Posts with tag: "Boise wedding photographer"
Boise Engagement Photos
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
By Lynn Gormley Photography
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Why an engagement session? Are many Boise couples doing this?

Yes, this is the norm, and your future guests expect to see your beautiful engagement photos on their wedding invitations or Save the Dates to your Boise wedding. And hello, this is a fun date! Our complimentary E-sessions give us an opportunity to have some beautiful images for wedding invites and announcements. We also get to know each other in a fun and relaxing environment that Boise and the Treasure Valley have to offer and help you become comfortable in front of the camera before your big day. I can then get a sense on what you like and how I can best document the most important day of your life!


Preparing for your engagement session in the Treasure Valley.

Prior to your session, we will have a consultation and discuss locations and wardrobe. This can be an outing in nature, re-creating your first date, or something more formal. Boise and the Treasure Valley offer so much variety with so many beautiful and fun spots! If you’re needing inspiration, I’m happy offer suggestions!  I absolutely love e-sessions and have included horseback rides, canoeing, hiking, etc. Don’t be afraid to consider something unique! These are the best sessions, whether it's biking downtown Boise, hiking the foothills, strolling the greenbelt, going to a museum or landmark, your favorite restaurant, or having one of the many adventures the Treasure Valley has to offer. Whatever you choose, this should be fun and reflect you and reflect your style and personalities. Bring anything that adds a personal touch!


What do you do with engagement photos?

Sometimes I think I love engagement photos more than I love the wedding photos! They are just so beautiful and so....YOU! They are wonderful to have on your walls as a newlywed couple, add in your wedding album, and my favorite, to create a guestbook. I love creating a photo/guestbook album that your guests can "oooh! and aaahhh!" over as they leave their notes of love and well wishes for you to enjoy for the rest of your lives, alongside your wedding album. You never know where life will take you, and you will likely always feel a sense of love and longing for the Boise area, should you ever leave in your many adventures together.

Boise and Treasure Valley Wedding Venues
Saturday, January 14, 2017
By Lynn Gormley Photography
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Looking for a venue for your Boise or Treasure Valley wedding? Relax and read on...

When Should You Start Looking for Your Boise Treasure Valley Venue

The venue should be one of the first things you do when planning your wedding, as many of your other decisions and expenses are determined by what your venue will or won't provide.You don't want to spend a lot of time and money on table linens, for example, if it's provided through your venue. The details and amount of items you need add up really quickly, so you'll want to know how much to budget for these items. It's like which came first, the chicken or the egg! You can't know that until you know how much you'll be spending for some of the more expensive parts of your day, like your venue.


Finding the best Boise Treasure Valley Venue for you

After doing some research, I've come up with some venues you may not have realized were even out there. Or maybe I missed some great options that you'd like to share? By the way, please do! I know finding a wedding in the Boise or Treasure Valley area can be one of the more nerve wracking crazy-making parts of planning your special day! The following links are in no particular order....


Once you think you've found the right wedding venue, get on the same page

I previously wrote an article on what to consider and ask your potential venue when planning your Boise or Treasure Valley wedding. Hopefully that sparked some ideas and 'must haves' for your wedding or reception venue. and now that you have a list to some fabulous local Boise and Treasure valley venues, make sure and have your questions handy!

Best wishes and happy planning your beautiful day!

Idaho Botanical Gardens                                                                                                                                                                                                                (208) 343-8649     

Boise Depot
(208) 608-7644

Boise Reservable Parks

Hidden Springs
(208) 229-2323

Riverside Boise Rose Garden
(208) 343-1871

Banbury Golf Course-Eagle
(208) 939-4600

Powerhouse event center
(208) 331-4005

Bishop's House
(208) 342-3279


Harmony Ranch                                                                                                                                                                                                                                (208) 407-5710

Eagle Hills Golfcourse-Eagle
(208) 939.0402

Sawtooth Winery
(208) 467-1200

Lazy R Ranch
horseshoe bend
(208) 584-3100

White Willow Ranch
(208) 941-4031

Clubhouse Event Center
(208) 322-5550

Honalee Farm
(208) 286-0533

Indian Creek Winery
(208) 891 7151

The Adelmann Event Center
(208) 867-5119

Boise Art Museum
(208) 345-8330

CW Penthouse
(208) 331-3516

4th Street Gardens-Emmett                                                                                                                                                                                              (208)398-8273

