here you will find stories of couples who are head-over-heels in love, joyful families, editorial wedding inspiration, and everything in between... told through photographs shot on film.  

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I’m the type of person that likes to see new places any chance I can, but there are a few pieces of heaven that I can visit over and over again without any complaints. Holland Lake is definitely one of those places. It’s a lovely spot nestled at the base of the Swan Range, home to only two quiet camp areas, a handful of private residences, Holland Lake Lodge, and a roaring waterfall at it’s head…

Jamie + Drew | Sunrise Couple’s Session

With a twinkle in her eye that lasted the whole evening, Kalyn said she knew Brian was “bad news” when she first saw him driving his truck in high school. They had no idea that that first flirty interaction they had with each other would eventually lead to Brian watching Kalyn open…

Kalyn + Brian | Country Engagement Session



New York City.

She teaches photography at a local university, he is a web developer and a painter. They shared a studio space, and she was impressed by the detail and complexity of his studio planning spreadsheet, he first notices how outgoing she is. From there things would progress to being more than acquaintances and friends… and eventually they’d find themselves standing in a small town courthouse in Montana, exchanging vows, and becoming husband and wife!

Nicole + Eric | A Courthouse Wedding

My heart raced as my mouse hovered over the “submit” button, a million and a half thoughts racing spinning in my head as a contemplated my fate: 

How would I look? Would I like it? I hope I don’t hate it. Am I ready for such a drastic change? Will I EVER be ready for this? What if I cry? How embarrassing. I’ll probably cry. I better change the date to one that Trever is home that night so he can comfort me if I have a meltdown… Okay. That day will be better. Ugh, but that’s two weeks out already. If I go too long I’ll back out. Again. Why is this so hard? This is silly, it’s not THAT big of a deal. People do this all the time. It’ll grow back if I don’t like it. But what if I look awful? Some people just can’t pull it off, I might be one of them! Duh. Just do it. It’s not that hard. Just click the button.


The Big Cut

I kicked off my summer wedding season with Ciara and Shane at The Flying Horse in Montana’s beautiful Bitterroot Valley. It was a little windy and the air was still hanging on to that early spring chill, but the cloud cover enhanced the lovely lilac and sage details of this day, and Ciara and Shane didn’t seem to care too much about the weather.

Ciara + Shane | Wedding at The Flying Horse