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Saying Goodbye : Sandpoint, ID Photographer

I have been putting this off for a few days now because I just wasn’t sure how to announce something like this.  The good news is that I will not be saying goodbye forever…. however this IS goodbye to the Sandpoint area.  While away on our family vacation this year, we were called about a job in Portland, OR and decided to go ahead and try for it.  Fast forward a week or so later and here we are, all ready to make the big move!  We are very excited, and looking forward to all the opportunities Portland has to offer for our family, but at the same time I am a bit sad that for a while at least, I will be closing up shop.  My plan is to open back up when we are fully settled over there, and I get a chance to learn the area.  I have no timeline at this point, but in the mean time I will try to keep up with the blog with some non-business images from time to time.

I have enjoyed working here in Sandpoint, and I have had some great clients.  I wish them all the best!  And a big hello to the Portland/Hillsboro area!

Because I do not want to leave without a picture I will share a quick snapshot I took of my family Sunday night.

My work has been published! : Sandpoint ID, Photographer

I am so excited about this one.  Of course I love taking images for ALL my clients, but it’s not every day that a girl gets to say she was contacted by something as prestigious as Penn State to do a photo session for them and have the images published in one of their articles!  Obviously Penn State is quite far from Sandpoint ID, so you may wonder why they asked me…. the answer is that they were featuring Jeff Kuhns, a former employee who is now retired and living here in Sandpoint, in an article about the history of telecommunications.  I will be linking the article below so you can take a look.  They not only wanted images that captured Jeff’s kindness and great personality, but they also wanted the images to showcase Idaho.

Jeff is a great guy, and both he and his wife are just as kind as the people at Penn State told me they would be.    I had a great time working with them, and I am very happy with how everything turned out.  I will share the images below I submitted, and you can see in the article how they utilized a few in clever ways to make it appear as if they were actually IN the iphone.

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It’s been a whirlwind summer : Sandpoint Custom Photographer

From the awful weather that plagued us for the beginning of the season, to all my client work recently and everything in between I haven’t had much time to really DO summer with my kids.  It was such a long winter, and we all felt very cooped up inside all the time.  We have been greatly enjoying the warmer weather of late, and in an effort to get our oldest used to the water for our upcoming family vacation we decided to get a little blow-up pool for the yard.  BEST IDEA EVER!  Not only did we finally get him to play in the water…. at least a little bit…. but our youngest LOVES it!  It amazes me how different they are when it comes to things like that.  Anyway, the first day we set it up I grabbed my camera real quick and snapped off a few shots just for me and while they may not be perfect technically they perfectly capture the excitement of the day and I think they are just too adorable.  They grow up SOOOO fast!


On a little side note…. I mentioned our family vacation above.  We are packing up and braving a LONG road trip to visit family in MN and WI for a few weeks.  I don’t know if we are crazy or adventurous at this point but I am excited about it either way.  I won’t be taking any more sessions before we leave, but will be back, ready to work by August 27th.  So if you were considering booking a session yet this summer now is the time to save your spot!  Hard to believe that by the time we get back summer will already almost be over!

J & B : Photography in Sandpoint, ID

The other night I had a session scheduled with J, with the purpose of getting images to use in an upcoming article in which he will be featured.  His lovely wife (B) came along, and they asked me to get a few shots of the two of them while we were at it.  I was more than happy to oblige for such a friendly couple.

With already more than 30 years of marriage under their belts, and being so obviously still in love, there is no doubt in my mind they have another 30 or more years together ahead of them.  I wish them all the best, and I just wanted to say it was a pleasure meeting them!


Pure Perfection : Sandpoint Newborn Photographer

I had the absolute pleasure of spending the entire afternoon with this special little lady.  You may remember her family from my most recent, maternity session.  I know her mom was anxious for her to finally arrive, but she was more than worth the wait I venture.  Such a happy, and easy baby…. never really crying the whole time I was there.  She was more than content to sleep the entire time, and loved being wrapped up and snuggled in a basket.  I have so many great images to make up their gallery, and can’t wait to get them all done, but here are just a couple for their sneak peek.  The first one was just one of those times where being in the right place at the right time really paid off, and the second one is one I hope they all will cherish for many years to come as little miss H grows up to surely be daddy’s little girl!

As always, it was a pleasure working with their family, and I thank them for allowing me into their home and to spend time with their newest bundle of joy.

One Big Happy Family : North Idaho Family Photographer

Over the holiday weekend I had the pleasure of shooting this great group for their family reunion.  The weather was gorgeous… almost TOO gorgeous since we had to fight the sun the entire time…. and everyone did well despite the heat, and the fact that they must have been starving since it sounds like they hadn’t eaten dinner before I came!  Normally I like to put up somewhere between 1-3 sneak peeks a day or two after our session, just to make the wait a little easier for the full gallery, but with the holiday weekend I was traveling and doing the family thing myself.  I think a bit of compromise was in order this time.  Rather than make them wait longer…. since I am sure they are dying to see at least one…. I decided to work on my favorite group shot and get that up tonight!

So here it is!  Thanks again for the opportunity to work with your family, and I hope you enjoy your little sneak peek.  Now I will get back to working on your full gallery.


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!

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

Spring Into Action! : Sandpoint Photographer

I was hoping to wait til Spring had truly arrived before I made this announcement, but let’s face it…. this is Sandpoint ID, and the weather is all over the place, and far from predictable.  Anyway, at least part of the time it is looking like Spring, and it’s hopefully only going to get better and better.  So now is the time to start booking those spring and summer sessions!

