The Back Story The Cottage at Riverbend Shoot. So I feel like I should be up front with the story behind this shoot.  As a photographer I am all about getting creative.  I think it helps me grow as a photographer and fills my cup.  Sometimes I get caught up on the the social media […]

Oregon Coast Inspired Bridal Session

This Oregon Coast Inspired Bridal Session was all about bringing Idaho talent to Oregon beaches. I had the opportunity to shoot an amazing Coastal wedding in Oregon last month and I was so lucky to have this shoot come together. This shoot was beach inspired right down to the florals that were created. I mean air plants in a bouquet that’s just genius. With a fun color palette and florals at a whole new level. I like to think we brought Idaho to the Oregon Coast

Idaho Vendor Talent

First and foremost this shoot could not have happened without amazingly talented vendors. Gerald from Gerald’s Floral in Nampa was the mastermind behind all of it. I had mentioned to him that I had a wedding in Lincoln City and he was all about putting a shoot together. He not only drove from Nampa Idaho, he brought all the amazing florals from Idaho and his daughter came along to do hair and makeup and the Model was a long time friend of his. Literally this shoot would not have been possible without him and I am so thankful for his friendship and his amazing talent at creating stunning works of art.

The dress was given to me by an amazing bridal shop here in the Treasure Valley, B.B. Bridal has a gown for everyone. They carry an amazing selection of all shapes and sizes. This gown was made by Allure. It was gorgeous and the model rocked it. Thank you B.B. Bridal for this amazing gown.

Spring Weather at it’s best

The weather was hit and miss as it often is in the spring time at the Oregon Coast. I do not think the weather people know what is going on most of the time.  Literally my husband and I were having breakfast at this little hole in the wall café and it is raining so hard literally coming down sideways. Thankfully it cleared up just enough to create some magic but it could have been warmer. I loved doing this sort of shoot, and it really allows me to really explore my creative mind. I am thankful for all the wonderful vendors involved that made this dream come true. This Oregon Coast Inspired Bridal Session was absolutely gorgeous.
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Inn at Spanish Head Wedding Inn at Spanish Head Wedding. The Oregon Coast did not disappoint. Jeremy and Chelsea’s wedding at the Inn at Spanish Head was a dream. Chelsea and my husband had worked together back when we lived in the Portland area. When I found out Chelsea was engaged I reached out to […]

Winter Meridian Temple Wedding

There is something magical about a Winter Meridian Temple Wedding. Every time I get a chance to photograph a couple at the Meridian Temple my creative soul does a happy dance. This session was a tad different than the rest. It has been a good year since I have had the opportunity to shoot at the temple. During that year aka a Global Pandemic I really pushed myself both in my creativity and my growth as a photographer. Some of my most favorite temple photos can be found HERE and HERE. I wanted to take my photos to the next level. Having not had a bride and groom get married all year I decided to take matters into my own hands and find a couple. That is where Johanna and Masen come in.

Finding a Couple for This Session

I was scrolling through the hashtag #meridiantemple and came across one of Masen’s post talking about how excited they were for their upcoming wedding. Reaching out to Johanna was a bit out of my comfort level. I asked if they would be willing to model for me before their wedding. Bless their hearts she agreed to do bridals with me having never met me or seen my work. I explained to her that I would love to GIFT them a session in return for the use of the photos. Pretty sweet deal if you ask me.

Gloomy Winter Day but still beautiful

It is winter time at the Meridian Temple. I think the temple is beautiful anytime of the year but winter is cold and not much color in terms of the grounds. In my head I had a vision for this session. I wanted it to have a romantic timeless look to the photos. I have the best vendors in the industry.  Reaching out to Courtney with Posies Floral design and told her what was going on. I knew she would create something magical. She is a flower genius. The bouquet she made was one of my favorites. This called for a color pallet that was soft and romantic and just what I was looking for. It really brightened up the gloomy winter day. She also did both the weddings that were linked in the first paragraph.

