Boise Family Portraits in Fall | Take Pictures, Please

I don’t often write long posts (after all this is a photography website and a picture is worth a thousand words) but I wanted to share some of my thoughts with you at the start of this holiday season.

I’ve said it before, but one of my favorite parts about being a family portraits photographer is watching my families grow and being able to document each stage in their lives. Do you remember this couple? I first took their portraits to celebrate their second wedding anniversary, then again to celebrate their first pregnancy. Now here they are, a family of four.

Family pictures are magical. They are true time machines that take us back to moments we might otherwise have lost forever. Three weeks ago I lost someone I dearly loved. I have been missing her every day and have been further reminded why what I do (photography, specifically family portraits) is so important. Everything created by my lost loved ones hands, every picture I have of her is a true treasure and brings her warmth back into my life. I feel regret that the last time we were together I didn’t take many pictures because I was unwell. That my youngest daughter who shares her name will have no memories of her. But I take comfort in knowing that I do have pictures, and I can tell her story.

I know that planning family pictures can be difficult, but it is worth every effort. I take great pride in the compliments my clients give regarding how this was the “easiest” or “most relaxed” portrait experience they’d ever had, or that I shattered their expectations for the stressful experience they were anticipating. Life is fleeting. But photography allows us to hold onto it and savor our time and memories here a little longer. It tells our stories to the generations that will follow us having never heard our voice or held our hand. It gives us a form of immortality. Hold close your loved ones this hoilday season. Laugh hardily, love deeply, and don’t forget to take pictures.

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Extended Family Portrait | Meridian Family Portrait Photographer

Our annual family portrait. I love our outfit selection this year.

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My wonderful parents.

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After 35 years of marriage, 3 kids, 4 grandkids later, they’ve still got the heat. Everyone needs a picture like this with their spouse, not just from your engagement or wedding day, but a reminder that amidst all the goings and comings and mundane things life has to offer, that spark that brought you together is still there. Love you Mom & Dad.

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Boise Senior Portraits | Senior Girl

Liz is just as lovely as she looks. And she was so fun to work with. Watch out world, Class of 2016 is coming at you!

PS: Despite my best efforts and a couple of internet searches these pictures are uploading ultra-vivid. I guess just thinking about Liz makes the internet happy too. Now without further ado.
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A Boise LDS Temple Wedding

I am in my happy place when photographing Seniors and Families, but rarely, occasionally, from time to time, I will take on a wedding with just the right couple. This wedding was especially fun because it was a few days before my own 10th Wedding Anniversary — and boy did it cause the memories to come flooding back. Erik and Coral, you are going to make a beautiful “…happily ever after”. Congratulations you two! Thank you for inviting me to be a part of your special day.

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Boise Family Portraits | Boise Photographer for Families with Multiples |Photographer for Large Families

Let’s be honest, this is how people truly feel about family pictures:

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But through it all, with me at your side, we manage to get a lovely something like this and have fun while doing it.

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And seriously, the only thing better than one lovey squishy baby is THREE!

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Family Portraits | Boise Family Photographer | Special Needs Family Member Photography

When speaking of his oldest daughter her Daddy said it well “I dare you to look at this beautiful girl and NOT smile”. I didn’t pass the dare, and I am guessing you won’t either.

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