Oklepek Family {Boise Family portrait photographer}

This past Sunday the Oklepek family and I met at Boise’s Kathryn Albertson’s Park to capture their family portraits.  This time of year the park is one of my favorite places to photograph clients.  Sunday was no exception, it was a gorgeous fall day and colors surrounded us at every turn. 
It has been some time since this families last family portrait.  All family members thought it might be time for an updated wall portrait.  This family is always busy and this combined with the fact Kayla will be going off to college next fall prompted the family to capture their images now.  I think the timing was perfect!  We couldn’t have asked for more beautiful natural backdrops!
Thanks Oklepek family for choosing Leap Photography once again for your photographic needs!

Miss Jordan {High school Senior}

This past week I met with Jordan and her mom to capture her senior portraits.   I had spoke with Jordan’s mom on the phone about this session a few times prior to our meeting.  Jordan knew she wanted to have her portraits taken in downtown Boise.  With this in mind I decided to meet on 8th street and start a leisurely stroll around downtown, taking photos along the way.
It was truly one of Boise beautiful fall days.  Everywhere we turned we found another great spot to take shots.  In fact we were having such a great time that I think we would have kept on going if the sun hadn’t finally set.
Thanks Jordan…..an Mary for choosing Leap Photography for your “senior pix”!  I truly had a great time.

Ugo & Alessandra: American wedding {Boise wedding photographer}

I met Ugo and Alessandra for the first time less than 24 hours before their wedding.  Both are natives of Italy and had just moved here one month before the wedding day.  After arriving in Boise, Ugo decided it was time to ask Alessandra to be his wife.  The couple got married right away with just a few of their new friends in attendance.  A traditional church wedding will follow next year in Italy with all of their family and friends attending.
Although this couple was not married in Italy you would never have known it just by listening to the various conversations throughout the day.  Almost everyone in attendance was Italian or spoke the language.
I’ve been to many weddings over the years and teared up a bit but I know this is the only wedding I’ve photographed and shed tears over.  Although I don’t speak a word of Italian, their devotion for each other is obvious.  It is weddings like that remind me, why I love being a wedding photographer.  
Congratulations Ugo and Alessandra!  I wish you many years of happiness to come.

 There will be no shortage of photos for the family and friends back in Italy!

 Ugo and Alessandra were using Skype to talk to family back home and show everyone their wedding day attire.