The White Barn is located on the out skirts of Nampa, Idaho is a relatively new wedding venue in the Treasure Valley. It’s attracting brides and grooms with styles ranging from country western to BOHO. Indoor or outdoor events can be accommodated.
Rustic venues like this one have been in high demand the last few years and those of us in the event industry are excited to welcome the White Barn to the wedding community. It has the charm of a rural setting but is only a short distance from a number of hotels and restaurants. A plus for out of town guests wanting to stay close to modern conveniences.
Amber & Jarod are Idahoans at heart. They enjoy the outdoors, country music, rustic decor and being surrounded by their favorite people. When they noticed an old barn being renovated around the corner from their house…. they knew right away it would be the location of their upcoming wedding.
They were particularly impressed with the “getting ready” areas. The brides room is not only spacious but has a large mirrored wall, perfect for pre-wedding hair and makeup. The entire brides room contains feminine touches such as the plush purple couch and the clean white walls.
The grooms room on the other hand is very manly. The dark wood of the barn remains, giving this space a cigar store type feel. The groom and his groomsmen can enjoy the liquor cabinet, pool table and card table while waiting for the wedding day to start.
Wedding Day Details
Amber created all of the floral bouquets herself in addition to constructing the centerpieces. Jarod is a woodworker and his contribution was building the head table and a few other decor items.
This past year I’ve helped a number of Boise businesses update their employee headshots. Companies large and small have reached out, searching for a local photo studio capable of providing quality studio portraits.
Why Studio Headshots?
The main reason companies choose to have all the employees photographed in a studio is consistency. The photography studio allows for duplication of lighting, and background. Creating a similar look for employee headshots every time… no matter what time of year or day they are photographed. The consistency of backgrounds and surroundings is something I can not guarantee with outdoor portraits. An employee being photographed in January may have a snowy background, while the one photographed in July has bright greenery incorporated into their headshot.
Why Choose Leap Photography?
Yes, there are other Boise photographers to select from… but Leap Photography is one of the few photographers in Boise with a photography studio. I also specialize in headshots for business.
If your company needs to update the employee headshots and you’d like to learn more about how Leap Photography can help you… contact me. ~ Brenda
If you love the mountains and you’re planning a wedding… you’ll want to check out these photos. This just might be the perfect wedding venue for you!
No Business Lodge
Nestled in the mountainside just outside of McCall Idaho you’ll find the little venue called “No Business Lodge“. The scenery surrounding the property is breathtaking. The lodge itself sits on top of a hill looking down to the river and across to the nearby mountain range. In the evening, guests can enjoy the soothing sounds of chirping crickets, the smell of fresh mountain air and picturesque sunsets.
About the Couple
Katie and Joey have both served in the US Military and met each other while enlisted. Each has been deployed at one time or another. In fact, Joey had just returned from Bahrain a few weeks before their wedding.
Although both are currently stationed back east… they had decided they wanted to have a destination wedding in the mountains of Idaho.
The First Look
With so many breathtaking views, it was hard to decide on the best spot for their first look. In the end I decided on a nice little secluded spot right below the venue. It allowed guests to watch from afar and also allowed the couple some privacy and a look down to the gorgeous scenery.
After their first look we started walking around the venue, capturing shots around the property. This venue has so many pretty nooks and crannies for photos!
I love how Katie and Joey kept the decor and their wedding colors simple. It allowed the scenery to take center stage.
Congratulations you two! It was a gorgeous wedding and I know your guests had a wonderful evening. One they’ll be talking about for years to come.
It was an honor to be the Boise Photographer asked to capture photos for promotion of great non-profit event… Community Baby Shower. In June I had the pleasure of volunteering my photography skills to this non-profit. The photographs I created were used in print, web and TV promotions to help raise awareness about the item drive.
What Is The “Community Baby Shower”?
This community-wide event was designed to collect much needed baby supplies to help at-risk mothers give their babies a healthy start. Donation bins are located in various business locations throughout the Treasure Valley. Items such as diapers, wipes and formula can be left in any one of the donation bins. I know these basic baby items may not seem like much of a donation to some of us… but these donations mean the world to the mother’s on the receiving end. These families are not only struggling to make ends meet, they’re often overwhelmed with the new baby in their life.
How Leap Photography Was Involved
I’ve donated items to the donation bins in the past for this event, so when I was approached about helping create images for marketing purposes my answer was YES!
I met up with a few team members from KIVI TV to brainstorm ideas for the photo shoot. After a lengthly discussion, we decided to photograph one of the families who had recently been a “Community Baby Shower” recipient.
The Photo Shoot
The family and the KIVI TV crew met me in the photo studio to capture the images. I total we 10 people running around my tiny studio. Although it was a little chaotic, and somewhat crowded at times, it was so much fun to photograph.
These little ones brought so much energy and excitement to the photo shoot. They were excited to photographed and to be a part of this promotional campaign. Honestly, It’s not often I have little ones who are so excited and ready for a photo session. These kids felt like starts and it shines through in their smiles.
All in all I feel we captured some great promotional shots! This post highlights just a few of my favorites from the day. There were so many good ones that it was honestly hard to narrow down to these images.
So… if you’re looking for a non-profit to donate your time or money to… Consider Community Baby Shower. It not only helps educate the mothers and provide much needed baby supplies, it also helps the mother’s set up a healthy environment for the children.
Just in time for the Holidays Leap Photography is announcing a portrait special designed just for families. If you’ve been putting off scheduling your family portrait … now is the time to schedule your photo session. For only $90 you’ll receive the following.
A 45 minute photo session in our downtown Boise photo studio
One FREE matted 5×7 print (Artists choice image)
private appointment to view your images and select your favorites (1 week following portrait session)
***STUDIO PHOTO SESSION ONLY***
8 people or less only
can not be combined with any other specials/promotions
****It is important to note that most people make selections and order additional imagery – however you have no obligation to invest beyond your initial investment.**
HOW DO I SCHEDULE?
Ready to book your family portrait session? There are two ways to do so.
call us to reserve your photo session: 208-703-7360