Montana

California Couple Married in the Mountains of Montana | Bend, Oregon Wedding Photographer

Amber and Doug wanted to get out of LA, leave the big city behind to visit the mountains and experience what ranch life was like. What better place to do that than Standford, Montana, at the Hughes Mountain Ranch. Over several visits, becoming dear friends of the Hughes', and falling in love with the "magic of the ranch" and "cowboy life," they decided to celebrate their wedding there with their families and a few close friends.

A beautiful small ceremony facing endless scenery of fields, trees, and mountains.

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I love the simple yet elegant decorations of flowers, wooden chairs, and arch.

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A beautiful June day to celebrate a wedding.

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It's no wonder that Doug and Amber fell in love with Montana on their vacations from California!

Doug was completely awestruck when he saw Amber for the first time in her wedding dress.

Amber's grandpa did the honor of walking his granddaughter down the aisle. 

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Doug looked dashing in his blue groom suit and red bow tie.

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Amber's smile did not leave her face the entire wedding ceremony. You could tell she was in heaven. 

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Amber's sisters and brother were the bridesmaids and groomsman. You could see teary eyes on some of them as they watch their sister get married to her soulmate.  

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The exchanging of rings. 

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The bride and groom's first kiss as husband and wife. 

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Both the bride and groom are in absolute bliss walking back down the aisle officially married.

The bridal bouquet. 

Amber and Doug brought their three dogs all the way from California for the grand celebration.

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While the guests enjoyed cocktail hour, we went to the ceremony arch to capture a few more pictures with the picturesque Montana background.

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Doug embraced full Montana style and wore his cowboy hat for some of their photos. 

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I didn't know which Amber enjoyed more, Doug wearing the hat or ripping the hat off his head to pull him in for a kiss. 

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The reception appetizers were a beautiful array of meats, cheeses, and fruits.

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The best cake designers I've ever crossed paths, Crooked Tree Coffee and Cakes. They outdid themselves again by making this beautiful tree cake featuring carved heart and all. 

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A delicious strawberry and almond salad is served before the main course. 

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The dogs are enjoying the fresh Montana air and looked cute as ever in bowties. 

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The bride's mom and the groom decide on which amazing food to add to their plate first.

I was glad to have taken a few extra dog portraits of Frodo because he passed away a few months after the wedding. 

We love you Frodo.

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By far one of the best wedding vendor meals I have ever had. YUMMMM!!!  

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Toasts continued throughout the receptions as all guests had only wonderful and lovely things to say about the bride and groom.

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One of my favorite images of the entire wedding group because everyone is smiling and having a joyous time.

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Time to cut the wedding cake! 

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Wedding Coordinator, Elena, had this cutting knife made for Amber and Doug with their names engraved on it.

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Amber made the most beauitful Montana bride.

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Hale Family | Family Photography Session Great Falls, Montana

Meet the Hales. We have had the joy of photographing them a few times, and each time is a blast! I think they look pretty good in blue, don't you think? Enjoy!

The Hale family bought a huge metal with acrylic print with this picture. They cried when they saw it. Success? I think yes! 

The Hale family bought a huge metal with acrylic print with this picture. They cried when they saw it. Success? I think yes! 

This Montana family killed it at looking AMAZING for their family session. 

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Family session in Montana wearing all blue? I love it.

Even in the winter of Great Falls, Montana with no snow the Hale family makes any background look amazing. 

Rowan Wilde Brosnan | Oregon Newborn Photographer

Rowan Wilde is just a tiny person in this world but he has already created so many amazing memories. First of all, he made me an auntie again! My third nephew! And so I got to go back to Oregon to meet him and see my whole family. Rowan is so precious and has the wisdom of a thousand years in his eyes. 

He also was born on the very same day as his cousin, Owen. Only a half hour apart and born right across the hall of the hospital from each other.  They are bound to be best friends. Along with his cousin, Sound, and his big brother, Bear. What a little gang of trouble<3

 

Montana Engagement Photographer | Mattingly Engagement

For Matt and Carolyn's engagement session we went out to her dad's incredible property. As you can see it would have been a beautiful backdrop for a wedding ceremony, but alas, it's so deep in the woods they wouldn't be able to get all their loving guests out there. 
Their four dogs, Mr Bean, Luna, Brady, and Toby, didn't find any problems though!
Together we got to capture their full family love in this epic scenery. I love they way Carolyn did her hair and her purple dress against the lush green grass of this forest meadow. Congratulations you two!