Category Your Story

Mar
11

It’s hard to say I have a favorite kind of photography session because each one offers me a unique opportunity to work as an artist, create memories for my clients, and capture their unique and personal stories. I enter each YOURStory session with this goal in mind, and this is why I specialize in these sessions and make them the …

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Mar
8
show pig

Our boy had wanted to show a pig in 4-H ever since he was six years old. Jayten talked about pigs all the time. His first oral presentation contest talk was on the cuts of pork when he was a Cloverbud (not old enough to compete, but could do projects for display). He loved helping his friend with his pigs …

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Feb
11

  It’s hard to pick a favorite from this senior girl’s portraits as Miss A is such a charming, funny, beautiful young woman. We had fun finding locations and clothing to highlight her favorite activities and her personality. I wish you the best of luck as you finish your senior year!

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Feb
4

When you get to meet with a fun, sweet senior girl and take her portraits, it’s always a good day. I’ve know Miss A for many years now, watching her grow up and compete in 4-H and FFA events at our local fair, attend church together, and see her change into a lovely young woman. Wishing you the very best …

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Jan
29

We feel very blessed with our life and raising our kids on a cattle ranch. We are able to have a rural lifestyle that allows for lots of time outdoors in the fresh air, running around, doing outside chores, learning responsibility by taking care of animals and the land in our care. Other life lessons that just come naturally with …

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Oct
16

This is my favorite season! Not only is it time for pumpkin spice everything, apple cider and fall foliage, it’s fall calving time! Our cattle herd is divided into two breeding groups—the spring cows calve January through March. The fall cows calve August through October. And while anytime a new calf is born is cause for celebration, the fall calves …

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Oct
5

Silly and six. She’s a little sassy too. LOL! That’s a pretty good description of the little miss these days. She started Kindergarten this fall and is loving it so far. With each birthday, we see more and more of her personality. And I’ll never tire of capturing it—the silly, sassy and sometimes, serious side. To say she brings us …

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Sep
30
cattle at sunrise

“The Lord’s unfailing love and mercy still continue, fresh as the morning, as sure as the sunrise. The Lord is all I have and so I put my hope in Him.” Lamentations 3:22-24 Sunrises and sunsets remind me of my friend, Julie. Even before she passed away, if I saw a great one, she would come to mind because I …

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Sep
20
baby girl in studio

Oh sweetness! I was thrilled to have this seven month old and her big brother in the studio recently. Their grandma is a friend of mine who has done some great work with a community organization I’ve supported. I photographed brother when he was a baby and it was fun to see these siblings together. I truly love all the …

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Jul
12

I’m so excited to share this sweet modern and feminine nursery and the sweetest little babe who calls it home. Baby O‘s room is full of something old, something new, something borrowed, and a few things blush. I love all the details Hannah used to create a nursery that reflects her childhood, the bond of family, and her and Joe’s …

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May
11

Welcome to the world, Sweet Baby O. You are so loved!

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Apr
30

This little lady was prayed for and loved long before she arrived, but has everyone even more smitten now that she’s here. And she took her sweet time too, overshooting her due date, having us all wonder when she was going to make her appearance. She’s in good company though as her Lolli, great aunt and her uncle all have …

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Apr
6

Oh the many faces this girl makes crack me up! She’s not lacking personality. I want to capture it all—the smile, the silly, the stinker face, the serious! It’s all part of who she is. These childhood sessions are so fun because I can just let the kids be and they show me so much expression. These wild sunflowers always …

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Apr
2

It’s calving time! (Cue the Semisonic lyrics. Anyone else think of It’s Closing Time? Just me? Mkay.) Thankfully it’s been a mild winter so calving this year hasn’t been that hard on the cattle or the guys. Last year there was so much snow and we had to bring many pairs into the barn to calve or right after calving, …

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Mar
30
baby lamb

Welcome to the world, little one! “Duke,” nicknamed Lil’ dude by my youngest, made his appearance Jan. 22. He has been a highly talked about and much anticipated addition to our animal family. My oldest purchased and showed his mother, Olive, last year. She was bred in the fall, then after a five month gestation, became a mom! Of course …

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Mar
28
Angus bull, January, Idaho

