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?
The Brown Family!!
No better compliment than a referral! 🌟 This family landed in my office off of a referral! 🙏🏻 We had many schedules to work around but you know what….Every thing is Figure Outable! Almost everything!
They really wanted trees, logs and water. So that is where I took them! Their goals were a family portrait, kids together, and a spouse portrait! That’s what we did! We spent about an hour taking
different shots so they had some options to choose from, had beverages and laughed! I fell in love with their dog, Alta! Such a good dog and don’t you just love that bandana?!?! 🐶 Leslie’s goal was a family portrait on a specific wall and that
is what we specialize in! She sent me a picture of the wall and I was able to show her how her family portrait looked on her wall exact size before she purchased it! How cool is that?!?!?
Her wall portrait and small prints have been ordered and I can’t wait for them to see their portraits on print…GORGEOUS!! I wish my families would video themselves opening up their prints so I can see their reaction!
Do you have a wall or walls to hang your family portraits on? Are they hanging or are they still a digital file on your computer?🖥 Or do you need an updated family portrait? Let me know if I can help you with family portraits! I hold your hand through the entire process…and it’s super fun!!
When I was asked to meet them in Council, ID for their sons senior session and a few family shots, I was all over it! Why Council you ask? The family ranch is located there! Nothing better than photographing families at locations that have meaning!
Most of the session was of their son, Taylor but we snuck in a family shot that is so gorgeous! These guys are such beautiful people! Torry is so kind and quiet, Kim is a kick in the pants but one of the nicest people I have ever met,
and the kids are amazing human beings! Taylor is such a gentleman and his little sis is a soft spoken sweetheart! We had to include the red truck, well because it’s just rad and it’s grandpa’s! ❤️❤️❤️
Does your family have a location that has meaning? A place you hike, visit, family property, a park, your home? Have you considered doing family portraits at that location?
If you have an idea of a location, book a “Planning Session” so we can talk more! So fun!! ➡️➡️ https://directory.bookedin.com/photography-by-kam
Michael forgot to shave…I think his scruff looks pretty darn handsome! Comment below with your thoughts!
Every October I get to capture the relationships and memories of this beautiful family! They are beautiful inside and out you guys! They have the kindest heart, the sweetest spirit and patience of saints.
I come equipped with wine to help with the later but who doesn’t need a little red wine for certain occasions?!! We had a short window to work with to get these fall family portraits and leading up to session day it
was not looking promising. Put your hands in the air and sing!! Session day was beautiful and we have learned NOT to take Idaho weather forecasts too seriously as it seems to change in the blink of an eye! You all know what I mean!
Look at these outfits!!! Shanley is SO good at putting outfits together! I love the patterns and how they all coordinate! The kids have a fun relationship between one another that is so fun! I hope that lasts forever!
Michael and Shanley have so much love and respect for one another! Look at that shot of them looking at one another! That right there was real! I just caught the moment! I see love and fireworks!
Always a pleasure to capture this family!
Meet Sydney…this girl is excited to graduate! She is quiet and a little shy but warmed up quickly so we could capture her amazing smile!! She plays guitar, plays soccer and ski’s in her spare time.
I have had the pleasure to watch Sydney on the soccer field and she is always so calm but gets the job done. So great to work with her! We had some great laughs and just had fun!!
We started off at Boise High one early weekend morning and then we met one evening to capture the rest in the yummy fall light. Give her some compliments and let her know how beautiful she is!!
My fourth year in a row photographing this family. It has been so fun watching these kiddos grow up. They are twins and I have never seen any resemblance UNTIL I took a profile picture of them this time. Okay, I see it now! 🙂 Both of these kids are on the mountain bike team. It has been so fun to coach them on the trails (when I can) and watch them improve with every race! This year they approached me to do their family portraits at one of the race venues. What a brilliant idea! Of course I loved it!! So, we met early at Galena and did just that!
Right after pictures they were in race mode and ready to pre-ride the course and have some team time! Always a pleasure to photograph this family! 🙂
Always an honor to photograph kids I have watched grow up and bloom for several years now…
Meet Mariah! Mariah and my oldest used to play soccer together. Mariah is still in the soccer scene and killing it! She has committed to Boise State and is an animal on the field. She is so fun to watch! She is SUPER excited to be done with high school and start college. This girl is ready!!! She loves music, loves shoes (Converse and Vans), loves soccer and loves her mama! Love your love for life, Mariah! Keep on keeping on!! Keep smiling that beautiful smile and keep working hard! It is paying off!