Welcome to Dana Peterson Photography. It has been a fantastic year! I have a few more sessions to finish in December and then 2012 will be history. THANK YOU to such wonderful clients! I wish you a Merry Christmas. I look forward to more sessions in 2013. It will be here before we know it! On this site you will find images of many of my photo sessions, a bit from my own life and lots and lots of my own kids.
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Extended "C" Family {Treasure Valley Family Photographer}

I really didn't have time to look at these photos, but I just couldn't help myself.  Here is a realy short sneak peak (there are SO many more!).  I will post some more after Christmas and get you the CD after the New Year.  What a fun afternoon.  Thanks for driving over.

And this one I just have to post because it is so funny.  :)

This poor kid {M.O.M.}

This poor kid had to experience his first TWO cavity fillings today.  It was really sad and motivation to brush and floss more often.  He was so good and only cried at the very end after we were in the car.  While drolling and barely able to form words he asked, "Mom, when are they going to take this out?"  Because his whole mouth was numb and puffy feeling, he thought the dentist had left something in.  Later his brother said, "Mom, since he was so brave today I am going to go home and give him one of my favorite toys."  It is so awesome to be a mother.  I am so blessed to have these heart wrenching experiences on a daily basis.

Mine On Monday {M.O.M} Renewed

So, I have been so busy shooting other people's families (which is FUN) that I have neglected my own.  I think my passion and enthusiasm for photography was increased a little today when I shot this.  Nothing special, just a normal everyday moment with my 3 year old.  Food on face, messy hair, double shirt, I love it all!  I hope to have and capture lots more of these with my others kids this Christmas break!

Yikes did it snow or what?? {Meridian Idaho Family Photography}

Well, it definitely dumped on us and I figured we might as well take advantage of the school closure snow day with a little family photo shoot.  I think the world of these parents.  Glad I was able to capture a few shots.  I hope we got a good one for the Christmas card!

Baby Love! {Meridian, Idaho Newborn Photography}

He is sooooo cute!

I just took a second look at this session and wanted to add a few more images.

Flinders Family {Boise, Idaho Family Photography}

It was so fun to have my twin sister in town.  Our kids loved to play together and we of course had good times too.  We had a few extra moments to sneak out and get some family shots.  We had to hurry though 'cause it was getting dark and was very cold.  We are excited they get to welcome another little girl to their home.  We look forward to meeting her.

Cameron Family {Treasure Valley Family Photography}

I would say I am basically related to this family.  :)  They should look familiar.  Their pictures from last year are in my slideshow at the top of the blog.  I am flattered that they came all the way from Ontario, Oregon to have me do their photography.  They had to brave some pretty cold wind.  Thanks for the fun afternoon.  Here is just a few so you can get your project complete on time.  I am not sure that they are the "best" ones, but they were some of the first I opened that I thought were pretty darn cute!  I haven't looked at all of the images yet.  I will get you your CD before December so you can get those Christmas Cards out.

This little guy is only 3 months old.  Isn't he adorable??  His eyes are sooooo blue!  I did nothing special to them.

The whole family....so glad the dad could make it this year!!  I hope it wasn't too painful.

Romney family of 7 {Meridian, Idaho Photography}

This family has been our next door neighbors for 4+ years.  In the first year, we were having a conversation about our grandparents.  To make a long story short, we discovered the mom (in these photos) and I are second cousins.  Isn't that crazy??  We have shared lots since then (including family reunions) but this is the first time I have had the chance to photograph their family.  Thanks for a fun afternoon.  Here is a sneak peak but there will be many more!


The Smart Family {Treasure Valley Family Photography}

You may recognize this family from a shoot I did last month with just the kids.  This time it was the whole family.  They are a good looking group and I hope I will get to their entire session soon.  Until then, here are a few from the session.

Miss "E" is 7 months old and she is a doll! {Boise, Idaho Photography}

Miss "E" was so good natured.  It was a pleasure to spend some time with her and her mom this morning.  Check back later for more.  I think you are going to have a hard time picking a favorite!

"T" is ONE and look how cute she is! {Meridian Idaho Child Photographer}

I am so glad the Scott family contacted me.  Look how cute their little girl is.  She is so close to walking without thinking about it and I am sure she'll be running soon!  It was about 40 degrees so you can really appreciate what a happy little girl she is!!

I know this breaks a lot of photography rules but I still really love the emotion here.

Next up is the Hessing Family {Meridian Idaho Family Photography}

I love the color combinations of this familiy.  What is most impressive is they filled a cancelation spot so they had less than 24 hours to pull it all together.  Pretty impressive, don't you think?  I think their little boy "B" is the cutest baby boy I have seen in a while.  ;)  Here is just one.  I will have more later.  Keep checking back.  :)

Boy Scouts of America {Meridian, Idaho}

My cousin lives in Eagle and as a family they celebrated a lot of moments this last week.  Their youngest son turned 8, entered Cub Scouts and was baptized by their oldest son who also received his Eagle Scout Award.  Lots to celebrate!

The Grover's {Boise, Idaho Family PHotography}

I am not sure why but these kids had the giggles.  They smilled so easily.  What a fun way to end my evening.  Here are few for you to enjoy. 

Meet the Frost family {Nampa Idaho Family Photography}

This family is from Nampa and it was so fun to photograph them.  I used my 85mm lens (love it!) but I normally don't do that with families.  It forces me to be so far away but they results make it worth it.  Enjoy your sneak peak Frost Family!  There are lots more to come.