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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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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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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