Seniors

Mia’s Senior Portraits

Mia and her family moved the valley a few months ago, just before her senior year, and Mia has taken it all in stride. She is a super smart, talented girl who know what she wants. She has her eyes set on a school and is already taking college classes to get a head start on it all. I had so much fun getting to know Mia during her senior portrait session a couple of weeks ago!

 

Caitlin Connell: Senior Portrait, Hailey Idaho

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The Cole Girls, Hailey Idaho Portrait Photography

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It was a treat to get to spend some time with Rory and Jesse, who I photographed with their parents two or three years ago. The girls are two very accomplished young ladies! Jesse is a soccer champ and amazing sudent and Rory is going to Johns Hopkins in the fall, where she will study and play basketball– great role models for my young girls!

Sierra Judd, Class of 2015, The Sage School

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Had so much fun getting to know Sierra when I did her senior portraits last week. She is working on a senior project to create a podcast with interviews of immigrants that she is doing entirely in Spanish– pretty inspiring!

Alex Harten, WRHS Class of 2015

Alex Harten_007Had such a great time getting to know Alex Harten when I did her senior portraits a few weeks ago. She is such a smart, funny and beautiful girl– not to mention a very talented ice skater!

 

Ashley Hicks, WRHS Class of 2015

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Can’t believe summer is almost over– which means it’s time for lots and lots of high school senior portraits. Seniors call us at 208.788.2849, email at dev@devkhalsaphotography.com or send a FB message, as the yearbook deadline is approaching and we get booked up quickly!  Had so much fun working with Ashley on location and in the studio. Here are some of the images from our shoot!

Cindy Kirk Designs

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I had a great time photographing purses for the talented Cindy Kirk of Cindy Kirk Designs last week! Thanks to my two wonderful models– GG and Izzy, who braved the cold for some great shots, and Lyndsey Mason who assisted me on the shoot. Thanks also to Noelle Hodge for doing hair and makeup and Larsen Peterson, who was a great help with the styling. Here is a little preview of the shoot– more images to come soon!

A little something to share with you…


 

I am always trying to articulate what it is about being a photographer that I love so much. There are so many things—the creativity, the challenge to create evocative images, the chance to freeze a tiny fraction of time forever—but when it comes down to it, I think the most significant thing is the experience. The experience I have working with my clients and the experience they have working with me.

For me—the amazing thing is that in a really short amount of time, I really get to know people, because I get to share in such intimate and emotional moments with them. That is of course true on a person’s wedding day, but also when it is just spending an hour or two with a couple while they laugh, run with and hug their kids during a portrait session.

For them—having photographs taken is meaningful because the photographs are wonderful to have—to freeze an instant in time, to be able to look back and remember the little details and significant moments in our lives. But I have always thought that it is just as important that having your photograph taken be a wonderful experience—that you enjoy yourselves while it is happening and that when you look back at those images, the memory of having them taken be a great one.

I wanted to articulate this thought and share it with people in a way that would communicate feeling. With the help of my ever so resourceful husband Gurmeet, and the talented Caroline Woodham (who photographed and put the whole thing together), this is what we came up with. A video that will hopefully give you a little glimpse into what I do.

Thank you so much for Caroline Woodham for all her help, to Lindsy & Justin Ward for sharing their wedding day with us, to Megan and Kris Gergen for sharing their precious little baby girl Opal, and to the Radulescus for a great family portrait session. And of course thanks to Adelaide Mason for all the great assistance, as always!

Sun Valley 360 features Model Shoot with Paula’s!

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I do this shoot with a bunch of seniors and Paula’s Dress Shop every fall and it is one of my favorite things that I get to do all year. It’s so fun to see all the girls get all dolled up and have some fun!

I’m so excited that Sun Valley Magazine has chosen to feature the event on their blog. Thank you Kate, it means so much to me!

Check it out:

http://sunvalleymag.com/Sun-Valley-360/Summer-2013/Paulas-Model-Shoot/

This year I had the help of some awesome people– Adelaide Mason helped me with everything, lighting, posing– you name it! Noelle Hodge did an awesome job on the hair and makeup, and as usual Paula supplied some great dresses!

Senior Model Shoot with Paula’s Dress Shop

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Thank you to everyone who made last week’s senior shoot with Paula’s Dress Shop a success! Thank you to Paula for supplying the dresses, to Noelle Hodge for doing the hair and makeup, to Adelaide Mason who assisted me and Caroline Woodham for shooting video. And last but not least, thank you to all my wonderful models. It was really fun working with all of you!

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