Reno Engagement Photographer | Jenna + Kevin

Reno Engagement Photographer | Jenna + Kevin

A Reno winter engagement session? Yes please! Actually, the only thing we were missing during this session were actual snowflakes and that was a little bit disappointing because it WAS snowing in parts of Reno on this morning! Nevertheless, I had an amazing morning and so much fun with Jenna and Kevin at their engagement session at Mayberry Park.

When I tell you this couple equals pure fun, I really mean that! They’re getting married this September very close to Mayberry Park, so this was the perfect setting for their engagement session. I can’t release some of the details of what we did at this engagement session, but I’ll be able to do so on my Facebook page when it’s safe and I have clearance. Curious? I guess you’ll just have to LIKE my Facebook page and follow along!

Here are a few of my personal favorites from our Reno engagement session! Love what you see? Be sure to leave a comment below for Jenna and Kevin! Are you getting married and looking for a wedding photographer? Email shootme@huongforrest.com or call 775.233.8382 to set up your consultation with me.

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Reno Engagement Photographer | Jenna + Kevin

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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Eden Bao - They look so happy in the snow! Gorgeous captures!

Karen Cooley - Love the snow shot!! And now I’m so curious!!!

Jennifer Wilcox - Playing in the snow how fun! You are so versatile. I bet your families love that they know you can grow with them, capturing all their moments along the way!

Tina Beckett - They look so incredibly happy! Wonderful captures!

Danielle LaFleur-Dutta - Huong, these are fantastic, what a great looking couple. Love the last one of them blowing snow!

Angela - What a sweet couple! Love the blowing snow shot!

Cherilyn H - Great pictures! The location is gorgeous and I love that last shot. 🙂

Jasmine E. - My favorites are the second image and the last one. I can’t believe you got them to take off their winter coats! WOW!

Reno Photographer | Vintage Holiday

Reno Photographer | Vintage Holiday

As I went through my blog calendar, I realized I forgot to blog about this little project way back in November/December! Thankfully this is not a client blog post, but this certainly would have been a bit more appropriate around the holidays instead of now. I cannot believe I missed a blog post, but now I’m bringing holiday spirit back to you in late February, or bringing it very early, so look at it however you’d like! You’re welcome. These images are from the beautiful setup at 41 Taylor Street, an adorable little event lounge that is available to rent for portrait sessions, tea parties, events, etc. It is really an adorable little spot and this was their Vintage Holiday setup.

If you’d like to learn more about this gorgeous event lounge, visit their Facebook page and tell Dawn I sent you! And yes, if you’d like to rent this out for your next personal portrait session with me, we can arrange for that, too. Dawn rents this lounge for a variety of events, so chat with her about your grand idea for this gorgeous space. It’ll definitely give your event that extra special touch!

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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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Christine - Wow, wow, wow – a beautiful place, beautifully photographed!

Ally - Love this place!! It is so cute and cozy!!!

Tina Beckett - That is seriously a stunning space! I’d love to see portrait sessions in it!

Angela - I adore this look! So beautiful!

Sarah - I see these images and it makes me feel like I am looking at a magazine. I would love to decorate like this for Christmas. Beautiful

Danyel Rogers - This is a stunning location! Very Whimsical!

Maggie - Love, love the silver and gold! What a great place to hold and event. I love seeing holiday stuff any time of year!

Cherilyn H - This is GORGEOUS!! Makes me want to have a party there. 🙂

Donna Beck - Oh WOWZERS! This is stunning! Well done…

Jasmine E. - OMG! I wish I had this much style in my living room. This really makes me wish Christmas was this week. lol

Eden Bao - What a gorgeous set-up!

Reno Fitness Photographer | Cannon Fitness { Feature Friday }

Reno Fitness Photographer | Cannon Fitness

I would like to introduce a very incredible woman and business owner today. She is a wife, mother, fitness extraordinaire and quite the business woman! I’ve asked her to share a bit about herself and her businesses on today’s Feature Friday blog post. Read on and if you’re interested in learning more about Baby Boot Camp classes, or Cannon Fitness, contact Heather below!

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I am Heather Cannon owner/Instructor of Baby Boot Camp Reno (South Meadows/SE) and Cannon Fitness. I have two beautiful children Izzy 5 and Peyton 3. Prior to having children I was a biology and Anatomy/Physiology secondary teacher and Group Exercise instructor for 5 years. I am an AFAA Certified Personal Trainer and Group Exercise Instructor and have my Masters of Science in Secondary Education. I postponed my teaching career to stay at home with my children.

Izzy was born in January of 2009 and my life completely changed. Izzy was a failure to thrive child and was hospitalized at 4 months. She was also diagnosed with severe acid reflux, which made her cry all day from pain. It was a very difficult time for our family. I was having a difficult time adjusting to my new role as a mother and stay home mom, while having a very sick baby. I hadn’t worked out regularly since Izzy was born, which had been a part of my every day life before. When Izzy was 5 months old I found Baby Boot Camp, and simply put it saved my life.

