It was such a pleasure meeting up with the Opitz family the other day for their sweet little family session in the woods. Their 16-month-old son, Taiga, had a great time showing off his dance moves, demonstrating his best baby stomping form, educating us on the fine art of picking up the very best sticks and rocks, and, to top it off, wow-ing us with his running skills and subsequent adorable grins.
What an absolutely wonderful session! Thank you so much for inviting me to document your beautiful family! And now, on to the photos!
It was a bit of a rainy, overcast day for Katherine and Mike’s Missoula “rock the dress” session, but that didn’t dampen anybody’s spirits, least of all their dog, Buck, who was happy to jump into the river, and come bounding towards Katherine and Mike for wet “hello’s!”
Katherine very much rocked her dress – we had a wonderful time strolling through the tall grasses, drinking in the beauty that is autumn in Missoula, and making some fun images in the rain.
We were joking that Katherine and Mike have hit almost all of the seasons during their photography with me – winter/spring for their engagement session, summer for their gorgeous ranch wedding west of Missoula, and now autumn for their rock the dress session.
As always, you two, what a wonderful time! Thank you so much for joining me on a damp day – it really paid off ! :) On to the photos!
It was so nice to meet up with Marcus and Annie the other day to take advantage of this beautiful autumn weather and vibrant colors, and make some sweet images of the two of them for their Missoula engagement session. After days of rain, the dry spell and sun were a nice break!
Marcus and Annie have been dating for nine years, so they are quite excited to be planning their wedding for this coming June in Seeley Lake.
Thanks again, you two! It was so nice to hang out with you a bit and make some lovely photos of you both! I cannot wait to photograph your wedding this summer! :)
On the docket: portraits and more portraits! Stay posted! And remember, it’s not too late to book your fall portrait session, too! Just give me a holler and let’s get something set up. :)
Laughter and giggles were in abundance during my autumn photo session with the Shepard family. We had such a great time making some family portraits for them, and the kiddos were terrific sports and had a blast in front of the camera.
Thank you for such a fun session – you’ve got an awesome family! :)
On the docket: portraits galore! If you haven’t yet booked your portrait session, please be sure to do so promptly if you’re hoping for an autumn look or would like to use images for Christmas cards.
Guests strolled through the dappled sunlight streaming through the oak trees in Park on the River in Maumelle, Arkansas. Cicadas hummed, a soft breeze blew, and guitar notes floated through the air as the wedding party walked down the aisle, smiles on their faces as they greeted Jeremy and waited for Bernadette to make her grand entrance.
And grand it was! She sailed down a hill on her cruiser bike to the tune of “Home” by Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, bouquet in the front basket, waving at cheering friends and family as she slowed down to meet up with her mother who walked her down the aisle.
There was so much joy in Bernadette and Jeremy’s wedding – their vows were wonderfully unique and full of love, their joining of the wine ceremony was sweet and touching, and the pure love in their eyes as they gazed at one another and pledged to be husband and wife was definitely worthy of a few happy tears.
Guests continued the celebration by signing stickers and affixing them to a vintage suitcase, enjoying home-brewed beer (brought from Montana by Jeremy’s good friend, Nick), dining on a delicious dinner and tasty cakes, and imbibing in a bit of bubbly. And they danced to beat the band (funny props included)!
Such a wonderful, wonderful day – thank you, Bern and Jeremy, for inviting me to photograph such a special day in your lives. I am STILL smiling and will be for quite a while. I wish you two the very, very best in life together – and who knows, perhaps I’ll see you in Arkansas again. :) And, if not Arkansas, you know where to find me in good ol’ Montana. Love to you both!
Venue: Park on the River, Maumelle, Arkansas
Hair: Katherine Grant Salon, North Little Rock, Arkansas
Makeup and Guitar Music: Alicia Baylor, Missoula, Montana
Officiant: Nick Burk, Boulder, Colorado
Florist: Fairytale Florals, North Little Rock, Arkansas
Caterer: Shay Richardson, Little Rock, Arkansas
Cakes: Mickey’s Special Affairs, Little Rock, Arkansas (bride’s), Cakes by Catie, Conway, Arkansas (groom’s)
Home-Brewed Beer: Nick McClure, Missoula, Montana
I met up with Kathy a bit ago to photograph her doing something she absolutely loves – yoga. She was excited to have me document the poses she’s been working on, and also to document her joy in practicing yoga.
I was so inspired watching her as she practiced in the sunny oasis of her back yard. Her joy and peace are both very present and so beautiful. Kathy teaches yoga, so if you’re interested, you should definitely take one of her classes. I’m hoping I can get myself signed up for one soon!
Kathy, thanks again for inviting me to photograph you doing what you love! What an enjoyable morning!