Sabrina and John

Sabrina and John were married on a wonderful spring like ‘moist’ day at the Woodlands at Cottonwood Canyon.  The dampness enhanced the beautiful feeling of the day.  Jennie Lynn photographed the event along with her trusty second shooter Becca Boylan.  Beautiful, sensitive, meaningful images!  See for yourself.  Enjoy!

Portraits of the couple were taken Friday evening at Sabrina’s family home outside of Bozeman before the wedding day on Saturday.

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By | July 18th, 2016|Categories: Jennie Lynn Photography, Montana Weddings|Tags: |0 Comments

A big time in Big Sky

Ok, so… ever think life is boring, bland, simple and uninteresting???  I beg to differ.

Here are some images of an amazing wedding that I shot last Saturday… and it reminded me of how wonderful and diverse and beautiful our lives truly are.  This was a big wedding, a big time in Big Sky.  They packed the Big Sky Chapel with wonderful folks from all over Montana and beyond.  The full Catholic Mass was beautiful in every detail. The priest opened his heart to all those present and when the vows were made and the rings exchanged, thank God for the amazing light he shown into the chapel, it was quite auspicious!

Of course where there are families, there are children and they were very much a part of this event as you will see in the photos. Thanks to the 320 Guest Ranch for their impeccable hospitality, to Joe’s DJ for great coordination and music, to my friend Merissa Lambert for her excellent second shooting and moral support.  I wish I knew who did the beautiful flowers… I would love to tell you.

Enjoy the view!  Congratulations and ‘happy trails’ to Katria and Tanner

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By | July 15th, 2016|Categories: Big Sky Weddings, Uncategorized|Tags: |0 Comments

Life is just too short!

A year ago I met and photographed with some very special women. It was the Cowgirl versus Cancer Retreat put on by Big Sky Yoga Retreats every summer.  It was there that I met Mary Ann Wasil and captured some of her inspiring moments in Montana.  I’m proud to be a part of this project and the big hearted work that Margaret does.

Life is too short! Mary Ann Wasil passed on after a valiant fight against breast cancer. Mary was the Founder and CEO of Get in Touch Foundation.  Now her daughter Betsy Nilan has taken over her mother’s position.

Mary Ann so loved her experience here in Montana that she took it back to her family in Connecticut. This week her three children Mary, Betsy and Eddy visited Montana to walk in the foot steps of their Mother. I met up with them at Montana Horse Sense ranch in Bozeman. Janice and Ron hosted them for a very special evening with the horse that their Mother loved. With loving reflection upon their Mother the three spread Mary Ann’s ashes under a dramatic sky and toasted her with Pink Champagne!

The valley was graced with a beautiful double rainbow. Tibetans view this as a sign of a soul liberating this mortal realm and the finish of the cycle of karmic rebirth.

Here’s to Mary Ann! May your eternal soul be liberated and free.

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By | July 13th, 2016|Categories: Big Sky Yoga Retreats|Tags: |6 Comments

Lindsey and Ara

First of all, what a sweet couple this is.  I have not met them in person but just from the photos that Becca captured last week, I am impressed with their kind essence.  Lindsey and Ara are marrying this September and Becca Boylan is shooting for them.  It was a ‘meet and greet’ photo session on the hill in Bozeman, a chance for Becca to get know this couple a bit and make meaningful images.  And, a chance for Lindsey and Ara to meet Becca, get over the nerves of being photographed,  and see  what a talent Becca really is! 

Yes Becca, I said that!  Regardless of how tough critique has been at times over the years, now you can see the results of your hard work.

Enjoy the images. They are breath taking.  Becca Boylan has interned with Jennie Lynn and me since she was 16 years old. Now she’s 21 and more highly trained for this than most young shooters her age! I am proud to represent Becca Boylan this year and on into 2017.

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By | July 7th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Oskar’s big day

I have had this photo session on the books for a few weeks now and each time we tried, the weather just didn’t cooperate.  Yesterday was different. All systems were go!  We shot for about 35 minutes and towards the end something very special happened.

