Chunkiest Baby

join our quest to find...

Enter your little chunk to win a Family Photoshoot package worth $1200!

(and purchase beautiful, lasting studio-quality memories of your baby while supporting Idaho Food Bank!)

 . . . by donating 10% of profits on artwork you purchase to the Idaho Food Bank.

🍼join us in the studio for a special, discounted milestone session

🍼 support Idaho Food Bank by purchasing hand-picked specialty items and bundles

🍼 invite friends and family to vote in February 2023 (with more prizes for voters!)

🍼see if your baby gets to take home the crown as:

👑Winner receives a full family photoshoot + $1000 product gift card to use toward artwork

The contest You've been eating for...

Boise’s Chunkiest Baby 2024!

Total Prize Value: $1200

2023's crowned champion!

How the contest works:

1) Apply for your baby's spot

2) Choose your favorite images

3) Head to the Polls and vote for the rolls!

  • Book a special discounted milestone session during  Jan-Feb 2024
  • Babies must be 4 - 18 month old and local to Boise, Idaho
  • Milestone session lasts 30 minutes
  • Your images will be delivered via a waterproofed web gallery to choose your favorites 
  • Pick your favorite image to enter into the competition
  • Use your $90 participation fee toward any images you wish to purchase - and support Idaho Food Bank
  • Vote, vote, vote!
  • Share with friends and family to support your chunky beauty!
  • Voting begins March 6, 2024
  • The big winner will be announced right here on March 25, 2024!

What is Chunky Baby?

 it's for you if...

Chunky Baby is a "just for fun" photography contest we've held the last four years, celebrating the beautiful, rolly-polly babies of the Treasure Valley. This  is the 2nd year we've added a charity element to help support hungry families in our own backyard.

  • You have a baby 4-18 months old
  • Your baby is adorable
  • He or She has some incredible rolls
  • You already know how fast time flies
  • You want to look back on this stage long after it's gone

We are donating 10% of all sales of Chunky Baby prints, albums, wall art and digital files to the Idaho Food Bank. 

Who it's for

When we have completed all the sessions, we will leave it up to you guys to crown our winner through a series of online polls! Winner will receive a family photoshoot plus $1000 gift card to use toward artwork from their session.

Your online gallery will be delivered for you to quickly and easily choose the images to enter into the contest and which to purchase for your artwork


Hate trying to figure out what to wear for photos? Our client closet has your baby covered with a wide variety or sizes and colors.

2) Access to our client closet

Sessions take place in our lifestyle studio just south-east of downtown in Boise, Idaho

1) 30 minutes of shooting time

Your baby's photos will be entered into our contest with the chance to win our grand prize worth $1200! Plus additional prizes for voters throughout the competition.


We've hand picked specialty items and bundled them together to save off a la carte prices as well as over 20% off our digital only packages. 

5) special chunky baby collection pricing

Your entire session fee ($90) is a credit that you can use toward any order you'd like to place with no further purchase required. (Though we do hope you'll help us support the food bank!)

4) a $90 product credit

What's Included

They photographed my grandson and did a great job. They handle babies extremely well, knowing how to make them smile.

~Kathryn, grandma to Easton
(2022 Chunky Baby contender!)

Who it benefits

Idaho Food Bank

Idaho Families

The Idaho Foodbank’s Mission is to help feed, educate and advocate for Idaho’s hungry through collaborative partnerships to develop efficient solutions that strengthen individuals, families and communities.

In addition to distributing food through our community partner network, the Idaho Food Bank supports hunger-relief and educational programs that promote healthy families and communities.

The Idaho Foodbank Creed
"We strive to be valued by the citizens of Idaho for our relentless, collaborative efforts to end food insecurity and hunger in our state. We leverage the efficiencies of a statewide partner network, while we maintain a focus on local community solutions. Our fact-based commitment is to serve the state, its communities, families and individuals, and to achieve and preserve nutritional health for food-insecure Idahoans. Our service model must always demonstrate the best available practices, as well as the highest level of compassion, dignity and respect for our stakeholders and for each other."
Why we chose the Idaho Food Bank

Chunky Baby is meant to be a fun contest celebrating adorable babies and their beautiful rolls. But we know that not every family can provide the food necessary to feed their children. While it may seem like a problem for third world countries, it is effecting families everyday in our Idaho backyard. Out of immense gratitude for our own "chunky babies" we wish to give back to our community by helping others in need and working to provide food for all Idaho children.

Are you excited !?!???

Winner Receives:

Your Choice of:
Cake Smash & Splash or Family Photography Session with Glean & Co Photography ($200 Session Fee Value)

+ $1000 Product Gift Card to use toward your favorite images & artwork!

