Hygge | Sacramento still life photographer

Enjoying life’s simple pleasures has been a goal of mine more so recently. I mean, I try to appreciate even the most simple elements of my everyday. Friends. Family. Environment. Heath. The Danish have a term for this appreciation of the simple things, the coziness of life – hygge. (Pronounced HUE-gah) Contentment. Well-being. Comfort.

On a little escape recently, I appreciated the delightful basket breakfast we were given as part of our visit. Naturally, I documented the contents and a few details of the room in which we stayed. The soothing colors of the room, the yummy contents of the basket where no detail was missed, and general peace and comfort of the inn all blended together to create a most comfortable experience.

I hope you are able to recognize and enjoy an abundance of hygge in your day.


“Contentment is natural wealth, luxury is artificial poverty.”
~ Socrates, Essential Thinkers


All images were processed with my ‘Barely’ Lightroom preset which are free through February 2018 when you subscribe to my monthly newsletter. Use the signup area on the lower right side of this page.



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All landscape and still life images are available for purchase.

Please CONTACT ME at nadeen@nadeenflynn.com to purchase prints or schedule your portrait session.

Nadeen Flynn is an award winning northern California portrait and fine art photographer. Living in the greater Sacramento area, she specializes in high school senior and teen portraits as well as fine art landscape and still life photography. Nadeen’s style is authentic, fresh and personality-driven. This retains the timeless features of photography that create family heirlooms. She offers in-person workshops and mentoring. While currently living in rural northern California with her husband and a couple thousand walnut trees, she posts regularly to Instagram.

Currently booking 2018 high school seniors, couples, and family portraits. Locations include Yuba City/Marysville, East Nicolaus, Wheatland, Lincoln, Woodland, Roseville, Rocklin, and Sacramento areas.

(530) 633-7575

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Wendy - Love your hygge images Nadeen. The ‘barely’ preset really brings out the calming softness of hygge and suits these images. It’s one of my favourite presets.

Iris - Oh, so peaceful indeed. Love the light and airy processing of ‘barely’. I have to also remember the word ‘hygge’. What a great concept of a lifestyle. I have to read more about it. Thank you for sharing.