The months of January through March are usually known as the “season of muck” around here. Now last year, we were covered in snow, but it’s more typical to have a winter and spring like this year. We may get a few snowstorms, but it doesn’t last long. If the ground doesn’t freeze, then things get mucky. The ground is …

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Mar
27
boutique fashion

When I think of the one person who knows boutique fashion, it’s this gal! She’s a rockstar! I love Jessie’s style, or more importantly, the confidence she has in her style. Plus, she’s down to earth, an awesome boss babe and a great cattlewoman. I’ve been fortunate to work with her professionally and to call her a friend. We got …

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Mar
26

It’s always fun meeting new clients and this family was a great bunch to hang out with for an afternoon. Nanci is a dear childhood friend of my mother-in-law’s and has followed my work for years. I was excited when she contacted me as her family would be home for holidays. Nanci’s daughter, Chelsea, and family live in California, so …

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Mar
23

Had the sweetest maternity session with this beautiful soon-to-be mama. She just has that glow about her. I had seen glimpses of the nursery, but was blown away with all the sweet, personal touches she combined to make a special place to bring baby girl home. More images of the nursery details to come. I’ve said this before, but there …

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Mar
21
double exposure

When you live on a ranch and photograph cows a lot sometimes they all start looking the same. I admit, they aren’t super exciting, albeit I still find something beautiful about where we live and work. Lots of wide open spaces around here. I’m always asking myself how can I make the same scene look different? Just like when I’m …

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Mar
19

My goal for a senior girl session is to make each young woman feel beautiful and confident. It all starts with deciding what kind of style and location they want. When Miss A’s mom called to inquire about a session last fall she said her daughter really wanted images from around her hometown. I loved this and that’s why I …

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Mar
17

A few weeks ago, three of us hosted a Boho Baby Shower for our sister-in-law and our newest niece. It was a team effort for us to spoil Hannah and Baby O. I love how everything came together. We decided on a theme, and Stephanie, of My.Party.Style put her amazing party planning skills together to bring it all to life. …

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Dec
9

What’s on your Christmas list? If you like to stay organized or know someone who does, a 2018 planner would be a great idea! I learned about the Heart of the Farm Planner in 2016 on Instagram. Late in the year I purchased my first HOTF planner and really liked the design and layout. Cory has a really neat shop …

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Nov
28

This senior girl session was near and dear to my heart as I’ve known this beauty since she was around 3 years old. I’m thankful for the wonderful friendships and special people in my life these years since I planted roots in Idaho. I had such a great time with Miss R and her mom during this senior girl session …

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Aug
12

It’s county fair season, and my beautiful sister-in-law teamed up with an awesome little boutique to share some of her favorite boutique clothing outfit ideas. We had such a fun time with this shoot! You’ll have to check out Hannah’s whole post on her blog, The Grit and Glam. Plus there is a little shopping surprise there for you! I …

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Jul
13

This sweet newborn baby boy was such a joy to photograph. Most of my subjects this summer have been kids, cattle and sheep as we’ve been traveling to shows for the past few months. ;0) (And yes, still need to edit/post those photos.) It’s fun capturing those moments for sure, but anytime I can meet a new little one and …

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Apr
26
Black Angus bull

Currently it’s raining…a far cry from the winter scenes I’m posting here. All the snow is gone and with all the moisture we’ve had lately, everything is green, green, green. Yay! But, it wasn’t that long ago that we didn’t think we’d ever see spring or green grass again. I was asked to submit some photos for a couple different …

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Apr
17

We have a teenager in the house. Well, we have had one for six months now, but we’ll not talk about me being behind on posting sessions again. Mkay, moving on. She’s always been pretty mature for her age, yet there is a childlike quality about her too. Thank goodness! Don’t grow up too fast sweet girl. She’s not afraid …

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Mar
28

We had a blast during this outdoor children’s photo session with my littlest. I love me some golden light! I also love the curiosity and spunkiness of this little girl. She definitely keeps me on my toes for sure! This is such a fun age to capture the expressions of little ones. Their personality just shines through. This one is …

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Jan
19
National Western Stock Show, Angus heifer, Angus female junior show

It’s always a team effort to get the cattle fit and looking their best on show day. The Hereford Bull show was going on from the other side of the area. Angus on Parade! Love those fluffy ears! This was the last show for this heifer. The pair had a successful show season, but now it’s time for her to …

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