I was totally expecting another snowpocalypse in Boise, Idaho this year, but no sign of it yet! I can't believe how warm it's been. I was able to squeeze in a gorgeous family session during the snow. This family was amazing and so fun to work with. The kids smiled like rockstars and had fun running around in the snow to all the different places at the Boise Depot. This location is great for pictures because you can get a variety of different backdrops. You have the train tracks, the beautiful, historic depot, stairs, a cityscape, waterfall, etc. It looks lush and inviting in the summer and magical in the winter time.
Even though we don't have snow on the ground, the weather is perfect for outdoor portraits. Winter sessions in Boise, Idaho are awesome because of the clothing and winter accessories that we can incorporate into the session. Cute hats, gloves, scarves, ear muffs, etc. can be great accessories to winter clothing. And boots! Boots look so great but you usually can't wear them in the blistering heat in the summer in Boise. During these colder sessions, I usually recommend bringing a blanket or coat so you can stay warm in between shots. This works great for the little kids too!
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Enjoy Part 1 of the snow session at the Boise Depot!
Hello everyone! Today's blog post is about an amazing woman I met in Clarkston, Washington. I traveled to meet Allison who is the owner of Allison's Formal Dresses, which is in Clarkston and very close to Lewiston, Idaho. Allison's Formal Dresses works closely with prom and ball attendees, pageant contestants, and anyone who needs a gorgeous formal dress to attend their special event.
I spent some time chatting with Allison and looking at all of her wonderful dresses she had in stock. She explained how she works closely with pageant contestants and they describe what type of dress they are looking for and Allison goes on the hunt! She provides pictures, videos, and detailed descriptions to help clients find the perfect dress. She will ship anywhere in the United States and is working towards shipping worldwide soon.
Our own Mrs. Idaho 2017, Naomi Gibbs, has used Allison's Formal Dresses several times. Here she is in a stunning 2 piece white dress from Allison's Formal Dresses:
You guys, this dress was incredible. It had intricate beading on the top and the skirt was voluminous and layered in the most pretty way.
Allison is seriously the most sweet and helpful shop owner I've ever met. She listens attentively and is truly passionate about finding beautiful dresses. She says, "We always strive to bring in trendy, yet unique designs and we strive to stay with reasonable price ranges for designer gowns. Each gown is hand chosen for our inventory with a great deal of thought and love."
She is extremely responsive on Facebook Messenger, Instagram, or SnapChat (@allisonsdresses).
For our beauty portrait sessions, we have a studio session where the client brings several outfits/dresses and we have a fun and amazing portrait session with a variety of different backdrops and outfit changes. If you want, we can work with Allison to find the perfect gown for your photo shoot. Please contact me today at 208-703-6455 to set up a consultation for your portrait session!
Here are some images of the beautiful dresses she had in stock when I visited:
I have a great working relationship with Allison. We can work together to find you the perfect dress to create gorgeous images for you and your loved ones to cherish forever. We can have a fun and relaxed studio session here in Boise, Idaho.
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Hi everyone! Thanks for joining us again to see more images from our super hero session we featured a couple weeks ago!
This session was at Kathryn Albertsons Park here in Boise, Idaho. There are so many wonderful spots here in Boise that we can do outdoor sessions. We also have a wonderful indoor studio with tons of props, backdrops, seating, and professional lighting.
Our indoor studio has wifi, snacks, drinks and comfortable seating. We can do pretty large families indoors or just one person.
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Here's a link to our family portfolio to see our fun and amazing family and children portraits.
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We love working with you to achieve your vision for your family portraits. If you have ideas or poses that you've seen that you love, let us know, and we will work hard to get those pictures.
Contact me today to schedule your indoor or outdoor session!
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This session was so much fun! We did this family of four at Kathryn Albertson Park here in Boise, Idaho. This park is a gorgeous setting with lots of wildlife. I've seen many rabbits and geese other birds here. There have been deer sightings at this Boise park as well. According to Boise Parks and Recreation, "The park is named for Kathryn McCurry Albertson, a Boise native who met her future husband, Joe Albertson, at the College of Idaho. Joe Albertson was the founder of Albertsons Inc." The park map shows the extensive paved trails throughout the park.
