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Rural Roots


Hello everyone! I am a native of Sandpoint ID, and have been blessed with growing up in the mountains of North Idaho which has provided me with great photo opportunities right out my back door. My love for photography started early in life taking trips with my family into mountain lakes and along alpine ridge tops, the kind of backdrops that many others never see. It continued to grow as I watched my children's involvement in the outdoors, striving to capture all the little things that helped make them who they are, the type of activities that can't be easily photographed in a traditional studio. My passion for photography has exploded over the years. Shooting a variety of subjects has helped my work evolve into very beautiful natural light landscapes, wildlife, ranch living and outdoor life photography.

I am a graduate of Rocky Mountain School of Photography in Missoula, MT and strive to learn and grow wherever I can.  I am also a Certified Professional Photographer and earned my Photographic Craftsman Degree through Professional Photographers of America. 

While I love to photograph small intimate country weddings, families, children and senior photos, my passion is lifestyle and environmental portraiture in rural settings. You will most likely find me spending time in the saddle, up on a ridge, in my tree stand or out at the barn with my camera in hand. My hope is to portray the lifestyles that many don't see any more and help preserve the rural heritage of our land.

We have a studio! Stop by and check out the gallery of images and products available and set up your next session.

Interested in taking a workshop?  Feel free to message me or check out our workshop page for upcoming events.

Continuing Tradition...


My passion for photography started as a baby growing up with my Mom continuously taking photos of me throughout my life, (which hasn't changed by the way). As curiosity arose, I decided to give the other side of the camera a try, and I instantly fell in love with the feeling of being able to capture moments, which inspired me to discover my own style and creativity. 

Photography and video has pushed me to grow in unique ways and try new things that I never would have without a camera in my hand. I especially enjoy taking candid lifestyle shots of people doing what they love in their own element, as well as commercial photography. 

After graduating I have been pursuing a variety of classes and workshops. When I'm not working in the studio or taking classes, you will see me with a camera in my hand, assisting at photo shoots or creating my own work. My journey has just begun, and I can't wait to see how it develops over time. 

I am very excited to meet new people thru photography and capture lifes sweetest moments, telling their story. 

Kiah Mays

Amy Peterson, Cr.Photog., CPP

“You don’t make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved.”
~Ansel Adams