As has been the theme in my recent posts, it has been a damp, damp spring in Montana. Which I’m a fan of, don’t get me wrong – if we can keep the green a bit longer and avoid fire season then I’m all for it. But it also means that scheduling sessions has required some creativity, probably a little bit of hand-wringing, and perhaps some subtle (or not so subtle) murmuring to the radar on my weather app to “just push the storm over that way a little, pretty pretty please!” Thankfully that pleading with my weather app worked (well, we’ll pretend it did anyway) for Andrea and Mike’s spring engagement session in the Missoula hills. It had been pouring right up until a bit before we started our session, so I was pretty darn thankful we didn’t need to pull out the galoshes!
And it was a gorgeous session with these two! The hills were lush, clouds hung in fluffy strips across the blue of the mountains, and the arrowleaf baslamroot wildflowers were out en force. Not to mention, Andrea and Mike were such a pleasure to photograph. (I think Mike wins the award for “opera-singing” along with me – we truly had a “Sound of Music” moment for a second there!) Two bears even wandered through our shoot location (of course, right before I arrived)!
Andrea and Mike were so gung ho about everything and braved the wet grass and chilly temps, all the while grinning and laughing with one another as we frolicked (there was indeed some frolicking!!) in the fields. I’m especially happy that we also hit wildflower time right on the nose since Andrea had been hoping for them to make an appearance in their engagement photos. They actually live in New Mexico currently, but Montana holds a special place for them since Andrea visited her uncle’s cabin on Flathead Lake every summer growing up. (And that’s where they’ll be getting married this summer!)
Andrea and Mike! Thanks again for such a fun session and for being flexible with our crazy weather! (So glad it didn’t snow on us! Egads!) It was so good to finally meet you both in person and see just how much fun you have with one another. I can’t wait for your wedding day this summer (hopefully with a little warmer weather, too!).
On the docket:
portraits and weddings! Don’t miss out!