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Traveling wedding photographer + photography/small biz educator.

Mesmerized by the way two people love each other, each so uniquely.  I always leave room for dessert. Believe swear words are just sentence embellishers. Think indulgences are necessary in this life. 

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Love stories in all forms without the white dress... or maybe they wore white, it happens.

Just my little thoughts on different topics of planning your wedding day big party or just you two.

Stories of two lovers making it all about them, as they should.

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Do the anniversary photoshoot. You’ll love it. Don’t ever stop photography your love story. Amanda + Shayne started the tradition of coming back to the place where they got married last year, which just so happens to be the same place they vacationed to celebrate their engagement the year before. The rugged mountainscape and fresh […]

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Springtime Anniversary Photoshoot in Apgar Village

May 31, 2023

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Couples

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If you want the answer to my all-time favorite family photo ideas, it’ll always be in-home sessions!! Especially in YOUR home. You might be asking yourself, “wait, Jackie does family photo sessions?” Yessss I do, but not very often. So when my schedule is free and a family reaches out who has a fun vision […]

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Family Photo Ideas: A Day at Home

February 15, 2023

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Couples

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What’s better than splashing around in the creek for some outdoor family photos with your bff’s family? As a Missoula photographer, I get to spend my days hanging with my crazy-in-love couples, honeys saying ‘I Do’ and nature lovers visiting for their annual dose of the mountain magic, but some of my favorite shoots are […]

Summertime family photos by the river in Montana

Outdoor Family Photos in Missoula, MT

November 21, 2022

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Couples

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When you go searching for the best engagement photo ideas, you’ll likely find endless big views and epic scenery and curated spaces. But what if I told you that it can be more simple than that? This session with Marissa + John was at a quiet spot alongside a river behind their property and it […]

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Engagement Photo Ideas: Choosing a Sentimental Location

November 12, 2022

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Engagement

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Normally not one to blog a bunch of couples photoshoot ideas, but this post-wedding portrait session in Glacier National Park has too many sweet moments not to share! The day spent with Ashley + James was everything I love about adventure sessions – laid back, full of exploring, and freaking FUN!   First a little backstory […]

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Adventurous Couples Photoshoot Ideas: East Glacier National Park

July 6, 2022

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Couples

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Not going to lie to you, sunrise engagement photos are not always high on my list. I am not much of a morning person. But on special occasions, when the smoky weather + crazy whimsical lighting calls for it, I will schedule a sunrise shoot. East Glacier turned into a magical fairytale land that morning […]

Sunrise engagement photos in the mountains of Montana

Sunrise Engagement Photos in the Rockies

July 20, 2021

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Couples

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Instagram can make the world feel so small from seeing far off lands you didn’t know existed right in your feed to meeting new people from everywhere! Mallory had a friend get married and go to Maui for their honeymoon and while said friend was on their honeymoon they had photos taken of them and […]

Belize Honeymoon Photo Session

Honeymoon Session in Beautiful Belize

April 16, 2021

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Couples

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My sweet friend asked if I’d do a couples session with her and her husband. They have a new home outside Missoula, MT + no photo on the walls so she wanted something to hang. She asked “Is it weird to hang photos of us in our home of us in our home?” Hahaha. I […]

Shannon + Jared | Missoula In Home Session

August 20, 2020

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Couples

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We had this idea that Tahiti would be cool. Haha! The thought sat with us for bout a minute before we all said ok let’s go. 10 friends off to Tahiti. Truth be told, Tahiti was never on must-travel-to list so I’m actually pretty stoked my friends all wanted to do this. I’d have massive […]

Tahiti Honeymoon Portrait Session at Over the Water Bungalow

Meg + Pete | Tahiti Vacation Couples Session

June 8, 2020

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Couples

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It feels like forever since I wrote a blog post. Cause it’s basically been forever. Life has been AWESOME you guys! I’m going a hundred miles an hour at a steady pace so I’m not dying and I’m so stoked for all the projects I’m working on, new clients I’m working with and everything to […]

Lorissa and Derrick | Missoula Montana

April 24, 2018

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Couples

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