Robyn Renae

About

 

Hello, my name is Robyn.

I'm a Kansas girl living in Boston. I'm a wife to a goofy, yet charming, software engineer. We love traveling the world together.

I love pickles, YouTube, backyard barbecues, critical thinking, home decor, and movie nights.

I’m working my way to owning a motorcycle and a yacht. Don’t worry, I already have my helmet…and…a swimming suit?

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I've been capturing photos for about a decade now, since I carried around a pink point and shoot during my college years. It has continued to evolved in a way I never imagined and hope that it will continue to do so. I love the places it has taken me and the friendships it has created.

More than my passion for photography is my love for people. I value relationships and experiences over any golden light or stunning landscape. My primary focus is to build a relationship with anyone who's in front of my camera, and know them as a friend more than a client.

I'm for those who love the in between moments, who prefer mood over technically correct, who stray from the traditional and like to get a little dirty, and who aren't afraid to run around or get some sand in their shoes for a killer shot. I love traveling and will hop on a plane in a heartbeat to come photograph you! If you connect with that, I'd love to hear from you!

I am an award winning photographer who specializes in the moments you might think are mundane and boring - but I see an image and story.

This photo was taken in a few years ago following the final wheat field of the summer harvest season. We were taking in the sights of Coronado Heights. This moment is a minor capture of what happens post-harvest. We want to relish in the moment of "we did it, two long and hard weeks, but we did it." We are all exhausted, but connection and family have always been a priority.


This photo was taken in a few years ago following the final wheat field of the summer harvest season. We were taking in the sights of Coronado Heights. This moment is a minor capture of what happens post-harvest. We want to relish in the moment of "we did it, two long and hard weeks, but we did it." We are all exhausted, but connection and family have always been a priority.

It was moving day. We were rapidly packing up our Phoenix home to move across the country to Boston. Not only was it blazing hot, but we were doing it all ourselves. From second floor to moving truck. To this day, this is the only way to beat the moving day heat.

It was moving day. We were rapidly packing up our Phoenix home to move across the country to Boston. Not only was it blazing hot, but we were doing it all ourselves. From second floor to moving truck. To this day, this is the only way to beat the moving day heat.

 

 

DETAILS & THINGS


Inspired by projects from UsesThis & Fred Hohman (who I’ve never met), here you’ll find my details.

What’s in my bag: Camera

Canon 1DX Mark II. Use the best, make the best.

FujiFilm XPro-2

I carry a basic black Amazon Basic backpack for everything. Who needs to spend $200 when you can spend $18.

For all things meetings & moments I shouldn’t use my computer, I use a Moleskin Professional Notebook. It was given to me by a dear friend. The size is too large to carry around all the time, but it sits on my desk for all written needs.

I work hard to stay organized - even in my backpack. I use a leather pouch to keep all my cords/adapters/chargers. Oh, and I never ever ever leave the house without a mint. Note the best mints ever: Lifesaver Wint O Green. Must be the x-large bag.

Boston weather requires I constantly carry an umbrella. This one has stood up to the test of time.

Computer

I recently upgraded to a 2018 MacBook Pro 15-inch configured to meet all my processing needs. Thank you, Matt Bunch. This replaced a 2011 MacBook Pro 13” that had been upgraded with a SSD hard drive.

When I am at my desk at home, I am hooked up to a Acer 32” Monitor.

Mobile

I carry a 64GB black iPhone X wrapped in a black Silk Smartish Wallet Case. It has saved my phone from at least a dozen drops to hard surfaces. (I have used the other version of the Silk Smartish Wallet Case and it works just as well - although, I found that the rounded corners aren’t as visually appealing.)

On my homescreen sits 24 (it holds 28) applications. I keep a black wallpaper because I believe my phone is a tool for my progress. This is based on an article I read in 2018 via BetterHumans.A great tool serves only one purpose: to put control in your hands at all times, whether you’re wielding it or not.” - Niklas Göke
Notable Homescreen mentions:

  • Audible

  • Google Calendar

  • Evernote

  • Flo

  • Slack

I also wear a gen 3 black Nike Apple Watch with the tan/black strap.

Apps

At any time of day, I’m probably listening to a podcast or music playlist via YouTube.