Cemetery Near the Coast | Sacramento Fine Art Photographer

This is a re-post from mid 2015. I find such peace and pleasure exploring cemeteries, reading the headstones. But, I haven’t photographed in a cemetery in awhile.  I think it’s about time. Who wants to join me?



Toward the top of the rolling hills near the coast, my friend and I discovered yet another cemetery that had been part of the community for a very long time.  While the sun was shining maybe a bit too strongly and the breeze was blowing just perfectly, I felt such peace in this lovely location.  The headstones in the cemetery were modest although there was plenty of evidence of love and remembrance.   Many of the headstones were handmade/carved; some were painted, some were not.  I don’t usually convert my images, but this set seemed to tell the story best in black and white.

Cemetery Near the Coast

headstone in cemetery near the coast

Heartfelt Words

headstones in cemetery near the coast


headstones in cemetery near the California coast


headstones and daffolides in cemetery near the coast

Spring Adornment

headstone and mementos in cemetery near the coast



Many times when we explore these old cemeteries, we see vandalism.  I don’t believe that’s the case here.  The cross on this headstone had broken off the top I’m assuming because of age and deterioration.  I hope the cross remains there where it fell.

headstone and cross in cemetery near the central California coast


headstone ornament in cemetery near the coast


headstone in cemetery near the coast

Watched Over

headstone in cemetery near the coast


bench in cemetery near the coast

Stay Awhile

Thank you for looking.




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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. Currently living in rural northern California with her husband and a couple thousand walnut trees, she is a proud owner of Canon photography equipment.

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