Butte Montana wedding in the hills

Butte Montana wedding

Ashley and Jim marry in fine family fashion in the mountains above Butte, Montana. And, a wonderful family event it was. I ventured my way through town on my way up to the private ranch through throngs of celebrants of Evel Knievel days in Butte. Quite a colorful event, but the real color was to be seen in the mountains.

View the moments of this meaningful and happy occasion.  ( click the photo to view the album)

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By |September 16th, 2014|Categories: Big Sky Weddings|Tags: |0 Comments

Wedding in the Bridgers

Stephanie and Bill marry in the Bridgers

Yesterday I photographed with Stephanie and Bill by the Yellowstone River.  Tomorrow they will go up into the Bridger Mountains to marry.  It will be gorgeous!

It’s funny how I get so excited before each wedding.  After years of doing this I still have not tired of looking for and finding the wondrous arisings of each wedding day.  I guess it’s the way life should be.   Dear God, thank you for the gift of my profession and the passion to see.

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By |September 5th, 2014|Categories: Montana Weddings|Tags: |0 Comments

Real Montana weddings, as real as it gets.

Anna and Chris marry

Real Montana Weddings, As Real as it gets

Last Friday afternoon Jennie Lynn and I had the honor of photographing a real Montana wedding for family friends that we have been close to for years. This is as real as it gets.  I could  tell you many stories about those years that preceded this moving and passionate event, but I will let the photos speak.   This is a very special collection of images.

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I love shooting with my daughter… her images amaze me.  About half of these are hers.  Great work Jennie Lynn!

By |September 4th, 2014|Categories: Montana Weddings|Tags: |3 Comments

Montana wedding in New York

Franklin and Darlene marry in New York

Ok, so… here’s the story.  It was a private occasion on a lovely farm in upstate New York.  Family was deeply invested.  The imagery tells the story. The bottom line is this was the wedding of my nephew Franklin Stanley and Darlene Estremera.  The love story is deep.  This narrative is visual… like me, the story teller.

I have photographed for over 300 couples in the past 20 some odd years.  It is such an amazing experience to do what I do for my own family.  Frank and Darlene, Theo and Cynthia Anne…  love, love, love.     Larry

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Big brother Theo shared his heart felt reflections of their lives together


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By |August 23rd, 2014|Categories: Montana Weddings|Tags: |1 Comment

Big Sky Weddings – Rainbow Ranch

Big Sky Weddings at the Rainbow Ranch are always something very special.  Toni and Rance’s June wedding was amazing.  Here is the first draft of their album that I just completed today.  Click the picture below and Enjoy!

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By |August 12th, 2014|Categories: Big Sky Weddings|Tags: |0 Comments

Montana Weddings – images I love

Montana Weddings – a small grab of images that I love.

Ok, so… I’ve been color correcting and ‘doing the do’ of post production for many weddings since early March.  Some images rattle around in my brain for awhile.  Yeah, I know it might seem sorta funny but it’s true.

So, I took a break today and pulled together a small collection of images that Jennie Lynn and I have captured recently that I love.   Some cool, some quirky, some funny, some poignant and some just down right beautiful.  Just because, because I love photographing.

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New York Wedding

Next week, I’m off to upstate New York for a completely different wedding environment.  I’m shooting a wedding on a private farm, in a field with a beautiful stream that run’s adjacent in the Catskill region. Should be gorgeous.  Can’t wait!

 

By |August 6th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |0 Comments

Tatler Magazine UK – Cowgirl Yoga Retreat

Tatler Magazine in the UK just featured Cowgirl Yoga Retreats as one of 6 of the most unusual places to do yoga!  One of the Trademark images that I created for Cowgirl Yoga Retreats was featured in their online magazine.

Here’s a clip from the feature:

2) With cowboys

Yeeee-ha! If you like horses and love yoga, boy have we found a treat for you. The Double T River Ranch in Clyde Park, Montana runs three-night retreats, covering everything from pre-ride yoga in the saddle (focusing on yogic breathing and poses to practise while riding), to yoga and meditation on riding trails. You’ll be surrounded by fresh mountain air and endless open space. A weekend of this and you’ll be ready to brave just about anything – if you can bear to leave, that is. Cowboy hat optional.

