Just Playing | Boise Idaho Lifestyle Photographer

I had the chance to play with a fisheye lens the other day! So much fun! I took this image of my youngest son hanging out in our back yard on the trampoline. Lost in the moment he was just having a ball. I love that I will never forget how much he enjoys jumping on the trampoline. It his absolute favorite thing to do. I was also totally impressed with how this lens captured the whole entire thing. It sure is fun to play. 🙂

A Library Engagement Session | Portland Oregon Engagement Photographer

Angie and I are childhood friends. We lost contact over the years but thanks to Facebook found each other again. Ang and I hadn’t seen each other in over 10 years and suddenly she was meeting me at the airport! On the car ride to pick up her fiance and all throughout the rest of the day we caught up! Poor Stephen, stuck in the car with a couple of girls laughing and talking non stop. We crashed the downtown Portland Library for their pictures. We got some funny looks but we had a ton of fun! I LOVED IT! I am so grateful for the chance to reconnect and I had a blast taking your engagement photos. You two are a wonderful couple who are just perfect for each other! P.S. Stephen, NY has my vote! Sorry Ang! 🙂

The Gleave Family | Colville, WA | Simplicity Photography

I was so excited to photograph the Gleave family! Lisa is my cousin and we grew up close! We played a lot of Dukes of Hazzard and made a ton of great memories together. Our siblings were always in on the fun too. So many good times. Lisa and her family were a blast to photograph and as you can see her boys are darling. The boys were so much fun and they wanted to keep taking pictures all night!  So we did. We took pictures of turtles, arm wrestling, kissing and even a very special blanket. It was a gorgeous evening with a beautiful family. I love you guys! Thanks for being so much fun!

  The boys were so cute arm wrestling dad. Im pretty sure he was just as proud of them when
they “won” as they were of themselves!
Tanner’s blanket.

Allhiser Family | Salem, Oregon | Simplicity Photography

I cannot even tell you how happy I was to get to fly to Salem and take this family’s pictures! Bree and I have been close friends since my Sr. year of high-school but we hadn’t seen each other in 10 years. As it goes with good friendships it was like no time had passed at all and we had a blast! As you can see she has been blessed with a gorgeous and spunky family and it was my pleasure to photograph them! Allhisers thank you for a wonderful time!

If a picture is worth a thousand words…

I think what I love the most about photography is the ability to tell stories without any words. I love figuring out a family, couple or an individual and taking pictures that truly reflect who they are. My goal is to discover and tell your story in a way that truly reflects you! I chose this picture as my feature image for the month because it expresses my goal. The mother in this picture told me afterwards that her little girl’s teacher, and other friends where so surprise to see her personality show through in such a big way. She tends to be quiet and a little shy. The mom was so happy because this is who she truly is at home and these pictures portray that! That is my goal. I want capture who you really are in an honest and fun way! If a picture is worth a thousand words lets tell your story together!