Boise Family Photographer | Hulls Gulch

I had a blast with the L family, exploring the Hulls Gulch Foothills area on a beautiful Saturday morning in Boise. This is such a sweet family and it was so much fun to capture the joy and connection that they have with each other. The photos of Weston (the little boy) with the stick are some of my favorite photos ever, I think they really capture the joy of little boys with sticks (and whacking people with sticks :))

If you’ve been following me on Instagram, this is the shoot that I rode the lime scooter home (over 7 miles, 70 minutes) from with all of my gear, which was such a blast, I felt like I must’ve looked so hilarious, in nice clothes, with a huge backpack on and a cowboy hat, on a lime scooter :).

I’ve said this before, but photographing families is extremely rewarding for me. As a dad I know how much the photos of your kids mean to parents, and how quickly kids change and grow up. Every time I post a blog post and share the final gallery with parents, I’m so excited for them to see the photos of their family and kids just being themselves. I hope it helps people see the beauty in their family and relationships.

Thank you for hiring me L family and for the wonderful morning. Happy Friday, hope everyone’s weekend is great.


Portland Family Photos | Hoyt Arboretum

I did sixteen mini sessions over two days in late June, which of course sounds like a ton of shoots, and I was definitely prepared to be really tired afterwards, but to my amazement those two days were very energizing, fun and fulfilling. Wedding photographers share a certain intimate connection with their clients, even though you really only spend a maximum of 10-15 hours together, those hours are filled with basically the entire life of these two people who love each other. You meet their family and closest friends, you watch one of the most intimate and beautiful days of their life, it is no small thing to photograph a wedding.

With that in mind, it was so fulfilling to connect with and see lots of couples who I’ve worked with over the last thirteen years, meet their kids, or see their kids a year older, it was wonderful.

I’m planning on going back to Portland twice a year to do mini sessions, if you’d like to be kept up to date and added to my email list email me at

I did these mini sessions at the Hoyt Arboretum which is an awesome and beautiful location, and it works great for families, because there’s shelter from rain and so many different and beautiful location options in a close proximity.

Thank you to everyone who participated in my mini sessions, and everyone who has supported me for all of these years, it means so much to me and my family to be able to make a living doing what I love.

Here’s my favorite photos from these two days with these families, this post is way too long, but I just couldn’t narrow down the photos anymore, sorry, not sorry :).


Best SD Card Reader | Materialism Monday

If you know me, you know how stoked out of my mind I am about beautiful design. I love the quote by Thomas J Watson “Good design, is good business”, and I really believe that’s true. If you know me, you also know that I love efficiency it’s part of how I’ve been able to run my business and do the volume of work that I’ve done. I have a couple photographers

So, it’s Materialism Monday, and the product that I’m real stoked on that’s bringing both beauty and efficiency into my life is the Uni SD Card Reader. Heres’ what I love about it:

  1. It’s freaking beautiful, take a look at it below.

  2. It’s well built, it’s metal, me likes metal.

  3. It matches my Macbook Pro perfectly (AESTHETICS MATTER!!!!!!! (screaming))

  4. It’s USB-C, so it connects directly to my Macbook Pro, no dongles required.

  5. It’s FAST, very fast, much faster than my other crappy SD card reader.

  6. It’s only $15.

Here’s what I don’t love about it:

  1. I don’t like that the SD card has to go in upside down. This does not matter at all, but for some reason it bugs me :). This has zero to do with functionality, and the reader is still amazing.

Have I tested a lot of SD Card Readers? I’ve had and used lots of them over the years, but I think this is the best because of the balance of quality and price, I’d honestly be happy paying double the cost of this reader.

Ok, here’s my video review of it, and photos are below. If you want to buy it, here’s the Amazon Link through my Amazon Shop (I do receive a small commission off of all purchases made, just to be honest and upfront, especially since my business moto is “Telling Honest Stories” :)).

Let me know if you have any questions, feel free to email me at