Headshot Monday | Boise Studio Photographer

It’s a new year and this typically means a time of renewal and change within your life.  With this I have decided to start a new portrait photography event which I will roll out and offer from time to time throughout the year.   I’m calling this event Headshot Monday.  On select Monday’s I will be offering headshot sessions, in the studio, for a discounted rate.

This event is designed for anyone who needs to update or upgrade their photo.  You won’t want to miss it.  This will be a great time to get a professional portrait at a great price.

Everyone who has a job or is looking for a job needs a set of professional headshots taken.  Don’t settle for a cell phone selfie on your LinkedIN page, website or even on your dating profile.  Put your best foot forward by having your photo taken by a professional!

Don’t wait….CALL, TEXT or EMAIL Leap Photography to reserve your spot!


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Bridal Styled Shoot | Boise Wedding Photographer

Back in early December I got together with my friends over at Delicate Designs and Idaho Decor Rental to capture a few photos of their gorgeous wedding decor and designs.  They scouted out a location, came up with a design theme and all I had to do was arrive with camera in hand to photograph the gorgeous scene.  Even though I wasn’t the bride….I felt the excitement a bride would feel by just walking up to the scene.   It was breathtaking!  Honestly…..with vignette’s like this one….how could you not want to get married again and again and again?

Great job as always Diane and Destiny!

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Polar Bear Plunge | Boise Event Photographers

I’ve heard of The Polar Bear Plunge and even seen clips of footage on the local news … bet never thought I’d attend the event.  In all honesty, I’m usually not even out of bed before noon on New Years day.  I’ll be honest.  In the past, there has been a 50% chance that I’d be nursing a hangover on January 1st.

This year, things were different.  I received a call a month or so ago, asking if I had any availability on New Years day.  I said sure…. what do you have in mind?  This is when I was told the Boise chapter of “Make A Wish” was looking for a local photographer to cover an event.  They were hoping I would be willing to drive a little outside of Boise, brave the cold temperatures and photograph The Polar Bear Plunge.  Although I don’t like cold weather I  said “heck yeah”.  I mean… why not?  First of all, I would be helping to support a great cause.  Making wishes come true for children.  Second,  what a great opportunity to be the official event photographer at  a completely unique event…. full of CRAZY people. It’s one thing donating money to a cause, and another to jump into freezing cold water.

It was a great way to start my 2017

I showed up to Spring Shores Marina a little before 10 am and the plunge was scheduled to start at 11 am.  It was frigid out!  Temperatures were in the teens, but I showed up prepared.  Multiple layers of clothing, gloves, boots, hat… the works.  Plus of course, I had my camera and gear in tow.  I spent the morning walking around taking photos of the event setup, talking to strangers and taking photos of people having a good time.  It was a great way to start my 2017.  So many kind souls, gathered in one location to give to children.  I can proudly say I’d photograph it again.

Thanks Boise for keeping it fun!

           Polar Bear Plunge 2017

The rescue crew started the day early.  Ice needed to be broken so participates could submerge themselves into the icy waters.

Breaking Ice before Polar Bear Plunge

Onlookers and participants show up early to not only register…. but scope out the best plan of attack for their plunge.

Registration at Polar Bear Plunge

Onlooker watch as the ice is broken and the plunge area is prepped for the big event.

Costumes are a huge part of the day.

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KTVB’s Larry Gebert was once again the MC of the event.  Plus he had the special privilege of being the first personto get to submerge himself in the icy cold water.

Larry Gebert at the 2017 Polar Bear Plunge

And they’re off!  The race to jump into the icy waters begins.  These people can now say they have taken the Polar Bear Plunge!

participants jump in icy water

COLD!!!   COLD!!  COLD!!!

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This man completed the Polar Bear Challenge and stopped for a photo.Man in USA speedo after Polar Bear Plunge