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About Renee

Photographer and makeup artist Renee Parenteau is all about making others look good.

With a studio in Historic Springfield, Renee has more than 25 years’ experience serving clients in business, entertainment, advertising and professional sports, bringing skill, artistry and passion to every project.

Renee has also traveled the world as a professional makeup artist, working with celebrities including Kenny Chesney, Denzel Washington, Selena Gomez, Trisha Yearwood, Ryan Lochte, Chelsea Handler, Sergio Garcia, Dion Sanders and Roberta Flack. Her work has graced the covers of publications like People Magazine, Runner's World and The New York Times Magazine, and her corporate clients have included Boeing, Microsoft, Levi's, T-Mobile, Nike and Univision.

An Oregon and California native whose career has taken her around the globe, Renee opened her Jacksonville studio in 2007. Her impressive roster of clients includes Jacksonville’s current and former mayors, corporate and nonprofit leaders. And her corporate clients have included Rayonier, Swisher, Shands Jacksonville, Rogers Towers, Leadership Jacksonville and CSX, among many others.

Educated at the University of Washington and EFTI (Escuela de Fotografía Centro de Imagen) in Madrid, Renee is fluent in Spanish and French as well as English. An active community volunteer, she serves on the board of directors of Global Jax and is a member of JAX Chamber, Sister Cities of Jacksonville, World Affairs Council and the Jacksonville Professional Photography Association. Her professional accomplishments and extensive community service have earned her recognition as a 2014 Jacksonville Business Journal Woman of Influence and as JAX Chamber Downtown Council’s 2016 Small Business Leader of the Year. She is a frequent guest on local TV shows like The Chat and River City Live.