Lifestyle Maternity Session

What does the tagline Capturing Your Lifestyle mean?
It means truly embracing who you or your family are and being able to tell YOUR story through images. It’s a new mom taking in the smell of her brand new baby and the big sister beaming with pride as she holds her sister for the first time. It’s your sons’ impromptu game of football in the backyard or a walk around the neighborhood holding hands with your husband. It’s having your high school sweetheart whom you’ve been married to for 20 years carve your initials in a fallen down tree by the lake.

Capturing your lifestyle is blowing bubbles with your children as they laugh and try to pop every one of them. It means seeing teenagers let go of their cares and remember being kids swinging at the school playground. It’s enjoying ice cream cones at the local small town soda fountain. It’s riding your favorite horse—or your Harley—and feeling the freedom that comes with it. It’s driving through your pasture on a beautiful summer day and admiring the nature that surrounds you.

It’s a celebration of life when you feel your unborn child moving within your belly. It’s the wrinkled, weathered hands of a granddad holding the chubby fist of his great grandson. With my attention to detail and ability to put people at ease, these moments and many more just like them will be captured and preserved forever.

A sample of the fun we have capturing family memories during this lifestyle maternity session. Call me today to book your own lifestyle portrait session. Scheduling available for 2016.

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Baby Boy W ~ Idaho Newborn Photographer

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Every baby is a miracle, and this newborn baby boy is no exception. He has captured the hearts of his family from Day 1. I was excited to photograph his lifestyle newborn session at home with his parents and adorable older brother, who I also had the pleasure of photographing. It’s especially rewarding working with repeat clients because I get to see them grow and change as well. It’s always interesting to see how older siblings will react when a new baby joins the family, but Big Brother J, was so sweet with his baby brother. I think these two will grow up to be best buds.Welcome to the world sweet baby W!

Capturing families where they live and love is what I do best. Everyone stays much more relaxed, and we can capture real, authentic, playful moments! We take family shots when I arrive, usually since baby is still alert and awake, which allows me to also get to know mom/dad better, and have any older siblings warm up a little. A session with me is more like a playdate when there are children involved; it’s all about having fun. I’ve been known to put down my camera and even play games for the first few minutes. It also allows me to see a glimpse of who they really are, and how best to interact with them to get the genuine expressions we all want captured.  After that, mom feeds the baby, then we swaddle he/she to get all warm and cozy to fall asleep. We take the time we need for feedings, swaddling and snuggling, capturing sweet moments throughout the session. I also make sure to get all the details—wisps of hair, wrinkly fingers, tiny toes, and more. It’s so rewarding to capture these lifestyle newborn sessions for families! YOUR Story is unique and different, and I enjoy capturing it for you!

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Paradise Valley Couple Session | Idaho Lifestyle Photography

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Leaving the Interstate, the exit sign read Paradise Valley. And as I reached the ranch where I was photographing, there was no denying that was an accurate description of the place where my clients live and work. Not being an Idaho native, I am still struck by the beauty of this state I now call home. Even after living here 13 years, it’s diverse topography never ceases to amaze me—from desert and sand dunes and mountain forests to fertile farm ground. I had seen several photos of this ranch from my friend’s Instagram feed, but seeing it in person really took my breath away. It was such a pleasure to capture this couple session at their home. Feel free to check out the rest of their “YOUR Story” Album.

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