Recently I was speaking with an old friend that I have photographed with over the years and the subject of maternity photos came up. She was all about it! So we put our heads together and agreed to plan something SOON. Well you know how that goes! We all three are busy people, and the ‘soon’ kept creeping away from us. Finally, we stopped our busy lives and made it happen. Sean and Brett met me at my studio for a jam packed hour of photography, and then we switched gears and headed to the river to catch the late evening light on the Yellowstone. Walking out over the rocky shore line, into the water on slippery rocks, with camera in hand was a bit tricky. I know the same was true for my young pregnant friend. Sean was a huge help in the studio and in the water! The experience inspired the desire for more shoots like this, and the images are breath taking! Thank you Brett and Sean… and ‘happy baby’! Enjoy the view.
Well… it’s finally happening! I’m off to a running start into some visually delightful springtime Montana weddings, surprise proposals in Yellowstone Park and many elopements throughout the weeks to come. The covid hex has changed things slightly but the great news is that HOPE is REAL in our world today. Take heart!
This couple came from across the country to marry in Paradise Valley, Montana and it was a splendid occasion. The one and only Chico Hot Springs Resort graciously offered their hospitality on the breathtaking property and later the wedding couple bathed their feet in the miracle waters of the Yellowstone River! And… I’m not exaggerating a bit by saying that the sunset was one of the most amazing displays that I have seen for awhile. See for yourself.
Thanks to Rachel Olsen Mascari for her excellent assistance and second shooting! Look for more beautiful images from this young talent!
There is nothing like photographing a Yellowstone National Park Wedding during the celebration of the National Park Service Centennial! The traffic was wild! The sky was painted with plumes of smoke from a few nearby fires and Emily, Sean, their immediate family and a few close friends were wonderful!
We drove around for a few hours making images in just a few of the scenic wonders of Yellowstone National Park. Everywhere we went dozens of people form all over the world were stopping to take a picture of the couple and conveying their congratulations and well wishes. It was very cool!
The Ceremony took place at one of the colorful pools for an intimate and moving ceremony officiated by the brides father. And then after Old Faithful performed on time, Emily and Sean slipped into their sleek Tesla Model S for some photos!
Enjoy the view!
This year brings different challenges. However I’m hopeful and I’m excited to see what the future holds.
I live in one of the most beautiful places on earth. Just down the road from my home is the breathtaking Paradise Valley. I call it my studio… where miles and miles of the mighty Yellowstone River careens through the valley, surrounded by mountains and capped with the ever changing big Montana Sky. Add a sundown like none other and you get perhaps as close to heaven as you can without actually leaving this temporal place on earth.
Last summer I spent a couple of hours with a returning client that wanted to take advantage of a summer day making photos in a couple of locations including an sundown dip in the Yellowstone, a baptism of sorts.
It was breathtaking!
So, whether you are planning a wedding, a surprise proposal, an elopement or simply portraits in a place you will never forget, give me a call or contact me via this site. I’ve lived here over 30 years and I have access to many amazing vistas and ‘secret spots’ both public and private in which to photograph. Enjoy the view!
Anna and Adam married this weekend in the beautiful Paradise Valley. The day was sunny and warm; it seems summer has finally come to our to little home in this mountain valley. The surrounds of the Sage Lodge was perfect for the event. Stylish, tasteful, classy but certainly not stuffy!!! And let’s talk about scenic views!!! The Yellowstone River winds through the valley below the lodge and Emigrant Peak towers above everything, providing a constant visual treat in any direction you choose to look.
I couldn’t wait to dive into these images this morning to rediscover the moments that I witnessed through the lens. Thanks to my most excellent second shooter Becca Boylan. Becca… you’re amazing!
Enough talk… now enjoy the view! First of all the slide show…
phew! such a beautiful wedding!
It was such a pleasure to photograph with Steph and Michael last week. Their September wedding is coming right up and we made time to get together for a little meet and greet ‘photography style’! I always like to see my clients face to face ahead of the wedding day to make some fun images together. It makes the wedding day photography much more productive. So we did and it was an amazing evening. This time I chose from some of my secret and private locations! yep!
And by the way, I think there is going to be a lot of dancing involved at this wedding!
Feel the LOVE… and enjoy the view!