Maria & Todd – Green Valley Ranch – June 10, 2017

Wedding Planner/Designer – Autumn Kozimer Ceremony/Reception Venue – Green Valley Ranch Flowers – Mum’s Flowers and Bitterroot Flower Shop Caterer – Blue Canyon Kitchen & Tavern Cake – Miss Patti Cakes Suits/Tuxes – Men’s Warehouse Wedding Dress – Mon Amie Bridal Salon Hair Stylist – Christina Stevens Makeup Artists – Britlee Penny Rings – Jared Galleria of Jewelry DJ – RMF EntertainmentView full post »

Hannah-Laura & Morgan – Great Northern Resort – June 1, 2017

Wedding Planner/Designer: Noele Rudolph Fenger Ceremony/Reception Venue: Great Northern Resort Flowers: Noele Rudolph Fenger Caterer: ScottiBelli’s Ristorante Italiano Pies: Perkins Suits/Tuxes: Tuxedo Gallery Wedding Dress: J Scott Couture Hair Stylist/Makeup Artist: Jessica Deese Rings: Hers: 1920s antique ring from ShopCCJ His: Tungsten World DJ: RMF Entertainment Homemade Beer/Wine: Adam and Lindsay Rudolph Officiant: Adam Rudolph Seamstress: Doreen Breza Bridesmaid’s dresses: Sarah Wood of FashionStreets Bridal Jewelry: Pendant: BlingBaddaBoom Hairpiece: TopGracia PhotographerView full post »

Dan & Alyssa – May 21, 2017 – Swan Valley

Ceremony/Reception Venue – Pastor Bruce Rippy Flowers – Conrad Floral Caterer – Steve Garvin Cake – my dad Wedding Dress – Something Bridal Hair Stylist – Crystal Farnsworth Rings – Browns Jewelry Band – Clara Wieck & Roy Wilhelm Arbor & prepping ceremony site: Ray Haera, Bill & Cheryl Bosslet, Doug WolfView full post »

Rheanna & Dainon – May 7, 2017 – Cedar Creek Lodge

Wedding Planner/Designer: bride and groom and bride’s father Steven Miller  Ceremony/Reception Venue: Cedar Creek Lodge Columbia Falls Montana Flowers: Leah Eash, Monica Olsen, Theodore Opdenaker Caterer: Tammi Rardon Cake: Just Desserts by Joyce in Evergreen MT Suits/Tuxes: Men’s Warehouse, Missoula  Wedding Dress: Willow bride, Whitefish  Hair Stylist: Lilli Loeffler of Fan Salon in Whitefish  Rings: Stephen Isley Jewelry, Whitefish MT (my ring),  DJ: destination DJ, DJ Sam Musicians: Susie, Abigail,& Madison WambakeView full post »

Glacier National Park Engagement Session

My amazingly talented husband put together this little behind the scenes video during an engagement shoot up in Glacier National Park on Lake McDonald.  I love it so much. So many people dread having their photos taken and I hope this captures a little taste of how fun and special having your photos taken can be.  This beautiful song is by Shayla Smith and can be purchased here https://shayla.bandcamp.com/track/loved Shayla is a local artist and also does music for weddings, which is ALWAYS a treat for me! Here are the photos from the shoot. And in case you were wondering who thisView full post »

Madison – Glacier Senior Session

This beautiful High School senior grew up right outside of Glacier National Park, so what better spot to do her photos then in and around the park? We started the session at her family’s ranch in Martin City, Montana, stopped at the Middle Fork of the Flathead River for some shots and then ended the session on the shores of Lake McDonald.  A fitting way to close this chapter of her life.View full post »

Whitefish Stage Organic Farms – Whitefish Family Photographer

This all started in 2016 when Scott and Megan Lester bought a 65 acre retired seed potato farm 1 mile north of Reserve on Whitefish Stage so they could live with their three children and Megan’s parents. They immediately remodeled the old farmhouse on the land for Megan’s Parents. From there they cleaned up the farm in preparation to build their family home on the land. On New Years day 2016, Scott and Megan started talking about how they had this great farm, with great 25 year organic soil, an irrigation well, and how it would be really cool to grow vegetables for people in theView full post »

Montana Tamarack Fall Family Session

Most people who don’t live in Montana don’t know that Montana has absolutely stunning fall colors! One of my favorite things about the Montana fall is the Tamarack tree, a tree that looks like a pine tree but in the fall turns beautiful vibrant yellow and orange, an absolute stunning backdrop for family photos.*  The Swan Valley outside of Bigfork has a lot of Tamaracks and I was so excited that the timing worked out to do this family session down the Swan in October to take advantage of those fall colors.  There was some fog coming off of Swan Lake but it blew off shortly and theView full post »

Briana & Jacob – Many Glacier Elopement

Many Glacier is well worth the extra 2 and 1/2 hour drive from Kalispell for an epic elopement in Glacier National Park.  It’s weddings like this that are why I love being a Glacier National Park Wedding Photographer. From the Bride: We are high school sweethearts. At the time of our wedding, we’d been engaged for 4 years. We spent that time accomplishing goals we set for ourselves as a couple, such as graduating college, starting our careers, building a home, and planning our dream wedding. Staying true to ourselves as individuals and as a couple was our jumping off point for planningView full post »

Brittany & Travis – Glacier National Park Engagement

Brittany and Travis came all the way from Minnesota for engagement photos in Glacier National Park and I hope you can agree that they were well worth the trip! And since they were already here for photos they thought they might as well make the most of their trip and so they camped, explored, hiked, and took advantage of everything that Montana has to offer.  Ok fine, maybe having fun in Montana was their main reason for coming, but engagement photos was definitely up there!   From Brittany:Travis and I met, of all places, in a bar. We are both quite tall and we just lockedView full post »

Traci & Ron – August 2016 – Glacier Elopement

One factor that many people don’t consider when planning their wedding in Montana is what time is best for photos.  When the sun is rising and the sun is setting is by FAR the best time for photos…and in Montana that can be really late!  In June and July the sun sets around 9, mid August around 8:30 and September around 7:30.    If you want the OPTIMAL time you’ll want to plan on doing photos starting an hour before the sunset, so if your ceremony lasts a half hour then plan the ceremony time an hour and a half before sunset.  I realize this can be hard if you have aView full post »

Lauren & Matt – June 2016 – Glacier National Park Elopement

I had so much fun photographing this couple’s Glacier National Park elopement. I mean, just look at them! How can you not smile :) This is why I love being a Glacier wedding photographer . A day in the sun, exploring beautiful spots, hanging out with people in love. It’s a tough job but somebody has got to do it.View full post »