Here are 3 links to older articles, but they give a wonderful background about Kathryn Albertson Park here in Boise, Idaho:
This park is wonderful for outdoor Boise, Idaho portrait sessions because of the variety of backdrops available. There are ponds, bridges, beautiful foliage, and gorgeous pathways. In the spring and summer, there are fields of gorgeous flowers. There is also an amazing water fountain in the middle of one of the ponds that runs in the summer that makes a pretty backdrop. Stokes Photography in Boise, Idaho has had many wonderful sessions at this park.
This family of four had two cute adorable boys. We started out in superhero costumes to get the boys at ease. They gave us wonderful super hero poses and ran around in their capes and masks. It was so much fun! Mom and dad were the sweetest ever and we were able to capture genuine moments of fun and laughter during our session. The weather was perfect for this session and we had beautiful Boise sun shining down on us. This is part 1 of this session. I promise to post more in a later blog!
The weather out there is not too bad, Boiseans. We can definitely get gorgeous family portraits in this season. There are so many nice winter outfits that photograph well, like scarves, hats, and boots. Contact me today to schedule your session!
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I can't wait to do your family session for you. Each and every client means so much to me. I want you to have the best experience ever. Family portraits should be fun and memorable! I will do everything in my power to provide a good experience for you!
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Here is part 2 of the amazing portrait session with Mrs. Idaho, Naomi Gibbs, here in our Boise, Idaho Stokes Photography studio! Check out Part 1 in case you missed it.
Naomi Gibbs is Mrs. Idaho International 2017. Here's a quote from Naomi about her story:
"I grew up as a shy and over-weight homeschooler. I began a modeling career in NYC as a plus size model at age 18. Years later I fulfilled a dream of mine: becoming a talent manager and developer, overseeing the careers of numerous published models and actors at a national level. I also attended the Fashion Institute of Technology where I became certified as an Image Consultant. As I look back, I realize how hard these goals were to achieve, but I reached these goals because of my passion and believing in myself. It was in that process, I found the beauty in my struggle. Everyone faces challenges at some point in his or her lifetime. I have faced heartache and trauma that would have brought most to their knees. In truth, it brought me to mine, in prayer. Through perseverance, I triumphed over those obstacles and defined the memory they would be, not letting them define me or my future. Everyone has the ability to find the beauty in life’s challenges. I have been living this message for more than 20 years, not knowing that this has been my message my entire life. Each person’s challenge varies. It could be anything from the loss of a loved one, to a health crisis, to even a natural disaster. Some are short term fixes, and others are not, making one question: Why Me? I know that in my heart I was born to inspire, to teach, and to encourage women that one is only bound by his or her own limits, and to make the most out of everything in your life. This has led me to share the message and reach people with a book I'm writing, titled, 'Beauty of Success.'"
I'm so appreciative that I got to work with Naomi and that she shared her personal story with me.
Naomi got this gorgeous raspberry dress with a bow was from Something Old, Something New in Eagle, Idaho. It is a beautiful, vibrant color that photographed well. Naomi's nails were done by Two Rivers Salon and Spa in Eagle, Idaho. Naomi did her own beautiful makeup.
Let's schedule your beauty portrait session today! This could be an empowering session for you and for your family members or friends! Contact me for more information. Please check out my Rave Reviews to see what customers are saying!
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We had little baby Gerardo in the studio in Boise, Idaho recently. He was the most adorable little baby. Gerardo had gorgeous features and beautiful skin and slept like a dream. We were able to have multiple setups, including the custom made bed prop, basket, and multiple backdrops as well. At the end of the session, we took some sibling images and then family images with beautiful back lighting. The family was dressed to the nines! They looked perfect in their black and white coordinating outfits. After the formal portraits, they changed into their baseball team shirts and we got more amazing shots!
His family members are super baseball fans and play baseball as well and we incorporated some baseball props in the session. We used a ball and glove and had a cute baseball beanie as well. We are always so excited to incorporate any props that you may have in mind for a session! Please let us know your ideas and we can create a setup to achieve your vision!
Contact me today to book your newborn session. It's best to book in your second or third trimester to make sure that we have availability. We will pencil in your due date and then after baby comes, we will schedule it definitively in a 4-10 day window after baby arrives.
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Please see our Newborn Gallery for more images of adorable newborns.
You can call or text me at 208-703-6455 to book your free consultation.
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Hi everyone! I hope you had a lovely Christmas holiday! Ours was so wonderful and full of great time with family.
