What I do in my spare time. . . 


Hi friends it's me Rebecca!!

I was born on St. Thomas and grew up going to the beach all the time. I could swim before I could walk and have always felt a deep connection to the ocean. It is where I go when I need to think and where my soul is most happy. . . Well there or sitting down to a bowl of gluten free mac & cheese topped with bacon / a gluten free grilled goat cheese / a bowl of yummy mashed potatoes / or a stack of gluten free pancakes. It's really a toss up, they all make my soul so happy!

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Rebecca Ruth Howe

How I got the nickname Mermaid. . . 


Most days you will find me daydreaming and wishing that I was at the beach or on the water. When I am not behind the camera or editing you can find me a few different places. . . Curled up in bed binging a show or reading a book or out and about taking in all the beauty that is island life.

I love to read and once read 63 books in a month while on summer vacation. These days I'm lucky if I finish one book in a month. The best book I read last year was Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman. It had me up at night staring out my window contemplating the past and excited about being a creative!

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Rebecca Ruth Howe

Why I love what I do. . . 


I got the nickname "Mermaid" in college from one of my most favorite people, Mr. Bill. He was one of my bosses at the Photography Cage where we used walkie talkies to communicate from floor to floor. He used Mermaid one day and it stuck! Recently I went back and visited him and told him how I based my business around Mermaid and it was really quite a special moment. I knew how special and important he was to me, but it was a real treat to see how much it meant to him. {ok, I am going to stop tearing up now!}


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Rebecca Ruth Howe

My favorite color. . . 


I am fiercely protective of the photographs I take and truly believe that they become your family heirlooms. Nothing makes me happier than to think about you sitting around with your loved ones or your grandchildren with one of my photos and telling the story behind it. It makes my heart swell with happiness.

To me there is something really special about a gorgeous black & white photograph. It can transport you to another time or place and can stand the test of time. It is a timeless portrait or photograph of a treasured moment

I also get a ridiculous amount of joy from making your contact photo a photo I took. It makes me smile every time I see it pop up!



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Rebecca Ruth Howe

How I feel about travel. . .


I love the color blue and might have an addiction to striped shirts {I just bought my 7th or 8th blue striped shirt the other day}. There are so many variations on blue: navy, seafoam, cobalt, baby, grey-blue. . . I mean the list is endless! Each is stunning in it's own way. I even painted a wall in my living room and in my bedroom an inky navy blue and my bathroom is a pale seafoam color!

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Intro. . .


There is nothing better than getting up and adventuring in a new location! I love, love, love to explore new places and take in the beauty, but I am a nervous flyer. I always have to remind myself that the trip there is always worth the hassle! Oddly enough the smaller the plane, the more comfortable I am! Put me in a helicopter and take off the doors so I can take photos, count me in! Let me fly a 6-seater, sounds good! Totally doesn't make any sense!!

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Rebecca Ruth Howe

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