Blake + Ryan got married!

Blake and Ryan got married on the 10th anniversary of their first date. Though Ryan got harassed endlessly at the wedding for taking so long to propose, watching the two of them, you can see a deep level of friendship that only comes from so much time spent together. They wanted to have a great big fun party with all of the closest people in their lives, and after a sweet ceremony overlooking Bald Mountain, they succeeded in doing just that! Thanks to the great team of vendors that put on such a wonderful celebration– great to work with you all!

Second Photographer: Christina Carlson| Wedding Planner: Amanda Seaward of Absolute Weddings & Kat Stansberry of Sun Valley Company | Flowers: Tara Bella Flowers | Hair: Danielle Anspach of Mane Muse | Makeup: Britt Davis of Britt Davis Beauty| Venue: Sun Valley’s Trail Creek Pavilion | Catering: Sun Valley |  DJ: Nathan Hudson |

Best of the Valley 2018

Thank you to all our supporters over the years, so excited to have again been voted Best in the Valley (Gold) for 2018! We couldn’t have done it without all our amazing clients, friends, and families! THANK YOU! Click here to see all the other “bests” in the valley. 

All about honey bees!

I love editorial work– the documentary photographer in me loves heading out on a shoot, not quite knowing what the day has in store for me. I love learning about something new through the eyes of my subject. So it’s always fun when one of the magazines calls with an interesting story in mind. This spring I got to do a really unique shoot for Sun Valley Magazine – honey bees! I had the rare opportunity to spend some time with Tom Harned, owner of 5B honey as he worked. It was my first time wearing a bee mask– which made it a little tricky to hold the camera to my face and get close to the bees, but it was quite an adventure!

Check out the feature, written by Gwen Ashley Walters, in Sun Valley Magazine.  https://sunvalleymag.com/articles/natures-nectar/

The Wall Twins

Oh how I love a portrait session where I just get to go spend some time at a clients’ home, capturing them and their kids just hanging out, being themselves. The images are always so fun and so real. These little twins have their one year session coming up, which reminded me of our session with them a couple of months ago, so I thought I would share. Thanks Amy and Andrew for the great shoot! Can’t wait for the next one!

 

 

Watching kids grow…

When Alicia called to schedule her latest shoot, I asked her to tell me a little bit about what Lachlan and Archie are like right now. I have been lucky to photograph both of the boys a bunch of times since their newborn sessions, but as they grow things are always changing, and it’s great to hear how their little personalities are developing, and what they are into. She warned me that Lachlan is a total poser (and might need some toning down!) and that Archie doesn’t like to pose for photos at all. So we kept things moving, so neither boy would have much of a chance to think about the camera (which was helped by a huge rain cloud quickly approaching!), and had such a fun, spontaneous session!

Alexa + Augie’s Wedding

So very sweet.

I think that is the best way to describe Alexa and Augie’s wedding. I loved being a part of their big day. It was so very fun to witness their joy and be able to capture some of it.

I have to say—I do love my job.

Alexa and Augie got married on Saturday at Sun Valley’s Trail Creek Pavilion. The wedding, put together by the talented Heather Minor and her team, was beautiful. One detail that was extra special was the use of magnolia leaves (which were Alexa’s father’s favorite) for place cards.

After the ceremony, the couple had quite the party (with a group that knew how to dance!) that went late into the night. It’s always so much fun to see the couple having the time of their lives, and that was the case with Alexa, who said to me (late into the night), “I am having so much fun, I never want this to end!”

Wedding Planner: Heather Minor Events | Venue Planner: Kat Stansberry of Sun Valley Company | Second Photographer: Tessa Sheehan | Venue: Sun Valley’s Trail Creek Pavilion | Flowers: Tara Bella Flowers | Band: New Soul Brigade | Ceremony Musician: Jimmy Mitchell |Hair: Danielle & Georgia of Mane Muse | Makeup: Britt Davis Beauty| Catering & Cake: Sun Valley  | Videographer: Silverline Films | Invitations: Ellis Hill

 

 

Zoe + Tyler’s Elegant Sun Valley Wedding

I love listening to all of the toasts at weddings. It seems like there is no better way to get a glimpse into someone’s life– to hear what they mean to their closest family and friends, to hear their strengths complimented, to see fun poked at them, for them to be harassed and roasted!

Zoe and Tyler’s was one of those weddings with great toasts! It was evident from all the speeches, first on Friday night at Roundhouse, and then on their wedding day at Trail Creek, that they are an extraordinary couple– strong, confident people who compliment each other in the best ways. I feel fortunate to have been chosen to document their big day!

