Chandler & Zachary :: Santa Clarita Barn Wedding {slideshow}

Posted on Oct 20, 2014

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Apparently the universe does NOT want me to get all the wedding pics from Chandler and Zach’s wedding online tonight… multiple computer crashes, etc.  :o

SO, here is a little somethin’ I put together in the interim with some of my fav shots …. tells the story quite well I think!  And TOMORROW morning.. those photos will be online, I swear!

xo, r

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Malibu Senior Portraits … with Sisters

Posted on Oct 16, 2014

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I absolutely love shooting out of town Senior Portrait clients …. I love that they find me on google and choose me.  Yeah, I said it.  It feels good to be chosen, right?

But really… I love meeting and spending time with them.  All my sessions are experiences – and I always come away from them feeling happier….more connected….more calm – relaxed even!   We all have those days – when life is chaotic and honestly, I don’t know HOW I’m gonna pull this together…but inevitably, on the way home, Jami and I will reflect on how freakin’ awesome that just was.

This session was just that.

Freakin’ awesome.

Connected.  Happy.  Fun.

Kyra is 2015 Senior from Washington {state} and I was lucky enough to photograph her and her amazing sisters this past summer for her Malibu Senior Portraits.   They are all beautiful — I think they look like fairy princesses in their little white dresses and flower crowns :)

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I also made Kyra a flower crown after discussing different options with her mom via email; I just love how it turned out…. suited her perfectly, don’t ya think?

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She is STUNNING to photograph – obviously… such beautiful features  {Jami was in love with her eyebrows, no surprise there!  And did such a fantastic job on simply enhancing her natural beauty}.  Kyra is an athlete but ….. she definitely knows how to work a camera as well.   She was a dream to shoot….

And I’m so glad we got some shots of her with her sisters Kylie and Chloe … they are all so photogenic and fun — we were able to get some shots with gorgeous greenery and natural surroundings – AND California beaches … the right mix of both!

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Just love them…

Now that my senior summer is winding down and we are FINALLY getting cooler weather here, I’m having a chance to try and catch up on blogging some of the awesome sessions I’ve had!

Update:       2014 is booked but I do have openings for SPRING sessions for 2015 Seniors – click the pic to find out more

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– and for all you 2016 (YES, 2016!) Seniors…… click the pic for info

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For the photographer friends reading, this session was shot with a Nikon D800 and mainly the Nikon 85mm 1.4 lens, with the 35mm thrown in there too.  Mostly all natural light, but 2 Westcott Ice Lights were also used for the beach shots.   xo, R

 

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Peyton :: Valencia Senior Portraits, class of 2015

Posted on Oct 13, 2014

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So excited to finally blog Peyton’s fun session that we shot here in Santa Clarita!   She opted for the Model Session and was able to fit in six outfit changes and got pampered by the glam goddess, Jami Cox with killer hair and makeup too.  I love how Jami kept Peyton as natural as possible, while adding just enough to make her images pop!

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These are some of her favorite shots and the ones she chose for her gorgeous custom 40 page Model Album and her canvases & announcements as well!

How STUNNING is Peyton?!!   Right?!   I just loved spending the day with her and her Mom, and we had a blast at her ordering session as well – the whole family was there to help decide on what to get :)  I’m super excited to get all their goodies to them – everything should be in very soon!

Also?  I cannot believe that it’s already mid-October!!!  Seems just like yesterday I was returning from Senior’s Ignite in Vegas with my winning model, Devan and prepping for a killer 2015 Senior Summer.   Now I’m completely booked for 2014 – so 2015 Seniors –> you need to get on my books NOW for your SPRING session because they will sell out as well.  Email me for all the info!!   I just got back from an amazing time with my fellow Senior’s Ignite Masterminds and Lead Shooters – we were down in Alys Beach, FL, soaking up some sun and planning the 2015 Senior’s Ignite in San Diego.  I can’t go into all the details here, but just know that we are going to have an amazing event!!  Are you joining us??  Only a handful of seats left!

The rest of this month will be spent catching up on editing and putting some thought and effort into my Model Rep Program….I’m gonna change it up next year so if you want to make sure you get all the info as it’s released {and get on my VIP list}, click HERE to send me your info!

