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 […]

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 my heart is a personal email it .Still means so much to me. It was not ever a question of wanting to photograph their big day but more wanting to be a part of it. I wanted so much to capture their love story and meet their families. I could tell that they were such good hearted people who would fuel my soul just to be around.

The Love Story

I have a questionnaire that I have all of my clients fill out beforehand so that I am able to learn a little bit about them. I can not word it as well as Max did so I am just going to quote him here. “Wet mops, dirty laundry, and too many spray bottles… We may have wanted a clean and healthy start to our relationship, but ours started in the most unclean of places, in the depths of student custodial work for Boise State’s Housing at a job that will forever ring in our ears with memories good and bad: Summer Crew.

The days were hot, and the nights were cool

It was the summer of 2018. The days were hot, and the nights were cool. A sweet summer breeze blew me right into the love of my life. Allyssa and I had originally met at an on-campus Christian ministry called Cru but that was merely where we got to know each other’s names. When the Summer Crew started, Allyssa and I were able to get to know each a bit better. We quickly learned that we had an unmatched cohesiveness as the biggest goof-a-saruses the world has ever known. We shared nights of fun conversation, skipping rocks in the river, and a love for Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. We become friends with an untold mission to make the world a more smiley place.

Way-too-hard-this-isn’t-even-what-we-talked-about-in-class

School started back up in the fall, along with it the dread of late-night homework montages and way-too-hard-this-isn’t-even-what-we-talked-about-in-class tests. Allyssa realized she liked me and was sensing a flirtatious vibe from me, but I told her I needed more time. I swear I had every intention to not flirt with her anymore so I wouldn’t send mixed signals, but I just couldn’t help myself. I kept flirting. I prayed to God if I should start a relationship with her, fully expecting Him to say “No, you need to spend more time with Me,” but what I heard was a “Yeah bro go for it!”

We fell in love faster than Minute Rice cooked in 58 seconds

We have been together a year and a half now, but to us it feels like it has been six years at least. Our acute sense of puns, passion for being a goofball, and wayward love for God has brought us so close together.”

The Wedding

Allyssa grew up going to her family’s cabin in Washington so it was only fitting that they got married in a stunning cabin in Cascade, Idaho. They cut the cake overlooking Cascade Lake and you can not get a better view than that. The ceremony site was overlooking the Mountain Pines. There were some very touching moments throughout the whole day. My most favorite was the first look. Max’s mouth literally dropped open when he got to see his gorgeous bride to be. They shared their vows with one another while the guests prayed for the couples love. It was very touching. These two celebrated alongside their family and closest friends.

Magical Sunset

The reception was full of laughter. The parents created a slideshow that was full of lots of fun memories of their childhood and the early stages of their relationship. We got away for some amazing sunset photos. These two get major kudos for literally scaling a mountain to get these photos. Their photos are magical and their personality shines through them. They are such a wonderful couple and their light radiates through and I am truly touched by them. Their first dance was to a song called I Love You But I Lied. Look it up if you don’t know. It’s actually a very good song. They danced to that song and streamed a music video that they made. Yes you heard me right! They made an awesome video with them singing the song. If I had the link I would share it because it was a site to see.

Thank you Max and Allyssa I am truly blessed that I got to capture your wedding.
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Flowers and Planning by Kendra Peterson

Dress: Amy’s Bridal Boutique 

Cascade Idaho Wedding

Jacob and Maryn’s Kuna Idaho Wedding 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 […]

Kuna Idaho Wedding

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. A month-and-a-half ago Ruth reached out to me and told me that they were postponing their celebration until 2021. This is the case for so many brides and grooms that have had to do this.  I was delighted when Ruth said that they were still planning on having a small ceremony on their original date. It’s a pretty awesome date 06-06-20.  If you want to see their winter engagement session click HERE.

Their ceremony was very intimate and very special because of Covid-19. They got married at the beautiful St. John’s Cathedral in downtown Boise. It is probably one of the most gorgeous cathedrals I’ve ever had the opportunity to photograph. Their guest list was limited to their immediate family, and a video camera so that the rest of their extended family were able to hear the wonderful messages that were read and be a part of their wedding day. There were also some heirloom details that were special to Ruth.  She wore a veil  and also held a Rosary that has been present in weddings in their family for generations.

