Classic Style


We turn precious moments into treasured family heirlooms.


Hi there! I’m Brenda… the photographer here at Leap Photography. My photo style is driven by a desire to capture the connections and emotions you and your loved ones share.

I’m often asked to describe my photography style. I would have to say my technique is a hybrid. I mix a little of the classic style portrait posing and lighting with free form, emotionally charged photos.

These two styles of photography are combined in each wedding or portrait session I photograph. I want you to have a variety of traditional posed shots with a timeless look, plus a set of photos showing your true personality. My goal is simple.  I strive to capture precious moments which will one day become your treasured family heirlooms.

I am also frequently asked how long I’ve been interested in photography. Honestly, I’ve had a camera in my hand for most of my life. I know you see a lot of people saying that… but I truly have.

My journey with photography actually began when I was about 10 years old. I had just joined 4-H and although I was a farm girl, I wasn’t terribly interested in taking an animal project or cooking and sewing projects. I decided to take a photography project instead. Little did I know, this would be the start of a life long love affair, and a career.

The 4-H project led me to a path of earning a B.A. in photography from Montana State University.  Since receiving my degree, I’ve worked for newspapers, photo labs, magazines, and other portrait photographers.  In the end, I found my true photographic passion is portrait photography.

Leap Photography set down roots in Boise in 2004. In the early days, I worked out of my home… and since have moved into a commercial location. Over the year’s I’ve met and photographed thousands of people. Although being a small business owner has its challenges… I wouldn’t trade a minute of this journey. 

If you’re looking for a photographer who is passionate about their work and has a desire to help you preserve your family history, I’d love to work with you.  I truly believe your photos deserve to live in print, not in a folder on your hard drive.

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