Renee Whiting Photography-Santa Cruz, CA Photographer » Santa Cruz, CA Newborn and Child Photographer

Couples Session~Santa Cruz Photographer

If you had asked me last week what my “least” favorite thing to photograph was, I probably would have said adults! Boring! No fun! Not fun to pose! Etc, etc, etc! I’ve been shooting a lot of newborn sessions lately and I just love babies so much that even though those session are a lot of work, I look forward to them. And the challenge of toddlers excites me! But how was I going to loosen up this couple so the photos didn’t turn out too posed?

Shake it off Renee! Get out of your car and go meet them! After all, Lynn seemed nice enough on the phone.

Let’s just say, instant connection!! They had a nice home, were friendly and casually stylish! Even Ron didn’t seem to mind that Lynn had scheduled a session for the two of them. Ok, it’s going good……

……but, then they invited me in to see all their “photo walls” and to see their most recent photos of their cutie-patootie grand-daughters! They were professional portraits done by an out of town photographer and they raved and raved about how much they loved them!  OK, talking about pressure!! I don’t like shooting adults and now I have to meet or exceed the expectations put on me by the other photographer! Oh my goodness!

They bought my session at a benefit fundraising auction and I was there to take photos of them, so we headed into their yard. I will admit to having thoughts of, “well, I might as well get this over with!”

Fortunately to my delight,  I ended up by LOVING this session!! Ron and Lynn, you are just an adorable couple! I loved your kindness, sense of humor, the love that you share and your property is every photographers dream location!

Here’s a little “sneak peak” for you. I hope I didn’t disappoint! I’ll have the rest of your gallery ready for you in a few days!





  • Jeannette Chirinos G - November 15, 2009 - 6:07 pm

    Renee this pictures are priceless, they look very happy, in love
    Congrats on having this opportunity to capture them :)
    and also compliments to them, to inspire happiness
    that ranch looks amazingReplyCancel

  • Meredith - November 15, 2009 - 6:22 pm

    Girl these are AMAZING!! I LOOOOOVE the third shot on the tree.. Just amazing.ReplyCancel

  • Gloria - November 15, 2009 - 6:27 pm

    What great captures you have Renee! Very well done and I know they will be thrilled with the results.ReplyCancel

  • evie - November 15, 2009 - 6:29 pm

    Wow! I think you may want to photograph more adults, Renee! You have really captured their easygoing, casual style in these! Beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Dawn McCarthy - November 15, 2009 - 6:52 pm

    What a beautiful couple! I can feel their happiness right through the screen. I love people who are in love! I know you, Renee, and they will love you just as much as I do! Great job capturing their essence!!!ReplyCancel

  • Kendyll - November 15, 2009 - 8:47 pm

    I LOVE THE LAST ONE! I feel like with the fall colors, CUTE couple and dog it could be a shot out of Country or Cottage Living! Good Job!ReplyCancel

  • Adrianne - November 16, 2009 - 7:07 am

    Fan-freakin’-tastic, lady!! I love these shots. I admit, reading about your misgivings, I wondered how they would be but wow! You don’t disappoint, you acheive. Love them especially them with their dog. So natural and real. Great job!!ReplyCancel

  • Lynn & Ron - November 16, 2009 - 8:59 am

    Wow! I woke up to these pictures this morning and couldn’t wait to show them to Ron! We LOVE them! I also wondered when you said you didn’t do adults, just how it would go. But we felt comfortable with you, it was very casual, and you even seemed to enjoy Ron’s sense of humor. Great job, we can’t wait to see more…..ReplyCancel

  • Christina Rainey - November 16, 2009 - 12:18 pm

    OH Rennee! I am so glad you had fun… the photos look amazing and I know they will be very pleased! :) What an awesome couple to photograph… and BRAVO on their photo wall! I need to get my butt in gear and get some images all over these walls! I hope you do many many more adult sessions… you did great!ReplyCancel

  • Christina Rainey - November 16, 2009 - 12:21 pm

    P.S. I forgot to pick a favorite! Way too hard… but I think I would have to go with the bottom right image on the top collage! They’re lovely!ReplyCancel

  • Charlotte Stringer - November 16, 2009 - 2:03 pm

    These are just lovely! I absolutely love them! What a beautiful couple!!!ReplyCancel

  • Joanne - November 16, 2009 - 10:24 pm

    Renee ~ Ron and Lynn are my dear friends and I have to say, you got it, Babe!!! In just those preview pictures, I’d say you captured so much of who they are … and who they are is pretty special and wonderful. Nice work.ReplyCancel

  • Christie Lacy - November 17, 2009 - 6:51 am

    these are fabulous! their love shines!ReplyCancel

  • Schona Kessler - November 18, 2009 - 3:04 am

    Oh you rocked it like all your other sessions! I am glad they got you to step outta your box! :)ReplyCancel

  • Manuella Pararas-Hul - November 18, 2009 - 11:35 am

    Wow, such a lively couple, and they look so much in love too, how much fun where they? I hope that my hubby and I are like that in a few years from now. Great session Renee, I love doing couples, I think you may like doing it now too!! :)ReplyCancel

  • Amber Wiseman - November 19, 2009 - 5:59 am

    Wow…this is a gorgeous couple and you have capture them perfectly. Your work has really showcased their affection for one another. Great job!!!ReplyCancel

  • Britt Anderson - November 28, 2009 - 7:45 am

    How sweet that they had their portraits done…I think everyone should take a note from them and remember to continue to document their lives. Wonderful job!ReplyCancel

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