Touching Ceremony

I’ve had the opportunity to photograph all kinds of ceremonies over the years. This one touched my heart in a whole new light. I am not sure what the groom read because it was from his Basque Culture but the way his voice carried was powerful. There was a prayer offered by the bride’s sisters that touched my heart. With so much chaos in the world it was nice to take a break and listen to this ceremony and prayers that were given to bless our nation with peace and reminding all of us about the simple act of practicing kindness and loving one another that we often don’t think about daily.

A wedding to Celebrate

As if my emotions weren’t already high after we finished family formals inside, I went outside to make sure I got the couple exiting the cathedral and noticed that a lot of their local friends and family were outside holding signs ready to celebrate from afar. They even performed a basque dance for the couple. We finished with some beautiful couples portraits so they can cherish the memories from this day. This day was not what they had planned. It was still very special in so many ways.

Who would have thought we would have had a pandemic that would completely transform the way we’re living in present times. I am so grateful for the opportunity to have been a part of this special ceremony. My heart was touched in many ways. I can not wait to celebrate with Ruth and Alex and their family next year. I am most excited to learn more about the Basque Culture.

Vendors that made this day Possible

Photographer- Jacque S. Photography

Dress- LaNeige Bridal

Florals- Edwards Florals

Venue- St. John’s Cathedral
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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. […]

Fox Canyon Vineyard

Provo City Center Temple Sealing

A winter wonderland sealing at the Provo City Center Temple.  I received a message a couple of months ago that Emmalee and Sam were getting sealed in January. I was so happy for them ecstatic, I know the work that goes into this process. See we have some history and to be honest I feel like so much more than just their photographer. It started a long time ago at least it seems like a lifetime to me. Emmalee was my very first ever paying client. I shot her senior photos on my Canon Rebel T3i and my nifty 50 lens. Even back then she was perfect in front of the camera doing those crazy cheer jumps. Fast forward to August 2018 when they said I DO in a beautiful backyard ceremony in Utah. The next morning we took some of my favorite photos of all time at Alta Ski Resort at sunrise. If you want to see their wedding CLICK HERE.

Magical Bridals Cottonwood Canyon

At the time of their wedding I had told them if they ever had the desire to be sealed I wanted to be there. Not just as a photographer but as a friend. It’s such a special opportunity to witness the sealing of two people for time and all eternity. This sealing had another special event. The two of them were sealed to their handsome little boy Liam.
We started the day with formal bridals up Cottonwood Canyon. I had not been up that canyon before and it was beautiful. It is always fun to explore a new place. It was beautiful, full of knee deep snow and gorgeous snow covered trees. The sun was going in and out of the clouds making for some amazing light. You know how I feel about glowing light! I literally get giddy when I get to shoot in it. It is magical.

Provo City Center Temple

The sealing took place at the Provo City Center Temple. This used to be the tabernacle until it caught fire. It was rebuilt into the beautiful temple it is today. The exterior is gorgeous brick and is very unique looking. It has a majestic and timeless look to it. We did quick family formals and then a few more photos of the bride and groom here. It was the weirdest weather. I actually caught some of it on video. When we exited it was sunny and beautiful. While we were waiting for the couple the fog rolled in. It came out of nowhere and within a half hours’ time the whole setting was engulfed in this dense mist that made seeing Moroni nearly impossible. Reminded me of one of those scary mist movies. This is when I am thankful for my knowledge of using my camera and my investment in a good camera body. I was able to stay true to my style and still create images that my couples are used to seeing. It was a tad cold but lets’ face it Emmalee and Sam are pros in front of the camera.

They helped me create magical portraits. I am so glad to be a part of their special day. Utah is a gorgeous place to take photos and I hope that one day soon I will be able to go back and shoot again really soon.

Bouquet done by the talented Courtney with Posies Floral design

Dress Latter Day Bride

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Meridian Idaho Temple Wedding Grace and Josh’s Meridian Idaho Temple wedding was beautiful. It was a chilly winter day at the end of 2019. The Meridian Temple is always one of my favorite places to photograph. There is just something peaceful about the temple grounds. Chilly Cloudy Bridal Session We did bridals the day before […]

Meridian Idaho Temple

Boise Train Depot Wedding

Boise Train Depot Wedding. Jeff and Baylee’s wedding was absolutely beautiful. This wedding was pretty near to my heart. My eyes had tears many times throughout the whole day. I first met Baylee about a year and a half ago. Has it really been that long?!?! That is crazy! Baylee was helping out at her boyfriend’s sister’s wedding. She was on top of the whole day. I think in another life she is met to be a wedding planner. She made sure their wedding went beautifully.

