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Boudoir photos have been one of the top gifts for grooms for years now. They’re a hot item! 😉 My brides started asking if I’d do boudoir shoots for them as the market for boudoir photographers around here at the time was small. And no one was doing it in the way I believed was beautiful so I started doing them for my girls. And their friends. It’s not really a secret or anything. I just only take a limited number of sessions a year so I can continue to focus on my brides and give the proper attention to where it was needed. And I don’t share those shoots publicly on social media.

One way to efficiently give boudoir attention and not take away from my weddings was to offer boudoir marathons. Which I did for a years. Multiple sessions in one day, back to back. But I didn’t offer one at all last year. And I’ve been hearing about it!  So after a recent boudoir session this winter my girlfriend (that glams up these ladies) and I went for drinks. And after a few beverages the idea started swirling again as I’ve had brides asking for them. And well…. I said yes!

My heart lies with couples and weddings but there is something really magical that happens with a woman during a boudoir session. Seeing her become comfortable with herself, in her own skin. And by the end owning herself. It’s beautiful and incredibly empowering.

So we launched a new boudoir marathon!

May 15th – Missoula, MT – 3 spots left!

Everything a girl needs! Glammed up by my girl, Willow, multiple outfits, digital images and a few gift prints. Perfect for that guy in her life, or lady, we don’t judge. Or even if it’s just for herself… yourself.

Check out the boudoir website for all of the details and to grab one of the last slots.

And if not for you, share it with a friend. Or if you’re doing it, share it with a friend to come do it too!

Excited for a big fun-filled girls day!

XOXO

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Glacier National Park Elopement Photos Couple Holding Hands

I showed up to the hotel in St Mary in Glacier National Park to the calmest couple of all time. Lisa in her room with her soon to be sister in law getting pampered and laughter filling the room. And Ryan in another room surrounded by his family just relaxing and ready to say I Do to his bride.

They had spent the couple days before exploring a couple areas in the park for the perfect place to get married. Ultimately they decided on a little point of the trail on the water in Many Glacier. Their parents and siblings followed them down the trail dressed to celebrate. When we reached the perfect spot everyone took a minute to just soak in the view. Then Lisa walked down the trail, her aisle, to Ryan and they exchanged their vows.

So simple. So beautiful. So incredibly perfect. She glows when in the presence of Ryan. A constant smile with the occasional nose scrunch. Completely comfortable with each other. Safe in each others arms. 

It was such an honor to witness and photograph their love. I’m inspired by it. 

Congratulations Lisa & Ryan!  

XOXO!

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Missoula MT Engagement Photos Couple Snuggling

I drove down from Missoula MT and pulled into the driveway of Marlena’s parents property in the Bitterroot and her mom came out to greet me, and let me know they were still getting ready. Because they pretty much shut down the bar the night before. And instantly I was assured we’re the right match!

This world is kinda crazy small. When I drove up I knew this house. I’d been here before. A couple summers ago my bride, Christine, had rented this property to get ready at. Turns her mom and Marlena’s mom hit it off and Marlena knew she wanted to get married in Montana she asked Christine for vendors. Christine, you’re the best! And Marlena had it all figured out. Her mom contacted me before they were even engaged. Letting me on the secrets that were about to happen, how she wanted me and her dream of a snowy winter engagement in Montana. And then we surprised Marlena with all of it after they were engaged 🙂

When I left for Europe a few weeks ago there was snow. When I returned there wasn’t any. And there was talks of a little and I mean a VERY little amount coming Christmas Eve. I began to get a little bummed as I wanted Marlena and Ryan to have their winter engagement, and they were coming all the way from California for it. Well, Christmas miracle and we woke up to a good blanket of snow on Christmas morning. Just in time for their session.

This session is one of my all time faves. Marlena braving the cold in her sexy black dress. And her dad making a little fire for them to cozy up by later on a little bench covered in a fur blanket. A little adventure walk to another area of the property. And they’re absolute naturals in front of the camera. I can’t wait for their wedding this summer!!!!!!!!!

I vote that this bench and fire stay out by frozen pond all winter! So cozy!

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Seattle Washing Alki Beach Summer July

I met up with a friend in Palm Springs this summer. Summer in Palm Springs….. HOT. The only the way to spend the afternoon was in the pool.

We’d head out there and within minutes…. cannonballs from the hot tub to the pool. Piggy back rides until you both went under. Turtle rides. Do you remember being a kid and asking your parents for a turtle ride in the pool? Oh my gosh, it’s still just as fun when you’re older.

We’d get out and sit by the pool, quickly drying in the sun. And then laugh about acting like children. And in the same moment realizing that the happiest “older” people in our lives acted like children. Giggles. Ridiculous jokes. Always finding a way to be silly. We started connecting the dots that a life well lived is done in a carefree way. Only chasing after the things that would make us happy, or fulfill us. Little worry. And always finding a way to make each moment fun.

This is how I want to live my whole life.

MSP films creates ski movies. And they’ve been working on a project called Day’s of My Youth that they released this year. And the entire synopsis is going back to being a child and chasing your dreams. And there is a narrative throughout the film that goes a little something like this…..

“Go back to your childhood.

What were the fascinating things? What’s out there? What’s beyond the stars? How long does it go on? A child wonders. It’s exciting. That there’s something that never ends.

Forget the money. If you say that getting the money is the most important thing you’ll spend your life completely wasting your time. You’ll be doing things you don’t like doing in order to go on living. That is to go on doing the things you don’t like doing. Which is stupid. Better to have a short life that is full of things you like doing, than a long life spent in a miserable way.

A completely predictable future is already the past. You’ve had it, that’s not what you wanted. When we play games and the outcome of the game becomes sudden we at that point cancel the game and begin a new one. Cause the whole zest of the thing is that you never know what the next step is gonna be. Cause if you did know, you wouldn’t take it.

See… we’re bringing up children, and educating them to live the same sort of lives we’re living. If you do really like what you’re doing, it doesn’t matter what it is, you could eventually become a master of it. The only way to become a master of something is to really live it.

Let’s have a dream which isn’t under control. Where something is going to happen to me, where I don’t know what it’s going to be. You would dig that, and come out of that and say, “wow that was a close shave wasn’t it?” And then you would get more and more adventurous. And you would make further and further out-gambles on what you would dream. And finally you would dream where you are now.

Now the child, as a child, doesn’t know how to play the adults game. Which is a power game. And so has to be educated to learn the values of the power game. And what’s what, and what’s important. But when he has mastered that game he realizes that it has no rewards.  That all the things the adults thought they were gaining by the power game are after all not worth having. It’s why you can be rich and miserable. So that having learned and having seen through the adult power game we come to back to the point of the child. From the child’s point of view, the things that which the adult considers irrelevant to survival are perfectly important.

Now do you see that? That situation is what’s called life. To be wise, you have to come again as a child. To become as a child means that you do things which adults consider unimportant. Wisdom doesn’t come from above down, it comes from below, up. It’s so important to consider this question. What do I desire?”

As the holidays start next week, my wish for you this season is that you see the world like a child. To dream without control. Chase what it is that you desire, even if the adults say it’s unimportant.

Life is too short to be taken so seriously. Seriously.

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