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 is my third time photographing Miss Savannah. I’m not sure she remembered our last session, just about a year ago, but the first thing she said to me today was, “I got big!” Yes, Savannah, you have gotten big and you’re almost 3!

She was a busy girl in the studio today, wanting to check out and play with everything! I wish I had the energy of a 3 year old!

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I can’t wait till next year, when you’re almost 4!

Everything about this session was perfect! We had “previewed” and discussed their clothes, so I knew what backdrops to have up and ready. They were on time with hair done and ready to get started.

And, the best part, they are both naturals in front on the camera turning on their smiles with just enough attitude to make it fun!

The hardest part about the entire session was not editing every image and making their gallery so big that they’d never be able to select a favorite.

Excuse the large sneak peek, but like I said, it was such a fun session, I just couldn’t resist!

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And just for fun….

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I’m a bit behind on getting Finnley’s post blogged. Shame on me, but life has been crazy busy!

Anyways, she is just the cutest!!

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I love this family photo!

  • susan patrick harris - August 19, 2012 - 8:14 am

    What a beautiful baby and family! Santa Cruz families are so blessed to have Renee Whiting Photography to capture these fleeting magical moments. Your location and studio talents for newborns, children and families are affordable too. Love your images as always!ReplyCancel

  • Julie cook - August 19, 2012 - 8:29 am

    What a beautiful baby, adorable name, and gorgeoussss pictures! Number 3 is my Fav but if I were the momma, I would have a hard time deciding and need them ALL displayed big throughout my home! :)ReplyCancel

  • Amanda McDougall - August 19, 2012 - 9:07 am

    What a sweetie Finnley is! That first picture is my favorite, it belongs in her nursery! And I love the family picture at the end!ReplyCancel

  • Patricia Stuever - August 19, 2012 - 9:56 am

    Renee your photographs are beautiful. You never cease to amaze! You’ve captured some adorable newborn memories.ReplyCancel

  • Kathy Slusser - August 21, 2012 - 5:41 pm

    I just love these pictures! Especially the family & bathtub photos!! Great photographer!!ReplyCancel