For the past several years we have created a photo book showing our experiences of the year. It is fun to look back at these and see just how the Lord has had His hand on our lives. We’ve always concluded our book with a portrait of ourselves.

It isn’t often that I’m both the photographer and the subject, but that is the case here. I set up the camera with a remote trigger and pushed the button with every new pose. This is the one we liked the best.


My Lovely Wife

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.




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.


A couple of years ago we were just leaving Victoria Harbor, BC, Canada on our way back to the US.  The wind was great, making the sailing superb.  A few miles from the harbor we came across another sailboat having as much fun as we were.  I did some major adjustments using NIK Software’s Silver Efex Pro 2 software.  Here is the result after trying a few options:

Sailing in Juan de Fuca

We met a delightful young man last fall named Drew. It was fun chatting with him, finding out about his future aspirations. Someday this young man may be famous and I can say that I got to photograph him for his senior portraits.

The first set of images were taken in casual clothes.  He was quite relaxed in front of the camera and was easy to photograph.  Here are a couple of my favorite casual images of Drew:




Then he switched to a suit for that “wow” factor.



All the best to you in the future, Drew.


A few weeks ago I had the privilege of capturing images of Ashley for her senior portraits. She was one of the most fun clients I have photographed. Fall was in the air and the leaves were gorgeous. Here are 3 of my favorite images of the bunch.

First off we stopped at the Bishop’s house at the old Penitentiary.  The light and background were fantastic.


Ashley has this awesome “fixed gear” bike that she refers to as her “fixie.” She brought it along to use in a few images.


Lastly, back at the Penitentiary, she poses for a great style shot.


Autumn is such a great time to capture images. Everyone seems more relaxed, maybe because the busyness of the year has passed. This Fall brought a great family in front of my camera. You just have to love Marcia’s smile.

Here is the whole family…

…including their two dogs, Zappa and Zevon.

I’m looking forward to their next request for family photos.


I had the privilege one weekend afternoon of capturing senior portraits of a strong local athlete named Andrew. The light was great, the subject was full of energy and fall was in the air.  It made my job easy! Here is my favorite of the session.

For those photographers out there, it was shot with a 70-200mm lens at f2.8 giving it a nice blurred background to isolate the subject.


We’re blessed to live next to a canal that has many feathered visitors during the summer and fall. Here are just a couple shots taken in the “golden hour” just before the sun went down.  First is a young drake still working on his green head feathers. The other is a hen posing for the camera.  It won’t be long and they’ll be heading on a long flight to a warmer climate.