Reno Childrens Photographer | A Personal Photo

Reno Childrens Photographer | A Personal Photo

It’s Thursday and I’m blogging with my fellow photographers on a topic we all have a few words to write about: a personal photo. I realize you probably see three photos below, BUT I couldn’t help the series and I love it so much. My family and I went on a mini getaway to LA very recently and I (of course) chased them around with my camera while they played. I captured some gorgeous photos of them playing on the beach and getting a feel for the Pacific Ocean and several of the images just really pulled me in. I’ve decided to print them HUGE and create a cluster of black and white images for a wall in my home somewhere (not sure exactly where yet).

Why did I pick these photos? They depict my children just as they are, enjoying a new experience and I want them to have these photos, prints, canvases to remind them of these moments, to tell a story and to help them remember their life. I get asked quite often how I manage to enjoy experiences with my children and capture all these moments at the same time. You see, I have no to few photos from my birth, as a newborn and as a toddler. There’s no doubt my parents took photographs of us as they love photos and I recall seeing them in my younger years, but the prints are no where to be found nowadays. I think printed products are very powerful and when someone sees the photos, there’s always a story to tell. Those stories strengthen memories and experiences and create incredible emotions and feelings. That’s why I take so many personal photos. Each photo tells a story and life is made up of many stories!

Want to see what my friend Sarah is blogging about today in regards to a personal photo? Head over to Sarah Edgar Photography to keep reading more on today’s blogging Thursday topic!

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Reno Childrens Photographer | A Personal Photo

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.
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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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Christine - I love these! Definitely wall worthy 🙂

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Reno Photographer | Three Random Things

Reno Photographer | Three Random Things

I’m desperately attempting to catch up on my blog and from this day forward, you will see vast improvements and more regular blog posts as I had, once upon a time! My friends and I are blogging again today and we’re chatting about three random things/factoids. Normally, this would seem easy, right? Except I over-think it all and then it’s not so easy anymore. After lots of thought about this topic, I decided to share three random things that are more recent in life and business. If we’re connected on Instagram, Twitter, or my personal Facebook profile, then you may have caught on to these random things, but if not, then it’s new (and random) to you. Here we go.

1. On July 15, I hosted my friend and fellow newborn photographer, Meshelle Photography, for a newborn workshop that just left my artistic soul wanting more. Those of you who know me, know that newborn photography is my passion and has always been since the beginning of time. Hosting Meshelle was one of the greatest things I could do to help me fine tune my posing of newborn babies. Also, the day after my workshop, I made a HUGE leap of faith as I announced I would leave the corporate world and retire from a traditional 8-5 job! (Okay, so that was kind of TWO random things rolled into one, but hang with me for a bit!)

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2. On July 30, I promoted to a Triple Diamond Executive with It Works! Global. I’m very much an entrepreneur, so when I see opportunity, I attack it like a bull with a red target. I know many of you thought I was crazy to add yet something else to my already full plate, but I couldn’t pass on this opportunity. What I’ve been able to free my family of these past several months has been worth all the hard work and sleepless nights while juggling a day job, my boutique photography business and a network marketing business. I’m proud of all we’ve accomplished and what we’re continuing to do with this business opportunity.

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3. On August 9, I brought my babies home from day care. I am truly a work at home mom now and have the freedom to plan my shooting schedule around my family’s schedule. I’m no longer tied down to booking sessions only on the weekends or week nights! The beauty of having my babies home is I will also get an entire year before my oldest starts kindergarten, a year of just 1-on-1 time with my youngest when my oldest does start kindergarten and we’re free to play, work, vacation, take off, rest and do as we please when we want. I have always wanted to raise my own children and I finally have the chance to do so, while still fulfilling my business dreams and passions in life!

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And that sums up my three (okay, three and a half) random things I wanted to blog about today. I’m happy as a clam and feel so blessed and extremely grateful for all the successes in life. These successes would not be possible without my amazing family who have helped build my businesses (very much so behind the scenes!!), wonderful clients who invest in me to capture their most precious moments, fans who appreciate my work and fellow photographers who lift up our industry. I actually have more fun things/factoids to share and announce (hopefully soon), but I’ll hold off until they’re a bit more concrete. Stay tuned to Huong Forrest Photography as there are some fun, exciting and wonderful things to announce and share in the near future!

Now, head on over to my friend and Philadelphia Boudoir Photographer’s blog to read about her three random things!

Reno Photographer | Three Random Things

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, the last couple of months have been HUGE for you! Congrats, and keep it up – you are like superwoman! <3

Elly - What a great post, congratulations!

Kristy - Congratulations for all of your your success!

