I’m Renee Bell
Photographer. Mother. Dreamer. Artist. Life Coach.
Until recent times I ran a busy newborn photography studio full time, and while I adored taking photos of gorgeous babies, I kinda felt like I was putting the rest of my dreams on hold. Well, more accurately… I slept less than I needed, stopped caring so much about my health or eating good food and I stressed about all the other things I wanted to do instead of (or in addition to) working so much. Of course I wanted it all, but sometimes that just isn’t possible!
Increasingly over the last few years I have been pulled more and more towards exploration.
So, I finally started listening to my intuition and made more space in my life to explore my dreams.
The concept of balancing structure vs wildness. My passion for empowering my daughter ~ teaching her about self love and self acceptance. Being more courageous. Allowing myself space to indulge my creativity. Getting out of the studio and connecting with other passionate entrepreneurs. A need to understand my body, my health and how that fits into my life led me to Health Coaching. Then Nutritional Medicine. Life Coaching. Aromatherapy. Core desired feelings. Fresh air. Meditating. Adventures.
Transformation. Passion. Joy. Abundance. Beauty.
It changes before you’ve even registered; a pregnant belly becomes a baby, a toddler becomes a child, or you become who you were always hoping to be.
Memory is fallible. Vision loves form. Time passes without these transformations being fully appreciated.
For me, photographing adults is never ‘just about the photos’. It’s a transformative experience. I named it be[love].
To understand you and to capture your transformation, I need to have traveled that road myself. Got down and dirty with my desires, my mission, my motives, my plans. Taken the steps (and celebrated the wins) plus analyzed the road blocks as they came along… and, of course the road blocks always come along! To teach, to empower and to strengthen resolve.
The process of training to be a life coach, was not a conscious decision to be simply that. It was a step in the journey. A puzzle piece to add to my collection, of random bits and pieces of sparkly and colourful delight. What the final picture looks like in the end – who knows!!!
But I am enjoying the ‘collecting’ The anticipation of not knowing what is next. Of living each day as it comes..
As a photographer I’m in the business of capturing fragile moments of time. I craft memories and messages through my art.
As a health + life coach I partner with self-aware women who wish to grow through gratitude, good health, grace and plenty of giggles.
As a dreamer I’m searching for for a space to celebrate, share and connect my seemingly distinct passions. (I can’t pick just one, of course!)
As an artist I see beauty in everything I look at.
As a mother + teacher I yearn to share the things I discover along my journey.
What others are saying…
Renee came across as a humorous, real and casual kind of girl. My kind of friend!
You are wonderful, so much more than words can describe…
Thank you so much Renee, for your patience and your incredible talent…
You have been an absolute pleasure to work with, both professionally and on a friendship level.
My boy is a little bit perfect, and you’re a little bit talented!
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.
If you are currently pregnant and delightfully imagining exactly what your newborn baby will look like :: All the details on Newcastle based studio newborn sessions here.
If you’re yearning for soul-aligned images to use for your online presence that set you apart from the crowd :: Check out be[love] photography packages here. be[love] is more than an amazing photo shoot. It’s a transformative experience.
If you are keen to chat about being coached by me :: email me here and I can give you all the details. (Page coming soon!)
If you want to read the latest articles about life, dreaming big, and plant based nutrition :: The blog is here. What do you want? To be free. To be wild. To let go… Then click on over and take a read!
Are you are a mum to a gorgeous young girl? Want to dig deep with all things self love, so you can model this with her :: Coaching for Creative & Conscious Mamas is here. Of course you want the best for your daughter. But it’s more than that. You’re dreaming of a certain kind of relationship where together you’re unfolding an adventure. I can help you, if you so desire…
Do you want to read my personal blog, all about creativity | conscious living | holistic health | happiness :: Little girls with great big dreams is here. My life as a single mama to a curious little girl who loves to ask impossible questions!