Elopement Photographer

Idaho Mountain Engagements • Rocky Mountain Wedding Photographer

Kicking off blogging on my new website with a couple who is the epitome of my new brand! Christina and Spencer are everything I ever wanted in my couples! These two came all the way from Kentucky for epic engagement photos in the Rocky Mountains of Idaho. We tossed around a couple location ideas back in March when Christina first emailed me. Good thing she booked it so far in advance because my summer is already getting so crazy! I told both her and Spencer I was grateful she took the time in advance to make plans so I had the opportunity to show them my Idaho.

The moment I started document Christina and Spencer’s chemistry, I couldn’t get enough! Their upbeat and adventurous personalities made our session together worth while! We hiked up a few of my favorite spots and honestly drove all over the place as I wanted to get them as much variety since they weren’t from the area. I love having couples who “ooo” and “ahhh” with me at how gorgeous Idaho is! One of my favorite parts of this session is the overcast skies we had! While some photographers prefer pretty light, in the mountains, I love having overcast to show the outlines of the mountains all around us! Another one of my favorite parts was how Christina and Spencer made this session their own! They brought a bottle of Champagne to pop during the session and blankets of their grandparents that we also included in their photos. This session is seriously what I aspire all my sessions to be like. Adventure, romance, and the Rocky Mountains!

Idaho Falls Woodsy Engagements

Sierra was working at Pizza Pie Cafe when Josh came in. In the words of Sierra, “I was smitten by him!” Sierra decided to tell her co-worker to tell Josh that he needed to ask Sierra out! And guess what? He did! Their first date was at Gravity Factory in Rexburg, which I must say, that’s a pretty awesome first date. After dating for about 2 months, Sierra made a few jokes about how Josh wasn’t allowed to fall in love with her. On one summer night while they were driving to go hang out with some friends, they were singing in the car. Josh told Sierra he loved her and the rest is history!

Sierra and Josh were a ball to hang out with during their engagement session! It was a pretty chilly day and as much as we wanted to go to the mountains, we decided to stay local so we didn’t get stuck in snow or too cold during their session. I’m glad we went to one of my trusty locations in Idaho Falls! I can’t get over this amazing forest vibe this hidden gem gives off.

I could hang out with Sierra and Josh everyday! Seriously, so kind and down to Earth. Not to mention totally themselves during their shoot! Posing was not required for these two. I appreciated how low key Sierra and Josh were. I feel like these two could have fun doing literally anything! We honestly were out just out in the snow having some fun, and getting a few photos in between it all. I’m counting down the days until Sierra and Josh’s April wedding! I cannot wait to document these two again!

Shai'Loni + Wes • Island Park Engagements

If you want to know a patient couple, Shai'Loni and Wes are it! In January I met up with Shai'Loni to visit about her vision for her wedding. Seeing her face light up when she talked about Wes made me so excited to see them together for their engagement session. 

We planned on a Saturday to head to Island park for snowy engagements. I knew it'd be covered in snow, but the day before a snow stormed started to hit Island Park according to my weather app. In Idaho Falls and Rexburg it was mostly just gloomy, but I really didn't want to risk driving up and getting stuck or not being able to shoot in a blizzard. I asked to reschedule for Presidents' Day. These two were so patient and happy to do so! 

Monday came and it was pouring wet snow! Luckily it wasn't a blizzard this time around, but it gave the exact vibe Shai'Loni wanted for their session! The snow was literally perfect for photographing. At a few different points during their session I'd have Shai'Loni and Wes stand under a tree, and right as they got into their pose, snow would fall off the tree and down their necks and back! They were such good sports about freezing snow falling on them, so we all ended up laughing, even after the fifth time it happened. Thank goodness for these two with their patience and easy going attitudes. 

MUA: Abbie Hughes