Tara - Congratulations, Huong! What an amazing year you’ve had! So proud of you!

Cindy - Congratulations on all you have accomplished and the direction you are headed!

Katie Landers - I love this blog post. It is nice to see how and what you are doing. My kids just started school too and it is nice to have my time for business stuff without little monsters in my ear 🙂

Reno Newborn Photographer | National Breastfeeding Month { Portrait Announcement }

Reno Newborn Photographer | National Breastfeeding Month { Portrait Announcement }

The bond between mother and child is a very special one and can be captured beautifully with breastfeeding portraits. You already know how quickly your little one is growing and changing every single day, so why not capture this special bond while you can? Celebrate National Breastfeeding Month with a unique portrait opportunity from yours truly. We are offering our annual sunset breastfeeding sessions on Friday, August 16 and Saturday, August 17. The location and time will be confirmed with your booking and a what to wear guide will be provided to help you prepare. Your $250 investment includes: 1-digital file with print release, 2-5×7 prints (mounted to 8×10) with a mini easel so your images may be easily displayed anywhere you choose. Space is limited for this event and a $100 retainer is required to confirm your appointment. Please contact your Reno photographer at 775.233.8382 or email shootme@huongforrest.com to book your appointment today. We look forward to preserving the memory of this special time!

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Reno Newborn Photographer | National Breastfeeding Month { Portrait Announcement }

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 Senior Photographer | Class of 2014 { Spokes Models Wanted }

Reno Senior Photographer | Class of 2014 { Spokes Models Wanted }

Do you have what it takes? We are currently seeking out male and female high school seniors from area high schools who would be great spokes models for Huong Forrest Photography. If you’re outgoing, involved in your high school, in good standing with your high school and the community, have a love of social media and would be a positive spokes model, then you might have just what it takes!

If you would like to be considered, and would be available the week of August 5 for your senior portrait session, please answer the following and email us at shootme@huongforrest.com with your responses:

1. Your name and any nick names

2. High school

3. High school sports/activities (if any)

4. Community activities (if any)

5. Social media handles/user names (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+, Pinterest, etc.)

6. Your hobbies/things you like to do just for fun

7. Include a current photo of yourself

Please send these to shootme@huongforrest.com by Wednesday, July 31 to be considered! Spread the word and tell all your friends about the search, too!

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Reno Senior Photographer | Class of 2014 { Spokes Models Wanted }

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 | Favorite Summer Activity

Reno Photographer | Favorite Summer Activity

My friends and I are blogging about the perfect topic today: our favorite summer activity! I cannot believe I am able to say this, but I’ve actually had the ability to enjoy some of the summer so far. (No, that sentence was not a typo!!) I told myself I live too close to such a gorgeous place to NOT enjoy my summer, so this summer, my family and I have been able to enjoy the beauty that is Lake Tahoe a lot more frequently than any summer previously (with kids, that is). My favorite summer activity is to spend time at Lake Tahoe, whether we’re basking in the sun, photographing a gorgeous maternity session, or taking in the sights at Emerald Bay. This lake is the most gorgeous lake I’ve ever seen and it is as clear as can be, which I love! The sunrises are stunning, the sunsets are amazing and the drive around the entire lake is just breathtaking. My boys get a little more brave with each visit to the lake and the little one is even walking into the brisk cold water all the way up to his chin. I love it!

There are so many wonderful activities to do on the water–boating, jet skiing, paddle-boarding, kayaking and so much more! We will actually get to try our hands at the paddle boards in a few weeks, but we are ready to bring our little kayak up and play some more. Can’t you see why this is my favorite summer activity?! In case you’ve never been to Tahoe, below is a sunrise, sunset and the waterfall at Emerald Bay. Yes, enjoy!

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Don’t y’all want to come visit me now, so we can spend a day at Tahoe?! Now, head over to my friend’s blog at Sarah Edgar Photography and see what her favorite summer activity is! And tell me in the comments below what are some things you love to do during the summer?

Reno Photographer | Favorite Summer Activity

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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Lai - What beautiful sunset! Love the mountains!Great captures!

Keely Julson - Wow that is gorgeous! Great pic of your guys!

Jessica - Gorgeous sunsets! You are lucky to live in such a beautiful place!

Patty - What beautiful locations an the light is just gorgeous

Angela - Love Tahoe! Such a gorgeous location…love that yummy light!

Lori - I live in Florida and it’s terrible how often I DON’T take advantage of the beaches! I’m glad you are enjoying your summer and the beauty around us. Even happier to be able to see the beautiful images from your time!

Donna - Wow, just takes your breath away.