Long Valley, just a few hours north of Boise, holds an astonishing number of high mountain lakes. The best known one being Payette Lake. If you are looking for a beautiful alpine lake to say your vows next to consider checking out the following adventurous wedding venues in McMall, Idaho. I have written this blog with accessibility in mind. All the listed locations are within 4 hours of Boise and are accessible via car or a short hike. They are also locations that can accommodate wedding guests if you are planning a small wedding with adventure in mind.Read More
Chase and Hannah met at a YMCA summer camp. Most of their relationship was long distance because Chase is in the Air Force. This year, he was stationed at the Air Force base in Mountain Home and Hannah joined him after finishing up teaching school.
Having a couple trust me completely to chose locations and plan their session is a pretty good feeling. We spent a few hours adventuring around the north end of Payette Lake. Within a mile you can experience mountain scenery, white sand beaches and beautiful river views.Read More
Navigating all of the parts and pieces of a wedding budget can be tricky to say the least! This article is aimed at giving you insight into how much you can expect to spend on your wedding photography in Idaho/the PNW and to provide some of the psychology behind wedding photography pricing.Read More
Day after sessions can be a sunrise session the morning after your wedding or an adventure session a few days later. A wedding after session is a chance to get dressed up in your wedding attire and go adventuring. Here is a day after session in McCall, Idaho on Lake Payette.Read More
A marriage license is basically your love permit - a legal confirmation that you are eligible to marry each other. All 50 states require some form of a marriage license and requirements vary by state. An Idaho marriage license is issued by the county Clerk/Recorders office. You can obtain a marriage license in any county in Idaho and use it anywhere within the state. Both resident and non-residents can obtain an Idaho marriage license.Read More
Snow isn’t the most ideal thing to photograph in because it messes with auto focus and gets all over your glasses but I am crazy about this session. This is love! It’s raw, messy and the best adventure you will embark on!Read More
Michaela & Davids snowshoeing engagement session was one of my favorite sessions to date. I love being able to capture a couple interacting and enjoying something they love to do together. When Michaela and I were throwing around ideas for their engagement session we landed on snowshoeing. Ponderosa State Park offers a variety of groomed and natural trails to choose from and with a fresh layer of snow the conditions were perfect.Read More
I met Ani over the phone. We talked a bit about the weather and then she asked if I was up for a hiking session on Payette Lake. Heck, yes I said! Keith and Ani were married in September and received a couples session with me as a gift from a friend. This was the perfect way to celebrate their first few months of marriage and I was so excited to plan and photograph an adventure session with them.Read More
Saul contacted me a few weeks ago. He was planning to propose to his girlfriend and he wanted the moment preserved. He knew he wanted to propose in a beautiful location but hadn't decided on a place. We talked about a few spots and he decided on Blue Lake. Proposal day dawned sunny and cold. Like 30 degrees cold! His girlfriend Maria didn't know about me because Saul thought she would be a little suspicious if he told her he had planned couple pictures for them. So I ended up being a stranger sitting on a rock taking pictures of a lake…Read More
Creating a space that allows for real connections and unposed moments is where it’s at for me. These two, in this place…. It couldn’t have been more beautiful.Read More
Senior sessions are one of my favorites to photograph. I think it’s the energy surrounding this time in a persons life that draws me in. Senior year is full of so many exciting changes that shape a persons future. When I met with Chevelle for her senior picture consult I could feel her excitement for the coming year. Chevelle has a truely genuine heart and I had so much fun traipsing around our small town together. I am excited to see where her dreams take her and wish her the best on her new adventure!Read More
11 photographers. 1 dress. A traveling story.
Lately, I have been pushing my photography brand to reflect my love for adventure and beautiful locations.Read More
I had the privilege of working with the sweetest couple this past June. Derek and Viki met two years ago; Viki was working as a teller and Derek walked into work one day and asked her out. The rest is history ♥️.Read More
I think as we age, we understand more fully the importance of family. Brad Henry said, “families are the compass that guide us.” At the end of the day family is what holds us up and keeps us moving forward.Read More
Lately, I have been thinking about romance and wind. Wind invokes a feeling of rawness and a sense of adventure and both of these are qualities I would like my photography brand to have. When I think of romance I almost always think of adventure. There is nothing more real and exciting than falling in love and choosing to spend your life with someone. I have wanted to use wind in a session for a while and after meeting Aubrianna and Lucas I knew they were perfect for the images I had in my head.Read More
In the world of websites and search engine optimization (SEO), blogging is one of the easiest ways to improve a websites visibility. Blogging adds content to a website and shows that the website is active and generating useful information. Search engines, like Google, crawl a website periodically to check for new and relevant content. Google use the information it finds to rank the website. The higher a website ranks in a search engine the more traffic it will receive.Read More
For me photography has always been a way with which to tell a story. This is a story of a little boy and his love for a rubbery, prehistoric creature.
When I was editing these pictures last night I was reminded of the wonder of childhood. To me Spinosaueus is just another toy littering the living room floor, but to Emery he is a listening ear on a long car ride, a bubble blowing partner and a friend to hug to sleep at night. Sometimes we need to be reminded to slowdown and enjoy the simple wonders that are all around us.Read More