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.

    Blessings,
    Renee

Savannah

It’s always fun see a past client. Savannah’s session will be double the fun as we did some at the beach and will finish up next week at the studio. The best of both worlds! Hmmm, I wonder if I’ll get her to hold still a little better at the studio:)

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  • marjan - August 26, 2013 - 9:19 am

    thanks Renee, what a fantastic ocean background you chose for these pics!ReplyCancel

Mommy & Me

Tess came into the studio so that I could get a little practice with my new camera before an actual paying client. As always, she was an absolute doll! At the last minute, I messaged her mom and suggested we do a few mommy/daughter shots (so have hair and makeup ready). She obliged me and they are my favorite shots of the session!

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Sunset Maternity

Maternity sessions are always special, but even more so when they’re at sunset and when you’ve know the Mama to be since she was in kindergarten.

Becky, you are as adorable now as you were when you were little, and Dave, thanks for being so patient, even though we took so L O N G! I love you both and can’t wait to meet Baby Sully!

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Alisha’s Journey

Cancer sucks. Plain and simple. Cancer sucks.

You would never know by looking at this beautiful young mom that she has cancer. Look at her. I mean LOOK at her. She is beautiful, inside and out. How can a 28 year old healthy fit mom be diagnosed with cancer? I’m telling you, it sucks big time!

In a nutshell, doing a routine self exam, she noticed a lump. But, given her age, family history and healthy lifestyle, she wasn’t too concerned. Fast forward…the findings on the ultrasound required a mammogram, the findings of the mammogram required meeting with the radiologist. Then a biopsy. The meeting with the Dr for the results began with, “I’m afraid I have bad news…”

Please head over to Alisha’s facebook page, ALISHA’S JOURNEY to read her complete story. And PLEASE, keep Alisha and her entire family (especially her husband and 19 month old son) in your prayers!

I had the honor of getting to photograph Alisha and her son Van this week. She kept telling me what a blessing and gift I was giving to her, but really, I’m the one that received the gift. I truly believe that Alisha is a blessing to everyone she meets and that her faith will get her through this.

Thank you Alisha, for allowing me to be a little part in your big journey. I’ll be ready, camera in hand, when you kick cancer’s butt and are ready for next years photos!!

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  • Brian Stuckey - August 8, 2013 - 10:02 pm

    I will be praying relentlessly until Alisha is fully recovered. May God receive all the glory.ReplyCancel

  • Marcia Wampler - September 4, 2013 - 1:26 pm

    Alisha, your Aunt Judy is a dear friend of mine. I am a breast cancer survivor, 8 years in October. I will be praying for you and yes, you are beautiful bald! I, on the other hand, needed a hat. lol You are going to look back some day and realize just how blessed you are and how strong this has made you. I look forward to having another survivor sister. A Cancer survivor!!ReplyCancel