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Friday, December 30, 2011

A Quickie

Every once in a while, when the time is right, I snap a few shots for myself when on 'the job'.  It's hard to call it a job when I love what I do; for that I feel very blessed.
There are many beautiful places along the American River.  Some more private than others making them feel like they are all yours.  The first two shots where taken at 'our' summer spot.  It's too beautiful not to share and take portraits there.  These where taken a few weeks ago and the river was low which worked out perfectly!
The last shot was taken in Galt.  A wardrobe change is just the right amount of 'me' time.  I'm a sucker for reflections... and even more of a sucker for fall colors!  Fall and summer are in a constant tie for the best time of year.
Here's to 2012.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

New Home

Waking up to freshly dusted snow was just as magnificent as the star studded welcome Wednesday night.  Aloha Truckee!
My cousin Jennifer, aka sister, moved up here so it's only right I see her as much as possible, making Truckee my home away from home.  My life would not be as coo if it went for my Jennifer.  She is the one that notices a new freckle and is always down for some creative banter.
I haven't shared here in quite some time so here is a bit of what I captured and made during my 4 day visit.  The jewelry shots were taken with my new yummy 50mm 1.4 lens.  Christmas came early thanks to my Man.
Enjoy and Merry Christmas.

 There is always that photograph that you love and don't know why...  Im thinking it's the shadow and the organically placed pinecones.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Final Winner For May!

Thank you sooo much to everyone who entered the May Contest!  Keep an eye out for something special in your email!  The winner of the final free portrait sitting and free 5x7 is Blair Reese!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Second Winner for May!

I am very happy to announce the second winner for the May Contest for a free portrait sitting and free 5x7 is Evelyn Hull!!  I am very excited to take her family portrait!  Pictures to come soon!

Sunday, May 15, 2011


Spent the last couple of days in Washington and Oregon visiting family and friends.  I was very thankful for great weather and a great tour guide!  Here are some photo to share!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

First May Winner!

I am pleased to announce the first winner for the May Contest for a free portrait sitting and 5x7 is Helen Berlin!! Very exciting!
Two more chances to win on May 20th and 30th!
All other entries to win will remain until the third and final winner is announced on May 30th!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

¡May Contest!

April Showers bring May Flowers…

May brings a sublime backdrop for any portrait session.  Why not celebrate all of this color with a few giveaways!  If you have a bun in the oven, a graduating senior, beautiful children or are you just in love…  I will be giving away THREE outdoor photo sessions accompanied by a free 5x7 (a $123 - $150 value) in May.

After ‘like’ing and or ‘sharing’ Her Photography’s Facebook page, please complete the contact form on h.e.r. website ( and select the type of session you’d like under “May Contest”.  Also, please leave a comment detailing the number of persons participating in the session.

Winners be randomly be selected and will be announced May 10th, 20th and 30th on Facebook and here @ her Bizz by Holly E. Renfro.

I am so excited!

Friday, April 29, 2011

Pulled in by the PINK.

Yesterday, Jason, my sister-in-law Carrie and I went to Paradise, CA. to visit some family.  When we go up there we always pass this cemetery, but this time I was pulled in by the pink.  I was thankful for Jason and Carrie's patience with me to pull over unexpectedly. :) Here are a few of the pictures.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Hello Cyber Space!!

Hello Cyber Space!
I love photography and I want everyone to know! It might be too early to say ‘pick me!’ but I just love taking portraits. Photography in one form or another has been a huge part of my life. As a baby, my Grandma Duna staged and took every picture possible. I, shortly there after, took over to fill dozens of scrapbooks. I even asked my dad to build me a chest with specific dimensions so I could fit my scrapbooks in it. My high school photo class with Mrs. Paul is where I began to perfect my craft, and then I continued it throughout college, which brings me to today. If you haven’t guessed yet, photography is my greatest passion in life, and creating art is the name of the game.
            Oh yes, I’ve always enjoyed hunting and pre-planning the shot to come. This can lead to potential hazards are looking out my car window while driving down the road and getting stuck in the mud. (True story) But in the end, taking a photograph of beauty is the apex of my craft, and at the same time capturing the moment makes me gitty and puts the biggest cheezer on my face. If I am working with Sturdy Stella, aka my Cannon 5D, the amount of images taken is limitless, good or bad, but there is nothing like my beloved film. I cherish this imprintable plastic. Working with film is a deliberate thoughtful task, one that takes a full breath before pushing the shutter, none of this holding you breath while taking three shots at a time. Sadly one thing is fo sho, the more digital images there are the more time spent in front of a screen. So, here is to treating Sturdy Stella like a delicate flower, not only beautiful but also able to hamper the time with the computer, Mr. Green. So why shouldn’t I share my future photography stories with you and become a full-fledged member of cyber space?
            There are many people in my life who have supported me and who have been my cheerleaders when I needed it most. Here’s to my brother Holden who will (and did) hopefully proofread and put this post into Mr. Green. I am also thankful for my youngest brother and on-site assistant Heath. I also thank my creative advisors including my mom, cousin Jen, friend Veena, and my cyberspace cheerleader Monica. These ladies are my coin bouncers and are on cue day in and day out. I would be lost at sea if it weren’t for my rock next to me on our beach. My secret lover and best friend (Insert boxing announcer here) Jason Renfro!!! Thank you all from the bottom of my heart over.
Much love,

Holly E. Renfro