Montana Wedding Photography » Bozeman Montana Wedding Photographer


    I live in beautiful Bozeman, Montana and I am happy to travel anywhere in Montana and beyond to photograph your wedding events!
    I love what I do.
    I travel to new places, see rad things and photograph them.
    Its truly a privilege to photograph some of the most personal and amazing moments of your wedding.

    Vital info:
    Married: to an awesome guy who tolerates my crazy ideas (I have a lot of them).
    Love: rafting Montana rivers, playing roller derby and spending time with my pup; Max.
    Number of years shooting weddings: 7 years and loving it.
    School: B.A. in Photography from Montana State University
    Coffee: It better be good.
    Dreaming big: always.
    Adventure and fun: required.

    Read what couples have say: Love Notes

Missoula Montana Wedding- Lubrecht Forest

So your couple both have a bachelors in photography, wanna get married at an “experimental” forest and brought their own beer from Portland? Yup, pretty rad.

I met Maggie & Cale in college at Montana State University, while we were spending endless hours in the darkroom following our folly.  Even though they now live in Portland, Oregon they wanted to get married in Montana and I was so thrilled when they contacted me. And then I got nervous. They aren’t the first photographers I have worked with but jeez, both of them have a B.A. NO pressure at all. Thoughts of their sophisticated projects in school swirling through my head, would they think my “look this way, kisses!” spiel cheesy?  Probably.

But it was awesome. We all had a great time and it pushed me to be a little more analytical of my shots that day and that is always a good thing.

Now on to their big day- they choose the Lubrecht Experimental Forest outside of Missoula, Montana for their wedding and reception. And what is an experimental forest? Well, beyond being a super cool place where you can visit and stay, it is where University of Montana students and faculty study and research forest conservation and such.

Cale brought in his own beer as he is now working towards his passion for making beer, I had a tasty IRA (Indian Red Ale) or two?

The ceremony was held in a meadow surrounded by a beautiful forest of evergreen, aspen trees and open blue skies. I couldn’t ask for a more beautiful sanctuary for a ceremony. The whole day was fun, simple and classy, exactly what I would expect from these two. I know they will be happy, I have seen it in the years I have known them. Some people just know how to do that.

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Kendra & Colter- Bozeman Fun Engagement

Kendra + Colter are getting married in Big Timber, Montana this summer. But first we did a super fun photo shoot in Bozeman! We planned to go downtown but it was too crowded due to a Bobcat football pep rally. Ironic really as they are big Bobcat fans, but not what we had in mind for our shoot. Then it rained. But I had a cute umbrella handy, yep, I like to be prepared! Then we got an incredible, dramatic blue sky with a rainbow. The erratic nature of our weather in the Rockies leads to some serious rewards, if you are willing to get rained on!

Then we headed up to Hialite, and the lake was CRAZY low. Oops. I said I liked to be prepared, but I hadn’t thought it would be that bad. We made the best of it, ignoring the endless shoreline and we were rewarded with a beautiful sunset. Things don’t go as planned at any shoot. The best thing is to keep an open mind, let things happen and look for something beautiful anyway. My favorite shots from this evening were completely unplanned.  That is one of the challenges and real rewards I get from being a photographer. I can’t wait for their wedding this June.

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Fun Engagement Session

A fun engagement session with Allyson + Tyler, what a sweet and smiling couple! They won an engagement session I gave away at last years Bridal Walk in downtown Bozeman. When you give a session away you never know what kind of folks you will get and it’s also unlikely that they are the perfect match for you as a photographer…but I got lucky! And so did they, they got a fun e-session and I got to meet them. They are getting married outside of Seattle in August 2015 and I am super excited to photograph it for them! I love to travel and haven’t been that way for years, adventure will ensue.
I love adventure and travel and nothing is more inspiring for a photographer than those two things. I am ready for summer to come already!

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February 23, 2015 - 6:16 pm

Melanie Nelson - Cute!

Summer Solstice Wedding Bozeman Montana

I just love this couple.

They are awesome fun and so are their friends. They planned their Montana wedding for the summer solstice at Springhill Pavillion just outside Bozeman, Montana. Springhill Pavilion is a rustic barn pavilion on a mountain meadow with with open fields and mountain views. It is one of my favorite wedding venues in the area. The property also offers beautiful cabins and a bridal suite for the couple and their maids and groomsmen to get ready in. Its a beautiful setting for documenting the preparation before the big event. The couple and their closest family and friends stayed there for several days spending time together and relaxing. The owners, Chum + Sally are such wonderful hosts, they really make you feel at home. Seriously, some of the nicest venue owners I have ever met.

Amy and Christian have excellent taste. I LOVE her dress, so perfect for her figure. From the flower choices to the couple taking dance lessons, you could really tell this girl put some thought into the planning and really made it their own. Elles Belles provided the lovely dessert table with smores cupcakes. Yes, I had one, are you kidding me?! It was awesome, probably my favorite thing I have ever had from Elle. The other wonderful vendors? Flowers- Stems, Hair/Makeup by Jade Morris, Catering- Food For Thought, Dress- Eskay Bridal and rad beats from Joe’s DJ.

So, if there is one thing I can tell you bout your wedding- taking dancing lessons is totally worth it! The first dance was unforgettable and super fun for the guests and for me to photograph. you guys rocked it!

I wish them many years of happiness!


Montana Ranch Wedding

Destinations weddings in Montana are so popular! When I first heard from Amy + Kyler they were living in South Korea as Amy was working as a teacher. The couple and their family and friends traveled from all over the U.S. to have a Montana ranch wedding. At least half of the weddings I have shot over the years have been folks from out of state that want to tie the knot in Montana. Some are returning to where they went to school, where they took a favorite vacation and some have never visited but knew this Montana had the experience they were looking for.

The Double T River Ranch in Clyde Park, Montana has a lot of fun things to do including a golf green, trout fishing pond, horse shoes and the Shields River runs through the property. The beautiful 2 story barn inspired building also has a full sized billiards table upstairs. While I only live an hour or so away from the ranch, I want to plan a family trip there!

Amy + Kyler planned a small wedding with just their close friends and family. They also wanted to keep the wedding simple- no fancy flowers, cake and such. For the ceremony they had their guests gather on picnic blankets with selections of cheese, local beers and champagne. It was a simply beautiful June day with blue skies and white clouds. The stuff wedding photographers dream of. I loved the beautiful location and really enjoyed meeting the couple and their lovely guests. Congrats Amy + Kyler!

Do you dream of getting married in Montana?

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August 8, 2014 - 2:52 pm

EM - Such beautiful picture of my friends’ beautiful wedding. Memories they will be able to cherish. You captured it so well. Thank you.

August 8, 2014 - 6:01 pm

debbie - what a beautiful group of wedding pictures! awesome!