The Taylor Family: Magic Valley Family Photographer

September 18, 2018

The Taylor Family: Magic Valley Family Photographer
Fall family sessions are in full swing right now!  I am currently booked every weekend from now through October and it is a wonderful feeling.  It's hard to call what I do work; I feel so lucky.  I mean, I get to hang out with fun families in pretty places at just the right time of day when the light is golden.  It's a blast.  This family was my first full session of the season.  Five kids.  The more the merrier!  It was so easy to feel their love for one another.  

ONE | September: Southern Idaho Family Photographer

September 1, 2018

ONE | September: Southern Idaho Family Photographer
Here we go!  Summer is officially over and I'm jumping feet first in to family photography sessions.  Fall is by far my busiest season for this little photo business of mine.  The leaves, the sweaters, the colors... it's all fantastic.  Will I be seeing you by chance in the next two months for pictures?

In other news, we finished off a summer chuck full of sunshine, water, and outdoor fun visiting my dad in California for his 60th birthday.  This is a shot of Levi feeding seagulls from the bow of his boat that he's currently restoring.  We had so much fun on that trip.

Now my two big boys, Jed and Levi, are in school.  They started 3rd and 1st grades this week.  I'll be honest.  I always struggle at the beginning of the school year.  My kids are suddenly gone for 8 hours of the day (I miss them!) and life speeds up to 100mph as we squish their activities, homework, and dinner in before bed at 8pm.  On the other hand, the good news is that I get to settle in to a routine that includes plenty of one-on-one time with my littlest man, Conrad.

It's going to be a good year.  I can feel it.


Please continue through September's blog circle to check out what the talented Kalamazoo Family Photographer, Sarah Rypma, has to share!

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ONE is a blog circle that I have joined with several other very talented photographers. On the first of each month we will be sharing ONE image that spoke to our hearts from the four weeks before. It's bound to be a set of eye candy that you won't want to miss!

Extended Family Session: Southern Idaho Family Photographer

August 10, 2018

Extended Family Session: Southern Idaho Family Photographer
Summer sessions are where it's at!  The sun is bright, the air is warm, everyone's skin is sunkissed, and the world is green.  Extended family sessions can feel intimidating.  But I'll be honest, they are starting to grow on me, especially when it turns into five mini sessions.  Family is such a beautiful complicated mix.  I enjoy meeting my clients and getting to know them a bit.  Every family has a story.  And every family deserves to remember life as it is now... in all its perfect imperfectness.      

ONE | August: Southern Idaho Photographer

August 1, 2018

ONE | August: Southern Idaho Photographer
I'm still on one of those natural highs, one that came from spending two nights backpacking way up in the Sawtooth mountains with a great group of people.  Wow.  Just wow.  I'm still picking my jaw up from off the floor.  "Is nature really that incredible that it would make me feel this way?" I asked my husband when I got home.  He says he thinks it is.

Our first night up there happened to be a moonless clear night.  I couldn't believe my luck.  I rented a 20mm lens just for the occasion: I wanted to photograph the stars!  I rolled out of my hammock around 11:30PM, drank some water and downed some ibuprofen for a headache, and then carefully and quietly wandered the campsite with my headlamp, tripod, and camera.  The stars were absolutely incredible.  Countless stars.  The only word I can think to describe what I saw was awe-inspiring.  As the night wore on and became darker, the stars actually started reflecting off the lake water!  It was gorgeous.  I have no doubt there is a God.


Please continue through August's blog circle to check out what the talented Katy Texas Photographer, Monica Cutraro, has to share!

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ONE is a blog circle that I have joined with several other very talented photographers. On the first of each month we will be sharing ONE image that spoke to our hearts from the four weeks before. It's bound to be a set of eye candy that you won't want to miss!

ONE | July: Southern Idaho Family Photographer

July 1, 2018

ONE | July: Southern Idaho Family Photographer
ONE is a blog circle that I have joined with several other very talented photographers.  On the first of each month we will be sharing ONE image that spoke to our hearts from the four weeks before.  It's bound to be a set of eye candy that you won't want to miss!

