Tag Archives: Documentary Style wedding photography
Matt and Jess’s wedding brought me out to the beautiful Grand Tetons, more specifically to the base of the Grand Targhee Ski Mountain in Alta, Wyoming. I arrived the day before the wedding, and once I got settled in we headed up the road to a nice scenic area for a quick portrait session at sunset. We found a really cool spot lined with aspen trees for the first look prior to the ceremony. These two picked a really cool spot for the ceremony with the alter right in front of a creek that flows along the Teton Teepee Lodge where the rest of the festivities took place. It was so much fun getting to know this awesome couple and their family and friends over the weekend. Thanks for having me along Matt and Jess, and congrats!
It felt great to be back home to Montana for Matt and Kaity’s wedding at the Hilton Garden Inn. We snuck away to Greenough Park on the East Side of town for their first look and portraits before the ceremony. Green surroundings and a couple of cool little bridges made for an awesome location for their first look. The weather held out just long enough to get through all the portraits and back inside of the Hilton before a torrential downpour happened. The whole day went real smoothly and these two were a real pleasure to get to know and work with. Thanks Matt and Kaity; best wishes!
My last wedding of the year was right in my backyard — beautiful Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.
Ron and Kari tied the knot at the old Fort Sherman Chapel, constructed in the late 1800s. I love the character of old buildings like this one.
The ceremony followed at the White House Event Center on Sherman. It was great to be able to use some of the fall colors in the background of a few of the portraits. The White House, another historic building in Coeur d’Alene, has great decor inside and out and worked out awesome for photos. Even though it was a fairly small group of mostly family, there were countless moments I was able to grab with my cameras. From dancing to laughing to an intense bouquet toss, there were plenty of moments to keep my happy and busy behind my viewfinder.
Kari and Ron were awesome people to share the day with and I couldn’t have asked for a better way to end the 2012 wedding year. Congrats guys!