A little bit about our studio

Tim and Cheryl started Bokeh Creatives originally in Santa Barbara, CA before moving to the Sacramento region in 2012.

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. From day one they have created artwork together and had a passion for visiting museums and studying the work of the masters.

As the studio grew, they were able to bring on team members with special skills in each area that makes your portrait stand out.

Our team is what brings everything together, from your first contact on the phone with Timara or Natalie, to your portrait session with Beatrice and Natalie, and your artwork ordering session with Tim, then all of our post production handled by Cheryl and Elma. With our team effort, we are able to bring the very best out of your portraits at each stage and create something we hope will bring beautiful tears to your eyes today, and 10 years from now when you see your portrait still holding a presence on your wall.

Our award winning photography has been featured nationally & internationally:


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…