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Boise fall engagement: Heather Little and Lamar Berry

Sunday, October 21st, 2012

Portrait of engagement couple with view of downtown

We always look forward to engagement sessions because, like weddings, every one is unique.  Having the chance to spend time photographing, exploring, and sharing with Heather and Lamar created a bond that will sail us all effortlessly through their wedding next August 3.

man kisses woman's forehead

This couple feels a special affinity for the Boise Depot, so that’s where we began our session with a kiss on the forehead, some balancing on the tracks, and some rolling around in the grass

couple walk away from camera on railroad tracks

 The Depot has an incredible range of locations and textures; choosing the right ones to showcase Heather and Lamar’s feelings for one another was a delicious challenge.

Couple hold hands leaning against wall at railroad statiopn

Stone? Brick? Grass? Foliage? Sky?   So many choices….

portrait of couple lying down in profile

It is inspiring to photograph a couple so committed and in love; thank you for sharing it with the camera and us!

Woman leans in to kiss reclining man on grass

kneeling man kisses woman sitting on bench

portrait of couple with railroad station tower in background

man lies on stone bench with head in lap of woman

Heather and Lamar did a great job of coordinating their wardrobe prior to the shoot.  When we moved downtown for Part Two we had new outfits to reflect their personalities and connection in the more urban locations.

reflection of couple facing one another in window glass

Couple dip kiss with Capitol building in background

man carries fiance piggyback with "Idaho St" sign above

Who doesn’t love a piggyback ride on Idaho St?

woman carries man piggyback with Idaho street sign above

Couple walks to camera on urban street holding hands

The spirit of love in the freshness of Downtown Boise–Heather and Lamar, you are beautiful!

Woman caresses man cheek with painted brick background

couple portrait looking to camera with brick background

couple uses hands to frame the word "love" written on wall

I enjoy integrating graphics and symbols into photographs–I believe the combination can add complexity and depth into the visual story.  Thank you to the talented artists who make Freak Alley in downtown Boise a visually compelling urban experience.

couple hold hands framing "happiness" statement on wall

couple point to word "love" on wall

Couple kiss behind large letter "B"

Heather and Lamar wanted to be photographed at the signature “B” outside Berryhill Restaurant on 9th Street as Lamar’s last name is Berry.  Thanks, John Berryhill.

engagement couple pose with large letter "B"

couple portrait riding down escalator

As love goes, so goes the world.  Thank you, Heather and Lamar, for entrusting your precious image-making to Steve Smith Weddings!  Your love, care, and compassion for one another is, and will continue to be, a beautiful gift to everyone you touch.

Boise Engagement of Lisa Poole and Ryan Reeser

Sunday, May 8th, 2011

The drumming rain that woke me at 5:00 a.m. also awakened some concern about finding more inside locations for our 10:00 a.m. engagement session.  But the spring weather in Boise is fickle and sunlight broke through by 9:00 a.m.  Whew!  Despite the sun’s shining we started our session in the studio–a wonderfully intimate environment in which to warm up for the rest of the session.

Black & White studio shot of man and woman holding each other with oustretched arms in Boise, Idaho

studio shot of man and woman framing camera in outstretched hands

Man and woman jump in white studio

color treated image of man and embracing on white floor shot from above

couple creates heart shop with bodies on white studio floor

The remainder of our session to us to downtown Boise, the Boise Depot, and the Boise River.  Here are a few favorites…

Man shows dance moves to woman with red wall backdrop

tight black and white image of couple wearing sunglasses

Romance on the rails…

woman kisses man standing on railroad rail in Boise, Idaho

Couples portrait next to railcar painted with Idaho Potatoes logo

Man and woman pose in doorway of Idaho Potatoes railcar at Boise Depot

An iconic portrait background, the Boise Union Pacific Railroad Depot, built in 1925

Couple portrait with Boise Depot tower in background

couple holds iPhone with portrait of selves to camera

couple hold hands skipping away from camera on Boise Greenbelt

Sweatshirt cozy along the Boise river….

Couple pose in sweatshirts for portrait in Boise, ID

Couple runs to camera holding hands along Boise River

black and white photo of man kissing woman at Boise River's edge

Thanks for a great engagement session, Ryan and Lisa.  We can’t wait to photograph the wedding!

Much appreciation to Lisa and Ryan for choosing Steve Smith Weddings as their photography partner.

Click here to see the entire engagement session:

Boise Engagement of Keri Muchow and Hans Nederend

Monday, May 2nd, 2011

Couple poses for studio engagement session in Boise

We so appreciate the opportunity to shoot engagement sessions with couples whose wedding we’re going to photograph.  It gives us all a chance to get comfortable (them in front, us behind the camera) so that there’s no uncertainty on the wedding day.  Keri and Hans came wonderfully prepared for their session–Keri with multiple complete outfits + accessories; Hans with a strong selection of shirts to go with his  jeans and shoes.

We met at the studio to preview wardrobe combinations and touch-up makeup.  Keri experimented briefly with bumping her lipstick tone, but opted for a beautiful, natural look instead.   So why not shoot a few on the pristine white background before heading out to location?



Studio couples shot of Keri & Hans

The first location was close–our studio “backlot”–lots of perfect spring foliage for some outdoor Idaho environment.

Springtime engagement couple kissing outdoors in Boise, ID

We’re big fans of the Idaho Botanical Garden so that was our next destination.  This Saturday in April blessed us with sun and balmy spring temperatures in the 50′s-60′s.  The mid-morning goose bumps were gone by 11:00 a.m.

Keri cradles Hans' head in her lap at Idaho Botanical Garden

Couple poses for Engagement shoot under pergola at Idaho Botanical Garden

Couples torsos and legs on idaho Botanical Garden bench

In the English Garden section…

Couple embrace, full length, in garden setting

Couple runs to camera in garden setting

Good sports to run for us!

Woman caresses man's face in Boise, ID

I’m a big fan of textured backgrounds in photographs.   Here the stone wall of the Old Penitentiary provides some support for love.

Black and White close-up of man kissing woman looking to camera

Close-up portrait of couple looking to camera, her head on his shoulder

The classic simplicity of black and white imagery emphasizes tone, line, and shadow over color.  Two totally attractive subjects make it that much better!

Man kisses woman as she looks to camera outdoors, black and white

Onto the Idaho Shakespeare Festival grounds where the stone ampitheater offers a great tableau on which to shoot

Man and woman embrace, wide angle view in curved stone ampitheater

I’m drawn to silhouettes, water, and pools of light in my images.  This stone bench overlooking the high spring waters of the Boise River was an enticing location to showcase love and affection.

Couple kiss in silhouette with Boise River in background

Keri radiates such energy and joy!

Woman kicks up heel as fiance embraces her Black and White

And to wrap it up, a few downtown locations.  When isn’t a piggyback ride fun?

close up portrait of man giving woman a piggyback ride

Man and woman pose full length against outdoor wall

close up of entertwined hands on brick wall

black and white portrait of couple against brick wall

couple stands on one leg to kiss in front of brick wall

portrait of couple in Brick doorway

These (above and below) are two of my favorites from the session

Couple about to kiss in brick alcove

close-up of legs and feet of man and woman wearing blue jeans and walking

Walking towards a beautiful future together.

Congratulations, Keri and Hans. We wish you the greatest happiness!

Thanks so much for choosing Steve Smith Weddings as your partners for photography.

Please enjoy the complete session at this link:




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