Thursday, November 5, 2009

~The "L" Family~ {Sacramento Portrait Photographer}

Isn't this family gorgeous? What a fun session we had at Mckinley Park! The weather was perfect after two windy days. I'm so behind with my blogging:( Here is a quick sneak peek. Thanks so much for a fun session!! Enjoy:)

Sunday, November 1, 2009

~The "C" Family~ {Sacramento Portrait Photographer}

Hope you all had a happy Halloween! Hard to believe it's first of November. This adorable family are the winner's of my penny jar contest. It was great fun spending time with these adorable boys. We spent a lovely Sunday afternoon at Sac State Arboretum. Unfortunately, I'm behind with all my blogging and editing this week. The week went by in a blur! I apologize for the late sneak peek:) Have a great week!!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

~Beautiful Boys~ {Sacramento Child Photographer}

I know I shouldn't call boys beautiful, but these little guys really are! I've known them since they were babies and toddlers. It's so nice getting the chance to photograph them year after year. We had a fun couple of sessions on Sunday. Being with them made me so excited to meet our little boy who is due this December. Thanks for a great session! Enjoy your sneak peeks:)

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

~Miss E is "3"~ {Sacramento Family Photographer}

Happy Birthday, Miss E, a day late. I wanted to post these yesterday but the storm that blew through NorCal messed up my plans. So, I hope it was a good birthday in spite of the rain and wind, pretty girl:) Enjoy your sneak peeks, I'm having fun editing!!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

~We Meet Again~

It was such a pleasure to meet up with the "N" family this afternoon. They are returning clients and a sweet, funny family. The kids have changed so much since last October, I loved seeing everyone again. I couldn't resist posting one image tonight, even though I should be in bed:) Beautiful Miss "E" will turn three on Tuesday, happy birthday beautiful girl! I'll post more sneak peeks this week. Enjoy!!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

~Sunday @ McKinley Park~ {Sacramento Portrait Photographer}

What a lovely day for mini photo sessions at the park. Met up with two gorgeous families, thanks so much everyone! Had to post one of sweet Henry, poor little guy got stung by a bee during our session! So glad he was feeling better after our session! I remembered the song, "Baby Bumblebee", that would be a great song for Henry after his trauma:) Enjoy your sneak peeks!!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

~Cutest Cousins~

Hope you all had a wonderful Labor day weekend! It was so nice to have a three day weekend. We had great fun with our family going bowling, fishing at the lake and climbing some rocks. I, of course had my camera to take photos of the fun! My daughter had a blast with her cousins. Loved this shot of them! Just a reminder that I only have a few sessions left for booking in September and October. If your planning on holiday photos, please book as soon as you can, they fill up fast. Have a great week!

Friday, September 4, 2009

~And the Winner is....~

TGIF, Everyone! We have a penny jar contest winner! Thanks so much to all for participating. I hope you had fun. I really enjoyed receiving your guesses. There were many that were close. Total pennies in jar ~ 2293. Congratulations to Tanya Carter! She's our winner, with the closest guess of 1960 pennies. Tanya, please contact me via phone or e-mail to set up your free portrait session! I'm looking forward to it!
I have two sessions in Sept. and one session in October that are available, so please give me a call or e-mail me if you'd like to set up a session. Now's the time to book for holiday photos, they make great gifts!
Have a wonderful, healthy and happy Labor day weekend!!

Monday, August 31, 2009

~Last day to get your Penny Jar guesses in~

Happy Monday and last day of August. It's hard to believe tomorrow is Sept.
Isn't he the cutest! Just love babies!! Mr. B and his buddy Kobe. Mom had to dangle a doggie bone behind us to get Kobe to cooperate! Just a reminder today is the last day to get your Penny Jar guesses in. Please scroll down to see the picture of the Penny Jar to assist you with your guess. I'll announce the winner end of this week.
Hope everyone had a terrific weekend!

