The warm day was a welcome from the rainy weekend. The sun shone brightly parting the few clouds in the sky. A perfect Montana spring day for a Billings elopement. On the top of the rims, the wind blew the tall grass and gave movement to Alicia’s angelic gown and golden hair. Alicia and Cody […]

The breeze had stopped making the 40 degree temperatures seem tolerable. Many had already taken shelter from the cold in their cars. The park had cleared. It was now quiet and still. The golden grass glowed from the setting light. As we walked back to the parking lot, time seemed to slow down from the […]

The sound of the river trickled by. We balanced over wobbly river rock. The chatter of the girls drifted in the quiet moments. My eyes were drawn to the bright colors of fall leaves lining the river. As we moved around to different locations, the girls started warming up. Before I knew it they were […]

The sun is dipping behind the cottonwood trees. Fall colors in the leaves are prominent this evening, creating a glow in the open field. The many voices of a large extended family fill the quiet field. As I make the fine adjustments to where the thirteen Haan grandchildren are to stand, I feel a gently […]

I can hear them down the hall in the nursery. They aren’t playing, just looking around. Then my heart melts. “When you were a baby, I helped with you. We are both going to be great helpers when the new baby comes.” I love overhearing the sweet moments between siblings! Yes, the rumors are true. […]

The early July sun beat down. The backyard aspen trees created a much needed cooling shade. The laughter and conversation filled my ears from the family behind me. No sooner did my camera click and I gave a “You look great!” did I hear my new friend bound over to me. “Can I see?” uttered […]

Smiles filled the faces of those in the room. A tear was wiped away from the loving eyes of Emma Kate’s grandfather. The whole church raised their right hands and gave a hearty “Amen.” Joy filled both Jackson and Hannah as they looked out among their friends and family who were promising to support them […]

The forecast called for rain all day. The rain broke just in time for our Swords Park family session. It left everything feeling fresh and made the colors of the sandstone rock formations pop. Still cloudy when we started, but the smiles from this family lit up the photos anyway. Just when everyone was warming […]

I hiked back up the hill in Absarokee to the road where the light was brighter. The sun was fighting to break out from behind the clouds, but losing the battle. I heard the gently breeze tickling the golden grass of summer. Then I saw them. As beautiful and more in love than their wedding […]

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