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About Ileia McCall Photography

Thanks for visiting my place! I am Ileia. A wife, a mum and a photographer. I am also currently teaching myself how to build websites & design blogs. :) Even web creativity can be messy, so please excuse the clutter and dead ends!! If you see something you like please leave me some love by way of comments!

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Tag: ‘Moscow Idaho’

January 2015 || 10 on 10 || A New Year & A New Blog Project

Friday, January 9th, 2015

Gasp… I’m dusting off the good ol’ blog! As you can see the last post was *cough* January 2013. I think it’s fitting that I’m kicking things off now, almost exactly two years later. Right? And even though the blog is sadly outdated, I’ve got to start sometime and somewhere. So this is it, one big step forward.

This year, I would love to document and share some of our personal lives, much like I did with my 52 Friday project in 2012. Over the last few days I’ve taken the time to browse through reliving that year, often grinning to myself as I sifted through the posts and images I shared. I’m so very thankful to now have an archive of an exciting and adventurous year. It was a period of growth for me as a photographer, big changes for us as a family and a visual timeline of my children’s everyday lives and their evolutions that I’ll always have to look back on.

Those Friday posts are so precious to me now and I’d like to start this year’s blogging journey similarly, with a simple timestamp of who my boys are today, how they look, and how they love. They’re funny and kind, they work hard and play hard, they laugh and they sometimes stink and they still make my heart flutter.

So here I am, determined to again document this hectic, poignant, exciting life I am so lucky to live. I hope you enjoy reading along.


Jan 10 on 10-1web

simple childrens portrait Blog Board

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10 on 10 || A Blog Circle and what it means
Each month, on the 10th, I’ll be sharing 10 images. I’ll then direct you to another talented photographer’s blog. Each photographer’s blog post will link to the next person, circling back around to wherever you started. I’d love to invite you to check out all the beautiful work that goes up with each circle!

This month I’d like to introduce you to the very talented Alishia at The Potter’s Hand Photography.
You can see her beautiful images and read about her travels on her blog post here.

Go on, click into the rabbit hole…. :)

52 Fridays | Innocence

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

This project is meant to be an opportunity for me to really focus on photographing my children and my family for an entire year. Each week I try and interpret the themes, bringing them into our lives.

This week’s theme is Innocence. I just couldn’t pass up the chance to share a sweet little girl whose very existence defines innocence. So, she may not be mine but I adore her anyways. Plus, since I’m playing the “it’s my project I can do what I want” getting to photograph her is a part of my life and I’m super glad & thankful to be able to share little Miss K’s photos and her innocence with you all! :)

52 Fridays | Joy

Friday, January 20th, 2012

WHEW I did it! With 15 minutes to spare, Week 3 of 52 Fridays has been completed. You could point out the obvious procrastination, but honestly, I got to have dinner tonight with my awesome mama, my very dear friend Ms. Milee and her lovely mama. So, it was worth the late night! Thanks for the laughter ladies!

This week’s theme was Joy. Super easy right? There is an incredible amount of joy in this world. Joy for me is photos. Lots and lots of photos. Especially photos of my family. Joy for Cavan and Declan…and James… equals finally getting to do something wild and crazy while being photographed. They may or may not experience Photographer’s Child Syndrome every once in a while. Maybe…sometimes…

An instant cure?

Snow. Snowball fights. Snow Angels. Eating snow. But not the yellow snow. Eww, nope, not the yellow snow.

Uber-concentration. A snowball is a most delicate orb. It’s creation takes the utmost of care.

Wait, What?!

You want me to throw it at you!?!


As you can see in this example- my “voice activated light-stand” just couldn’t stay out of the fun!

I hope you EnJOYed!

Mine | Moscow Photographer

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

THIS is the reason I committed myself to photography. These sweet boys of mine are what I am overwhelmingly thankful for.

“Between the innocence of babyhood and the dignity of manhood, we find a delightful creature called a boy.”
-Alan Beck, 1949

P Family | Spokane Family Photographer

Sunday, October 16th, 2011

Nothing says Fall like apple orchards, pumpkin patches and a pretty girl in a dress & BOOTS! Ohhh, the adorable boots :) This is definitely one fashionable family.

I completely enjoyed myself for this session, even though Miss E was not so interested in slowing down for us. That girl is an on the go type lady! I really do love all the sweet moments we captured and I got my daily traipse in ;). Enjoy your photos P Family!!

Don’t forget to leave some love here for them! If the P family reaches 20 comments on this post they will get a free 8×10 Print!

Sweet Baby A | Genesee Newborn Photographer

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

Ahh, the gorgeous Baby A. I adore her. She was just so sweet and precious. She also did NOT projectile baby-ness on my most favorite pink Rococco couch, just the chair/floor/coffeetable, so, all is well… 😉

Seriously though, I have never met such an aware, teeny tiny human being. This girl was wide awake and she was loving making some serious eye contact with me. Carly- I had so much fun spending time with you. I can’t wait for our next session and the chance to capture some more of your sweet kiddos!!

Meet Baby A. I hope you enjoy her soulful stares as much as I do.

This last one melts my heart. Nothing can settle a babe like momma’s soft comfort. *sigh*

Borders Family | Lewiston Family Photographer

Saturday, September 3rd, 2011

Meet the lovely Borders! This awesome family was the auction winner of a session I donated to GASB’s Steak and Wine Dinner fundraiser. Thank you Michelle & Dan for supporting that great organization. You were all such fun to work with. It was nice to see your family dynamic, I’m so glad we were able to get everyone together for the session! Congratulations on your two beautiful daughters and on your long and happy marriage. Maybe someday when I grow up I’ll be just like you guys 😉 Seriously though, your session was perfect. From the lighting, location and weather to your well thought out styling’s and wonderful personalities :) I really enjoyed working with you!

Renee & Austin | Moscow/Clarkston Family Photographer

Friday, August 12th, 2011

One of my favorite things about photography is getting to catch memories for wonderful people. It gets even better when one of my oldest dearest friends asks me to capture her beautiful family!! This mama and I go way way, wwwaaaayyyy back 😉 she has been there for me at some of the most important times of my life, including being a bridesmaid for me when James and I were married 6 1/2 years ago!!

It was such a blessing to be able to do this for you, Renee & Austin. I can see how much in love you are and I know you have something very special. 😀 The kids were hilarious and super super cute. I can still hear Little A’s guffaw :) and please tell E that she did such a good job,she was like a supermodel! I hope you guys had as much fun as I did, I am so very happy for you!

Just a little sneak of your session: (more to come soon!)

W Family | Pullman Family Photographer

Sunday, June 5th, 2011

I’ll be the first to admit that 18-24 months is a hard age to photograph. Kiddos usually aren’t interested in actively participating and they are speedy! Well, Miss L was a DREAM model. She hammed it up for the camera and smiled and laughed whenever we needed her to. She is such a bright girl! Mom & Dad- I felt very lucky to spend the morning with you all. It’s obvious how much you love and cherish L, and I think your session really reflects it.

Here’s a sneak of a few of my favorites! Thank you for sharing your smiles with me :)

Sierra | Moscow Portrait Photographer

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

Danger! Warning.. Serious Back-Blogging!

Well, I haven’t posted in over a month 😀 Whoops. I might be in the running for the most neglected blog award. But I have been seriously busy and have some wonderful stuff to share so keep an eye out for all the new goodness!

And because every post on a photography blog should have a pretty face….

Meet the lovely Sierra.

Girl- You could be an international lady of mystery.


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