Monday, August 17, 2009

~Remaining 2009 Sessions~

Wow, two posts in one day, that's a record for me:) I just love this image of mom and babe, they seem to just glow. Some of you may know and many of you may not know that my family and I are expecting a baby boy this December. We are ecstatic! With this exciting news, comes changes to my work schedule the rest of the year. I'll be accepting one session per week and my last session will be 11/1. So, if you were planning on pictures for the holidays this year, please book as soon as you can. The spots are going fast. I will be back to work next year either end of January or early February 2010. Also, please feel free to find me on Facebook, I post news and specials there too!
Have a terrific day!

~Everyone could use a little Extra~

Happy Monday, Everyone! With this bum economy, I thought it would be fun to host a contest! I don't know about anyone else, but anything extra in my book is a blessing nowadays:) And, the expression "a penny saved is a penny earned" is so true, especially this year!! So, please e-mail me your best guess, how many pennies are in the jar? The person with the closest guess without going over will win a free photo session!(a $75 value) One guess per person please. Contest will run from today 8/17-8/31. I'll announce the winner on Friday 9/4.
Please send your guesses to
Have a great day!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

~September Mini Sessions~

Happy Wednesday, Everyone! In September, I'm offering something new! I'll have five mini sessions available for booking on Sunday September 20th at McKinley Park in Sacramento, CA. The mini sessions will run 30 minutes starting from 9:30am to noon. The cost is $40 per session for families up to 5 persons, you'll receive 15-20 images to view in a private online gallery. Sessions are on a first come, first serve basis. Please give me a call or send me an e-mail via my website to book your session soon!!

Friday, July 31, 2009


I had the pleasure of spending a Thursday morning with returning clients I met last year. Thank you for your repeat business, I so appreciate it:) This session they had a special guest from overseas, their sister and her new baby. It was so wonderful to see how the kids have grown since last year. Little C is a doll. She's a little girl now, with beautiful curly hair. Her baby brother, who I had so much fun photographing last year, is a cute blondie. It was so nice to see everyone and to meet the newest member of family. Thanks so much for being patient during my computer troubles. I hope you all enjoy your sneak peek. More to come next week!
Please check back next week, I'll be announcing a contest and some specials!
Have a great weekend!!

Monday, July 20, 2009

~Happy Monday, Everyone!~

Good Morning! Had to share this image of my girl I took this weekend. I ordered these beautiful asian umbrellas and I couldn't wait to use them. My girl wanted to do the serious look, she is such a poser:) Not like she hasn't had lots of practice! I also wanted to announce that I'll have some upcoming specials posted on my blog and facebook in the next couple weeks. I'll have a contest, specials for a graduating senior or two and I'm thinking about having some mini sessions in Sept. when this crazy heat cools down. I'll also be accepting limited sessions this fall/winter season. My family and I are expecting our second child this Christmas. So, I may be moving a little slower than usual. I'll be accepting one session per week until November 15th. So, if your thinking of a session during the holidays please book early to secure your spot! Please check back on those specials! Have a great week!!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

~Beautiful Family~

Saturday was the perfect day for a session at the Capitol, we couldn't have asked for nicer weather. Isn't this family gorgeous? They made my job super easy! Congrats to the H family for winning the photo package I donated to our school auction. Our daughters are so fortunate to have such a wonderful school and I'm so glad that we can both support their education! Your girls should be models, they are so pretty and were naturals at posing. I hope you all enjoy your sneak peek! Thanks again for a wonderful afternoon.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

~Gorgeous little Angel~

I have to proclaim as I usually do, that I have the best job ever:)! I had the pleasure of spending last Friday with a sweet family who have been blessed with a gorgeous baby boy. Baby "I" is an adorable little angel sent straight from heaven. He was so alert for his photo debut! He didn't want to miss out on anything. We had a great time. He's a lucky little guy with a terrific set of parents who clearly adore him. And, he had a special visitor all the way from the East Coast, his grandmother! Hope you had a wonderful first Mother's day! Enjoy your sneak peek! Congrats on your sweet baby boy.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

~Sweet dreams~

Happy Wednesday to All! I'm making a concerted effort to get back in the habit of posting again, we'll see how long it lasts! LOL:) For some reason this week I've been really tired. It's been kind of gray the past two days and today we finally have some sunshine. So, since I've been so sleepy I thought I would post one of my fav images of a beautiful baby boy who is slumbering so adorably. Isn't that smile just so precious. I wonder what he could be dreaming about! He looks so cuddly I wish I could just snuggle up and take a nap with him.
Thanks for looking:)

