"I’ve worked with Rebecca on close to a 100 event and magazine photo shoots over the past seven years, including numerous high pressure, high profile regional, national and international events. Rebecca has a special way about her that puts people immediately at ease. Even the most challenging subjects relax around Rebecca. Her images consistently capture the joy – and the emotion – behind the activities we cover. She’s quick about turning around time-sensitive photos for news and social media, and I can always count on her to select ones that truly capture the essence of the moment. She is a consummate professional, eternally cool-headed, good humored and a lot of fun to work with. I’ve hired dozens of photographers over the course of my career, and Rebecca is hands down one of the very best." Sharon Rolenc


"Rebecca is both an artist and an entrepreneur. She built the photo bureau at St. Catherine University while still a student and took it to professional heights after graduation. Eager to learn, a willing mentor, a team player — and a talented photographer who always put her subjects at ease. She became our department’s go-to person for projects large and small." Amy Gage, Strategic Communication and Community Relations at University of St. Thomas


"I cannot provide a more enthusiastic recommendation for a photographer than Rebecca Slater of By Rebecca Studios. I was aware of Rebecca's exceptional work at St. Catherine University and was eager to book her for the many photography needs we have in our department at the University of Minnesota, including professional head shots, lab photos, and special events. I appreciate her creativity and initiative to frame unique, interesting photos. It's such a pleasure to work with her since she is professional, responsive, and attentive. She is truly an invaluable resource for us." Gayle Gabrielski, Coordinator of Faculty Affairs and External Relations, University of Minnesota

"The Mitchell Hamline Law Review booked Rebecca to photograph the annual Law Review Banquet--a formal/professional event attended by many prominent figures in the Minnesota legal community. As the organizer of the event, I had way too many things on my mind to remember to coordinate with the photographer to get the shots we wanted. With anybody else, this would have equaled disaster. Rebecca, however, not only prevented disaster, but exceeded all of our most ambitious objectives. I sent her a rather lengthy and complicated list of the shots we wanted only several days prior to the event--many specific individuals, particular people at certain points in time, upstairs, downstairs, climbing ladders, dozens of candids, large-group photos--Rebecca did it all flawlessly; even getting many shots that I would have requested had I remembered! I could not possibly recommend her services more highly. Thanks, Rebecca!" - Joseph Nelson

"Rebecca is the best! She did out engagement and wedding photos and I could not be happier! Her experience and attention to detail make her an excellent photographer. She knows all the right angles, poses, lighting, etc. that perfectly capture beautiful moments. I will use her for all my photography needs for the rest of my life, I highly recommend her! Mitch is also really great too! He helped tie my husband's bow tie, and of course Rebecca captured a great picture of it because she is the best :) The two of them helped make our wedding day go so smoothly and I cannot thank them enough or ever fully explain how much I appreciate them!" Anna Michelle


"Rebecca is AMAZING!!! We have used her now for many family shoots. Her attention to detail is what really stands out to me. She really takes her time to make sure she get the perfect picture and goes the extra mile. She not only makes sure my hair is looking good but she will literally lay in the dirt to capture the right moment! We will continue to use her for all our family pictures and recommend her to everyone I know!" Lindsey Grealish


"First off I HIGHLY recommend Rebecca! We started working with Rebecca the year our daughter was born, in 2017. We did the grow with me session that she offers for newborns. (Maternity, Newborn, 6 month and 1 year pictures) She always makes the sessions very relaxed, and I don’t feel rushed during them. She is always great at answering any questions I have sent her way and I’m someone who is terrible at knowing if I should bring props and what to bring and she is always good at suggestions. Our in home session after our baby was born was very un-stressful and it was so nice to have shots around the house of us and not having to leave the house for that shoot was amazing. She makes sure she adds time in for life when working with kids, snacks, breaks, feedings, diaper changes. My daughter has been amazingly stubborn with smiling for the camera lately and Rebecca just captured some of our favorite photos of her and our family with her grinning ear to ear when I wasn’t sure we were going to get any of her smiling. We use her photos for Christmas cards, canvases, frames throughout the house and gifts for family members. I always have a hard time picking my favorites when I get the pictures back. I’m excited to continue working with her as our family continues to grow and capture more life moments! I love that some photos are staged, but she gets a lot that are just life happening! I highly recommend using her for all of your photo needs!" Melissa Tonsager

"I'm recommending Rebecca with great enthusiasm. As the Chief Executive Officer at Apple Tree Dental, I had the opportunity to work directly with Rebecca, before, during and after a series of photo sessions involving thousands of photos. She is highly organized, works with teams of staff with ease, and is skilled at taking a wide variety of photographs for both internal and external uses. She has traveled to our six locations in Minnesota, and even to our location in California, and her interpersonal skills working with our staff, capturing great moments, our clinical facilities, and our patients are fantastic. She helps everyone relax and seems to capture the essence of each person beautifully. Her beautiful photos speak for themselves!" Dr. Michael Helgeson, CEO Apple Tree Dental


"Rebecca was a wonderful photographer. From our first meeting until the day of our wedding, she was always approachable and responded to our questions in a timely manner. She understood our expectations and we understood hers. Nothing was a surprise. She helped manage our large families and gave us direction on when to do photos and how to make them quick and painless. Rebecca gives you the rights to all your photos which is incredible! We were able to see all the pictures she took without having to choose a handful we wanted to keep. You can download and order pictures right from her website. We will definitely be using By Rebecca Studios for all our photography needs in the future." Kelsey and Javan


"Praise for By Rebecca Studios!  Rebecca was the dream for photography services. She is laid back but thorough, in complete control of the day so you have nothing to worry about. She and her husband (Mitch) were the easiest to work with, she takes such gorgeous pictures, captures you in that craved natural light, positions you in poses that make you feel the most natural and flattering. They didn’t miss a beat on our wedding day. For as busy as she is, our pictures were done in a timely manner and are incredible!! We will be able to look at them for many years to come, remembering the day and re-experiencing it all over again. We are so happy to have a family photographer for life! We give her the highest recommendation." Logan and Leigha Markuson


"Rebecca has become our “official” family photographer since our first experience with her in 2014 when she did maternity photos for us. Since then, she has done newborn photos, and many immediate and extended family photos for us. She is always well prepared with suggestions for locations and shots. She can make anxious people comfortable, and will roll with unexpected circumstances like weather or lighting, and great with shy or fussy kids. She is, in a word, fantastic. I’d recommend her to anyone without hesitation. Thanks Rebecca!" Niki Sauer-Yoh

"Personal yet unobtrusive: Her photography skills are top-notch. Rebecca did her research, communicated all that was necessary, offered creative photography and quality photos. She was included in a private wedding and an open reception - very respectful of our family and the event and yet flexible, taking initiative to produce quality photos. We could not have asked for a better photographer for our wedding and reception!" Belinda