22 September 2012
“It feels like we stepped back in time,” said Kene. Old stone fences lined the roadway en route to Ali and Davey’s rehearsal. Deciduous trees, softly turning shades of pale green edged with gold in tune with the season, hung low over the driveway as we entered the ethereal Ginell property. We knew from the very moment we stepped out of the car that we were in for a treat with this wedding, and we were not disappointed, as the following day we were delighted to find more of the same romantic and cozy setting we encountered throughout this trip. The day itself was deeply moody and moving as clouds hung low, which, in this case, only contributed to our work and set the tone for a thoughtful, joyful day of celebration. Held on a lush three hundred and fifty acre historic parcel of land, with a lake and two hundred year old stone livestock enclosures, this wedding had it all. Perfect details, flawless fashion, and, of course, all of the anticipation and pleasure of a tightly knit family gathering. The guests were warm, the passion ran deep, the friendships were pleasant, conversational exchanges were rich, and the vows were memorable. Thanks for such a fantastic day Ali and Davey!
What can I say other than this wedding was beautiful, it was very intimate with their closest friends and family and held at the Rainbow Ranch.
When we showed up at Kate’s parents house, Carolyn greeted as if we were family, offering us coffee and bagels. It was such a warm environment and it was great to walk into the family’s home and be treated with immediate hospitality. I love my job and experience like that are what really drives that home. Because Kate’s family was so welcoming I was able to get to know and document their real personalities instantly.
The wedding continued to keep this vibe and what followed was an amazing ceremony on the Gallatin with a perfect Montana Fall day. The flowers and design were done by Katalin Green and Avant Floral . Katalin and her team did a spectacular job as always. They transformed Rainbow Ranch into an expression of Kate and Will’s personality.
The dancing and energy at this wedding was crazy due to all of the love and the Andrew Gromiller Band.
This band has the sound of a NYC band that sells out Madison Square Garden. Andrew’s voice is simply transendent funk that hits your soul. Every time I hear him sing, I am speechless with his talent.
Kate and Will really had the All Star team and it showed as the night was flawless with everyone working together and great positive vibes. Mollie at the RR knows how to keep these good vibes going no matter what happens.
Thanks you from Eye in the Sky Photography team and keep it in the moment.
I have been photographing the Sheehan family for a few years now and it has been a pleasure watching their boys grow up. Their boys Jack and William are some handsome guys and really just love being outside and playing with rocks and sticks.
It was great catching up and look forward to seeing these boys grow up and skiing with them.
Digital files or album? In this video series we will be diving deeper into why heirloom albums are more valuable to our couples than the digital files.
Here is a little introduction from Kene.
September 6th and 7th 2013
What can I say about this wedding? Well first off this wedding was a huge party with super fun people!!!
We started off the celebration by shooting the rehearsal at Buck’s T4. This was a casual setting but included some amazing BBQ food which they do so well.
The wedding day was held up at Big Sky Resort and the ceremony was a beautiful Catholic mass which took place at Big Sky Chapel.
Melissa and Chris already have a strong foundation with two amazing children, who are a big part of their lives and were also a big part of the wedding, as you can see in the images below.
After the end of the ceremony we drove around while listening to music and taking some super fun photos with the wedding party and couple.
These two are surrounded with childhood friends who are just like family, clearly showing it really was all about the entire group and not just the couple. This type of close-knit family energy made it very entertaining to document.
As we entered the reception at the Huntley Lodge up at Big Sky Resort we danced the party away with DJ Joe who really knows how to get everyone on the dance floor, and Melissa has some great dance moves.
Thank you from all of us at Eye in the Sky Photography, may your life be filled with many more good times with such amazing friends and family!!!
Keep it in the moment,
Here is a list of all the wonderful vendors who helped to make this day special:
What a great way to spend Labor Day weekend. On Thursday, Ryan and I packed up the van with all our gear and headed north towards Glacier National Park. I was fortunate enough to meet up with a good high school friend along the way at Holland Lake and camp the first night. If you have not been there, it is worth checking out.
The entire event of the weekend was held at the Great Northern Resort right outside of Glacier.
Lindsey is truly a wonderful person who grew up in Great Falls while Cesar is all heart and is surrounded with much love from his Filipino friends and family. We were filled with unexpected surprises on the rehearsal night from the bride shotgunning beers with her high school friends to the Filipinos gifting us with their national delicacy, “Balut.” It was a wild evening to say the least.
The wedding day went at the same pace. Everything happened organically and without pressure or stress. This wedding was really just all about the families and friends getting together to share their love for one another in a natural setting. Lindsey and Cesar were so easy going it made our jobs as photojournalists a breeze and freed us to do what we do best: document the moments and energy of the day.
Every wedding has its own unique flavor and it all stems from the bride and groom and the energy they exude. This one can be described as a laid back merging of two cultures, a personally authentic absolute blast!
Thank you Lindsey and Cesar along with all the new friends we met along the way for making this a truly memorable experience.
Keep it in the moment,