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.

boise family photographer // autumn mornings at home

This sweet friend of mine and I met on Instagram (random, but actually where I’ve met some of my absolute favorite people!), and she moved here with her husband and their children shortly after I did. When fall came around and they’d settled into their new house in one of my favorite neighborhoods, we both knew we needed to document this incredibly special stage in their lives. Her girls are close to my kids, and so I included a couple photos of my boys (who tagged along to this shoot with me) with them at the end. All the love for this wonderful family!

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

I am so grateful that this session was featured over on Haven - click here to read this mother’s beautiful words and see more of these darling photos!

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.