I’m Renata, the portrait mama

I’m Renata – The Portrait Mama, a San Diego-based newborn, family, and brand photographer. Originally from Brazil, I have come a long way since then, embarking on a new journey in the United States, where I started a family with my supportive husband and welcomed two beautiful little boys and two loving furry companions into my life. This crazy, beautiful time of my life is truly a dream come true.

What started as a simple hobby quickly became a mad passion, and I’m now grateful to have been capturing precious moments for families in my community for the past seven years. Through my photography, I provide timeless photos that families will cherish for years to come, while also supporting and empowering small women-owned businesses to thrive in their respective fields.

#My Passion for Documenting Life

When I embarked on my photography journey, it went beyond mere career aspirations for me. It was about keeping a promise I made to my future family and myself.

As a young adult, I began to wonder why there were so few photographs documenting my baby and toddler years. It was only when I sifted through old family photo boxes that I realized how little there was to show for my childhood. The disappointment I felt fueled my desire to ensure that not only my children but also my clients had access to high-quality, beautiful images that they could cherish forever. And that’s how my passion for documenting life in a timeless way was born.

Now, as a mother myself, I understand just how quickly children grow and change. Each moment in life is distinct and deserves to be captured in its best light. Through my photography, I seek to preserve the essence of these precious moments so that they can be treasured for generations to come.

My goal is to provide you with images that you will proudly display and share, but above all, love dearly. Whether it’s capturing your baby’s first portrait or documenting the milestones as your family grows, my aim is to create images that are beautiful, emotive, and stand the test of time.

# Supporting women in business and mompreneurs

In addition to my love for creating timeless pieces of art, supporting women-owned businesses is also a passion of mine. As a mompreneur and woman-owned business myself, I understand the challenges women entrepreneurs face.

That’s why I believe in supporting other women in business, especially when it comes to brand photography. I have seen firsthand how having high-quality brand photography can make a significant impact on a business’s success. It can help capture the essence of a brand, convey its message, and attract the right audience.

I’m committed to working with women-owned businesses to help bring their vision to life through my photography. Whether it’s creating stunning visuals for a website, social media, or other marketing materials, I’m dedicated to delivering the best possible results.

Whether you are looking for a photographer to document your family’s precious moments or need a supportive ally on the mompreneur-ship journey, you can count on me.

what I believe in


Motherhood is the hardest yet most rewarding job you’ll ever have


Your time (and the time spent with your family) is your most valuable asset


An image IS (truly) worth a thousand words!

These are a few of my favorite things

Family, dogs, the beach, hot coffee, and nice hotel rooms


Let’s work together