Today we are excited to continue our Dogwood Hill Photographer Series featuring contributing photographer Rebecca Brown! Rebecca began her photography journey after she gave birth to her son – she claims the need for creativity was a force too powerful to ignore. Rebecca lives in Birmingham, Alabama with her husband and son and can frequently be spotted capturing families, newborns, as well as interiors throughout her hometown. Continue scrolling to read our Q&A with Rebecca as well as to see some images from her portfolio.
If you could have dinner with one famous person, dead or alive, who would it be?
What is your favorite album of all-time?
T-Swift’s Red or 1989
What’s a book that has moved you?
Delia Owens’ Where the Crawdads Sing
What was the last great film you saw?
Little Women (2019)
What are your three favorite foods?
Chips and salsa, Olexa’s cake and a hamburger
What inspires you most?
I’ve found that I’m most inspired by real life, the everyday moments that are not often broadcasted on our social media accounts. To me, these are the things most worth documenting, and the moments we will most want to remember at the end of our lives. I love this quote by Kurt Vonnegut, “Enjoy the little things in life because one day you’ll look back and realize they were the big things.”
What is your most prized possession?
My engagement ring. It belonged to my husband’s grandmother, who we affectionately called “Bossy.” Bossy was a godly woman of incredible character and strength, who accomplished so much during her time on earth. Every time I glance at my ring, I’m reminded of the wonderful legacy she left.
Favorite road trip game?
Nowadays, the only road trip game we’re playing is “keep the toddler entertained!” This essentially includes snacks, snacks and more snacks.
Do you have a hidden talent?
I grew up doing theatre, which later led to a job doing children’s character birthday parties. Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Ariel and Elsa were a few of my roles. I am currently “retired.”
What did you dream of being when you were a kid?
What fuels your creativity?
I have never felt more creative than I did after my son was born. The need to create was so strong, and I still haven’t figured out where it’s coming from, but I think being outside and spending quality time with my family definitely fuels my creativity the most.
What is your number one tool of the trade?
Canon 50mm f/1.2 lens