Brides! Brides-to-be! If you got engaged over Christmas or just recently and maybe even coming up on Valentine's Day, I have a gift for you!! If you book your wedding photography with me in the month of February, you will receive a booking gift of either a 20x30 gallery wrap (a $350.00 value) or a 12x12 custom wedding album (a $550.00 value). But wait, here's another fun BONUS! If you are getting married outside of Boise, for this month ONLY, there are no travel fees associated with your booking! Here's the catch, you have to book by March 1st and dates are FIRST COME FIRST SERVE. So make sure you get yours by clicking here and let's chat about those SUPER fun wedding details and your wedding day vision! Congratulations and I can't wait to talk with you!
Kimberly and Evan are one of the sweetest couples. I couldn't wait to share some of my favorites from their wedding! They were married at a cute little Catholic chapel followed by a hopping reception at the Red Lion Hotel. Best of all, it was New Year's Eve so it was a stellar party! I have to give them total props for bearing the bitter cold to get their shots! They nailed it. Congratulations to Kimberly and Evan!
Today has been a surprising day of announcements and information passed along that I wouldn't even think about. What was also a surprise was stumbling upon a recognition I didn't know existed. First, I was awarded the Couples' Choice award from Wedding Wire. Cool right? I was jacked because in eleven wedding seasons I had never received that recognition. Thank you to all my incredible clients for your kind words and allowing me into your world for your wedding day. It really is an honor to be involved with you and your family in such a special moment in your life.
Have you ever searched yourself or your business in google images? Well, I usually don't but was looking for a specific image I posted and happened across my logo. I clicked on the link and it happened to be another recognition of top 20 wedding photographers in the Boise area for 2018 from Expertise.com. HOW COOL! I had no idea and what a fun thing to stumble upon. 2018 is shaping up nicely already. Social media is powerful and incredible what you can find by searching randomly. Go do some google image search on yourself and share what you find!
2017 flew by and here we are starting another NEW year. What are your traditions or resolutions you make? Do you keep to them or do you fly by the seat of your pants to see what the year brings? I spent last year working and back in grad school, pursuing further education, while balancing wedding season. Next week, I start the next phase of school by moving into the MBA and college teaching programs at Boise State University. It's going to be crazy busy, but I wouldn't have it any other way. I'm going to study hard, but I'm going to ski harder. I've been obsessed since I learned last March and now that winter is upon us, it's go time! I got to spend my New Year's Eve with Kimberly and Evan, seeing them get married. Their intensity for each other made going into 2018 a reminder to go get what you want, focus on you and be sure to love fiercely. Tell me below about some of the fun you have planned for 2018! I'm always looking for new things to try! Congratulations to Kimberly + Evan on their marriage!
I have known Anjuli for a few years now, since I shot her cousin's wedding in 2013. I have been able to get to know her through my rides at Cyclebar and of course, social media. During this session, I was able to meet the new love in Anjuli's life, Dave. Their chemistry together demonstrates a fierce love not only for each other, but for the children in their family. Their session was nothing short of gut busting laughter and full of love. I loved this session. Enough about that... here you are!
Just three short months after I shot their engagement session, these two got married and started their life as newlyweds. We couldn't have asked for a better fall day and they brought it for their photos! So grateful to not only call these two clients, but to call them friends. Thank you for having me as apart of your big day!
I am SO excited to share these two and their story of how they got together. Meet Lauren and Casey. I actually shot Lauren's sister, Meagan's wedding last October. I was SUPER stoked when she called me to ask if I would shoot her 2018 wedding. I was MORE than happy to oblige and CANNOT wait until her spring wedding in Washington. So, enough about that, let's talk more about Lauren and Casey and their story.
Lauren and Casey met in their high school biology class. They had always been in school together since preschool, but never actually started talking until they got to high school. Casey needed some help with his homework and reached out to Lauren to help. Since the night Lauren got Casey's number, the text messages haven't stopped! Casey and Lauren did not start dating right away. About four months later, they started dating and weren't quite exclusive, but he had already told a couple people he was going to marry her one day. Lauren knew he was the one when he showed how much he loves her, makes her laugh daily and supports her in all her adventures.
When they finally got to go on that official first date, they made it a hockey game. What made it even better, this was the official meet the parents pick up. Casey picked up Lauren and the meet up went quite well. After being on the way to the game, it FLEW by and was the beginning of many adventures together. Lauren and Casey dated for four years before getting engaged and will hit five and a half years together by the time they get married. Since they were younger when they got together, cooking wasn't really in the books and eating out was the go to, but sounds like Casey can make a mean hamburger meal. Since moving into their new first home together, Casey has been quite the whiz in the kitchen. Casey would say that Lauren is the best in the kitchen since she does most of the cooking. Lauren gives the credit to Casey for saying I love you first, but really she says it doesn't matter who said it first because as long as they say it for MANY years to come, that's all that matters.
They have many favorites together, but also some differences. They both love chips as the go to junk food. She loves Twix, while he loves Payday. She loves "The Proposal" while he loves "Amazing Spiderman 2". He loves breakfast, while she prefers dinner. What do they love MOST about each other?
Casey: I love Lauren's endless support and willingness to continually motivate me. She is my best friend.
Lauren: I love Casey's fun loving spirit and his willingness to find the bright side in all we do.