Fox Canyon vineyards
(208) 896-4851

Wild Rose Manor-Caldwell
(208) 454-3331

Water's Edge Event Center
(208) 867-5119

Sandstone Vineyards-Kuna
(208) 866.1334

Alpine Ponds
(208) 859-2759

Crystal Ballroom
(208) 336-0533

Plantation Country Club
(208) 853-4793


Bridge Event Center                                                                                                                                                                                                                          (208) 891.8081

(208) 345-6790

Pengilly’s Saloon
(208) 345-6344

Boise Centre                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   (208) 336-8900

Chateau des Fleurs
(208) 947-2844

The Grove Hotel
(208) 333-8000

Angell's Bar and Grill

The Club at Spurwing
(208) 887-1800

The Knitting Factory
(208) 343-8883 ext 116

Barber Park
(208) 577-4575


Riverside Hotel                                                                                                                                                                                                                              (888) 205-7322


(208) 343-4611 ext. 1


Star Barn                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      (208) 286-7356


Sunflower Lane-Nampa                                                                                                                                                                                                                    (208) 880-4070


Moonshine Barn-Eagle                                                                                                                                                                         


Stillwater Hollow-Nampa                                                                                                                                                                                                                 (208) 914-0757


Beside Bardenay                                                                                                                                                                                                                              (208) 426-0538                                                                                                                                                                                                                                (208) 938-5093


Crooked Fence Brewing Co.-Eagle
(208) 286-9463


Red Chair Lavender-Eagle                                                                                                                                                                                                              (208) 867-2437


Ste. Chapelle Winery                   (208)453-7840                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    


Pioneer Condominiums Bogus Basin                                                                                                                                                                                                       (208) 332-5200 


Nampa Civic Center                                                                                                                                                                                                                         (208) 468-5500


Historic Roseberry Private Events   -Donnelly                                                                                                                                                                                   (208) 315-2554


CreeksideAffair-Parma                                                                                                                                                                                                                          (208) 631-0425

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Willow Grove Events                                                                                                                                                                                                                             (208) 577-8933


Serenity Ranch-Caldwell                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   (208)949-6784


The Linen Room

208-384-0419 or Online Booking Page


Elk Valley Resort-Featherville ID

208-653-2227 Kathi




Finding the Best Wedding Venue in Boise
Friday, January 13, 2017
By Lynn Gormley Photography
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Are you looking for the perfect Boise wedding venue? You're not alone! Well, I've done my research and decided to share with more Boise brides.

Moving to Boise only a couple of years ago, not being super familiar with the area, I realized this has been a common challenge to my wedding brides...We are in a shortage of wedding venues here in the Treasure Valley! If you can get your venue figured out early on, the rest should all fall into place so much easier.



What questions should I ask when looking for my Boise Wedding Venue?

  • What style of venue am I looking for? Elegant, formal, casual, country, urban?
  • Do I need the venue for just the wedding ceremony, or the wedding reception, or both?
  • How many wedding guests will the venue comfortably hold for both a wedding ceremony as well as a wedding reception?
  • Do I need a membership to have my wedding here? Some require a fee for membership, or a member to sponsor you and your wedding.
  • Are there both indoor and outdoor options that fit my needs at the venue? Be prepared for any weather on your wedding day!
  • What rules are there for our wedding photos? (flash, equipment, sharing images, fees, etc)
  • Do they use your own wedding coordinators or can we use our own?
  • Is there an on-site wedding caterer?
  • Does the venue have an alcohol license?
  • does the wedding venue carry liability insurance, or will they require us to pay that?
  • What is included in the rental? Decorations, tables, chairs, linens, arbor, food service items, glassware, china?
  • What kind of outdoor lighting is there?
  • What is provided for music/DJ services? Are there outlets, space for the DJ, caterers, seating, bar?
  • what is the cancellation policy if we need to change our wedding plans?Are there discounts available if we book during the week or off season?
  • What kind of limitations does the venue put on my wedding? For example:
    • what time do we need to leave
    • can we use our own caterers and other vendors?
    • do you provide a preferred vendor list?
    • are there restrictions for sparklers, candles, heating units, etc?
    • can we bring our own beverages and are alchoholic beverages allowed on site?
    • what music is allowed? Is there room/utilities available for DJ and/or live band?
    • is there a time the music must end? or how long it can be?
  • What is the price? Is this broken down per person, and what are the taxes, service fees, etc.?
  • How many restrooms are available?
  • Is there enough parking?
  • Is the facility handicap friendly?
  • What is included in the contract?
  • Will they write up a proposal that fits within your budget? Get it in writing!
  • Will you be getting ready at your venue? is there adequate room for you to get ready?