It was a place where I could take my baby, I could workout, I had a support system, I was with new moms, and I could be me. For the first time in 5 months I felt like me. Baby Boot Camp brought me back to life. I started focusing a little on myself, my health, and my fitness. Izzy started socializing with other babies and we were happy. I reached my weight goal, and actually got below it. By the time Izzy was 9 months old I was in the best shape I had ever been in! Not long after I started Baby Boot Camp I new that this was something I wanted to do for others.

I purchased Baby Boot Camp Reno (South Meadows/Se) Fall of 2009 right before my son Peyton was born. I started running classes in the Spring of 2010 and haven’t looked back since. My goal for Baby Boot Camp is to create a supportive community of moms and help them succeed in reaching their goals no matter their fitness level. Baby Boot Camp provides moms with the opportunity to be with their children while becoming more fit and role modeling to their children the importance of health and fitness. And that is exactly what I have done. I have an amazing group of women whom support each other and challenge each other to become the best they can be! I now see Izzy playing Baby Boot Camp with her babies and stroller in our backyard and through out the house, and it makes my heart happy knowing that I am influencing her to chose a healthy lifestyle.

Cannon Fitness is my newest business. I started Cannon Fitness in the Fall of 2012. I read this quote about a year ago, “It is a shame for a women to grow old without ever seeing the strength & beauty of which her body is capable of.” This quote inspired me to start my small group training. I want each woman who enters my program to understand that she is capable of anything. She is capable of becoming strong, getting in the best shape of her life, and anything she sets her mind to.

Continuing with my passion for helping individuals become healthy and fit, I designed the program for working women, women who have older children, and I even have men join every now and then. Cannon Fitness is small group training, this way individuals get the personal training feel while working out with a supportive group. We workout in the early mornings at 5:30 am Tuesday-Friday. I also created Cannon Fitness Nutritional Guidelines for the individuals to follow. My focus is on increasing strength, core, and cardio fitness through interval training, strength training, cardio drills, functional training, running, and stations. Each class attended will never be the same as the one before.

Cannon Fitness has helped me reach more women. I can’t wait for its future as it is just beginning and I have a lot of goals for this program! Cannon Fitness wants each women to feel the beauty, power, and strength that they possess.

“Beauty is enhanced by strength, athleticism, and determination.”

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If you’d like to learn more about Cannon Fitness or Baby Boot Camp, contact Heather at heather.cannon@cannonfitness.net. You can also visit her Cannon Fitness Facebook page for more info, or call 775.771.3669.

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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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Angela - Awesome! She looks amazing!

Jen - Great way to showcase other businesses! Great post!

Angela Douglas Ramsey - WOW!! She looks amazing!!

Eden Bao - I’m motivated to work out! Love this article.

Jasmine E - She’s beautiful! And I wish I had abs like that. 🙂 Love the portraits too.

Cherilyn H - What a great idea for new moms! Your lighting in these pictures is just beautiful!

Reno Photographer | What to Wear { Jewelry }

Reno Photographer | What to Wear { Jewelry }

It’s What to Wear Wednesday (after a bit of a hiatus, yes, I know). I’m excited to announce in today’s Reno photographer post, a brand new addition of “what to wear” to the Huong Forrest Photography family of products! PHOTO JEWELRY will now be offered to my clients and here is just a tiny sampling of the choices that will be available to you. Sterling silver, fashion leather, antique copper and vintage brass are just a few of the options you’ll see at your next ordering session with me.

I’m excited to offer a different way for my clients to showcase their portrait investment. Not only will you have beautiful canvases and collections hanging on the walls in your homes, but you can now wear your most precious moments as a necklace, bracelet, cuff links, rings and on your key ring as well. If you’d like to see a few samples in person, contact me at 775.233.8382 or email shootme@huongforrest.com to find out where I’ll be, or when you can drop by to see these beautiful pieces of jewelry for yourself. You’re going to LOVE it!

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Reno Photographer | What to Wear { Jewelry }

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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Christine - These are beautiful – what an awesome offering to your clients!

Jen - Such a precious gift to offer your clients!

Patricia Knight - Love photo jewerly. I have a charm nechlace and bracelet that I wear on special occasions and it always gets noticed.

Eden Bao - Great idea! More options for your clients.

Karen Cooley - Adorable jewelry!! How exciting to offer your clients such a great product line!

Laura - Those are very cool personal gifts to offer!! Your clients are so lucky 😉

Jennifer Wilcox - So excited for you. I bet your client will be all over photo jewelry!!! It is always fun to add a new product;-)

Natalie - Oooh I really love the one with the initials and date! I would wear that all the time!

Angela Douglas Ramsey - Love photo jewelry. I have given some as gifts to family members.

Maggie - Great product to offer clients! Love personal gifts like this!

Sarah T - I love the necklace and being able to customize with important dates and initials!

