About me

    Welcome! My name is Renee Blanchard and I am a Christian, Wife, Mother, Pastor and Photographer. I love creativity and people and am blessed to be able to combine these two loves with Sozo Studios.

    My path to photography has been one guided by the inspiration around me on a daily basis. The light through a tree or the face of a child laughing; images that deserve to be captured and retained. I was first trained in photography in Austin, TX before moving to Midland, MI where I first opened my studio. For 5 years, I focused mostly on wedding photography, shooting over 200 weddings in the Midland/Bay City/Saginaw area. After a family move to Alpena, MI, Sozo Studios was reborn and is now focusing on portraits and studio photography.

    My hope is that I would make you feel comfortable and confident while capturing images that you will be able to cherish and keep forever. Life happens so quickly, don't let it pass without capturing these special moments.



    Let's talk

    Contact Phone: 989-492-6446

    Studio Location:

    200 2nd Ave.

    Alpena, MI 49707

    Mailing Address:

    105 Park Pl.

    Alpena, MI 49707

    Click on "Online Booking" to book your free consultation or to reserve your session!

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