Who am I?

Hi there!  I'm Renee Barth a natural light, freelensing photographer that spends a lot of time meeting and getting to know the families I serve.  I love building personal relationships with my clients and their families.  It makes sense for me to share a little bit of my life with you.  

 

I live here....

Well not exactly, but I do live in Eau Claire, WI.  My husband and I met here back in 1997 while attending college at UWEC.  After a few years in Alaska, we've settled back down to raise our family in this beautiful region.

 
 
 
 
~photo credit Laci Eberle

~photo credit Laci Eberle

My family...my world.

In 2012,  my youngest son was born, and I made the decision to quit my job as a high school Social Studies teacher to stay home and raise my boys.  I am beyond grateful for making this decision, as they have grown up so fast.  

Even though I was a stay-at-home mom, I still wanted to be able to contribute to my family.  I have spent those years obsessed with natural light photography.  Staying home gave  me the opportunity to practice and expand my skills as a self-taught photographer.  I've taken numerous online courses and spent countless hours practicing lighting and photographic techniques, as well as post editing skills.

In July 2013, I launched my photography business and have never looked back.  Over the past few years, I have grown a lot as an artist.  The business itself with the support of my family, clients, and other photographers has built itself beyond my wildest dreams.  

I continue to grow and evolve as an artist.  There is always something new to learn.  I strive to keep my photography style current yet timeless.  My gear is state of the art, my software up to date, and my passion strong. I will provide you with a moment, your moment, in a unique authentic way so that you can relive it for a lifetime.