Oskar has been pulling himself up lately and had found some poles in the ground to hold on to.  He was looking pretty determined and focused, so I sat down in the grass to grab some images of him at his own level… then he proceeded to take his first steps!  It was amazing.  He let go of the pole, he bobbed, he weaved, he looked like a surfer without a board and then took some steps.  He repeated this several times to the cheers and joyous shouts of his parental units.  It was awesome!

Oskar ‘the great’,  it was a big day!

Oskar is our next door neighbor… along with his parents Chuck and Emily Raymond.  We love Oskie!   Enjoy!

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By | June 24th, 2016|Categories: Children, portraits|2 Comments

Yogatography = Yoga + Photography

Last year, in September,we commenced Yogatography 2015 at the Double T River Ranch on the banks of the Shields River in Clyde Park, Montana. Margaret Burns Vap and I shared the joy of co-teaching this fun and creative retreat for women.

Big Sky Yoga Retreats puts on retreats all year long and this year we are offering the 2016 annual Yogatography retreat.

So check out the images the students captured during this retreat last year and book a place at our upcoming Yogatography experience.

VISIT Big Sky Yoga Retreats for all the details.

Enjoy the fun we had! Yogatography = Yoga + Photography


By | June 21st, 2016|Categories: Big Sky Yoga Retreats|Tags: |0 Comments

moments are everything

In photography and in life itself, moments are everything.  Meaningful moments stacked like dominoes one after another, all somehow connected in the greater scheme of things. Real life, real people… real images. This is what I capture.

Saturday I photographed for Lindsay and Michael at the Springhill Pavilion.  I witnessed a grand succession of moments, some joyous, some sad, some poignant and some downright breath taking!  So this blog post is about the unique and authentic moments of this very special occasion.

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Sometimes during a wedding day there are moments that are very personal to the bride and groom.  I always approach these carefully with respect, as I did this time and I felt welcomed to capture these.  Michael’s mother is fighting breast cancer and could not be at the wedding.  Right before the ceremony Mike and Lindsay called his mother to share their wedding day.  It was a beautiful thing!

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It was a stellar day with this lovely couple and their families.   And then there was the sunset!!!

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By | June 20th, 2016|Categories: Montana Weddings|Tags: |0 Comments

Paradise Valley gorgeous and windy

Last weekend it was rain, rain, rain.  Yesterday it was wind, wind, wind!  But that doesn’t deter couples that LOVE Montana from running around for some very special images.

Lindsay and Mike are marrying this weekend at the historic Springhill Pavilion.  As for the weather, the weather will be what it is! And it will be dramatic and beautiful come rain or shine!

Cheers to Lindsay and Michael!

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By | June 15th, 2016|Categories: Engagements, Montana Weddings|Tags: |0 Comments

Classic Chico Hot Springs

It was a Classic Chico Hot Springs wedding. The first images I took had this historic feeling to them. A nostalgic feeling was in the air, perhaps the many memories of the thousands of couples and families that have celebrated a wedding at this century old resort.  Chico is a fabulous place with amazing service and outstanding views!

The feeling of the day was immeasurably authentic and kind. In a word ‘SWEET’ just like Laura and Jake!

Look at the images that Jennie Lynn and I captured and you’ll get the feeling.

Happy Trails to Laura and Jake!

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By | June 14th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

rainy day love

Rainy Day Love, sometimes you can’t fight it.  This was the second day that I had scheduled portraits with this wonderful couple. The first day was so rained out and cold that even I didn’t what to go out. So we called it off and rescheduled.  Yesterday was set and we stuck to it.  The umbrella’s came out of the trunk, pulled the rain cover over the top of my camera bag and off we went.  There was no staying dry so we lost the umbrellas and just went with it… and I am so glad we did.

Kate and Mike are marrying this September at the Wildflower Gardens in Red Lodge.   I am fairly sure it will be a sunny wedding day!!!

At the end of the session we were all wet and cold, but the photos were quite WARM and filled with ‘rainy day love’  Enjoy!

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By | June 13th, 2016|Categories: Engagements, portraits|1 Comment