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Northern Lights Glacier National Park | Montana Elopement

Tyler-Moss and Ali sitting on the shore of Lake McDonald after their elopement day. There were countless stars in the sky and the Northern Lights were faintly visible in the distance.

Tyler-Moss and Ali sitting on the shore of Lake McDonald after their elopement day. There were countless stars in the sky and the Northern Lights were faintly visible in the distance.

Not too long before Ali and Tyler-Moss’s elopement day in Glacier National Park the news was flooded with reports that the Northern Lights might be visible Saturday and Sunday, the day of their wedding. I excitedly sent a screenshot of the article to Ali and she exclaimed that it would be an absolute dream come true for them to see the Northern Lights during their trip to Glacier National Park from Tennessee.

On their elopement day, I checked the forecast and it looked like we had an okay chance of seeing the lights. These two were more than excited to grab some beers near Lake McDonald Lodge and head to the shore of Lake McDonald to sit under the stars and, hopefully, see the northern lights.

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Ali and Tyler-Moss laying together under the stars at the end of their elopement day.

Ali and Tyler-Moss laying together under the stars at the end of their elopement day.

As the sun fully set and darkness took over, we noticed the occasional flash behind the mountains and with so much excitement, I remember saying “I think that’s it!” We continued to wait for it to get darker and darker and as we waited the flashes kept getting brighter.

We were on the shore of Lake McDonald with at least 20 other people who were all looking up in awe with us.

Northern Lights from the shore of Lake McDonald

Northern Lights from the shore of Lake McDonald

I will always treasure the memory of seeing the Northern Lights and being able to share this experience with the sweetest, fun couple from Tennessee.

Don't Let Fear Hold You Back | An Open Letter to Potential Clients

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Dear potential client,

Don’t let fear hold you back from booking the session of your dreams because you’re worried about being awkward in front of the camera.

Seems easy enough for me to say, right? I’m a photographer! This must be easy! Wrong. I totally get it. As a person I am so dang awkward and clumsy. I get it, cameras are super intimidating for even me to be in front of. I instantly forget what "normal people” do with their hands and am constantly worried about how my face looks.

Recently, I knew I wanted updated photos of myself but I put it off for so long. I was consumed with worry about how I would look, what I should wear, and if I would end up hating how I looked.

But then I decided that even more than the fear of photos, I hated the idea of fear stopping me from getting the photos I was envisioning! And you know what, I got some of my favorite photos ever of myself out of it! Which I wouldn’t have done if I let fear put my vision on the back burner.

Legitimately 99% of sessions start off with a couple somehow implying that they’re awkward, have never done this before, and letting me know they need direction. It’s normal! But still, those sessions result in beautiful galleries and images that represent their relationship.

So don’t let that fear stop you! And hire me while you’re at it because helping clients go from feeling awkward in the beginning to being unapologetically themselves at the end is my favorite. I’d love to make those dream photos happen for you!

Central Montana Engagement Photos at Holter Lake

Holter Lake was such a beautiful setting for Cassy and Taylor’s engagement photos in central Montana. The light was golden and warm and all things that you want from a summer evening! Their love seemed so effortless and natural and it was such a pleasure to work with the two of them during this exciting time!

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Lake McDonald Engagement Photos | Victoria + Andrew | Glacier National Park, Montana

Andrew and Victoria on a dock on Lake McDonald in Glacier National Park

Andrew and Victoria on a dock on Lake McDonald in Glacier National Park

If you missed part one of Andrew and Victoria’s adventure session in Glacier National park beginning at Avalanche Lake, check it out here!

After we hiked to and from Avalanche Lake in the beginning of their adventurous Glacier National Park engagement session – Andrew, Victoria, and I then headed down the road to continue their session along the shore of Lake McDonald.

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It was so much fun to capture their love and connection on the shore of such an iconic lake in the park. We began at one of the pull offs along Going to the Sun Road headed back towards the west entrance of Glacier National Park. I absolutely loved the fun vibes of her outfit and the beautiful tones created by the soft evening sunlight!

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Our next and final stop during their Lake McDonald engagement session was at a beautiful dock in Apgar Village. It was a miracle that we had the entire dock to ourselves on a Saturday evening – it’s usually full of people soaking in the views and enjoying the sunset!

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Avalanche Lake Engagement Photos | Victoria + Andrew | Glacier National Park

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Andrew, Victoria, and I had such a great time during their engagement photos in Glacier National Park. I was overjoyed when Victoria said that they wanted to have a more adventurous engagement session and hike to Avalanche Lake.

When I first visited Glacier National Park a little over three years ago, my husband and I stumbled upon this trailhead while walking along the Trail of the Cedars and decided to go for it without knowing what the end would hold for us.

I felt the same magical pull in my heart visiting this spot years later with these two that I did the first time. Avalanche Lake is beyond magical and breathtaking and it was beautiful to have the mountains and crystal clear water as a backdrop for their engagement photos. 

I caught myself uncontrollably smiling while editing their session because I could feel their undeniable connection all over again looking through the photos. This was location one of three for their engagement photos, so be on the lookout for the blog posts of the next two parts!

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If you’re interested in booking an engagement session somewhere in Montana or adventure session of your own in Glacier National Park, message me via my contact page and we can plan a session that’s perfectly “you”!