Dec
31

I’ve enjoyed photographing this family for a few years now, watching them welcome their first son, then their second. They both own small businesses, and I was thrilled when they first contacted me to schedule a newborn session. They had never had a family session and it worked out perfectly to schedule one for the end of fall. Enjoy the …

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Dec
20

Aww, such a sweet family. It’s always fun getting them in front of my camera, capturing the girls’ personalities and the love they have for each other. As a Nampa, Idaho, family photographer, I find out what kind of session my clients want during our initial consultation. We spend time visiting about what the family (usually mom) wants out of …

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Nov
7

It’s so hard to choose favorites from this senior girl session because they were all amazing! The location, the light, the senior girl! I have watched this young woman grow up and it’s hard to believe she’s about to graduate high school. She’s beautiful both inside and out. She has a heart for helping others and wants to be a …

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Oct
29

Oh I love this family! I’ve known Deanna for years and have enjoyed watching her family grow and change. This was the first time we’d done a lifestyle photography session at their home since they welcomed their second son. I loved being able to capture the boys in their element, building with Legos, wrestling with Dad, and playing with a …

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Sep
30

While I admit, I have been somewhat in denial our first daughter was turning 13 this year, I also knew I wanted to plan a fun and special party for her. When I asked her if she had any ideas she said she wanted an outdoor movie party. I enlisted the help of one of my fabulous, event-planning, party-giving sister-in-laws, …

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Jul
11

This sweet couple was gifted an engagement session recently so we met up at mutual friend’s farm. I enjoyed visiting with them about how they met, how wedding planning was going and what they look forward to once they become husband and wife. Congratulations Dillon and Sara; I wish you the very best as you take this next step in …

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Jul
9

Oh, this girl. She leaves a little sparkle wherever she goes. We’ve said that about her since day one and we can’t imagine our life without her. She definitely brings a liveliness to our family. I love her smile and her laugh. I can’t believe she hit double digits this spring. Where has the time gone? I have to admit …

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Jul
7

We spent another fun, family weekend on the road at a junior livestock show. It’s a lot of work, but so worth it to see the kids compete, hang out with friends, and have fun. E showed her heifer and two sheep this weekend. She had some tough competition and did a good job. Each time she goes into the …

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Jul
5

I just can’t apologize for the cuteness overload with this little guy! So very thankful for clients who seek me out, trust me to capture their loved ones through my images and love the products I create for them! It brings me so much joy to share my talents with others! This guy is just the cutest! I loved having he …

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Jun
20

Another Idaho Junior Beef Expo has come and gone. It was such a great weekend with family and friends! Jayten was so excited to show “Lily” in the PeeWee Hereford showmanship. Thanks to our friend Emilee for letting him use her heifer. So very proud of these girls! They did a great job in showmanship. MJ won her class and …

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Jun
15

At first I titled this post Little Cowboy, but my boy is less little and more kid. Sure, he’ll always be my little boy, but I can see some growth over last year. He was excited to have some updated birthday pictures done this year. One thing I’ve found when photographing my own kids is to let less of my …

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Jun
1

It’s hard not to love the images from this family photography session—so much fun, so much love. Can’t help but feel thankful working with great clients and watching their family grow through the years!

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May
31

May was a busy month for sure! We had several end-of-the-year school activities, celebrated two family birthdays, enjoyed a wonderful visit from my parents, picked up the 4-H sheep, attended a cattle show and participated in a livestock clinic. Whew! It was a whirlwind month, but full of memories. Sometimes the only camera I had with me was on my phone, but …

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Apr
30

Usually by April we are seeing more signs of spring around the ranch. The grass has greened up, flowers start blooming and the weather gets warmer. My little miss loves helping water the flowers and I couldn’t help capture her trying to wrangle that big ol’ watering can. She was very determined to get it done by herself. I also love …

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Apr
1

I didn’t realize a box of Moon Sand on the clearance aisle of a craft store would provide so many hours of imaginative play for our littlest. One day I could hear her talking, drawers opening and closing, and came to inspect. She had set up her own little baking station. She told me all about the cookies she was …

