Wedding Album first draft
Paradise Valley Weddings
I was out the door Sunday morning to meet up with Amber and Jeremiah on the Yellowstone for a photography ‘meet and greet’! The wedding will be right here in Paradise Valley on their families land amidst the century old cabins filled with the groom’s family history. I’m totally excited about photographing for them on that soil and in this amazing place!
We had the most soft and beautiful morning light in the river valley as we hiked around making images and having fun! Enjoy the view!
What a fabulous day at Chico Hot Springs Resort! Miranda and Richy tied the knot in the presence of family and friends. The weather was ‘Paradise Valley perfect’ and everyone enjoyed the sun, the warmth and yes… the breeze (aka ‘the wind’)! Here is a glimpse of this beautiful wedding day in Paradise.
Thanks to my friend and second shooter, Rachel Mascari for her fine work and the way she always keeps things fun, interesting and ‘melodic’!
Ah yes, springtime in the Rockies. We had all been watching the weather forecast closely for the past couple of days, hoping for a break from the dark rainy day that had been predicted. AND THEN… things changed and the threat of a rainy day was going to back off a bit just in time for the planned ceremony in the mountains above Livingston. phew !!!!!
Here’s the mountain road on my way to the wedding. Yikes! ‘A river runs through it’ – perhaps not what the movie title made reference to… smiles
When I arrived everything was moving forward in the face of the current weather conditions. Dick, the Father of the bride, was putting the floral touches to the wedding arch and soon the bride would arrive. The closer and closer we got to the time of the wedding the rain diminished and slowly gave way to a brighter day. And finally, right before the wedding began, the clouds lifted and revealed Livingston Peak and the amazing mountain range. A little drizzle remained, but no one was noticing. It was so beautiful… absolutely amazing!
Thank you to such kind people that made me feel like part of the family. I really appreciate that! Warm regards to Alex and Reem and the whole crew.
Alex and Reem came into town this week for their wedding in the mountains under the radiance of the massive Livingston Peak. Yesterday, I decided to take a drive up the mountain road to explore the route to the wedding location. I always like to get the feel for a place and check the conditions of rough mountain roads before the day of.
As I was poking around at the locked property gate hoping for a sign of life, up drove two pickup trucks. I introduced myself and told them my business. The gentleman smiled widely and as fate would have it was the father of the groom. So, he invited me to follow him up to the ranch and showed me the wedding location. OUTSTANDING!
Soon I got a call from Reem and went over the details of the upcoming wedding plan. With the potential of some wet weather on her wedding day, we decided it would be wise to meet at the property later in the day for some pre-wedding photos. We had a delightful hour together running around making photos in the beauty of this high mountain valley.
Thanks to Tarvez and Dick for the hospitality and a delicious snack before I hit the road.
Cheers to Reem and Alex!
Here’s the first draft of an album of images from the day before the wedding! Sweet!
There is something very magical about our mountains here in southwest Montana. Their allure is irresistible and the view, well… ‘breathtaking’!
Gary and Edna came to Paradise Valley for their very private ceremony. Beth Renick of Big Sky Ceremonies and I were honored to be witness to their wedding vows in the hills above Chico Hot Springs Resort on this brisk November afternoon.
I walked about the upper fields of Chico with Gary to help him select the perfect spot while Beth assisted Edna with her dress and the final details of the ceremony. Soon Beth joined us in ‘field of dreams’, followed by the beautiful bride. It was a long aisle of over 200 yards of browning sage grass which juxtaposed the most amazingly blue sky. Fall was in the air and the breeze was brisk. The entire expanse was filled with a palpable sense of joy.
Enjoy the view!