Introducing….Miss Skyler / {Boise Newborn photographer}

I love it when I get to watch a family grow and this session was no exception.  My story with this family starts in the year before Mom and Dad were married.  I photographed their engagement session and wedding.  A year later brought the arrival of  their first child, Dakota and now I was fortunate enough to photograph the arrival of their second child…..Miss Skyler.
  Skyler was born on June 8, 2012….. weighing in at 8 lbs 1 oz and she was 19 ΒΌ inches tall.  Like her sister Dakota, Skyler is just SO cute!
On the day of our portrait session, Skyler was just 13 days old.
Thanks Mom and Dad for once again asking me to help capture your family milestones!

Big Sister Dakota is still getting used to having a new child in the house but she’s so gentle with her new little sister.

Lacy & Brennan {Emmett Wedding Photographer / 4th St. Gardens}

Lacy and Brennan exchanged wedding vows on June 16th at 4th Street Gardens in Emmett, Idaho.  The location is beautiful with multiple acres of gorgeous landscaping to use as backdrops in photographs.  It’s a photographers paradise.

An intimate gathering of family and friends assembled to witness this couples ceremony and celebrate in the joy of the occasion.  Lunch and drinks were served and music and dancing were the afternoon’s entertainment.

Thanks guys for allowing me to be a special part of your day. It was an absolute pleasure to watch you join families and begin your lives together!

Wedding Vendors

Venue4th St. Gardens
PhotographerLeap Photography
Gown & dresses David’s Bridal
Men’s attire:  Men’s Warehouse
FlowersBoise at it’s Best
CakeCakes by Jeanette
Catering:  Family friend
Entertainment:  Aardvark

Liz + Nic: married {Boise Wedding Photographer, Bogus Basin}

Liz and Nic were married on June 9th at Bogus Basin Ski resort.  As most of us know, early June wedding dates are popular choices for brides across the country.  One of the key reasons is the almost certain guarantee of ideal summer conditions.  Unfortunately this was not the case this couple
As I was driving up to Bogus Basin from Boise, I noticed a snow line.  I started to get a little nervous.  As I drove farther up the mountain, visibility on the roads decreased and the roads were covered in slushy snow.  Now I was starting to worry.  Not because I don’t know how to drive in winter conditions…..I’m a Montana native, so I’m an old pro.  No, I was nervous because Liz and Nic had been planning on an outdoor wedding, with sun, green grass and blue skies.  All of our discussions about photography had revolved around outdoor shots.  I was now driving through roughly 1.5″ inches of snow and the wind was blowing at a very steady rate.  How could I make the bridal party and family stand out in the winter conditions?
Once I arrived at Pioneer Lodge I realized there was no way photos would be able to start in a 1/2 hour outside.  There were roughly 2″ of snow on the ground and we were experiencing sideways wind gusts.  Nope…we had to find an alternative location.  So, we took all the photos inside the Pioneer Lodge.
Although the weather wasn’t ideal we still captured some great moments.  Thanks Liz and Nic for being so easy going and down to earth on such a cold, stressful day!

Liz and Nic’s “First Look”
 Baby it’s COLD outside!

Angela + Stephen: Risen Christ Catholic Church {Boise wedding photographer}

Last Saturday afternoon Angela and Stephen finally said “I do”.  The event was simple, elegant and intimate with fewer than 100 guests in attendance.
Guests arrived at Risen Christ Catholic Church to witness the exchanging of vows and to enjoy lunch, beverages and dancing.
Thanks Angela, Stephen for inviting me to be a part of your special day!
Photographer:  Leap Photography
Gown:  La Sposa
Hair & makeup:  Undone Salon
Flowers:  Karen Morthland (family friend)
Catering:  Karen Morthland (family friend)

 Stephen & Angela’s daughter Payton was the flower girl.

First Dance