Renee Bell | Newcastle Photographer

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I’m Renee Bell.

I’m a photographer with a passion for telling stories through light, color, and composition.

More Than Just Pretty Pixels

I believe that photography is about more than just capturing a moment in time. It’s about capturing the essence of a person, a product, or a brand. Ultimately, it’s about creating images that evoke emotions, spark memories, and leave a lasting impression.

My journey as a photographer has been a whirlwind of creativity and exploration. In fact, I’ve photographed everything from newborns to food, products to portraits, and I’ve loved every minute of it. Additionally, along the way, I’ve honed my skills in styling, graphic design, and social media marketing, allowing me to offer a comprehensive suite of services to my clients.

My Style: Natural, Authentic, and Vibrant

I’m a natural light enthusiast, drawn to the way it enhances textures, reveals details, and creates a warm, inviting atmosphere. I embrace the unpredictable nature of natural light, using it to create unique and captivating images that tell a story.

My style is bright, minimalist, and focused on showcasing the true essence of my subjects. Whether it’s the delicate curve of a newborn’s cheek, the vibrant colours of a delicious meal, or the intricate details of a skincare product, I strive to capture the beauty in the everyday.

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Collaborating with Passionate Brands

I’m a firm believer in the power of collaboration.Working with passionate brands and individuals who are excited about their products and services is something I absolutely love. I take the time to understand your life, your brand, your vision, and your target audience, and I work with you to create visual images that not only look amazing but also effectively communicate your message.

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I take photos of practically everything.

In my 16 years of photography, I’ve captured people and places, products and portraits. While newborn photo sessions are where I began honing my skills, I am a passionate creative who is always looking for a new photo shoot idea. I even took a photo of my daughter against a white wall every single day for 4 years!

Recently I’ve since ventured into branding and product photography shoots as well as marketing and brand strategy.  

With the growth of social media, having a digital presence is no longer optional. It’s a necessity. I work with business owners to amplify their branding and accentuate their positioning on socials. It’s become a love of mine – not only to capture the “pretty pictures”, but working with clients on brand strategy and how to best utilise the photos.

What my customers have to say

“You are wonderful, so much more than words can describe…”
“Thank you so much Renee, for your patience and your incredible talent…”
“You truly are amazing at what you do!!!”
“Renee far exceeded my expectations and it was an absolute privilege to work with her!”
“Renee you are extraordinary, generous and soulful xxx”
“You are such a fun and genuine soul and you made me feel very comfortable in front of the camera.”

I was nervous as I hadn’t ever been photographed before and prior to speaking with Renee I was unsure and uncomfortable about booking a photo session. But Renee’s approach, her guidance and easy to work with personality meant that I felt relaxed and at ease during the whole process. 

End result: Amazingly beautiful, real and authentic photos – which all means a lot to me.


Each and every experience working with Renee has been meaningful and moving. She has brought me to tears on many an occasion when looking at my photos.
All happy tears!

I love working with like-minded creative people and really can’t recommend her highly enough. She’s just a super creative person, but I’d like to think of her as a friend. I hope we keep working together for a long time to come. 


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My Superpowers (AKA My Photography Skills)

  • Turning fussy babies into sleepy little angels in their newborn session. (I’ve got mad baby-whispering skills).
  • Transforming entrepreneurs into confident, camera-ready rockstars. (I’m basically a hype woman with a camera ready to create a special day and celebrate your passion).
  • Capturing the essence of your brand through stunning product and lifestyle photography. (I’ll make your products look so good, you’ll want to buy them yourself).

Let’s Create Magic Together!

Whether you’re looking for breathtaking portraits, eye-catching product photos, or a business and brand strategy session that’ll leave you feeling empowered, I’m your gal.

So, what are you waiting for? Let’s chat about your vision and I look forward to capturing some gorgeous moments together!

Frequently Asked Questions

I am a local Hunter Region / Newcastle photographer, located near Charlestown, in NSW Australia. I am available for sessions in and around the Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Hunter Valley, Port Stephens and Central Coast areas. In addition, I frequently travel to Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane for photography sessions and am happy to discuss with you.

I currently focus most of my time on product photography and branding portrait sessions for small business owners. However, I do have limited availability for family photos or your newborn session. So, please get in touch to discuss my current photography packages and availability for a photography session of you, your products or your family.

Although I used to be a wedding photographer, but I no longer actively advertise these services. That said, if you think I am an amazing photographer and you really want me to capture your special wedding day, then get in touch and we can chat about your wedding photography ideas.

I’m a huge fan of a good meal (especially if it includes dessert!) so if you want photos of your venue then please get in touch. If you are based in Newcastle, Lake Macquarie or the Hunter Valley I’ll bring an assistant and create images of your food and venue then enjoy a meal afterwards. So, if you want a full photo shoot or some user generated content style images and Instagram reels I’d love to help you out.

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