meridian family photographer // the costa family

A message that’s been on my mind lately is this: You are enough. You are enough. You are enough.

And it might feel strange, but I honestly want you to speak that aloud to yourself, using your own name: as in, “Hannah is enough.” I have been listening to Brooke Schultz’s Heartful podcast lately and her episode on creative meditation gets into the power of speaking to yourself in third person as a method of encouragement and confidence building. It’s not her own claim - it’s backed by studies that show its power.

And yeah, it feels really weird. But it also feels really good. And I hope you can try it - just take a few moments and tell yourself, in the third person, that you’re enough. Or that you’re creative, or talented, or intelligent, or whatever it is that might be nagging at you as lacking, or all of those things.

Pride, in the form of arrogance, selfishness, putting yourself above others, or tearing others down, will never get any of us anywhere.

But actually building yourself up and believing good things about yourself allows you freedom to take risks and create and succeed, and in turn help others do the same.

This feels like possibly the most random post I’ve ever written, but it felt right today. Now go take a few minutes and try this (ever single day), and also go listen to Brooke’s podcasts - I can guarantee both are worth your time! ;)

Photos are a mix of film and digital.

boise film photographer // basic invite review

Hey friends! Today I’m sharing something a little different - not a session, but a review of an invitation company I recently tried and that I think you’ll love!

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Basic Invite offers cards for almost every occasion - baby showers, weddings, birthdays, thank yous, etc. and is one of the few websites that allows customers almost unlimited color options with instant previews online. When you select a card, you can change the color of each element, along with the font color, size, style, etc. Even better - you can order a printed sample of your customized invitation to see that you love it as much as you hope before you place your final order.

The envelopes are also a huge perk, as you can choose from over 40 different colors and several liners! The envelopes are peel and seal so you don’t risk paper cuts to your tongue (or is that just me?) and so your whole process of sending out is quick and easy. Basic Invite also offers an address capturing service so you can share a link on social media to request friends’ and family’s addresses, where they can then be printed at no cost on all Christmas card orders!

I took some photos of sample invitations that Basic Invite sent to me, and I was truly impressed by how pretty the invites were and how lovely the quality is. I wouldn’t endorse them if I didn’t love their products! If you’ve got an event coming up, I highly recommend popping on over and giving their invites a try!

You can use coupon code 15FF51 to save 15%. :)

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This post was sponsored by Basic Invite, but all opinions expressed are my own.

boise film photographer // the johnson family

I had such a lovely time photographing this family of four - Jennifer, the mom, owns a thriving photography studio in Las Vegas and her husband manages one of my favorite restaurants in the city, Fork. I also did a video session for their family, which you can find on my videography page or at the bottom of this post! We did this session just as fall was starting to take hold of the valley and the greens and hints of orange and gold here are so incredibly dreamy. I hope you enjoy!

Photos are a mix of digital and Portra 400, scanned and developed by The Find Lab.