“The time will come
when, with elation
you will greet yourself arriving
at your own door, in your own mirror
and each will smile at the other’s welcome,

and say, sit here. Eat.
You will love again the stranger who was your self.
Give wine. Give bread. Give back your heart
to itself, to the stranger who has loved you

all your life, whom you ignored
for another, who knows you by heart.
Take down the love letters from the bookshelf,

the photographs, the desperate notes,
peel your own image from the mirror.
Sit. Feast on your life.”

~ Derek Walcott

I don’t think I’m photogenic. Should I do this?

Virtually everyone is nervous to have their photo taken. It’s normal. My job is to create a space where you will feel completely safe to be yourself and look your very best. You’re in good hands.

The idea of being photogenic is a myth. Virtually everyone has a feature they may not like but it captivates others. This is where beauty comes from within is so true. We will see your outer AND inner beauty. The images I create in my photography studio in Boise are designed to go beyond surface looks and capture your soul, the essence of who you are. Some of the most beautiful photographs you see on this site were taken of people who were convinced they were’t photogenic. It’s my job to really see you and to capture the true you.

Who should get a portrait session?

Anyone who wants to celebrate this moment in time! These are great for singles, couples, best friends, or multiple generations. Our life is made up of moments in time. Let’s capture you and anyone else you’d like to invite to my Boise portrait studio to create new memories and ones that will last through wall art, museum-quality prints and framed images that will last for generations.

If you’re newly single, newly married or newly engaged, you are the right person for an heirloom portrait session. If you’ve lost 10 lbs. or are embracing your curves, you are the right person to experience the best portrait photographer in Boise. If you’re a new mother, a new grandmother, a favorite aunt, a sister or daughter, this is the session for you. Do you have a certain athletic pursuit or hobby you’d like to memorialize? The possibilities are endless for creating captivating portraits.
Same holds true for you gents.

Let’s celebrate YOU!

Where will the session take place? And how does it work?

Most portrait sessions will take place in my beautiful studio at Lakeharbor Complex just off W. State Street in Boise Idaho. It’s conveniently located behind Starbucks. If coffee isn’t your thing, the studio also has a refrigerator stocked with bottles of water and other assorted beverages. If you have a particular beverage you’d love to have on hand, just let me know ahead of time — heck, even a bottle of bubbly can help cap off the session!

But before the session even begins, we’ll first have a phone or Zoom conversation a few weeks or days beforehand to collaborate on the type of images you’d like to create: casual? glamorous? professional?

Some portrait sessions might be best taken at some of the spectacular places throughout Idaho, from the Sawtooth Mountains to Bruneau Dunes. If you have one of those spectacular homes with a great vibe, that can work also!

Vanity Fair styled heirloom portrait sessions are meant to celebrate, motivate, memorialize YOU! My clients come from throughout the Treasure Valley communities of: Boise, Eagle, Meridian, Star, Kuna, Caldwell, Middleton, Nampa, Sun Valley, Ketchum, McCall, Stanley and beyond.

Consultation

We’ll schedule a consultation by Zoom or in my Boise studio to design the photoshoot you’d like to create.

Photoshoot

We’ll hold our photoshoot, using different backdrops and different wardrobes, and I’ll guide you through the right expressions and poses that are captivating and flattering.

Reveal

About 2-3 weeks after your photoshoot, we’ll meet again to view a selection of edited images from your session. It’s here where you’ll get to decide which prints and products you’d like to purchase.