Why hello there! My name is Renee Hattaway and I want to personally thank you for taking your time to explore my passion here at Photo Focus Photography. I was married to my amazing husband, Matt, on October 10, 2015. Together we have our beautiful daughter, Abigail, who was born in June of 2017. We also have our 3 fur-babies. Luke a Saint Bernard, Levi a Lab/Hound mix and Hank a Great Pyrenees. We currently live in Fond du Lac, WI but dreaming to build our next home by year 2022! One with lots of natural light and a first floor laundry ;)
I started my love of photography as a young teen with a small Kodak camera that was bejeweled in rhinestones! In October of 2017, my dream to become a FULL time photographer came true. I quit my full time job. I quit the 40-50 hour work weeks in a cubicle to begin my journey as a stay at home mom / business woman. I can honestly say, it was the toughest yet most rewarding decision I have ever made thus far in my life. I am beyond thankful that I have been blessed with this talent that I get to use every day of my life for my 'job'.
When my camera is in my hand, I do not work a day in my life. The people that I have met, the experiences I have gone through, the memories that have been made...priceless.
I hope you enjoy your time viewing what I love to do here at Photo Focus. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask. I look forward to hearing from you!
-booking and policies-
A $25.00 non-refundable retainer fee is required to fully book and hold your session. Emergencies happen...I totally understand! Please allow yourself as much time as possible to keep me posted about having to re-schedule your session. If you do have to re-schedule, your $25.00 retainer fee will be able to transfer to your new session time/date. If you have to cancel more than 2x,a new $25.00 retainer fee will be required to book. If inclement weather is causing us to re-schedule, it will not count towards the 2x.
If you are going to be late, please inform myself right away via Facebook messenger, email, phone call or text message. If you are going to be 15+ minutes late, we may have to re-schedule to ensure enough time to accomplish desired images.
Before your session, you must complete the Client Agreement found at www.photofocusphotography.com. Please do not fill this out UNTIL you have a session time and date already booked with Photo Focus Photography.
COPYRIGHT: ALL IMAGES ARE COPYRIGHTED TO AND REMAIN THE PROPERTY OF PHOTO FOCUS PHOTOGRAPHY. THE LIMITED PRINT RELEASE DOES NOT ALLOW PUBLICATION OF CLIENT'S PHOTOS(I.E. ENTERING INTO CONTESTS, BLOGS, AND MAGAZINES), SELLING OR ALTERING IMAGES WITHOUT PHOTOGRAPHER'S WRITTEN PERMISSION. PRINT RELEASE IS LIMITED TO ALLOW PRINTING/PUBLISHING AT PHOTOGRAPHERS DISCRETION. PLACES OF BUSIENSS SUCH AS WALMART, WALGREENS, TARGET AND COSTCO ARE NOT ALLOWED UNLESS IN WRITING BY PHOTOGRAPHER. PHOTOGRAPHER MAY REPORT AND REMOVE ANY IMAGE POSTED AS WELL AS REVOKE THE PRINT RELEASE AT ANY TIME, REMOVE GALLERY FROM WEBSITE FOR CLIENT'S USE AS WELL AS TAKE LEGAL ACTION IF NECESSARY.
CLIENT AGREES TO ALL TERMS WHEN BOOKING A SESSION.
-what to expect-
When booking a session with Photo Focus, you can expect quick responses, great prices, friendly conversations, a professional photographer with a plethora of knowledge and you can definitely expect to gain a friendship by the end of your session. I am a down to earth girl who loves to capture emotions and not just smiles. Of course we will have our traditional posed images but I love mixing it up, having some fun and capturing those candid images.
Locations for your photographs play a HUGE role into how your photos will look..and feel! I will always ask for suggestions. If no ideas come to mind, I do have a long list of places that I will forever recommend. Tall grassy fields, woods, rivers, bridges, brick walls, city skyline, lakes, lighthouses, beaches and barns. You name it, I more than likely know of a place or I will try my hardest to find the perfect spot for your session. I am able to supply props according to the different surroundings and ages of the members at the session. I love to take advantage of what the location has to offer us for props as well. If you have any belongings from home you want to incorporate into your photographs, bring them!! :) A favorite chair grandpa made, blanket, signs, sports equipment etc.
-what to wear-
Wear something that is most importantly..comfortable! You want your photos to portray YOU! Does that mean jeans with holes/stains with a ripped flannel? If you want to..sure! Jeans are always nice in photos. they are comfortable and paired with a nice top makes the perfect outfit for your session. Try to stay away from small busy prints (polka dots, small busy floral prints, thin stripes etc.) Large amounts of busy prints can take away from you and your family. accessorize with prints. A floral scarf, polka dot tank top with a solid cardigan etc. If more than one person in the photos..DON'T MATCH! :) Choose a handful of colors to work with and base your outfits off of those colors. Blues, greens, purple,s reds and neutrals are always great colors. Stay away from neon/highlighter colors. If you need help, please ask! :D
Thank you for taking the time to look at what Photo Focus Photography has to offer you and your family. I put my heart and soul into what I love, and that is creating memories for you and your family to enjoy for years to come. Photo Focus is what I love to do and is my passion; it's who I am. Whether I create smiles or tears of joy, I am honored to be able to work with each and every one of my clients. Thank you for considering Photo Focus for your next session. I look forward to hearing from you!