I sit here trying to get some work and done and keep drifting thoughts of how grateful I am to have such 3 beautiful and unique children.Being a parent is not an easy thing but yesterday coming home from a back country ski day I walked in with my camera and shot these images of my kids. It is very true that when you are in a grateful state of mind that everything and everyone is perfect just the way it is. I really get in this state of mind after hiking through the mountains and breathing the fresh alpine air. Typically I would have come inside my house a bit stressed of what I was going to walk into. For instance telling my son Ryder that I am setting the timer to take the idevice, getting caught up with trying to help my wife with our baby Sage crying while Neko my 4 year old twin daughter tries to mediate and get someone’s attention and me telling her not now-later.
Not today, I was present and was on their level, each one of them in a very different place.
This was so easy to capture these images because I became enlightened in that particular moment. This is why I love photography, my most impactful imagery comes to life when I stop and become fully aware. Life is beautiful just the way it is.
Keep it in the moment,
This is one of my Aunt’s favorite photos of her and her husband. It was captured almost six years ago by Kene at a wedding they attended as guests.
Six years and still this one image she returns to time and time again. But you can see why. Can’t you?
Imagine if this was you and your husband. Doesn’t the image just yell love? The way he looks at her and the joy on her face. This is happiness at it’s peak. The winds blowing her hair a little so that you forever know it was a quick moment captured. Her coat drapes over her just right and she is tucked in so close.
This is what love looks like.
We hope every single one of you have an image like this with the one you hold dear. If you haven’t already print it out, put it in a frame and put it somewhere you can look at everyday.
Here I sit in the back of a car heading towards Jackson Hole for a ski trip with my best friends, my camera ready to document our trip. Heading towards the beautiful mountains and looking out the window at the blur of scenery, I was reminded me of my experiences with Jessica and Will. These two decided that getting married on top of the mountain and snowboarding down was how they wanted to capture the love and ceremony. So cool!
I love my job as it leads me to meeting couples like Jessica and Will. People who do something a little out of the ordinary for their wedding, and everyone, even the photographers, end up having a kind of experience that is unforgettable.
When the sun was getting low, Ryan and I finished up shooting and proceeded to have some après-ski time at the bar with them. What a great time! We really felt like guests at their wedding as it was just us, the couple and their good friend who married them.
We shared laughs and it felt so real and organic while I pressed the shutter to archive the moments. I do love small weddings because I get to really get to know the couple on an intimate level.
Thank you for trusting me and may you two climb many peaks together.
Keep it in the moment.
Venue: Big Sky Resort Love these images of Jessica below, they are made even more romantic by the winter light. These final moments are some of the most real of the day.
It’s Christmas Eve and it has started to snow slightly. It’s what everyone in Big Sky wants for Christmas each year.
Before you tuck away for the holidays with your friends and family I wanted to share Kara and Ryan’s engagement photos with you. It was such a cold cold day in Big Sky, but the coldest days here, the negative multiple degrees Fahrenheit, they are some of the prettiest.
We hope you enjoy this winter cheer. Thank you so much for such a wonderful 2012. All of you, our fans, clients, friends and family have made it an incredible year. We are very excited to continue relationships with past clients and to make new ones with our 2013 couples and families.
What a beautiful day! I photographed Joe and Nong’s wedding years ago and since then they have have opened up the Naked Noodle in Bozeman and had two children. This winter I had the pleasure of photographing them once again along with their extended family.
What a joy it is to be able to document peoples lives as it is always changing!
Keep it in the moment,
Photographing families in their intimate homes and seeing the most honest and true moments is what inspires me most as a photographer. I am very grateful to all of the families that have let me creatively tell their life story with imagery. The best and most genuine shoots are like this one with the Hart Family where I am able to enter their home and just start shooting with no formalities. Every family is unique, and the more I personally get to know all of these amazing people, the more I am continually reminded what a joy it is to share with them the priceless gift of emotional and personal photography.
Thank you Amy and Chris for trusting me, I am honored. It truly is my passion!
Keep it in the moment
I am so grateful that our paths crossed 3 years ago. This couple Rachael and Bob had me photograph their wedding and they have so much love surrounding them, that I knew their baby was born into infinite love and support from all of their friends and family. These two prove that “Law of Attraction” is for real because everything they do is from their heart and they exude compassion with everyone they encounter.
This baby is so fortunate, that is all I have to say!
Keep it in the Moment,
This past weekend my family had the privilege of doing a photo-shoot with Eye in the Sky Photography. With our last family photo session being 12 years ago packed in a Walmart studio, we were very much ready for an upgrade.
Coming from a family of 15, coordinating the many schedules to even find a day that would work for everyone was in and of itself a challenge, but with our schedules finally lined up, mom promised cinnamon rolls and coffee to everyone that showed up on time the morning of the shoot.
One by one everyone began to arrive. What 12 years ago, was once the Big Sky crew of “just” 13 kids, had now turned into spouses and grandkids making for a grand total of 25, all awaiting Kene’s arrival. We all just hoped he was prepared for the random, noisy, unique, and just a bit crazy bunch of Downers.
While waiting for it to warm up outside a bit, we finished our cinnamon rolls and coffee while Kene wandered in and out of rooms capturing the more candid moments. Moments of all the little guys wrestling, sisters snuggling, the brothers talking about their next hunting trip, or mom and dad just enjoying having everyone back at the house. Kene then piled into the 15-passenger van with us and we headed out to get some nice portraits with the mountains. As far as portraits go, we were all relieved to be able to act ourselves and climb all over the rocks or even throw snowballs at each other in between photos. At the end of it all we made it back to the house for a nice dinner and had to agree that Kene did a pretty great job of capturing us at what we do best, being a family.
Not only did Ally and Andy have a beautiful backdrop for their engagement shoot with Kene, but they also have a great story together; nothing is better than the priceless moment of finally getting to be with the girl of your dreams. Ally and Andy went to high-school together and after heading separate directions in life their paths have led them back to each other. With all the twists and turns that life takes, you can just look at a story like theirs and marvel how the every day life of sitting in a high-school classroom can lead to the unexpected joy of a dream come true. Congratulations Ally and Andy!