What are your experiences in searching for the right Treasure Valley wedding venue? What do you wish you had known? What problems did you avoid or (unfortunately) not avoid? What did you love about your Boise wedding and venue?

So, now that you're armed with the right questions and know what you want, where in the heck do you find your venue??


What weddingvenues are available in the Boise/Treasure Valley area?

Actually, there are a LOT more than we realized!

There are so many wedding venue options in the Boise area, that I'll be creating a separate post this week. I'll post the link on our Facebook page.


Most of all, have a fabulous rest of your life with your sweetheart!


Much love,



Wedding Planner/Flowers: Cypress Events - Kim Carley, 208-890-3335

Officiant: Tyler Dobush   509-727-8671

Hotel for Bridal Prep: Hotel43 855-516-1090

Venue: Rose Room (208) 381-0483

Catering : A Lively Chef  208-389-9600

Bar Service: Jo’s Traveling Bar  208-440-6429

DJ: Corden Fuhriman Sound Wave Events 208.891.0094

Lighting:  Sound Wave Design 208-891-0094

Cake and Desserts: Albertson’s Bakery/Overland & 5 Mile

Makeup:  Nadia/Panache in Eagle   208-631-7265

Hair:  Amanda 208-898-4252

Idaho Towncar:  208-871-6900

Wedding Welcome/Information Form
Friday, January 06, 2017
By Lynn Gormley Photography
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Check out our new paperless Wedding Information packet, now online.

Boise Weddings
Monday, December 26, 2016
By Lynn Gormley Photography
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Hello and Congratulations on your engagement! Thank you for your interest in Lynn Gormley Photography. Wes and I love to work as a team, we love weddings and want you to love and have beautiful memories of yours for the rest of your lives! Nothing does that more than a gorgeous wedding album and the right photographer. After all, this will be in your family for generations!

We invite you to look over our digital magazine below and consider how you'd like your special day to be documented. Although we are located in Boise, we capture destination weddings as well. We are here to help you in whatever way we can. Please give us a call with any questions you may have. 208.821.4882.


Boise Weddings l Wedding Chic Information for Lynn Gormley Photography
Saturday, September 27, 2014
By Lynn Gormley
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Hello and Congratulations on your engagement! Thank you for your interest in Lynn Gormley Photography. Wes and I love to work as a team, we love weddings and want you to love and have beautiful memories of yours for the rest of your lives! Nothing does that more than a gorgeous wedding album and the right photographer. After all, this will be in your family for generations.

We invite you to look over our digital magazine below and consider how you'd like your special day to be documented. We are here to help you in whatever way we can. Please give us a call with any questions you may have. 208.821.4882 .






Word Art l Boise Wedding Photographer l Boise Senior Photographer
Saturday, September 13, 2014
By Lynn Gormley l Boise Wedding Photographer
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Kerstyn and Tyler Wedding l Boise Wedding Photographer
Friday, August 29, 2014
By Lynn Gormley
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Beautiful day, Beautiful couple! Wishing you the happiest of years and memories!If you'd like to see more of my work, please check out my website.


Kerstyn and Tyler l Boise Wedding Photography l Teton Wedding Photography
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
By Lynn Gormley
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Congratulations to Kerstyn and Tyler.  Are they not the most gorgeous couple?? This was such a fun session, a gorgeous session! sigh


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