Monday, April 6, 2009

~Sweet baby Blake~

I just love babies! I had the pleasure of taking photos of my friend's baby and he is just a sweetheart. He's two weeks old and he did not want to sleep for us at first. He wanted to stay up and party, didn't want to miss a thing. So amazing for a two week old, normally they are just snoozing:) I was able to use a couple of my new props, this adorable baby cocoon w/matching hat and a hat with bear ears!! So, so cute. Loved how his little toes stuck through the bottom of cocoon. Oh, those baby toes are so darling, Thank you to my friend for sharing her baby for an afternoon, it was so much fun. Hope you enjoy these few and I'll have more for you real soon!
Happy Monday everyone:)

Friday, April 3, 2009

~Beautiful couple~

I had the great pleasure of meeting Leah and Dave for an engagement session! Such an exciting time in their lives. I wish them the very best:) They picked a gorgeous location and it was a beautiful night. A little hotter than normal but we were able to cool off with the breeze from their aunt's golf cart. Their Aunt Deb was a sweetheart and so nice to drive us all around. Here are a few from their session, hope this will tide you over until I finish editing. Enjoy!

Friday, March 27, 2009

~My Website has a new look, new address and is live!~

My Website has a new look and a new address! If you haven't had the chance to check it out please take a look. Link will be posted below. This image I call Red, Red they call me Red. That just popped into my head and I realized it was a quote from one of my daughter's favorite Dr. suess books. The name of book escapes me at the moment, if anyone remembers please feel free to post. Anyway, I just love the contrast of the grays, blacks and that fabulous red. This is a fav from one of my sessions with a most beautiful little girl. She adored that skirt, I hope her Mommy got one for her. I'll have some new images to post soon, so please keep checking back. I'm currently booking for Spring sessions. All of the flowers are starting to bloom so let's get out there and enjoy this fabulous weather. Have a wonderful weekend everyone:)!

Monday, March 9, 2009

~As Promised~

This image makes me smile:) My cat is cleaning herself in the warm sun but she looks like she's hiding because she's embarassed! Well, as promised here is the link with my new web address to my updated website. It's still under a little construction, just trying to finish uploading photos. The process shouldn't take too much longer. Please feel free to check it out. I've added a splash page so that you can access the site, my blog and private client galleries all in one place. I also have a new web address, please note below. After I finish all the uploading, I'll e-mail everyone with new info. Please feel free to let me know what you think! I love to hear from you. I hope you all had a marvelous Monday and have a terrific Tuesday:)

Friday, March 6, 2009

Stay tuned......

Well, I have seriously neglected my blogging for a whole month!! February was a busy month with birthdays, bad colds/sickness, basketball, girl scouts(cookies!) and a trip to disneyland with family. Since it's been so long, I felt the need to share a favorite photo of my girl and share some news of things I've been working on. My website is going to have a new look and a new address. This Monday I'll send a link out to everyone with my new info and I'd love it if you would all tell me what you think. I've been updating photos from last year and adding new testimonials from all my wonderful clients. I hope you all are having a wonderful year and I look forward to hearing from you soon. Thanks for taking the time to visit! Ciao!!

Thursday, January 29, 2009

~Nature's Beauty~

It was a beautiful day today. Temp. in the 60's, so warm for this time of year. Thought I would post another one of my gerbera series. I really like this one, because of the cheery red color and the shape. The shape reminds me of the cute pettiskirts that are all the rage by little girls. A good example of nature's beauty! Tomorrow is Friday! Hope everyone has a great weekend:)

Wednesday, January 28, 2009


I know, I know, I'm blowing my project 365! Ms. Lyndsie started basketball this month and it's her first time. She really seems to like it and is picking it up quickly. Her very first day was a game, she hadn't even had practice yet. We were so impressed, she dribbled the ball well and she made a basket during the practice before the game. My first attempt at sports photography was at her game this past Saturday. My friend Tressie gave me some pointers on camera settings, etc. Tressie has been photographing her son since he was in first grade he's now 15, so she's had a lot of practice! I was pretty happy I caught this shot. Our girl is rebounding!! According to Lyndsie's dad, basketball is all about the rebounds. He told her they say in the NBA, no rebounds no ring! That doesn't quite apply here but we were pretty proud of her! They all got fruit roll ups at the end! Hope everyone is having a great week. Hard to believe that it's the last week of January. Happy Wednesday everyone:)

Friday, January 23, 2009

December Better Photo Contest Second Place Winner!!!

