Rebecca, her mom and I met up the other day to take advantage of some great light and have a blast making photos for Rebecca’s senior year at Hellgate High School in Missoula.
Rebecca is big into music, and really loves the piano (a girl after my own heart! I love the piano too), so we incorporated that into our shoot. She’s also a fan of swings, the outdoors, and bright colors, and we had a great time playing around with all of these ideas and some bright color combos that popped and really highlighted her gorgeous smile and sparkling eyes.
Rebecca – I had SO much fun making these images for you! Here’s to a great year ahead and many musical adventures in your future! :)
On the docket: portrait sessions and weddings galore! If you’re a high school senior, don’t forget to book your session with me soon! Session dates are flying off the shelves, so to speak!
If you’ve never been to Glacier National Park in Montana….get yourself there! It’s truly one of the most beautiful places on earth. And Dusty and Tom chose to be married right outside of it to celebrate their wedding day in one of their most favorite places.
Glacier lived up to its majesty for their incredibly beautiful wedding – fluffy clouds meandered through the sky, the sun shined brilliantly, making everything glow and sparkle, only rivaled by everyone’s smiling faces as Dusty and Tom vowed to love one another for eternity.
The wedding party also took advantage of what the park has to offer and zipped on over to Lake McDonald in one of the classic red jammer buses, followed by many happy greetings from park visitors.
Little kiddos played on the grassy hillsides of Great Northern Resort, as groomsmen shared celebratory cigars in the sun, and festivities continued into the evening with rollicking good music and lively dancing.
Dusty and Tom – I don’t even know where to start. Thank you SO much for inviting me into such a special moment of your lives! I loved every second of your wedding and I was so honored to document it for you. I wish you many long and happy years together, and lots of visits to Glacier to commemorate such a wonderfully special day. :)
I had such a great time the other day zipping up to Placid Lake to make portraits for this lovely family celebrating their mom and dad’s 40th anniversary. (Side note: congrats again to you both – that’s wonderful!)
We had a blast making images on the lake, in the woods and down the path by their cabin in the woods.
Thank you again for having me document this stage in all your lives – it was so wonderful to meet you and I hope you all had a relaxing vacation!
On the docket: weddings, portraits and more weddings!
The Big Sky state was in full-on awesome mode for Molly and Andy’s gorgeous Montana wedding near Placid Lake. Fluffy clouds rolled on through the blue sky, the sun shined down brilliantly and Montana seemed to be celebrating Molly and Andy’s wedding day just as much as they and their friends and family were.
Guests sipped on drinks from their very own personalized mason jars as they witnessed Molly and Andy vowing their love to one another, tears pricked people’s eyes as beautiful emotions sprang forth, and laughter was always quick to surface.
Little kiddos had a blast using the grounds as a giant playfield, hugs were given freely and often, and smiles beamed from everyone’s faces.
Molly and Andy – your wedding day was so beautiful and such a joy to document – thank you so much for inviting me to witness and capture such special moments on the start of your new life together. May you experience such beauty and love in your lives for many long years!
When I first talked with Megan over the phone about her wedding, I knew from the instant we started chatting that we’d have a great time working with one another – I swear, we were laughing the entire phone call!
Fast forward to July, and Megan and Jeremy continued their happy, easy-going ways on their wedding day. Both were full of smiles and happiness from the very start of the day. We had a great time making some portraits of the two of them at the oval at the University of Montana campus, to incorporate the “M” into their photos, since it has special meaning to them both – Jeremy proposed to Megan at the top of the “M,” complete with surprise violinist to serenade Megan!
Their ceremony at St. Francis Xavier church was gorgeous, sweet and punctuated with personal touches. Festivities moved over to the Missoula Country Club, where guests were treated to a vision of thousands of paper cranes (all made by the couple and their friends), as well as a tasty dinner, cake and dancing.
Megan and Jeremy – thank you again for inviting me to document your wedding day! I had such a wonderful time making these images for you, and wish you all the best for many, many years to come! :)
Ceremony Venue: St. Francis Xavier Church, Missoula, MT
Reception Venue: Missoula Country Club, Missoula, MT
Wedding Coordinator: the Bride’s Mom, Dianne Pickens, Missoula, MT
Day-of Coordinator: Thea Rae D, Random Task Engineer, Missoula, MT
Florist: Bitterroot Flower Shop, Missoula, MT
Cake Artist: Creations by Tamah
DJ: Zootown DJ, Missoula, MT
Hair and Makeup: Boom Swagger Salon, Missoula, MT
Wedding Dress: from Ellie’s Bridal in Alexandria, VA – a Justin Alexander gown
Bridesmaid Dresses: from BCBG
Groom’s Suit: Hickey Freeman, from men’s Warehouse
Groomsmen Suits: from Tuxedo Gallery, Missoula, MT
Priest: Father George Dumais, Missoula, MT
Rentals: Eastgate Rental, Missoula, MT
On the docket: weddings, portraits and, of course, more weddings! Don’t miss ‘em!
Tricia and Brian are big into running, so it was no surprise they incorporated it into their wedding day (Brian even ran the Missoula Marathon 5K that morning!). Brian showed his running spirit with his blazing, neon running shoes (to surprise Tricia), and this passion for running merited mention later on in their ceremony and in toasts from family and friends.
These two are so in love, and I can’t say enough about them. Their first look was especially sweet, and, as many people experienced throughout the day, there must have been pepper in the air to make eyes a bit misty.
Tricia and Brian drove from the church to their reception in a car decorated by the bridal party, cans clanging along behind them. Friends and family danced and laughed, and to top off the evening, a double (at one point a triple) rainbow appeared!
If that’s not a good omen, I’m not sure what is, but I can say one thing for sure – Tricia and Brian deserve all the love and happiness the world can give to them. Thank you so much for inviting me to document your wonderfully special day – it has been such an honor getting to know you and your friends and family! I’ve loved every second! :) Here’s to many marathons together for you both!
Sarah and Neil traveled all the way from Alaska to get married at Montana Pines Hideaway, a picturesque spot on Seeley Lake that Sarah’s family owns.
Sarah walked down the aisle naturally created by historic buildings on the property as friends and family watched, many with a tear or two in their eye, especially after the two read their handwritten vows to one another, voices quavering with emotion.
Afterwards, guests enjoyed a scrumptious dinner put together by friends and family, and enjoyed a pretty great cake smash followed by lively music.
Sarah, and Neil – thank you so much for choosing me to be your photographer – it was an absolute pleasure to be a part of your day and witness such a beautiful love between you both.
Venue: Montana Pines Hideaway, Seeley Lake, Montana
Cake: Bernice’s Bakery, Missoula, Montana
DJ: RMF Entertainment, Missoula, Montana
Hair Artist: Gina
Wedding Dress: From Artic Rose Bridal Boutique in Wasilla, Alaska; design by Alfred Angelo – Sapphire collection dress #854
Bridesmaid Dresses: Romy’s, Missoula, Montana
Rentals: Eastgate Rental, Missoula, Montana
On the docket: weddings, portraits and more weddings! Stay tuned!