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 absolutely cannot believe that it’s been a year since I did Livia’s newborn photos. I am SO glad they called me for a One-Year session w/cake smash. However, she might be the only child that did not like her cake smash. I was able to get just a few photos before she freaked out. Frosting on the hands, in her opinion, is major cause for stress. Poor sweet girl! At least up until that point she was a champ and we got tons of images.

This sneak peek is just a small sampling from this session. Livia literally aced this session and was nothing but smiles!

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And, she thought she’d give walking a try! How fun for me to be able to capture her first steps!

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What Grandma wants, Grandma gets!

I had the honor and the privilege of being asked to photograph this family. It was Grandma’s request that when her family was all in town for Mother’s Day that photos be taken. I had photographed one of the couples a couple of years ago and so I got the call. 19 people, in the middle of the day, on a holiday weekend. Ummmm, why yes Lynn, of course I’ll do that for you:)

Thankfully, we were able to find one spot in the yard that was “almost” completely out of the bright sun. I told everyone to squeeze together and keep smiling while I did everything I could to get the little guy in front to smile. A couple of fake “ahhh-choos” was all it took. 19 smiles! 20, if you count the dog! I’d say it was a success!

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The Family Matriarchs

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Great Grandchildren Love

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And, more of the family:

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