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.
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!
It’s Monday and sometimes we need a little Monday cheer. How about a family of three that is about to make four. This beautiful mother is due any day now and Kene is very excited to photograph the journey of this child’s first year. This is just the beginning folks, stay tuned for newborn shots all the way through the first birthday.
These are some of our favorite family images to date, just ask Ryan. It’s funny too because Kene was a little uncertain about them, didn’t think they were his best. After I saw how good they really were, I asked him why he wasn’t sure? He said, “Because it didn’t feel like work.”
So as you can see our jobs are pretty good–Kene got to hang out in the park with a cool family on a Sunday afternoon. This family hired Kene to be Kene. When the pressure is gone, when you are welcomed like a part of the family, when they’ve hired YOU to be YOU, instead of thinking about expectations, you get to be an artist. And these authentic captures are the result. Kene watched, engaged and captured the nuances of these children, the moments of this family and told the story of this Sunday in the park.
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,
Kim and Tyler’s wedding was situated at the beautiful Springhill Pavilion which is based at the foothills of the Bridger range and Ross Peak. What a perfect day for a wedding. As we were driving, I scoped a perfect spot to take the couple for a shoot. It was the largest field of sunflowers that I have ever seen, and it ran as far as the eyes could see. We ended up going there before the ceremony and they really enjoyed the intimate time together as the school bus of guests drove by to head towards the ceremony site.
The setting looked fantastic with Genevieve Burmeister making sure all the details Kim and her mother Lois planned fell into place the day of. The wedding was surrounded by close friends and their very amazing families.
The day was a very hot and dry with many wildfires all around the Bozeman area. Shortly before their ceremony a small wildfire was noticed above the hill only a mile away from the Pavilion. This gave some drama to the wedding as the helicopter was hovering over us picking up water and putting out the fire. The fire was put out and the party really got kicked off with AJ from Joe’s DJ who created a perfect atmosphere for lots of dancing and great fun.
For the reception shots Ryan my assistant set up some off camera strobes to give a more 3-dimentional look.
We had the slideshow out on the projector by 11pm and the guests really loved sharing those moments together. We do this slideshow at every wedding which showcases the best images that tell the story of the day or weekend.
Thank you two for trusting Eye in the Sky Photography to document all of your moments in such an important part in your lives.
Keep it in the moment
Venue: Springhill Pavilion
Dress by : Avant Bridal
Cake by: Cake Creations
Day of Coordination: Genevieve Burmeister
DJ: Joe’s DJ
Hair: Jade Morris
Makeup: Indulgence Mt
Flowers: Country Flowers
Caterer: Custom Dining