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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2 newborns in 2 days {Treasure Valley Newborn Photographer}

I know, it's crazy but I did a second newborn shoot today.  So much fun.  I haven't looked at all of them but I couldn't NOT post this one shot.  Perhaps I can add more a little later today.

Here are a few more from this session.

Lovely newborn {Meridian Newborn Photography}

These sessions are the most challenging for me but they are also what gives me my drive to shoot better. Look at this beautiful new little girl. So cute and such a good sleeper (at least during the day)!

Here is a sneak peak to hold you over until I get them to you!

I love these kids!

I love spending time with other photographers {Treasure Valley Family Photography}

I was so lucky to do a session with this family.  Aren't they beautiful?  Their mom is a talented photographer (you can find her work here) and it was fun to finally meet and spend a little time together.  Here is a small sneak peak.

I love the authenticity in this shot.

There are so many more.  I just can't pick a favorite!

In case you haven't nocitece by now, she had permission for us to shoot in some pretty incredible locations. 
How can you not fall in love with a dreamy apple orchard??

Adorable family and 3 very good boys! {Meridian Idaho Family Photography}

This family was so nice and well mannered.  The boys are adorable.  It think my favorite part is that the 1st grader's most favorite part about school is "Lunch!"  Apparently particularly on Wednesday's because he gets PIZZA!  Thanks for a good night!

Cake Smash & Trash the Dress {Meridian, Idaho Baby Photographer}

I have been wanting to do this for a while.  I was surprised by how much fun it was.  And actually it wasn't that hard to clean up either.  :)  I am a little sad that she is so old so soon but if I take enough pictures of her, I might not ever forget these times.




Enter the cake






Fun is over, dress is trashed.  It did come clean by the way.  :)



Vandal Pride {Treasure Valley Phogtography}

You can't be a Peterson and NOT like the University of Idaho.  It is just the way it goes.

Revisiting a past session {Treasure Valley Photographer}

I was just finishing up a few images of a session from a few weeks ago and I have to say [again] they are beautiful. 

Some more favorites {Boise, Idaho Children Photography}

I was so afraid as I was editing that I didn't get one of the three of them together.  I realize the purpose of this session was not to capture them together, but you can't let an opportunity like this pass by.  I finally found this shot and I am so pleased with the way it turned out.

Just one each {Meridian, Idaho Child Photographer}

This was so fun!!  Tonight I had the opportunity to photograph 3 amazing kids.  Their mom (and dad actually) is equally amazing and I love that she told the kids they could dress in whatever they wanted.  All three of them were ready to smile.  I am showing one shot of each kid...there are so many more to choose from. 

This one is fun because I took her portraits last year and had to work for a smile.  This year she was a whole new girl.  Isn't she beautiful??!  Enjoy this one and believe me there are many more!!

Her older sister was in love with the idea of brushing her hand across water while I shoot.  How could I not oblige?  Can you believe she is only a 2nd grader??

And finally their big brother.  Good lookin' kids, huh?  And so well behaved!

Another amazing family shoot {Meridian - Boise Idaho Family Photographer}

I have done family portraits for this family 3 different times.  It is fun to watch their kids grow.  Enjoy your sneak peak.  I think you are going to have lots to choose from.

One with a little vintage feeling.

A little sun flare & back lighting.