Courtney | 2016 Senior Session| Los Angeles Photographer

Posted on Jan 28, 2016

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This 2016 senior is Courtney.  (and psssst… it’s her 18th birthday today!!!  Happy Birthday, Courtney!!!)

I shot her “Sweet 16” a few years ago – that was such a thrill! She’s an accomplished equestrian and I was lucky enough to shoot Courtney with her beautiful horses back then! This time, we opted for the natural surroundings we have here in our own Santa Clarita Valley.

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It was a gorgeous September day! Jami always does an amazing job on hair and makeup, but Courtney’s hair is AMAZING! Jami had it easy…Courtney’s hair held up for the entire shoot!

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Her hair looked especially amazing when we made it kind of big and then pushed it all to one side later in the session.
Courtney totally rocks this look!

 Courtney is a sweetheart and such a natural – she belongs in front of the camera. I was able to get so many looks during her session, and her wardrobe could not have been more perfect!

She started out in her shorts and boots and then moved on to some awesome FreePeople dresses!

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Her favorite was the black romper.

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But my favorite was the red FreePeople dress that she wore at the end of her shoot.

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She was able to get a beautiful custom designed album with all her images from the session

and a really beautiful wall cluster of five canvases as well.

Here’s a few more from her shoot!

Hey Class of 2016 –

yeah you! I’ve only got 4 or 5 more spots left before the end of April!

I haven’t forgotten about you, Class of 2017.

June is completely booked & September is almost there as well, but I’ve still got a handful of spots left between July and October.

What are you waiting for? Get on my calendar ASAP!













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Chandler | Maternity Photoshoot

Posted on Jan 27, 2016

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 I never (did I say never) shoot maternity portraits, but I couldn’t resist this time. Y’all…I just love this girl. I’ve been shooting Chandler…oh, I don’t know…for like forever! I shot her senior pics, her engagement, her boudoir, her wedding, and now…her maternity photos!

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Chandler and Zack are going to be the best parents! They currently live in Hawaii (lucky) so we got these shots while they were here visiting their parents this month and we shot them on Zack’s parent’s property.

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Her sister, Chelsea, styled her hair (she works at Tranquility – my favorite salon) Chandler is also a Hair Stylist,  and so is her Mom (Laura co-owns Tranquility)!

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Chandler’s still a FreePeople gal, most everything she wore during her shoot was from there. Her mom bought her this dress just for the shoot and it looked beautiful

with the handmade flower crown made by Stacey McCalla Deutsch.

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Here’s the rest of their shoot! Enjoy!

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Tatum #2016rbmodel | Los Angeles Senior Portraits

Posted on Jan 11, 2016

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Tatum is another gorgeous member of my 2016 #rbmodel team.

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We went down to Laguna Beach for her session! We were lucky enough to get an incredible November day at the beach – it was GORGEOUS… perfect temps and beautiful blue California skies.  Jami got Tatum completely beautified before we left SCV and her makeup and hair held up great!

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Tatum is another Free People groupie (like myself) … and I loved all her choices for her session wardrobe. This ensemble photographed just perfectly against the lush green we found on our way down to the beach….very Indiana Jones, but in a really GOOD way :)  I love love LOVE the hat and boots!!!
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This beach cover up hangs just right.

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The color compliments the ridiculously gorgeous background – all the blues, greens and tans…. just super pretty.

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We had to get some with her blue ray-bans too. :)

The color in this top = perfect! I just love the headband as an added piece,

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And can we talk about THIS DRESS?!

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Tatum looks like a beach goddess in this thing — the color was perfect for her complexion and the background…. just WOW!!!  I added the flower crown (per her request) and kept a lot of greenery in it … just love how it all worked!
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All of my models and my SEEN level senior sessions get a mobile app to go along with their prints…here’s Tatum’s!

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Check out Tatum’s slideshow for more of her great session!

Feel free to share on Instagram!

OH YEAH…how could I forget this? I’m still accepting Class of 2017 Model Applications –  if you are a current junior and want to get in on the fun, fill this out and I’ll be in touch!

