Headshots: Mrs. Caldwell | Boise Studio Photographer

Let me introduce to you Mrs. Caldwell Idaho.  This pretty lady, otherwise known as Michelle, is participating in the the upcoming Mrs. Idaho Pageant being held in October 2017.

Michelle and I had worked together once before when she had her corporate headshots updated.  This time she came back into the portrait studio to capture images for use during the Mrs. Idaho competition.  Many of the contestants volunteer their time to various community functions and charitable organizations….spending a great deal of time in the public eye.  Because of this, she was looking for a great headshot, one that made her look glamorous and fun, plus highlighted her personality. The more stuffy corporate headshot we had taken a few months before….just wasn’t going to cut it for these purposes.  The flirty dresses, and jewelry had to come out along with the extra makeup and hair product.  Not something Michelle always does since she in the mother of two children who are under the age of 5.

In the end, Michelle selected the following two photos as her favorites.  Good Luck Michelle!  Enjoy your year as Mrs. Caldwell.

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Engagement Photos: Hannah & Justin | Boise Portrait Photographer

Hannah and I met this past January at the Wedding Party Show in downtown Boise.  We quickly hit it off and not long after the bridal show Hannah contacted me to secure my services for her wedding in August.

Hannah and I had brainstormed a few potential ideas for engagement photos before the session, but the idea which really stuck was looking for an old barn.  Hannah and Justin own a few acres of land on the outskirts of Boise and have a number of horses, in addition to a few goats and some adorable dogs.  Hannah also used to be on the rodeo team at Idaho State University in Pocatello…. so a rustic themed engagement session really seemed to be the best fit for their personalities.

Once we settled on the idea of a rustic barn….we had to find one.  I was at a loss, but fortunately Hannah and Justin drive by one everyday on their way to work.  They tracked down the owner of the barn and asked for permission to have their engagement session photographed there.   The location worked out perfect….because not only did it have “the look” we were hoping for, but it was just down the street from their horse pasture.  This meant the horses didn’t have to be transported or leave the comfort of their familiar stomping grounds for the photo shoot.

Below are a few of Hannah and Justin’s favorite photos from their portrait session.  I know they used a few of these for their “Save the Date” cards and I anticipate seeing a few used as decor at their wedding reception in a few weeks…. which by the way….I can’t wait for.  I just know this is going to be a fun wedding!

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Executive Headshots: Jim Jones | Boise Portrait Photographer

Parsons-Behl-Latimer calls me anytime they have a new hire or person in need of an up to date professional headshot.   This time around I had the pleasure to photograph Jim Jones.  New to Parsons-Behl-Latimer but not new to Idaho.

As some of you may know, Jim served for a number of years on the bench of the Idaho Supreme Court.  The position he may be most well know for.  However…. his professional past also includes work as a legislative assistant, owning his own private practice and serving an eight year tenure as the Idaho Attorney General.  This gentlemen is quite accomplished!

This was not the first time I’d photographed Jim, but yet it was a pleasure to have the opportunity to photograph him again and help him get an up to date corporate headshot for this new adventure in life.  He will now be in an of counsel position with Parsons-Behl & Latimer.  He will be shifting his focus to mediation as well as appeals and legal consultations on a broad range of legal-related issues.  In addition, he will dedicate time to pro bono work.

Congratulations Jim on your new position.  It was great catching up and I wish you all the best of luck on your new professional endeavors.

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Castle Garden’s Elopement: Jennifer + Mark | Boise Wedding Photographer

Since today the weather forecasts are saying Boise is going to reach 100 degrees I’ve been thinking back to cooler days.  This past winter to be exact.  When Boise was knee deep in snow.  With that said, I thought it would be a great time to look back to an elopement ceremony I photographed in late January.

I’ve been sitting on these photos for awhile, per the request of the bride and groom…allowing them ample time to announce their nuptials to family and friends.  Why….because they snuck away for a weekend get away, and got hitched along the way.  Their plan was to share the good news with everyone by face to face announcements or a phone call.  They wanted to keep the announcement personal and did not want people finding out through a random social media post.

As some of you who live in the Boise area may remember, we were in the middle of what is now being referred to as “snocpocolypse” at the end of January.  We had more snow than we knew what to do with…  yet, Jennifer, Mark and their four children traveled into town all the way from Elko Nevada just to secretly elope.  The love the snow and they love Boise, so a weekend getaway with their children to elope and spend time together as a family was a win, win.

Jennifer and Mark exchanged vows inside the Castle Gardens venue in Kuna, Idaho.  The only people in attendance were their four children, the officiant, the venue owner and myself.   All four of their children were not only witnesses, but they were also the bridal party.

The wedding ceremony itself was heartfelt and intimate with handwritten vows and plenty of tissue and hugs to go around.  I don’t think there was a dry eye in the house, including my own.  After the ceremony everyone stayed around to capture a few photos of the big day before heading out to a celebration meal in downtown Boise.


Congratulations Jennifer & Mark!

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