The Haynes in Hawaii

So apparently I was meant to do beach pictures all along! Really, I’ve been dying to take some family down to the beach and take their picture in all kinds of gorgeous light. And lucky for me, the Haynes showed up and let me do that! I’m still working on updating my name and website to correspond with my recent move to Kona, but I couldn’t wait for that to share these beauties. There are so many things I love about capturing a family at the beach. . . the amazing light (que choirs singing), the easy going vibe, the sand in the toes, the gorgeous scenery, the easy smiles. . . people just look better in pictures when they’re happy and relaxed. So that’s my advice! Go on vacation and let me take your picture! Brent and Angie, it was so good to see you! Enjoy these reminders of your favorite place on earth.

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Zimmerman Family

Well, this officially marks my last photo session in Idaho. The next pictures you see will be from the pristine shores of Hawaii!!! (so surreal to even say that) I may even change my photographic-name to something more aloha-ish! Meanwhile, I was happy to enjoy some fall color and sunny October weather with my friends the Zimms. Friends and family – they are certainly what makes leaving so heart-wrenching. Excuse me while I go find something to blow my nose into. I’m back. Enjoy!

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Emma – TVBS Class of 2016

Emma. Another beautiful senior on the edge of all that lies in front of her. We had so much fun with her shoot, thanks in part to a couple of friends providing off-camera entertainment. Laughing. Lots of it! The rain teased us a bit, but held off until the very moment we were done. Emma, it’s been so amazing watching you (and your friends!) grow up into such amazing people. You remind me of another group of three from about 20 years ago. I hope you have the best senior year ever! Enjoy!

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Madison – Class of 2016

Sweet, beautiful, talented Madison. I had such a wonderful time with her documenting this time in her life with senior pictures. We had an absolutely glorious fall morning and took about a million pictures – wish I could show you them all! Madison, I can’t wait to see where God leads you over the next few years and how He’ll put to use your many talents. Your beauty inside and out just shines in these photos. Hope you enjoy!

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My own sweet babies

Well I’m sure they would disagree with me about being babies, but in my mind they will always be small enough to hold in my lap and cuddle. Like that children’s book “Love You Forever.” I seriously can’t read that without breaking into convulsive sobs, and my kids look at me like I’ve completely lost it. The same goes when I’m looking at old pictures, which I’ve been doing a lot lately trying to clean and organize and purge before we move. I’m all on track and then one box of pictures or an album sets me back about an hour and a half. And in the meantime I use up a whole box of tissues. So anyway I had to document my family for this year so that one day when I’m old I can look back on them and weep. Many thanks to my sister Leeeenda, for helping me with all those times I’m actually in front of the camera! I apologize in advance for the picture overload, but I kinda like these people:)

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The other Baker family

Well, hmm, what should I say about these people? It pretty much boils down to the fact that they’re my favorite. That’s what happens when two sisters marry two brothers (not their own brothers, you know, other brothers). Especially when the sisters are so much the same and the brothers are so much the same. Specifically, the brothers might be similar in that they don’t listen to the photographer and they make fun of her whilst she’s taking pictures! And they only eat Miracle Whip, not mayo. And they make you pay big time if you throw cups of cold water on them. And about a hundred other things. Anyway, I love you Linda and Travis and all your beautiful kiddos! Enjoy your pictures.

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Holtom house in the country

Who knew Caldwell could be so beautiful? After a near storm, a brilliant sun peaked through the clouds and lit up the countryside. It was a perfect summer evening in Idaho, and I got my exercise to boot, chasing toddlers all over acres of alfalfa. Reyne, you have an amazing family, and I’m so glad we were able to capture some beautiful moments in time (without Ashlynn running to the tripod 400 times). Enjoy!

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Fitzgerald family

Well, it’s official. It’s way easier to photograph teenagers than toddlers. Now whether parenting teenagers is easier than parenting toddlers, I will have to wait a few years to be able to tell! Anyway, these teenagers are awesome. And their parents aren’t too shabby either. Love them all. We met up to savor some sweet family moments before Michael heads off to college. Whaaaaaaa! How 18 years happens so fast is totally beyond me. Good luck Michael and hope you all enjoy the pictures!

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Jake – Mountain View Class of 2016

And here they go again. Little boys growing up, graduating, moving on. How dare they! Don’t they realize that their mothers will forever picture them around age 6 or so? Riding bikes and climbing trees. Sorry, Jake, it’s just what mom’s do. Anyway, congratulations on entering your senior year of high school. I hope it’s a great time full of experience and learning new things. And next year, as you’re backpacking across Europe, in between playing bongo drums and guitar strings, send me a postcard!

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