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.


We met early at Sierra Azul Nursery to try to beat the heat and the bright sun! We avoided the heat, but the sun was still pretty intense. We did manage to find little pockets of shade and were able to pull off a shoot with busy little Alexandra. I have no doubt that she thoroughly enjoyed her ice cream that Mama kept promising her.

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Renee Whiting Photography, Santa Cruz Photographer

Renee Whiting Photography, Santa Cruz Photographer

Santa Cruz Child Photographer, Renee Whiting Photography

Renee Whiting Photography, Santa Cruz Photographer

I love 1st birthday sessions! I mean seriously, who doesn’t love cake??

As you can see Parker loved it!

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The rest of his session was pretty fun too! And FYI, I posted this in reverse order. We always start a cake smash session with a few regular shots and end with the cake!

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  • D'Anna - June 21, 2013 - 6:57 am

    Thank you so much for the beautiful pictures! They turned out great and we had so much fun with the cake smash! xoReplyCancel