I'm Rena, and I'm obsessed with
capturing your story and love,
I also go by Rena or Reen.
I’m quirky, perfectionistic, and fun-loving.
Jesus is my favorite subject.
I‘m passionate about music, art, and health.
I'm simultaneously super laid back and also a huge planner.
I have more pictures of my dog than anything else on my phone.
I'm fluent in all things MBTI, currently learning about enneagrams, and you can probably find me free-styling in the kitchen with jazz or gospel music in the background.
Reen bean facts
1w2, ENFP + total ambivert
Die hard fan of Marvel, Disney,
+ New Girl
Japanese + Korean American
important things to expect —
i already can't wait to meet you
If you want to shoot with me, expect for us to become friends. I'm allll about building relationships and I want to get to know the real you! This is a KEY ingredient to a non-stressful, non-awkward, FUN session! For weddings, elopements, and branding, I have zoom chats before and after booking to truly understand you and your vision. For other portrait sessions, zoom chats or phone calls are optional before booking, but required at least once after so that we can dream up something beautiful.
MUST PAY deposit and sign contract TO RESERVE DATE
Once you let me know what you want to move forward with, I'll send you over a proposal with a contract and invoice to make things official! To fully reserve your date, a non-refundable/non-transferable 30% deposit is required.
first-come, first-serve basis
God has blessed me with my dream job, but with abundance, comes a crazy schedule. I'm usually booked up 2-3 months in advance, so act fast to get your spot!
SATURDAY'S ARE OFF LIMITS
I'm a Seventh-day Adventist Christian, so I observe Saturday as my Sabbath, my day of rest. In other words, I don't work Friday nights-Saturday nights. Any other day is up for grabs, and I'd love to find a date that works for us both!
what you see is what you'll get
I no longer provide free custom edits - please peruse through my work from instagram and my website to see if we are a good fit artistically. I have a unique style so make sure you like my work before reaching out to me! Additional sets of custom edits will be an additional fee if requested.
I'll usually ask my clients for a couple adjectives to describe the vibe they're trying to achieve, and/or we will create a mood board together to really set the tone and plan our shoot. With me, it's all about portraying a message, feeling, and/or intention. We aren't just taking photos, we aiming for accurate representation of emotion and personal identity. In this way, there is no person, place, or thing that is not worthy of my time or energy. We will plan the shoot around things you love and bring you joy. I guarantee that no idea is too weird or out there for me, and if you need guidance, I'm always full of ideas!
what it's like to shoot with me
My style is a mixture of candid, creative, and prompt-based posing. Beforehand, you would already have gotten resources on how to prepare with my wardrobe guide and when we have our consultation. It's pretty light-hearted, I'll do just about anything to make you laugh, and there will be music to hype you up, if the setting allows. My goal is to create a fun, affirming, and stress-free environment for you to truly express yourself and create something completely unique to who you are.
2021 travel dates
Travel fees apply outside of Chattanooga, TN, but do not fear! I'm a frequent travel bug, so check these dates out to see if I'm your area to book a session with me with no travel fees!
battle creek, mi
battle creek, mi
Upper peninsula, MI
salt lake city, ut
battle creek, mi
If I'm not where you are when you need me, reach out anyways! I promise travel fees will be cheaper than you think.
*Please note, these are not guaranteed available dates, just dates I will be in the area. These sessions book out quickly so contact sooner than later to reserve your spot!
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Virtually Sarah Co.
I've had my eye on Rena's work for a while and was thrilled when I found out she offered branding sessions. From the moment I booked our discovery call to when I got my final edits, my experience with her was exceptional. Rena did an amazing job capturing the essence of my brand and transforming it into art. My clients frequently mention how much they are drawn to my brand because of the warmth in my photos. I took my daughter to my shoot to include her in some lifestyle shots and Rena played her favorite music so she would feel more comfortable. We spent our time sharing giggles, making memories, and the photos turned out amazing.
Rena did our maternity shoot when I was pregnant with my twin boys. We wanted pictures of not just me and my husband, but also an assortment of different pictures with my twin sister, my little corgi, and my five year old buddy Ivey who I’ve taken care of since she was one - basically a maternity shoot with “my team”. There was chaos and outfit changes, stubborn refusals to smile and potty breaks, and lots of different pictures with each of us. Rena was AMAZING. She was not just patient and professional, but she had fun with us and joined in the laughter. Whenever you need a photographer, do yourself a favor and book Rena!