A Beautiful Nampa, Idaho Backyard Wedding A beautiful Nampa, Idaho backyard wedding. JD and Weston’s wedding in Nampa, Idaho was very unique and gorgeous. They got married in Weston’s parent’s backyard. They had both friends and family join in on the celebration. Many traveled from outside to the state to witness the joining of these […]
On Collin’s Pond is a gorgeous charming venue located in the wonderful community of Middleton, Idaho. It is a newer full service venue that is a photographers dream. It offers so many different views. Located at a private residence among so many beautiful trees. The owners are two of the kindest people you will meet. They have poured their energy into creating magical spaces for their clients to use. To do a Wedding at On Collin’s Pond is a goal of mine
Their venue is for intimate weddings of less then 100 guests. They have a variety of different packages to meet the needs of every couple. There are over 100 trees planted on site, many have special significance. Each structure has a special meaning and was a different project. You can read all about the venue and the story about it HERE.
The venue also has several different amenities included for their guests to use. This really adds to the value of the venue. In addition to all the wonderful things included they also have some very unique things that can be added. One of these things is a super neat classic Ford truck. Wait till you see the photos below.
I recently had the opportunity to do a styled shoot there. When it comes to styled shoots I usually do not do a lot of styled shoots because I am all about showcasing real weddings on the blog. However this is a very different time and I have not had the opportunity to photograph many weddings this year so I jumped at the opportunity to get creative. It was a beautiful evening and I spent most of my time chatting with the different vendors. I actually had not had the opportunity to work with any of these vendors so it was wonderful to meet new people in this wonderful community. I hope to book a wedding at On Collin’s Pond really soon! Looking into the future I would love the explore more of the venue since I was only their for a short time and did not explore all it has to offer.
Furniture & Decor: @forgetmenotaccents
Models: @kaelabrookie & @chris_heggs
Venue & Vehicle: @oncollinspond
Max and Allyssa’s Cascade, Idaho wedding Max and Allyssa’s intimate Cascade, Idaho wedding. Where do I start with Max and Allyssa?!?! These two are one of a kind. Allyssa’s mom first reached out to me. A couple days later I got a wonderful email from Max and Allyssa. Let me tell you the way to […]
Jacob and Maryn’s Kuna Idaho Wedding. The two were married on July 9th, 2020 in an intimate backyard ceremony. I have gotten to watch Maryn and Jacob grow together over the years. I actually did some dance photos for Jacob 2 years ago. At that time they were just friends. They actually were the best of friends during Jacob’s senior year of high school. They were inseparable. Check out their homecoming picture!
What seems like a lifetime ago, it was just a couple of years ago. Maryn graduated a year early and went off to college while Jacob was serving a Mission. He came home and attended college with Maryn. I think that he knew all along that he wanted to marry her.
The ceremony took place in Kuna in a beautiful backyard. Maryn loves sunflowers and that was a big part of her theme. They were surrounded by their closest friends and family to celebrate their union. The following day they had a walk up reception for the friends and family that were unable to attend the wedding due to the current pandemic we are stuck in. These two had to constantly rearrange their plans because of the Covid-19 crisis. It was great to see their day come together so beautifully.
Once these two said I do it was as if a switch flipped and they just knew that they get to be each other’s best friend and they created some magical romantic golden hour portraits. These two will soon be sealed in the Meridian Idaho Temple as soon as time allows. Till then they will be HOPEFULLY be attending BYUI in the fall. I am so glad with all these unknowns that love is not cancelled. Congratulations to the newlyweds. I am excited to watch your love grow for each other over the years and see where life takes you.
Ruth and Alex’s St John’s Cathedral Wedding St John’s Cathedral Wedding in Boise Idaho. Ruth and Alex’s wedding day was not at all what they had planned. Their wedding and celebration was to be grand. It was taking place in three different beautiful locations in downtown Boise. Every detail had been thought out and planned. […]
Wedding at Fox Canyon Vineyard
Wedding at Fox Canyon Vineyard. Nikhil and Alyssa’s wedding at Fox Canyon Vineyards was absolutely gorgeous. Though it may have not been on its original date of May 8th it was still so special. They were surrounded by their closest friends and family which made it so intimate and special.
Alyssa and Nikhil’s story dates back to their high school days. Alyssa made a comment while she was getting ready. She dated in high school and always saw an end that is until she met Nikhil she only looked into the future and knew. She said that there was always something different about Nikhil. They graduated and attended The University of Utah where they continued to grow together both as individuals and together as a couple. The two of them finished their degrees this last spring. Nikhil is enlisted in the Marine Corpus. Their adventure is just beginning, I’m so excited you see where life takes them.
