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  • HELLO!

    Hi! My name is Renee and I love to laugh. I love Jesus, and adventures, and randomness, and rhyming, and sunshine. I really enjoy sunshine. I also love people, which really makes photography such a wonderful gift! I love to capture you being you, and telling your story through beautiful images. And you can bet we're going to have fun doing it!

    I'm based in Eugene, Oregon, but travel a lot and look forward to taking you with me everywhere I go - AND going everywhere you take me!

    Thanks for stopping by the blog! I look forward to getting to know you. I look forward to sharing important moments with you. And I consider it an honor to do so.

    Can't wait to meet you!
    ~Renee

couple :: brandon + carla [brownsville, oregon]

if only brandon and carla weren’t so darn grouchy. and boring. and hard to shoot. then maybe…just MAYBE we could have had a little fun and gotten some great shots!

we decided that their <<almost>> 5 year anniversary and the fact that they are selling their house and moving out of their cute little town was reason enough for a shoot. and i’m glad we did. there’s just something about capturing little moments in time forever. it’s great fun and i’m so glad i get to help do it!

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family :: ashley + andrew + jade + hunter [junction city, oregon]

boy do i love this family. and i love this happy little man who joined their family right when they needed him to. 

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i’m so grateful for the opportunity to “follow” people throughout this exciting journey called life. i love sharing in the joy and excitement of an engagement and witnessing the meaningful and powerful commitments made at weddings. capturing maternity photos as families grow is full of anticipation and wonder. then i get to meet the babes. and see them grown up when the next one comes along. it is such an honor and i do not take it for granted. not every job allows you such a perfect window into the lives of people that i can’t help but love, and i am oh-so grateful for it! 

family :: lara + kiddos [eugene, oregon]

love when my families are troopers, because in oregon, you HAVE to be. and this family wins the prize! we wandered into the foggy misty cloud that was spencer’s butte, through the mud and up the trail a bit. we were all freezing but we got some genuine smiles in spite of it all! thanks for being up for an adventure! you guys are a ton of fun!!!

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personal :: on mother’s day

You may remember our road to a baby that I shared awhile back. One month ago today, we got to meet our little miracle. A baby girl named Promise Emerie.

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With Mother’s Day just around the corner, I find myself in a funny spot. This will be the first Mother’s Day that I get to have a baby in my arms, the first Mother’s Day that won’t require fake smiles and vague answers to questions like, “When are you gonna have kids?” and sitting awkwardly when all of the moms are asked to stand and be recognized at church. 

Because the truth is, even though Promise is the first baby we got to meet, get to hold and diaper and kiss and bathe, I was already a mom.

And I’m not alone.

This Mother’s Day, my heart is SO grateful for all of the amazing moms that truly make this world a better place. But it also breaks for the moms who don’t get to hold their babies, the future moms who are still waiting every day for a miracle, and the ones who have to endure their first, or second, or tenth painful Mother’s Day. 

Take this opportunity to love on other Moms this Sunday. Celebrate them whether you can see their kids or not. And for those of you still waiting, for those of you missing pieces of your heart, I’ll share this little reminder that my sister gave to me on a painful Mother’s Day just two years ago.

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Happy Mother’s Day!

May 10, 2014 - 2:13 pm

Lori Killeen - Perfectly and beautifully stated Renee. Happy 1st Mother’s Day. I know how much you will enjoy and appreciate this one this year. Love you all❤️

love :: phil + cailin [san francisco]

i wish more people did this.

decided there are more reasons than weddings to wander around a place that they love, with a person they love, and a photographer to capture it all.

that’s what these two did for their 6th wedding anniversary, and we had a blast! we did plenty of walking, laughing, driving, parking, getting lost, circle-making, oh, and photo taking to start their year off right. thanks for letting me come along! enjoy another year being hitched to your best friend.

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