Thursday, September 12, 2013

olson family {idaho falls family photographer}

I'm not saying everyone needs to bring giant balloons to their photography session, but I mean....this is just perfect.  I can take no credit for the balloon idea, or the execution of the tissue tassels (that was all the mama), but I am so happy to have been asked to be a part of it.  

Friends, do you have a fabulous idea for your family session?  Let's make it happen!  

Monday, August 26, 2013

one year cake smash {idaho falls baby photographer}

It's always hilarious to watch a baby attack a birthday cake.  Paden was all business, and I'm quite sure no chocolate was wasted!  So cute.  

Whether it's a fun cake smash session in my studio, or an on location shoot, I love photographing this age.  Is your baby turning one soon?  Let's chat!

Thursday, July 18, 2013

baby grant {idaho falls newborn photographer}

It's been almost two years exactly since I photographed this little guy's big brother, and I was so happy to be able to fly down to Arizona to photograph baby Grant, too.  He had the best baby hair, ever!  And such a calm nature.  We did most of the session indoors by some floor-to-ceiling windows that let in the best light, and then were able to go outside to finish up.  The mountains of Arizona are beautiful!

Friday, March 15, 2013

laclare {idaho falls family photographer}

Today I thought I'd post some of the images from a mini session I did right before Christmas.  I loved our location!  The light was so great, and that wall is fab.  I only scheduled two families this time, but I think I might make this an annual Christmas mini event.  I'll keep you posted on that.  


As we stepped outside to head to our cars, I made everyone stop and take a quick snap on the sidewalk.  I'm so glad I did because it turned out to be Mom's favorite!  She ordered a 20x24 that is now in her entryway.  It makes me happy every time I see it.

Friday, February 22, 2013

trey {idaho falls newborn photographer}

This is my nephew, so I might be biased when I say that he is the sweetest baby ever.  Little Trey.  Eight pounds and eleven ounces of cuddly, squishy, baby-powdery adorableness.  



Saturday, January 19, 2013

the owl queen

The slower winter months give me time to catch up on some personal projects, and this is one that is been in the works for many months. My daughter wanted to do a photo shoot with me, and at first I thought we'd just do a typical portrait shoot. Then I started thinking about incorporating some of the things she loves, which right now is owls and reading. As we talked about it, it evolved into something so much more personal and creative for both of us.

 This girl of mine is brilliant. She's smart, yes, but what I mean is that she just shines. She has had some struggles in her short life, but she is so full of spunk and personality, imagination and bravery. I wanted all that to show through in this session.

 So we thought up a story. It's simple enough: she falls asleep and becomes an owl, then with her sidekick "Twilight," flies off to find the owl queen, who gives her a gift. When she awakes, she is delighted to see that she has brought some things back from her dreamland.

 I can't wait for the printed book to arrive so that she can always have it to remember this time in her life.  And I can't wait for the projects she and I will imagine in the future!  I'm so grateful for my little muses.


Wednesday, January 16, 2013

browns {idaho falls family photographer}

It really doesn't take much for me to be happy at the end of a shoot {I'm low-maintenance like that}:  a meeting of yellow trees and hazy light, an abundance of natural smiles, and, of course, a giggly-sweet girl and her goofy-handsome brother.

These images simply make me happy.