seattle newborn baby photographer Amanda Smith

Meet Boise Photographer

Amanda Smith

Hello!  I’m so excited you’re here.  I’m a professional baby snuggler, coffee (and wine) drinker and sunshine seeker.  As I enter my 8th year in business, I marvel and am humbled by all the new parents that have entrusted their newborn babies into my care.   I’ve been blessed to photograph over 600 newborns during my career and that experience has taught me every life is unique and precious.  Even at a week old, I can see the personality of your baby.  Very often when I see those babies again at their 6 month or 1 year milestone session, even though they’ve changed and grown so much, I’m reminded of those little smirks and sleepy smiles.   

boise newborn baby photographer Amanda Smith

No words can prepare your heart for the experience of holding your baby for the first time.  It’s like your heart will burst out of its chest, overflowing from pure love and joy.  As a new parent, you want to soak in every minute…every moment.  I know I did!  So, don’t laugh when I tell you that I have over 100,000 personal pictures of my family (and that’s after I delete the bad ones).  My family, my children, are everything to me.  They are growing too fast, and sometimes I want to go back in time and hold that newborn baby again.  I want to relive those moments that flew by much too fast.  Reality sets in and I know I can’t….but, I look at their newborn pictures, and instantly I’m back in time.  Those feelings rush over me again.  THAT is what your photography session means to me.  When I’m holding your newborn, I’m putting myself in your shoes and I want to preserve this fleeting time for you.  Right now – this moment will never happen again.  This day will not return.  Your baby will never be this age again.  But oh, what treasure you will cherish in these lasting images.

I married the love of my life, Michael, who swept me off my feet. He is ridiculously romantic and unbelievably supportive of the endless props I just can’t seem to live without (which often spill over into his office). We will always be seen holding hands when we walk (and even driving in the car) and I like to think how cute we’ll look as little old people, still sweetly in love. For all the beautiful things I create, my most precious are my two children, Noah and Emily. The Lord has truly blessed me with an incredible family that I’m so grateful for.

While it may not be sunny every day, I believe that a sunny and happy attitude will shine in whatever the skies are doing outside.  I’m looking forward to sharing the sunny disposition with you and your family! 

-Amanda

Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass….It’s about learning to dance in the rain.

Vivian Greene

Get To Know Me Better

01.

I got my artist gene from my dad and my love of home from mom.

02.

Creating a peaceful, warm and inviting home is a joy and I completely re-decorate my house 6 times a year (winter, spring, summer, fall, Halloween, and Christmas).  I have 18 Christmas trees (all different sizes) at Christmas because I’m “that” kinda crazy!  And for the record, there are never enough lights on a tree.

03.

My mom, sister, and I have been doing floral design for weddings and events for over 20 years.

04.

I also spent 4 years creating and publishing a 300-page family cookbook, which I cherish as a way of preserving those family meals and memories for generations to come.

05.

I’m only a snob with 2 things – avocados (favorite is Chilean) and candles.

06.

SEVEN truths and ONE lie. Can you guess which one is not true?

  • I’ve swam with sharks.

  • I’ve been on stage with Bon Jovi.

  • My family has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

  • I was crowned Miss Oregon.

  • I’ve driven a NASCAR.

  • I passionately love to garden and think pulling weeds is relaxing & fun.

  • Best concert ever – Garth Brooks!

Awards & Features

AFNS Winner
WINNER

Awards for Photographers in the Field of Newborn & Maternity Photography

2021

best boise newborn photographer
winner

Awards for Photographers in the Field of Newborn & Maternity Photography

2021

AFNS Winner
winner

Awards for Photographers in the Field of Newborn & Maternity Photography

2021

boise newborn photographer AFNS award
1st PLACE

Awards for Photographers in the Field of Newborn & Maternity Photography

2020

boise newborn photography AFNS award
winner

Awards for Photographers in the Field of Newborn & Maternity Photography

2020

newborn photography boise AFNS award
winner

Awards for Photographers in the Field of Newborn & Maternity Photography

2020

newborn photographer boise AFNS award
winner

Awards for Photographers in the Field of Newborn & Maternity Photography

2020

boise newborn baby photographer AFNS award
winner

Awards for Photographers in the Field of Newborn & Maternity Photography

2020

boise newborn photographer AFNS award
winner

Awards for Photographers in the Field of Newborn & Maternity Photography

2019

award winning boise newborn photographer baseball
silver award

Rise International Photography Awards

2018

award winning boise newborn photographer yellow truck
silver award

Rise International Photography Awards

2018

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bronze award

Rise International Photography Awards

2018

award winning boise newborn photographer tigger
bronze award

Rise International Photography Awards

2018

award winning boise maternity photographer bronze award
bronze award

Rise International Photography Awards

2018

boise newborn photographer AFNS award
winner

Awards for Photographers in the Field of Newborn & Maternity Photography

2018

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