Santa Cruz wedding featured by Glamour Magazine!

        Congratulations Andre & Ebonye!

        They recently welcomed a baby girl to their family and their wedding that we photographed in 2012 was featured in Glamour Magazine’s wedding blog!


        I also just learned that Ebonye had her first novel published! Check back for details.


        They really tied the knot! I’ve never had a couple do this before.


        What a personality!

        bridal bouquet

        Their intimate ceremony and reception were held at Lulu Carpenter’s cafe in downtown Santa Cruz, CA. Being New York natives, the newlyweds insisted on a Jamaican style wedding feast from Spicy Roy’s in San Jose.  Lezlie Johnson created the bouquets and centerpieces. The Buttery provided the wedding cake. Hair & makeup by Lorene Stewart.

        Click here to see their wedding featured by Glamour Magazine.

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        Bridal Shows in Monterey and Santa Cruz

        With the holidays over, it’s time to start planning your wedding! This year, Rebecca Stark Photography will be at both the Central Coast Bride Magazine’s Bridal Show and the Cocoanut Grove Bridal Expo.

        If your wedding is in the Monterey, Pebble Beach, Big Sur or Carmel area, you should check out Monterey’s Wonderful Winter Bridal Show on Sunday January 12, 2014, 12 – 4pm in Seaside, CA. Click here for info on their FB page.

        If your wedding will be in the Santa Cruz, Aptos, Capitola area, check out the Cocoanut Grove 2014 Bridal Expo on Sunday January 26, 2014, 10am – 4pm at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Click here for info on their FB page.

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        Check out this feature article about me from last year.

        Both shows are epicenters of all things bridal! Dozens of experienced wedding vendors, delicious cake and food samples,  prizes and fashion shows. Not only will you be inspired by the decor, wedding experts and images, you can actually plan your whole wedding in one afternoon! If you go, make sure you stop by my booth and say hello:) I’ll be raffling a complimentary portrait session! Call me if you would like to chat about your wedding 831-325-4183. Happy New Year!

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        Couple picks the perfect location to elope in Big Sur

        Wedding at the Wind & Sea Estate

        What could be more romantic than crossing the pond, renting a convertible Mustang and eloping in Big Sur with your closest friends and family? I love the sense of adventure couples who elope seem to possess. Neil & Kirsty did just that when they planned their destination wedding in Big Sur.

        It’s always great working with Zee with Lyssabeth’s Wedding Officiants.

        A kilt is always a welcome sight at a wedding!


        Besties share a “broment” after the ceremony.


        The newlyweds:)

        Let the wedding feast begin! I’m sure the guests loved the wedding favors. Champagne flutes from Tiffany’s! Click here to view more images from this wedding. Check out the video of the Wind & Sea House. If you are planning to elope in Big Sur or anywhere in Northern California, give me a call. Rebecca Stark 831-325-4183


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        Santa Cruz Halloween Costume Contest

        I’m very excited to announce that I will be hosting a Halloween Costume Contest at my studio in downtown Santa Cruz!
        Costume Contest at my downtown studio.

        Grab your friends, bring your kids or pet and stop by in costume on Halloween, Thursday October 31, 2013 between 3 and 9pm. We will photograph you in your costume and you will be entered in the contest. Voting will start at 3pm on my Facebook Business Page. Share the contest on your Facebook Page so that all your friends vote for you. Voting ends at midnight on Halloween and the photo with the most Likes will win $100! The contest is open to children, adults, and pets. Participants must be dressed in a costume and photographed at the RSP studio to be entered. Call with questions 831-325-4183. Rebecca Stark Photography studio is located on the corner of Walnut & Center at 627 Center Street in downtown Santa Cruz.


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        Cornerstone Sonoma

        An engagement session at an extraordinary garden venue.

        It has been a summer of adventure and work related travel for me! Last week I was in Mendocino for an amazing backyard wedding on a cliff with a view of the Pacific ocean that I will never forget. A couple of days later I was in Big Sur for another spectacular cliff side wedding. Over the weekend I was in the Yosemite area for an engagement session for 2 lovebirds who have been waiting for over 30 years to be legally married! I’m a little behind on my posting so visit again soon for new images. Check out this gorgeous couple I recently photographed at Cornerstone Sonoma.


        Ruby & Ivan travelled all the way from Texas to the Napa Valley for their engagement session at Cornerstone. We had a blast discovering the different gardens! Each garden is completely different than the next. Above and below is the garden Rise designed by Roger Raiche and David McCrory. I love the balance of organic and man-made textures.





        Above, the Garden of Contrast by James Van Sweden and Sheila Brady was lovely with wispy grasses and sharp agave plants.


        Red Lantern Garden above by Andy Cao and Xavier Perrot was a cool mixture of reflective elements and industrial charm. Check out the link for more information on this installation’s historical references. 



        fun couple photoshoot


        Congratulations on your engagement, Ivan & Ruby!

        If you are planning a wedding or engagement session and need a photographer, give me a call! 831-325-4183

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