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.


I love when my newborns return for their one year session! Despite not feeling well, Mary was an absolute doll! It was a bit hard to get smiles from her and she did NOT like her cake, but other than that, the session was perfect!!

Renee Whiting Photography, Santa Cruz Photographer

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Santa Cruz Baby and Child Photographer, Renee Whiting Photographer

Renee Whiting Photography, Santa Cruz Photographer

And for fun, a “then and now” picture….

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And the cake. As much as she didn’t want to touch the cake, she loved taking bites if her Mama fed them to her:)

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The grand-babies always seem to end up “playing” at the studio when they come to town. This time we had the perfect excuse to play…..Halle had just turned ONE!!

It hadn’t been too long since we did a few pictures of her, so we kept it short and got the B&W close ups that their Mama so badly wanted  and attempted a shot of them together on the bad. If you saw my FB post, you’ll know that didn’t go as planned. It turned into a wrestling match. We did manage one decent shot of them together and a cute one of each of them alone. And, of course, turning ONE means there must be cake!

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Santa Cruz Baby and Child Photographer, Renee Whiting Photography

Renee Whiting Photography, Santa Cruz Photographer

Halle loved her cake!

Santa Cruz Baby Photographer, Renee Whiting Photography

Big Sister joined in at the end, but didn’t quite “dig in” like Halle did.

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  • jean - July 24, 2013 - 6:37 am

    How would I ever choose , the first one for sure an the black an whites an I hope Jamie send me a card with halle is one .ReplyCancel