Bribing Teenagers (Sandpoint Photographer)

Yesterday I worked with Tim on his senior photos, the second location that we went to was almost perfect, the only problem was that we were not there first.  As you can see in these two test shots a few Teens had claim to the spot that I wanted to use as a backdrop.

As you can see having them in the background does distract a bit from Tim so I thought maybe I might be able to bribe them into vacating their location for a few minutes while I captured some images.   Of course they all have Facebook accounts so I offered to take their portrait for them to use on Facebook.  Here is the payment of my debt to these five teens that were so gracious.

2012 North vs. South All Star Games

On Saturday some of the best High School athletes in the state of Idaho arrived at Christianson Gymnasium as North Idaho College hosted the 9th Annual Idaho High School North vs. South All Star games.  These games showcase the top Senior Basketball players as selected by a committee of 12 sports writers and broadcasters from through out the state.  Last year the North swept the tournament winning both the boys and the girls games, this year the South returned the favor with a 119-114 victory for the South Boys and a 106-78 win for the South Girls.  Here are some photos from both games as well as the 3 Point and Slam Dunk contests.

North vs. South – Girls

#23 (Kaitana) KT Martinez

Maggie Kirscher, Sandpoint

#10 Cassidy Skidmore, West Jefferson

#23 Chelsea Waters, Lewiston

#42 Haylee Thompson, Wood River

#12 Kyeli Parker, Coeur d’Alene

#1 Hailey Larsen, Rigby

#34 Taylor Anderson, Moscow

#3 Alicia Jones, Skyline

3 Point & Slam Dunk Contests

Alli Furniss, Rigby

Jackson Olin, Sandpoint

Joey Nebeker, Melba

Luke Thoreson, Post Falls

Nathan Rathbun, Deary

Marcus Colbert, Post Falls

The winning dunk by Coeur d’Alene’s Deon Watson

North vs. South – Boys

#11 Nathan Rathbun, Deary

#24 Trevor Maughan, Middleton

#21 Devon Loy, Coeur d’Alene & #24 Trevor Maughan, Middleton

#20 Joey Nebeker, Melba & #21 Devon Loy, Coeur d’Alene

#14 Satchel Schetzle, St. Maries

#21 Devon Loy, Coeur d’Alene & #20 Joey Nebeker, Melba

#3 Trae Pilster, Blackfoot & #30 Tyler Morgan, Kellogg

#40 Deon Watson, Couer d’Alene

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Kelsey Bradbury – Class of 2013 (Priest River Photographer)

This last Saturday I spent a good part of the day with Kelsey taking the first round of her Senior Photos at her grandparents’ home near Priest River.  Kelsey’s Grandfather graciously set up some hay bales for us to use and they worked out great!  You would not have even known it was 40 degrees out as Kelsey braved the cold in a sun dress, cowboy boots and for a few photos her dad’s hat.

Since it was a bit chilly still we are reserving most of our outdoor portraits for the warmer, greener months and spent the majority of our time on some studio style portraits.

The last part of our session we broke out the uniforms and did some sports themed portraits.

I had a great time spending the day with Kelsey, her Mom Sandy and Grandmother Jeanie.  We had a lot of laughs and a lot of fun, I can hardly wait for the weather to get nicer so we can schedule round number two!

Priest River’s “Suessical” (Priest River Photographer)

Last night I had the pleasure of attending the final night of Priest River’s Off the Wall Drama Club production of “Suessical”, here are some of my favorites shots from the evening.

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Alex & Natalie – Portland Engagement Shoot

In June I will have the privilege of capturing the memories of the day my Friend Alex joins his life to his very special fiance Natalie.  Alex and Natalie both live in Salem, Oregon so originally it did not look like we were going to be able to have an engagement session but it happened to work out that I found myself in Oregon on a previously unplanned vacation and were able to work out an afternoon where we could spend a few hours together.

Alex plans to attend Western Seminary after graduating from Corban University this spring and since this is also the location of their wedding and where they attend church it was a very fitting place to start out our session.

We finished our shoot at the park near the seminary, after a short hike we found a place with some interesting buildings and a spot that overlooks the city.

Congratulations to both Alex and Natalie, I had such a great time with you for our shoot and am very excited to be a part of your wedding day!


Post Falls vs. Borah – 2012 5A Idaho Boys Championship

The 2012 4A Idaho State Championship game featured Borah Lions and the Post Falls Trojans, with Borah coming out on top Is49-31.

Isaiah Wright, Borah

Seth Anderson, Post Falls

Ben Tucakovic, Borah

Corey Koski, Post Falls

Cody Spjute, Borah

Marcus Colbert, Post Falls

Brock Holubetz, Borah

For more photos from this game and the entire State Tournament visit my website at this link:

Rigby vs. Madison – 2012 4A Idaho Boys Championship

The 2012 4A Idaho State Championship game featured the Trojans from Rigby High School and the Bobcats from Madison High School with Rigby prevailing in the contest 56-49.


Spencer Williams, Madison

Kamen McCullough, Rigby

JonRyheem Peoples, Rigby

Kash Merrill, Madison

Scott Mecham, Rigby

Logan Lee, Madison

Snake River vs. Fruitland – 2012 3A Idaho Boys Championship

The 2012 3A Idaho State Championship game featured the Panthers from Snake River High School and the Grizzlies of Fruitland High School.  After a hard fought game it was Fruitland that prevailed 57-51.

Wyatt Wray, Snake River

Joey Martarano, Fruitland

Brad Coombs, Snake River

Bryce Nattress, Fruitland

Jacoby Johnson, Snake River

Lane LaCrone, Fruitland

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2012 Idaho State Boys Basketball Tournament (Day 3)

On the third day of the 2012 Idaho State Boys Basketball Tournament coverage for  I covered the 1AD2 3rd place game and consolation championship at Caldwell High School.  Here are some photos from each game.

Consolation Championship – Salmon River (62) vs. Sho-Ban (51)

Talen Samora, Sho-Ban

Leighton VanderEsch, Salmon River

Leonard Edmo, Sho-Ban & Ethan Couie, Salmon River

Charlie Shepherd, Salmon River

3rd Place Game – Castleford (39) vs. Dietrich (40)


Cody Hansen, Castleford

Vance Perron, Dietrich

Gray Weber, Dietrich

Mitch Howard, Castleford

For more photos from these games and the entire State Tournament visit my website at this link:

2012 Idaho Boys State Basketball Tournament (Day 2)

On day 2 of the 2012 Idaho Boys State Basketball Tournament I spent most of my day at Vallivue High School in Caldwell covering the 1AD1 games for and finished off the day with the second half of the 5A game between Post Falls and Mountain View.


Notus (31) vs. Grace (32)

Nels Jensen, Grace

Michael Barragan, Notus

Liberty Charter (76) vs. Horseshoe Bend (65)

Jacob Carpenter, Horseshoe Bend

Ryan Linford, Liberty Charter

Lapwai (56) vs. Clearwater Valley (45)

Jake Squires, Clearwater Valley

Kody Orton, Lapwai

Genesee (33) vs. Glenns Ferry (34)

Sam Druffel, Genesee

Chris Popoca, Glenns Ferry

Post Falls (52) vs. Mountain View (40)

Brandon Luedtke, Mountain View

Luke Thoreson, Post Falls

Taylor Valente, Post Falls

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