When Sami Tess Goodrich was still in my twin sister Dorothy’s womb, my sister would talk to her saying, “You'd better come out with some kind of something to keep up with your twin sisters!” Yes, I know, twins are suppose to skip a few generations. My twin is fraternal and she naturally conceived identical twins. Go figure. Anyway, back to Sami. She entered this world with the cutest round face and her great, great grandfather’s Irish red hair, which hadn’t surfaced in three generations. Okay, so the lot of us are in Spain and I’m shopping with my other sister Donna in the biggest market I’ve ever seen in my life. The first floor was a football field-sized room with vendors selling every kind of fresh meat, fish, poultry and lamb you can imagine. Honestly, I saw things there I couldn’t even describe to you; food we just don’t see here. As we toured around it dawned on me that we should buy a row of the red sausages for my niece Sami to wear as a necklace, as many of the stalls had these hanging strings of sausages that looked like necklaces. So Donna bought the sausages and we went back to our hotel. Luckily, Sami agreed to wear the sausage "necklace" and the cloth from the nearby table for a dress so I could capture this image. I titled it “Mother Mary watches over Sami”.
We've nicknamed this secret family campsite Bluebird in honor of Alfred Larson, who has built and maintained more than 300 bluebird houses in Idaho over the last 35 years. There's even a documentary film about Al at www.bluebirdman.com. This bluebird nestbox was 20 feet from our tent, making it an extra sweet location. Family members John McClain, Hali Goodrich and Michael Ryan.
Primary Health ad campaign for Mitchell + Palmer. From left to right: Mati Young, Miles Brenner, Lux Thompson and Donna Vasquez.
Marketing and advertising photography designed in an artistic, photojournalistic style can add great value to a business. I've had the opportunity to create many of the images for Shore Lodge, The Cove Spa and Whitetail Club, which are nestled in the foothills and on the water's edge of beautiful Payette Lake in McCall, Idaho. Art direction from Smarthinking has contributed to the award winning success of their remodeling and re-branding efforts. Since 2012, they’ve been selected as Best Resort by Northwest Events + Meetings, Four Star Award winner by Forbes Travel Guide, and a #1 Luxury Hotel in Idaho by US News & World Report, to name a few
I met David at the Boise Towne Square Mall in the fall of 2016. He was just walking out of Forever 21 when he caught my eye and I instantly knew that I wanted to photograph him. Unbeknownst to me at the time, he's an incredible athlete. He is a member of the competitive cheerleading squad Riot Cheer in Idaho and an all around awesome dude.