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“I’m in love with Montana. For other states I have admiration, respect, recognition, even some affection. But with Montana it is love.” – John Steinbeck


I’m Mom to four of the cutest kids on the face of God’s green earth and I’m blessed to be married to my best friend.  I’m a fourth generation Montanan and I’m in love with this place I call home!  From the shores of Flathead Lake to the peaks of Glacier Park, I am continually inspired by my surroundings.   Whether you’re local, or just visiting, I’m so excited to share with you some of my favorite spots, both for photos and where to grab a bite to eat! (see here )

I’m easy-going, with an eye for detail, a passion for warm, natural, beautiful light; and a love for family and wedding photography.  I’m enthralled by the love and emotion of these subjects.   I want to capture the ones you love with all the beauty and personality that you see in them.

My goal is to provide you with amazing photos and a great experience.  In fact, I believe you can’t have one without the other.  I am happy to photograph little kids, large family groups, or grooms that would rather be at the bar than taking photos (that’s right, your man isn’t the only guy who doesn’t like getting his photo taken). All you have to do is bring your cute little selves and I’ll worry about the rest!

Taking photos with me will be fun.  I promise you’ll be laughing, even if it’s at me!  I will direct you and guide you so you look your best in your photos.  And yes! I retouch your photos, so don’t worry about that zit that always breaks out on your wedding day or the bruise on your two year old’s head he always manages to get right before family photos.

I received my degree in Fine Arts from Montana State University. I have over seven years experience as a professional photographer and ten years of experience working with Photoshop (this really comes in handy when I need to combine smiles from different photos so your 1 year old, 3 year old, and 5 year old are smiling in the same picture).  My work has been published on Style Me Pretty, The Knot, Rocky Mountain Bride, Montana Bride, Mountainside Bride and Beyond the Wanderlust, to name a few.

The Mountains are Calling!  So contact me here to schedule a session and I’ll take care of the rest!


Some Highlights:  Taking photos for Tim Tebow.

The Wiests are big Broncos fans, and for those of you who aren’t Broncos fans, you must admit that Tebow is just an awesome all-around guy.PIN

 I also had the honor of working with Grammy nominated and multiple Dove award winning recording artist Crystal Lewis.  I was the photographer for her album “Home for the Holidays.”



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