Reno Photographer | Dreamin’

Reno Photographer | Dreamin’

My photographer blogging friends and I are at it again. Except the past few topics (except last week’s) has really required me to dig deep. I wish I was exaggerating when I tell you how shocked I was at the list of topic suggestions! I do adore their creativity though and this gives me a great opportunity to write from my heart on things I normally would not get to address here on my blog.

Today, we’re each writing about our wildest dream, whether that be in business or personal life. In my wildest dream, I’d be completely debt free! (Pshhhawwww, whatever right?!?!?) When I began my photography business, I anticipated 3 – 5 years for it to really grow and bud. I had no idea my business would take off like it did. I feel so blessed and grateful all my hard work has made this dream and vision of mine a true and successful reality. I continue to work very hard at building my business so I can continue to do what I’m so passionate about each day.

A large part of starting my own photography business was not only to capture such special moments in the lives of others, but also to continue to work at paying off my debts. Debts. That dreaded word! It’s amazing how I’ve built my photography business debt-free, yet I’m still working so hard to pay off the debts from my very young and naive years. It’s the one sole thing I wish I could go back and redo! Several months ago, on my continued quest to pay off debt, I began another business venture that not only goes well with my photography services, but I personally found it to be an answer to my quest to live free of my debts! I became a Distributor with It Works! Global after I tried the crazy wraps before my own boudoir session. I fell completely in love with the products and decided this is something I had to share! The company itself is a debt-free company and stresses for its Distributors to do the same.

Over the past couple of months, in addition to working my photography business, I’ve introduced and launched my crazy wraps business “Try My Wraps”. My friends and acquaintances now believe I’m absolutely nuts to have added something else to my already busy and full plate. Yes, I may be crazy, but I know what I have to do in order to set my family up for the long term. It is my heart’s deepest desire for my family to live debt-free and to live comfortably while still spending quality family time together. I watched my good friend AND her husband each earn the $10,000 G.O.O.D. (get out of debt) bonus from the company in August and that more than caught my attention. I want for my family what this company strives for each of its distributors! I want to have a healthier lifestyle again and I want to make extra money sharing these products I’ve grown to love so much over these past several months.

And there you have it…in my wildest dreams, I’d be free of debt. And please don’t snicker, as this is really important to me as I work both businesses. I already sat down last Friday night and paid off one credit card with my commissions from the company thus far and I look forward to doing the same to another card on March 15. If you’d like to cheer me on, you can follow my crazy wraps business on Facebook and learn more via my website!

Now, head over to my favorite Seattle photographer’s blog and see what Allyson’s wildest dream is!

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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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Eden Bao - So awesome that you are taking responsibility for your debts and planning to pay them off. I’m about to get into a big one soon: mortgage but I’m happy to say my credit card debts is minimum. It is definitely liberating to be debt free.

Jennifer Wilcox - Being debt free is liberating. Good business plan;-)

Sarah Sunstrom - Wow! That’s awesome! I need to do this too!

Angela - Sounds like a dream to me too! Best of luck!

Joncee May - We are working hard to be debt free ourselves. almost there!

Angela Douglas Ramsey - Keep up the good work! Its a great feeling to follow your dreams.

Keely - That is a dream of mine too! Good job in your hard work and effort! You are on your way 🙂

David G - That’s exciting. Being debt-free is everyone’s dream!

Ally Davis - You are such a go-getter, Huong! I really admire your business ventures and I think this is an amazing opportunity for you to help so many people accomplish their dreams.

Kim Kravitz - We paid down all of our debt a few years ago. Felt great to get it all gone! Good luck to you on achieving this dream!!

Jess - Good luck on your journey to becoming debt free! It feels like an uphill battle, but it is *so* worth it in the end!

Tara Colburn - You’ll be there in no time, I’m sure of it! COngrats on the amazing success you’ve had thus far!

Lori - No snickering here! I would love to be debt free! Kudos to you for working on making your dreams a reality!

Karen Cooley - Hardly something to snicker at! Being debt free is a HUGE blessing!! We had a ton of it and managed to get rid of it about a year or so ago. SUCH a relief! Now all we have is our mortgage and a car payment. Credit card? Once a month, it’s paid off. Feels GREAT. 🙂 Good luck, Huong!!!

Sarah - That is a great dream to have!

Bonnie Raley.. - Aww, great story!! You will be a success in all you do I imagine!

Maggie - What a great wildest dream to have! Good luck in all your pursuits this year Huong!

Sylvia - So happy you’re well on your way to that dream! Keep up the good work!

Melissa Berg - Being free of debt is HARD…especially in our economy and psychology of spending and “have to have it now” ways. Kudos to your for the extra effort!!

Karen Cooley Photography Philadelphia Boudoir Photographer – Karen Cooley - […] I highly encourage you to hop on over to my friend and Reno photographer Huong’s blog over at Huong Forrest Photography.  Knowing my sassy friend, it should be a great […]