Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Small Intimate Wedding at the Stricker Mansion in Hansen Idaho - Idaho Wedding Photographer

It was a beautiful day in Hansen Idaho with one of my closest friends marrying her fiance Jeff. I have known Mary for many many years. I have seen her ups and downs in life and have grown so close to her in the last year. She has been there for me in my lows in life as Josh and I transitioned our lives into new paths that was sadly more lows then highs. She has always been by my side and has always listened when I needed someone. She accepted me, and my children and my crazy schedule and never was upset when I couldn't get together. I know that that same generous love she shares with her friends will extend into her marriage. I know in return her (now) husband will do the same. I have never seen her as happy as I see her now. Her smile lights up a room and she truly is a once in a lifetime friend.

Watching their wedding unfold before my eyes was one of the most memorable things I will ever experience with them. Watching two people "choose" to share the rest of their lives together is a feeling you can never recreate. Being able to capture in photos the way they would look at each other during the ceremony, and the way Jeff would look up at her and smile as if to say everything is going to be okay no matter what the future has in store for us nearly brought me to tears.

There is no better feeling then to know that there is no better person in your friends life then the one she has chose to marry. They bring out the best in each other and I cannot wait to see what their future holds.... (mmmmm babies maybe?!?.... like soon?!) But I feel like her and I can only bond more now that she is married and beginning her own family. I love you friend and Jeff thank you for making her so happy!!

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Sunday, August 11, 2013

Important Post - Please Read

Oh the dreaded post....please please read...

This one post has taken me months to write and something I have not shared with  many. It is a post that has kept me up at night thinking about how I would announce this publicly. For almost three years I have met some AMAZING new people, families, babies and children. I have been so extremely blessed to be able to capture these memories for your families and seeing them proudly displayed on your walls. I have grown so much as a photographer and have met so many clients who I proudly call my friends.

For those who know me well know that my husband is in college and getting his engineering degree. He has been interning at Power Engineers over the summer and has done very well in his career choice and through school. We have been given this AMAZING opportunity for him to finish his degree in Moscow to obtain his chemical engineering degree which unfortunately is not offered through Boise State.

For the last few months we have made several trips to visit the town and try and find a place for our family to live. It was a hard decision to make but I cannot imagine spending the next three years away from my husband and the children would miss their father dearly.

My husband leaves one week from today which is going to be really hard for me but while he is away I will be getting ready to move our family up North to be with him. I will probably spend most of September in the valley finishing out sessions I am contracted to do and then be moving to Moscow in the early to middle part of October. I do plan to visit Boise a few months a year since it is where most of our family lives and when I do come through Boise I will post that I am in town and any client who would like pictures done by me I will make sure I get you on the books for that time frame. I have many friends/clients who are currently expecting babies and with advance notice I would still love to be your newborn photographer if I am able to be in town. But if not I have many recommendations for you of some very talented photographers I would trust my own newborn with.

Again I am truly thankful for you and for keeping me so busy. This post was not written without tears. I honestly am so truly grateful for all that you have done and for allowing me to be your newborn/family photographer.

If you are a client who needs a recommendation for a photographer please email me because I have been working with some local photographers who offered to give a discount just for my clients. BECAUSE YOU ARE SO SPECIAL!!
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Old MacEason Had A Farm - Boise Idaho Newborn Photographer - Stefani Marie Photography

This is my version of Old MacDonald had a farm! Isn't it adorable!! Had so  much fun with this themed newborn session. I love being able to share a story as I create photo memories of a child's first days. It is a story you can share and read to them forever!! I can't wait to offer more of these albums.

Also a special thanks to my vendor Nicole and Chella from whimsylaneboutique for creating these hats for me just for this session! I couldn't have done it without them and appreciate their quality and service. XOXO

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