Jul 232020
 

Class IV rapids, hot springs, and amazing camping

Though I’ve lived in Idaho for nearly 20 years, I’ve only been truly smitten by rivers, rafting and kayaking them, for the last ten. This year I was finally able to descend the Middle Fork of the Salmon! The Middle Fork is quite possibly the most dreamy river in the United States–100 miles of river canyon wilderness, class IV rapids, hot springs, and amazing camping.

Since this was my first trip down this wild and scenic river and I was the primary captain of my raft, most of my time was spent making sure I didn’t get stuck, pinned, wrapped, flipped, or otherwise mired on a house sized rock! However, I did find time to capture of my friends running the rapids.

Captain of my raft

After running the 100 miles in six days, if you, like me, find yourself sad that it’s over and want to hit the repeat button–you know you’re addicted to whitewater rafting. Personally, I can’t wait for the next time spent on this amazing river!

Middle Fork Rafting
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Sep 272019
 
Wedding at Idaho Rocky Mountain Ranch

There are few places in the world that are better than the Idaho Rocky Mountain Ranch. Getting married there provides for the quintessential western mountain wedding. I’ve had the pleasure of photographing at the ranch over the past decade and absolutely love each and every time I’ve been there – the scenery cannot be beat and the staff is absolutely amazing. Here is a photo from this most recent wedding!

Sep 162019
 

NICA IICL Mountain Biking Galena Lodge

My kids are on the local mountain bike team and participated in the race at Galena Lodge last weekend. The race organization that runs the race series, Idaho Interscholastic Cycling League (IICL), which is under the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA), does such an amazing job throughout the year. They help establish positive methods for coaching middle school and high school youth that empower kids that just want to ride for fun and those that want to win; they set up the courses with incredible organization including start, finish, and feed zones; award ceremonies; and they bring together parent volunteers from every team to help. This last race, the Galena Gallop at Galena Lodge, went off like a Swiss watch. The course was incredibly challenging at just over 6 miles (High School boys have to do 4 laps). These kids are amazing athletes and I’m so thankful that school sports programs now include non-ball athletic endeavors!

NICA IICL Mountain Biking Galena Lodge

NICA IICL Mountain Biking Galena Lodge

NICA IICL Mountain Biking Galena Lodge

NICA IICL Mountain Biking Galena Lodge

NICA IICL Mountain Biking Galena Lodge

NICA IICL Mountain Biking Galena Lodge

NICA IICL Mountain Biking Galena Lodge

Sep 112019
 

Sun Valley Idaho Family Portrait

I recently read a great quote, “Life is better with family.” I couldn’t agree more. Last week, I was hired to photograph a family visiting my area for their family reunion. They were a great group of people and left me a great compliment, “Thank you again for the session- you made everyone feel so comfortable and everything went so smoothly (difficult with so many people!).”

If you are visiting the Sun Valley, Idaho, area and are interested in a family portrait session, please give me a ring!

Sun Valley Idaho Family Portrait

Sun Valley Idaho Family Portrait

Sun Valley Idaho Family Portrait

Sun Valley Idaho Family Portrait

Sun Valley Idaho Family Portrait

Sun Valley Idaho Family Portrait

Sun Valley Idaho Family Portrait

Sun Valley Idaho Family Portrait

Sun Valley Idaho Family Portrait

Sun Valley Idaho Family Portrait

Sun Valley Idaho Family Portrait

Jul 062019
 

River Run Lodge wedding Sun Valley

Lauren and Ben held their reveal on the ledge outside of Sun Valley’s Round House with the Pioneer Mountains and a beautiful blue sky as their backdrop. Their ceremony and reception was held outside the River Run Lodge and the party moved inside for dinner and dancing. Lauren and Ben are from out of town making this a destination wedding for many of their family and friends – an amazing wedding I don’t think any of them will forget.

River Run Lodge wedding Sun Valley

River Run Lodge wedding Sun Valley

River Run Lodge wedding Sun Valley

River Run Lodge wedding Sun Valley

River Run Lodge wedding Sun Valley

River Run Lodge wedding Sun Valley

River Run Lodge wedding Sun Valley

River Run Lodge wedding Sun Valley

River Run Lodge wedding Sun Valley

River Run Lodge wedding Sun Valley

River Run Lodge wedding Sun Valley

River Run Lodge wedding Sun Valley

River Run Lodge wedding Sun Valley

River Run Lodge wedding Sun Valley

River Run Lodge wedding Sun Valley

River Run Lodge wedding Sun Valley

River Run Lodge wedding Sun Valley

May 092019
 

Rock Climbing engagement wedding photos

If you’ve seen my photographic work outside of capturing wedding images, it goes without saying that when a rock climbing couple books me for their wedding and asks if I’d be up for photographing their engagement session at one of my favorite places, The City of Rocks, I get excited! Lucky for me, this year I get to photograph Caren and Chris’s wedding up in the high mountains near Stanley, Idaho. But, also, I just got back from “The City,” where I spent the weekend climbing and taking their engagement photos!

Rock Climbing engagement wedding photos

Rock Climbing engagement wedding photos

Rock Climbing engagement wedding photos

Rock Climbing engagement wedding photos

Rock Climbing engagement wedding photos

Rock Climbing engagement wedding photos

Rock Climbing engagement wedding photos

Rock Climbing engagement wedding photos

Rock Climbing engagement wedding photos

Rock Climbing engagement wedding photos

Rock Climbing engagement wedding photos

Rock Climbing engagement wedding photos