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Pet photographer serving the greater Boise / Treasure Valley, ID area
Caldwell / Nampa / Kuna / Middleton / Eagle / Boise

  • Writer's pictureShannon Edney

Why a Portrait Session is the Ultimate Gift

Photos. We have them in our homes, on our phones, in albums, on our computers, they’re everywhere. Photos remind us of life’s most precious people, pets and memories. As we move through life, we get to add new moments to our collections.


Sometimes though, it makes a world of difference to have a professional photographer present. It's common to hire a professional photographer for the really big moments in life - weddings, anniversaries, milestone birthdays and engagements. But professional photography can also capture beautiful portraits of individuals, families, children, and pets any time of the year, no matter the event or season. Giving the gift of photography is one that won’t soon be forgotten.


If you’re looking for the perfect gift for a parent, a college graduate, a newly engaged couple or friend in your life, for someone who has a new puppy or a special relationship with their dog, here are some reasons why you should give them a professional photo session instead of the usual gift.

Photography is a gift that lasts a lifetime.

How many times have you received a gift that you pretended to like, only to end up storing it in the back of a cupboard a month later? Gadgets, clothing, and accessories all go out of style or become null and void, but professional portraits last a lifetime and are something that the recipient can treasure for years to come.

Photography is personal.

Gifting someone with a professional portrait session is personal and unique. Since it’s far more thoughtful than guessing what someone would like to receive, it’s a gift that truly comes from a place of love.


Photography is an experience.

Experiencing something instead of adding something to a growing pile of possessions is far more worthwhile, exciting and meaningful. A portrait session gives your loved one a brand new experience that will leave them with lasting memories that they can proudly display around their home or office.

When looking to purchase a portrait session for your loved one, contact a photographer you trust, one who has a full portfolio of quality images and one who comes with great recommendations from their clients. Who knows, you may even find yourself booking a photo session for yourself at the same time!


Award-winning portrait photographer Shannon Edney's photos have been featured on multiple magazine covers with photos published in print and digital advertisements around the world. Based out of Missoula, Montana, and moving to the Nampa, Idaho area in May 2022, Shannon specializes in pet portrait photography showcasing dogs, horses, and their people. Shannon is known for her ability to catch the perfect expression and capture her subjects in unique lighting, resulting in portraits rich in artistry that will be treasured for years to come - whether it be on a fine art canvas or in a custom artisan album.

Please contact Shannon for schedule, availability and pricing.


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