Reno Children’s Photographer | Mommy Monday { Opening Day }

Reno Children’s Photographer | Mommy Monday { Opening Day }

Welcome to Mommy Monday, a spot for me to share with you some of my moments related to motherhood and parenting and the fine blend between family, motherhood and being a Reno newborn photographer. Please note, the information and/or opinions provided in these posts is not to replace the sound and professional advice from your health care provider, child’s pediatrician, certified doula or your own parental instinct.

Hello? Is that you, Spring? Kind of. I feel like our winter here in Reno, Nevada, just won’t stop. I know you’re thinking it, too. We joke about it, but I know we’re all thinking, “Thanks Mother Nature, but we’ve had enough. The drought is over.” Due to the incredible winter we’ve had, our boys have had a very short practice schedule for their spring baseball teams leading up to Opening Day and we weren’t even sure Opening Day would happen. Lo and behold, the storm held off momentarily and we had a very, very cold Opening Day ceremony, followed by back to back games for our youngest and then our oldest and then it started to snow during the last game. Yep, I’m serious. Dead serious.

Despite the cold and numbness for the remainder of the day, it brought us great joy to watch our boys play baseball. This is our oldest son’s 4th year and our youngest son’s 3rd year of baseball and we enjoy seeing the growth from each year. It’s such a great sport with incredible lessons that are applicable to all areas of life. And y’all know how much this self-development mama loves that! I also love the relationships and friendships we get to make with the other families. A lot of the kids have played together all this time, so that makes for a community within the bigger baseball community and who doesn’t appreciate that? What sports or activities are your kids participating in right now? What do you love or not love about it?

Here are just a few snaps from Opening Day! My youngest actually posed for me while my oldest was way too busy getting some action on the bases! I love going through the images and seeing their determination and grit on their faces. It’s the best!

Reno Children’s Photographer | Mommy Monday { Opening Day }

Who is Huong Forrest?

Reno Newborn Photographer

Huong Forrest Photography is the passion, vision and dream of one Reno newborn photographer, Huong Forrest. I specialize in newborn photography and have a great passion for capturing Reno's tiniest new residents. I also adore capturing the innocence of babies and children, the love and passion of a newlywed couple and their wedding and I greatly enjoy revealing the beauty, confidence and fierceness of your everyday woman.

When I'm not with my clients, you will find me running around with my two adorable sons, helping people improve their health and wellness with It Works! Global, giving back where I can in several photography forums and blogging about business, photography and motherhood.


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Reno Family Photographer | Little Ones { Mommy + Me }

Reno Family Photographer | Little Ones { Mommy + Me }

Have you ever been Facebook friends with someone for several years, but you’ve actually never met them in person? In my life, I would say that happens rather frequently. This is a Facebook friend and fellow mama whom I finally had the pleasure of meeting in person at her session recently. She’s a birth doula and I’m pretty certain that’s how we initially “met” many years ago. I love social media for its power to bring people together, but I love it even more when you actually get to meet people beyond the computer screen. I mean, look at her beautiful babies and how TALL they are! (As someone who is only 60″ tall, I get pretty excited to meet a child who has many inches on me, LOL!)

Mom was pretty insistent that this session would be for her babies only and I think we all know how I feel about that, so I insisted she come ready to be in a few of the portraits. We do so much for our families and I won’t sit back and allow you to hide behind the camera! And I know she’s going to be really happy that she got in front of the camera for a few of these moments.

So I give y’all Zsera and three of her little ones in this rather snowy setting. Don’t we love spring time in Reno? I’m sure someone does!

Reno Family Photographer | Little Ones { Mommy + Me }

Who is Huong Forrest?

Reno Newborn Photographer

Huong Forrest Photography is the passion, vision and dream of one Reno newborn photographer, Huong Forrest. I specialize in newborn photography and have a great passion for capturing Reno's tiniest new residents. I also adore capturing the innocence of babies and children, the love and passion of a newlywed couple and their wedding and I greatly enjoy revealing the beauty, confidence and fierceness of your everyday woman.

When I'm not with my clients, you will find me running around with my two adorable sons, helping people improve their health and wellness with It Works! Global, giving back where I can in several photography forums and blogging about business, photography and motherhood.


Are we connected?
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Please send me an email at any time or call me at 775.233.8382 if you would like to discuss an upcoming portrait opportunity.

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Reno Family Photographer | The { L } Family

Reno Family Photographer | The { L } Family

I love growing with my clients. I met this beautiful couple nearly three years ago, when they were expecting with their twins. We were at an “unbirthday” celebration for a mutual friend and all of a sudden this sweet couple comes up to me and shows me my Facebook business page and asks if that’s me. Haha!!! Don’t you love how this starts?! I photographed their GORGEOUS maternity session, their sweet boys’ newborn twins session and now fast forward to their fall family portraits. Aren’t they just a beautiful family? We had so much fun capturing their family at their session and I even managed to get Mom and Dad together for a few of just them, also. I love making sure I squeeze that in because so often as parents we aim to capture all the moments in our children’s lives, but we rarely capture each other.

So it’s time for a fun little fact. Dad Kris is a business owner here in Reno and I do my part in supporting local businesses as much as possible! He is the owner of an amazing Thai restaurant here in town and I try to frequent his restaurant as much as possible, much to My Fitness Pal’s dismay I’m certain. If you have a hankering for spicy Pad Thai (or is it Pud Thai?!), a refreshing papaya salad, or a whole fried fish, you need to visit Bangkok Cuisine. When I’m ready for a cheat meal, I quickly call in my order and pick it up, or if I have a chance to sit down, I will have a leisurely lunch and enjoy the awesome lunch specials offered. Seriously, have a bite there. You won’t regret it!