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Mar
31

I realize several of “My View” photos from March are from the same scene. I guess I couldn’t pick just one from our trip to the ocean over spring break. It was the first time my kids and I had been to the Oregon Coast. It wasn’t the best of weather, but that didn’t stop them from playing in the water …

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Mar
14

I loved having this family in my studio for this 6 month old girl’s Essence session. She’s grown and changed so much since her newborn session. These Essence Sessions are a simple and quick way to capture personality and milestones of babies and children. It was fun getting mom and dad in the photos too. You can tell they adore their …

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Feb
28

I admit since having an iPhone, I use it to capture every day moments of my kiddos a lot more than I did before I had one. You use what you have and what you have with you. I do love having grabbed quick snapshots with my phone. But I also want to get better at picking up my DSLR and …

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Jan
30

This year I decided to share some more of the every day moments and views I experience from my little place in this world. Some will be landscape as we live in a beautiful place and I really try to capture and appreciate all the nature around us on our ranch. Others will be of my family and the simple …

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Dec
7

What does the tagline Capturing Your Lifestyle mean? It means truly embracing who you or your family are and being able to tell YOUR story through images. It’s a new mom taking in the smell of her brand new baby and the big sister beaming with pride as she holds her sister for the first time. It’s your sons’ impromptu …

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Dec
3

Every baby is a miracle, and this newborn baby boy is no exception. He has captured the hearts of his family from Day 1. I was excited to photograph his lifestyle newborn session at home with his parents and adorable older brother, who I also had the pleasure of photographing. It’s especially rewarding working with repeat clients because I get to …

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Sep
24

Being an on location child photographer allows me the freedom to work with each client and truly capture who they are and where they live and love. We had so much fun capturing these images of Mackenzie to celebrate her turning 12. I love planning sessions with kids as we get such fun and natural images when they help share their …

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Sep
23

Leaving the Interstate, the exit sign read Paradise Valley. And as I reached the ranch where I was photographing, there was no denying that was an accurate description of the place where my clients live and work. Not being an Idaho native, I am still struck by the beauty of this state I now call home. Even after living here 13 …

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Sep
15

One of the most fun parts of photographing littles is seeing how they grow and change, and that’s why I especially love my baby plan clients. I got to capture the brand new babe with wrinkled hands and tiny toes in the loving arms of his parents, then a chubby, smiley 6-month-old followed by the toddling, sometimes wobbly one-year-old with his sense of …

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Aug
30

Full of life. Full of personality. Full of energy. That’s her! She’s brought so much joy to our family and we can’t imagine life without this little three-year-old. I love this age, not only with my own kids, but also with others. They just have this wonder and awe about everything around them. Being an outdoor lifestyle child photographer allows …

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Aug
18

It’s been a couple weeks since our county fair and as I go through the photos, the memories come flooding back. The whole week was exciting and exhausting, but well-worth all the hard work and effort. Fair week is the culmination of a whole year of work. This was our oldest’s fourth year and our second daughter’s first year in 4-H. …

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Jul
31

I’ll never tire of watching the sun set on another day in Idaho. When I take the time to stop and reflect on the day, whether good or bad, easy or hard, I choose gratitude knowing I am exactly where I’m supposed to be. It’s the last day of July and with that our summer is quickly coming to a close. …

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Jul
24

Our second daughter is showing sheep this year for the first time. It’s her first year in 4-H and she has been hooked from the beginning. In fact, the new 4-H year started in October, and she asked almost weekly when she would be getting her sheep. We picked them out in April and brought them home in May. Needless …

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Jul
24

This was the first summer we attended the Idaho Junior Hereford State Show. We had a great time! Besides the show, they have lots of contests and activities to enjoy like team fitting, team marketing, photography, judging contest, speech. The kids did their best and learned a lot. Both girls learned more about fitting and had the chance to practice …

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Jul
1

One of the activities we enjoy as a family is showing cattle. Our kids are starting to get more involved in junior breed associations and 4-H events so several weekends from May through August are usually spent at a livestock show. It’s a lot of hard work, not only the day of, but also at home in preparation. However, it’s …

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