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Ampersand Studios

Garden City, Idaho

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Ampersand Studios

Garden City, Idaho

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Elizabeth Thiry

21 September 2019

I have trusted Ampersand with every major milestone and they have continued to blow me away time and time again. From a family shoot, to college graduation, to engagements, wedding, now maternity, and next newborns...every memory they have captured so beautifully. All of the photos hanging in our home have been taken by Ampersand and they all are memories I will treasure forever from the most special days of my life. I know when I am booking with them, the experience will be efficient, professional, compassionate, organic, and raw. I will continue to book with Ampersand to capture the memories that are to come. More...

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Kim W

21 September 2019

Such a dream to work with both Frannie and Nichole! If you know you want beautiful photography, then it’s an easy choice choosing Ampersand. You’re in the best hands with Ampersand as your photographer. And bonus - they’re super fun to be around! More...

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Kate Kane

21 September 2019

I absolutely loved working with the ladies at Ampersand to build my brand. Meeting with them helped me to get clear, inspired and educated on all things “brand!” Everything from colors to fonts to content ideas to images to capture in our photoshoot...they are amazing to work with and have such an eye for capturing exactly what I was wanting. They have an innate ability to understand your brand and then help you bring it to life! I am so grateful for their help and that they even offer such an awesome service. My initial visit was wonderful and they were always available for any follow up questions or concerns I had. I had such a great time with my first photoshoot. Best I’ve ever looked in photos..Nichole you are an angel, I swear! So many awesome shots to use on my Instagram, website, and anything else I needed photos for. I was super happy with the amount of images I received and the quality of all of them. I did a follow up shoot with them several months later and that was smooth sailing as well. Nichole is a gem to work with; super efficient, chill, and she knows her stuff! I love what this company offers and I’d recommend them to anyone and everyone! More...

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Jaclyn Roberts

7 September 2019

Worked with Ampersand on a commercial shoot. Both Nichole & Frannie are a delight to work with. They went above and beyond with our shoot and we're fun to work with! I look forward to using them again for all of my personal and commercial shoots in the future! I strongly recommend More...

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Kelsey Pence

7 September 2019

Ampersand studios has done an amazing job over the years with all our family photos. So when it came time to take my business to the next level I knew who I could trust. And they made all my business dreams come true! They helped me rebrand my hair business and take it to the next level. They did an AMAZING job at the photo shoot, logo, new branding colors and fresh new vibe, helped me with social media and website. They listened to what I was looking for and came up with lots of ideas of what could look best, while my opinion was very much listened to. Very pleased with their services and would recommend them every time over and over again! They are fun, creative, and love what they do! More...

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Sam Whipple

15 August 2019

My wife and I chose Ampersand Studios for our engagement and wedding photography and we couldn't be happier! They were very personable and made sure to cater to our needs and wants. As for the pictures themselves, they turned out fantastic - better than we could have hoped for. Our photographer captured so many priceless moments...we'll be looking back at our wedding photos for many, many years. One more note, Ampersand does a rare thing these days and uses film for some of the pictures - the result is a very timeless and classic touch. When it comes to customer service, a sharp eye for composition and catching spontaneous moments, we couldn't recommend them more. More...

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Kristin Cole

23 November 2018

Ampersand is AMAZING! I have known them professionally for almost 10 years and have been SO impressed with them from day 1. They are extremely talented and just the best kind of people. They are fun, personable, and professional. They recently took some photos of my rowdy boys and were so good with them! The pictures turned out GREAT! Highly recommended! More...

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Whitney Mielke

24 October 2018

Update: We just received the rest of our photos and I am crying (tears of joy) more than I did the day of. Nichole captured everything I wish I could have seen and everything I remember so fondly about the day. Our favorite memories to date have been captured perfectly. This was the best decision we could have made for our wedding! My sister in law recommended them and they were terrific to work with from day one. Nichole was genuinely interested in getting to know us so we would be sure to vibe well on our special day. I was planning from another state so it was really great to feel comfortable and confident in our choice. Day of was perfect, Nichole made all of our family and friends feel special without stuffy or awkward poses and she moved things right along so no one was waiting around long. We have seen some of the pics and cannot wait to see them all! Best experience!! More...

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Jake Theo Peterson

22 May 2017

Our wedding planner recommended Ampersand, and we were sold after looking at their portfolio. My husband and I hate having our photos taken, but Nichole made everything a breeze. She was amazing to work with- she made us feel relaxed and created a safe, fun atmosphere for our wedding photos. Even more impressive, she had a gift with children and got them all laughing and smiling for photos! Just book with them; you won't regret it! More...

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Amanda I.

