Jamie + Emery | Missoula MT Backyard Wedding

I'm Jackie

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.

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

These two honeys could not wait to say I Do! Jamie knew as soon as Emery asked her to marry him the only place to do it was in her parents backyard along the river just outside Missoula, MT. And it was truly the perfect spot. To look at all these photos and realize everything is in the backyard except them getting ready is insane. Their property is just stunning! Gold and deep red hues everywhere. Different seating areas, even a lit up teepee kinda spot next to the river. Amazing florals and a dress to die for!

Jamie looked absolutely incredible. So perfect. The guys were ready in a flash as they always are and spent the afternoon hanging in the yard, smoking cigars, shots to the good life, and a lot of laughing going on. In a year of COVID they pulled off the perfect party outside where everyone had space and room to distance + breathe.  They started their ceremony by the river with a covid cleansing shot of alcohol. You knew it was going to be a good night. And the perfect way to lighten the mood in a year of chaos and a bit of fear. These two weren’t going to let it hold them down.

They shared sweet vows in front of their family + loved ones and then everyone filled up on a taco and nacho bar! The sun seemed to hover along the horizon for ages. Was the longest sunset of all time but we soaked in every minute as they embraced in it’s warmth. I could have photographed them out there forever. We actually felt like we had been out there forever haha but we weren’t going to let any sun go to waste! The first dance was shared under the stars, with lights strung along her parents patio, it was pure magic. 

Cheers to a life full of magic you two!

Xx, J