I’m only taking a limited number of reps and senior sessions next year so you’re going to want to be up to date on what’s happening around here.

xo, R

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Sophie | #rbmodel Saugus High School Cheerleader

Posted on Sep 26, 2014

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What can I say…. when you have a model as gorgeous as this…. it’s hard to take a bad pic.  I mean seriously…

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Sophie is ridiculously beautiful – and SO fun to shoot.  She’s just the sweetest!!  I had the pleasure of photographing her older {equally gorgeous} sister Emma in 2011 :)   We shot Sophie’s session in Malibu at a favorite spot of mine that is both beach and beautiful gardens, flowers, etc. – I just love the colors in her session.

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I made this flower crown for her that day (it’s actually the same one I did the tutorial on) and it looked sooooo good with that Free People dress!!  She looks like a fairy!

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Jami did a wonderful job on her makeup and kept her pretty natural — and I love how the makeup changed with each outfit….with minimal changes on Jami’s end….just a simple lip color change or eye makeup enhancing and voila’ – a whole different look!   These in the hat … I die.  I mean, those shoes, that dress, everything… just worked so well!!!

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I loved all her outfits — she had a great range of beautiful colors and different looks – that’s what so great about the Model Session; we have more time to create many different looks!  We even had time for a few cheerleader shots

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And she even brought her boyfriend for a few at the end — he’s too darn cute not to put in there after all :)  How adorable are they?!

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 and check out her slideshow:

I have had SUCH a great summer shooting all my 2015 #rbmodels  — I can’t believe I’m booking January – April now…. I do have a couple of open spots for November but that’s IT for 2014!!!!!  

If you want to get on my calendar, email or call soon so you can secure a spot before they all fill up!  renee@reneebowen.com  800-957-1684

xo, R

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Amy | #rbmodel Santa Clarita Senior Portaits

Posted on Sep 23, 2014

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Amy is one of my 2015 Senior Reps and we were lucky enough to shoot her session over at her grandparents’ house, where her horse also lives — so we got some really great images of her with her best friend ;)

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Not gonna lie… it was a little warm that day, but we really had a blast with Amy, her Mom and Grandmother…. what a great family.  I’m so fortunate to have such amazing people to work with and shoot their senior portraits….seriously – Jami and I laughed a lot that day!  (ok, we laugh all the time, but Amy is super fun)    Speaking of Jami, she did a beautiful job on Amy’s makeup and hair; keeping her natural and light — she is an amazing volleyball player and a senior over at Saugus High by the way.

Love all her outfits too!

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click play to see more in her slideshow:

Guys, I’m booking January – April dates now for Senior Portraits

so let me know if want me to send you all the information on

how to book your session!

 

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Holiday MINI Sessions | 2014 Family Photo Session Dates

Posted on Sep 12, 2014

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It’s that time of year again!

Once again, I’ll be offering a few mini sessions before the holidays – just in time for you to get holiday cards made or some prints to gift to family!   The reason these are so popular is because they include a digital file with printing rights, as well as additional disounts for cards and prints – with NO minimum order….. and although they’re only 30 minutes long, you’d be surprised at how many shots you can get in that amount of time!  :D

So far, I’m offering local, Santa Clarita sessions these on two dates:  October 26th and November 9th and another BEACH session on November 24th. 

Here are the details:

2014 Family Mini Sessions

 

Beach Minis 2014

 

THE “mini” HOLIDAY PORTRAIT EXPERIENCE 

  • 1/2 HOUR Photo Session (30 minutes), On Location with your Family (unlimited people and pets)
  • 15 IMAGES retouched, perfected photos to choose from
  • Ordering done via ONLINE GALLERY 
  • Includes one digital image with printing rights and one 8×10
  • No minimum order requirement
  • Additional 20% off prints and 10% off holiday cards
  • Location TBA (SCV location will be a park and that information will be sent to you prior to your shoot)
  • $350 total  ($175 down to reserve the date)

HOW TO BOOK AND OPEN ​TIME SLOTS:

​October 26th

  1. ​2:30pm-3:00pm  BOOKED
  2. 3:15pm-3:45pm  BOOKED
  3. 4:00pm-4:15pm
  4. 4:30pm-5:00pm BOOKED
  5. 5:15pm-5:45pm
  6. 6:00pm-6:30pm

November 9th (daylight savings time)

  1. 10am-10:30am
  2. 10:45am-11:15am
  3. 11:30am-12:00pm
  4. 2:00pm-2:30pm
  5. 2:45pm-3:00pm
  6. 3:15pm-3:45pm
  7. 4:00pm-4:30pm

Beach Day — November 24th

  1. 9:00am-9:30am
  2. 9:45am-10:15am
  3. 2:15pm-2:45pm
  4. 4:00pm-4:30pm BOOKED
  5. 4:30pm-5:00pm BOOKED
Half the session fee ($175) is required to reserve a day and time; you will receive an online booking proposal and will be prompted to pay online.  Once that is submitted, the date is yours.

