About Our Family

Tim and Cheryl met in college studying the arts at the prestigious Brooks Institute of Photography. They dated and married while living in Santa Barbara, CA before moving north in 2012. From day one they have created artwork together and had a passion for visiting museums and studying the work of the masters.

Tim and Cheryl's award winning photography has been featured nationally and internationally via The Tonight Show/Jay Leno, Vogue, Harpers Bazaar India, Forbes, Town and Country, The Hollywood Reporter, People, Huffington Post, MSN and many other outlets.

They have been honored with commissions allowing them to create portraits of numerous celebrities including Jack Black, Charles Barkley, Greg Olsen, Kenny & Gwendolyn Smith, Ray Bradbury, Kenny Loggins, Ray Charles, Reggie Miller, Mötley Crüe, Jethrol Tull...

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Why Portraits?

It was 2015 and we had just had our baby girl Abigail - when she was born I (Tim) thought her head looked a little "off" - I asked the dr. and eventually was approved to have x-rays done which led to CT and MRI imaging to discover our baby girl was born with Craniosynistosis - her skull was fused and shouldn't have until she was 18 - she would need surgery to cut her skull open.

I was a wreck, so was Cheryl, but she asked if I'd help her do a portrait session the day before the surgery. At the time I just thought, ok, Cheryl wants to do portraits of our kiddo, sure.

Later I asked her why it was so important to do those portraits then, and she said she was afraid we'd lose our precious baby the next day and wanted portraits to be able to remember her by.

This is when I realized the power, importance and value of portraits of our loved ones. This is the story I keep in mind for every family we create a portrait for.

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Our work has been featured by Jay Leno/The Tonight Show, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Forbes India, Town and Country, The Hollywood Reporter, The Knot, Our Wedding Sacramento, People, The Wall Street Journal, US News, Grace Ormonde Wedding Style, Style Me Pretty, Maharani Weddings, Style Unveiled,  Life Hack, Huffington Post, MSN.

We have been commissioned to photograph celebrities including Jack Black, Charles Barkley, Greg Olsen, Reggie Miller, Thomas Keller, Kenny Loggins, Ray Bradbury, Ray Charles, Kenny and Gwendolyn Smith, Billy Baldwin, Andrew Firestone, Giada De Laurentiis, Wolfgang Puck, Motley Crue, Jethro Tull, The Scorpions, and a number of others I’m not allowed to mention (NDA’s are fun huh???)


“Amazing team and even more amazing outcome. I went in for my selection but everything was so beautiful it was hard to choose! I recommend them highly! I’ll definitely be back for more!”

Navdeep K.

 

“Our family portraits were amazing! We bought a few frames of our favorite photos to be placed on our walls and everyone that comes to our house is impressed with our family pictures. There are no words to describe how happy we were with Bokeh Creatives!

Gustavo M.

 

“I just had my family portraits done with Cheryl and all I can say is it came out Amazing!!  My wife is really particular when it comes to her pictures and even she was impressed with the pictures of our family.”

Michael Y.