So much of weddings are about the bride, but the groom is integral of course. Bride’s are proud of the man they are marrying and I’m always sure to make a portrait of the groom that matches the brides pride. This groom was waiting for a first look with his bride prior to their ceremony at Rainbow Ranch Lodge in Big Sky, Montana last summer. He is such a nice person and unaware of how handsome he is, but his bride knows that and I wanted to have that reflected in his portrait.
We photograph a lot of weddings in Montana and the Northwest, and every now and then in far flung places around the world. We’ve photographed wedding from Alaska to Hawaii to Texas to New York and Florida, but I never expected Italy. The Italian wedding pictured here was a story book wedding in an Italian villa. Across the road from the villa stands a castle and on the other side of the property are vineyards.
While this Italian wedding venue was fantastic, it reminds me that a wedding no matter the size, budget or local is equally important to the couples who are exchanging sacred vows to one another. I give each wedding my very best effort. Each couple deserves it.
I’ve photographed this little girl and her family for years. Love her attitude.
#girl #attitude #santahat #blackandwhite #montanaphotographer
A couple of years ago we photographed this couple’s destination wedding at Paws Up Resort outside Missoula, Montana. Going back to look at weddings we photographed through the years, this one reminds me of how timeless a good image can be. And how valuable great wedding photos are for the couple and their families.
So If you save money here and there on your wedding plans; please remember that the images are the only thing left of the day. It’s worth spending what budget you can afford on a photographer who you trust to give you amazing images.
Today I’m making prints for families from fall sessions. This ought’a warm up winter in their house. Our approach to family photography is to use the beauty of the mountains around Bozeman and Big Sky to make a family photo that is active and artful. Sunset and sunrise are great times of day for showing the depths of the Montana mountains and sky.
#bozemaninthefall #bozemanphotography #familyinthemountains #montana #montanamountains
We were so fortunate to be asked to photograph Paizley’s first birthday party. Her parents are going to have a fun book to give her someday when she is old enough to appreciate how much they do to make her life safe and happy.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, PAIZLEY!!!