Happy Forever After Masen and Johanna

Masen and Johanna did get married a couple of days after I took their bridal photos. They were some of the sweetest people. The two of them met for the first time while serving missions for their church in Denmark. As for that meeting Johanna was sitting across the room at a zone conference. It was not until they both returned home that they discovered they had mutual friends and then a proper introduction was made. The rest is history and that is what led us to where we are today. Congratulations to the happy couple. Thank you again for allowing some random person to photograph such a special moment in time.  A special Winter Meridian Temple Wedding.
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Gorgeous Venue A Creekside Affair in Parma Idaho A Creekside Affair is a beautiful venue located in Parma, Idaho. Parma is the cutest little farm town and has some unique charm. I had the wonderful opportunity to attend a workshop at the venue. I had seen a lot of photos from it but I was […]

A Creekside Affair Wedidng venue

Intimate Boise Idaho Wedding

Hayley and Bill said I do in a very intimate Boise Idaho wedding. They were surrounded by their closest family on a very rainy Saturday in October. Hayley contacted me a couple weeks before her wedding in Boise, Idaho. We chatted about her special day and came up with a plan to capture their wedding. It was very important to Hayley that she get married in her parent’s backyard. Her dad had passed away several years back from cancer. Before he had passed he took on their childhood home backyard as a project during his treatments. He created a magical low maintenance space that was perfect for this special wedding.

Hayley and Bill are both in the healthcare field so they really wanted to keep their wedding to their immediate family. I am really enjoying these weddings they are so special. Her Brother conducted the ceremony and she had three flower girls that helped her down the aisle. Her bouquet was made by Boise at Its Best Flowers as well as the arch flowers. I loved the simple yet elegant details of this wedding.

Rainy day wedding for the win

Rainy wedding day. It rained and when I say it rained it POURED!! It’s probably the hardest I have seen it rain in a long time. I had brought clear umbrellas and I am so glad I did it added some fun photos. Also how cute is her parent’s complete with a red door. I am so thankful to be a part of such a special day. It truly was magical to witness such as special wedding. Cheers to Hayley and Bill I wish you a lifetime of happiness. What a special Intimate Boise Idaho Wedding.

Boise Idaho Wedding

Intimate Boise Idaho Wedding

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Boise Idaho Wedding

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

Hayden and Hanna’s Minimony wedding

Hayden and Hanna’s Minimony Wedding happened on Saturday the 29th, of August 2020. The two met a while ago while Hanna was poking him aka taking his blood. They hit it off and exchanged numbers. They decided to take advantage of Fancy That’s Minimonie package. This was such a great deal to show that love is not canceled.  It was my first time ever doing something like this. I am used to spending hours and hours with the couple on their wedding day as well as getting to know them for months and months. My first interaction with Hanna was a video call two days before her wedding. I really loved how intimate this wedding was, 15 guests in total.

Coffee Paint Repeat

The venue was Coffee Paint Repeat. This is such a cute space, it was also the last wedding that will ever take place there. I cannot wait to see what this owner comes up with her next adventure. Hanna came at 12 to get her hair and makeup done Kayla the face behind Idaho Stylists. Her mom helped her in her dress and her good friend Sharon helped as well. Their ceremony was sweet and had a surprise guests deliver Hanna’s ring.

The bride and groom were then transported by Diamond Limousine to Scentsy where we had about a half hour for bridal portraits and then they were off to downtown for their one night hotel stay at Hotel 43 and dinner at Chandlers. This was such a wonderful couple and a great experience for me.

What is a Minimony?

What is a Minimony and what does it include? Is a Minimony right for you? If you are looking for a small intimate wedding that has premium vendors for an amazingly affordable cost then you may want to reach out to Anna to catch her next Minimony.
Planning done by Anna with Fancy That Idaho
Photographer Jacque S. Photography
Florist Gerald’s Florals
Officant Karen with Idaho Weddings Done Your Way
Transportation Diamond Limousine
Rentals Idaho Tent and Events

Dinner at Chandlers and a Hotel Stay at Hotel 43

Hanna got her dress at Bridal By Marie
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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 […]

A Beautiful Nampa, Idaho Backyard Wedding

Wedding at On Collin’s Pond

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.

Beautiful Styled Shoot

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.

Photographer: @photosbyjacque
Coordination: @3s.images
Gown: @bridalbymarie
Makeup: @makeupp_byashleigh
Desserts: @dulcerella_customcakes
Drinks: @whimsicalwagons
Furniture & Decor: @forgetmenotaccents
Florals: @hifloral
Models: @kaelabrookie & @chris_heggs
Venue & Vehicle: @oncollinspond
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