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Best Friends : Sandpoint Family Photographer

I did this session a while ago now, back in early spring.  I shared their sneak peek then, but now that I have some time on my hands I am trying to get caught up and thought I would share a few more from our session.

I titled this post Best Friends because it was obvious to me that these two were just that!  Our session was a lot of fun, and I loved the personality from this little guy.


Up, Up, & Away! : Sandpoint Children Photographer

I’ve been pretty busy lately, and tend to forget to keep up my blog from time to time.  I need to get some other stuff ready to post up on here, but for now I thought I would just share a fun shot I did with my own kids last night as a spur of the moment sort of thing.  So please forgive the odd mismatched clothing choices, the awkwardness of the posing (my youngest was not really into the whole thing so I had to have my husband place him and jump out of the shot really quick as I snapped away), and all the other little technical issues.  It may not be one of my best images ever, but I found it so comical I just HAD to play with it.

I got the idea of the balloons from a fellow photog and thought it was so cute.  While I was editing it last night I had a crazy idea to make it move!  I don’t pretend to be really great at this sort of thing…. I only know a little about creating gifs, but I think it turned out fairly well, and I know my kids thought it was the coolest thing ever!  It was worth the hassle to see the smiles on their faces this morning when seeing it for the first time.


Change is good : Sandpoint Idaho Custom Photography

I know sometimes change can be scary, but trust me these changes are for the better! Not only have I vamped up my website, and updated things that were way past due, but I have restructured my pricing a bit as well in order to simplify things. Now your entire investment, paid upfront to reserve your session, goes towards the prints and products you will choose to take home with you.

To book a session now you simply buy in at the basic collection price for your session type and from there you have the option to upgrade to other collections or to add to your order from the a la carte menu.

I am very excited to be moving forward with the new changes, and I hope you will all stop by to check out the site. And don’t forget to book your session today!

and just because I don’t want to post without including a picture of some kind here is a new recent pic of myself.



Growing Family : Sandpoint ID Maternity Photography

Have you seen a more gorgeous expecting mother?  J is a repeat client, and I have had the honor of capturing both her first born’s pictures, and now her maternity pictures as she awaits the arrival of baby number two!  Despite the chaos around us of dogs running amuck, a mama moose and her baby crossing the creek/pond not even 50 yds away from where we were shooting, the mosquitoes out with a vengeance, and one adorable little man who didn’t want to have anything to do with me or my camera, it was a great session.  Not only is J easy to photograph, but she is a sweet person and we had lots of good laughs.

I am having fun working on her images and can’t wait to share them all with her, but here are a few of my favorites for a sneak peek.  I look forward to working with them again, and can’t wait to meet their newest little one very soon!

The Golden Hour : Sandpoint, ID Photographer

I hope everyone else has been enjoying this weather as much as we have.  There are still some cold days, but for the most part the sun has been shining and it’s finally warm enough to be outside.  My kids have been loving it after a long winter cooped up in the house!

I just wanted to share a picture of my youngest taken tonight in what we photographers call “the golden hour”.  This is that last hour before the sun sets, and the light available at this time is just gorgeous.  It’s so soft, and warm, and it’s the perfect time to shoot.

Being the children of a photographer is apparently a hard life…. at least my kids seem to think so since the moment I get my camera out my oldest makes a distressed face and my youngest has already learned not to look my way no matter what I try…. but I was able to get him to stop running for just a second to get this one and I love it because it is so him.  Always on the go, rarely slowing down.  I also just think he looks absolutely adorable in his little outfit even if it is 3-6 months and he is almost 15 months old lol.

Enjoying the one weekend of Spring! : Sandpoint Child Photographer

Wow, this weather has been crazy!  Having lived in this region my entire life I have to admit that even I am not prepared for snow in May, so things had better start warming up!  I hope that everyone was able to get out over Easter weekend and enjoy the couple days of true spring.  It was beautiful here!  My family had a nice weekend at home, and we set up the boys’ new playhouse which they LOVE!  I of course hoped they would, but a part of me figured they would tire of it after a few minutes and move on since we don’t get to get outside much these days afterall…. but even my littlest didn’t want to leave the playhouse the entire time we were outside.

Anyway, just wanted to share a couple shots of them in their new playhouse that warm my heart!  And the best thing about it is that they actually can play together and I don’t have to keep stepping in to take toys away because they can’t share!

Mother & Son Duo : Sandpoint Family Photographer

Today I had the pleasure to work with a wonderful mother and son duo.  It was a  beautiful day, and we were able to capture some great images I can’t wait to share with them.  Her little guy had such a fun personality and though he really would rather have been at the park, he was such a good sport and had me laughing quite often.

So here is your sneak peek M., and I hope you like them!  I couldn’t resist throwing in one to show a little bit of that fun personality I mentioned above lol.  More to come soon.

Meet M & J.


Such a beautiful family