If you are a 2016 Senior who still needs Senior Pics — fill this out and get on the calendar for this Spring!!













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Beach Family Fun Portraits | Los Angeles Photographer

Posted on Dec 8, 2015

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How amazing and FUN are these guys? I first photographed this family last year at a local park; so I was super excited to work with them again! These kids are obviously beautiful – but what is so cool is that they are also so full of LIFE. And their parents allow them to be who they are – they get in the water with them, they laugh and chase them, they let them get sandy…. these are my favorite types of family sessions!

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We got all these (and more) from a 30 minute mini session! I get the posed stuff first — and then we just let them play….

Family sessions may seem like a chore, especially with little ones – but if you approach it as an adventure, and just let the expectations go – we can really get some amazing images. I love photographing kids being kids – catching their personalities and smiles.

WAY more fun and important, I think, than the super posey cheesy grins (although we gotta grab a few of those too!)

You will look back on these and cherish them way more than perfectly posed images.

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I’m winding down for the year and it’s been a whirlwind! I’m so grateful for all my loyal clients I was able to photograph again this year – I love being able to see families grow and change year after year. We may only spend 30-60 minutes together, but I get so much energy from you guys! I know you have many choices for a Los Angeles Photographer, so I appreciate your trust in ME.

2016 is coming fast — I’m NOT ready for the holidays… not sure when I will be! But it’s all good – just trying to continue living in the now 😉

A bunch of you have been asking about the 2017 Senior Program — more info to come about that very soon!

Sign up for the newsletter below to make sure you are getting the info before it goes public — spots fill up fast.














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Cammy & Dan | Malibu Wedding Photographer

Posted on Dec 5, 2015

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I can’t say enough great things about these two — I mean….. they make the most amazing couple, don’t you think?

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They’re both beyond gracious – and kind – and full of this amazing beautiful energy – and so are their families and friends…. so this wedding was just incredible to photograph.

The entire event took place on the grounds of the Adamson House in Malibu – which is a breathtaking location!   Right on the beach – on the grounds of a gorgeous mansion…..just doesn’t get much better than this!  Orange Blossom coordinated – and orchestrated – a very flawless day for these two.  Brooke (coordinator) is kind of AWESOME.

Florals were over the top amazing – Petal Floral did such a beautiful job …. understated yet classic and organic.   Everything was just perfect.

I put together a video of some of my favorites (make sure you click HD)

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LOVE

(You can see ALL their wedding photos by clicking HERE)

Thanks, Cammy and Dan for asking ME to photograph your beautiful wedding day – I wish you years and years of happiness!!

xo, R

 

Vendors:

Coordinator: Orange Blossom

Venue: Adamson House

Catering & Rentals: Truly Yours Catering

Florals: Petal Floral

HMUA: Krystina DeGennaro

 

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Small Biz Saturday | Cyber Monday

Posted on Nov 28, 2015

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I just wanted to take a quick break from editing family portraits to say a HUGE THANK YOU to all my clients….you all have kept my small biz thriving over the last few years and I could not be more grateful to you.

When you buy from a small business, you are not putting money into the hands of a corporate entity…. you’re helping a family raise their kids, purchase sporting equipment, music lessons and food!   I am very lucky to be able to work for myself and also provide for my family – doing something I love and that gives me great pride.  My clients become friends and family to me – and I have been able to create a wonderful network over the years!

So thank you – truly!!

In honor of Small Biz Saturday and Cyber Monday, I am offering a 20% savings on my biggest TOP seller – a custom designed album.

Most of my clients purchase albums because it’s a beautiful way to preserve the memories of your session – and the mini duplicate albums (5×7 size) are wonderful gifts to give family!

The standard size I offer is an 8×12 album with a photo/leather album cover combo – you can either collage your images or present them in stunning full bleed array — the video below shows samples of these:

Custom Albums from Renee Bowen on Vimeo.

