspired by her grandparents; Alfred and Virginia Madigan, their love, encouragement, and strong work ethic gave her the perfect foundation to decide at the age of nineteen to start her own business.

Madigan and Company is an online web-store. 
The store offers an eclectic mix of vintage wares all delightfully selected with a fresh new youthful perspective.
Find the shop here at the following link

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Vintage dress | Rebecca Lewis -

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I love looking for vintage clothing so when I found this vintage handmade dress weeks ago I knew right away I wanted to use it in a photo shoot. Lucky for me, my niece was happy to make my day. 

Monday, July 14, 2014

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

At the threshold of her own Journey | Rebecca Lewis - RLStudioPotraiture

I love paintings; particularly, those from the American Art movement. One of my favorites is "The Voyage of Life: Youth" by Thomas Cole, founder of the Hudson River School. 
"Youth" is said to depict the stage of life when the young individual takes the tiller of life to start their journey. While the trip may appear to be smooth going from the start there will be challenges ahead bringing great experiences as they go forth. 
Fitting as the perfect complement to an image of my niece at the threshold of her own journey.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Short and sweet - Recuperating from the 4th of July | Rebecca Lewis - RLStudioPortraiture

The 4th of July is over and we all had an wonderful weekend. I admit freely I really wanted to get this post up yesterday, but it took me all day yesterday to recuperate from all the activity that took place.
I am still tired.
  Crazy beautiful weather, sailing, fun with family, and visiting with a friend that I haven't seen in 24 was absolutely the icing on the cake! 
I couldn't be more happy and grateful. 

Hope your weekend was filled with just as much fun and happy memories. 

Friday, May 2, 2014

A day just for Mother | Rebecca Lewis

Tell her thank you for all she's done. Tell her you love her. Tell her she's beautiful.
Tell her with a gift that speaks volumes.
A day full of pampering, just for Mom.
They will be memories that she will cherish for a lifetime.