3 November 2016

We worked with Frannie for our wedding photos and engagement photos and she is (hands down) fantastic! Frannie is creative, funny, very easy going and just very "real". My husband and I were feeling awkward about taking so many photos together as a couple, but Frannie knew how to loosen us up, lighten the mood and capture us being our true, goofy selves. We absolutely love how the photos turned out and are so glad we hired her and her team to capture our special day! Next time we need photos, we'll definitely be hitting Ampersand up! More...

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Ashlyn

27 September 2016

Frannie is great fun and incredibly talented! I know she will get the shots and it's a great feeling to be able to trust such important moments to be seamlessly captured!

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Nichole

1 May 2015

Nichole has been great to work with and very creative! She was helpful to come up with some creative ideas for our wedding. She also made our invitations which turned out super cute! More...

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28 August 2014

We had a great experience with Nichole and Fran from ampersand: they were professional, skilled, and fun to work with. Also got custom invites and thank you notes from them, which were great! LOVE LOVE our pictures from the big day. More...

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Melissa K.

25 August 2013

Frannie and Nichole are both truly talented photographers!  I hired them to take photos of my son for his first birthday, as well as, a few shots of our little family; and was very happy with the results.The girls are so creative when it comes to styling their photo shoots. If you have no clue what or where you what the photos to be, they instantly swoop in with props, poses, scenery, etc.  For our photo shoot, they attempted to get shots of my son in those faux denim diapers. Quite entertaining to watch!  And brought him a piece of birthday cake, so thoughtful! Their style of photography is definitely not traditional, so if you are looking for a photo of you and your kids all sitting prim and proper with collared shirts in front of one of those fake landscape scenes, then this is not the place for you! :)Most know Ampersand for their phenomenal wedding photography, which I have seen and is quite breathtaking. But they really have the patience and spunky character to capture the moment with an impatient toddler too.Photos were very easy to view from a website link, and super easy to order; as well. Very convenient way for me yo share with family and let them decide if they wanted to order any and what size. There were so many photo options, I did get a little confused but Frannie was happy to explain what I was looking at.Looking forward to hiring them again soon!  I now have another little one, and am looking forward to his first professional photo shoot, as well as, an updated photo of our growing family. More...

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Katelyn

12 June 2013

These girls were amazing! Nicole was wonderful, she went above and beyond even helping fix my makeup after my new husband smashed a cupcake in my face :) We would definitely recommend Ampersand Studios to anyone, they are worth every penny and the images turned out gorgeous.

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Emily

7 May 2013

Nichole Schoener and Frannie Wilson at Ampersand Studios are the best! I met them a year before my wedding at my two BFF's weddings and I KNEW I wanted to work with them. They are professional, funny, and down to earth ladies that can work a camera like no other. Ampersand Studios shot our engagement photos, wedding and reception photos, as well as a private boudoir sesh for myself, well, really for my husband =) I always felt comfortable and relaxed during the photo shoots. They also created our Save-the Dates, wedding invitations, reception cards, RSVPs, place cards, menus and all things paper. The entire staff at Ampersand comes strongly recommended and highly loved! Book them ... you'll see =) More...

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Danielle

23 April 2013

The minute I met Nichole I knew that she would do an amazing job documenting my wedding. The photographs that Frannie and Nichole took are going to last a life time, they are absolutely beautiful. Frannie and Nichole were so easy to work with and extremely helpful from the moment I hired them.Nichole was wonderful with helping me design my invitations. She was flexible and let me use her knowledge in weddings to get exactly what I wanted and needed. More...

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Lacey

7 April 2013

We loved Ampersand! They have amazing talent and were so fun to work with. Very professional and made our event and days leading up to it enjoyable and fun! We will forever cherish the memories from our wedding day, thanks to all of their hard work! They made everything easy, stress free and enjoyable. The phoyography alone was outstanding and the stationary pieces they created for us were above our expectations. More...

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Laura

2 April 2013

Not only were my pictures gorgeous, Nichole and Frannie were extremely helpful during my wedding day. They were on top of everything- even in areas my wedding coordinator wasn't! They made my day stress free and calmed my nerves! More...

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Sarah

1 April 2013

Ampersand Photography was fabulous to work with. They let me really get creative and involved in thinking about the photo shoot - especially with our engagement session. Nicole always had something sweet to say, and they provided great support for my millions of questions. They also added some wonderfully sweet extra touches like sending a small Christmas gift the holiday after our wedding and sending a gift card to frozen yogurt the month before the wedding. Nicole is someone I consider a friend as well as the most amazing photographer ever. More...

