Saturday, March 22, 2014

Fellowship of Christian Athletes Annual Breakfast 2013

I was blessed to photograph the FCA breakfast again this year. I didn't blog about it last year because I was in the depths of morning sickness and my dear, sweet husband went and photographed it for me. Did you know that he is my second shooter? He had an amazing eye and captures images in a whole different way than I do. I love working with him. But that is an entirely different blog post that I need to write soon. Back to the post at hand. The Fellowship of Christian Athletes holds sport camps, prayer at the flag, and other events to support all athletes, but to also unite athletes of the same Christian faith. I loved being here and hearing the testimonies. They were not without drama. The keynote speak and guest of honor...Bobby Bowden! But, alas, his plane could not get here due to inclement weather. So, the next best thing? Well, Skype him there! It turned out great. Bobby Bowden is a great speaker and very funny. Have you heard his joke about the Watergate Hotel? Pretty funny. Thanks FCA for having me again!

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Miss. K turns 6 Nampa family photographer

Here is my lovely niece for her annual birthday shoot! We did this one nearly 6 months after her actual birthday, but I am glad because it was cold and she needed to wear a hat and she looks fantastic in a hat. Her mom is happy about it as well because my niece is about to lose her two front teeth. All of us mothers know exactly what that more little girl smile. Big teeth change everything! So for her 7 year pictures this summer, you will see a whole new look on Miss. K.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

S family Boise Family Photographer

Now, if you have been around me while I am with this family you will know that I have reserved these four boys to marry my four girls! Yes, arranged marriages. Thankfully their parents are totally on board. As for the 8 children I am referring to, it might take a little work! All kidding aside. I do love this family. They have become great friends since my first shoot with them in 2012. They are THE EASIEST family to work with. Up for anything and the kids are SO well behaved. And they are nice to each other. Image that?!? This shoot is ages old, but like usual I am behind with posting. Not my fault this time. Blogger! Arrrrg. I might have to break up with Blogger. And since this isn't any kind of a sneak peek...just enjoy the eye candy photos. Love you S family!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

S family Sneak Peek Meridian Family Photographer

This was my first time meeting/shooting this family and what a treat. They are as beautiful on the inside as they are on the outside. So sweet to each other, helpful, loving. When I asked the baby to kiss daddy, everyone wanted a kiss. It was adorable. You should see the one where everyone is making a "kiss" face "helping" the baby kiss daddy! I will save it for the family. So here is their beautiful sneak peek! Thank you S family! Enjoy!

Monday, November 18, 2013

Mr. Z Class of 2014 Meridian Senior Photographer

This was one of the easiest senior shoots that I've done. Mr. Z is such a polite young man and was willing to go along with the locations and poses that I (or my super helpful hubby) suggested. He has is future path planned out and I just know with his amazingly positive attitude he will go far in life. His sweet mama came along with us - I always love chatting it up with the mamas! And it was fun to see this mama and son interact. As usual, I got a sweet photo of the two of them together. She will like to have that little memory while her son is in boot camp! My family wishes Mr. Z the very best. Enjoy your sneak peek!

Friday, November 8, 2013

C family Sneak Peek! Meridian family Photographer

When I get the call to shoot for this family, I look forward to it every. time. They are wonderful. So easy going, fun to be around and chat with. I say it all of the time, but I have the BEST clients. This family wanted pictures with both sets of grandparents and a cousin. So we split the shoot into two different days and locations. The farm shoot was fun and the kids had a blast playing and checking out the farm critters. Then second shoot was woods/river. Just a beautiful location this time of year. Oh and the pictures? Well, check them out for yourselves! I hope you enjoy your sneak peek!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

W family Meridian Family Photographer

This shoot has been a long time coming! It was originally scheduled for August. Then for one reason or another it had to be rescheduled...multiple times. Several of those times were illness others the weather. But we finally got a date down where everyone was healthy, the weather was gorgeous all day, and then the clouds rolled in. Then wind, dust, rain! We pushed up the shoot time in hopes to beat the worst of it. That didn't work. But as we were standing around talking the winds died down, the rain, and dust quit and we were able to get a quick shoot in! And in all of the craziness that is a farm and two year old there were some great shots! I hope you love your shoot W family!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

B family Meridian family Photographer

It has been three years since I last did a shoot for this sweet family. The first shoot was one that I did when I was just starting out. I loved their pictures then and I love how this shoot turned out too! They are so expressive and their family interaction were so precious that I had a lot of "material" to work with! Their little guy had a lot of fun with our mini goats and had a few pictures taken with one. Here is your sneak peek B family!

Monday, October 28, 2013

Mr. D Senior 2014 Eagle Senior Photographer

Here is the sneak peek for a fellow who did NOT want senior pictures. But at the bidding of his mom he did. He was a man of few words and smiles during the shoot. But behind that closed-mouth smile is a set of perfect, pearly whites. I got one and only one picture of him smiling with teeth! It is my favorite picture of the entire shoot. He said he wouldn't even look at the pictures. Do I believe it? No! Who can resist looking at pictures of themselves? Especially when they are posted on the photographer's blog, right? Hi, D! I hope you like them! :)

Sunday, October 6, 2013

S family McCall family photographer

I love talking pictures of this family every year. They are so nice, easy-going, and funny! And they are so sweet to my whole family who tags along. They have the most beautiful property and we love to visit there. And this year they shared some of their awesome beef with us!!! I can't wait to eat it! If you know our family then you know that we eat red meat at least 5 days of the week. Anyway, I had a great time chatting with Mrs. S. and their pictures turned out beautiful. I am so excited for them to view their gallery. Thank you S family for having us up again this year.

Friday, September 27, 2013

St. Al's Scenery Shoot Commercial Photographer


Sometimes I get the most awful requests for work. To leave town and take some scenery pictures. I know, it is a rough, rough life I lead. On one such occasion last month, we packed the kids in the car and made it a day trip. It was so nice to get out and be creative. The very best part of this work is that I then get to walk the halls of St. Alphonsus and see my images on the walls printed and framed!  I'll just pretend it is an art gallery!   Here are a couple of the images from the most recent shoot.  Thanks for blessing me with the work St. Al's!

Friday, August 30, 2013

O family Sneak Peek Meridian family photographer

I had another great shoot with another great family! I have been taking pictures for the O family since their daughter was tiny! She was actually one of the models for our calendar shoot almost 4 years ago. But now they have a new addition and what fun he is to shoot! So easy with the smiles! I hardly had to work for them. It was great to spend time with this family chatting since we enjoy some of the same things. The only problem we had were our goats! Too much of a distraction! Sorry for the delay on the sneak peek! Looking forward to more goat walking and teeter tottering!