Becky and Sean

About 9 years ago (wow that makes me feel old), I went to BYU-Idaho. I really loved my time up there, especially all of the new friends I made in roommates. Okay, you don’t always make friends with some of those roommates, but I was lucky enough to meet one awesome girl named Mary. She even trusted me to shoot her wedding when I was first starting photography.  

But this isn’t a story about Mary. Or me. This is about Becky and Sean!

When Becky reached out to me, I knew we’d get along, because, duh, she’s Mary’s sister.

We got to talking and found out that they were expecting, and so was I! I hadn’t told anyone yet, but it was fun to get to talk to another girl about all the fun ups and downs of pregnancy.

We made sure to get some pictures of them as a couple to celebrate their relationship and how their family was about to grow! It was also a great time and location to get some cute announcement photos for friends and family. Thank goodness for letter boards, right? I know they’re a bit trendy and some may say overused. But I love the retro, vintage feel that they have, so I’ll keep using mine. I’ll probably end up being like the parents who never redecorated their houses from the 80’s and embarrass my kids, ha ha.


I’m so glad these two trusted me enough to drive up a wild, rocky dirt road to get to this location. I hadn’t been here in the fall yet and let me tell you, it did not disappoint. But then again, you can see that for yourself in these pictures! Other than summer, fall is one of my favorite times to photograph people. And clients usually agree, because the fall foliage is so pretty!

Linnea and Cade

I’ve been friends with my cute friend Linnea since high school. I don’t even remember how we specifically met, but we’ve been doing crazy, silly things together for years and years. Once, we went to Walmart in our friend’s dress ups and bought popsicles at midnight. Now, almost 10 years later, it makes me shake my head in embarrassment. Another time, we thought it would be cool to buy baguettes (which was handy, because at the time I worked at a bakery) and have a baguette sword fight on a roundabout. I wish there was photo documentation of that… or maybe not. What can I say? We were young.

I’m so happy that my cute friend found her love! Cade is such a fun, nice guy. And he completely gets along with my husband, so I see some game nights in our future.

It was handy to have our history together, because we were both able to be totally silly and joke around to loosen up and get the cute shots. Or maybe I was the one making terrible jokes and they were just being polite. Ha, either way, there was no awkward or stiff posing here!

I also have to say that these photos are a tad outdated because now they have a cute baby boy who is the same age as my little girl! Pretty cute that we had our babies in the same month, huh?

This session was one where the weather was being a little iffy, so we were debating whether or not we should go through with it. It ended up being overcast and lovely for these fall photos, and I’m glad we went for it! These gorgeous mature, golden trees made for a gorgeous background. I know it’s only August, but man, I’m already itching for fall and to take more pictures like this again!