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Jessica

30 March 2013

The girls at Ampersand were amazing! They were available and in touch throughout the whole planning process. They were so helpful and friendly through every step! We absolutely loved our engagement pictures and we loved our wedding pictures even more! They captured so many great memories and I get compliments on the quality of our photos all the time! I was so happy with everything they did for our wedding! I would highly recommend them to anyone!! More...

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Chelsey

29 March 2013

The Ampersand girls are incredibly talented photographers as well as wonderful people. I had the honor of them shooting my wedding and I couldn't have dreamt it to turn out as well as it did! Thank you Nichole and everyone else for everything! More...

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Brooke W.

18 February 2013

The girls from Ampersand are true artists.  They are amazing photographers and designers.  Not only do they produce beautiful pictures, but they can design any paper products that you may need for your event.  If you are looking for someone to help make your event special, they are your girls! More...

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amber

15 November 2012

Ampersand Studios did our save the date, wedding invitations and the menus for our sit down dinner. I live in New York so it was all done over the phone, emails and through the mail. Franny did a great job easing my worries. I asked a lot of questions, changed the invites a million times and she took it all in stride. I think one of the hardest parts of a wedding is the attention to detail that goes into a beautiful invite. They created our own image and everything was beautiful. I loved my stuff. I would encourage anyone looking to make an impression to have Ampersand Studios do their invites. More...

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User2629171

30 August 2012

Ampersand ROCKS! They have a unique vision on the photos they take. They helped the day flow the way it was supposed to. The few sneak peaks they gave us were amazing and we can't wait to see all our wedding pics. They have also taken other pics in the past for us! Will highly recommend them! More...

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Adam Cole

23 May 2012

Ampersand is one of Boise's BEST photographers! We are a DJ in town and have worked with the Ampersand team at many weddings and are always impressed with them. They are wonderful to work with, take amazing photos, and are flexible with changes throughout the wedding day. They are always punctual, professional, and FUN! They offer so many services that will take stress of any bride as she is planning her wedding day - include a fun and innovative photo booth (it is such a blast!) - plus couples will cherish the many amazing photos taken. We highly recommend Ampersand to anyone needing/wanting a FABULOUS photographer. More...

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cara

12 March 2012

Ampersand was one of if not the best experience of my whole wedding. Francesca and Nichole were fantastic and were super personable and made my husband and I feel so comfortable and beautiful. They also made us beautiful invitations. I feel like this was some of the best spent money we got a lot with our package and it was all worth it. More...

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Christina R.

16 February 2012

Their motto is "we make you look good" and indeed they do! Francesca and Nichole have impecable style and a fresh take on photography and design. They are a breath of fresh air in terms of service and creativity compared to other traditional/old-fashioned wedding photographers in the area. They have fun with their clients and no two photo sessions are ever alike! My wedding photos were exceptional, and I feel proud to say Ampersand captured those moments. They are by far the best Boise has to offer. (Hopefully no one else catches on!) More...

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Cyndi C.

14 September 2011

I highly recommend this business. They are professional, organized and just great to work with. They meet with you to review expectations, showed up early on the day of the wedding, stayed until they said they would and deliver on what they promise. They are very creative and fun. We could not be happier with their photographer services. Mother of the Bride More...

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Lindsey

10 August 2011

I cannot say enough about Ampersand! One of my first decisions that I made during the wedding planning process was the photographer...and it was absolutely the best decision ever! From the moment that I met Nichole, she was friendly, personable, professional and made a genuine effort to find out about us as a couple and what we were looking for in photography for our wedding. I was so impressed with her and their samples, that I immediately booked them on the spot!

Not only was Nichole our photographer for our engagement shots and the all-important wedding day, but she also designed our invitations and our signage for the wedding day. The invitations were a GORGEOUS custom letterpress design...we received (and are still receiving!) so many compliments on the invitations. During the design process, Nichole was so responsive to any of my edits and made sure that it was exactly what we were looking for!

The day of, Nichole and her 2nd photographer were amazing to work with....so many guests commented on how they felt like the photographers were literally everywhere and yet nowhere (blending in) at once. Nichole kept the entire day so fun and happy...even taking tons of pictures in 93 degree heat ! :)

We just received our proofs from the wedding day and are literally BLOWN AWAY!! We have SO many gorgeous shots that it is going to be impossible to choose what we want for our albums. We are absolutely in love with our pictures!!

If you are considering any other photographer, don't. Ampersand (especially Nichole) is hands down the best! Not only is the work absolutely amazing, but you instantly feel like you have been friends for years and that makes all the difference in getting great shots that look REAL!
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A Google User

16 March 2011

These girls are amazing at what they do. Not only do they create wonderful photography sessions, they do an amazing job on invitations, save the dates etc. We couldn't be happier. Absolutely see them. They are hip, fun, funky, very professional, and full of great quirky, creative ideas. More...