Speaking of family, I'm writing another blog post about this family's session because there were so many great images, I just had to share more! This was done at the Idaho Botanical Garden in Boise, Idaho. It was chilly but we still got a ton of amazing images.
Even though it's cold outside, we can still do some awesome outdoor photography. We can schedule a session for the snow in gorgeous snowy landscapes. If you have children, we could get some great images of them playing in the snow.
Contact me today to schedule a consultation and we can discuss how to get the perfect images for your family. I offer a wide variety of gorgeous, carefully curated artwork we can use to display your images in your home to last generations. Check out our Rave Reviews page to see what all our happy customers are saying.
Call or text me at 208-703-6455. You will have a wonderful experience with Stokes Photography and you will adore your images!
Hi everyone! It's been so busy getting ready for Christmas and getting out clients' orders for the holidays. We've had multiple holiday card orders and artwork orders come in. It's been awesome and wonderfully busy!
This little family of three was so awesome to work with. They were dressed so cute with coordinating colors. Mom had a gorgeous sparkly sequined skirt with cute cute cute boots. The little boy, Dayton, was so sweet and a champ at smiling and posing for the camera.
We went to the Idaho Botanical Garden for this session. It was chilly out, but we made it through just fine. There are so many beautiful gardens to explore. There's a koi pond with lots of beautiful koi. There's also a very cool tree house and many path ways and gorgeous foliage and greenery.
My favorite images from this session are in front of the koi pond with the big tree and tons of leaves. The sun was shining through just right and the lighting was magical. We had a blast running around the gardens and getting memorable images for this family to cherish forever.
Even though it's cold, we can still do some outdoor session. Images in the snow can be so cool! Contact me today to plan your session. I also do indoor sessions in our studio. Perfect for individuals, couples, or families.
Check out our RAVE REVIEWS from satisfied customers! We love our customers so much. They are always so fun to work with.
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This session was such a blast!!!
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Oh my gosh, you guys! We had beautiful little Mia in the studio when she was brand new here in Boise, Idaho. Little Mia was so sweet and had the most gorgeous head of hair. She slept so good during her session that we were able to multiple setups. We got several gorgeous images on the bean bag with several wraps and backdrops. We were able to use the custom made big gorgeous flower on a hand painted backdrop as well. This session was to die for! Mom and dad looked on point and took great pictures with their little squishy baby.
Now booking newborn sessions in our Boise, Idaho studio! We have a large variety of bonnets, hats, boy outfits, beautiful handmade headbands and tons of backdrops and wraps available. We have a nice selection of props as well, like beautiful bowls, buckets, floral props, and a gorgeous little custom made bed!
Check out the newborn gallery to see more examples of beautiful little babies and their families!
Contact me today at 208-703-6455 to schedule your consultation and book your session. It is best to contact me in your 2nd or 3rd trimester to make sure we can get you scheduled in.
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We had this lovely family session on a rainy day here in Boise, Idaho. The family was completely happy with posing in the rain and I'm so glad we did! They came out amazing. We did this session at the historic Boise Train Depot in Boise, Idaho. Little Ashlin was full of laughter and you can see the love in this family. We got so many good images with the Boise Train Depot in the background. Even though it was raining, the lighting was fantastic!
I learned that the Train Depot is open for tours and events! I've been in Boise, Idaho a long time and didn't realize that tours were available. I took a quick peek inside the Boise Train Depot and it was very cool. There are historic chairs and beautiful tile work and displays about the history of the Boise Train Depot.
This was a wonderful session and we had a fun time getting these beautiful images for this family.
It's not too late to get some outdoor sessions in! Family pictures in coordinating winter gear can be quite adorable. There are gorgeous scarves, hats and boots that look awesome in pictures!
Contact me today to set up a session!
And if it's too cold out, we can always do an indoor session. I have a variety of backdrops and state of the art studio lighting available.
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Hi everyone! I had the most fabulous session with this family. Mom and dad, and beautiful 2 year old Aurora! Aurora was a bundle of laughs and energy. She is so cute and rocked this session! We went to the Boise, Idaho Botanical Garden near the Old Idaho State Penn. The session took place in the morning. It was a little chilly, but we were bundled up between locations and shots so it worked out well.
