Evelina and Ruvim’s Boise Engagements Evelina and Ruvim’s Boise engagements were a dream. The light was magical and they were so in love it made my job so easy. Choosing a location is always the tricky part when it comes to engagements. Evelina went back and forth but settled on a park in Downtown Boise. […]

A romantic couples session in Nampa

A romantic couples session in Nampa, Idaho. Vitaliy and Tania are the sweetest couple. They are actually one of my brides and grooms for this month. They elected not to do an engagement session but instead they opted for a bridal session after their wedding. The couple reached out to me and asked if they could have a quick session before their wedding. Of course I was ecstatic. All of my packages include an engagement session because the benefit of them is huge. I get to know my couples during this session. It also helps the two of them be more comfortable in front of my camera and helps me to get a feel for posing and how I need to direct them. Really the list of benefits for this session can go on and on. I highly recommend getting in front of the camera before your wedding.

Wilson Ponds in Nampa, Idaho is a beautiful location for photos. Though I feel like it is becoming more popular in the last couple of years, there are still some hidden gems that are not photographed all the time. Vitaliy and Tania’s outfits were on point! They were dressy but not over done. Tania carried flowers and that really added to the photos. If you are on the fence about bringing a prop do it because it really adds to the overall aesthetic of the photos. I was so glad to meet these two in person.  They booked me during the Pandemic. These two are waiting to kiss until marriage and I just love it. It was fun creating poses that were romantic but did not require kissing. I have a whole post on tips for planning and epic engagement shoot. You can find it HERE
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McCall Idaho Winter Engagements A McCall Idaho Winter Engagement session is just what I needed. These months I do not get to create as much as I want to.  Let’s face it, it is just plain cold outside. When Nicole and Thomas were thinking about their engagement shoot in McCall, Idaho I was all for […]

 

Wintery Boise engagement Session. I have been following Stephanie and Brian’s engagement journey for a while now. It has been so neat to see pieces of her wedding come together.  She’s got some family in the planning industry so she is in good hands.  She reached out to me the night before their engagements as their original photographer got stuck in Arizona due to the fog. Brian lives on the East Coast as he is in the Military.  They had a small window for timing their photos. These two have a beautiful wedding planned in Downtown Boise in the fall as people will be traveling from all corners of the world. I was so excited to get to know these two and their love story. These two are some of the most good hearted souls I have had the pleasure of photographing.  I have to say I sure do get lucky with amazing clients.

Downtown Boise Engagement Session

It was a cold foggy day. By cold it was in the mid 20s you’d never know it by the photos. We were quick and efficient. I feel like you have to be as is just so could outside. We started about 90 minutes before sunset. We managed 4 locations and 2 outfits, 7 flights of stairs and a small hike. These two were troopers they kept up with all my craziness and laugh the whole time. The end of the shoot they popped some bubbly to celebrate their engagement. Congratulations to these too. Happy wedding planning bliss. I’m so thankful for the opportunity to photograph the two of you. I call this Wintery Boise Engagement Session a win! It may have been a tad cold but we kept moving. These two were are fantastic in front of the camera. Downtown Boise is one of my favorite locations to explore.

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Parma Idaho Engagement Session Parma Idaho Engagement Session. Megan and Nate’s engagement session was absolutely amazing. They chose to do it at Megan’s family ranch in Parma, Idaho. Parma absolutely beautiful her family property sits right along the Boise River. This was the first time I had met Megan and Nate in person. They had […]

Parma Idaho Engagement Session

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 Peak Reservoir. The foothills in Boise are beautiful this time of year. They are so green and the vegetation is gorgeous with wild flowers here and there.

JD and Weston have been together since high school. Their personalities complement each other and they know how to make the other laugh. Their shoot was full of laughter and joy. It was fun to capture. Each location gave a different look for their gallery. It is fun to shoot in two different locations in different outfits. It gave them a good variety and lots of images to choose from. If you need help planning your engagement session I have wrote a blog post and you can find it HERE. Which location was your favorite? Was it the foothills by Lucky Peak or was it the Mountain look of Grimes Creek? I am curious, leave a comment below.

JD and Weston’s wedding is in August in Weston’s parents backyard. I am looking forward to their wedding because I know it will be a day filled with joy and so much laughter. Plus I am looking forward to the warm summer light.  There is just something magical about that golden light.  I look forward to it each session. I am that crazy gal who will chase the light until it is gone.

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Lucky Peak Engagement Session
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Surprise Proposal at Wilson Ponds. 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 […]

Surprise Proposal at Wilson Ponds in Nampa Idaho

Snowy winter engagement shoot

Snowy winter engagement shoot. Ruth and Alex’s engagement was full of deep snow and pockets of sunshine. When Ruth had contacted me and said that they were hoping for a snowy feel to their photos I was so excited. Our winter here in Boise, Idaho has been well…. lacking. I was not even sure if we would have snow in the Mountains. Thankfully the week of their shoot storm after storm was scheduled to blanket the higher elevations with the beautiful white stuff.

The light was magical we had the sun peaking between the clouds a time or two allowing me to capture that amazing glow! Then it stayed hidden away for the rest of the session. It was nice because they got the best of both when it came to light.

I am so excited for their wedding Alex and Ruth are part of the local Basque culture here in Boise. They actually had a family function for Alex’s family of making sausage. Their wedding is going to be so unique and full of traditions. I am always so intrigued about seeing different traditions brought into weddings.

If you are on the fence about doing an engagement shoot my advice is DO IT.  It helps so much come the wedding day. Not to mention you really get to know your photographer and learn to feel comfortable with them. Thanks for venturing into the mountains.  Even trampling through knee deep snow in some places and putting up with my craziness and posing ideas! boise Idaho photographer,Snowy winter engagement shootBoise wedding photographerboise Idaho photographer,wedding photographer,boise Idaho photographer,wedding photographer,boise Idaho photographer,wedding photographer,

Snowy winter engagement shoot

Winter Mountain Engagement Session Winter Mountain engagement session. Alyssa contacted me a couple of weeks ago about photographing her wedding. Her and her future husband to be met in high school and attended college together. Pretty neat to be marring your high school sweetheart. They were both up here for their winter break so it […]

Allie and John’s Fall Boise Engagement Session Engagement Session

Fall Boise Engagement Session Allie and I go way back. She was always my model when I really started buckling down and growing as a professional. I began taking photos of her back when she was a junior in high school. She sure has grown into a beautiful, hardworking, talented gal. She met her husband to be while working at Zupas in Boise. From what I can tell they hit it off right away.

He proposed to her while they were out adventuring together. Allie had no idea that he was going to ask her to spend the rest of their lives together. They both have a love for animals and enjoy spending time getting to know one another. I am excited to see where life takes the two of them.

Meaningful Location

They chose to do their engagements in Downtown Boise at Camel’s Back. The two of them share a special place that they visit often. We hiked a ways back there to find a beautiful grow with the coolest trees. They caught the last little bit fall during their session. Here in Idaho I have really noticed that I have to embrace the seasons. Not all photos can look like a bright beautiful summer day. We caught the little bit of glow before the storm rolled in and it got a little gloomy.

I wish Allie and John the best of luck with their adventures in the future and it was my honor to be able to capture such a special time. It was wonderful to see Allie’s goofy personality shine through. Fall Boise Engagement Session at Camel’s Back Park. It made for a beautiful location with lots of different looks.

Idaho Engagement

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