Gwyn’s winter wonderland! ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Gwyn had her summer session in July, fall session in October and now her winter session. That much closer to graduation! This school year is flying by and she is about to walk on stage with her cap and gown. ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ We met at my favorite winter location to capture Gwyn. Gwyn likes to ski so we captured this fun memory of her. We had to giggle when she brought the same sweater from her last session. I get it, when you love something you want to wear it! Thankfully her mom had a sweater on that she didn’t think she would like but we LOVED it on her! She liked it too! Phew!! ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ I brought the red couch and I think it pops beautifully for a fun look! I think that might have been the first time I have used that couch! I have four in my studio as of Sunday! I think I have a problem folks! ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Gwyn has one more season senior session with me. She will be rocking springtime in April. We will get a family portrait at this time as well. Great time to update the family portrait before she heads off to college. It’s not too late to get senior portraits!
Do you love having coffee with your best friend?
These girls really enjoyed hot chocolate together in their fancy dresses in the heart of the north end. These girls are sisters and know how to have fun! They are best friends, well, they may not think that but they will understand one day. Their coats and dresses are from London, but these Boise girls are rough and tough. Don’t let their dresses fool you! We started with hot chocolate in Hyde Park which was a little risky. We were like two inches from them making sure they didn’t spill. It was a great way to start though. We immediately had fun and the chill in the air wasn’t going to stop us!
When mom showed me the dresses and coats, I was immediately excited. Grandma loves to shop for these girls and they looked so stinkin’ cute!! As many sessions as I have done, I have never had so many complete strangers walk up and compliment on clothing but also grab my reflector and offer to help! I didn’t need help but so many people wanted to be part of this sister session.
Do you have updated portraits of your kids together? This year somehow slipped by without me capturing my girls so we are headed to the snow this week to capture them separately and together…AND some family shots! It’s been way too long! Clothes are on the way and we can’t wait! The last two professional sessions of my girls were in the lavender fields in 2017, and at the Sand Dunes in 2018. I’m excited to capture them in the beautiful snow!
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The last time I saw Jack & Bethany was to meet for a beer at Clairvoyant and they taught us how to play cribbage. So fun!! I think we need another refresher though. I don’t feel like that was too long ago and then I heard they were expecting and then I got a wonderful message that their baby girl was born in October and they really wanted to get pictures done before she got any bigger! Time flies you guys! It’s so crazy!
We met for a planning session and they were on their way to getting their first professional family portraits! Bethany had her dress on order and she worked outfits around her dress. She did an amazing job you guys! I love the pattern on her dress (with the necklace and lipstick as final touches), I love the pattern that shows under Jack’s sweater at the neck and wrists, and I love that baby Ada has a bow that ties them all together! The little details are so BIG!! Don’t they look amazing?!?!?!
When they came in to order yesterday and said they had a great time at the session, it made my day!! All the planning ahead of time made for a smooth, fun session! It doesn’t have to be painful. It’s like taking a test at school. I know it’s been a while since we all went to school but remember when you studied for a test, you walked in with confidence and it wasn’t as painful. Same goes for family portraits. We do all the “studying” ahead of time and then the session is smooth!
The studio is great because you can really wear whatever you want. The dress Bethany chose would have been pretty chilly to wear outside but with the heated studio and a cold beer, she was comfortable.
You will notice the grouping of images in this post. We created this at their ordering session. Although all seven images are small, when hung 1″ apart in a cluster like this, it tells a story and looks more like one big image. I can’t wait to see it on their wall!!
You know when you meet someone and you are like, these are my people!?? This is what happened when I met Erika. I loved how she found me. She was sitting at her daughter’s gymnastics class and noticed a family picture on someones phone. She loved it! She asked who took it, got my information, contacted me and now she is going to have beautiful portraits on her wall before Christmas! The funny thing is she proclaims to be a procrastinator! I love that she went for something she wanted, something that meant so much to her!!
I treat life like it’s Costco…if it’s available, let’s go for it!! haha Okay, maybe not in everything but I am definitely a person that when I like something or have an idea I just go for it!!! How about you? Are you a get ‘er done type person or do you tend to procrastinate? I think this could be compared to a morning person vs. a non morning person. You either are or you aren’t. Maybe??
Either way, I’m so excited for this family to have their family portraits on their walls to enjoy for many years to come! I’m so thankful that she saw something she liked and went for it! There is nothing more that I love than to share my love and gift to more families.
I LOVED that they included Grandma! What do these memories mean to this family? More than they know now but the little girls will cherish these one day. They are too young to appreciate now but later these will be priceless. This is the perfect gift for grandma and her daughter right now and later. What do you want now? What do you want most? Go for it!! Make it happen! No regrets!
I know the pictures I took of MY grandma with my kids and niece are cherished by all of us. They are priceless you guys! The pictures I have of my kids and niece with MY parents are priceless. I cherish those and to be honest, should probably be updated!
Pictures are so powerful, usually way more powerful and appreciated if something happens to someone. Take those pictures with your phone every day, with the people you are with. Take video of that little voice, old voice, singing, and maybe even the whining…haha
What pictures do you cherish the most and why?
Meet lil miss Camden…
This girl is so well rounded. So talented. So kind. So beautiful. When we met for her planning session I was in awe at all of her activities, hobbies and interests. I have known Camden as a mountain biker. 🚵🏻♀️ She is the kid that decorates her helmet for every race, yet walks around with a book in her hand.📖 Always a book in her hand. 📚 She is confident in who she is and that is a beautiful thing. That is how I want all women to be! I loved all of her outfits and the meaning behind all of her locations. We started in Freak Ally for a few shots. This captured some of her artistic side. We then walked over to ‘Rediscovered Books’ store as she spends a lot of time there. We jumped in the van and stopped at ‘The Cabin’ for a shot there as she likes to take writing classes there in the summer.📝 She changed her outfit in the van and we walked to the bridge. The bridge has such great angles and textures! We then went to the Capitol building to capture her with one of her signs. 🌏 She likes to rally on the steps…that was a first for me! She is so brave and confident! We went to the foothills for the rest of the shots.⛰ We loaded up my “session wagon” and went for a little hike. Camden loves to snow ski and is on ski team.🎿 We captured a few more book shots with some of her favorite books, got some more shots without any props, except her hat and she looks freaking darling in the hat by the way! The hat! 🧢 A girl after my own heart! Then of course we finished with her mountain bike in the foothills where she rides and trains. How cool is all that??
Sometimes I get seniors like Camden that have a lot they want to capture and remember and sometimes I get kids with one outfit. Either way, they are memories I’m honored to capture. I love it all! I love the kids and their love of life! ❤️
Ride on, Camden! Enjoy your senior year!! Hope to see you in the foothills!
What is your favorite book? Comment below with a book recommendation for Camden (and me) ⬇️⬇️⬇️