after the rain // idaho elopement and family photographer

Every time I’ve shot at the second location in this session, a wonderful, quiet spot in the foothills above Boise (the first is on the adorable, historic Harrison Blvd.), it has stormed in the late afternoon and then given way to the most glorious light I’ve ever seen - the bright golden sun setting below dark post-thunder clouds, bathing us and the mountainsides in a rare glow that doesn’t even quite feel real, with a warm wind stirring up the fresh smell of wet earth. Maybe this sounds melodramatic, especially compared to the mundane of my day-to-day laundry and lunch making and diaper changing, but that’s part of what makes it so powerful: when our hearts get bogged down with the endless To-Dos, even just a few moments soaking in the glory of nature reminds us of our place in it all, of the beauty that eclipses the strife of the everyday. Can you tell I don’t miss living in a big city? 

the good old days // boise idaho engagement photos

These friends of mine are getting married this summer, and everyone who knows them knows what a happy thing it is - they truly were made for one another. Together, these two radiate peace and contentment that I can almost feel as I look at these photos: when they're together, they're home.

San Diego Engagement Session // David + Amanda

One of my favorite things about photographing couples is that each one is completely different from any other, and no session is ever the same. With Amanda and David, there was constant laughter and goofiness, and the fun that they have with each other is so easy to see in their photos. I was also impressed by these two because the day of their session was actually one of the coldest days we had all winter long, and they made it look nothing but wonderful!