The Boise, Idaho Botanical Gardens is a wonderful location for portraits. There are seven different gardens and a variety of different backdrops to use. There are fun little areas for the kids to explore. The lighting is magnificent at certain times of the day. We use off camera flash to get the perfect lighting as well so we can clearly see your beautiful faces.
Our outdoor on-location sessions in Boise, Idaho typically last 40 minutes to an hour. We can create any vision you have in mind. Usually we do some posed shots and several candid shots. I love capturing real, genuine laughter and love in your portraits.
This session started in the Boise, Idaho Botanical Gardens English Garden then progressed throughout the gardens. We got some sitting on a bridge, on benches, in the tree house and at the koi pond! We were here during the "Scarecrow Walk" and were able to see a many different scarecrows dressed up as different characters. Right beside these gardens are the foothills, so we can get the natural desert look as well. There are so many options at this location.
Please contact me today to plan your session! There are many gorgeous locations throughout Boise, Idaho that we can choose from. If the weather is too chilly, I have a fabulous indoor studio as well with a variety of backdrops and top-notch studio lighting. Check out my pricing page for more information.
You can call or text me any time for more information at 208-703-6455
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I had the privilege of doing a portrait session with our own Mrs. Idaho in our Boise, Idaho studio. She is a gorgeous, wonderful woman and we got so many amazing images.
Naomi Gibbs is Mrs. Idaho International 2017. She placed top 15 out of over 60 women at the Mrs. International Pageant pageant in Charleston, WV this August. Her platform was "Beauty of Success" which means that regardless of the challenges you face in life, you can find the beauty in succeeding in life.
This stunning dress is a Tony Bowls gown. Naomi's nails were done by Two Rivers Salon and Spa in Eagle, Idaho. Naomi did her own beautiful makeup.
This is part 1 of a her portrait session. More to come!
We can do beauty and family sessions indoors in our Boise, Idaho studio during the cold weather. We are well-versed in posing you to make you look amazing! We have a multitude of backdrops and incredible lighting available.
Simply stunning!! Call us today to book your glamour and beauty session!
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Oh my gosh you guys! I had the privilege of photographing the beautiful, charismatic, kind, funny Sarah in our Boise, Idaho studio. She had gorgeous, gorgeous outfits and I had just custom painted a backdrop to go with the session. Sarah has the stunning eyes and engaging expressions and is so GORGEOUS. Plus she's an amazing person.
This type of Boise, Idaho indoor session is perfect for a beauty/glamour session. We can custom design an heirloom album for you to give to your significant other at Christmas.
We can also do an indoor session in the Boise, Idaho studio with couples or a family. You can come dressed casually or formal. We can include hair and makeup and do several outfit changes as well. I have a multitude of backdrops and props available. If you have an idea for an artistic session (which I adore doing) we can come up with creative ideas to achieve your vision.
Please check out our pricing page for more information and contact me today to schedule a consultation! Check out my other Beauty portraits and my Family portraits!
Here are some of the images from this fun and amazing session:
Let's get together and plan your perfect Boise, Idaho session in our studio!
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This family was so sweet and amazing. They brought several gorgeous formal dresses to take portraits in. Their hair was amazing and their makeup was on point. This mom and daughter were so fun to work with! We had a blast getting glammed up and taking wonderful pictures in the Boise, Idaho studio! Daughter had beautiful green and blue hair that mom dyed herself. Our indoor Boise, Idaho studio has many backdrop options, like custom painted backdrops and sleek smooth back drops in various colors.
Contact me today so we can plan your indoor session! These are perfect for the colder weather coming up. We have a large studio in Boise, Idaho with props, snacks, and professional lighting. Hair and makeup are also available.
Check out these amazing mother - daughter images:
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Hi everyone! We had a wonderful session here in Boise, Idaho at the Boise Municipal Park downtown. The weather was perfect and the kids were happy and adorable! Mom and dad were dressed perfectly and the whole family and I had a fun time looking at the beautiful nature and strolling through this downtown Boise park. Their portraits came out so cute! Mom had great ideas about poses I hadn't tried before and they look AMAZING.
There are so many cool places to do portraits at in Boise, Idaho. Alternatively, when the weather gets cold, we can do portraits at the Stokes Studio in Boise, Idaho. We have different backdrops and props available and excellent lighting. We have snacks and drinks and WiFi available as well.
Check out this family session in Boise, Idaho below!
Let's plan your family session today in Boise, Idaho!
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