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.

XOXO


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. 

XOXO


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!)

XOXO


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! 

XOXO


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!!!

XOXO


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. 

XOXO


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

XOXO


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! 

XOXO


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!

XOXO


The Glacier Park Wedding of Melissa & Garett

What a simply lovely wedding! We started off in Whitefish at the Firebrand Hotel, doing our first look on an elevator! LOVED IT! The elevator opened, and out walked the most gorgeous bride. It brought a few tears to the groom and was an amazing moment. From Whitefish, they shuttled their guests of this small intimate wedding, to Apgar Amphitheater for the ceremony & celebration drinks after. And then my lovely second shooter Danielle and I took M&G around the park a bit to get some couple photos (almost running out of gas... but M&G still made it to their party at The Stillwater Fish House.) Beautiful flowers from Mum's Flower Shop

A lovely, simple & stunning wedding. My fave! Congrats you two. It was a joy witnessing your love for one another and this beautiful area. Make it happen (Melissa, you know what I'm talking about... ;) ). 

XOXO


Grace & her loves

Grace and her sweet family were in Whitefish on vacation and decided to have their photos done. They also own and run the most amazing Turkish Towel/blanket business called "The Bali Market". Check it out... I will be ordering some for sure. I love them, especially after seeing how the girls loved cuddling & snuggling with them. What blue-eyed beauties these cuties are! Thanks for having me capture this cuteness. 

XOXO


W&R are having a baby!!!

What an amazing setting! The colors, the subjects, the dogs... and the cows!!!??? Loved everything about this sweet session with Wendy & Ryan on the banks of the Flathead River. They are expecting a boy at the end of August and I couldn't be more excited for them. Can't wait to meet that beautiful babe! Much love!

XOXO


A Glacier Adventure Engagement- {Kevin & Samantha}

I was hired by Samantha's sister to shoot engagement photos of this lovely duo while they were vacationing in Montana. It was pretty dang magical. We lucked out on the weather, the light, the beargrass blooms and the ice-cream (as it stayed open a little later than normal!) K&S went horseback riding, hiked and enjoyed their engagement trip exploring and relaxing. What a wonderful couple and a beautiful gift. I had SO much fun with you two! I wish you luck in your wedding planning & future as man and wife. 

XOXO


This is Us {personal blog}

I make sure to get our family photos done once or twice a year. Not only because I think it's important my kiddos see ME in with them and they grow so quickly and I love to document moments, but because it reminds me of how stressful it can be preparing and doing an actual photo session. Also, it's challenging to see yourself in photos sometimes. Just like it is to hear your voice in recordings. I always picture myself differently. 

It's HARD you guys! I see that! It's a lot of pressure. What to wear? Where to do it? Have my kids had proper baths, haircuts, naps, snacks... etc. etc!? When I asked Marianne Wiest Photography to do our photos, she threw out a day and I said YES. I then called my hairdresser as I forgot to schedule my haircut last time I saw her (big mistake as she's always months out). BUT, it just so serendipitously ended up being on our scheduled photo date! So I was taken care of. Blow out and cut, but not my greys, but I'm learning to embrace that. 

Rj didn't nap this day. And she ALWAYS naps. So I figured we were in for some struggles. She was in the rarest form and by the end of the shoot, I felt defeated and thought we had nothing. E was having a tough time focussing and listening as well. But like I always tell my clients, you'll be surprised. And Marianne did the same, and I was so pleasantly surprised! With all her fits, I was tickled beyond belief at the results. The real us. This is us. On our land. In our home. All our loves. Thank you Marianne! We LOVE them! Fits MOST of all! 

XOXO


Momo is 1 and is SOOOO loved

If you follow me and my work, you've seen this family a lot. Almost as much as my own. I love them like my own. And sweet momo just turned 1-year and she really could not be ONE ounce cuter. Enjoy this adorable, incredible, HARD working family!!! {and know there is a lot... because they ALL are that cute!!!}

XOXO


Bergland kiddos {+mama}

These kiddos. The cutest. We had them over to thank them for the liquid gold (breastmilk) Glenna so graciously donated last year after I had my emergency surgery. Feel blessed to have her and these kiddos in our lives. And thankful I finally got to repay her with some sweet snaps of her even sweeter kiddos. THEIR EYES + FRECKLES SLAY ME!!! And if your kid is obsessed with Cailou, they may just need to meet Stuey! 

XOXO


Mama to be- Emily

I'm so thrilled for my great friend Emily and Adrian. In a few short weeks they will be welcoming a sweet baby boy into their world. Blessed to have them in our lives. Can't wait to meet him, you two are going to be the best parents! Emily, you glow with beauty, kindness and love. 

XOXO


Memorial Day Weekend

Summers can be busy for me. My busiest time of the year, for sure. So we made sure to take off Memorial Day weekend, since I didn't have a wedding and spend some time walking in the wildflowers and splashing in Flathead Lake. Love this sweet crew of mine! Happy Summer y'all! Get ready for weddings, engagements, elopements, senior shoots and some fun family shoots! 

XOXO


CO. Sessions- The Revielle Family

For my 5th and final Colorado session, I got to photograph a girl I used to nanny for in high school. I watched her and her brother for 2 summers, taking them to the Boulder Reservoir in my moms VW convertible bug, to the pool and many more fun adventures... those were the days! It was so heartwarming to see her now all grown up (as the last time I think I saw her was when I was in HS! 21+ years!) and with a family of her own. Two sweet boys, a loving husband and one more kiddo on the way in October. So wonderful. I loved every second of this shoot, and wished I could stay longer and catch up. So thankful my "job" allows me to experience these things! 

Loved seeing you Signe and love your sweet family! Wishing you a fun CO. summer with your boys!!!

XOXO