Photographing people against mountain backdrops since 2007 - Serving Glacier, Kalispell, Whitefish, and the Flathead Valley - Montana Photographer
Would you give me just a short background to how you met, your relationship, and engagement?
Our first date was a blind date, the result of a set up by mutual friends. They had been bugging us for months to meet because they thought we would get along great! I was in Africa at the time, and Ryan was traveling the world for work. We finally met for the first time at Oktoberfest in Utah. Come to find out we grew up less than 2 miles from each other. We very quickly became two peas in a pod from that first date. Fast forward 4 years, almost to the day from that first date, Ryan proposed to me inView full post »
Glacier National Park Wedding Venues
Although there are many more fantastic wedding venues in the surrounding area and within 60 miles, these are the venues that I consider close enough to the park to be considered a Glacier Wedding Venue.
From historical lodges to breathtaking views, these Glacier National Park wedding venues will make your mountain wedding dreams come true.
For tips on getting married in and around Glacier check out my article here https://www.mariannewiest.com/2018/01/03/glacier-national-park-wedding/
And for more Glacier wedding inspiration check out these epic locationsView full post »
In the northwest corner of Montana sits a hidden gem of the earth. It is a park so naturally beautiful it is known as the “Crown Jewel of the Continent.” It is North America’s Swiss Alps and it jaw-dropping gorgeous, and in my opinion, there is no better place to be married. It is beautiful, romantic, and adventurous. I love taking photos anywhere but I never feel as inspired as I do when I’m in Glacier photographing weddings. Hopefully you fall in love with this little piece of heaven (it was actually used in the movie What Dreams May Come as heaven) as much as I have.
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Wedding Planner/Designer: Noele Rudolph Fenger
Ceremony/Reception Venue: Great Northern Resort
Flowers: Noele Rudolph Fenger
Caterer: ScottiBelli’s Ristorante Italiano
Suits/Tuxes: Tuxedo Gallery
Wedding Dress: J Scott Couture
Hair Stylist/Makeup Artist: Jessica Deese
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
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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 »
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 »
Kate and Mikal were married July 18 on the north shore of Lake McDonald in Glacier National Park with a reception at The Belton Chalet in West Glacier.
It’s wedding like these that make me love being a wedding photographer in Glacier National Park. Small, intimate, romantic. Your closest family and friends surrounding you and sharing in the celebration of your love. It’s no wonder that small weddings and intimate elopements have become so popular.
The bride got ready at the beautiful and historic Belton Chalet in West Glacier, where the reception was also held. Their guests rodeView full post »
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