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Megan

4 November 2010

The ladies at ampersand studios were amazing to work with for our wedding, on our engagement shoot and on our wedding day. They were professional and made the shoots very fun and relaxing. Not to mention their work was amazing and they were very helpful when we couldn't decide which pictures or designs we wanted for our books. We let them design the whole thing and it turned out better than we could imagine! More...

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Dan

3 November 2010

It was a crisp autumn afternoon much like today, I was meeting my soon-to-be Bride, Mandy, at Starbucks to meet two young gals she had fallen in love with at the wedding show a short time earlier.
When I arrived I thought that Mandy had ran into some friends of hers before our meeting with the photographers, but little did I know it was Francesca & Nichole from Ampersand who she was gabbing away with as if they had been friends for fifty years.
From that day on Francesca & Nichole were beyond amazing taking care of us with all of our needs, desires & demands.
We quickly shot an excellent engagement session we were very happy with. They helped make wonderful Save The Date Cards which were loved all around. Francesca and Nichole were ready and willing to answer our questions, bounce around ideas and anything else we needed promptly and professionally. They were flexible, helpful, knowledgeable & grateful.
When the time came for our wedding, they were quick to respond with feedback and were flexible with last minute changes, an overall wonderful duo to work with. They worked with the DJ excellently as well as the wait staff to set up photo opps and they stayed later than was originally planned without a moment of hesitation.
The photos came out amazing, the photo-booth was the coolest thing that any of our guests had ever seen, it was truly a smashing hit.
The two photo albums we received were excellent, they presented us a wonderful mock up and helped us with every change we made and they came out great. The proofs were amazing, and printed out look excellent.
Francesca & Nichole with Ampersand are, in our honest opinions, the best option in the area to work with for many different reasons.
Their style, class, professionalism, work, talent, fun, and many more adjectives/nouns are the reasons we already have referred others to them and will continue for as long as they care to keep working with anyone who admits to associating with the two of us.
Their photography work is amazing, their style and attitude is refreshing & their friendship is real.

Thanks - Dan & Mandy Winans
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Jessica

28 October 2010

We were SO pleased with Ampersand! We absolutely LOVED our photos (both engagement and wedding) and had a great time working with Nichole and her assistant. We were impressed by how thoroughly they captured our special day and yet we hardly noticed they were there. We enjoyed the creativity of the shots and uniqueness of angles. Would highly, highly recommend Ampersand! More...

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Alicia

28 October 2010

The girls at Ampersand are AMAZING! Besides taking beautiful pictures and creating wonderful invitations/programs, they are just great to be around. They come with so much energy that its contagious. I loved how professional they were but still had fun and made picture taking much more enjoyable. I would love to have pictures taken again by them and would recommend them to everyone! More...

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Samantha

27 October 2010

I loved these photographers! They were friendly and professional, and my guests felt very comfortable with them. They also had two photographers available for our wedding, so we didn't miss a single moment.

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Jeanne

27 October 2010

They are so young and hip with their services. I also love their energy of trying to get us to smile and be comfortable with ourselves while taking pictures together

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Chelsey

27 October 2010

It rained on my wedding day and these girls ran all over trying to find umbrellas and rain boots that matched my wedding colors! They were awsome!

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Nicole

27 October 2010

Ampersand is the absolute BEST! They were so fun, and creative, and willing to work with me even though I was on a tight budget. I could not be happier with my engagement and wedding photos! They turned out to be everything I hoped for and more. However, nothing compares to the amazing experience that I had working with these girls. They made everything so easy and fun and I cannot thank them enough for such a wonderful experience! I would refer anyone to them because in my opinion there is NO ONE better! More...

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Lindy

27 October 2010

Very pleased with my wedding photo results! Nichole is so artistic and creates beautiful shots. Any and every question I had before the wedding was answered within hours. I always felt like we were in constant contact and that was such a nice feeling- she took care of everything! More...

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Susan

27 October 2010

Ampersand Studios did a wonderful job at my daughter's wedding!The picture taking flowed smoothly. We couldn't have asked for more! I would HIGHLY recommend them!!!!

Susan Uehling (Mother of the Bride)
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Katie

15 July 2010

I had an amazing experience with Ampersand Studios, the photographers are so easy to work with and took great pictures. We were away at college during most of the planning process and they made it so easy for us to make any last minute decisions and really made everything so simple. During the wedding day they were fabulous, they played a low profile, but yet got all the pictures we could have ever wanted. I would recommend them to anyone! More...

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