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…


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!




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!!!


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


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?!


 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!  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 ;)


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!








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



  • 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)


​October 26th

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



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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


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…..


as always, click on the smaller pics to see them larger — and feel free to PIN and share!









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.


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}


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 ;)


Seriously with those eyes…..


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.


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!



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


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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Hannah | #rbmodel Santa Clarita Senior Portraits

Posted on Sep 3, 2014

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I was so excited when Hannah expressed interest in becoming a Senior Rep!  I’ve known her and her family for a few years now and she’s just so much fun to be around :)  Jami and I had a blast with her and her Mom!


This is so totally her personality!



I made this flower crown for her and I just love the way it looks with her dress


and then we added some color to go with that adorable Free People top… these so much!



Check out her slideshow too for more photos:

Only a few spots open for late October and November — I’m also booking sessions for Jan-May 2015 — call or email today to get on the calendar.


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Lauren V | #rbmodel

Posted on Aug 25, 2014

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I’m back from a whirlwind two week road trip with the fam and back in the saddle!  SO excited to share this beauty’s #2015rbmodel session!!  I posted a video and some bts from her sessions on instagram, but here are all of my favorite shots from her session:


We packed in a ton of amazing outfits and locations on this one — and since Lauren is an amazing dancer, we even got some fun dance shots in there as well; nothing is better than ending at the beach too :D  *Be sure and check out the slideshow below to see some behind the scenes video too*








Soooooooooo much fun!   As always, Jami did a FAB job on her hair and makeup — and I just loved hanging with Lauren’s Mom and Dad too!!!

I only have a handful of spots open for November and early December … but I am opening dates for 2015 next week, so if you want a Senior Portrait Experience with me, email or call ASAP so we can get you scheduled!

xo, R


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Featured in Modern Teen Style :: Generation Z Doesn’t Care About Your Brand

Posted on Jul 30, 2014

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I’m so excited to share that I have an article in Issue 3 of Modern Teen Style this month — on sale for print and digital now by clicking the photo below:

If you are a TEEN photographer, you should absolutely get yourself a copy today — SO much amazing inspirational and business information inside!

My article talks about Generation Z and how to market to them, with some inside tips and strategies — check it out and let me know what you think!

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