Hartman Family | Boise Family Photographer

This fall was very busy; I just realized how few times I shared on my blog. Oops.

I thought I’d start by sharing the Hartman Family session! The Hartman’s were very easy-going, always laughing and fantastic to photograph. We walked around the Idaho Botanical Gardens and Julia Davis Park  seeking out what color was left in November.

These boys are so cute. No words will express their amount of personality and cuteness. Luckily, I have the proof. In photos!

So here’s fondly remembering when the ground was covered with leaves (rather than snow and ice)…

Alexander Family | Boise Photojournalist

The extraordinary Alexander family invited me into their home so I could test out a new approach to my family sessions. So grateful for this session.

I arrived shortly after 7 am.

Joyce had pancakes sizzling. Trevor was barefoot. I poured myself a cup of coffee. Or maybe Trevor did. I was too sleepy to notice.

Their kids, Amelia and Crosby, eyed me suspiciously through their sleepy hazy. Who was this crazy lady in their home before breakfast?!

I’m so happy with how these images turned out that they have inspired me to make this my approach in all portrait sessions.

Pajamas not required. Off the cuff, fun, casual, documentary, YES.

2013 is going to be a year of much excitement and a great deal of change.

Read more about it here in my Twenty-Awesome-Thirteen post.


I can feel it in my bones; 2013 is going to be a marvelous year.

The last couple of years have had great moments and all-in-all life has been good. However, for myself and many around me, 2011 and 2012 cyclically got slapped around and scuffed up with all sorts of awfulness.  I’m ready for a year that is peppered with all sorts of awesomeness. And I think 2013 is going to deliver. I can feel it….

In March I’ll become an aunt.

In April Nick will turn 30.

In September I’ll become a wife.

Somewhere in the midst of all those labels I’ll have to come to terms with the idea that I’m actually an adult (….0r maybe I’ll just learn to fake it).


But back to business…

Lots of ideas, planning and changes are whirl-winding around.

The first change of my photo business? Realigning and recalibrating my style. Getting back to what inspires me most — back to finding a clever, amusing, curious photojournalistic view of the world. When I embarked on making photography a career I knew exactly what I wanted–to be a photojournalist for a newspaper. But until newspapers take on the exciting shape they do in the Harry Potter novels, I don’t think that will be a viable career option. Instead, my photo portrait sessions are going to get a whole lot more photojournalistic.

My 2013 family sessions will be a window into your family’s life in 2013. (Check out this session with the Alexander’s to see what I mean.)

There are literally dozens and dozens of fabulous photographers in the Boise area. If you want a gorgeous posed family portrait I am NOT your photographer. If you want pancakes, reading time and silliness, I AM your photographer. Same applies to ALL my other portrait packages — couples, babies, pets.


So cheers to all of you in 2013! Here’s to an exciting, HEALTHY, happy, SAFE, adventurous, FRESH new year!