I have a soft spot in my heart for intimate weddings and elopements, and Leah and Rob’s elopement in Glacier National Park was no exception. Rob has been visiting Montana for years, but last year he took Leah out to Glacier for the first time (they live in Massachusetts), and she absolutely fell in love with it – hence their (excellent) decision to get married in Montana!
We were treated to a spectacular, sunny day in the park, which was particularly nice for Leah. When she had originally visited Glacier it was pretty socked in with cloud cover and mist, so Leah was literally seeing a lot of the park again for the first time! The two held their ceremony on a rocky shoreline of Lake McDonald as the sun glinted off the water and waves lapped at the pebbles. Leah and Rob shared their vows with one another, smiling and laughing all the while, and then finally got to make it official with a kiss and signing of their Montana marriage license.
We took advantage of the gorgeous day and tootled around, finding pretty places (not at all a challenge in Glacier, of course!), and making images as we went. One of our pit stops had us poking around into the recesses of a beautiful cedar forest. Beams of light filtered through the tall trees, landing in perfect patches against the craggy rocks and brilliant moss. And we just happened to find ourselves a little “mini” weeping wall within the forest with perfect light, and I may have gotten a little excited (ok, overly excited – who are we kidding here…sweet light makes me gaga!), and Leah and Rob fit into the scene just like a dream!
We popped out of the forest and moved along from creek to spectacular vista after vista, and were even graced by fields of wildflowers still in bloom! Leah and Rob were so much fun to work with (I’m not sure we ever stopped cracking up!), and it was so fun to capture images of the two of them in a place they adore so much.
We topped off our little “photo tour” by catching the last light on the lake, watching the sun go golden and then pink and then hide from us completely – the perfect end to a perfect day!
Leah and Rob! Thank you again for such a wonderful day spent with the two of you! I’m so glad serendipity brought us together and that I got to make these images for you on such a special day in your lives in such a meaningful place to the two of you. You are such a blast and were so much fun to hang out with as we made your photos – and my offer still stands for beers the next time you come through Montana! Congrats, and thank you, thank you, thank you again! Yay for being married in Montana!
Vendor Information for Leah and Rob’s Elopement in Glacier National Park:
Officiant: Rev. Chrysta L. Bourne, Kalispell, Montana
On the docket:
Weddings and portraits! Stay tuned!