Miss Dakota {Boise Children’s Photographer}

It hardly seems possible that little Miss Dakota is already 15 months old.  It seems like just yesterday I was photographing her as a 2 month old.  She is still as adorable as ever and now has smile that will light up a room with a personality to match.  
Dakota you were a pure breath of fresh air and I can’t wait to watch you grow up and capture your many phases of life in your yearly photo shoot.  See you next year!

One of my favorites.  Those eyes are just so inquisitive.
 I’m a sucker for cute hats.  She’s just so adorable!
 And….. it’s off!

Harvest Moon Dinner (Boise event photographer)

The Harvest Moon dinner is put on by the Capital City Market.  This dinner features a farm to table theme featuring products from local farmers and vineyards, many of whom can be found every Saturday selling their goods at the market.  
Some of the area’s top chefs combine efforts every year to put together a 5 course menu.  These chefs do an excellent job of proving it is  easy to support your local farmer and live a more sustainable lifestyle.  It’s also a tasty endeavor.
The Boise area has an abundant variety of available food products ripe for the picking any time of year.  Local grocery stores such as the Boise Co-Op pride themselves in offering local products throughout the store.  Yes, it is easier to find local produce this time of year but products such as vegetables, fruits, meats and dairy products can be found year round.  
To find out more abut living a more sustainable life style or to find a list of local businesses dedicated to the growing “buy local” movement:

Happy Hour appetizers provided by Turks Pizza.
Course 1:
Fresh Beet Salad
Rolling Stone Chevre
Dried apricot and Blood Orange Vinagrette
Chef:  Richard Langston, Cafe Vicino

 Chef Alex Cardoza of Red Feather preparing the Heirloom Tomato and Cucumber Gazpacho course

 Course 2:
Heirloom Tomato and Cucumber Gazpacho

Chef:  Alex Cardoza, Red Feather Lounge
wineKoenig Vineyards Viogner
Ingredients:  Next Generation OrganicsLazy Dog Gardens, Peaceful Belly, Cafe de Paris

Course 3:
Poached Pear, Savory Housmade Ricotta, Honeycomb
Chef:  Blake Holeman, Bittercreek Alehouse
Course 4:
Pork Two Ways–Cider Glazed Tenderlion–Fennel, Coriander and Chili Rubbed Leg Roast
Summer Vegetable Gratinee
Housemade Pickles
Chef:  Andrea Maricich, Salt Tears
Wine:  Cinder Syrah

 Entertainment was provided by the Ben Burdick Trio
 Course 5:
Layered Whnite Chocolate and Blackberry Bavaroise

Chef:  Mathiew Choux, Le Cafe de Paris
Wine:  Wood River Cellars Sparkling Wine
Ingredients:  McClaskey’s Farm and Flowers, Waterwheel Gardens, Kelley’s Orchard

Chef Mathiew Chloux preparing the final course, Layered white chocolate and blackberry Bavaroise.

Alissa & Chad tie the Knot {Boise Wedding Photographer} {Woodriver Cellars Wedding}

Woodriver Cellars was the chosen venue for Alyssa and Chad’s nuptials on August 27th.  Family and friends enjoyed a summer evening spent outdoors to witness the exchange of vows of this fun, outgoing couple.
Thanks for inviting me to be a part of your special day!

Venue:  Woodriver Cellars
Photographer Leap Photography
Cake:  Greg Marsch Cakes
Caterer:  Woodriver Cellars
Gown:  Storybook Bridal
Bridesmaids dressesBridal Couture
Flowers & decorations:  Bliss Events
Videography:  Foreverlasting Productions

 Such a touching moment between Alyssa & her father.