Montana Wedding Photography » Bozeman Montana Wedding Photographer

  • WELCOME!

    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.

    406-587-2996
    Read what clients have say: Reviews

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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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!

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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!

Montana Folk Festival 2014

What is the Montana Folk Festival?

Most people who haven’t experienced the festival think it is “folk” music. Images of hippies playing guitars come to mind. Well, it’s not to say that there wont be any of that, its just that there is more to “folk” music than that. Really, the Folk Festival celebrates all folk traditions. The traditional music of all countries and regions are welcome. Each year you never know what you will get from Zydeco, Native American drumming, Reggae, American bluegrass or southern gospel. I was thrilled to photograph this awesome 3 day event that happens in Uptown Butte, Montana again! I photographed the first 3 years of the festival when it was the traveling, national Folk Festival and really loved it. The goal of the National Folk Festival is to have the structure in place for that town to create a local version of the festival when the national festival moves on to another state. I can say with certainty that the Montana Folk Festival is just as large and perhaps even better since the last time I attended several years ago!

Some of my favorite performances were: Don Carlos (reggae), Mariachi Reynas de Los Angeles (the worlds only all women Mariachi band!) The Traveling McCoureys (bluegrass) and Ali Akbar Moradi (Kurdish). Those Mariachi girls were amazing. Beautiful harmonies, powerful voices and so talented. Don Carlos was a joy to watch and photograph. Dancing around the stage with a big grin, he stole my heart. From Kingston, Jamaica this reggae legend has been performing since 1973. I liked their vibe and he caught my gaze and smiled as if saying “it’s all good mon”. Some people really give you a gift when you photograph them, posing a little, giving a little to you. I wish I could have chatted with him, I imagine he has some stories to tell. Until next time, thanks to all the people who make the Folk Festival possible. SO many volunteers, musicians, techs, it is really impressive the army it takes to put on this free festival!

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Bozeman wedding photography- The Woodlands

Here is another beautiful Bozeman wedding, and it reminds me why I love photography so much!
The Woodlands at Cottonwood Canyon just outside Bozeman, Montana is a beautiful place for weddings! I am happy to have photographed a handful of weddings there and just love the place! Emily and Austin planned their big day to include their little man; Jack. Such a cutie, he was part of their ceremony and the reception until the little guy fell asleep that is! Emily and Austin have excellent taste and the event was just stunning. From the cake to her dress, I really enjoyed capturing the details and special moments. Great people, a fun party, and a little photography bling for me and I am a happy girl.

I am pretty sure Emily could be a model. No really. And she selected the most elegant dress from Plume Bridal in Bozeman, Montana. The sash was the perfect touch. With gorgeous flowers and event design from Allison Brook Design including a white orchid bouquet it was quite a civilized event! Oh yeah, and one of my favorite caterers too: Just a Taste and a unique and creative cake from Elle’s Belles Bakery. I have to admit I get excited when certain vendors are involved in a wedding and I know I am gonna love the food. When we are busy photographing a long wedding day we photographers look forward to dinner!

They are young, happy and I was thrilled to photograph their big day and meet their lovely family. Cheers guys!

P.S. I also have been known to nibble on dessert too!

Want to view some more Bozeman wedding photography? Here is another one you might like: Aly + Isaac’s Wedding at the Woodlands

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