Renee Byrd

 Portrait by Lauren Stonestreet Photography

Portrait by Lauren Stonestreet Photography


Hi there! My name is Renee Byrd. I live in Charlottesville, VA with my husband (who makes amazing chocolate). I have a lot of houseplants with cute names like "Gandalf" and "Krishna." 

People have used words like "moody" and "dreamy" to describe my photography. And while my photography is generally somewhat dark and magical, I stick to no singular formula. What I create has everything to do with my commitment to my craft and the trust of the clients who commission me. Some shoots are naturally brighter, some darker. Some clients are willing to go the extra mile with me to get incredible photographs. I approach each photoshoot as a unique opportunity to experiment, push myself as a creative, catalogue precious moments and make really good art. 

When I shoot an event or a wedding, the experience itself is crystallized around the act of photographing expressive details. But it's so much more than that. It's getting to know you, and your family, and your pets. It's laughing with you, crying with you. It's getting to step inside of your story. 

If you love my photography and you're ready to work together, don't hesitate to contact me via my form here.

I am also known as the creator of Will Frolic for Food, which you can learn more about here.