Sheila @ Payette Brewing | Boise Photographer

Last week I photographed Sheila at Payette Brewing for a Boise Weekly article (check it out here) on proposed legislation that would lower taxes for breweries and in turn, likely increase production and sales and therefore, wait for it, tax revenue. Magic.

Sheila was awesome. She was even willing to hold a keg over her head at my request. I’d say she looks pretty victorious — let’s hope the bill passes!

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)…

Dessert with the Hagans Family | Boise Family Photographer

Kids don’t hide their total excitement about food. (Maybe because they’re not mentally counting calories with every bite?)

Silverware is optional. It is sticky, it is messy. Noses…hair…ears..nothing is safe.

I love photographing kids sitting down to a meal or snack. Maybe it’s because I’m used to adults shun me–fork in hand and piercing distrust in their eyes– if I come anywhere near them with my camera? Whatever it is, I just love photographing kids eating.

I suppose you could say that I eat it up….

This was just a portion of my family shoot with the Hagans. Two hours can be a long time to keep kids entertained. What better way to break up the session than with a spontaneous pumpkin roll dessert snack and cider in big-kid mugs?

Expecting Hattie | Boise Photographer

I’m a little behind on blog posting.

How do I know? Because Matt and Morgan are no longer expecting Hattie.

Hattie is here.

Hattie is adorable.

My next blog post will prove it, since it will feature her cute little newborn face!

Without further ado, check out Matt and Morgan and their dogs, Lucy and Sam.



Hannah’s Peacock Costume | Boise Photographer

My office is the same building as Three Oaks Academy and Integrative Therapy Clinic. If you are in need of massage, this is quite possibly the very best place you could come in Boise. The therapists and students here are extremely knowledgeable and capable of helping treat a wide array of ailments. One of their focuses is on helping breast cancer patients.

Since Three Oaks is very involved with the fight against breast cancer, they sponsored a piece for Bras For A Cause. Heard of it? If not, google it!

Hannah Sterling imagined and created this intricate peacock “bra” made entirely of real peacock feathers. Not only did it turn out gorgeous as is, but the movement of the costume is beautiful as well. Using loops around the wrists and dowels, the tail feathers can sweep back or be pulled up to fan across the wearer’s shoulders. Quite simply this is an utterly impressive design, especially considering this was Hannah’s first attempt at any sort of costume of this sort. (Um….costume designing might be in her blood…)

To be sure this piece was captured in its original state (before the fashion show), we did a quick morning photo shoot.

Our model, Julie, suggested the home of her boyfriend, which had unfortunately burned down the week before. The contrast of the bright, pretty costume and the dark, ugly house worked really well for our subject of an awful disease and hope for survival.

Leave a little love for Hannah’s handywork…. And if you ever need a fabulous Halloween costume….she just might be your gal…