Archive for October, 2013

It is very difficult to describe Siobhan and Jeff as a couple.  It is much easier to describe them with a song, a facial expression, a smile, a laugh or a camping spot…  I was absolutely honored when Siobhan called me the morning after Jeff popped the question to ask me if I was available to photograph her wedding.  Luckily for both Siobhan and I, the date she chose had JUST became available just days before the proposal.  I had a blast photographing their engagement session.  Although I had met Siobhan when I moved here 7 years ago, I didn’t get to really KNOW her until the weeks leading up to her engagement session and wedding.  After the first camping experience with her and Jeff, I knew they were perfect for each other.  They complement each other, they respect one another and value their relationship as well as their friendships.  I am soo proud to know and be a friend of Siobhan and Jeff’s and am excited to share my favorite images from their wedding day.  Siobhan and Jeff:  Here’s to a lifetime of happiness, singing, dancing and laughing (and more camp nights along the way).

Ceremony/Reception: Galena Lodge
2nd Photographer: Kat Smith
Dress: Vera Wang
Hair: Traci Smith
Makeup: Maria Romero of Pure
Flowers: Tara Bella Flowers
Rings: Kristin Coffin
Cake: Amy Anderson
Ceremony Music: Ryan Cline of Kladruby Gold

Reception Music: Forrest of DJ Idaho


Words can’t begin to explain the emotion and love that was felt during Jenny and Kelly’s truly beautiful and heartfelt wedding.  I began the day photographing a very nervous Jenny getting ready at the Sun Valley Salon, while Kelly was SUPPOSED to be writing her vows (;.  Instead I found her pacing the halls with a beer in her hand.  After they changed in their wedding day Dress and Suit, we laughed throughout their pre-wedding portraits.  Although there was plenty of laughter during moments of their beautiful ceremony, there wasn’t a dry eye as one of their readers shared the story of Edith Windsor and Thea Spyer’s epic love story.  The coctail hour, overlooking the big wood river, was filled with hugs, tears and laughter and the sentiment continued on throughout the evening with heartfelt toasts leading into Jenny and Kelly’s first dance to Same Love, surrounded by their friends who formed a circle with their holding hands.  Jenny and Kelly, you touched many hearts with your beautiful ceremony and the love you two share for one another.  Thank you.

Ceremony Venue:  Trail Creek Cabin
2nd Photographer:  Kat Smith
Officiant:  Shane Rossow
Ceremony Music: Cindy Dennison
Flowers:  Tara Ooms
Reception Music:  Art Brueggeman, Cindy Dennison, John Gess, Georg Ponnath and Thomas Karner
Rings: Twist – The Mandrel Collection
DJ:  Lenny Joseph


A note from the brides:  We were honored to have friends and family join us from Idaho and those who traveled from Washington State, California, Colorado, Texas, Germany and England to celebrate with us!  Kristin and Kat were FANTASTIC photographers.  They made us feel very comfortable and pretty, not an easy task on a wedding day :) Jenny and Kelly

Sneak Peek: Sarah and Josh

October 6, 2013

I can’t wait to share more images from Sarah and Josh’s perfect October Wedding Day!