Meet Sheri

Sheri is a certified professional photographer (click here to learn more about what that means), who specializes in family, baby, and executive portraiture. She takes immense joy in the service of creating art celebrating the unique stories that each person has to tell.

Sheri Van Wert Photography officially opened in 2007. Prior to that she studied photography in college and mentored under other photographers. Currently she is a proud member of Professional Photographers of America.

Most of the families Sheri serves first hired her when they were expecting their first child, and  come back to her year after year as their families growing and change. 

Sheri Van Wert Photography is located in the woods, in a quiet little town called Foresthill, CA nestled a top a ridge in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Sessions up here in the forest are always fun, but she does travel within all of western Placer County for sessions. Sessions in other locations in California are available to book as well.

Sheri no longer photographs weddings or events, but this guy does. He’s excellent and comes highly recommend. Give him a call if that is what you are looking for.

Approach & Team

Photography is more than just a passion for Sheri, it is a serious artistic craft. She strives to ensure the process of creating heirloom imagery for individuals and families, is collaborative, high quality, fun, and as stress-free as possible.

Sheri's team consists of herself plus a highly trained professional retoucher, Karen Romero. Sheri's knowledge of how to control light, and how to pose you to look your best is combined with Karen’s expertise and attention to detail in finishing the image. This results in high-quality, beautifully crafted prints and products to be treasured for many years to come.

Interesting Facts

When Sheri is not working with people, she is off journeying into the wilderness to try to convey the beauty, stillness and serenity found there using her camera. If you are curious about this side of her photographic exploits, you can explore that here:  or here:

Sheri am married to an amazing man named Jeremy, and they have 4 “fur-kids”…3 cats and one Chiweenie -that’s short for Chihuahua and Dachshund mix and she’s a darling!

Sheri LOVES vintage things, and if you do too she would love to help you come up with a great vintage theme for your portrait session!

Want to work with Sheri?  Check out her portfolio galleries, read “5 steps to beautiful portrait photography”, and let us know what we can do for you!.