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.
One of the most fun parts of photographing littles is seeing how they grow and change, and that’s why I especially love my baby plan clients. I got to capture the brand new babe with wrinkled hands and tiny toes in the loving arms of his parents, then a chubby, smiley 6-month-old followed by the toddling, sometimes wobbly one-year-old with his sense of adventure and a brand new world waiting to be explored. These little ones grow so fast!
I’m so thankful for the clients who trust me to preserve these memories and milestones for them to enjoy long after the baby stage is over in a beautiful, heirloom Your Story Album.
Happy Birthday, Little G! You are one cute cowboy!
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It’s been a couple weeks since our county fair and as I go through the photos, the memories come flooding back. The whole week was exciting and exhausting, but well-worth all the hard work and effort. Fair week is the culmination of a whole year of work. This was our oldest’s fourth year and our second daughter’s first year in 4-H.
The girls both showed on the same morning, so I helped with sheep while my husband helped with the cattle. Luckily the show rings weren’t too far from each other so I could go back and forth and was able to catch each of the girls in their classes. My inlaws were there so we kept texting back and forth to see what was happening and keeping tabs on the classes.
MJ didn’t feel very well the morning of the show and ended up getting sick a few times, but she showed through it. We were proud of her for not giving up and doing her best despite feeling less than par.
E was ready to go right from the start. She has worked really hard with her lambs this year. At a cattle show earlier this summer, the judge had said she probably had the most determination of anyone in the class. Well, that was certainly evident on fair show day as well. She was focused and ready to do her best. Both of the girls did very well, but more importantly, they had fun. The week was full of keeping animals and barn clean, helping others when they needed it, spending time with friends, supporting other club members showing, visiting with people walking through the barns and being good representatives of our club and our community.