I’m always honored when anyone asks me to capture their love, joy, and unity—but it’s extra special when it’s a friend. Holli and I met years ago in a boot camp class and have been friends ever since. We both have a bit of a competitive streak, so the whole time we were in that class, we did everything in our power to beat each other out. Who can jump higher? Who can run faster? Who can lift heavier weights? We were always looking to outdo each other—though now that I am the boot camp instructor, I get to yell at her and tell her to jump higher! ;)
Have I mentioned how much I love weddings?! It’s amazing how after hundreds and hundreds of years, after millions and millions of weddings on Planet Earth, not one is the same. Each couple has their own story, their own personalities and their own flair. My second shooter, Debbie Brown, my good friend and owner of Brown Studios and I loved being part of this truly unique experience!
Engagements go by so quickly (just like everything else), it's an important time to create lasting memories. Honestly, it's one of the sweetest times in life and every drop of it should be cherished and enjoyed. But some of that can get lost in the busy, in the hectic, in the planning, in the trying to stay on top of school or work a full time job.
Jenny and Galen were married on October 1st, with a ceremony and reception at Galen’s family property out in Payette, ID. While I love every wedding I get to be part of, this one has an extra special place in my heart because Jenny has been a friend of mine for years. This genuine, beautiful, honest, sweet soul has gotten me through so many ups and downs, but it was when she reconnected with Galen after years of going in separate directions that I knew she’d found something that was meant to be.
Alex and Molly were married on May 23rd, with a ceremony and reception at Mountain Springs Lodge in Leavenworth, WA. During the ceremony, Alex and Molly did a butterfly release, which was meant to symbolize things like grace, growth, expansion, elegance, surrender, transition, and celebration. Alex and Molly gave away miniature succulents as their wedding ‘thank you’ gift, in part because of their passion for all that is living and green and their respect for the earth and all it provides for us. During the reception, Alex and Molly asked everyone to gather around the dance floor because Alex wanted to do a special dance with the whole group. When this kind of thing happens, half the time, I don’t know what to expect—especially when that dance is called the Banana Dance.
I come by my love for all things paper with pretty fonts and colors honestly! My mom has had a small obsession with them ever since I was a little girl. I always remember going into her desk drawers and seeing very neatly organized files filled with gorgeous paper products - something for just about every occasion. So today I want to let you know about a company I have partnered with that can give you all this in one place for your wedding paper needs.
Ty and Amanda were married on July 9th, with a ceremony and reception at Still Water Hollow.
I met Ty and Amanda in a coffee shop for the first time for an “interview” before the big day, and from the get-go, I was received by two very smiley, gentle people. These genuine souls with huge hearts and sweetness running through their veins had a little voice inside me saying, “Oh, oh, pick me, pick me!” and hoping that they would choose me to be their photographer. That kind of connection is such a vital part of the photography process!
Leslie and Mark were married on May 14, 2016 with their ceremony and reception at the Rose Room in Boise. Many of the couples I get the opportunity to work with are from out of town, so we don't get the chance to meet in person. While this was the case with Leslie and Mark, they both were at ease with me right away. I was welcomed with a warm sweet smile from Leslie, who was seemingly relaxed and ready for this profound day for her and Mark. It was a joy to walk into their getting ready environment with the hustle and bustle of bridesmaids dressing, the final touches being applied to hair and make-up, and the laughter from the boys downstairs as they played a game of pool (because that's what dudes do-- forget getting ready until the last minute). The bridesmaids were all done up in their gorgeous navy blue dresses, each with their own strap creation and they all welcomed me into the commotion. I ventured downstairs to capture the pool table merriment and Mark seemed just as at ease as Leslie. The whole group was welcoming, playful and fun you would never guess we had just met.