It was a blustery day when we met Mike and Toree for their downtown Boise engagement shoot. I obsessively checked my weather app throughout the day to make sure it wasn't going to rain on us. We were in luck!
When they got out of their car, look who followed! Imagine my pleasant surprise to meet their two dogs, Daisy and Peanut. Oh my word, they were adorable and perfect at posing! (Don't you love Daisy's yawn?!)
LOVE - yes, they do! The love Mike and Toree share is so evident, easy, and light-hearted. I asked them how Mike proposed. He is one of those guys who proposed to his girl in front of a huge crowd! Mike has been racing winged sprint cars at Meridian Speedway for a long time. He told Toree he had to give a speech during one of the race nights a few months back. Before the race, Toree asked him if he had been practicing his speech. He said he was going to just say whatever came to mind. :-) Well, the "speech" was just what you guessed. He called Toree out in the arena with him and proposed right then and there! How romantic is that!
Literally on this LAST photo, we felt raindrops! What terrific timing! Mike and Toree, we wish you nothing but the best in life and your wedding next year! Thanks for such a fun session and for being so sweet and gracious. :-)
After rescheduling a few times due to sickness and crazy weather, we were finally able to meet up and photograph Dean's 6(ish) months photos. :-) The love and care Shantel and Steven have for their little boy was so special and sweet to see. I can't recall ever being around such a HAPPY child before. Dean was just all smiles!
Meet these two lovely young ladies. Karen, our neighbor from Kuna, Idaho... and her foreign exchange student "sister" Rahma, from Egypt! We got together the other evening and took some impromptu, fun portraits for Karen's 17th birthday. The three of us laughed until our sides hurt! I loved spending time with these two sweethearts. Afterward, Jeremy treated all of us to a yummy dinner at Flatbread.
Last weekend Jeremy and I took a trip up north to Asotin, WA to see family and watch our niece show animals in the county fair. We got on the road a bit early, and were able to stop along the way to photograph some pretty areas. Jeremy is SO good at stopping when I see something worthy of a photo. :-) Here are just a few scenes from our weekend.
Angel asked me to take portraits for her graduation from graduate school. In just a couple of days she will earn her masters degree in social work, and is off to a great start with a job already in place! Angel is one of those people who just exudes joy and loveliness. Her top favorite activities: Church, Journaling, Painting, and Daydreaming.
Here's your round-up of this week's random photos. :-) Have a marvelous day!
Each Arbor Day I have the privilege of photographing the ceremony at the state capital. Students from around the state enter a photography contest with the subject of trees or forests. The student who wins the contest gets a cherry tree planted in their honor in Capital Park. A local 5th grade class always attends the ceremony, where they present poe-tree and help plant the new tree. This year, a check was presented from the Idaho Land Board to Idaho's Public Schools for over $51 million.