So, for all my clients – past, present and future — in order to claim the 20% off, you must place an order by midnight on Monday the 30th.

{order must be paid in full by midnight to receive the offer; future clients – those of you who have booked a session are still eligible for this deal} 

Email me to discuss your options!  {if you have already purchased and album, you also qualify to purchase an additional copy of the same design at the same discount}

Thank you again!

xo, R













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Krista #2016rbmodel | Los Angeles Senior Portraits

Posted on Nov 13, 2015

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So…just when you thought I was winding down for #seniorpics for the year, I’ve got another #2016rbmodel for you!!  I’m actually still shooting quite a bit – and January – April of 2016 is getting booked like crazy…. and 2017 Seniors — you guys are coming up QUICK!

I will have some info about 2017 sessions soon — grab a spot on my mailing list to make sure you see it first; I choose my model team in January.


(don’t worry 2016 Seniors – we still have room for you Jan-April, so hit me up if you want to grab a spot!)

so this is Krista!
This Valencia High School cheerleader is just drop-dead gorgeous, and her blue eyes were just stunning.

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We had an absolute blast on her shoot. We shot in one of the coolest places in LA – The Arts District – where you can see some pretty amazing street art! I just couldn’t get enough of it all!!  I love to shoot here on Sundays when it’s not as busy in DTLA – there are so many adorable restaurants and coffee shops around as well – very cool vibes.  We grabbed some Umami Burger before heading back to the ol’ SCV too.

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We were able to find the most colorful backdrops stuff to go with Krista’s great Free People wardrobe.

EVERYTHING she wore was fp – and suited her perfectly.

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Krista is so photogenic; she’s a natural in front of the camera.
My good friend, Jami, did an amazing job with Krista’s hair and makeup, as always!
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We kept hearing this awesome music emanating from one of the shops – so we popped in and they were cool enough to let us grab some shots… because OMG the entire place was really cool…

at The Artform Studio, you can get a new hairstyle and some great music! How convenient!

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Just a few more…because they’re just so good and I love her entire session!

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All of my models and my SEEN level senior sessions get a mobile app to go along with their prints…

here’s Krista’s!

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Check out Krista’s slideshow!

And now for a little more fun…feel free to click and share!!

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Ashtyn & Cody | Walnut Grove Wedding Moorpark CA

Posted on Nov 12, 2015

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Ashtyn & Cody were married in a beautiful ceremony at Walnut Grove in Moorpark on October 4, 2015 – I’ve had the pleasure of knowing this awesome family for a few years, as I shot Ashtyn’s Senior Portraits ….. and yeah, I DO feel old!

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What an incredible wedding…..and honestly, words can’t do it justice, so I’ll let the slideshow take you there…

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All the photos are online in their gallery HERE …. enjoy looking through them and Best Wishes to this awesome couple!

Wedding Inquiries:  renee@reneebowen.com or fill out the following form:

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Shanola | Los Angeles Commercial Photography

Posted on Oct 27, 2015

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Recently, I had the extreme pleasure of shooting the lovely Shanola Hampton!!

You might recognize her…she stars as Veronica Fisher in Showtime’s Shameless.

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I met Shanola on a shoot for Elite Magazine. She is a blast to work with and, of course, extremely comfortable in front of the camera!

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The shoot took place at a private residence here in the Santa Clarita Valley overlooking the TPC.
This house was off the chain…amazing…beautiful…I could go on, but you get the idea!!

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Don’t you just love her style?  Effortless beauty, right here, folks!{Senior Portraits by Renee Bowen http://www.reneebowen.com} [post_title]

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My partner in beauty awesomeness, Jami Cox, came along for the ride and to do Shanola’s makeup & she is a phenomenal job as usual.

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This woman is beyond vibrant and inspiring – you should check out her article that accompanies these photos in the latest Elite Magazine!

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And you can follow Shanola on Instagram or Twitter…or both!!  She is super active on both and it’s always fun seeing her family & professional adventures.

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For commercial photography inquiries, please contact me at renee@reneebowen.com

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