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the Smith family

This was one of my favorite photo sessions… maybe ever. This could be due to the beautiful example of motherhood that is Lisa (her voice was made for reading aloud story books and teaching exciting new things). It could be due to the smart, sarcastic humor of Shawn. Maybe it was because Miss Madeleiney is a girl after my own heart, as evidence of our discussions of all things Audrey Hepburn and sparkly things and polkadot things and cute, fluffy things like kittens. Or two brothers with different, yet equally effervescent personalities, who enjoy a good race or tackle or two.

It might have been due to the fact that in the midst of thick, heavy trial; they invited me to spend an afternoon with them… and this family was radiant with bright light, peace, and love. They’re strong and illuminated from the inside out, and they can do anything.

It’s all very wonderful if you ask me.

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Required Listening: Thank You – Mozella

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Photographed April 2014

Desarae - so so so beautiful. I want you to have a newsletter so I never miss a post. :)

Alyssa and Matthew

This is Alyssa and Matthew. They lived right above the local cupcake shop. They can do the lift from “Dirty Dancing”. They have twin Schwinn’s; royal blue and vintage.

And that’s just the cherry on the top of everything that is their awesomeness.

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Hey Baby – Bruce Channel

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Photographed September 2013

Sarah and Eric

Maybe the very best way to have a wedding the day before New Year’s Eve is to have it in San Diego California… and this beautiful couple did it just right. There was sunshine and family and friends and a sunset ring ceremony and “Just Married” golf carts and cake and kissing and dancing and so. much. love.

Two of the sweetest, most genuine people… it was an honor to photograph their most special day.

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Required Listening: I Do – Colbie Caillat

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Photographed December 2011

Lyndsay - Yay! I love seeing you post. Beautiful as always!

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Idaho! I’m comin for ya!

September 2013

Crystal Emery - Hi, we live in Twin Falls and I am very interested in having family photos taken. Maybe I just need to look around more but I’m not sure of your pricing and I am actually expecting in January and would love to do maternity/family photo but thought maybe I should wait till I’m farther along. Will you be here in the later fall/early winter at all? Thanks, I love your work!

Geri - Hi Crystal! I would just love to take your family photos! I will be coming back for a weekend in October to do engagements, but I’m not certain on the dates for that quite yet. You can find the contact tab and brief pricing in one of the tabs at the top of the page. If you would like I can email you my pricing PDF that has all of my pricing information. I’m totally flexible and want my clients to get exactly what they want, so if you have any questions at all don’t hesitate to ask! :)

Rebecca Erikson - Hey Geri!
I hope Jason is doing well and your trip is successful! I’m checking with you to see if you’ll be in Rexburg over thanksgiving or anytime this month? I was hoping you could take my family pics

Melissa and Aaron

Many times after wrapping up a session I feel sad to say goodbye to my brand new friends… I feel like maybe there should be an after-party or something? I don’t know, but this was one of those times. Melissa and Aaron are just that awesome.

Aaron has Cystic Fibrosis, like Jason. Melissa is married to a wonderful man with CF, like me. She is often times a cheerleader, a caretaker, a “hospital wife”, a positive person with bright faith for the future; and he is full of fight and courage. They face the world and all of its challenges together… and that makes it all alright. When brushing upon the subjects of CF I could feel a soul–sister connection with my girl Melissa. I could see the worry in her eyes, under her smile—the unsettled feeling that can be ignored most days, but is just there. But mostly I could see the love, the unconditional love, and admiration and respect they both shared for each other—and the way they make each other oh, so happy.

Their love is so beautiful. They are beautiful.

Required Listening: You and Me – Dave Matthews Band

Photographed April 2013

Lindsay - Geri, I am ENTHRALLED with your photos. So perfect… and so, so beautiful.

Kim - So true Lindsay. Beautiful Geri.