Natural-light photographer serving the Boise metro area including Meridian, Eagle, Garden City & Nampa.

Grad Pictures

Class of 2012: Hannah

The bloggity is a rockin’!  Since I’m in sharing mode I thought I’d post a few images of my recent grad session with Hannah, a soon-to-be graduate of Mountain View High School!  Some of you may recognize this pretty face from a session we did together last Fall.  (Hannah’s mom requested a special split Fall/Spring session….which I was more than happy to accommodate.)   This time we met up in Meridian where we captured some awesome shots along the various hidden nooks and crannies on Main Street.  Hannah surprised me by showing up in a vibrant and stunning prom dress.  And was such a trooper when I asked if she’d be willing to pose in what will now be referred to as “the bat cave”.  You are simply beautiful Hannah!  It was such a pleasure to work with you again.  Best of luck as you prepare for graduation in the week ahead!


A Graduation Gift from Amanda Allard Photography

Graduation is just around the corner!  In honor of your upcoming celebrations, Amanda Allard Photography has re-opened all 2012 Senior Galleries for ordering.  And as a gift to you, we will be offering 12% off all graduation essentials ordered before May 5th, including:

• Custom Open House Invites

• Custom Open House Guest Books

• Single and Double-Sided Wallets

• Print Enlargements

• And, Digital Files (for use in Slideshows or for making your own Invitations)

This year, we’re offering 8 bold Open House invites to help you get your party started!  Click here to view your options.  Ordering is easy, simply click here for step-by-step instructions.  Don’t forget to enter GRADTIME at checkout to receive your 12% discount!*

A big phat congrats to all of you who are wrapping up your senior year.  Graduation will be here before you know it!

* Please note that only one Coupon Code may be used per order.  If you received a previous discount code as a referral gift, it may not be used in conjunction with this offer.*


Class of 2012: Nate

Do you know what I love most about Idaho?  It’s never too cold for “Senior Season”.  In Northern Minnesota it was virtually unheard of to shoot outdoors in…GASP…February!  This past Monday I met up with Nate, a senior from Grand View, Idaho, to capture some late-season grads.  This brawny and brainy student was so much fun to work with!  Not only is he a football and baseball star, he also has aspirations to be a doctor someday.  Better yet, he was totally game for all of my crazy antics…which may or may not have included posing in front of a public restroom.  I hope these pictures prove what a photogenic guy you are, Nate.  Best of luck to you in the year ahead!  Fingers crossed that you end up at the University of Washington this fall.


Amanda Allard Photography 2011 Rewind

I know it’s almost March, but it’s never too late for a little love.  A big beautiful thank you to my amazing 2011 clients!  I traveled through 5 states to snap this year’s round up…and enjoyed every minute capturing these wonderful moments.


Class of 2012: Gabe

Next up, another pre-vaction session!  I met up with Gabe, a senior from Capital High, the evening before we flew out to California.  To say that his session was memorable is an understatement!  We started Gabe’s shoot at the Idaho State Capitol building in downtown Boise.  Gabe volunteered as a campaign intern for Governor Otter…so the Capitol building is a place near and dear to him.  Just as we were setting up to start the shoot, we heard a large protest rounding the corner.  It ended up being the first Occupy Wall Street rally in Boise.  Despite the noise and chaos, Gabe did a great job of staying focused on the shoot.  After snapping our shots at the Capitol, we headed Downtown to capture a few urban-themed shots.  We wrapped up the evening at Kathryn Albertson Park where we actually saw a red fox hunting right by the park’s entrance.  You don’t see that every day!  Gabe, you were beyond wonderful to work with!  I look forward to sharing more of your pics with you in the near future.   


Class of 2012: Hannah

Prior to our trip to California, I had a hectic week of sessions.  I’ve been busy playing catch up since our return!  First up is Hannah, a 2012 senior from Mountain View High School.  You better get used to this girl’s pretty face (and stunning eyes)…because you’ll be seeing more of her in the Spring when we shoot the second half of her split-session.  We began Hannah’s session down in Hyde Park.  It ended up being the perfect place to shoot due to the abundance of shade.  After the sun dropped in the sky, we made our way to the Boise River to snap few shots in a more natural environment.  And just as dusk descended upon us, we squeezed in one final stop at one of my favorite Idaho barns.  The rising harvest moon added a special touch to the final images we captured.  I can’t wait to share more pics after Hannah and I meet up again in late-April. 


Class of 2012: Bailey

We’ve got spirit, yes we do!  We’ve got spirit, how about you?  Does anyone else remember the cheers from their high school football games?  After meeting up with Bailey, a senior cheerleader from Capitol High, last week…I got to thinking about how much I used to enjoy screaming my lungs out on chilly Friday nights.  Speaking of which…Bailey officially wins my Senior Trooper award for braving a particularly cold and dreary session.  However, thanks to the cloud cover, the lighting was absolutely amazing.  We started off Bailey’s session in Kathryn Albertson Park, where some of the Fall colors are just starting to emerge.  Then, we headed down to Hyde Park to capture a few urban/retro inspired shots right along the historic district’s main drag.  Towards the end of the shoot, a couple of Bailey’s friends joined us for some girlfriend shots.  (Made me miss my besties!)  Bailey, you were so fantastic to work with!  Thank you for putting up with the wind and cold…and all of my crazy antics.  I’d also like to thank Bailey’s mom, Chris, for helping out with the shoot.  (Due to rescheduling, my fabulous assistants were unavailable.)  I can’t wait to get started on the rest of your pics!