Enjoy the blog peeks from their family session here, while you mull over what you’ll order for dinner tonight at their restaurant. You’re welcome, by the way!

Reno Family Photographer | The { L } Family

Who is Huong Forrest?

Reno Newborn Photographer

Huong Forrest Photography is the passion, vision and dream of one Reno newborn photographer, Huong Forrest. I specialize in newborn photography and have a great passion for capturing Reno's tiniest new residents. I also adore capturing the innocence of babies and children, the love and passion of a newlywed couple and their wedding and I greatly enjoy revealing the beauty, confidence and fierceness of your everyday woman.

When I'm not with my clients, you will find me running around with my two adorable sons, helping people improve their health and wellness with It Works! Global, giving back where I can in several photography forums and blogging about business, photography and motherhood.


Are we connected?
LIKE me on Facebook.
FOLLOW me on Twitter for a fun and quirky look into me and my business.
FOLLOW my idea boards on Pinterest.
FOLLOW my life in photos via Instagram
SHOP my health and wellness products at Try My Wraps
Please send me an email at any time or call me at 775.233.8382 if you would like to discuss an upcoming portrait opportunity.

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Reno Photographer | The { E } Family

Reno Photographer | The { E } Family

Does anyone ever get more nervous to work with friends and family than they do with acquaintances? No? Okay, me either. Samantha and I have known each other for about seven years. Wow, that makes our babies seem really old which isn’t quite possible, is it?! Our youngest sons are just weeks apart and that’s how long we’ve known each other. I adore our friendship and all we’ve shared over the years. She’s my buddy and partner in crime when it comes to Black Friday shopping. Yes, I just admit to have done that before. Multiple times actually and mostly with her! Shopping aside, I always get a tad more nervous when close friends ask me to be their photographer. I consider it quite the honor and the nerves are always a good thing.

Samantha’s two little people are some of my favorite little people ever. They are sweet, sassy, intelligent and big sister is the kindest-hearted child I have ever met. We call her a mother hen. Plus I LOVE photographing her (yes, I’ve had the honor of photographing them many times over the years). I’m so glad I was able to capture these mommy and me portraits for my friend. Her little people are growing so quickly and I know these will be very fond memories for them all.

Reno Photographer | The { E } Family

Who is Huong Forrest?

Reno Newborn Photographer

Huong Forrest Photography is the passion, vision and dream of one Reno newborn photographer, Huong Forrest. I specialize in newborn photography and have a great passion for capturing Reno's tiniest new residents. I also adore capturing the innocence of babies and children, the love and passion of a newlywed couple and their wedding and I greatly enjoy revealing the beauty, confidence and fierceness of your everyday woman.

When I'm not with my clients, you will find me running around with my two adorable sons, helping people improve their health and wellness with It Works! Global, giving back where I can in several photography forums and blogging about business, photography and motherhood.


Are we connected?
LIKE me on Facebook.
FOLLOW me on Twitter for a fun and quirky look into me and my business.
FOLLOW my idea boards on Pinterest.
FOLLOW my life in photos via Instagram
SHOP my health and wellness products at Try My Wraps
Please send me an email at any time or call me at 775.233.8382 if you would like to discuss an upcoming portrait opportunity.

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Reno Family Photographer | All the Girls { Including a Golden }

Reno Family Photographer | All the Girls { Including a Golden }

It’s been a busy fall as it usually is for us photographers! But I love getting to mix up my sessions a bit when my families ask if they can bring their fur baby along for their session, also! Of course, yes. A 6-month Golden Retriever? Could she be any cuter?! So I got to photograph all the girls in this session and it was so fun! These sisters are as sweet as can be and I also secured new babysitters. That’s always a huge plus, right? I think so.

Mom Cari and I are actually alumni of the same sorority. We may have pledged Kappa Kappa Gamma at different universities and different years, but we both belong to the Sierra Alumnae Association. I recall desperately reaching out for some sort of Kappa connection when I first moved here a decade ago and I’m so glad I found the alumnae association which allowed me to meet so many wonderful women and Cari is definitely one of those stand out philanthropic women. It was an honor to capture these portraits for her. She said it had been years since she’s done this, so I’m glad I’m able to give her these memories. And especially of that cute puppy of theirs!

Reno Family Photographer | All the Girls { Including a Golden }

Who is Huong Forrest?

Reno Newborn Photographer

Huong Forrest Photography is the passion, vision and dream of one Reno newborn photographer, Huong Forrest. I specialize in newborn photography and have a great passion for capturing Reno's tiniest new residents. I also adore capturing the innocence of babies and children, the love and passion of a newlywed couple and their wedding and I greatly enjoy revealing the beauty, confidence and fierceness of your everyday woman.

When I'm not with my clients, you will find me running around with my two adorable sons, helping people improve their health and wellness with It Works! Global, giving back where I can in several photography forums and blogging about business, photography and motherhood.


Are we connected?
LIKE me on Facebook.
FOLLOW me on Twitter for a fun and quirky look into me and my business.
FOLLOW my idea boards on Pinterest.
FOLLOW my life in photos via Instagram
SHOP my health and wellness products at Try My Wraps
Please send me an email at any time or call me at 775.233.8382 if you would like to discuss an upcoming portrait opportunity.

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