Who Wants To Play?

Who wants to play in the water with me??

I have five days of open availability here in Charlotte – July 22-26 – so here is your chance to get in on the fun!  I have been having so much fun in the water this summer, I decided to open a few days dedicated to Underwater Sessions.  This is open to kids of all ages from infant through teen, including siblings or the whole family!  I am also open to taking adults and maternity sessions during this time – contact me for details!

Please feel free to check out the blog posts from several of my sessions this summer (more to come – I am spending so much time in the pool I am still catching up on the posts!).  Or check out my Underwater Gallery Here!

I will take a limited number of sessions ~ I have to come up for air too;)  So contact me right away!

I have a beautiful mermaid tail available for swimmers around size 8. (And if you book by this weekend we may be able to have additional sizes!)

Email renee@reneestengelphotography.com for details and booking!  I can’t wait to meet you in the pool!

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Baby Abby and Her Lemon Tree

Sweet Baby Abby! Oh what a happy little 15 month old. I adored getting to do her 15 month milestone session while I was in California last month!! We had planned a sunrise farm session around her Great Grandmother’s Vineyard. But after a little delay with some lost keys, the sun was pretty bright by the time they arrived. I love how life works out in the end ~ and I could not have been happier with the Lemon Tree Session little Abby and I had!

She is such a little farm girl at heart. Always running in the dirt, keeping up with her big brother and all of the cousins. Digging, running, playing.  And she thought Grandma’s lemons were hilarious! Her favorite game was to throw them on the ground and say “oops” with this big adorable bright face, like “oh my, how on earth did that happen again?!?” and wait for Mama to pick it up again.

Of course I jumped at the opportunity to use the gorgeous quilt her Great Grandma offered. Not only did it look adorable with her little outfit, but it was handmade by Abby’s Great – Great – Grandmother in the 1970’s, before Abby’s mom was even born. Her Mama knew her Great Grandma Mat as a very little girl ~ before she passed away in her mid 90’s.  A very special quilt indeed!!

And those baby toes in the dirt? I just couldn’t resist including those. It might look like just regular baby toes in California Farm Dirt – but that is our Baby Abby. Barefoot on Great Grandma’s farm. Running free and oh so happy!!

Oh, and how cute is her little romper from Target‘s Cat & Jack line?!?  I am in love with how fun that line is ~ I am always finding something adorable for my own little guy!

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A special Thank You to Abby’s Great Grandma for the use of her farm just outside Kerman California, her lemon tree and Great Great Grandma Mat’s beautiful hand made quilt.

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The Fish and His Little Puffer Fish

Underwater Portraits have become such a passion of mine this summer! I am absolutely having a blast in the pool ~ combining two of my very favorite things in the world! Photography and the Water!!

It is always an honor when another photographer trusts me to capture her family! And this session was especially fun since I’ve known Michelle of Michelle Bentzen Photography since we were just a little older than her oldest son! We grew up as friends and neighbors in Kerman, California, her mom was my little sister’s first grade teacher at Kerman Floyd Elementary and her younger sister is still one of my sister’s dearest friends! I was super excited when she reached out to me about doing an Underwater Session while I was in California!

I had so much fun with her boys!  Her older son is an absolute fish.  He is an amazing swimmer at just six years old!!  And her little guy just celebrated his 4th Happy Birthday.  He is such a happy little boy ~ and I was so proud of how brave he was at our Underwater Session!!  I kept referring to him as my Little Puffer Fish.  A little shy about getting in the water with me, harder to photograph, but oh so adorable and worth the effort!!

{And did I mention that I absolutely Adore Pufferfish! I promise, if you ever swim with one in the ocean ~ you will too! They are shy and like to hide, but have the biggest eyes and are so stinkin cute!!}

Thank you for trusting me and getting in the water with us C Man! I promised you nothing but fun when Renee is in the water ~ and I think I delivered 😉

And there was no shortage of fun when it came time for Cannonballs!  Big C loved showing off his skills and competing with Dad ~ and Little C was right there for the fun!  He might not be ready for the Cannonball ~ but he sure thought he was funny when he pushed Daddy in!!  I loved those belly laughs!!

Thank you again Bentzen Bros!  I hope we get to make this an Annual Summer Adventure!

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Thank you to the Neuner Family for letting us use their beautiful light blue pool in Clovis California!

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Swim Fishies Swim!

Oh these sweet fishies! I was so excited with I heard from this Mama about booking an Underwater Session with her four year old and TWIN one year olds! How much fun!!

I loved that I was able to book several California and Texas Travel Sessions this summer.  What fun to work in new places with new families.  It is always such an honor when a family trusts me to capture photographs of their little ones ~ but to take underwater portraits of one year old twins and their big brother?  Wow!  Such a privilege!!

And I love that it was a whole family affair!  Grandma and Grandpa joined to help out for safety ~ and then we convinced Grandma to jump in and play for some shots too.  We truly had a wonderful time.  I hope you are thrilled with what we captured Stephanie ~ and I hope we can make this an Annual Summer Underwater Adventure!

And be sure to check out this Awesome Mama’s talent!  She is an amazing baker and runs a shop called Flour Fog Bakery ~  or you can find her on Insta here!  I really think I am going to have to convince her to start shipping cookies to North Carolina!  She does amazing work ~ and I think I need some fishy cookies for my little clients!!

Have you booked your Underwater Session yet?  Summer is flying by!!

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Thanks to the Neuner family for the use of their beautiful light blue pool in Clovis California.

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