What is Becca Dilley Photography's mission?
I tell stories of happy people, their community of family and friends, and generally some gorgeous spaces.
What is Becca Dilley Photography's origin story?
I photographed a friend's wedding over 12 years ago and unexpectedly loved it. I worked with several other photographers before going full time with my own business in 2006.
What is one of your favorite projects you've ever worked on?
My husband and I wrote a book about Wisconsin's master cheesemakers — it involved 3 months of driving around Wisconsin, eating a lot of cheese, and learning to take photos in humid cheese factories. Not only do I have cheese answers for any cheese question, but after taking photos of cheese factories at 6am and waiting for sheep to pass by my camera, I am never phased by complicated locations or tight timelines.
How are you a "wedding space disrupter”?
I've created networking groups, I've run events to connect local couples with content-based wedding information, I've put together styled shoots and fake weddings and independent wedding fairs. And after all of that, the thing that actually disrupts the industry the most is totally ignoring it and focusing on the great couples I work with and how I can make their wedding day go easier, be more joyful, and be well documented so that they are free to enjoy it.
What three ingredients are necessary for a great day at Becca Dilley Photography?
I've been know to have a "triple 'spro" day, in which I go for my third cappuccino, but generally my great days involve awesome couples, laughter, and a regular coffee.
What are some traits of your ideal client?
Couples who choose me usually focus on celebrating with their guests and making sure that the photo part of the day fits into that celebration without becoming a chore. Formal photos happen with equal parts joy and expedience, and the rest of the time I document the awesome interactions. I also rock it out in dark spaces and at night!
As much as I like to geek out about equipment and ideas, there is one main thing you should know about me: I like what I do, and I make sure it shows.
I believe that every challenge is an opportunity — some of my best photos have been taken in rain, surrounded by mosquitos, next to dumpsters, and with only 30 second to spare.