Christina and Sean met while working as whitewater rafting guides and carried their fun and adventurous spirit throughout this sweet, intimate winter wedding. I'm so happy I got to share in part of their day. Congratulations you two, I hope you had fun shredding the hill.
VENDOR LOVE: Big Sky Chapel; Buck's T-4
Emily & Burt got married on a rainy day in September. Little did they know, rainy days sometimes (often!) make for the best photos. I mean how could you get any better than that sunset!! VENDOR LOVE: Venue: Grey Cliffs Ranch Coordination: Bash Catering: LaFoley Wood Fired Oven Cake: Sarah White Rentals: Montana Party Rentals Hair/Makeup: Capelli's Salon and Day Spa
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My little sis got married. I was the lady of honor (matron sounds so old) and lead photographer. My husband was the officiant and official music guy. My son was the ring bear(er). So to say it was personal is a bit of an understatement. Many thanks to my good friend Sally who helped with photos so I could actually been in some. It was the most perfect, beautiful day. And legit the most beautiful first dance I have ever seen or photographed. Love you both so much!!! Venue: The Ponds At Dry Creek Flowers: I Do Flowers Dress: After 5 and Weddings Hair: Tara Furda Cake: Big Sky Bakery Photography: A+P Photography & Sally Finneran
Hillary + Mike's wedding inspired me. Not just because of the beautiful details and abundantly lush florals, but because everywhere I looked, I saw these perfect moments. These fleeting moments, when added together, tell the story of Mike and Hillary's wedding day.
Homestake Lodge, just up the pass from Butte, is the perfect venue that you don't expect to see after the lonely exit and secluded drive up a windy dirt road. Everything about the Lodge molded perfectly to Hillary's vision of her wedding day. I told her multiple times that her wedding day was like Pinterest come to life, in the best way possible. And it really was.
Morgan and Jake have a special kind of love story. One that begins before they were born, when their mothers met in birth class. They were in and out of each other's lives until they finally made that romantic connection in high school. Through thick and thin, they stayed together through high school and college. On July 2, 2016 they sealed their love for each other in a beautiful wedding ceremony just outside the tiny town of Darby, Montana.
Morgan's dad Dave runs a private ranch there, RANK Montana Ranch. It's tucked away in the hills and oh so gorgeous. When you drive onto the property, there are a few beautiful homes. Then you take a windy dirty road to the bottom of a secluded and spectacular valley, complete with a small lake.
The traditional lutheran ceremony started just as a little cloud burst passed over head. The rain cleared right before Morgan walked down the aisle, and the sun illuminated the archway, as if by plan.
The reception tents were lit with fairy lights For Morgan & Jake's wedding, there were a series of teepee tents set up for the reception. Even teepee bathrooms, which were actually amazing (not something I say about bathrooms very often).
Such a beautiful and unique setting for a beautiful and unique couple. Congrats Jake + Morgan!!
Venue: RANK Montana Ranch
Tents: Under Canvas Events
Officiant: Pastor Vern Sandersfeld
Florist: The Flower Garden
Catering: Famous Dave's
Cake: Crave Catering
DJ: RMF Entertainment
Dress: After 5 & Weddings
Tux: After 5 & Weddings
"If I had a flower for every time I thought of you, I would walk in my garden forever."
It's not very often that match making works. Especially when the match maker is your mom or your boss. But for this very special couple that was the case...and it worked. Colten drove all the way back to Bozeman from Fargo for his first date with Katie. And he knew she was the one the minute she suggested instead of going to dinner or a movie, they go to Hyalite Canyon and see if the fish were biting. From that point on, he was hooked. (Sorry, couldn't help but use the pun).
Everything about Katie & Colten's wedding day was as sweet and genuine as they are. Every little detail (and not so little detail) was handcrafted with love, including Katie's gorgeous dress. Patrick & I both felt so creatively inspired by this couple, and I think it shows in how amazing the images are.
Sometimes as a photographer, you get a glimpse into someone's life and see how truly perfect a couple is together. Such is the case with Burt & Emily. They invited me along on a fishing trip, to take some lifestyle engagement photos of them and their 4-year-old son Jackson fishing. Watching them interact, I can tell what a wonderful family unit they are together. As someone who comes from a blended family times two, I know first hand how important that is.
I'm so glad I met Emily at the Bridal Walk and I can't wait to photograph their wedding this fall.
It's not often that you meet life-long sweethearts. Literally, life-long. Morgan and Jake are one such special couple. Their mothers met in a birth class when the two were in utero. From that time forward, the two have always been in each others lives, whether as friends or sweethearts.
I had such a wonderful time walking around with Morgan, Jake and their tiny puppy Lucy. I can't wait for their wedding this summer in Darby, Montana!
The Downtown Bozeman Bridal Walk today went off without a hitch! And it was the best one I've participated in since my first Walk three years ago. Many, many thanks to the wonderful vendors who made today such a blast, as well as all the 2016/2017 brides I got to chat with today. We still have some availability in early Fall/Winter, so please contact us asap if you still need a photographer. Can't wait to do this event again next year!
Flowers By: Kirkham & Co
Cakes/Sweets By: Elle's Belles Bakery
Dresses By: Eskay Bridal
Location/Present Bundles By: Heyday Bozeman
Catering By: Starky's
Ashley and Tom met in what can only be described as the perfect "meet-cute." She was working in her parent's diner in a small town. He was fighting fires near that small town, and ate at the diner every day. They fell in love.
I mean could it be any more perfect? These two genuinely sweet people were such a blast to photograph. I can't wait for their wedding this fall!
Colten's mom had been trying to set him up with the perfect girl for some time. Katie was working at a local flower shop, and happened to meet Colten's mom when she worked on his sister's wedding flowers. Everyone involved thought they would be perfect together...if only they could convince them to actually go out.
Colten came to town, on the guise of visiting his parents, but really he wanted to see what this girl was like that his mom had been raving about. He asked her where she would like to go to dinner - her response:"I hear the fish are biting up Hyalite, want to do that instead?"
The moms were right - they were the perfect match.
I had such a wonderful time tromping around in the snow with these two. I cannot wait until their wedding next June!
It's not very often that you hear about a genuine, life-long love story. But when you hear about Ashley and Josh, that's exactly what it is.
There's a photo of the two of them getting "married" when they were little kids. That love has continued through their lives and guided them to tie the knot for real on a sunny afternoon in Big Sky, Montana.
Ashley and Josh may both be quiet people, but their love spoke volumes on that day and was present to everyone who attended.
A big thanks to all the wonderful vendors who made the day come together:
Venue - Big Sky Resort
Lodging: Snowcrest Condos
Coordinator: Margo Magnant
Catering: Big Sky Resort
Officiant: Vicki Wiepking
Florist: Sara Niska
Bridal Dress: Mori Lee by Madeline Gardner
Dress Boutique: The Wedding Connection
Tuxedos: After 5 and Weddings