Thank you to the team of hard working vendors who helped bring it all together!

Second Photographer: Amanda Nagy| Wedding Planner: Solomon Event Planning & Kat Stansberry of Sun Valley Company | Venue: Sun Valley’s Trail Creek Pavilion | Flowers: Tara Bella Flowers | Band: Gold Coast All Stars | Hair: Georgia Gelder of Mane Muse | Makeup: Ashley Hurley of Britt Davis Beauty| Catering & Cake: Sun Valley  | Videographer: Blue Chip Media

 

Lauren + Darren’s Sun Valley Wedding at Trail Creek Pavilion

I’ve been smiling all day as I’ve been going through and editing the photos from Lauren & Darren’s wedding, which was on Saturday at Sun Valley’s Trail Creek Pavilion. Their joy was so clear and so contagious, and it shows through so clearly in the photos, which just makes me smile.

When we asked them how they met, Lauren answered, “We met is San Diego through mutual friends. He asked me out, we met at a park with our dogs and the rest is history.” Pretty simple, but pretty darn cute.

Darren grew up in the Valley, and comes back often. When he and Lauren met, they began to come together, and Sun Valley became special to them as a couple. On Christmas Day in 2016, they went snowboarding on Baldy, and on the last run down, Darren pulled out a ring.

Lauren & Darren are so laid back, and that’s just how their wedding was—that and really super sweet. As always, thank you to the great team of people that helped pull off another wonderful wedding, and thanks to Lauren and Darren for choosing me as their photographer! I really do have the best job!

Second Photographer: Tessa Sheehan| Wedding Planner: Amara Cinko of Expressed Image Wedding Planning & Kat Stansberry of Sun Valley Company | Flowers: Sue Bridgman Florist | Hair: Gina Raso | Makeup: Brie Fowler| Venue: Sun Valley’s Trail Creek Pavilion | Catering: Sun Valley |  DJ: Train | Band: The Emily Stanton Band | Photo Booth: Idaho Photo Bus | Cake: The Konditorei

 

 

 

Lauren & Kenneth got married in Sun Valley!

Lauren and Kenneth are so cute and romantic, and so was their wedding. It was beautiful, extravagant and fun, but still felt so intimate and personal.

I love to hear people’s stories— who they are, how they met, how they got engaged. These are the first questions that I ask people when we start to talk about their wedding day, because I want to really know who they are, and to strive to bring these things through in their images.

Here is the story of how Kenneth ask Lauren to marry him, “We were in the Grand Cayman Islands for my uncle’s wedding. The proposal was the day after the wedding. The whole family was getting ready for dinner, and I asked Lauren to come with me to watch the sunset. Little did she know that there were flower petals in a heart shape on the beach and a photographer ready to capture the event. We walked down to the beach, and noticed the flowers. At that time I turned to her and told her how much I loved her and wanted her to be in my life forever. I knelt down on one knee and asked her. The whole family was watching from the resort balcony and irrupted in cheer. We lit a Chinese wish lantern and watched it fly into the distance after making a wish.”

For me, last weekend’s wedding was a pleasure to photograph—not only because Lauren and Kenneth are so in love and so sweet together, but also because over the years, I have gotten to know their family well. Their wedding was the third family wedding I have been lucky enough to photograph, and this family knows how to have a good time!

Thank you to the great team of people who made Lauren & Kenneth’s big day come together so beautifully!

Second Photographer: Amanda Nagy | Wedding Planner: Kelley Maybo of Blue Bottle Events | Flowers: Tara Bella Flowers |Hair: Mane Muse | Makeup: Britt Davis | Videography: Blue Chip Media  | Catering: Kellee Haven/KB Burrito |  DJ: Nathan Hudson | Rentals: That’s Entertainment | Invitations: Queen Bee | Photo Booth: One Fun Photo Bus | Cake: The Konditorei

 

 

Brooke and Brooks’ sweet wedding

Brooke and Brooks had the sweetest wedding last weekend in the Sun Valley. Somehow, everything came together perfectly– a couple in love, friends and family who could not have been happier for them, a beautiful summer day, a stunning location, and a great team to put it all together. Brooke and Brooks’ happiness was contagious– just looking at them, you could feel their joy and excitement! Thank you so much for choosing me as your photographer. I loved getting to know you and all of your closest friends and family, hearing all the sweet and hilarious stories that were recounted throughout the day, and having the opportunity to capture all of the joy of your celebration!

Wedding Planner: Heather Minor Events| Second Photographer: Christina Carlson | Flowers: Sue Bridgman | Caterer: CKs | Hair: Mane Muse | Makeup: Britt Davis | Band: The Groove Merchants