• Stylish storyteller, fun loving and always up for adventure.
    Bozeman, Montana wedding photographer - happy to travel anywhere in Montana and beyond!
    I love what I do - traveling to new places, seeing rad things and taking photos.
    I believe in taking photography seriously, not myself. I dream big, love a good cocktail and want to see the world.
    After getting my B.A. in photography from Montana State University I accidentally fell in love with photographing weddings. (circa 2009 or so)
    Every couple is different, every wedding is an adventure, I want to photograph yours.

    When not hauling a bunch of camera gear around, you can find me out on the river, enjoying a cool beverage and spending time with Martin and our fluffy child, Max.

    Read what couples have to say: Love Notes

Story Mansion Styled Fun

During the Montana Bridal Tour we planned to do a mini styled shoot. Lovely girls all dressed up with hair and make up, why not?! Thanks to the lovely ladies who modeled for us! And of course thanks to Mckenzie of Plume Bridal and Brook from Brooklynn Studio for working their magic. Love that wallpaper- so amazing.

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Montana Bridal Tour

Bozeman, Montana Bridal Tour 2015

The Bridal Tour is a pretty unique bridal show. Limit the attendees to no more than 150, put them on buses and tour 3 different venues complete with food, bartenders, photographers, florists, you name it! This was my first year with the Bridal Tour and I was super excited to be at the historic Story Mansion. I photographed this awesome building while in college and have always loved its grand space and beautiful location in the historic district near MSU.

We had the most beautiful fall day for the event and we had some wonderful ladies in gowns from Plume Bridal and styled by Brooke Spain. I was stoked to get the sunroom to set up my display. My amazing husband helped me create a repurposed pallet wall. I love how it turned out! I will post info about how we made the wall and such later. Our event had a wonderful vibe thanks to the acoustic bluegrass of Acony Belles and wonderful catering of Claudia’s Mesa. Acony Belles is a trio of awesome ladies playing their little hearts out. I highly recommend if you love bluegrass.

We had Zebra Cocktail Bar serving up signature cocktails on the porch, a huge tent from Gallatin Event Rental and a short seminar from Thrivent Financial. The mansion was styled by History in the Making Events with a fall sangria theme that was so perfect for the venue. Florals by Karen’s Floral Artistry and invites and paper goods from Stacy at Big Announcements.

It was a rad team and we met some great folks getting married in Montana. Thanks for all the vendors and our guests for coming out and making it such a great day!

P.S. Thanks to Abby Turner of Icing on the Cake, for running her little fanny off to make this event happen. Cheers!

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Shakey Graves play The Sweet Pea Festival

Sweet Pea Festival 2015 Bozeman, Montana

So, I am pretty much still kind of shocked that some band I wanted to see came to Bozeman. We get a lot of country…which is fine, well not really. Summer, 2015: I fall in love with this song I heard online.

I look into Shakey Graves, who is Alejandro Rose-Garcia and I make a mental note to see this guy perform some day. Not a week later I hear he is playing Bozeman’s little 3 day art festival thingy. Whoa.
The show did not disappoint. This guy and his fellow musicians are pretty damn awesome. Love his style and his lyrics. I may have a slight crush on him…
Sometimes I do projects just for me. This is one of them. Taking photos for me : ) Enjoy.

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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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