Three-night Cowgirl Yoga Retreats from £1,006 (or 1,695 US Dollars).

Read more online at Tatler

 

YOGATOGRAPHY RETREAT

On October 9-12th I will co-teaching Yogatography with Margaret Burns Vap.  This is a Cowgirl Yoga Retreat at the beautiful Double T River Ranch in Clyde Park, Montana. This retreat explores creative photography, seeing, yoga and horses.  A fascinating mix!

ON OTHER FRONTS: HYALITE LAKE WAS OUR YOGA DESTINATION LAST WEEKEND

I just photographed with Margaret last weekend at Hyalite Lake.  It was a wonderfully challenging weekend.  Hiked 6 miles in, got rained on upon arrival, and cooked under some trees to keep ‘sort of’ dry while sharing the space with gnats, gnats, gnats.  Then nature gave us a special treat!  Here are a few images from our adventure.

The next morning we headed on up the trail another mile or two and witnessed Margaret summit her first 10300 foot peak.  Yay girl!  The  upper meadows and view of the valley below reminded me so of my travels in Tibet. Sooo amazing.

The hike back down to camp and then back to the trail head was extremely LONG but we made it.  Thanks Margaret, David, Morgane, Heather and my doggie Yeshe for such a wonderful time.  Enjoy the view:

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Yeshe sitting down wind from the dinner fire… hoping for snacks!

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gnats, gnats and more gnats.

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Vap Stanley ascent camp

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Yes, it’s a selfie. High altitudes make me very, very happy!

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Family Vap having fun

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The peak on the far right is the Hyalite Peak. It is the highest in the area even though the panorama does not depict it as such. 10,300 feet above sea level. A respectable achievement!

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View from above. You can see the little specs in the lower middle/right of the meadow below. Those are people! Probably close to 10,000 feet here.

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That’s Margaret heading down from the summit

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Heather and Yeshe getting some snow for a little drink

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Awesome beautiful view!

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And finally the magic of the evening glow on the moutains with perfect reflections in the lake.

 

 

By |August 5th, 2014|Categories: Advertising, Big Sky Yoga Retreats|Tags: |0 Comments

Bozeman Wedding – Helen and Matt

Helen and Matt are married!

Images by Jennie Lynn and Becca Boylan

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By |July 31st, 2014|Categories: Montana Weddings|Tags: |0 Comments

Butte Montana Wedding Day – Ashley and Jim

Ashley and Jim married in a big way last Saturday. Atop the ridge to the north of Butte on a private ranch. It was a Butte Montana Wedding Day, not to be forgotten. With a warm and brilliant day, loving families, a dancing baby and the Spirit Most Holy very present.!!! Jennie Lynn and I drove home sun burned, happy and tired. This is just a glimpse of the arisings of this memorable day. LIFE IS BIG, LIFE IS MOMENTARY… DON’T MISS IT.

Just ask dancing baby boy above… 18 months of

Joie de vivre….  love of living.

Thanks to my talented and loving daughter Jennie Lynn for KILLING the second camera position.  When we shoot together I can always rely on her to be where I am not, finding PRICELESS moments for the bride, the groom and their families.  Just say’n Jennie Lynn… you rock!  Thank you.. love dad.

 

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By |July 29th, 2014|Categories: Montana Weddings|Tags: |0 Comments

Butte Montana Weddings – Ashley and Jim

I was scheduled to shoot with Ashley and Jim last evening but the weather was looking quite ‘iffy!”  So we decided to meet this morning on the Yellowstone. Sunshine through my window this morning told me it was going to be a great day to photograph.  Ashley and Jim’s Montana Wedding will be this Saturday on a spacious family ranch near Butte.  The ranch has a fantastic lodge with an outdoor ceremony site overlooking the nearby mountains.  SHOULD BE VERY SCENIC!

The shoot went from high to low!  We started about 800 feet above the valley and ended up getting into the river.  Then the fun began.  Way to go Ashley and Jim… you’re willingness to get a little wet paid off!

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By |July 22nd, 2014|Categories: Montana Weddings|Tags: |0 Comments