Recently, I had the delightful honor of photographing with a past client. I had met and photographed Kendra at a Cowgirl Yoga Retreat a few years back. She reached out to me to inquire about the possibilities of a photo session with her family! Of course, I was all in! Not your normal maternity photo shoot mind you… Kendra so loved this place that she wanted to come back to Montana for her maternity pictures… with horses! So, we put together a plan and we snagged an amazing evening in the hills above Bozeman. Thanks to Margaret Burns Vap and our horse handlers Summer and Heidi. Also thanks to the Olson’s for allowing us to use their gorgeous property at the drop of a hat, as the fitting background for these magical moments! Life begins again!
Dylan contacted me about his plan to visit Yellowstone National Park with his girlfriend Mali to tour our national treasure and to plan the magic moment… to propose marriage. He and I worked on the logistics and timing to include several scenic locations after the initial surprise proposal. We exchanged pictures so I could recognize the couple when they showed up at the overlook of the falls on the exact time and date.
It was a glorious morning! When I hiked down to the overlook the sun was beginning to fill the canyon which refracted rainbow rays in the spray from the massive falls. PERFECT! I had the place to myself for awhile until a small group of people began to arrive to view the falls. Soon I saw Dylan and Mali coming down the long wooden stairs toward the platform. They chatted and milled around while waiting for the opportunity to move up to the railing. I could see that other’s present were sensing what was about to happen! I’ll let my images tell the rest of the story!
Congratulations to Mali and Dylan! It was my pleasure to witness and capture this momentous time for you.
Spring weather has been trying to overcome the grip of Montana’s long winter. Some evening are in the 30’s and days have varied from 52 to 85 degrees F. On this day the temps were very comfortable and the breezes ruled every moment of this engagement shoot with this handsome couple. I’ve been working with Mike and Anna to find a good mutual time that worked for us and … the weather. We started talking about a year ago and finally the timing was right for this photo shoot. It wasn’t just ‘right’ it was ‘perfect’ and the photos tell the story of a relationship that has been abiding and growing for 12 years. NOW… the wedding is in the works!!!
Congratulations to Mike and Anna. Enjoy the view of the amazing Paradise Valley on this gorgeous breezy spring day in June.
Oh, and the day would not have been complete without the presence of their wonderful canine companion BO! My new doggie buddy. What a ham!
Personally I can’t get enough of the 320 Ranch in Big Sky and I love making images in this luscious mountain valley.
Holden and Greg convened with their family and friends for this splendid wedding day. The weather was wonderful and they were spared the afternoon showers that had been the normal course of events on the ranch this summer.
Abundant and beautiful flowers were produced by the talented Katalin Green. The wedding arbor was simply gorgeous. Thanks to Carlie Breen Auger for joining me as second camera. Many of the photos in this collection were captured by her adept perception and eye for beauty!
Enjoy the view!
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Like many other couples around the world that had made wedding plans for this spring and summer(?), most have had to cancel their plans and look toward the future after this Covid-19 shutdown. Joshua and Krista have done just that. However, they had set the date for the wedding and decided to go through with it in a very private way.
Last week, on the Rims overlooking Billings a very small group of friends and family gathered. It was a refreshing experience. Those that gathered practiced recommended physical distancing on the ridge overlooking the Magic City. For me, it was a much needed break from the seclusion of the past weeks. Just to hop in my car and drive a couple of hours, take in the Montana country side, and do what I love to do! Capture life and love with my camera…
Here is a glimpse of Krista and Joshua’s wedding day. I’m looking forward to the big wedding celebration planned for July!
Ps. If you look closely at the featured image on the top of the page, you might be able to see the flock of birds that showed up high in the sky. I think they were ‘love’ birds of sorts. smiles!
Cheers to Krista and Josh! I’m so looking forward to July with all of your friends and families!