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    I'm so happy you're here on the blog! My name's Meredith and I am the owner and photographer (and everything else) of Brilliant Light Photography. I **love** what I do.

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Summer Sunset Engagement Photos

Today in Boise, Idaho it is snowing.. SNOWING! In mid November!

It couldn’t be a more perfect time to share something that will make you feel warm.

I photographed Meredith (name twin!) and Pedar over the summer, and I now finally have time to do a blogpost! I LOVED this shoot and everything about it. These two have such a special connection and are so fun to be around. They are both actors and currently live in NYC, but were in Boise because Pedar was a part of the Idaho Shakespeare Festival. He super kindly hooked me up with tickets to Les Miserables, in which he played Marius. The show was incredible.

These are the type of people I could never forget. They left an imprint on my heart. I am still to this day blessed by their shoot and meeting them.

They also wrote some really kind words about this shoot on their blog. You can see it here:





Rainy Day Engagement Shoot

This shoot was perfect, and these two are perfect. They have liked each other since they were 14, and started officially dating at 16 and have been together for about 7 years. <3

They trusted me with the unexpected weather, and we made some amazing images. We drove up to a place where they had a picnic a couple years ago, expecting golden hour, but getting gray instead. We stood in awe as the fog rolled in, and stood in the middle of the road in the pouring rain. It was literally one of the greatest shoots of my life.

I am so, so happy for these two.


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  • November 7, 2014 - 8:46 pm

    Diana Garmire - Love this!! Makes me reminisce for my engagement pics. Beautiful!!ReplyCancel

  • November 8, 2014 - 5:24 am

    Amy Bowman - oh goodness!! These are all so beautiful! “nailed it!”ReplyCancel

  • November 8, 2014 - 5:33 am

    Jen Winkler - this shoot just makes me so happy!ReplyCancel

  • November 8, 2014 - 6:56 am

    Marie Holloway Manser-Dixon - wow, so beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • November 8, 2014 - 9:35 am

    Samantha Lord - These are AMAZING, Meredith!! I’m obsessed.ReplyCancel

  • November 8, 2014 - 12:57 pm

    Eastlyn Bright Tolle - Stellar!ReplyCancel

  • November 9, 2014 - 5:22 pm

    Erin Tetreault - LOVE these =]ReplyCancel

  • November 10, 2014 - 11:20 pm

    Emily Frazier - Beautiful. their story is the cutest:)ReplyCancel


Swan Falls Engagement

These two have so much love for each other that you can just feel it when you’re around them. I had a blast hanging out with them and photographing them at Swan Falls. This location is just stunning, and paired with their adorableness, we created some really great images.

I’m SO excited to be shooting their wedding in Washington next Spring.


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  • October 27, 2014 - 1:31 am

    Kris Carrier - Great pictures! You captured their love for each other.ReplyCancel

  • October 27, 2014 - 4:52 am

    Kristin Plyler - We love them Meredith!ReplyCancel

  • October 27, 2014 - 2:38 pm

    Aly Brooke Chicky - Great pic guys you look so happyReplyCancel

  • October 27, 2014 - 2:38 pm

    Aly Brooke Chicky - Great pic guys you look so happyReplyCancel

  • October 27, 2014 - 2:38 pm

    Audra Van Vliet - Love.ReplyCancel

  • October 27, 2014 - 2:38 pm

    Audra Van Vliet - Love.ReplyCancel

  • October 27, 2014 - 5:03 pm

    Rachael Snyder-McGehee - :D :D :D SO CUTTEEEEEEReplyCancel


My body lay on partly damp, fully unfamiliar grass and I gazed up at shining stars. It was September with air perfectly cool in an Idaho town with a population of 3,000 people.

He laid on the same grass, about a mile from me. Ok, maybe not a mile. Maybe six feet.

When a shooting star passed, I demanded he make a wish. I’m demanding. He knew this right away, and rolled with it, although he can’t be manipulated. He admitted he didn’t know how to wish on a shooting star, and I teased him. He knew right away I was a ball buster, full of more joking insults than compliments for the male species. He knew I was a bit crazy, a bit emotionally unstable, a maker of some bad decisions. He knows this because I’m transparent.

He ended up liking me anyway.

We were just friends at the time. The circumstances would tell you otherwise: two heterosexual people of the opposite sex, same age, looking at the stars at 3 am. But we didn’t hug when we said goodbye. And I talked about another guy, and he listened and gave me advice. And he talked about some girls, though he didn’t like anyone in particular.

And I swear to God, because we were talking about relationships, and because I thought this guy next to me was particularly cool, I wished on that star that he would find the right person.

But I can’t deny that a small part of me when I got home that night thought how ironic and sweet it would be if that person was me.

And in the meantime, after getting out of a one year relationship that left me anxious, yet full of a hope like helium, I was praying that I would find the person that fit me like a puzzle piece. And please, God, let him have dark hair and blue eyes – a hope I’d had for a good six years. I was in an 18 year old body at the time, but the truth is I’m the woman version of Benjamin Button – born old, sans wrinkly skin, who never seems to get much younger.


“What time is it?”
“3 am.”
“You’re joking… You’re serious? I better go.”


Fast forward 4 years, and we no longer lie six feet apart, an inch, at most. I tease him still, although he teases me more, but I would be lying if I said I would want it another way. But when I wished on that star, that wish had already been granted, and when I prayed to meet the right one, I had already met him years ago.

And my favorite part?

When it’s 3am, I don’t go.



  • September 15, 2014 - 3:22 am

    Alyssa LeBoutillier Rhinehart - Cute Cute! This was the same month that Zach and I started dating and I remember you and I working together at Christmas time that year and going on and on about our relationships while drinking wassail and listening to Christmas music! Ahh now you’re making ME reminisce! ;)