We don't remember days; we remember moments

-Cesare Pavese

 As we go through life we experience many moments that we cherish. From the birth of a child to high school graduations; game winning plays that win championships to crossing the finish line of the marathon you've been training months for. It's moments like these that define our life stories.

Rena Laverty Photography and Design is a photography and design company that specializes in photographing people in active and story telling moments for editorial and personal engagements.

Based in Metro Detroit, Michigan, Rena Laverty Photography and Design is owned and operated by Rena Laverty. Rena has over 14 year’s experience in consistently producing high-quality, creative imagery and designs. Rena received her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Animation and Digital Media from the College for Creative Studies in 2002 with a concentration in traditional animation. Rena's background in animation enables her to have a keen trained eye for anticipation, motion and emotion, which translates to her ability to capture decisive moments at they unfold.

Photography assignments include both professional and university athletic events, collegiate events, portraitures and corporate/personal engagements.

Rena has had the opportunity to cover many kinds of athletic events including the NHL Stanley Cup Finals, NCAA Men's Division I Ice Hockey Tournament, NHL Entry Draft, U-17 Five Nations Tournament and the Ontario Hockey League Championship Series.

Rena currently serves as the official team photographer for the USA Hockey National Team Development Program in Plymouth, Michigan.

Clients and published work include:


New York Times

Detroit News

European Press Photo Agency

USA Today

Schoolcraft College

South Redford Schools

Detroit Red Wings

National Hockey League

Ontario Hockey League

Plymouth Whalers Hockey Club

Hockey Weekly

Hometown Life

Michigan Hockey

Compuware Arena

Brian's Custom Sports

Mylec Sports

Oak Park School District Athletics

Society of Manufacturing Engineers

American Society of Employers

USA Hockey-National Team Development Program

Flint Firebirds Hockey Club

Gilda's Club


Oakland County Football Club

United Auto Workers (UAW)

American Foundry Society

Chicago Tribune

Xceleration Fitness


Rena has the ability to transmit images remotely while on location to meet any deadline.

Services include (but not limited to):

Sports Action:

Combining the action of sports with the art of photography, Rena Laverty Photography and Design specializes in capturing the "decisive moment' that tells a story. From youth sports to professional organizations and in all seasons, Rena Laverty Photography and Design offers Sportraits, which is a unique blend of sports and portraiture combined to give you that special dynamic sporting portrait with bold, dramatic, and vibrant images.


Providing photography services to both personal and corporate engagements to capture your special event. Typical events include corporate celebrations, trade shows, concerts, conferences, graduations or family reunions.

Rena values the time she spends with her clients and works to establish that personal connection to make your professional shoot memorable.