Every once in a while I’m allowed to get serious about capturing a portrait of my wife, Kelli. Well, today was the day. She is the most excellent guitar teacher here in Boise with the Childbloom Guitar Program and was in need an updated photo for her web site. It was a gorgeous autumn day and went outside and captured a few images. This was our favorite.
Another fun portrait session, this time with Tara, a delightful young lady who is just fun to be around. We have known her and her family for many years and it was a privilege to be selected to capture images of her. We ventured into several places near the river in downtown Boise for these images.
Thanks for the opportunity of capturing your senior portraits, Tara.
This is my second time photographing Nico. It seemed like only a few short years ago he and his family were posing for me in the park for some family portraits. Now Nico is all grown up and I captured images of him for his senior portraits. The image below was taken in “freak alley” in downtown Boise. All the colorful artwork make for some crazy, but cool backdrops.
The best to you in the future, Nico.
Portrait season is upon us. I should say the autumn portrait season with vibrant colors all around.
This portrait is of a longtime friend of ours and her mother, both of whom are very nice people and great subjects for a lovely portrait. This image was captured at the Boise Train Depot.
Massive storm heads towards Meridian, Idaho this afternoon. It was a very impressive display of weather!
I’ll conclude this week with a portrait of the mother. The detail of her feathers is amazing.
It is fun to watch the mother ducks as she protects her young as they grow. She is quite often found at attention, on the lookout for anything that could cause her chicks harm.
As the chicks get a bit older, they lose some of their cuteness and trade it for some awkwardness. I guess that is how it is with most teenagers. It is fun to watch them stretch their wings like the adults do, but it is not as spectacular a display.
We have one family of ducks that have a couple very blonde chicks without the typical markings. Still, they are as cute as can be.
Each day this week I will be sharing some of what we’ve been enjoying in our back yard. We live next to a canal that are frequented by several families of ducks. Spring starts out with just the adults, then we start to see some babies show up. It is a real blessing to see these cute creatures and be able to get close to them.
The week starts out with the above photograph of a mother Mallard and her babies.
Here is a close-up of some of the babies.