Karl & Jesseca | Destination Wedding – Dover Bay, Idaho | Kate Ann Photography

Karl & Jesseca’s destination wedding in Dover Bay, Idaho! Their wedding was a perfect combination of both of them and their photographs are Jesseca & Karl being… Jesseca & Karl. Their day was beautiful – everything from her dress, the gorgeous flowers (by Fresh Sunshine Flowers), the storms surrounding Dover Bay, to them professing their love for each other surrounded by friends and family. The wedding was orchestrated by Jesseca’s brother, which is quite fitting since he brought these two together. Their story is one I will carry in my heart… Jesseca & Karl, I wish you many good days and I hope you continue to enjoy each other as much as you did on your wedding day.

Young Living, living young | Kate Ann Photography

A little adventure to St. Maries, Idaho turned into a whole lot of memories!

We camped on the St. Joe, swam, fished, toured the Young Living Lavender Farm, and attended a Sermon on the Mount clinic. We squeezed a lot into 2 days! The main purpose was to tour the Lavender Farm, everything else fell into place.


A lot of sunshine and personality…



Young Living Lavender Farm in St. Maries, Idaho.


Camping on the Joe…



We enjoy spending the holidays with family – it doesn’t always workout for us (it’s okay, we enjoy lazy holidays too – you know, the kind that requires you to hang out in your pj’s all day). This year we traveled to my hometown and enjoyed a few days with family & friends. We traveled down with an overly packed car and for the first time in many years we returned home with less than we took. During Christmastime one of my favorite traditions is the Christmas Eve Candlelight service. This year we enjoyed the candlelight tradition with my sister and her family. Here are a few photographs from the candlelight service we attended at The Life Center in Kamiah.

Love and Joy come to you…


Lars… Class of 2018


The water was moving so rapidly and loudly we could barely hear each other speak. So much of the time non-verbal language was necessary and many hand gestures.  Still so worth capturing these moments near the water.


Appearing confident and relaxed in this environment.

Do you think he is wondering, okay, when can I get fishing?  Yet close-ups always capture the year and expressions of a person.

Okay finally getting to something of interest and fun…

Almost ready…. it requires much patience to fish like this. What an artist truly.

What a reward a beautiful fish caught on the fly…

A true sportsman releasing that nice fish back for further enjoyment for all…

A lovely, glorious summer’s day with Lars…


2 moms camping + 1 guard dog = a jam packed car! A little look back on summer… As I write this, the days are shorter and our nights are colder. It’s time to put the garden to rest and attempt to make some of those homemade liqueurs I have pinned on Pinterest. I’m not putting the fishing gear away just yet – I still have hopes of sneaking a way a few more times before the snow flies.

My faithful fishing partner! I wonder if there’s a way to train her to lead me to where the fish are!?!

I’m still a beginner at fly fishing – so when my avid angler friend says “I need a mom break – lets hit the water!” My reply, “I’m in – when do we leave!” 

A little break from untangling my line lead to…

These images were taken with rocks stacked to the height I wanted and using the timer. I’m going to say that I’m resourceful (even though the tripod was in my car and it was a little bit of a stroll, but nothing strenuous)!

Such beautiful wonderment to be discovered in nature.  Truly marvelous and captivating.