Idaho 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!

Marissa + Josh • Snowy Idaho Engagements

Marissa and Josh met off of the mutual app. I can relate to clients who have met through social media or online dating because me and my husband actually met online! It was over 6 years ago before Tinder was invented so I it’s what I call a “sketchy tinder” back in the day. It worked out for us, so I love seeing it work out for my couples too!

Marissa entered my Giveaway earlier this winter and was the winner! When Marissa won she asked if she could use her session after Josh proposed as engagements, since they weren’t engaged yet. After Josh proposed, we quickly planned their shoot within a week! We headed to one of my favorite spots in Idaho Falls. I love this location because it gives off a forrest vibe, without us having to travel too far or worry about getting stuck in the mountains. These ever green pines always make the perfect backdrop for my adventurous couples. I also pulled out a lens I rarely shoot with for this session and I forget how much I absolutely love it! My favorite images from Marissa and Josh’s session are the one’s with Marissa leaning against the tree. I asked Josh to flirt with Marissa and did he pull through! We also had some of the best weather we’ve had in weeks here! It was a solid 38°F which felt like spring to all of us!

Makenzie + Jonah • Snowy Mountain Bridals

It’s winter. Hot chocolate, crock pot meals, fuzzy socks, and so many movies on Hulu, and of course my personal favorite, cuddling! While I love the spring and summer for the beautiful colors and fast pace lifestyle, I love winter for it’s down time. The time to slow down and enjoy little moments and remember to take time for self care. Also, it’s a great time to have movie marathons! Jacob and I have finished the Fast and Furious series and Harry Potter recently! Is it crazy that I started the Fast and Furious and Jacob started the Harry Potter?

Sometimes I do need to get out of the house though. As a photographer, winters can be great for a back end refresh for the business and time to breathe an catch up. But I personally have to make sure I don’t get any cabin fever and that I do still take time for my creative side. I needed a little creativity after a crazy fall and this shoot did just that! I love being outdoors any chance I can get, and this was right before the temperatures dropped and stayed below freezing for a few weeks. Thank goodness for this gorgeous shoot to keep me sane during my slow season!

MUA // Morgan Fay
Florals // Wild Teton Floral
Cake // The Sugar Fairy
Invites // Maren Graham
Styling // Allison Quist Koryn Rice