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!


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!

Danny Amspacher, Comedian. | Boise Portait Photographer

Danny Amspacher was an absolute pleasure to photograph. We met at the Quarter Barrel on a Sunday afternoon and snapped some shots on their stage. From the expessions below you’ll get an idea of just how entertaining this guy is.

You can catch local comedians at a variety of bars and venues around town. For the details check out Josh Gross’ Boise Weekly article: Local Comics Go DIY

Settlers Park | Boise Photographer

Settler’s Park in Meridian is a pretty impressive place. Between the fields for sports games and the pond for fishing, most kids will stay busy. There is also a really cool playground area with a rubbery-bouncy floor, a “rock” to climb, musical toys and a splash pad. Pretty awesome place to take kids or some adults.

Read more about Settler’s Park via Boise Weekly’s Annual Manual.

Culture. Idaho Black History Museum | Boise Photographer

Ever been to the Idaho Black History Museum? It is just east of the Idaho Historical Museum. It is quite obvious that they are working on a low budget…so drop by, check it out and make a small donation. It would be fantastic to see such a cool building transition into a legitimate museum — one that is long overdue.

Boise Weekly’s Annual Manual has tons more info on cultural awesomeness around Boise. Grab a copy — they’re still on stands!

Watch the slideshow below or scroll down to view the images storyboard style.