Total Prize Value: $1200

The Process

Fill out our application at the top of this page to officially apply and we'll respond within 48 hours with booking options. Applications will be prioritized by participants who wish to help us raise money for the Idaho Food Bank, however, everyone is welcome to join and there is no minimum purchase required to participate. 

Step 1: Applying for Your Spot

After your application is approved we'll send you available session times & dates so you can choose the one that works best. You'll be able to book your session time directly through our website, pay your $90 participation fee, sign our modeling contract and fill out a styling questionnaire!

Step 2: Booking Your Session

After you're officially booked we'll send over our session tips & tricks and the option to set up a pre-session consultation and fitting appointment so you check out our client closet, see all of our print and product options in person and get all kinds of excited for our session together. 

Step 3: Preparing for Your Shoot

On your big day we'll choose our final outfits and immediately get started. We'll plan to photograph your chunky babe for about 25-30 minutes in 3 different setups so it's quick an easy for them and give you lots of great variety to choose from. We ask that you please arrive a few minutes early so we can start right on time!

Step 4: Your Photoshoot

It's time for our favorite part- the big reveal! We'll provide you with a web gallery within 7 days of your photoshoot so you can choose your favorite images to enter into the competition as well as any others you'd like to purchase. Want a little help with ordering? We're more than happy to schedule you a complimentary in-person ordering appointment if you'd prefer

Step 5: Your Ordering Gallery

Next we'll load the images you've chosen into our online poll where we invite you and all your friends and family to vote for your baby's winning rolls!

Prizes will be chosen at the end of each round so be sure to vote every day- even if your baby isn't in that round!

Step 6: Get Ready to Vote!

Whole Child
Feeding Therapy

We're excited to work alongside these incredible Boise postpartum support providers

Intuitive Womb

Family Seasons

Lactation, Postpartum and
CranioSacral Therapy Clinic

Massage, Postpartum Care & Resources for Moms-to-Be, New Moms & Families

Supporting feeding infants and children and empowering mothers and families through a holistic approach

Bodo Chiropractic

Holistic Chiropractic care including prenatal and pediatric services and cranialsacral therapy

The digital images from the session are not included within the participation fee.

You will receive a web gallery within 7 days of your photoshoot where you can view your images for the first time, choose your favorite to enter into the contest and purchase any additional image with your $90 credit.

We have special collection pricing just for our Chunky Baby participants as well as all of our regular items including albums, framed wall art & 20% off digital files. 

10% of all sales benefit the Idaho Food Bank

What's Not Included

Milestone Session (regularly $290)
Access to Client Closet
In Person Design & Ordering Appt

Your entire session fee is applied to your artwork order

Not Included:
Digital Images are purchased separately. Find out more about our pricing and products here.

Participation Fee


Chunky Baby 2024

What's Included

  • A milestone session for your baby in our custom lifestyle studio in SE Boise (regularly $290)

  • Childrens photoshoot ready clothing available to borrow from our client closet

  • Personalized preview & ordering appointment where we help you select your favorites and purchase keepsake artwork

  • Entry into our chunky baby contest and the chance to win a $1200 photography prize package!

  • $90 credit to use toward your artwork


apply now

Your baby is only this small once. Capture these fleeting moments with a special photoshoot of cherished images... along with a generous donation to Idaho families in need.

Bring joy to your walls and help a hungry Idaho family!

Grab your spot

Our Chunky Baby milestone sessions are quick 30 minute intervals with other baby's appointments directly afterward so unfortunately we won't have time to take photos of the entire crew. However, if you'd like to involve the whole family let us know and we can upgrade your chunky baby to a full family session and still grab the images needed to enter the contest at the same time.

can you take photos of the whole family at the same time?

Chunky Baby sessions will be shown on our website as well as on our social media accounts for voting purposes, therefore a signed model release allowing us to show your images is required. However, we are more than happy to do a private milestone session for you separately from Chunky Baby. Visit our Milestone Session page to learn more. 

can i keep my baby's images private?

Digital files are purchased separately from the $90 participation fee. We know how important having a digital copy is so we offer a variety of digital file purchasing options. Read more about our pricing and products here.

are the digital files included?

Voting will begin on March 6, 2024 via our online voting platform. All chunky baby participants will be added to our email list so you'll get all of the details and links for when the votes will take place. Voting is open to the public and we encourage you to send links to family and friends to vote for your baby!

when does the voting start? and where?

Just the baby! We invite you to show up with nothing but your adorable chunk. We will provide everything else- even baby friendly snacks since we know modeling is extra hard work. 

what do i need to bring?

Yes. We don't discriminate! If you baby is adorable and you want to help us support the Idaho Food Bank, you're more than welcome to apply for a spot.

my baby isn't really chunky... can they still enter?

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