An OK Family

I had the pleasure of meeting and capturing this family FIVE years ago in the same spot. Now they have ONE more beautiful girl, a new dog, and a non aging mom, dad and grandma and grandpa!

What fun to see the girls age, their love for one another and their dollies. And what really made my heart SWELL, was their love for photography. As I was getting ready to leave and chatting with their mom and dad, they were doing a FULL ON photo session with their dolls. Oh my, so adorable! 

Thank you guys for having Lindsey Jane capture your AMAZING OK family! 


Family is LOVE

Oh man... I know I say this a lot, but it's true. I'm SO thankful for meeting folks like this. We had so much fun with this shoot, and then me and mama chatted for some time. Wished I could have chilled all evening with her. I did their family photos years ago, and it was so great to meet their newest and sweet addition. Lots of LOVE in and for this Texan family! 


FEEL the wedding of Lindsey & Jesse

Lindsey & Jesse's wedding was an absolute fairytale wedding. The beautiful couple, the amazing setting and SO much emotion! I LOVE EMOTION!!! So many tender moments and memories made. I FEEL the wedding all over again looking back at this day, hope you do too! Lindsey and Jesse, thank you for letting Diane and I capture your beautiful love. I wish you all the love & happiness in the world! 


Wonderful Vendors

Second Shooter: Dolli Photo

Rentals: Celebrate Rentals

Venue & food: The Lodge at Whitefish Lake

Flowers: Mum's Flower Shop

Hair:  CS Styling

Officiant: Sally Hanger- Marry Me in Montana

Bridal Gown: Durand Bridal



The M Family

Oh this family was too sweet! Texans sure are nice folks. And man is the sweet little guy LOVED!!! It touched me so much to see all the love he gets from his family and especially the bond between he and his grandpa. Melts my heart. Thank you for having me capture your time in Whitefish. I loved meeting your sweet family!



Oh how I love this little girl called "Wilder" and her sweet family. I first met her parents when I did her mama's maternity shoot... just a glimmer in their eyes. Now, 5 years later she is grown and such a beautiful soul. My family and theirs have become close and I cherish the friendship we have when they visit from their home in Canada. Thank you for the fun few days and the beautiful morning photography session. Until next time, sweet friends. BE HAPPY. BE BRIGHT. BE YOU. Wild definitely is all these things and more.  {Wilder's amazingly adorable outfit from Max & Mady- A Children's Boutique in Bigfork.}


Sham Wedding (of sort) /// KILLER NEW VENUE ALERT!

Some friends asked me to to shoot a mocked up "sham" wedding at a new venue they are opening in Whitefish September 1st. I loved everything about it! And it wasn't so "sham" as the couple we used did get married just a week later!

The new venue is going to be called Cypress Yard at Nancy Cawdrey Studios and it will be a multi-function, indoor/outdoor, year-round event venue decorated with beautiful original artwork from some of the premier artists in the West. It's the old Whitefish Spirits space and is a DREAM venue. Capacity for about 150 attendees indoors, with parking for 34 cars, custom interchangeable art themes, with a full commercial kitchen and bar. I have shot at most every venue in the valley and I absolutely LOVED this one... even before it has all come to fruition. Great light for evening receptions and parties and just an overall ideal space for people to mingle, connect, celebrate, laugh and love together. So excited to welcome this amazing venue to the valley. Here's a taste (before full fruition.... oh how I adore that word for some reason.) 

Congrats Cawdrey Family! I am thrilled to have been part of your venture! And congrats Jess & Josh, you two are really pretty dang CUTE!


Celebrating 50 years of LOVE

I recently got invited to Flathead Lake Lodge to capture the family together celebrating 50 years of love and marriage together. I love being able to meet grand parents who started such amazing families. And what fun they all had playing on the lake, fishing, boating and riding horses. Thanks for letting me capture 50 years of love, at it's finest! 


Jana & Caleb's beautiful Montana Field Wedding

Moments. This wedding was full of the best moments. Moments that matter. Sweet hugs from sweet flower girls, tears from tender-hearted dads,  an AMAZING first dance and an abundance of love and laughter. 

Right before the ceremony, the littlest flower girl got stung by a swarm of bees. She amazingly powered through and made it down that aisle. Right after the ceremony, when Jana & Caleb were going to sign their wedding license, Jana looked down and saw her wedding dress swarming with ants. Real wedding day stuff folks! But everyone was so calm, cool and just accepted it and went on to spend a magical day enjoying the brilliant love that Jana and Caleb have for one another and EVERYONE at the wedding. Their genuine love and compassion shined and both Dianne and I were truly touched by it. Thanks for having us capture your moments of the love that you have for your family and your friends. You two are truly special and it was an amazing wedding day. 



Second Photographer: Dolli Photography

Ceremony and Reception spot: Private Residence

Dress: J Scott Couture

Food: Rianda and Kallenberger Families

Cake & Cupcakes: Tina Meyer

Flowers: Glaicer Wallflower

Bar: Pin & Cue

Tent & Rentals: Celebrate Rentals

Hair: Linds Trotter- Red Union Salon

Makeup: Kristin O'Leary- Salon Jazlin

Officiant: Sally Hanger- Marry Me in Montana


jordan&zoe {glacier park wedding}

Oh these two... they are simply magnetic together. The way they look at one another... most look their lifetimes for a love like that. Lauren and I simply had the best time capturing this love they have for one another and their friends and family. What a gorgeous Montana day it was! From the most stunning first look spot, to the sweetest ceremony on Lake McDonald, to cocktails on the beach (huckleberry mimosas!), to the most amazing dinner at the raft company. Next came the most touching speeches and the most lively, lovely dancing! We finished with the most beautiful light looking into Glacier park. 

