OUR MISSION: To support children in foster care who have special needs, to decrease the time they wait for permanent families, and to expand the geographical boundaries in which the best adoptive families may be found.
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The Idaho Wednesday's Child program and the Heart Gallery of Idaho are greatly blessed with the services of our volunteer photographers. These professionals donate their time and services to take portraits of all our kids.
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Barb Bergeson brings to every shoot the one quality every good photographer must have: She understands people. She knows when to be serious and when to play, when to follow the rules and when to throw the rules out the window. Barb started out in life as a child photographer, learning from her photographer dad while spilling various chemicals in the darkroom. She still misses the smell of chemicals in the morning. She has been a grown-up photographer for 18 years, applying her many years of custom darkroom printing and experience to the digital world.
We would like to introduce ourselves to you. My name is Pennie and Duane is my husband, we own Coeur d'Alene Photography. I do all the photography work and Duane does all the processing, touch ups and printing. We started Coeur d'Alene Photography and can't get enough of it. We enjoy photographing people. I photograph my subjects in the style that best captures their character. This allows me to use my artistic touch which helps me capture the subjects personality in each portrait. I add what makes each photograph unique to the individual. I know you will enjoy for years to come the photographs that I create for you.
With too many years of expierence in the professional photography business to count, we are your local laugh, cry, dance, jump, and capture pure gold memories that will be treasures for life studio.
My photography is about people. I think people are the most interesting subjects in all the world. I am the kind of photographer who goes to the Pyramids and comes back with just a few shots of the pyramids themselves but many shots of the people I found there, like the photo of a young girl seated on a donkey shown in the upper left of this page. She was at the Pyramids the day I was there. The Pyramids will be there tomorrow but it is highly unlikely that this young girl will be there looking into my lens, trying to figure out what I was all about. That's what I remember of the Pyramids. That's what I like about photography.
Have you ever wished that you had that 'Dream Job'? You know, that one job that you were excited to get up every morning and do? That one job that you could express yourself freely and do what you absolutely LOVE doing but get paid to do it? Well, that is what photography is for me. I LOVE it! I have always been a creative person. I have an artsy side of me that gets to get out and play every day and that makes me happy! Photography gives me a sense of freedom and allows me to do what I adsolutely love doing.
Hi! My name is Jennifer Holmes and I have been serving the Lewiston/Clarkston Valley for the last three years. My love of photography started at a very young age with my first camera given to me at the age of six...some of you may remember the Kodak instamatic camera - cutting edge for it's time in the late 70's. My passion grew over the years and soon friends and family began to call upon my eye for beauty in photography. I am a proudly self taught artist and my goal will always be to offer professional photography with my own unique perspective at a friends and family rate.
Matt Green is a PPA Master of Photography with 18 years of experience. Matt runs a small studio in Northeast Boise with a focus in portraits. His specialty is High School Seniors, but he wears many hats as a photographer. Matt likes to develop a relationship with his clients that encourages repeat business. His goal is to produce photos that look real, simple, and believable.
Outside the box. I love taking photos based on my intuition and many times will not even look through the lens. The best photos are the ones I feel before they even happen. My degree in graphic design sits on a shelf and gathers dust while my camera is everywhere you want to be! Volunteer work for organizations around Boise such as Bear Camp Freedom Riders and The Idaho Humane Society to name a couple is very fullfilling for me. I specialize in stock photography with a niche in dogs, you can see that body of work here. My personal website is here. It's usually not up to date because I am busy taking more photos! I have received awards and been published all over the world but my biggest reward is being able to give something back to people that makes them feel good.
Hello my name is Rashelle McKelvey. I have been taking photographs for years, but embarked on the wonderful journey of opening my own business in June of 2007. My studio is based out of the comforts of my own home where my goal is to make you feel relaxed and comfortable. When I create photographs, my main goal is to capture more than a physical appearance. I want you to glance at your pictures and see spirit and soul, and to remember everything about that moment in time.
Master Crafstman Bob Maloney - National speaker on the art of photography. Bob has been Idaho's Photographer of the Year five times and International High School Senior Photographer of the Year in 1999. Bob opened Pomerelle Portraits in 1984 after graduating from BSU with a marketing degree. Bob uses his style and ability to create a personal, one-of-a-kind portrait. Bob is the founder and owner of Pomerelle Portraits.