About the Photographer


I'm Rebecca Gansen, photographer. I'm happiest when I'm wearing flip flops, yet I prefer the cold; I'd rather curl up with a good book than go to the movies; Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year; I thrive on trying new hobbies; I love my Cyclones, even though I married a Hawkeye; I have a long, long list of places I want to travel to; I have come to rely on my morning run to get my day started off right; my cats are awesome and I don't care who knows it; I have the most supportive husband and family in the world and I would never be where I am today without them.

I've been a practicing photographer since I was six years old. Hundreds of rolls of film later, I graduated from Hawkeye Community College in 2008 with a degree in Professional Photography. In college, I had a top three portfolio and was awarded the Top 5 student award based on my entries in the Heart of America Photography conference. I started Photography By Becca upon graduation in 2008 and opened my first studio in 2010. I chose Jewell, IA because I am a proud South Hamilton graduate and I've always loved the community.

The photo to the left was taken by the lovely and talented Heidi Biersner of blink.images by heidi.