Renee Whiting Photography-Santa Cruz, CA Photographer » Santa Cruz, CA Newborn and Child Photographer

  • Welcome to Renee Whiting Photography

    I'm a part-time on-location photographer in Santa Cruz, CA, specializing in newborns and toddlers. I love my sessions with the little ones and hope it shows in my work. If you like what you see, I hope you'll use the "contact" button and drop me an email so we can get a session scheduled for you. If you are interested in scheduling a newborn session, please contact me approx. a month before your due date and I'll "pencil" you in.

    All newborn sessions are now done in the comfort of your home. I will bring along everything I need, including: backdrops, hats/bows, blankets, wraps, baskets and even studio lighting if needed.

    All other sessions are done outdoors. Santa Cruz offers many beautiful settings including one of our many parks or beaches.

    Along with photography, I love entertaining, whether it's hosting a party, a large family BBQ or simply a dinner for two. I also enjoy gardening, my home, an occasion craft and family & friends. Don't be surprised if you see a post totally non-photography related. It's just who I am, a little mish-mash of this and that.

    Please be aware that I'm currently at that "time" in my life when I'm often out of town. We love to travel whether it's for business or pleasure. Combine that with our children and grand babies that live out of town and you never know where you'll find me. Given my irregular schedule please know that I'm not always available on a short notice.


This was a change of pace for me and I enjoyed every minute of this lifestyle newborn session. Once again, small town SC, and many connections to the parents of sweet little Caroline.

I hope you enjoy your little sneak peek and I’ll get the rest of your gallery finished up soon.

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  • holly - April 10, 2013 - 6:53 am

    love these Renee!ReplyCancel

First, forgive me, it’s been forever and a day since I’ve blogged………  :(


I ran a little special on my Facebook page last week and got a call from Shannon to photograph her six month old. Small town, it turns out we have multiple friends in common and I even went to school with her mom. I love our little town!

I knew the moment they walked into the studio that the session would be a success! The entire family is adorable, well dressed and kind!

Here’s a little peek from Parker’s six month session and of course a couple of his big sister Kayla. They are both just too cute for words!

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It’s still fun to plan a little surprise gender reveal, even if it’s your third child and even if you already have one boy and one girl!! I mean who doesn’t like to go down to the beach on a beautiful afternoon with family and friends? And who doesn’t like to enjoy a little dinner at the Crow’s Nest afterwards? And who isn’t excited for another baby in the family? ME!! And that is exactly why when my niece called and asked if I’d be a part of their gender reveal that I knew I had to be there! Oh, and can you bring your camera Aunt Ne?  Of course!!

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Friends & family were asked to make their guess by wearing a pink or blue necklace.


I don’t remember the exact count, but I think that blue was winning!


I choose to wear a pink necklace. I just love little girls and since their youngest is a girl and they’ll be less than two years apart, it just seemed practical for this one to be a girl also.

Well, what do you think??




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Looks like this Auntie was wrong. That’s okay, as much as I love little girls, I can make room for another little nephew!

Congratulations Nik & Kimberley (and Wyatt & Leela too).

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