Engagement Portraits now on sale / Boise portrait photographer

I know all of us in Boise are ready to see a little sunshine and I believe we may actually be able to say with confidence, spring is finally here to stay.  Now that the temperature is finally rising, birds are chirping and green is slowly emerging, Leap photography has decided to run an engagement special. 
Give us a call by May 28th to schedule your engagement session. 

My first Orchid / Boise photographer

Every year I have the time to attend the Boise flower & garden show I make a point to walk through the orchid exhibit.  I’m always enthralled by the beauty of all the different delicate flowers and the beautiful array of colors.  
For about 7 years I’ve been telling myself not to bother trying my hand at orchid growing.  Over the years I’ve had a terrible track record with house plants and it’s not really given me much confidence to to truly believe I can keep an orchid alive.  Well, this year I decided I was going to give this orchid growing business a try…. how hard can it really be?  
After talking with the orchid experts at the garden show we came up with a variety that should in theory, thrive in the lighting and temperature conditions of my house.  Today I’m proud to say the orchid I purchased one month ago is still alive, and it’s even blooming. 

Qualis Health / Boise Event Photographer

Just last Thursday Qualis Health held their annual Awards of Excellence program in Boise, Idaho.  It is my understanding individuals working in Idaho’s health care industry join together once a year to attend this convention.  Their goal is to learn more about patient safety and quality improvement.
Health care facilities who implement new ideas and techniques can apply to win various awards.  Those facilities implementing changes that prove to better patient care above and beyond their fellow competitors, are honored with a variety of awards.

Sorry fellas, on wedding day, girl photographers are better. / Boise wedding photographer

This blog is probably going to offend many male photographers out there, including some of my friends…. Sorry in advance, but all of this is fact.
For a female photographer, the groom and his groomsmen may be a little shy.  We catch them being nervous, contemplative, and usually pretty meticulous.



For the most part, the boys are going to be boys.  Their work is done; they are not worried about the ceremony or the reception.  The boys have fun with friends… either on the links with brews in hand…
.. or sitting back reminiscing about years past with a good cigar…. The boys are always relaxed.

The ladies on the other hand are frequently pretty anxious.  Mom, and the soon to be Mother In Law, bridesmaids, cousins, and aunts add to the overall stress level.  But this is supposed to be fun; and a female photographer has likely been there herself.

                              “Oww!”                               “Owwww!!  That hurts!!”               “I am soooo pretty!!”
Tons of laughs and you aren’t even seeing the champagne bottles.
Any female photographer is more than a person with a camera; we are there to capture these once in a lifetime moments while smoothing emotions.  We’ve seen this 100 times and understand the nerves!!  We are girls too!!  Once everyone relaxes, the real fun begins.
 

Women understand how much time goes into getting ready.  Hair can take a few hours… Make-up another hour.  Women know “pretty” takes time.  We know how important each step is.
      It is not like these dresses are easy to get into.  It is important for the ladies to feel comfortable around their photographer and forget we are even there.  We are having fun too!!
In the end, the groom always makes it look easy.  He is dashing and nicely tailored…..
 …. but only the bride is beautiful.
 Sorry fellas; on wedding day, girl photographers are better.

Justin + Gabby / Boise wedding photographer

Justin & Gabby’s big day was April 2nd with WoodRiver Cellars being the chosen venue.  Although the weather did not cooperate on this windy spring day Justin and Gabby had enough love and affection to fill an entire room.
Congratulations, may your many years together be filled with joy.

Wedding Vendors
Venue:  WoodRiver Cellars
Photographer:  Leap Photography
Wedding Coordinater:  Rosemary Lindstrom (Marie’s Wedding Connection)
Hair & makeup:  Melissa Thomas (DV8 Salon)
Flowers:  Bliss Events
Cake:  Pastry Perfections
DJ:  Treasure Valley DJ

 

Guest Book Books / Boise engagement photographer

Every one of has been to a wedding at least once, and as you know there is always a guest book to sign.  Usually the book is white or beige and has white lined pages for the guests to sign.  Well……….  Leap Photography has something a little more interesting.  Completely custom photo guest books.
The guestbook options are nearly endless.  Covers are available in fabrics, leathers and seude plus a variety of colors and textures can be purchased to complement your personalities or your wedding day colors.
Here is an example of a guest book a few of my clients used just last week at their wedding.  These books are just so much more fun than the traditional ones you can buy at any bridal store in the United States.  Not only will you have an album of your engagement photos to pass down to future generations,  you’ll have a personalized keepsake to enjoy for years to come.
 
Many different cover colors and cover materials are available.

Books have the ability to hold up to 5 pages of photographs.
Pages are constructed of thick archival art board.  You don’t have to worry about the pages ripping, tearing or folding.

Signature pages are available in black (shown below) or white.