The Backstory

That boyfriend at the time….proposed!! When I heard the news I was so excited for the two of them. In all reality I was just hoping that Baylee would have me capture her and Jeff’s special day. To say I was thrilled when I received the message was an understatement! See the Tuckers treated me like family and it was such a happy reunion when I got to see them all again. They are such a wonderful group of people. In all seriousness with the Baylee’s family and Jeff’s you really do have an amazing group of people.

The Wedding Day

The wedding was in November and the day was beautifully sunny and a little brisk. Baylee’s attention to detail shined through the whole wedding day. The colors paired so well together. It was an elegant and fun wedding to be a part of. Jeff and Baylee shared very special notes to each other before they had their first look at the top of the Bell Tower! That’s right, the top! How neat is that? Their ceremony was full of a few laughs and many emotions. If I remember right the groom even shed a tear or two….Don’t worry if you don’t believe me I captured it! Scroll down.

I did catch the last little bit of golden light for a few portraits. The rest of the evening was full of great toasts, yummy food and lots of dancing! Baylee and Jeff’s wedding was such a good time from start to finish. Thank you so much for letting me be a part of it!

The Vendor Team for the Tucker wedding was outstanding!

Venue: Boise Train Depot

Photographer: Jacque S. Photography

DJ: Sound Wave Events

Florist: Gerald’s Floral

Dress: La Neige Bridal

Catering: Goodwood  

Make-up: Morgan Dyer

Hair: Chelsea Jacobsen

Officiant: Darian Miles

Cake: Nothing but Bundt Cakes

Donuts: Krispy Kreme

 

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Beautiful Bogus Basin Wedding Bogus Basin is beautiful this time of year. Sarah and Fabian’s beautiful fall wedding was absolutely stunning. The ski hills made for a breathtaking view. Sarah and Fabian met in college and hit it off. We had so much fun at their engagement shoot I have been looking forward to their […]

Bogus Basin Wedding

Eagle Idaho Wedding- Barbara and Sean

Moonshine Barn Eagle Idaho Wedding. Sean and Barbara got married at the Moonshine Barn on what seemed like the first day of fall. The weather was cool and overcast with that crisp chilly fall air. The wedding was beautiful they were surrounded by their friends and family that traveled near and far to share their joy with them and witness them officially become husband and wife.
Their love story takes us back a long time. How long I am not quite sure but I do know that they first started hanging out with Barbara was 16. Sean came around and never really left it. I often wonder if he knew all along that Barbara was the one. At least three states later and a wild adventure they are now husband and wife. I am still hoping that they eventually make it back to Idaho somewhere in their journey.

Perfectly Crafted Details

The details were so well thought out. Sean is a lineman and that has been a large part of their journey as a family. The invitations even had power lines on them. The cake topper and the garter also tied into the lineman theme. Sean and his buddies even had glasses that kept making an appearance though out the night.

Emotional Moments All Day Long

Both Sean and Barbara did not want a first look so Barbara had one with her dad instead. How cool is that? She also had a very special moment with her grandmother where she was able to show her that the buttons on her bouquet came from her  wedding dress. What a special detail to add.

The ceremony and toasts were extra emotional. Barbara’s aunt was the one who officiated it and she did a beautiful job. I learned so much about the couple as the people closest to them gave such meaningful toasts. Even a rap number by her talented brother. Their love story has come so far since the early days. There were so many laughs throughout a night full of yummy cake, dancing and amazingly good hearted people. I am so glad I got to be apart of this special time for this couple and their family.

The Moonshine Barn Eagle Idaho Wedding

Amazing Vendor Team

Photographer: Jacque S. Photography 

Venue: Moonshine Barn Eagle, Idaho

Florals: Posies Floral Design

DJ: AV Mobile Juan Bautista

Dress: David’s Bridal

Cake: Amaru Confections

Catering: Dickey’s BBQ

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