Their wedding was at a beautiful venue in Marsing, Idaho. Fox Canyon Vineyard is under new ownership and they have done so many improvements. It is absolutely gorgeous. The view is remarkable. It overlooks the Snake River and has so many beautiful locations for photos. The new owners have redone the bridal suite, it is beautiful and a photographers dream. The guys also have their own space. It is so nice to have everyone on site.
The details of this wedding were all so thought out. Their colors were saige green, white and gold. The gold accents added so much to their overall design. The tablescape was beautiful and elegant yet not over the top. The girls and the moms had saige robes. The guys looked so classy in their grey suits. No detail was overlooked and I had so much fun shooting all of them. Their ceremony was special. Alyssa’s dad got to walk her down the aisle as well as marry her and Nikhil. The couple elected not to do a first look. The first time Nikhil saw his beautiful bride was as her dad walked her down the aisle. I don’t think there was a dry eye in the crowd. The couple exchanged vows and shared their first kiss as husband and wife.
The reception was full of dancing, a small cake fight and my favorite sunset photos. Though we didn’t have much light. It was just enough to give a little glow. I’m so thankful I got to be a part of something so special. Thanks to amazing vendors who helped make their vision come true. It was truly a beautiful wedding. If you would like to see their beautiful snowy engagement session click here.
Photographer- Jacque S. Photography
Second Shooter- Amanda Alice Photography
Venue and Planning-Fox Canyon Vineyard
Florals- Spera Florals
Hair and Make-up- There She Glows
Cake- Boise Cakery
Spring Mountain Engagement Session. JD and Weston’s spring mountain engagement session was so much fun. We started our shoot at Grimes Creek. Everything is so pretty in the spring. The grass is turning green and the threes have new leaves on them. The pine trees stand tall and magnificent. The second location was near Lucky […]
Let’s talk about proposals! I have gotten the privilege to photograph two of them in the last month. They are one of my favorite things to photograph. The amount of emotion and excitement is so amazing to experience and capture. The Surprise Proposal at Wilson Ponds took place on Mother’s Day 2020. Brian and Isabelle’s story is quite unique. Brian met Isabelle over two years ago. I think they both knew right away however wanted to both grow together and do the thing we call life for a while. Fast forward to today, they have been together two years and Isabelle gave Brian a timeline. If he didn’t ask before June 15th she was taking matters into her own hands!
After asking for permission from Isabelle’s parents Brian was all set to go. He had already had the ring for a long time so it was go time. They had planned to do it in front of their family during a mock family photo. I was going to stage the photo and then ask them if I could take a few photos of them and then he would pop the big question. However plans changed and Brian just wanted it to be the two of them. I messaged both of them asking if they would still be willing to pose for some photos at one of my favorite locations, Wilson Ponds in Nampa. I posed them for a few shots and then asked them if they could think of any fun poses. Brian got down on one knee and Isabelle knew right away what he was doing.
Tears were shed and lots of laughs and at the end of the day Brian and Isabelle are now engaged. I wish them so much happiness. Happy wedding planning. Now the real fun starts! Congratulations Brian and Isabelle.
Tips For Choosing Wedding Colors Planning a wedding is well….It’s a lot of work. With my experience in the wedding industry as a photographer. I have started to put together some tips for my brides that I have found useful over the years. Tips for choosing wedding colors to have a stress free planning process. […]
How to ditch nerves and get an awesome engagement session. Creating an Epic Engagement Shoot We can chat all day about your engagement session. However no matter how much we chat you still get those nerves the day of your session. So many questions racing through your mind. How do I stand? What do I do with my hands? Do I look awkward? These are all common questions. That is where I come in. I have done research and education on posing and helping you create natural portraits while having fun in front of the camera. I can go on and on about the benefits of an engagement session but I have a post for planning your engagement session. You can find it HERE! As for the EPICNESS here are some fun suggestions that will help take your engagement session to the next level.
Planning an engagement lesson should be fun! Do you have a location that screams EPIC to you? Could it be in downtown? Maybe in the mountains somewhere. Location is key and you should think about where you want your photos.
This goes hand and hand with your location choice. Plan your outfits around the colors that will be present with your location choice. Another helpful tip is to bring an extra outfit, one dressy and one casual. Have fun with your outfits but make sure that for the most part they are solid colors without busy patterns.
This should be a fun experience that helps bring out your personalities. Don’t be surprised if I ask your husband-to-be to whisper something in your ear to make you both laugh. Or if I ask you to share a kiss and smile afterwards. All simple tips that help make your photos magical.
Plan to be taking photos for about 90 mins. If we finish early that’s great but there is no reason to rush. Have fun! All this is preparing you for your wedding day. We will most likely do two different locations. To get good variety out of your shoot.
Follow the light. Light is magical and creates beautiful photos. Plan to have your session about 90 minutes before the sun sets. This will allow us to chase the light and create magical portraits. Golden hour gives an incredible glow. It is my favorite time to shoot. Sunrise is always a good time as well.