Author Archives: Reija

About Reija

I'm Reija "Raeya, portrait photographer and blogger. I have a photography studio in Santa Cruz, CA. I recently launched a new blog:

Celebrating Fifty with Beautiful Portrait and Boudoir Photographs! by StudioR Santa Cruz

Portrait photography is an empowering way to celebrate any personal milestone, like a fiftieth birthday! Photography often appears, and sometime is, just focused on external beauty. However, in my experience as a professional photographer, outer beauty only truly shines when we connect with … Continue reading

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The Proposal! And She Said …………….

During the wintertime I had the great honor of photographing my client’s proposal! As a photographer you do pretty much anything to get the shot!  Without hesitation, off came my shoes and socks so I could wade through the freezing cold, … Continue reading

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Newborn Photography by StudioR Santa Cruz

“A new baby is like the beginning of all things – wonder, hope, a dream of possibilities.” — Eda J. Le Shan. I recently had the honor of photographing this beautiful newborn family! I’m certain this little guy was smiling … Continue reading

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Pregnancy Beach Photos in Santa Cruz

“Let us make pregnancy an occasion when we appreciate our female bodies.” — Merete Leonhardt-Lupa

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Change of Perspective

If you don’t like something change it; if you can’t change it, change the way you think about it.  ~Mary Engelbreit When I first found my amazing studio space in Santa Cruz, I had a slight feeling of disappoint by … Continue reading

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Pregnancy / Maternity Photography in Santa Cruz

“The two most beautiful sights I have witnessed in my life are a full blown ship at sail and the round-bellied pregnant female.” –Benjamin Franklin. Pregnancy lasts just a short time in our lives, and generally happens just a few … Continue reading

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