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Taking a selfie is easy; trusting a photographer to create images of you with care and intention isn't. You call the shots and walk to the beat of your own drum - your session should reflect that, not deliver the same basic images as all your friends. I believe you are unique and therefore deserving of images that are equally as bold and distinct while creating an experience that leaves you feeling beautiful and valued.
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Hey there, I’m Renee – thanks for stopping by my little piece of the internet! While I’m mainly known for my upscale high school senior photography, I also shoot quite a lot of personal branding images and lifestyle imagery for bloggers and professionals. I got my start shooting headshots on film way back in the 90’s so yeah, I’ve been at this awhile!
I’m originally a Southern girl – born and raised in Louisiana, I earned my BA in Psychology from LSU (Geaux Tigers!) but I’ve lived in Los Angeles since 1995 when I met my husband, Andrew. He’s an actor so this has been home ever since and is where we raised our three now grown kiddos. The early years of my business were spent tied to a computer all night after being mom all day until I figured out how to actually do this entrepreneur thing … which is why I am so passionate about helping other photographers learn how to achieve more balance in their work and personal lives. Women business owners tend to work 1,000 harder than they need to!
I also travel internationally and document family vacations, girls’ trips and content for brands! I adore traveling and am always up for an adventure!! When I’m not shooting, I’m teaching other photographers how to scale their businesses through online courses and coaching. I love connecting with clients and students alike! Please reach out with any questions you have and I look forward to working with you!
Amanda Baumgartner Senior Portraits by Renee Bowen, Los Angeles and Santa Clarita Senior Portrait PhotographerRead More
WHAT YOUR FRIENDS ARE SAYING
My senior session with Renee was honestly one of the most amazing experiences I have EVER had. She and Jami made me feel so beautiful and so comfortable. And because of Renee, I had the opportunity to win the Senior’s Ignite National Model Competition and those two days in Palm Springs were life-changing!
Wow! The entire experience with Renee and her team of professionals is amazing! Her attention to detail and her expertise are obvious in every aspect of your photo session! She has a way of doing everything at once and still making every client feel special! What an incredible experience! We can’t wait for our next shoot!
We hired Renee to shoot our wedding which was on 11-25-17. We personally know Renee, so it was so great to have a familiar face shoot our wedding. Renee is outstanding. Extremely professional, very kind, and she knows what she’s doing! She knew exactly the shots she wanted, and the ones we wanted. The very next day she had some sneak peak photos ready for us to share and print, which was exciting. We can’t wait to get the rest of the images to look over. Thank you Renee!