Dates are first come, first serve.  I won’t be adding any other mini session dates this year.

Call or email to book or with questions!!
xo

renee@reneebowen.com

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Taylor | #rbmodel Malibu Senior Portraits

Posted on Sep 11, 2014

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What a great day with Taylor!!!  I mean, could she be any more gorgeous?!!!  She is part of my 2015 Model Team and we shot her Senior Portraits both at Paramount Ranch and at one of my favorite beaches in Malibu  :D

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And not only beautiful, but super fun… this girl is a blast to be around — Jami and I had a great time with her and her Mom for her 2015 Senior Model session.   Taylor is on the dance team at West Ranch High School so we wanted to get some dance shots as well – I just love how her entire session turned out!!!   What a dream she is to photograph…..

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Check out her slideshow as well for more —>

Guys… I’m booking sessions for January – April now so if you are a 2015 Senior, contact me to find out what dates are still open {only 2 for 2014} …..

xo, R

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Senior’s Ignite 2015 | Special Offer For My Favorite People

Posted on Sep 9, 2014

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I cannot WAIT till next year’s amazing event.…but it occurred to me that a lot of you might have questions about WHY those of us involved with Senior’s Ignite get SO excited about this event!  It really is the most intimate, legitimate, business-intensive, creative, FUN {conference} I have ever found in the Senior Portrait Industry.

Yeah.

The amount of education you receive on a personal level {all the speakers are there, accessible and ready to chat} is quite honestly, amazing.  You’re not a number.  You’re part of the group. Print This year, we have an incredible line-up of speakers for the event, which will be held February 15-18, 2015 at the beautiful Coronado Bay Resort in San Diego.       If you don’t already know  Nicholas Alexander, Jen Basford, Joey Jones, Joy Vertz, Steve Saporito, Nancy Nardi, Mitch Kitter and Amanda Holloway you really need to — those link to their instagram accounts (my favorite way to get to know someone) — so check them out!!! Besides the speakers, we also participate in live shooting with gorgeous models – led by the industry’s best of the best.  I’ll be a lead shooter once again this year, and cannot wait to meet you all!  Last year we had a blast… the connection I have made with my fellow photographers is invaluable to me.  This community is what keeps me going when I feel like I suck… or that my work is bleh.  We all have those days…. and the support I’ve found within Senior’s Ignite is what keeps my head on straight :) Print No matter how successful you are, no matter how booked you are….you can always learn something new.   The industry is changing and evolving – will you be at the fore-front of the next wave, the next level of Senior Portrait Photography?

You will if you join us for Senior’s Ignite 2015.   —> and you can get $50 off your registration just by using the CODE bowen2015  {because I love you guys}

Print   If you have any questions – or you’re still not sure about whether you should commit – email me!  I’d love to chat :) Hope to see you there!!!! xo, Renee Renee-Bowen-Speaker-Graphic-1instagram

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Lauren B | #rbmodel Santa Clarita Senior Portraits

Posted on Sep 8, 2014

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It was a really, really hot day here in Santa Clarita for Lauren’s 2015 #rbmodel session…..but we braved the heat and the BUGS for these amazing shots!

Lauren is a joy to photograph — super easy-going, crazy photogenic, and up for anything {I covered her in glitter at the end of our shoot and I’m pretty sure she’s still picking it out of her teeth}

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It was soooooo fun, though.  We started pretty natural and then threw on the flower crown I made for her — this is the first time I made one with lavender, and it was super cute on her.  Plus, it smelled amazing ;)

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Seriously with those eyes…..

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Jami did suuuuuch a phenomenal job on her makeup and hair!  And I loved Lauren’s dresses she chose for the session — great colors on her.

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We had to get some of her with her guitar — and love that headband; soooooo 70′s.

We had way too much fun with the glitter and bubbles — I meant to post the aftermath pic on instagram, but totally forgot — the road was covered in glitter!

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What a great day!!!  Loved getting to know you and your mom, Lauren — you are just beautiful, inside and out :)

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Here’s a little more in the slideshow too:

 

It was a great summer with lots of amazing 2015 Seniors — and Fall Sessions are underway; I only have 3 sessions left for the rest of 2015.… but I do have my calendar open for January – April of 2015 email me and I’ll send you all the info on that!  

xo, R

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