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"I shoot like I’m fingerpainting - IN the moment, not really caring if I get messy because I’m focused on the project at hand while joyously using my trigger finger as the brush."

“I’m a practical dreamer - my head is in the clouds with creativity but I’m realistic about what we can accomplish given the environment. if we try something and it’s just not working, I’m not going to push it!”

“When you work with me, it’s like catching up with an old friend. If I’m not laying on the ground or jumping on top of something to get the best shot, I’m dancing alongside you to your favorite tunes."

“I’m always hyping my muse and giving clear directions (if it’s even necessary because I know you’ll already be crushin’ it!!) I get how nerve-wracking being in front of the camera can be but it will be an absolute BLAST! Trust me on this one."

I typically respond within 24-72 hours (but probably sooner!) Tell me about your project, your basic information, and a few other details to get us started.

ONCE IN A LIFETIME

It’s so important to find the best photographer for you. You deserve to have a once in a lifetime experience that makes you feel like the boss you are, celebrates what you value, and does it all with style. Whether it’s our first shoot or we’re long-time collaborators, every session feels fresh, fun, and unique, with all the tailored details ironed out so we can be creative and spontaneous in the moment. Don’t get me wrong, things can and will go sideways: it could be crazy weather, a busted zipper, or a concept that just doesn't pan out like we planned. It's okay! What’s important is that when life inevitably happens, you choose the photographer who you trust to guide you through it all, troubleshoot on a dime with skill and a smile, and still delivers a beautiful product every time.


How to Book

1.) Contact me

 We’ll confirm all the details of who, what, when and where, and you’ll pay your 30% non-refundable retainer to reserve your session date.

3.) Contract and Retainer

 We’ll chat over Zoom or FaceTime (or in person for vaccinated folks!) to talk packages, details, ideas, and to answer any questions you may have.

2.) Consultation

Depending on how deep our consultation gets and the scope of the project, I may send an additional questionnaire to further nail down the details.

4.) Questionaire

When applicable, we'll use a mood board to sync up our vision and to get extra pumped for our upcoming session.

5.) moodboard

 Expect 1-6 weeks turnaround depending on the season and scope of the shoot; we’ll establish the turnaround in our contract.

7.) edit + post production

Let's Shoot

I’ll check in with you before our shoot about weather and what not, then we’re off to make some magic!

6.) shoot day

 It’s time! They’re all yours. Your gallery will be delivered online for digital download, and you’ll have the option to browse the built in and optional print and wall art shop for your convenience.

8.) gallery delivery

"You definitely won't regret it!"

"Renata is an absolute delight to work with. I am a published model and I've done photoshoots with a range of talents, none so comfortable and easy! She brought creative ideas to the table, was a natural with suggesting new poses and angles, and the photos of course are incredible! Flattering, lovely, and embracing entirely of a theme. But of course, the photos speak for themselves- so I'll just say that the process of making them was also a rare pleasure. You definitely won't regret it!"

-Vivien

 "recommend to everyone!"

I’ve worked with Renata a couple times now. We did a shoot together that got published in an Italian magazine very recently. She’s always been sweet, very detailed about her work, professional, and just a fun person to work with. I honestly love being able to laugh, and have fun during my shoots and we always do. I also loved that during Covid she made sure to take all the necessary precautions to make me as a model feel safer. I can’t wait to see what other shoots we do in the future and definitely recommend for everyone to work with her.

-Christina

Frequently asked questions:

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Do you deliver every image you shoot?

No, because trust me, you don’t want them! For every perfect moment captured, there are multiple duplicates, test shots, unfocused images, blinking eyes and odd expressions that I do the work of eliminating for you. My clients put their trust in me to deliver the best of the best!

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Do you edit all the photos you deliver?

Yes! In addition to picking the best of the best, I edit each and every single photo in post production with basic editing and retouching. This includes color and lighting adjustments, processing select black and white compositions, removing distractions, and cropping. I also include “high gloss” retouching in my packages and at an additional rate upon request!

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What’s the difference between “basic” and “high gloss” retouching?

Check out this blog post to compare these editing processes side-by-side! It’s a lot more fun than me boring you with the technical jargon. Basic = base level, High Gloss = fancy af.

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What’s your turnaround on delivering my gallery?

Depending on the scope of our session and the season, turnaround can range from 1-6 weeks. We’ll work it out in our contract, so you’ll know ahead of time when you should expect your link to your gallery!

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I’m nervous about posing and don’t know what to do with my hands all of a sudden??

Been there, felt that! I would love to talk about your comfort level in our consultation so I can best guide you through our session. My philosophy is that if it feels weird, it’s most likely going to look weird. Take a deep breath, and I’ll help you with the rest! 

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