Received some fantastic news today!! I found out this afternoon that my finalist photo, see below, I talked about yesterday in my blog was awarded second place winner. Needless to say, I was thrilled. I'm too tired to write much else. I hope everyone had a fabulous Friday and will have a great weekend. Here is the link and info, if anyone would like to check it out:)

1/23/2009 Photographer Chris Henning of Sacramento, CA, has won Second Place for December in the prestigious photography contest sponsored by, the site's founder, Jim Miotke, announced Friday.
More than 19300 entries were submitted to the online photography contest, which attracted contestants from around the world and featured 10 separate categories.
Henning's stunning image, "Looking back", garnered top honors after being submitted in the People category.
All of the winning images can be viewed at's contest page:
The contest is conducted each month. Categories include Nature and Landscapes, Animals, People, Elements of Design, Digital Darkroom, Travel and Place, Flowers, Details and Macro, Catch-All, and Monthly Theme. Judging is performed by a panel of professional photographers.
Besides its free, popular photo contest, also offers a variety of services: digital camera reviews, online photo courses, free newsletters, a discussion forum, Web sites for photographers, question-and-answer section, how-to articles, photo galleries, and more.
Photographers can enter this month's contest and learn more about photography at:

Thursday, January 22, 2009

December Better Photo contest finalist

Oh man, I missed a day of posting. There goes my project 365! LOL! I received some wonderful news yesterday. One of my images was picked as a finalist in the Better Photo contest. Better Photo is a wonderful site for photographers at all levels, to meet, share their work, offer encouragement, friendly critiques and develop friendships/connections. It's amazing how photography connects so many people. I feel so lucky to have met so many inspiring photographers. I hope to continue to learn and grow as a photographer with the encouragement of my BP friends. Thank you to the N family. I just love this image of their daughter, it's one of my favs. Happy Thursday everyone, it's almost Friday:)

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Hello sunshine!

Hope everyone had a wonderful inaugural Tuesday! Meant to post this morning but the day got away from me. Funny how that happens a lot:) This is another from my gerbera series. I thought this little flower looked so sunny! We'll need something cheery, now that it looks like we'll finally be getting some much needed rain. On a photography note, I'm working on updating my website and hope you'll all check back in a couple weeks to see the changes.
Happy Wednesday everyone:)

Monday, January 19, 2009


Yikes, it's been a long time since I posted. Every year, I get asked what are my new year resolutions, and my response is sad, I don't have any. Truthfully though, I always have good intentions of having new years resolutions. But when I start to make a list, I realize that it's too overwhelming because the list is too darn long:)! Ha! That brings to mind something neat my sil decided to do. It's called project 365. She will post a photo and a journal entry in her blog for every day in 2009. How cool is that? Lifestyle photos for every day of the year. Which she will then enter into a family album for 2009. I think that's pretty cool. So, she has inspired me. I'm going to do my best to post a photo and journal entry of my favorite photos from last year and this year. These mini gerbera daisies reminded me of spring with their bright and cheery colors. Have a happy Tuesday everyone!

Friday, January 9, 2009

Sweet snowman surprise!

Hope the new year is treating everyone well. For me, it has been hard to get back into the swing of things. It was so nice having my husband and daughter home for many days at a time. We usually only have weekends all together and it never seems enough. So, the quiet in my house has been unsettling. But something wonderful did happen that touched my heart and brightened my days. This week my daughter, Lyndsie, came home from school with an envelope and said "Mom you need to open this with Dad". I had no idea what it was but I said okay. Brett got home after Lyndsie was in bed and we opened it together just as she instructed. Inside is this beautiful belated christmas card she made in art class that said "Mom and Dad, I love you so much, your the best parents ever. Oh my!! That is what I needed!
Happy New Year everyone, wishing you the best in 2009:)