A Family Session & Cake Smash | Boise, ID Family & Portrait Photographer

TA-DA!! So, this family session probably TAKES THE CAKE as far as one of my all time favorites!! (haha…get it!?) GORGEOUS-NESS all around and such a wonderful little family. Cooperative baby, outfit coordinator extraordinare Mom, super assistant sister who came along to help, and smiles all around. And HENRY (who turned ONE this month) was such a TROOPER! Those big blue eyes…UH!…I was gushing all over the place the entire time!! (Except when I was shooting too close to a bee hive and got stung in the LEG! OUCH!!!!!! There wasn’t a lot of smiling going on then, but you can bet I curbed the swear words around the wee little ones. Kudos to me!)

Amanda came to me with an idea for her session only a week in advance and we met just prior to make sure everything would go smoothly. The morning light was magnificent and we were able to wrap up right before it got too warm. Then back to my downtown studio for a little cake smash at the end, where all the decorations and cake were made by this rockstar Mom.

Seriously, I am so in love with this session! A little planning and coordinating with your photographer really pays off! The more time you put into your session, the better the outcome. And this family helps me prove this point perfectly! I can only do what I can do…the rest is up to you!  I only hope I get to photograph this amazing family for years to come! Please! Pretty please!

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Lake-Green Wedding | Boise, ID Wedding Photographer

Meet Bo & Allison. These two were married in May at the Barber Park Event Center in Boise, ID and the day couldn’t have been more perfect! The weather was fantastic, and we were even able to have a little cloud coverage for photos, even though the day was so sunny and bright.

Before their engagement session, I had only met Allison during our consult. I have known Bo and his family for years and my sister is married to his cousin, but I immediately felt comfortable around them together. Throughout the day, we laughed, we cried (I say WE because I too teared up) and laughed some more. I mingled with guests, made some new friends, and I think I might have even danced with them a little towards the end.

Their personalities are both so much fun to be around and they exuberated so much love towards each other, it was such an honor to be a part of. The food and music were amazing and their family were so welcoming and kind. What can I say, I just LOVE weddings! Congratulations you two!! I wish you nothing but years upon years UPON YEARS of happiness!

Venue: Barber Park Event Center

DJ: David Maxwell

Dress: Margene’s Bridal

Flowers: Dacia Hill

Cake: Penni Giles & Bev Clagg

Caterer: Goodwood BBQ

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Alex & Bonnie | Boise, ID Engagement & Wedding Photographer

Anyone who knows me at all, knows how much I love COLOR! And The Soda Works and Just Baked did not dissapoint. Full of ecclectic gifts and goodies and run by the sweetest family, it was the perfect first stop for this engagement session with Alex and Bonnie. There were so many awesome details to take in, I’m not sure that I could have fully appreciated it all if I WASN’T photographing everything! So much awesome-ness in one place…everyone needs to check it out!

Meeting Alex & Bonnie for the first time during their engagement session, it was so fun seeing these two together! And they’re both so GOOD LOOKING, right? I can’t wait for their wedding! 

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Gus Epler | Boise, ID Newborn & Family Photographer

OMGoodness! I.LOVE.LIFESTYLE.SESSIONS! Seriously! If you have a cute home, a lifestyle session is so perfect! Having your family or newborn photos taken while you’re doing something that comes natural or represents a specific thing that you all enjoy doing together, can be so much easier and more enjoyable (especially with small children) than trying to wrestle everyone together to hold still. For this family, a relaxed, laid back approach was all that was needed to provide all this awesome-ness! Sweet little Gus barely slept at all, and that was JUST FINE…because he didn’t need to! Big brother Max (as sweet as they come, I might add) just adored his little brother and made sure to tell me all about him when he wasn’t busy running around like a crazy man, sharing with me all the things he likes doing in his house, and even holding my hand to take me outside to show me all his favorite toys in his yard.

It was honestly SUCH a pleasure photographing this family in their home. Hopefully the first of many more successful lifestyle sessions! ENJOY!

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Austin Adams | Boise, ID Newborn Photographer

I’m a little behind on posting this newborn session, but I couldn’t NOT share, so better late than never! This handsome, sweet baby boy is the newest addition to my best friend Carmen’s family. And for the duration of her pregnancy, this little mister was supposedly a “GIRL”!! I mean, everything was planned for a girl, from a closet fully stocked with clothing, to a painted and coordinated nursery…all organized and done with so much love! But, Austin Dean Adams was MET with as much LOVE as his parents were with SURPRISE! At 4 days new, he was the perfect model for his newborn photos, and I ended up just bringing a few things to their home from my studio, and utilizing the nice big open window in their living room. And even though they were still in shock, Carmen still had time to run to the craft store and find this ADORABLE little boat for me to use as a prop for his session. I LOVE when parent provide cute props for their session that tie together an idea or theme for their nursery. And when I order some more canvases for my downtown studio, you can most certainly expect that I will have a hard time choosing which one of these I will choose to hang on my wall.

Wishing so much love from me to the Adams family, and especially to my rock star best friend, who makes the cutest little boys! (Besides my own, of course!)

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