Family Portraits: Rising Family | Boise Family Portrait Studio

HAPPY HOLIDAYS EVERYONE!  I hope you are spending your day surrounded by family and the ones you love.  With that in mind… I thought today would be a good day to share the Rising family portraits.

How I met the Rising family

I’ve known Dawn, the momma of this family, for a number of years now.  I believe we initially met at the Wedding Party Show. It’s a bridal show for engaged couples looking for wedding resources such as Dj’s, catering and photogrphy.  Over the years, the two of us kept running into each other at wedding industry events and weddings. A friendship was formed.  So much so that we even kept in contact when the Rising family moved to Japan for a year and a half.

family portrait at scentsy commoms

When the family moved back to Idaho, Dawn decided to signup for something she’d been thinking about for some time.   The Mrs. Idaho competition.  Her girls were now older and she had the time needed to commit to the challenge. She jumped into the competition and didn’t look back.  It was her way of volunteering time to the community and meeting new like minded friends.

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Family Portraits

During her year as a Mrs. Idaho contestant, Dawn came to me on two occasions to update portraits. The first time was last spring.  She came into the portrait studio to have her headshot updated (will be debuted in a later blog post).  The second time was this past summer.  She and the family met me at Scentsy Commons to have their family portrait updated.  This blog post features a few of the Rising family’s favorite photos from their portrait session.

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Thank You Rising Family for choosing Leap Photography as your family photographer!

CW Moore Plaza Wedding: Kerri + Tyler | Boise Wedding Photography

It’s December 23rd and Boise finally  received it’s first official snow fall.  The white blanket of cold stuff got me thinking back to the warm days of summer and all the different weddings I had the pleasure to photograph.  Since the weather is a bit cruddy out today….and I’m WAY behind on blogging, I thought today would be the perfect time to highlight the wedding of Kerri and Tyler.

Kerri and Tyler chose June 10, 2017 as their wedding date.  Their goal was to surround themselves with family and their closest friends.  On our first meeting they told me they really just wanted to celebrate with their favorite people and “drink good wine and dance the night away”.  Each had been married once before and each had different regrets about their first wedding day.  Both were in agreeance… this time around… they would keep the wedding day simple.  Maintaining a focus on the celebration of love and the people who helped make them who they are today.

Once they had decided on early June for the date, they next needed to find a venue.  They selected the CW Moore Park Penthouse in downtown Boise.  This couple had a number of out of town guests who would be in attendance and this venue is walking distance from a number of hotels in downtown Boise.  This newly remodeled venue is spacious and includes both indoor and outdoor areas for use.  Plus….the penthouse has one of the best downtown views of the Boise sunset.

Kerri & Tyler brought in VCI Audio to help keep the party going.  VCI Audio not only helped announce events such as the cake cutting and first dance….but they also kept the music playing all night.  They have a large selection of music to accommodate anyone’s musical tastes.  This wedding had a grouping of eclectic musical taste on hand, yet VCI’s experience in entertaining groups kept the dance floor full at all times.

Thanks Kerri & Tyler for choosing Leap Photography to be a part of the party!

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