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Macee & Matthew Wedding | Arrowpeak Lodge, Montana Wedding | Bend, Oregon Wedding Photographer

Macee and Matt Barton had a beautiful wedding ceremony at Arrowpeak Lodge in Montana near Great Falls where I used to live. It was a cool fall afternoon when I arrived at the lodge. Colors everywhere! Yellows, oranges, reds from the aspen trees, snowy blue mountains in the background and deep greens from the giant pines surrounding the entire venue. 

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The groom and groomsmen's time getting ready was nothing but relaxing and filled with merriment of having a glass of whiskey and singing songs. 

The groom and groomsmen's time getting ready was nothing but relaxing and filled with merriment of having a glass of whiskey and singing songs. 

Macee planned ahead and brought extra tissues for her and Matt's first look. It was beyond precious. 

Macee planned ahead and brought extra tissues for her and Matt's first look. It was beyond precious. 

Bend Oregon Wedding Photographer 2018
Bend Oregon Wedding Photographer 2018
Macee did a marvelous job thinking ahead and picking out marroon dresses for the bridesmaids and purple and red flowers for the bouquets to tie in with the October scenery. 

Macee did a marvelous job thinking ahead and picking out marroon dresses for the bridesmaids and purple and red flowers for the bouquets to tie in with the October scenery. 

Bend Oregon Wedding Photographer 2018
Bend Oregon Wedding Photographer 2018
It was kind of fun having some wildlife in the distance to make you feel deep in the middle of nowhere. 

It was kind of fun having some wildlife in the distance to make you feel deep in the middle of nowhere. 

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The maroon and reds from the wedding decorations that go so wonderful with all the lush green from the forest.

The maroon and reds from the wedding decorations that go so wonderful with all the lush green from the forest.

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Dad holding back tears as he walked his daughter down the aisle. 

Dad holding back tears as he walked his daughter down the aisle. 

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Macee and Matthew's friend performed the wedding ceremony. I think having a friend or family member marry you is so much intimate and special for the couple. 

Macee and Matthew's friend performed the wedding ceremony. I think having a friend or family member marry you is so much intimate and special for the couple. 

They couldn't have asked for a more beatuiful wedding day. 

They couldn't have asked for a more beatuiful wedding day. 

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After the ceremony I took the bride and groom to some aspen trees, so they could share a moment alone together before the reception festivities started. 

After the ceremony I took the bride and groom to some aspen trees, so they could share a moment alone together before the reception festivities started. 

The bride's mom and bridesmaids DIY'd the wedding bouquets! I think they did a stunning job. 

The bride's mom and bridesmaids DIY'd the wedding bouquets! I think they did a stunning job. 

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Wedding Photographer Bend, Oregon 2018
Wedding Photographer Bend, Oregon 2018
Wedding Photographer Bend, Oregon 2018
Macee and Matt enjoyed their first dance to a Lion King song. It was perfect!

Macee and Matt enjoyed their first dance to a Lion King song. It was perfect!

After things were winding down at the reception I stole the bride and groom away for some sunset photos. 

After things were winding down at the reception I stole the bride and groom away for some sunset photos. 

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Bend Oregon Wedding Photographer 2018
Bend Oregon Wedding Photographer 2018
Bend Oregon Wedding Photographer 2018
Bend Oregon Wedding Photographer 2018

Reuel | Bend, Oregon and Great Falls, Montana Newborn Photographer

The Kunz family have been in my life for many years now. They were one of my first clients and we've gone from engagement, wedding, bridal and now maternity and newborn pictures of their son Reuel Joseph. He is a winter baby, meaning Amanda's maternity were too. The Kunz family and I got together in the middle of winter at the park in freezing snow and blistering negative temperature winds. We all drank hot cocoa and laughed pretending we were at the beach. 
Next, little Reuel was born and we did a short and newborn session capture their love for their new family member.

Maternity and Newborn Photography Bend, Oregon.
Maternity and Newborn Photography Bend, Oregon.
Maternity and Newborn Photography Bend, Oregon.
Maternity and Newborn Photography Bend, Oregon.
Newborn Photography, Mother and Son newborn Photos. Bend, Oregon Newborn Photographer
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Newborn Photography,  Bend, Oregon Newborn Photographer
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Newborn Photographer Bend, Oregon | Schwake, Owen

There is nothing better than family that includes bundles of amazing extended family/in-laws/in-laws of family/friends that are basically family. And Jarred and Elisa are just that. Especially their perfect little addition, little Owen Bradley. 

As it turns out, 30 years ago in college, my mother was in a group of fun friends that included a gal named Jill, pictured with little Owen below. They lost touch and moved away, but 2 years later, they both happened to have sweet baby sons. And by baffling coincidence, 17 years after that, those sons became best friends. Three years later, those two sons married sisters! And three years after that, those sisters had their own baby sons, ON THE SAME DAY, within a half hour of each other!

Life throws it's great mysteries and colorfulness all around, baby Owen and his sweet self is the product of that. 

West Family | Great Falls, Montana Travel Family Photographer

Tiffany and Sterling have good friends with my family for many years. It is exciting to see their family grow.
When I was in visiting Bend, Oregon they asked if I could take some family photos of them while i was there. How could I resist adorable family!!!
 

Shevlin Park, Bend Oregon is one of my favorite places. It was a thrill when Tiffany and Sterling wanted their family photography taken there. 

Their going to be best friends. You can tell. 

Look at those dreamy baby eyes. <33 so cute!!