Rebecca Williams Photography at Incirlik

Rebecca Williams Photography at Incirlik

I’m offering studio portraits for the next week.  I’m not going to say this will never happen again, but I will say that I will be gone for a month in February, hopefully will pack out in April, and will leave Turkey for good in May.  It’s not likely I’ll be able to offer portraits again while I’m here.  So, if you want a Rebecca Williams portrait – now is the time!

What you get (all from same image):

  • 1- 40x60cm Wall Canvas print from Bonjour
  • 1- Digital Image with right to print
  • 1- Digital 4×6 Photo Card with your image inserted (example below)
Greeting can be customized:  Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, or Happy New Year

Greeting can be customized: Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, or Happy New Year

Days Available:

  • Friday, November 21 (morning and afternoon only)
  • Sunday, November 23 (morning and evening only)
  • Monday, November 24
  • Tuesday, November 25

What you need to do:

1. Email or FB Message me with the best day and time of day that works for you.  (Monday afternoon, Tuesday morning, Friday evening).  I will respond with an appointment time and a PayPal invoice for the full $60.  I will also be at WinterFest – so you can reserve your time there if you wish!

2. Pay the invoice.  If you prefer not to use PayPal, you can bring me cash or a check, but the session must be paid in full to reserve your spot.  (Fee is completely refundable if someone gets ill or if you are not happy with your image)

3. Show up!  Show up at your reserved time and we’ll have a blast!  You will have your digital images within a week, and the Bonjour print not long after.  I will provide detailed instructions for ordering your holiday cards through www.mpix.com using their $.19 print option!

WHO’S EXCITED?????

I’ve been here 18 months (almost).  In that time I’ve had many, many people ask me “how do I get you to take my son’s/daughter’s/kids/family’s pictures?”  Every time I’ve replied with “I’m sorry, I’m not taking clients while I’m here.”  For where I am in my business, I just couldn’t design a structure that would allow me to market to a majority of the base, while maintaining the principle that I hold dear:  Quality product for the wall above all else.  Being stationed here is quite disadvantageous for running an established business.  I can not use the vendors I’ve built a relationship with in the States, which means I can’t charge what I charge in the States, which means I can’t spend the time with each client that I do when I’m in the States, and so on, and so forth, until my brain hurt and I decided it’s just not worth it.

But, I was not being honest with myself.  It is worth it.  I truly believe everyone should have a portrait of their kids on the wall. The portrait should stop the parents when they walk down the hall and make them smile.  Their kids should see that portrait hanging in the hall.  Printed portraits are important.  But, it takes time to meet with, discuss, plan, design, choose, order, and deliver printed product.  I needed to get my time with each client down.  I needed a way to make it happen.   When I saw the announcement for WinterFest, I knew that was the answer!  An event!  Multiple clients at one time.  I could set up my studio, get one quality portrait to be printed for the wall, and as a bonus, give the digital image so parents could print additional for friends and family.  It is a compromise, yes.  I would love to be able to spend hours with each client – help them design a wall of portraits in custom frames; but, that’s just not feasible.  I’ll settle for offering a quality portrait printed at Bonjour for the wall.  Are you in?

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The Villa

by Becky on November 6, 2014

When I was last in the States, my sisters and I scoured the internet looking for the perfect place to spend our Istanbul vacation.  Beth and I spotted it right away, but the price kept Pam from agreeing.  Finally, we wore her down and she relented to stay in the five bedroom “villa” in a little fishing village on the Bosphorus.

The week with my sisters was amazing – it was so good to spend time with family.  Istanbul was okay too.  I was sad when we pulled away, but happy knowing that the next time I see them I’ll be “home”.

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More About Me

by Becky on June 17, 2014

I know I have the About Me page, but after reading all about what I love, you might want to know more – what makes me tick, what are my passions, where does my heart lie?  I’ve selected a few blog posts from the past that I feel will give you a deeper understanding of who I am. Enjoy.

First, a celebration of my seven year anniversary in photos.

Next, a list of what I’m most thankful for (inspired by the daily November posts of Facebook).

Read the next two together.  When a C-130 crashed in 2012, it hit me hard, and my photography reflected it.

While you’re feeling sad from those, you might as well read about the greatest heartache of my life.

Now, a celebration!

And, finally, I leave you with a funny.

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Roman Backdrop

by Becky on May 14, 2014

This weekend we went out exploring Roman ruins a couple of hours’ drive from Incirlik.  I captured a few images that I could use as backdrops in my digital portrait work.  Then, last night, I captured a few images of the kids to use as “practice”.  What do you think?  Can you tell she’s been “dropped” in?

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Music Warms My Heart

by Becky on April 6, 2014

It was cold.  Below freezing cold.  The Polar Vortex (a term I’d never heard before) of 2014 was in full effect in northern Ohio. Driving the five miles from my sister Cindy’s house to my sister Debbie’s house required bundling the kids from head to foot just to get the to the rented Nissan we were driving.  The wind was angry and wanted our skin as we marched through snowdrifts from the driveway to the front door.  As we removed hats, gloves, scarves, boots, and coats in the entryway, we started to thaw from the heat of the wood-burning stove.   The afternoon was spent in love, laughter and music.  Although the temperature was freezing, my heart was warmed.

Mom with her harmonica

Debbie on the piano, Dad with the dobro

 

Cindy taking a turn on the piano

 

Cindy’s reflection in the dobro

 

My oldest on the Yuke and youngest playing the piano

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