In order to kick things off for the year, the first 10 people to book a session with me will receive $25.00 off their session fee, and 20% off print prices, including digital files and print minimums.

Whether it’s been a while and you  need updated children or family pictures, you are engaged, pregnant, or having a baby, now’s the time to book your session and take advantage of this great deal!

You can either submit a client inquiry through my website using the contact page, or you can email me directly at a_welcome@hotmail.com

*not stackable

Hello : Children Photographer in Sandpoint Idaho

Went to check out one of my favorite locations to shoot today and it’s looking promising.  Now I just need the snow to stay away for good this time and for the temperatures to rise a bit so we don’t have to battle the red noses lol.  This is my own little guy just saying “Hi”.


Spring : Sandpoint Idaho child photographer

It seems like spring is almost here…. finally!  The kids and I are more than ready after a long winter indoors.  Can’t wait to get back outside and to the parks.  Recently my youngest turned 1 and I am hoping to get his pics done soon, but for now I just did a little impromptu shoot at the house today with both of my little guys.  I can’t believe how big they are!

With spring on the way things are going to start picking back up in the photography businses.  So if you haven’t already, now is a good time to book your family sessions for this coming spring/summer.  I have some good things coming soon that I hope to be able to share with all of you, so keep an eye out.



Christmas is just around the corner : Sandpoint Idaho Photography

In my family there is no such thing as “too early” when it comes to Christmas!  At least that was my mindset when I set up this little holiday set in hopes of getting some images to use for  Christmas cards this year.  My oldest is a little more cooperative so I was able to get one of him that I liked well enough, but the little guy was just not into at all.  I am going to have to revisit the idea I think, but I thought I would share what I did get this time around.

and of course there were some that were just too funny to leave out and pretty much summed up the session….


Thanks for looking!

Halloween: Alicia Welcome Photography

Just a little late, but I have been having computer issues this past week.  Anyway, here are some quick snaps of my family for Perrin’s Halloween Birthday Party.  He turned 4 on the 30th!  It was a lot of fun!

Here is the birthday boy himself…

I had told  him to make a “mean face” in this one lol.

The two cutest little boys in the whole world!

My guys…

Me and the kids…


That’s it.  Thanks for looking!  And Happy Halloween a little late!

Autumn Specials! – North Idaho Photography

Autumn is my favorite time of year.  There is just so much to look forward to including the changing of the leaves, the cooler weather without it being TOO cold, the upcoming holiday season, and especially Halloween which has always been my favorite, and all the other festivities that come along with the season.  It’s also a GREAT time to get family pictures done to send out in your Christmas cards or to give as gifts!

Since the season puts me in such a happy and giving mood I would like to offer a special to all of you.  It will be valid for any session booked for a date between September 25th and November 21st.  The details are as follows….

1/2 off Session fee
$30 print credit with a minimum order of $350
$30 print credit + 15% off order with a minimum order of $500

Available sessions will be limited to first come first serve so don’t wait!

As many of you probably know October is the National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  So many people have lost loved ones to this horrible disease, and I myself lost my mother at age 51 this past May.  She was an amazing woman, and in honor of her memory I would like to offer a special specifically to breast cancer survivors for the month of October.  Details as follows…

Waived Session Fee
25% discount on any order of $350 or more

Again, sessions will be available as first come first serve and numbers are limited!  And if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask!

*Offers cannot be combined with any other special

5 generations of women – North Idaho Family Photography

Wow, how lucky to have 5 generations of amazing women in your family together at the same time!  I had the absolute pleasure of capturing just that recently.  I could not have asked for a more fun, or kind group of ladies to work with either.  Even though the day was quite chilly, and our littlest model wasn’t very into the session they persevered and managed to keep a smile on their faces throughout.  I am very thankful for the opportunity and I wish them all the best!

Little Nicholas

Nicholas is the adorable son of a friend.  Today I had the pleasure of getting to photograph him!  He is such a cute little guy with such a sweet smile!

Lounging in the yard

Been working on the yard lately with all this great weather, and decided to snap a few shots while my son and I took a little break in the shade.  I hope you all are enjoying this warm weather as much as we are!

Spring is in the air!

It is so nice to finally be able to get back outside and shoot!  These kids are so great.  Always willing to let me snap off a few shots of them!  I only wish I had gotten a shot of their little brother while I was there too!

Small Wonder

I recently had the opportunity to do a newbon session of Tucker, and I could not have asked for a better baby to do my first newborn session with!  He is adorable, and his parents were a joy to work with as well.  They are going to be great parents I can tell because they sure do love this little guy!  Anyway here are a few sneak peeks from our session.

I had a lot of fun doing the session and I hope they did too!

The Calloways

Family friends who are really more like our own family, the Calloways are an adorable family for sure!  These were more shots from our son’s Halloween/b-day party.  The older kids were kind enough to dress in costume, making my husband and I feel a little less silly being the only others besides my son to dress up for the party.


Isn’t she a cutie?  Recently my son had his second birthday party and I thought it would be fun to set up a little photo op in the back yard to get shots of the guests!  Isabella was such a little ham for the camera, I hope to get the chance to photograph her more in the future!  Here is one shot from her little mini session on the straw bales.

Spencer Family Sneak Peeks!

Though I am probably on their bad list now for making them run around all day in the cold, I really enjoyed my chance to photograph the Spencer family.  They were such great sports despite the weather, and they had such personality!  Here are a few sneak peeks from our session…

The others will be up within 7-10 days on my site under a password protected gallery.