A Little Bit… ABOUT ME!



Renee Bowen is a nationally published Modern Portrait Photographer based in the suburbs of Los Angeles, CA.

A Louisiana native, Renee found her place amongst the stars in 1995 and has been here ever since.  She is well known for her expert use of beautiful, natural lighting and for giving her clients an experience they remember forever.  Most notably a High School Senior photographer, Renee keeps her business boutique so she can spend time with her clients and is able to create relationships with them that goes far beyond “just pictures”.

Renee is also a Mentor to other photographers from all over the country and offers specialized training on the art and business of photography – teaching others how to be successful at Senior Portraits.  She is currently a Senior’s Ignite Mastermind – a small group of highly respected Senior Portrait photographers and industry leaders who are paving the way and elevating the Senior Portrait Industry by providing quality, meaningful education.

In 2015, she co-founded SEEN Magazine and is Creative Editor – providing content and editorials for the quarterly magazine.

Renee has been featured on Rock The Shot as a celebrity mentor, Seniorologie, Senior Style Guide, 100 Layer Cake and many other blogs/publications where she lends her expertise.   As much as Renee loves teaching others, she also operates a very successful business and is booked 4-6 months in advance year round.

Yep, that’s me!….doing what I do….

I’m a Louisiana native… transplanted to CA circa 1995, and subsequently “stuck” since my husband is an actor… a southern girl at heart, living in the ‘burbs (Valencia | Santa Clarita Valley) of Los Angeles! My husband and I wrangle three wild teenagers who are getting too big for their britches, a dog & two cats.  My oldest son (now fifteen) has Autism… so I’m involved in anything special needs related. I volunteer way too much… but love it. My main goal is to eventually figure out how to juggle my kids, Hollywood husband, my house… & of course, my busy photography business.

My kids tend to eat me alive on a daily basis, so it’s still a balancing act between business and family.  Life isn’t balanced yet, but I hope to eventually get there.

I’ve been a photographer for a long time and my story of “finding” photography is probably not unlike your own….I won’t bore you with the details.

 If you wanna know more about me… follow me on instagrampinterest, twitter, and facebook. I’m sure you’ll find out more than you wanted to know.

Thanks for stopping by!!! Following me gets you a daily mish-mash of photographs, escapades of being a mom of three, life among the white picket fences of  Valencia in the Santa Clarita Valley, touched with Autism, married to an actor….IT’S JUST ALL OVER THE PLACE. There’s beauty in chaos, right?

My style is MODERN | FUN… with a hint of glamour…and always has that magical light I love

( See for yourself…)

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If you would like more information about any of my sessions, fill out this form and I will get back to you within one business day!  xo, R