our summer // boise fine art photographer

Summer vacation is just about over, and I definitely wasn’t ready for it to come so soon. We’ve had the best summer, simply spending time with friends, playing at the park and in the splash pads, being unstructured and spontaneous, and spending as much time outside as possible. While we’re all ready for it too cool off a few degrees (Adelaide says she’s ready for winter - I’m not!), I think that diving back into homeschool in a couple weeks is going to feel like a little bit of a shock. ;)

These are a handful of my favorite photos from this summer. We went cherry picking up in Emmett one Sunday afternoon, and it was quiet and peaceful (and delicious) and perfect. I brought a roll of very expired Polaroid film, and while I honestly don’t love the colors of it, I do love these photos and that I could just bring my film camera and be fully present during our family time and not looking through pictures I’d taken or worrying too much about them. It was just for fun, and for memories.

rainbows // boise family photography on film

My favorite photos I take of my family are quite different than what I take for my clients. They’re just… fun. And us. And really imperfect and relaxed. They’re exactly what I want them to be though: memories made with these precious children of mine, and reminders of the immense ways my husband and I have been blessed in having them entrusted to us.

These random scenes from springtime are all shot on various film stocks and cameras, developed and scanned by PhotoVision.

boise film photographer // fall

Right after getting married, Justin and I moved from San Diego to Pittsburgh for two years so he could get his masters. Pittsburgh never felt like home and we never planned to stay, but it ruined us for fall. We had real seasons for the first time, and those few blissful weeks in September and October where the sun shone (the only few weeks the sun shone in Pittsburgh) and we drank cider and watched the leaves change and visited the pumpkin patch and felt the urgency to live before winter set in - well, every year since leaving, I’ve ached all autumn. It’s been something I’ve missed down to my bones.

But fall in Boise this year was absolute heaven. In Pittsburgh it was nice; in Idaho it’s been glorious. We soaked up every moment of it, and I spent weeks riding a high despite some very stressful and intense things going on behind the scenes. It was magic.

There was no way I was going to miss capturing my own family in this heavenly season, and though I did that plenty, I honestly wish I had done even a little more. ;) But the good thing is, as always, fall will be back next year, and until then we get to enjoy the beautiful snow all winter, and then the incredible flowering trees in spring, and the sunshiny green heat of summer. I do firmly believe that seasons are so good for the soul - and they definitely help to fuel my creative side as well, for which I am so grateful.

Photos were shot on a mix of Fuji 400h, Portra 400, and digital.