One of the favorite things that Lauren told me about Casey, was that he likes to write poems. She shared one of the first ones he ever wrote that was an indicator for her that they would end up together.
You are my pride and joy. I love being that boy. That boy that is always there! The one that will always care! You are my dream come true! Couldn't live my life without you! You make my days so happy and free! I love the way that you love me!
I would say these two are going to have quite the marriage and based on their engagement session, I feel that laughing is going to be a daily ritual.
Andrea and Tyler are getting married today, so it only seems fitting to share a little bit about their love story and how they met. I have known Andrea and Tyler for a couple years from doing Christmas card photos in November 2015. I told them when they got engaged to be married, they had to let me shoot their wedding, jokingly. They became more than clients, they became friends. So here we are.
Andrea met Tyler through her brother Andrew. She and Andrew lived together and because Andrew did a lot of projects with Tyler, he was at their house frequently, so Andrea got to know him and thought he was darn cute. She even says she was infatuated with him from day one. They went to the Caldwell Night Rodeo for their first date where they shared the love of country, beer and good times!
They love being adventurous together whether it be RZR riding, boating, fishing, golfing, hunting, as long as they are together. She says he's AMAZING. He says she's FANTASTIC (and pretty much the best thing to happen to him). Tyler said "I love you first". They love each other today and everyday because of the best things about each other like Tyler being the person that would give his shirt off his back to help someone out or Andrea being fun and outgoing. They make each other incredibly happy and keep it light in all situations. I CANNOT wait to celebrate with these two today as they become husband and wife.
If you want to see some of the action live, be sure to follow along on Instagram! Happy wedding day Tyler and Andrea!!
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Hi friends! It's been three months almost since my last post and I can't believe where the time has gone! Luckily, with fall, it brings more fun to the blog as things pick up and get to share all the fun I've had over the summer. I just spent 17 hours in my car to shoot a wedding of Kaitlyn and Mike in Elmira, Oregon, which was STUNNING!
Since summer is almost gone, but with that comes FALL, families, food and more weddings!! Can't wait to share all the fun as it happens, but to stay super current on all that's happening, be sure to follow me on Instagram! Happy Sunday friends!
FULL BLOG post straight ahead!! This was such a fun wedding and I was so happy to be asked to be apart of it! David and I have known each other for a few years from previous events so shooting his and Alexi's wedding was super easy. Alexi and David met at Alive After 5 in Downtown Boise. David loved the fact that Alexi had such a determination to accomplish goals. For their first date they went hiking. They didn't rush into getting married and enjoyed a courtship of 2.5 years when he popped the question. Alexi said "I love you" first after that the rest is history. He says she's the best cook between the two of them by far. I've had her cooking AND her baking and I would have to agree. She's stellar! How did they know they were first in love?
'From our very first date, I noticed there was something special happening. As we continued to date, we were inseparable, spending every spare moment together. So I wouldn’t say it was an instant, but something that grew from that very first date and continues to grow to this day.' - David
He likes Fight Club. She likes Harry Potter. He likes The Office while she digs on Friends. He loves ice cream and she loves fries. What do they love most about each other? He loves her determination and she loves that he is always helpful willing to go out of his way to make it happen. I am so happy for Alexi and David as they begin married life together!
Andrea and Tyler came to me a couple of years ago to have photos taken for their Christmas cards. It was great to have that session because coming back to me for their engagement session was a piece of cake. I will tell you, it definitely wasn't easy getting it scheduled. We had to reschedule due to sickness, not called for weather, work schedule conflicts and FINALLY the FIFTH attempt was the winner. This time we battled 100 degree heat, but totally worth it!! I had such a blast with them and CANNOT wait for their wedding in September. Stay tuned for the full blog of their session.
Alexi & David's full blog post is coming TOMORROW!
This family is so much fun!! It had been a few years when I last did their family photos and they have since added to their family with another little girl. The expressions of the children are some of my favorites.
I work a lot. I work a full time job and work part time shooting weddings, which ends up creating a lot of work hours and not enough time to slow down to take a vacation. Last year was a year of change and realizing that balance had to happen or I was going to burn out. I started maximizing vacation time to do things for me. I picked up more time for traveling, enjoying food, and spending time with friends that I didn't get to see on the regular. Thanks to weddings, I have had so many wonderful opportunities to travel, make new friends and experience things I would have never had the chance to. Plus, I started to vacation. Next week, I get to head back to my favorite city EVER; Seattle. What are some of your favorite things to do, eat and experience while you are there?? Comment below!
In honor of starting a new site and having just shot their wedding, which I will share soon, I thought I would go back to the archives and pull their engagement session to share! I have known David for a few years now and have become friends with both of them. David worked a few weddings with me in the 2016 season as a wedding DJ, so when he got engaged and I got the email message that he wanted me to shoot his wedding, I was ecstatic. I am sharing all my favorites, which was hard to pick!! If you need a DJ, David is awesome! Check out his site!
Frances here... I had been with a different website company for the past five years and didn't really do much to update or use it just because it had no ease of use. Then I found a new company that pretty much took everything and made life EASY! So welcome to the NEW and improved site that will allow me to keep it better updated for everyone! I love sharing my work, but with busy schedules, it definitely needs to be easy. Take a look around and please share the love! I can't wait to read comments, share more work and give you a little insight to my life. Thank you for taking the time to visit and I'll see you soon!