Hey guys! I’m Ally, the spraytan gal! I was born and raised in Boise but have been in Pocatello for about 10+ years so I feel like i’m practically a native.I have been spray tanning almost 8 years and have always worked from home doing what I love. I feel especially grateful since I have four young kiddos at home that I get to spend time with and focus on being a mom.

Ok so I have to stop this right here mid bio and brag about this next guy! Not only is my hubs of 15 years the most hard working, supportive husband, he’s pretty darn handsome too! We are going strong at 15 years (don’t do the math, you might think I’m older than I really am). He spends most of his days working hard for the Idaho State University football team so that makes us obviously ISU super fans. I’m talking T-shirts, traveling, and screaming at the players at all of the games.

Since we are now besties, I need to get this off my chest: I’m a total diet coke addict and thrift shop junkie. There I said it. Now we finally move on! Whoops,I should also mention that anything Joanna Gaines touches I want.


Randomness in no particular order:

  • I love a good road trip.

  • Best part of my job is giving people confidence that I wish we always had I love making new friends and making others feel as comfortable as possible in a not so comfortable situation.

  • Getting to know people is my jam.

  • Getting a good deal on something is better than any drug.

  • I love being home snuggling my babies.

I have the most amazing support group a girl could ever ask for. And I have met most of them through spray tanning. I am so grateful for the opportunity to work from home and be a mom and wife. I always say my clients make me look good that is why I have a business! So thankful for all of them. All of you.

Love you all and love always,








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For some reason I already know what the sexy of baby A is (oh and that's A for Anderson NOT A for baby A and B). Whew....just had to make sure ya'll knew there was only ONE babe in there! This week we have an appointment with ultra sound to confirm my guess!

I thought it would be fun to create a game around guessing what baby will be.......Boy or girl? For kicks I will be giving away a FREE family mini session this next week, all you need to do is follow me on instagram @brookerichardsonphotography and repost this giveaway photo with the hastag #brpgiveaway and your guess of boy or girl!

So that's......

  1. Follow me on instagram @brookerichardsonphotography
  2. Repost this photo to your instagram account 
  3. Use hashtag in your caption #brpgiveaway and your guess if it's a boy or girl! 

BONUS: if you happen to win AND guess the right gender you will receive a paperback book from your session to have for all time or at least to have it sit on your coffee table and to look at it fondly every so often.

The winner will be announced Wednesday, September 14th. on instagram, just in time to schedule family photos before Christmas! Already had family photos? Don't worry your session can be schedule one year from now!

*exclusions apply must be 16 or older. must have public account. winner will be selected randomly by using random.org


Have you ever scheduled family photos and then realized, "I now have to coordinate what to wear?!?." We've all been there whether it's a laid back family photo shoot or an upscale engagement session there's always a huge amount of pressure to wear the "right thing." 

From a photographers perspective, what my clients wear determines the whole feel and esthetic of the shoot. I hate to say this but what you wear MATTERS! Here are some tips to help ease the process:

1. HIRE A STYLIST! We have one available who can style you personally or your whole family! Think about the stress that would relieve to walk in and not even have to think about what you're wearing for the shoot! You're paying a decent amount of money for photos why not make them PERFECT?

2. PLAN AHEAD! Most people procrastinate leaving little time to get the right top in order for sister to match everyone else in the family. Order or buy all clothing accessories way ahead of time. Nobody wants to be panic shopping at 12am or pay an obscene amount on overnight shipping.

3. SAY NO  TO MATCHY, MATCHY! Many people make the mistake of wanting everyone to match leaving little to the imagination and lending even less creative inspiration to the shoot. Pick color and patterns that compliment each other. You can also pair loud prints with solids or visa versa. Don't be afraid to experiment. 

4. LAYERS ARE ALWAYS A GOOD THING! I personally love layers, they give even the most basic photo some interest. Many people look better with more going on taking the eye to multiple places in the photo. 

5. RELAX! Choose clothing that is comfortable and moveable. I won't lie a long Maxi dress or flowy skirt makes my heart skip a beat. Things that I can use to get movement in a photo are so helpful not to mention you will want to be comfortable when you play with your kids or go in for a sweeping kiss with your sweetheart!

Click on this link at Pear Salad to see the cutest look boards you ever did see!