Summer is in full swing over here.  We've been playing hard, sleeping in, and eating our weight in ice cream.  Summer is also proving to be the best time to capture all three of my boys and their relationship together!  The other night, I sat back on the lawn with my camera and laughed (while calling out instructions to 'be nice') as I caught these images of my children playing on our playset in the hose.  The pictures totally tell the story of my boys and their relationship as they are now.  I hope I can capture a few more frames with all three just doing their thing together this summer.  It surprisingly means a lot to me!  I sure love these three boys.


Please continue through July's blog circle to check out what the talented Katy Texas Photographer, Monica Cutraro, has to share!

ONE | June: Idaho Family Photographer

June 1, 2018

ONE | June: Idaho Family Photographer
ONE is a blog circle that I have joined with several other very talented photographers.  On the first of each month we will be sharing ONE image that spoke to our hearts from the four weeks before. It's bound to be a set of eye candy that you won't want to miss!

June marks the beginning of Summer!  Excited doesn't even begin to describe my feelings.  I feel like I was made to be a mother in the summer time.  The warm weather and lack of schedule means I get to play and make memories with the people I love most.  And we've already gotten a head start with baseball, trips to the park, popsicles, picnics, a little hiking, and even a camping trip.  This picture was taken at the City of Rocks after a thunderstorm.  My littlest was splashing in any and every puddle he could find while I was flipping out over the scenery.  It was a beautiful evening.  I'm looking forward to many more like it.  Bring it, Summer!


Please continue through June's blog circle to check out what the talented Kalamazoo Lifestyle Photographer, Tara Fletcher, has to share!

Newborn Hazel: Idaho Lifestyle Newborn Photographer

May 30, 2018

Newborn Hazel: Idaho Lifestyle Newborn Photographer
I think found my jam in lifestyle newborn photography.  I could photograph precious tiny newborn details all wrapped up in their blissful parents' arms all day, every day.  It's a sweet fleeting time in life that I personally wish I could go back and relive, sleepless nights and all!  That's why I think these kinds of photos are so important.  Babies don't keep, but a photograph does.  And with it comes sweet memories. 

A special congratulations to this cute couple with their very first baby!  It was so apparent that they were not only in love with each other, but with their new addition.  What a delightful and good-looking family of three.  I can't wait to see little Hazel grow!  Thanks guys for inviting me in to your home and sharing a bit of yourselves and your beautiful life with me.      

Family of three with a newborn baby girl, Idaho Lifestyle Newborn Family Photographer
newborn baby girl in a crib with yellow sheets, Idaho lifestyle newborn family photographer
newborn baby girl in a crib with yellow sheets, Idaho lifestyle newborn family photographer
Family of three with a newborn baby girl, Idaho Lifestyle Newborn Family Photographer
Family of three with a newborn baby girl, Idaho Lifestyle Newborn Family Photographer
Family of three with a newborn baby girl, Idaho Lifestyle Newborn Family Photographer

ONE | May: Idaho Family Photographer

May 1, 2018

ONE | May: Idaho Family Photographer
ONE is a blog circle that I have joined with several other very talented photographers. It began on my personal blog but I am moving it over here to my professional website so that I can share bits and pieces of my life with you. On the first of each month we will be sharing ONE image that spoke to our hearts from the four weeks before. It's bound to be a set of eye candy that you won't want to miss!

Life has been extra busy at our house this past month. We just finished a little house remodel. My husband discovered some DIY skills he didn't know he had by creating a new wall and closet and repainting the big boys' new bedroom. To top it off, we bought new carpet throughout the whole house! All this change has me purging and reorganizing everything. It also has me itching to update the decor in my living room. I'm ready for some fresh items that make this space feel a little more modern and like us. In the mean time, we all look a little like my youngest up there, star-fished out enjoying the soft clean new carpet!


Please continue through May's blog circle to check out what the talented Knoxville Family Photographer, Sarah Lewis, has to share!

Johanna and Coltyr: Idaho Engagement Photogapher

April 21, 2018

Johanna and Coltyr: Idaho Engagement Photogapher
This newly engaged couple was hands down the cutest I've ever met; so in love and downright happy together.  They were a delight to photograph and made my job easy.  Plus, can I get a giant shout out to that beautiful Idaho background?  All these components combined made for a dreamy photo session.

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