I’m a firm believe that you don’t have to be engaged to celebrate a happy time in your relationship. Love sessions are SO fun and I was so stoked to hang out with Jessi + Nick in the Boise foothills. We had so much fun that I ended up becoming real life friends with them and spent New Year’s Eve with these two. On the day of their session, they picked me up at my house once we realized we were practically neighbors in the historic East End of Boise, Idaho and I sat in the backseat with their dog. I always encourage my couples to bring their furry animals to sessions. 😉 We drove up Bogus Basin road to one of my favorite secret spots at sunset in the Boise foothills with panoramic views. Is there anything like a Boise sunset!?
Jessi is from Boise, while Nick lived in California where they met. They spent the better half of 2017 living in Peru and relocated to Boise after their adventures. I’m seriously so jealous of their amazing adventurous life. One of my favorite questions to ask couples when figuring out where to plan their couples session is what they love to do together. I always want the photos I take to feel like a true representation of who they are together as a couple. Jessi and Nick told me that one of their favorite things to do as a couple is walk/hike in the foothills with their dog, so that’s exactly what we did for their session. They just happened to be a little bit glammed up 😉
I’m not kidding when I tell you that I took these photos in MAYBE twenty minutes. It could have been shorter. We got to the top of the mountain with about an hour of light left, so we took our time sipping some whiskey and playing fetch. If you’re ever nervous about working with me, I always encourage spirits to loosen things up. 😉 Once the mountains started to glow, we started dancing and roaming the hills together. It seems like as an Idaho wedding photographer, we are always battling crazy weather. But when I’m lucky enough to get some golden light or clear skies, my sessions are super super quick. We ran around the foothills chasing light as the sun went down over the Boise foothills being total weirdos. I laughed so hard when I got home and saw all the photo of their eyebrow kisses and hilarious dancing photos. As I always say, the more awkward the better.
Thank you so much for allowing me to capture this happy time in your lives. <3
wanna see more hiking + adventure sessions!? check out Emily & Chris’ Isle of Skye hiking elopement!
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I recognize them from Instagram – this light is so freaking dreamy it’s not even funny! I love when the light get this point here, too – there’s something about the way everything glows, and the emotion just seems to heighten. Beautiful session, Maggie!
Such gorgeous light! These images are beautiful and timeless!
these are STUNNING! the light and love you captured is unreal. well done, lady!
Awkward is ALWAYS better!! I love when couples are just themselves! And I love the tones in these photos! So gorgeous!!!
This view is insane! And I love the whiskey idea!!
I completely agree that you don’t have to be engaged to be in love and take awesome portraits! Looks like you sure got a lot of amazing images in 20 minutes, that’s impressive!
Wow I love this so much! That golden sunlight is insane. Idaho is so gorgeous!
This Boise love session is lovely and it’s so nice that you became such good friends with the couple! And what a beautiful view from that spot!
That light is just so gorgeous! I even love the moment right after the sun sets before it gets completely dark out. Beautiful session!