Hildy and Sir Charles | Boise Photographer

Meet Charles. (Aka, Charlie, Char-Char, Char-broil, Charles-In-Charge).

Hildy and Charles are best pals. Hildy and I are best pals. That means, by default, Charles and I are best pals too. Look at him. Who wouldn’t love him?!

In early December Hildy and I (and Charlie) went to Mores Creek Summit to search for our Christmas trees.  Before grabbing a saw I grabbed my camera and we got some fun shots of these two lovin’ it up in the snow. So glad we took the time to take these!

As a side note, we also did find two PERFECTLY imperfect Christmas trees after a long, steep hike. Such a fun afternoon of quiet, snow and sunshine. I hope we can do it again next year with Charlie AND Gus!


Baby Stella | Boise Family Photographer

When I do blog posts of photo sessions with friends, I often have a hard time writing the intro. I think it is because I want to do justice to who I know them to be without getting too personal or rambling for too long.

So I will say this: Sean and Hannah are a great couple and great friends to have. When I heard Hannah was pregnant, I knew they would be nothing shy of great parents. When Stella was born two months early, I knew they were a couple that could handle the pressures of a premature baby much better than most.

We took Stella’s photos about a week after her due date — which actually put her at just over 2 months old. I must admit that I was blown away by Hannah’s honesty about parenting (the ups AND the downs) and by her focus on what was going on in my life (not much by comparison!), all the while keeping a watchful eye on her new tiny daughter. I can see that I’ll be taking parenting notes from her and Sean for years to come.

Congrats to Sean and Hannah and Herrley (the handsome dog at the end of the post) on the addition of lovely Stella to their family!