Big Bear Family Photographer

Nearly all my life I have dreamed of being a Big Bear family photographer and cabin owner…

Snow sports have been a part of my life since the age of 10. My mom used to drive us four kids up the mountain to ski and then drive us all home in the evening. It was a really long and tiresome day but one that filled my childhood with memories. I can also remember longing to stay the night in a cabin and ski again the next day. As a child, I remember thinking, people that owned cabins in Big Bear were really lucky… and they are!

My parents taught me the value of hard work, perseverance, and goal setting. They taught me these things by example. Fast forward 30 years and our family owns a small cabin in Big Bear. I am proud to make the back to back ski days a reality. My children will not know what it is like to get up at 5:00 am, make the three hour drive up the hill, ski all day, and drive home that night. We are all really lucky and the kids are told this every time we are headed up.

Now… it is the tiniest cabin in Big Bear but it has the biggest backyard.

As I was dreaming of cabins in Big Bear the past ten years, I also imagined bringing clients up to Big Bear for photo shoots. I really can’t wait to be a Big Bear family photographer. I think it is one of the most beautiful places in southern California. In just under three hours you can be up in the mountains breathing mountain air… It just makes me happy.

I blindly threw out on Facebook that I was now a Big Bear family photographer and I was SO happy that my friend Ursula emailed me right away. I have been taking her pictures for about 8 years and she was the perfect first client and friend to have up there. She is a fantastic, hard working single mom who owns her own printing business Blue Water Ink. For all your printing needs, she is your gal!

Since then, I have had a few more family photo shoots in Big Bear and I look forward to MANY more. I will be up there most holiday weekends. Email me if you are interested in preserving fun family memories in the mountains.

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All images were taken in Big Bear, California by Renee Hindman.

Fall Portraits in San Diego

It’s fall portrait time! It may not look too much like fall around here in Sunny San Diego but it is time to get your fall family photo session booked with me. I have a limited number of sessions left.

Meeting new families is always fun and most of the time a little adventure is involved.  This family just moved to San Diego and dad grew up in West Virginia. Having gone to College in West Virgina, I loved reminiscing with him about the beautiful State.   I left a small piece of my heart there and  If you ever have a chance to visit West Virginia, I highly reccommend it. It really is Wild and Wonderful.

I enjoy getting to know your kids for a couple of hours and capturing their little personalities for just a split second. When you are 2 years old like little Arrow, I may not even have that amount of time. His mother warned me he was quick and she was right. Having three kids of my own I have had plenty of practice photographing these fleeting moments, no matter how quick they are. Arrow’s sweet sister named Ever was an absolute dream to photograph as well… just look at that hair!

Thank you so much for allowing me to capture these tiny moments in your lives and stopping time for just one second so you can remember how little they were and always will be in your heart. It was truly my pleasure.

San Diego Fall Portraits

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San Diego Fall portraits

All fall portraits were captured in San Diego by Renee Hindman. She specializes in children, babies and families.


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San Diego Child Photographer | Holiday photo sessions

I now offering holiday photo sesssions! It is difficult to believe that summer is almost over and we will be back to school in no time at all. I have thouroughly enjoyed my kids this summer as we traveled Asia, went to Big Bear, attended summer camp and now are on to our final adventure of Junior Lifeguards. With that, I know fall is just around the corner and that means holiday photo sessions, Christmas cards and photo orders galore! Don’t wait until the last minute to get your photo session booked. I sell out every year and it breaks my heart to turn people down. I still have availability this month and limited availability once school begins. Please email me at or through my website.

I have many favorite locations throughout San Diego and Orange County for you family portraits this holiday season. Below is one of them. Did you know that I help style many of my shoots? I have racks of clothing and a garage full of amazing props. The dresses these girls are wearing I have in sizes 2-12. Book your holiday portrait session today and let’s start planning something magical!!! san diego childrensan diego family photographerSan diego child portraitssan diego childrensan diego family portraitssan diego family photographersan diego holiday portraits

San Diego Newborn Photographer

As a newborn photographer, I have photographed each of these three boys at only days old. I was excited when mom informed me she wanted the entire photography sitting outdoors. The main goal was to get all three boys together and looking good in one photograph. Even as seasoned photographer, that can extremely tricky with toddlers and a newborn involved. She wanted updated photos of her older children as well as photographs of her newborn. A typical newborn shoot focuses on baby only and a few indoor shots of siblings. In sunny San Diego, we have the perfect summer weather to take newborn photos outdoors almost all year round!

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outdoor newborn photos in San Diego

All images were taken in San Diego by newborn photographer, Renee Hindman. She specializes in newborn, baby, children and family photography throughout the San Diego and Orange County areas.

San Diego Baby Photos | San Diego Baby Photographer

It was a pleasure to meet up with an old High School friend to take her son’s three month old baby photos. Her boys were perfectly behaved and it was truly my pleasure. Her oldest even had a fever but you would never know it.


All photos were taken in San Diego by baby photographer, Renee Hindman.

July 17, 2016 - 10:29 am

Jassi Mann - This are very handsome boys.