Their courthouse love came outdoors, and it was magic! {check out their love story in the post before this... it's pretty dang AWESOME!}



2nd photographer - Lauren L. Photography

Ceremony Venue: Apgar Amphitheater

Dress: Velvet Bride

Reception Venue: Glacier Guides & Montana Raft Co.

Flowers: Flower crown from Rose Mountain Floral, Bouquets done themselves

Custom Jewelry:  Amanda Pearl

Officiant: Catherine Ozdemir

New York Times!!!

Getting my BA in Photo Journalism, this was a BIG deal to me! Just to get big time newspaper photo credit. But also, these two were just the BEST to shoot and have the best story ever. Read it HERE

Up next... their beautiful wedding day in Glacier National Park. 


Walter + 1

Walter is soon going to be a big brother! I couldn't be more excited for this family. I had the privilege of capturing Torrie and Charlie's engagement, wedding & family photos... and now maternity. Such beautiful people both inside and out. Walter is a train lover and was waiting for the train our whole session... so he wasn't as smiley as usual... but the snuggles are what we love, and we got some special moments. I love you guys! Can't wait to meet the addition to your blessed and beautiful family.


Steph&Joe- An Intimate Backyard Wedding

Oh how I adore intimate affairs like this! We had the most beautiful light, families, setting and Stephanie was the MOST gorgeous bride. The night was filled with love, laughter, tears of joy and such cool and cute vintage! I just loved how Joe was so emotional and how Steph always had a hanky to wipe his tears. Melted my heart. 

Congrats you two (and soon to be three!) Danielle and I had such a great time capturing your day. I wish you all that love that filled the evening... for the rest of your lives. 


The Vendors

Second shooter: Danielle Esakoff

Catering: The Simple Chef

Cake: Fleur Bake Shop

Flowers: MUM's Flower Shop

Location & Decor and just about everything else: Mother of the Bride (amazing!) 

Family together- In Montana

This family was so so SO sweet. Coming from the North (Canada) and the South (Arizona) to spend some time in Montana together. I love being able to share in their joy of the beautiful place we live. Thank you for having me capture your cuteness, love and joy. (& anyone who knows me knows I LOVE freckles... I could have shot these sisters for days! Pretty obsessed. Beyond beautiful! And grandma was so loving and sweet with her little grandkids. Melted my heart!)


The Ryan Family

When I'm shooting big families like this, I always wish I had a second photographer with me to capture the family on the other side of me, helping to make the kiddos smile. This family was SO much fun and had kids in the perfect age for a line-up (not the easiest age, ha! but the perfect). It was adorable. I love the interactions we got and from now on, I may start with the big group shot, or the kiddos lined up shot, as by the end... kids are DONE! (but man do fits make for some pretty cute shots!)

Loved meeting your family on such a fun holiday vacation. Hope you treasured the blessed time together. There's a lot of love in this beautiful crew, I felt it strongly! 


Perkins Crew

Oh man is it fun to photograph families like this! Such a fun and sweet crew. These little ones are so lucky to grow up with so many fun cousins, parents and grandparents. Thanks for the fun July 3rd get together. I can tell you all had a fun, amazing week together. What an amazingly CUTE crew!!!


The Stensrud Family

Not a bad way to start your Holiday weekend... this adorable family is how I started my busy session week. They were so much fun! And the littles... they don't get cuter than this! Thanks so much for having me capture your sweet family together for the 4th of July! Hope you all had a blessed and amazing time together. 


The HIGH WIT of Meriwether

I was asked to help shoot some of the awesomeness that is MERIWETHER ! ! ! 

I absolutely love their store, I adore the owners/creators and employees, and our model was pretty awesome too! As my son would say, "there is a LOT of inappropriate stuff in that store", but hey, WE LOVE INAPPROPRIATE. I love my "let that shit go" coffee cup, and my son said, "hey, now I know how to spell shit!".... HA! 

It's creative, inventive and funny. That is something I can definitely back. Goodness knows, life can be tough and we ALL can use an extra laugh. Dream, laugh, smile, love and don't take it too seriously. LET THAT SHIT GO.  

If you have never checked out their store in downtown Whitefish, or are not in Whitefish, don't worry--- you can get their stuff online


zoe&jordan {engagement}

These two get MARRIED Saturday!!! I can not wait to capture their day after meeting them and doing this shoot. They are simply perfect together. So comfortable, cute and natural. I loved this session in the yellow canola fields so much. Look for some sneaks of the Glacier National Park wedding Sunday! 


Julia, stunning Julia {senior session part II}

What a natural setting for this vivacious and adorable lady! We were worried about the storm clouds, but man did it prove to not put a damper on our shoot. We found the most amazing field of wildflowers and explored a tree on Lake McDonald. What fun for our second Senior Session with Miss Julia! Thank you and your sis and mom for the lovely evening! Love you ladies so!